We are also live-streaming our Sunday Morning Worship Services at 10:00 a.m. through our  YouTube Channel. We will continue to provide saved online versions of our services, together with the accompanying Sunday Worship Bulletin, on this website.  Just click on this  Online Worship Page link for everything you need to watch our services at your convenience.

The First Presbyterian Church of Avenel

621 E. Woodbridge Avenue  |  Avenel, NJ  07001
(Phone) 732-634-1631  |  (Fax) 732-634-1291
Email:  avenelpres@gmail.com 

Office Hours:  Tuesday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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We pray that you experience God's grace and favor today.  

Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, New Jersey, located in the eastern part of central New Jersey.  We have been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in Avenel since 1927.  If you are looking for a place to worship and serve our Lord and Saviour, we encourage you to visit us.  We are a diverse community of ordinary folks with a variety of gifts, talents, vocations and backgrounds, and we are here to help you grow in your relationship with God.  Please come join us on this amazing  journey.

During this time of uncertainty with Covid and other viruses, we would like to stay connected as the body of Christ. Please enjoy our online services by clicking on the button below. You will hear the Word read and proclaimed, and enjoy some music and time for prayer.

Online Worship Page

Feel free to enjoy a photo montage of our church campus online by clicking on the button below.  It's another way of staying connected with church members and the community during these uncertain times.

Photo Montage

We have partnered with the Presbyterian Foundation to provide a way for people to give online.  Please click on the button below, create your account and donate. We greatly appreciate your continued giving and support.

Online Giving Page

Featured Events for the 2023 Lenten/Easter Season

Strove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
5-7 p.m. - Jacob Morgan Hall

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 22, 2023  
7:00 p.m.  - First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge

Soup Suppers/Vesper Services


Palm Sunday Service

Sunday, April 2, 2023
10:00 a.m. - Sanctuary 

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service

Thursday, April 6, 2023 
7 p.m. - Sanctuary 

Good Friday

Friday, April 7, 2023

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 9, 2023 
7:00 a.m. - Chapel

Easter Sunday Worship Service

Sunday, April 9, 2023 
10:00 a.m. - Sanctuary 

Vacation Bible School 2023

Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.

Please visit our Vacation Bible School page for registration information and all other information you need to have your children learn of God's love in a fun and rewarding way!

    Church Announcements

    • Live Streaming of Worship Services

      We are excited to begin live-streaming of our Sunday Morning Worship Services as of Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.  Just go to our Facebook Page, and click on the Videos tab to watch our live services.  We will continue to provide saved online versions of our services, together with the accompanying Sunday Worship Bulletin, on this website.  Just click on this  Online Worship Page link for everything you need to watch our services at your convenience.

    • Wednesday Evening Prayer Gathering

      The Wednesday evening prayer gathering is in full swing at 8:00 p.m.  Feel free to join our call-in line at the number below to pray about anything on your mind, or just to pray with others. There's a unique sense of unity as the Holy Spirit binds us together in prayer. Let's be there to help lift one another in prayer.  Dial (425) 436-6302 then enter code 773724#. 

      Jeremiah 29:12:  "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will hear you."

    • Sit and Knit (and Crochet)

      SIT AND KNIT (and CROCHET) has returned to Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary’s Choir Room. Bring your projects, a friend, and any patterns you would like to share or may  need help with. We can learn new things from each other.

    • Youth Sunday School

      Sunday School for the 2022-2023 season has begun!  Pre-School (3 years old before October 31, 2022) through High School.  Youth Sunday School is held in the Sanctuary Choir Room from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

      CLICK HERE  to print and fill out the Sunday School Registration Form. 


    Sunday Worship Service

    10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
    A Blend of Traditional and Contemporary
    Toddler Care Available - Handicap Accessible

    Youth Sunday School

    Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
    in the Christian Education Building for Grades K-12.

    Oasis Bible Study

    Currently on Hiatus

    Prayer Gathering

    Wednesday Evenings at 8:00 p.m.
    For our call-in line, dial (425) 436-6302 then enter Code 773724#

    Our Church in the Community

    Joann's Food Pantry

    Open the last Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    His Hands Clothes Closet

    Open certain Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 6 times a year.

    Family Promise

    We house and feed temporarily homeless persons 3-4 times a year for 1 week each time.

    Tooling Around the Town

    We make repairs to homes of seniors, disabled and low-income residents once a year.

    A thousand times I failed.  Still Your mercy remains.