We are also live-streaming our Sunday Morning Worship Services at 10:00 a.m. through our  Facebook Page. 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.

For those who cannot attend our in-person worship services, please enjoy our services online 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

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

Ash Wednesday Service

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

Soup Suppers/Film/Discussion

Wednesday Evenings
March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2023
Soup Suppers at 5:30 in Jacob Morgan Hall
Showing of "Noah" from the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA at 6:15 in Jacob Morgan Hall, followed by a group discussion.

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 

Ladies Tea

Saturday, April 29, 2023

You are cordially invited to attend an afternoon Ladies Tea at the First Presbyterian Church of Avenel on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in our Gymnasium.  Please feel free to invite your friends! All those attending must be thirteen years of age and older.

Please click here to see our Ladies Tea flyer.  Fill out the bottom response portion of the flyer and return it, together with your $20.00 per person donation, to the Church Office.

No tickets will be available at the door.  RSVP by April 10, 2023.

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.

    • Thursday Evening Prayer Gathering

      The Thursday 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

    Thursday 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.

    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.