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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!

  • Help needed

    The Mission Committee is preparing for our participation in serving a meal

    at the Family Promise walk-in shelter in Hackensack on March 5. We are in need of five cooks to prepare our main dish of ground beef, macaroni and vegetables. The committee will supply the required meat, casserole pans, and recipe. The meat will be available next Sunday, February 25, and the casseroles can be returned March 4. Please see Diane DeSantis or Kathy Kazalis after service today.

  • Study of Mary Magdalene

    february 25 through april 22

    Sundays at 11:30am

    The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will hold a study of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene beginning Feb. 25. Two books will be discussed in hour-long book groups: "Unveiling Mary Magdalene" by Liz Curtis Higgs and "The Gospel of Mary Magdala" by Karen King.

    Discover the truth about the most myth-understood woman of the New Testament. Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? An adulteress? The wife of Jesus? An ancient goddess? Higgs, best-selling author of "Bad Girls of the Bible," combines heartfelt contemporary fiction with extensive biblical research to bring to life the real Mary Magdalene of the Bible. In King's book, she tells the story of the recovery of this remarkable gospel lost for more than 1,500 years, and offers a new translation. King's brief narrative presents a radical interpretation of Jesus' teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge.

    The book group discussions will take place Feb. 25 through April 22, 11:30 a.m., (off March 25 and April 1 for Palm Sunday and Easter and April 15for a visiting lecturer series on Mary Magdalene) and held at the Karen Kaiser Parish House located on Ridge Road in Rutherford. Books will be provided. All are welcome to join this fascinating study of a remarkable woman of the Bible. Please register for the free class at 201-438-3569 or at http://fpcrutherford.org/ under adult education. 

  • St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    7:00PM - 11:00pm

    Karen Kaiser Parish House

    Join us for St Patrick's Day dinner hosted by the Board of Deacons.

    Corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread, and dessert will be served.

    $10.00 per person


    **Adults Only**


    Connect with the Minister

    10:00am at Ara coffee shop

    7:30pm at Park tavern

    I am exploring different ways of providing time to have casual conversation. I will be sitting down at Ara Coffee Shop (6 Ames Avenue, Rutherford) beginning at 10:00. Join me for a cup of coffee and conversation regarding anything that might be going on in our lives and the world. 

    In the evening, I will be going over to Park Tavern (250 Park Ave, East Rutherford) beginning at 7:30 pm. 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. ~ Pete