The First Presbyterian Church of Avenel

The Rev. Robert C. Louer, III, Pastor
621 E. Woodbridge Avenue
Avenel, NJ  07001
(Phone) 732-634-1631
(Fax) 732-634-1291

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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.


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
Grades K-12

Oasis Bible Study

Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
at the Manse
All are welcome!

Prayer Gathering

Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
in the Sanctuary 
Let's pray together!

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 the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

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.

Featured Events for the 2018 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 2 - December 24, 2018

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 Concert

Sunday, December 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Our Annual Christmas Concert will be held during the morning worship service on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Bring your voices and holiday spirit to this time of seasonal music that is Christmas.  Everyone is welcome!  

Live Nativity

Sunday, December 16, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Parking Lot

Come experience the true meaning of Christmas at our Annual 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 Caroling

Time and Date to be Announced

 Bring your singing voices and travel around the town singing Christmas Carols to shut-ins, seniors and veterans. 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!   

The Longest Night
One Hour of Peace Gathering

Friday, December 21, 2018

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

Christmas Eve Services

Monday, December 24, 2018

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 11:00 p.m., also in our Sanctuary.  All are welcome!

His mercies are new every morning!