WE ARE CURRENTLY WORSHIPPING IN PERSON EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M.  PLEASE COME JOIN US.  ALL ARE WELCOME, BUT MASKS ARE REQUIRED. 

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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Welcome!

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 social-distancing, 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



All donations should be left on the stage in Jacob Morgan Hall no later than Saturday, June 4.  No toys, books, CDs, DVDs or clothes will be accepted. 

Vacation Bible School 2022

Monday, July 25 thru Friday, July 29, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Registration Deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2022

To register your child for Vacation Bible School 2022,  CLICK HERE  to print the registration form. Return your completed form to: The First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, 621 E. Woodbridge Avenue, Avenel, NJ, 07001.

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.

  • Thursday Evening Prayer Gatherings

    The Thursday evening prayer gatherings will resume Thursday, September 16th 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."

  • Masks Required for In-Person Worship Services

    Beginning on Sunday, December 5, everyone attending in-person worship will be required to wear a mask while moving around in the sanctuary. Once you are seated and socially distanced, you may remove your mask. This is being done because of the increasing covid numbers.

  • Youth Group

    Our Church Youth Group will begin meeting, in person, beginning October 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Christian Education Building.  The Youth Group will meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.  


Worship/Study/Prayer

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. Virtual Sunday School can be found on our Facebook Page.


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.


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.