We extend a warm welcome to all as a witness to Christ’s embrace. As a congregation of Jesus Christ, Christ is at the center of our preaching, teaching, and worship. Clarity about our common center frees us from worrying about boundary issues that exclude people. Christ holds us together.
We are a congregation composed of children and youth, families, single and retired people. We come from many walks of life and hold different opinions about many issues. Only Christ could hold us all together, and we give thanks for how wonderfully he does this in the bonds of tender love. We also are grateful for the way he reveals his holy purposes for our lives and unites us in common mission.
When Christ calls us to be part of the life and mission of his church he accepts and embraces us as we are with all our full life experiences. We welcome everyone with the gifts and calling to serve in all church offices.
As a community rooted in grace, our mission is to help people:
We invite you to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We want the this to be a safe community in which to search to know God and grow on your spiritual journey. We believe that a relationship with God changes lives. God has the power to forgive, mend relationships, bring inner peace, lead us in a calling (work that serves God and neighbor), restore joy to our lives, and secure our future. Experience your heart being drawn toward God as we gather to worship. But don’t stop there…
Find a place in the church where you can grow in faith and love. The church is composed of many small groups and mid-sized fellowship groups where close bonds are developed and spiritual growth occurs. We encourage everyone who joins our church to also join a small group where you can question, study, learn, serve, receive support from and care for others. But don’t stop there…
The church does not exist for the sake of its members, but for the sake of the world God loves in Jesus Christ. Being part of this fellowship means being part of a mission that impacts lives through concrete service and sharing the gospel. God wants everyone to live in a happy and holy society at peace with God and others. Experience the joy that comes when you discover God using you to reach out with the love of Christ to others facing life’s struggles. Discern your unique gifts for ministry. Explore how your work can be an avenue of service to God and others.
Amanda Huels was born in Morristown, NJ and is the oldest of four siblings. From NJ, Amanda and her family grew up in Winnetka, IL. Amanda graduated from Wesleyan University. She served as the Jr. High Youth Director as a full time Youth Intern at her local church. Her ministry there led her to Princeton Theological from which she graduated in 2015. While there, Amanda became Paoli Presbyterian’s Director of Missional Engagement for The 505, a contemporary worship service and outreach. She was ordained and installed at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield on October 4, 2015.
Cindy grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. She has one daughter, Rebecca who recently graduated from Elizabethtown College in Social Work. Cindy enjoys going to Lancaster, PA, the beach, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Playing games and doing a variety of crafts as well as spending time with friends fill up her free time.