Welcome fellow traveler on the road of life. Thank you
for stopping along the way at the website of the
First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, New Jersey.
If you’ve come here wondering who we are and whether
you, yourself, or with friends or family, might fit
in here, we are people, and you are welcome here. We
are a diverse community of ordinary folks. Chances
are, you’ll find people here just like you, unlike
you too. One thing that makes this group of ordinary
people extraordinarily interesting, is the variety
of their gifts, talents, vocations, and backgrounds
— racial, ethnic, social, economic, cultural, and
religious — including no religious background.
What’s more, each one of us has a story to tell.
What brings us together? By God’s grace, we’ve been
called on a voyage to know, follow, love, and serve
Jesus Christ, and to experience and share with
others the extraordinary hope that comes from the
power of His transforming love. Some of us have just
responded to this call while others are a bit
farther on, yet we travel together with Him,
encouraging one another and being encouraged.
Our purpose is to bring the world light and hope by
sharing in word and deed the love of this God we are
coming to know. That is, God’s love in us bears
fruit through our acts of love for and service to
each other, our community, and the world…acts of
Our central act of worship together occurs on Sunday
mornings. We gather to worship this God who loves
unconditionally, inspires hope, feeds us
spiritually, and sends us out to love and serve
others. Our worship is grounded in Scripture,
Christ-centered, prayerful, and music-filled —
offered in forms that honor both the great
traditions of the Church and its more recent
expressions. It may be that you’ve:
- never stepped foot in a church building, or
- have been part of a church but didn’t get connected,
- have been away for a while, or
- have moved into the area or are otherwise seeking
a new church home.
Either way, we invite you to join us on the journey.
What’s your story?