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At First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford we are here to serve God and serve our community. We take this to heart as we offer activities and education that are enriching to Spirit, Mind, and Body. We love to sing and share in music. Our children love to play in our spacious gymnasium as the parents and grandparents visit and share in each others lives. We are heavily involved in giving to and caring for others as well as providing top-notch entertainment for the surrounding area. Our Labor Day involvement has been a hit in the neighborhood, and we love to meet the people we share our streets with. So, take a look at our events and consider attending or even volunteering. It takes all of our gifts and talents to celebrate oneness!  We can't wait to meet you or see you again. 


Upcoming Events

You are welcome to all events below.  Please see individual pages throughout our website for past events.  Thank you!

  • The Prodigal

    Sunday mornings beginning April 28 – May 12, 11:30 am

    Sunday mornings beginning on April 28 – May 12, 11:30 am - Karen Kaiser Parish House


    Join Rev. Pete as he examines the story of The Prodigal as shared in Luke 15
    • On April 28, we will look at the story from the perspective of the younger son.
    • On May 5, we will examine the story from the perspective of the older son.
    • On May 12, we will examine the story from the perspective of the Father.


    What are we to learn about God? What might we learn about ourselves? I will be using Tim Keller’s Book, The Prodigal God, as background for this Study.


  • WARM FEET FOR WARRIORS

    beginning Sunday, May 12th through Sunday 26th

    BELIEVE IT OR NOT, one of the items most requested from our active service men and women and our veterans is socks! The Mission Committee is working with Soldiers’ Angels for their WARM FEET FOR WARRIORS campaign to provide service members with new socks. The socks being provided are not regulation socks when worn in uniform, but socks to wear out of uniform. The socks will be distributed to veterans at VA hospitals and included in care packages to deployed service members. The committee will be forwarding socks as our mission project to acknowledge our service men and women for Memorial Day, but If you would like to participate in this project, we welcome all

    contributions beginning Sunday, May 12th through Sunday 26th. The main requirement is that all socks donated must be new and in their original packaging. Any type of socks is requested; crew socks, sport socks, and socks with non-slip soles for hospital use, in any color, but no diabetic socks.


  • the Margaret Hsiao Scholarship

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS From now through may 10

    The Worship and Music Committee is accepting applications for the Margaret

    Hsiao Scholarship which was established to honor our former long-time Music

    Director and Organist. The $1,000.00 scholarship is to be awarded this Spring to

    a high school senior who plans on majoring in music (voice or any instrument) in

    college. 


    Applications must fall into at least one of the following categories:

    • Be a resident of Rutherford

    • Be affiliated with a member of First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford

    • Be affiliated with a member of the Northern New Jersey American Guild of

    Organists.


    Applications can be obtained from Ellen Smith or Linda Lanz, Co-Chairs of the

    Worship and Music Committee or from the Church Office. They are to be returned no later than May 10, 2019. Applicants may be required to audition for the Committee.


  • Coffee with PETE

    TUESDAY MAY 21


    10:00am at Top That! Donuts

    8 Highland Cross, Rutherford

    Pastor Rev. Pete Wilkinson welcomes all to sit down with him at the Top That! Donuts on Highland Cross in Rutherford at 10:00 am and at The New Park Tavern in East Rutherford at 6:30pm. "I will be at a table or a booth enjoying the opportunity to meet and talk with anyone who would join me. I have no agenda for these gatherings. I simply want to make myself available. If you would like for me to meet you (and a friend) please come and join me," says Rev. Pete.


    Click here for Pastor Pete's bio.


  • PIZZA WITH PETE

    TUESDAY MAY 21


    6:30PM AT PARK TAVERN

    Pastor Rev. Pete Wilkinson welcomes all to sit down with him at the Top That! Donuts on Highland Cross in Rutherford at 10:00 am and at The New Park Tavern in East Rutherford at 6:30pm. "I will be at a table or a booth enjoying the opportunity to meet and talk with anyone who would join me. I have no agenda for these gatherings. I simply want to make myself available. If you would like for me to meet you (and a friend) please come and join me," says Rev. Pete.


    Click here for Pastor Pete's bio.


  • Partners in Ministry 2019

    We are inviting you to partner with us in 2019, by financially supporting the church. Your financial gifts provide ways for us to worship God, engage in mission projects, participate in the faith development of people young and old, and keeps our facilities in good shape. We appreciate how you have financially supported us in the past, and we are seeking people to complete Estimates of Giving Cards so we can anticipate how to financially plan for our future. If you have questions, please contact Rev Pete or Bill Rood (fpcorfa@gmail.com).