The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville’s new ministry, The Community Well, is featured in the March issue of the magazine Presbyterians Today.

New uses for existing space

by Sue Washburn

The Community Well at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is a place where people can seek health and wholeness — together. Here, medical kits are assembled for a mission project. Jeffrey A. Vamos

When members of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, were creating a strategic plan for ministry and stewardship, they felt drawn to emulate Christ’s ministry of wellness to a hurting community. The congregation created The Community Well, a place where people can seek health and wholeness in mind, body and spirit, and find a sense of purpose by connecting with others.

The congregation was founded in a meetinghouse in 1698. People have sung praises, pondered God’s word and cared for one another in that spot since then. Times changed and so did the ministries. Buildings have been torn down and added, renovated and upgraded to serve the various missions of the congregation over time. Today, The Community Well offers yoga and healthy eating classes as well as classes for seniors, meditation, family counseling, spiritual direction and mental health services.

The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Vamos, pastor at the church, says that even though the congregation is full of vitality, it’s partnerships that allow The Community Well to offer such a large variety of services. The Community Well has teachers, leaders and counselors who rent space to provide their services, creating both revenue and inspiration for the congregation…. Read full article.