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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!

  • Coffee with the pastor

    Thursday, June 21


    10:00am at Ara coffee shop

    7:30pm at Park tavern

    Pastor Rev. Pete Wilkinson welcomes all to sit down with him at the Ara Cafe on Ames Avenue at in Rutherford at 10:00 am and at The New Park Tavern in East Rutherford at 7:30pm. "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.


  • Purple Dusk at the Margins: An Uncommon Ordinary

    Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

    Purple Dusk at the Margins: An Uncommon Ordinary

    by Edward Alstrom


    A Cantata for Choir and Jazz Band based on the Mass

    World Premier on Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.


    CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    46 Park St. (Corner of Claremont), Montclair, NJ


    Admission FREE (Free Will Offering)

    www.centralpresbyterian.net

  • Discover the Tabernacle of Moses

    May 20 THROUGH JUly 1 (no class on may 27)

    SUNDAYS AT 11:45AM

    Beginning Sunday, May 20, the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will embark on a 6-week study of the Tabernacle, the sacred place where God chose to meet His people, the Israelites, during the 40 years they wandered in the desert under Moses’ leadership. It was the place where the leaders and people of the 12 tribes came together to worship and offer sacrifices. The Book of Exodus describes an inner shrine, which housed the Ark of Covenant and held up under the veil of coverings suspended by four pillars and an outer chamber (the "Holy Place"). It also housed the Bronze Laver, the alter of Burnt Offering, the veil and items made from the gold, silver, brass, furs, jewels, and other valuable materials taken out of Egypt. The sessions include: The Tabernacle; The Altar of Burnt Offering; The Bronze Laver; The Lampstand; The Table of Bread and the Altar of Incense and The Veil, Ark, and Mercy Seat. The study is open to all and is free, but please register for the study at 201-438-3569. Classes will be at 11:45 a.m. and last about an hour. The church is located at 1 East Passaic Ave. Rutherford.


  • bee blessing & honey harvest

    sunday, july 8

    The First Presbyterian Church will hold a bee blessing and honey harvest Sunday, July 8, at 1 p.m. Come help harvest the blessed bee honey and enjoy the day learning about these amazing creatures. Along with harvesting the honey, there will a children's activity and refreshments. Reverend Pete will bless the bees around 2:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Peace and Love Garden behind the Manse at 83 Ridge Rd.


  • HINDU TEMPLE COMPLEX TOUR

    SUNDAY, september 30, 2:00PM

    On Sunday May 27, the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will sponsor a field trip to The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey. It is considered one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. The awe-inspiring marble mandir resides within a larger visitor’s center, which protects the intricate place of worship from the elements. Measuring 42 feet tall, 133 feet long, and 87 feet wide, the temple is made entirely of Carrara marble imported from Italy to Rajasthan, India, where hundreds of artisans hand-carved the 13,499 pieces. The finished mandir, which opened in 2014, is an awe-inspiring work of craftsmanship that took a total of 4.7 million man hours—from craftsmen to volunteers—to complete. Among the thousands of elaborate carvings are 98 sthambhas (or carved pillars), 66 peacock-style arches, 144 sacred figures, and 91 elephants with various musical instruments and flowers. Our private tour will take place at 2 p.m. with expected time of arrival at 1:45 p.m. Travel is on your own. Sarong/wraps will be provided to cover arms if needed and no shoes can be worn on the tour, which is expected to take two hours. Registration is required. Please call the church at 201-438-3569 to register.