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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!

  • souper bowl of caring

    sunday, february 3

    On Sunday February 3rd, we’ll join in on Souper Bowl of Caring, a national movement of young people fighting hunger and poverty. Souper bowl of Caring was created in 1990 when a group of young people, inspired by a Super Bowl Sunday prayer, wanted to do something more than celebrate a football game. Following worship service, First Pres Kids will hold soup bowls at the church doors to collect donations from those would like to support the youth of our church in this effort to “love our neighbors”. Please join us in this exciting opportunity!

  • coat drive

    december 30, 2018 - january 31, 2019

    The Mission Committee will be sponsoring a Coat drive beginning on December 30th, ending on January 31, 2019. We are collecting “gently” used coats for Men, Woman and Children. The coats collected will be distributed to OASIS, a shelter for woman and children, as well as to the community where Oasis is located. A large cardboard box will be labeled and located in the Chapel. If you have any questions, please email Mary Hadrava at maryhadrava@gmail.com or call her at 201-935-0665. Thank you.


    february 1 - february 28

    During the month of February the Mission Committee will collect eyeglasses, eyeglass frames, sunglasses, and cataract glasses on behalf of the Lions Club in Rutherford. The Lions Club sponsors a recycling eyeglass program that sends refurbished eyeglasses to developing nations overseas. Locally they provide vision eye exams and eyeglasses free to needy residents. Please start gathering your unwanted and outdated prescription eyeglasses for this worthy organization.


    sundays at 11:50am

    february 24 - march 31

    The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will explore Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel's Messiah. The six-week program will cover the music of The Messiah Sundays beginning Feb. 24 through April 5. We will explore some of the key Scripture passages about the Messiah.These passages have had a profound effect on the imagination and worship of Christians for two thousand years, leading George Frederic Handel to write one of the greatest expressions of worship and adoration―his oratorio, the Messiah. We hear parts of it sung every year during the Christmas season, but what many listeners fail to realize is that the second part of Handel's Messiah is drawn from New Testament Scripture on the life and preachings of Christ and his death and resurrection. While listening to Handel's Messiah, we will be guided through Scripture passages used in Handel's work that highlight who Jesus is and what he came to do w. It might change the way you listen to the Messiah. The study will take place directly across the street in the Karen Kaiser Parish House at 11:50 a.m. and will last an hour. The study is free and open to all but registration is required by calling 201-438-3569 so we can put a book aside for you.

  • Coffee with the pastor

    Tuesday, January 15

    10:00am at Ara coffee shop

    Tuesday, JANUARY 15

    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.