The St. Paul's Westfield Community
St. Paul's is a community of faith and friendship. We warmly encourage people to explore friendships within the community and as such we have created several groups to help you connect.
The Hospitality Committee’s mission is to love one another as Christ loves us by welcoming and embracing all newcomers and members, by nurturing our parish relationships through coffee hours, receptions and social events and by providing meals and support to parish families going through crisis. These programs are all enriched by the enthusiastic participation of the parish and the support of our generous volunteers. For more information please call the parish office: (908) 232-8506, ext. 10.
- Newcomer’s Ministry
- Welcoming Committee
- Newcomer’s Fall Reception
- Social Committee
- Sunday Church Greeters
- Coffee Hours
- Special Receptions
- Welcome Back Picnic
- Adult Socials
- Community-wide Gatherings
- Spring Auction-Dinner
- Spring Progressive Dinner
- Breakfast with Santa
- Helping Hands
The Adult Socials occur year round, and all members are invited to attend. Our goal is to help foster bonds outside of the Sunday worship. We have lots of fun activities… something for everyone!
Friday Night Socials
Socials are held 3 to 4 times a year in a parishioner’s home. They are informal gatherings in which everyone brings their own drinks and either an appetizer or dessert to share with the group.
Before the nights get too cold, we meet to make no-sew fleece blankets to give to a local charity for distribution to homeless or needy families. This occurs in November or December.
Once a year in January or February, we gather at Garwood Lanes for an evening of bowling. We rent the party room and bring munchies. No bowling experience is necessary.
We meet at a local theater to see a movie and then head out for coffee or drinks to discuss the movie and enjoy each other’s company.
We meet at different parishioners’ homes to have a multiple course dinner and dessert. This occurs every other spring.
Connections is a playgroup for pre-school-age parish families. Whether you are new to St. Paul’s, a current parish member, or even a friend of a friend, we would love to hear from you!
We meet every Tuesday from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each weekly gathering is hosted by one of our members at their home.
St. Paul’s Book Group
We are an informal group with no required commitment to a membership. The book selections are chosen as a group decision and the discussion leadership at meetings is rotating and voluntary.
We choose titles anywhere from the classics, The Scarlet Letter, to current prize-winners, Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward. We’ve read poetry by Billy Collins, and Dead Wake about the sinking of the Lusitania.
Our planned schedule is to meet in the lounge during odd months of the year on a Sunday after the 10:00 service. Occasionally, this changes.
All information about meetings appears in the Epistle more than a month in advance.
If the book looks interesting, enjoy it; then please join us for the discussion!