We are a faith community which began a journey of worship in this place in 1861. We strive to be faithful to that journey as we continue to worship together.

We gather as a community of faith to worship our Triune God in the context of the Reformed tradition. Worshiping God is for Godís pleasure. Come and join us in worship to show God your love. We believe that as a community of faith, we can best experience Godís teachings as we worship together, and share our journeys of faith with one another.

Recognizing there are countless ways to worship that appeal to a wide variety of individuals, we offer various styles of worship. We also offer small group opportunities and various options to volunteer to serve our congregation and communities.

Our Sunday morning worship service is a traditional style service, with a focus on scripture, preaching and liturgy. Music is led by our organist and choirs. Worship is a celebratory time in our congregation: joys and concerns are lifted up from the congregation, community, and world; prayers are offered; communion and baptism are celebrated; hymns are sung; and we hear Godís Word in scripture and preaching.

Our children are welcomed into worship at the beginning of the Sunday morning service and led in reflection by the pastors, after this time they go on to Rotation Sensation. Children are always welcome in worship, and there are opportunities for family worship throughout the year, especially during holidays. Following worship is our coffee hour, a time when the congregation gathers to share in conversation and fellowship.


Children's Sermon time during Sunday morning worship

Sunday morning worship

We worship together on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am (Labor Day through Father's Day) in the sanctuary. Childcare is provided during this service. During the summer months Sunday worship is at 9:15am.

 
 


ADULT CHOIR
The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday from 7:45 - 9:30 and is open to singers in high school and older.

Rehearsals start on Thursdays in September. The Chancel Choir sings most Sundays September through June and prepare special music for Christmas and Easter.

For the fall, we enter with a great sense of promise. For the adult choir this means an exciting program of beautiful and inspired music. We will be taking a musical journey that will include many heartfelt selections taken from traditional hymns, African American spirituals, gospel, contemporary Christian, classical, a capella, and more.

In addition to our traditional choir we may also have opportunities to explore special formats that could include arrangements for solo, all female, and or all male performances. All are welcome.

Please feel free to reach out to the Music Director with any questions by calling: 732.842.0429.


CHILDREN AND YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAMS
Currently, we have a Cherubs Choir, and Childrenís Choir. Both Choirs rehearse on Sundays after the worship service (11:00 a.m. start time).

All youth perform almost once a month, during special Family Sundays.

The music is simple yet fun and engaging, and the kids have a blast performing together. Please come to the choir room and have a listen! All are welcome to join at any time.

Please feel free to reach out to the Music Director with any questions by calling: 732.842.0429.

 

First Presbyterian Church
East River Road at Park Avenue
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 399
Rumson, New Jersey 07760
Phone: (732) 842-0429
Fax: (732) 933-4918

Window installed in 1946 - gift of George Walter Davis .