Come! Open your heart!
 Show Your mercy to all those in fear!
 We are called to be hope for the hopeless
 so all hatred and blindness will be no more! — “We Are Called” (Hymn)

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If you are looking for ways you can become more involved in the programs and ministries at First Pres, check out the lists below.  If you are a ministry leader looking for help, contact the church office and ask them to post a “Help-Wanted” note below.

Have you ever wondered if there is a place for you to plug into ministry — to be a part of the body? Just a few of the great opportunities are listed below:

  • Greeter 
  • Usher
  • Drive someone to church who no longer can drive
  • Help with the Christmas Dinner
  • Help with the Advent Festival
  • Give Blood
  • Join a Choir
  • Be a Sunday School Teacher or a substitute Sunday School Teacher
  • Be a table parent at Youth Club
  • Serve at the Soup Kitchen
  • Cook for the Soup Kitchen
  • Bring collected food to the Caldwell Food Pantry
  • Help with the Turkey drop off 
  • Attend a class
  • Help organize the Strengthen Our Sisters’ Christmas lunch
  • Bake cookies for the Deacons Cookie Walk
  • Join a Dinners For Eight group
  • Walk in the Crop Walk
  • Serve on a committee

These are only some of the opportunities for service this fall. Many, many more are available in the pages of the Ministries section of this website. What is important is that there is a place for you. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please call or email First Pres. 

Kids’ fingerprints leave a mark on your heart.  

We need substitute teachers for Sunday School and for Wednesday LOGOS Bible Study, grades 1 – 5. Please contact Jaime Staehle at 973-228-0310.

Soup Kitchen

On the fourth Saturday of each month (September -June) a group of volunteers from First Pres goes to Our Lady of the Valley Church in South Orange to serve meals to those in need. Members of our congregation prepare the main course and dessert and the volunteers then heat the food, prepare salad, decorate the tables and greet the “guests”. Those who are interested in helping with our Soup Kitchen can contact the Church Office at 973-228-0310. It’s a worthwhile and rewarding outreach!

Ushers Needed

A great way to serve the church and meet new people is to be an usher at of of our Sunday Worship Services.  Men, Women, and Teens are all invited to volunteer. Ushers serve only one Sunday per month in this very important ministry of our church.  Contact the church office for more information.

A Great Way To Serve…

We need people willing to prepare the bread and juice for our Communion Services. This is a good project for a small group, family, friends and/or individuals. If you think you might be interested in doing this important work, please contact the church office to learn what is involved and to sign-up. Your church family thanks you.

Are You A Friendly Person?

Greeters are needed.  It’s an easy and rewarding job!  Arrive 15 minutes early, put on a name tag and say “Good Morning!” to all those arriving. Here’s a wonderful opportunity to make a great first impression or to brighten someone’s day. Call the church office if you’re willing to be the “light of Christ” at our doorway!