Worship at New Providence Presbyterian Church
Our worship community is a place to celebrate all kinds of musical artists. We offer both Traditional and Contemporary Worship services and opportunities. Join us as we breathe in Christ’s call to respond in worship and joyfully live it out together. Here you will find creative opportunities to put the gifts God has given you to His good work!
In our contemporary worship we seek to skillfully magnify God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in order to lead others in worship. If you have experience singing, or playing guitar, bass, drums, keys or other instruments in a contemporary setting and love to worship God, this is the ministry for you. Ability to sight read and improvise helpful but not necessary. Training available. Applicants should be members or regular attenders of the church age 14 and older.
Meet our Director of Contemporary Worship
We are blessed that member Jennifer Gong leads our contemporary worship services. Jennifer and her husband, Rich, have been leading worship for over 20 years. She has a vocal performance degree from Kean University as well as post graduate credits in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy. She teaches private voice and piano lessons in her spare time. She and Rich have two daughters.
The Sanctuary choir sings and helps facilitate worship at the Traditional service on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM, as well as seasonal services and other events throughout the year. We sing choral music in a wide variety of styles, from medieval to modern. New members, including High School students, are always welcome to join us.
Our handbell choir is open to students (Middle School and up) and adults. Prior ringing experience is not required, but basic music reading skills are very helpful. The bell choir rings for the Traditional service on occasional Sundays throughout the year. New ringers are always welcome! If you are interested in being a part of the group, please contact the director, Linda Langstaff.
Miscellaneous Musicians and More!
• Instrumentalists - we welcome a variety of instruments to enhance our worship and add new sounds to our songs of praise. If you play an instrument and are interested in sharing your musical gifts in worship, we look forward to hearing from you!
• Singers - Do you like to sing, but are unable to make a weekly commitment to sing with the choir? We have a place for you on an occasional basis!
• Readers - Share your love for Scripture by serving as a reader in the worship service on a rotating basis.
Please contact Linda Langstaff, Director of Traditional Worship, for more information about any of these opportunities.
Meet our Director of Traditional Worship
Linda has been involved with music at NPPC in various capacities over the years and is excited to now serve as Director of Traditional Worship. Previously she directed the handbell choirs at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, and was Director of Music/Organist at Union Village United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights/Warren. Linda pursued a graduate degree in Music Theory and Composition at the University of Maryland. Her goal at NPPC is to facilitate meaningful and memorable worship and provide opportunities for everyone to participate.
If you have further questions concerning our different Worship Ministry opportunities? Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with us!