Children through grade 5


CELEBRATION SUNDAY SCHOOL: for children ages 3 yrs-5th grade is in the Lower Level of the CE Building. Childcare is available in the nursery, Room 104 for infants to age two. This combined Sunday School (10am Traditional and 10am Contemporary) begins at 10:05am.

CHURCH ON WEDNESDAY (C.O.W.): All 3+ years old – 5th grade kids are welcome to join us for choir/bells, Bible Story/activity and Dinner.  We are a co-op which means everyone does a part – help teach the story, help do the craft or game, supply dinner, clean up and serve.   Wednesdays from 5 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00 per person staying for dinner with a max of $20.00.


PCW Youth (grades 6-12)

PCW Youth Program Year Calendar – download
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP 2018: Registrations are closed. June 24-30, Houston, TX. All current 9th-12th grade students who meet PCW Youth HSMT Expectations are eligible to attend. Deadline to submit your non-refundable deposit of $400 to save your space was March 15! More information and to register online go to: HSMT Webpage.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP 2018: Registrations are open. July 8-12 to Yardley, PA with  All current 6th-8th grade students are eligible to attend. Deadline to submit your non-refundable deposit of $100 to save your space is March 15! More information and to register online go to: MSMT Webpage.
VAN DELLEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS now being accepted. If you are interested in applying, please go to the FORMS page and download the application. Deadline to submit the application is March 31, 2018. Please contact the church office with questions.

ALL YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL (Grades 6-12) at 9 a.m. in the Jim Cole Room. 

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (Grades 6-12) meets Sundays at 6:30pm-8pm.

THE AGAPE CLOTHING CLOSET has a new look!  For years The Agape Clothing Closet has been a way for PCW members to pass along unwanted clothing to our guests who could benefit from an extra sweatshirt or winter coat. We love the way PCW is always thinking about our guests in Elizabeth. We’ve been thinking a lot recently about how we can provide our guests with an even better experience with the clothing closet. 

We realized that what that means for Agape is only offering a few pre-selected items that we can purchase new for our guests. This gives us the control over our inventory that we’ve been lacking in our donation based approach. What this means is that we will no longer be accepting any donated items at PCW. Instead, we hope you will support the clothing closet’s new look by making a donation to The Agape Community Kitchen designated for the Clothing Closet. (Checks should be made payable to PCW, Agape CC in the Memo Line). Thank you for your many years of support to the mission of The Agape Community Kitchen.


PCW Young Adults

PCW exists to be a Christian community that nurtures believers at all stages in their relationship with God. PCW Young Adults is a place for people searching for meaning, those desiring to know God and believers looking to share their faith stories in community. Join in College Small Groups this summer and see what it’s all about. Check the webpage out for more information. 



SENIOR NETWORK MOVIE FOR MARCH: We will present “We Bought a Zoo,” a comedy-drama loosely based on a true story, as its movie on Wednesday, March 28, in the Christian Lounge of the Assembly Hall. Arrive at 1 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and fellowship.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN MARCH SCHEDULE: The Presbyterian Women of the Church have been active this month and will continue their busy schedule in March. Join us for fun and fellowship at one of the listed events or at one of the Circle meetings that are held on Thursdays at different times and places.  


March 2-4
Women’s Retreat at Tuscarora Inn, Mt. Bethel, PA (reservations and pre-payment necessary)
Email Dawn Heintz for information –
Sunday, March 11
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Assembly Hall
PW Bake and Craft Sale
Thursday, March 15
9:30 a.m. Christian Lounge

History of Immigration to America by guest speaker Walter Choroszewski (Free and open to all women, not just “members” of a PW Circle.) Invite your friends and relatives to gather for tea and cookies!


FLOWER MINISTRY: If you’d like to donate flower arrangements in memory of or to honor a loved one, you can!! You can even help with delivering flowers to PCW Members who are homebound. Contact one of our flower ministry volunteers and see how: Lisa-908-403-4442  or or – 908-591-6161 or

FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY begins at 9:30am with coffee followed by study at 10am. Join the group in the George Plenty Room. This Bible Study is BACK as of September 29! Join us!

ADULT EDUCATION: Questers Bible Study meets Sunday at 9am in the George Plenty Room and uses the Present Word curriculum. Everyone is welcome. Serendipity Small Group Bible Study meets Sundays at 11:00am in Westminster Hall. Please feel free to join in.


FAITH FORMATION DEVOTIONAL VIA TEXT MESSAGE: PCW families are important and with sports beginning again, in a BIG way, at the end of March it becomes difficult for families to get to Sunday School and C.O.W. (Church On Wednesday).  We’ve either been there or are there and understand. So, parents, if you want to take the lead in your families Faith Formation, help is here in the form of a weekly family devotion (devo) that will go directly to your cell phone via text message.  We’ll give our PCW families and friends the resources needed to learn more about and to know and encounter Jesus Christ.  This can be awesome! Here’s how you can be included:
  • Sign up & receive a weekly text devo with discussion questions
  • You choose the time and place that works for your family to read & discuss the devo
  • You and your family grow in faith  —  “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know!”

How to sign up: Just email your cell phone number to: You don’t have to be a member. 

LENT DONATION COLLECTION: Our Sunday School children have a new mission project and they need your help! Currently, they are collecting non-perishable donations for Westfield families where kids may not have enough to eat over Spring Break. Donations will be collected until March 18 and may be placed in bins throughout the church campus.THANK YOU!
  • Granola / Cereal Bars
  • Fruit Cups
  • Applesauce
  • Raisins
  • Pop-Top Soups & Meals
  • Instant Single Serve Mac ‘N Cheese
  • Juice Boxes
  • Cereal
  • Non-Perishable Milk
  • Single Serve Oatmeal
FISH HOSPITALITY PROGRAM FUNDRAISER on March 24 at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ. 4pm-7pm, suggested donation of $10/pp. All are welcome! Join the fun with PCW members on stage, Bill Cook & Steve McCall.
NEW MEMBER CLASS: March 11 at 11am in the George Plenty Room.  Through interaction and discussions, we will look at what it means to be a Christian and how to grow in your faith, what is the purpose of the church and what it means to be a member of the church. Contact Jane Francz at
FIRST ANNUAL BOX CITY – REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN: April 21, 2018. Visit the website at for more information! Box City is an overnight camp event that will take place on the front lawn of PCW.  Participants will bring and design cardboard boxes to sleep in, stand in line for a soup dinner, and brave the elements to experience a small part of what homeless families endure every night.  This mission experience offers an opportunity for ALL members of the PCW congregation, young and old, to join together to help raise awareness and important funds to support homeless families in our own community.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Carole Cook ( or Margo Seaman (
SPIRE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: Read our monthly newsletter online or pick up a hard copy throughout the church complex (Sanctuary Narthex, Westminster Hall, Parish House). If you’d like to receive the Spire monthly by email you can subscribe! If you’d like the Spire mailed to your home, please email with your home address or call the church office at 908-233-0301.
CLERK’S REPORTS: Don’t forget you can read the minutes from every Session Meeting from PCW. Read Session Minutes Here.

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE: Out of chaos, hope! Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events.There are years of recovery ahead for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma & currently Hurricane Maria, as well as everyone devastated by the earthquakes in Mexico and fires in the Northwest U.S. Will you help extend the hands of Christ by standing in the GAP? –Give. Act. Pray. Find out how you can help through PDA’s website at