Ministry & Mission Call to Action

We have great plans for Mission and Ministry for 2019! If you haven’t already, please sign up for your 2019 contribution. You can make your commitment through on-line giving (click the green button below) or email your confidential commitment to Luanne at Commitment cards are also available in the pews. Your contributions will help us change lives!

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Join Us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and then stay after the service for fellowship in the Library. 

Sunday School is open to all ages, during the school year. Kids start in the sanctuary and go to classes after the Children’s message. Nursery care is available throughout the year.

Want to host Coffee Hour?  Sign up today!

Download our Lenten Devotional

Welcome to our third Lenten Devotional! These 40 offerings have been thoughtfully and lovingly written by our youth, our confirmation class, members, staff and friends of our faith community.

This year’s theme is “Abide in My Love” from John 15. This is a deep text filled with powerful metaphors that are easy to understand and very hard to do. The key words of “abiding” “pruning” and “bearing fruit” are words that call us to read, meditate and then act on the gospel for the sake of the whole community, not just ourselves.



LENT SCHEDULE: We are excited to invite everybody to join us for our 2019 Lenten events, with the theme of “Abide In Me”.  Please mark your calendars and come out to enrich your spirit:

Event Name



Palm Sunday

4/14/19 – 10:00 am Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday

4/18/19 – 7:30 pm Sanctuary

Good Friday

4/19/19 – 7:30 pm Sanctuary


4/21/19 – 10:00 am Sanctuary


MUSIC SUNDAYMay 5th at 10am – Worship through song!

SECOND SUNDAY ADULT GROUP next meeting: will be in June…

JOIN THE CHOIR! You’ll be glad you did!  Rehearsal times are Sundays from 9:15 am-9:40 am to prepare for service and 11:30 am-1 pm for learning future music.

INTERESTED IN JOINING FIRST CHURCH? There is another new members’ class forming soon! If you are interested please contact Rev. Jen at or the church office / 973-334-3535.

“Dear Saints” – Pastor’s Blog

Seeking Deeper Roots

Dear Saints, One of the blessings of having Lent/Easter so late in the calendar year is that it [more] naturally coincides with the rhythm and evidence of Spring. Since a ‘late’ Ash Wednesday and the ensuing time-change we have all been hearing more birds chirping in the morning, seeing courageous hyacinths and daffodils pushing through the cold, wet soil, forsythia bushes wearing green/yellow hues and red buds swelling on trees. Yet, not all branches, trees and vines will produce newness of life this season; some will have to be pruned/cleansed and discarded so that new growth can take place. This ...
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Abiding In God

Dear Saints, In Just 6 days we’ll be kicking off our Lenten season with Ash Wednesday. Our Ash Wednesday service is like no other. It is communal (in that we impose ashes on one another), it is life giving (in that we have a wonderful, uplifting music), and it is meaningful in that we have created yet another activity having to do with our Lenten theme of “Abiding in God” and bearing fruit. If you HAVE been to our Ash service before, you know it is extremely well-attended. Therefore, we’ve even done some rearranging so that the end of the ...
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More articles available of Pastor’s Blog.

Come join us this Sunday


Prayers To Go

Church Events

April 22, 2019
  • Dover Faith Kitchen 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 23, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
  • CONC (Library) 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
April 24, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • Girl Scouts - Foundation 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Chorus - Reighart Hall 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
April 25, 2019
  • Hand Bell Rehearsal - Sanctuary 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
April 27, 2019
  • Lifeline Event 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • Handbell rehearsal - Choir Room 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
April 28, 2019
  • Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary 9:00 AM-9:40 AM
  • Worship 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Coffee Hour - Library 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Confirmation (Fish Tank Foundation) 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 29, 2019
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 30, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
May 1, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Chorus - Reighart Hall 6:30 PM-8:30 PM