|First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, New Jersey | 621 E. Woodbridge Avenue | Avenel, NJ 07001 | 732-634-1631|
W H A T W E D O
at the First Presbyterian Church of Avenel
Welcome to our Ministries page. Here you will find information on some of our ministry programs.
KITCHEN ANGELS (FUNERAL LUNCHEON) MINISTRY
The Kitchen Angels are a group of church members who prepare and serve funeral luncheons to bereaved members and immediate families. It is such a blessing to know that there are so many generous people in this church who can be counted on to be there when the need arises. By being there for our church family in their time of need, we not only feed their hunger, but also their spirit. It is our way of making a difficult time a little easier.
Our Angels come in many forms, whether it is someone making a casserole or a cake, setting up tables, washing dishes, cleaning up or just being there to help wherever needed.
Please consider earning your wings and become a Kitchen Angel!
HIS HANDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY (The Clothes Closet)
The His Hands Community Outreach Ministry is a ministry dedicated to helping local area residents who are less fortunate than we are. Our church office has always had a large number of local residents stop in for some sort of assistance. This ministry is a response to this issue.
We hope not only to help those in our community who are in need, but we hope to help them up and out of their situation. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is through the "His Hands Clothes Closet." The Closet is supplied entirely by donations from our congregation and the local community. We take in clothing items in good, clean and wearable condition. We also accept shoes, accessories and linens.
The Clothes Closet is open the last Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please call the Church Office for the latest schedule of sorting days.
We also help the needy in our community by supplying appliances and furniture to them as well. Quite often, if a family is able to get themselves out of one of the welfare motels on the highway, it is all they can do to afford the rent on an apartment. Furnishing the apartment turns out to be a luxury. His Hands accepts donations of household appliances (large or small) and any furniture that is in good, clean and safe working condition. Please check with the Church Office on the current procedure for donating furniture.
We are always in need of volunteers for jobs such as sorting, organizing, working the Clothes Closet while open, and especially men for picking up/delivering and moving furniture, etc. Let us know how you would like to help be a part of this important work that God has given our church to do.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
The Prayer Chain consists of many church members who are "on call" for those who have immediate prayer needs. The Prayer Chain consists of the pastor, 2 coordinators and seven different prayer teams, each team headed by a captain. The coordinators receive the telephone call for the immediate prayer need, call their designated captains, who in turn call the members of their prayer teams -- and everyone is praying for the one in need!
Prayer is powerful. Please consider joining this ministry or calling the Prayer Chain when you have an immediate prayer need.
Randy Hunt leads this ministry in spreading the Word of Jesus Christ through the art form of puppetry. Many church members have joined this ministry and witness to our younger children by leading the children's sermon portion of the Sunday morning worship service. Be a part of this dynamic and fun way of sharing the Word of God by becoming a puppeteer in this ministry.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Come to our adult bible study on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Jacob Morgan Hall. This bible study began on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Information for Wednesday Evening Bible Study for 2012-2013 will be posted on our home page as soon as it is available.
Have you ever missed a great Sunday sermon because you were out of town, ill or volunteering for Toddler Care or Adventures in Worship? Or was there ever a Sunday where you found the choir to be so inspiring that you thought you could listen to them all day? Or are you a shut-in who is unable to attend the Sunday morning worship service at all? Well, now you can see our entire service on DVD thanks to our Audio-Video Ministry under the direction of Randy Hunt.
Each and every service given in our Sanctuary, be it a regular Sunday morning service, the Tenebrae Service before Easter or Candlelight Service for Christmas, is recorded on DVD. These DVDs are available to any member of the congregation at any time. Members may keep the DVDs as long as they need to. We do ask, however, that once you are finished with the DVDs that they be promptly returned so that others may enjoy them too.
We hope you will use and enjoy this ministry for yourself or someone you know who may need spiritual guidance.
Looking for more Christian literature? There is a wealth of good reading material in our tiny Church Library. It is located in the room at the back of the Sanctuary in a cabinet marked "Church Library." It is easy to check out a book. Simply remove the card in the pocket of the book, write your name and the date on the card, and place the card in the large index box also located in the cabinet. Take the book home, read it, enjoy it, and then return it for someone else to enjoy. Upon returning the book, remove the card from the index box, place it back in the card pocket of the book, and put the book back on the shelf in the letter section of the first letter of the author's last name.
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