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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.