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

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Glen Misick
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

    Christmas Church Announcements

    • Sanctuary Decorating

      All congregation members are invited to join us for SANCTUARY DECORATING on Saturday, December 2, 2023, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

    • Christmas Poinsettias

      All donations and requets for Christmas Poinsettias must be in the Church Office no later than Thursday, December 7, 2023.  Each plant costs $10.50.  Poinsettia plants may be taken after the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 24, by those who donated them.

    Featured Events for the 2023 Christmas Season

    May you have the Gladness of Christmas, which is Hope. The Spirit of Christmas, which is Peace. The Heart of Christmas, which is Love.

    The Season of Advent

    December 3 - December 24, 2023

      Advent is a spiritual season of preparation for Christmas, a time to stop, take a deep breach, listen, anticipate and prepare your hearts for the coming of Christ.  Please join us on this amazing spiritual jouney!

    Christmas Caroling

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023 
    Leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the Sanctuary Parking Lot 

    Bring your singing voices and travel around the town singing Christmas Carols to our homebound members. This is an enjoyable and valuable evening. It brings joy and hope to many. Come be a part of it!   

    The Longest Night
    One Hour of Peace Gathering

    7:00 p.m. in the Chapel 

      Gather with and for others not feeling much peace or joy during the holidays.  There is light and hope amidst the darkness. Come find your hour of peace.  All are welcome.

    Christmas Worship in Song

    Sunday, December 17, 2023 
    10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

    Our Christmas Worship in Song will be held during the morning worship service on Sunday, December 17, 2023. Bring your voices and holiday spirit to this time of seasonal music that is Christmas.  Everyone is welcome!  

    Live Nativity

    Sunday, December 17, 2023 
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Parking Lot

       Come experience the true meaning of Christmas at our Annual Drive-Thru Live Nativity.  Yes, there are real live people and real live animals, and is free to everyone.  It is an experience you don't want to miss, so bring your family and friends.  All are welcome!   

    Christmas Eve Services

    Sunday, December 24, 2023

    Come celebrate the birth of Christ with us at our Christmas Eve worship service at 10:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary.   All are welcome!

      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 has resumed beginning Thursday, September 14, 2023 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)

        Our SIT AND KNIT (and CROCHET) group meets on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary 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.


      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 11:30 p.m.

      His Hands Clothes Closet

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

      A thousand times I failed.  Still Your mercy remains.