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 the Online Worship Page section below 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 2022 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

November 27 - December 24, 2022 

  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!

Live Nativity

Sunday, December 18, 2022 
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!   

The Longest Night
One Hour of Peace Gathering


  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 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Our Christmas Worship in Song (Lessons and Carols) will be held during the morning worship service on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Come hear the Christmas Story told through scripure readings, music and song. Bring your voices and holiday spirit to this time of seasonal music that is Christmas.  Everyone is welcome!  

Christmas Caroling

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Leaving at 6:00 p.m. from the Church Parking Lot 

Bring your singing voices as we bring joy to several homebound members of our congregation this Christmas season! Light refreshments will be served afterwards. This is an enjoyable and valuable evening. It brings joy and hope to many. Come be a part of it!   

Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24, 2022 

Come celebrate the birth of Christ with us at our Christmas Eve worship services. The Family Service is at 3:00 p.m. in our Sanctuary.  The Candlelight Service is at 4:30 p.m., also 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 the Online Worship Page section below 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.