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.

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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.


Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:00 pm.  Ever thought about trying yoga? This is your chance!  Our own Connie Kelly, a certified yoga instructor, will be leading us through an evening of stretching, bending and meditation exercises to help us bend, (like good grape vine branches), de-stress, relax, unplug and bring peace to our minds.  Please come in comfortable clothes that allow you to move and be sure to have/wear socks!  This is for everybody, regardless of age or physical condition.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you!” Anne Lamont

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 and join us in fellowship:

Event Name



Soul Yoga

3/27/19 – Library

Lenten Devotional Discussion

4/3/19 – Library

Painting Event

4/12/19 – Reighart Hall

Palm Sunday

4/14/19 – Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday

4/18/19 – Sanctuary

Good Friday

4/19/19 – Sanctuary


4/21/19 – Sanctuary

Friday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm, Reichart Hall.  Join us for our final event of Lent – painting a picture for Spring and John 15. Food will be served. Bring your own drinks.  This will be a time of fun and fellowship. Join us!  Click here to get your ticket.

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

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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A Month Of Love

Dear Saints, Only 5 shopping days left until Valentine’s Day! So…when you just read that, what was your reaction? Was it “Where did January go?” or perhaps “We’ve got to make reservations!” or maybe…“Ugh, I never know what to get my spouse”. For some Valentine’s Day is just one ‘perfunctory’ holiday that means burdensome card shopping, maybe even perfunctory but hollow flowers (sent or received) or sadness that love seems to have ‘left the building’. You may remember that last year’s Valentine’s Day was also Ash Wednesday. It set us up for a natural and awesome Lenten theme of “Love ...
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More articles available of Pastor’s Blog.

Come join us this Sunday


Prayers To Go

Church Events

March 24, 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
  • Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
March 25, 2019
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
March 26, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
March 27, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Chorus - Sanctuary 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Lent Wednesday Event - Yoga - Library 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
March 31, 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
  • Christian Ed Meeting (Office) 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 1, 2019
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM