This Week at PCTR

Hey families, how does an evening of snacks and games together sound? Join us for our next Family Fun Night because having you there will make it even better! The fun starts at 6:30 pm on January 27th and is designed for those in K-5th grade to bring their families along to help them complete a number of challenges throughout a scavenger hunt here at church. Snacks & dessert will be part of the evening, but you’ll want to eat dinner before coming. We encourage you to RSVP at: Family Fun Night.

Our next sermon series, “Unstuck” (running from 2/12 through Easter), will invite us to consider our habits of thought, behavior, and interactions where we may be stuck due to unknown forces in our emotional lives and to invite Jesus in to heal and change us so that we can be unstuck. Sign-up for a study group and stop by the Welcome Center to register and to purchase your copy of the book “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality,” which will help guide this series. You can also register online at

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at approximately 11:45 am, following the 10:30 am service. The meeting will be held in person only in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is:

  • To hear and see the way God has moved in and through each of us in 2022
  • To present the 2023 Budget
  • To approve the 2023 Terms of Call for Pastor Robbie Ytterberg and Rev. Christian Johnson
  • To receive year-end reports
  • To address such other business as may appropriately come before the body.

Are you curious about what it looks like to be a member of PCTR? Join us for our next New Member Cycle starting February 19th at 11:45 am – 1:30 pm. (Lunch will be provided.) This three week cycle will also meet on February 26th and March 5th. To RSVP, visit or call the church office at 732-349-1331 with questions.

We are in the process of migrating our in-house database to a new system called Realm. As part of this migration, we are making some changes to our online giving. If you’d like to give a gift online, please visit and use the new form found there. You may also text your gift by texting PCTRGIVE to 73256, followed by the amount you wish to give. Questions? Contact Colleen in the church office at 732-349-1331.

We invite our young friends to join us in Church School on Sundays during worship!

At 9:30, we invite our youngest friends ages 2 and under to join us in the nursery. Children Pre-K through 5th grade will start in worship with their families and leave at the designated time for church school.

At 10:30 am, we invite our friends under the age of 2 to join us in the nursery. Our 2-year-old – PreK friends can either start the morning in the Mission Room or begin in worship. Our K – 5th friends should go to worship with their families and will leave for church school together at the designated time.

Want to more information about these opportunities or about life at PCTR? Do you need to request prayer for yourself or someone else? Want to join our weekly email list to keep up with what’s new and upcoming here? Connect with us here: Connect.