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Thank you for returning to Old First Presbyterian Church Newark! After todays church service if you would be so compelled to donate for the greater life and mission of our church, we would be honored. Please simply sign up by clicking the link below. God loves a cheerful giver. ~Rev. Dr. Betty J Tom.
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ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Old First Church has a rich treasure of authentic records, which declares that it is "the Church that founded Newark." The church was once the seat of government for Newark, producing pastors that served as the first presidents of Princeton, Harvard and Yale universities. In addition, it was one of the churches that helped found Princeton University.
Serving God, serving our community and serving one another is at the heart of who we are as a church. Whether you are seeking to learn, relate or share your gifts there is a place for you to get involved and be cared for. First Presbyterian Church offers a variety of ministry areas, each of which provides different opportunities for connection.
The First Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in Newark. We have been placed on the National register of Historic places in 1972. The original settlers in Newark, from Branford and Milford Connecticut, came to Newark because they opposed the absorption of their communities by the Colony of Connecticut.
Greetings in the victorious, healing name of Jesus Christ, and I pray that you and your family are still well in every way. The recent news media updates can be a little confusing so I will attempt to clarify here.
On May 28, 2020 Mayor Ras J. Barak announced that the city of Newark would begin Phase Oneof its reopening plan on June 1st.Faith-based meetings will continue to be conducted virtually rather than in person.”
On June 8, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy announced that as of June 15ththe state of New Jersey is in Phase Two of the reopening plan. Houses of worship (25% of the congregation or 50 people or less) may reopen.
The Newark Presbytery’s Task Force on COVID-19 does not support reopening of our churches in the Newark Presbytery until at least the fall of this year.
Consequentially, on June 4th the Session of OFPC voted to continue the virtual worship services and remained closed for face-to-face worship services until at least September. By the end of August, the Session will reassess the situation and determine again OFPC readiness to resume face-to-face worship services.
It’s here! Kindly donate today online! You can click on the button below and be taken to the FPC specific site, set up a profile and begin to give your tithes and offerings to the church online. It is safe, secure, and easy! You will receive an email confirmation and also a monthly report of your giving to the church.
Rev. Dr. Betty J. Tom, Pastor