300th Anniversary

First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, 300 Years in the Making

Since 1717, the people of this historic, central New Jersey community have gathered in the name of Christ our Lord to serve and worship God. The 300-Year Anniversary Committee has planned several activities throughout the year to celebrate our church, its history and our future. Over the past 300 years, our church has had the opportunity, as described in Ecclesiastes, to have a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:4). 

Calendar of Events

  • On September 16th we will have a Candlelight Service in the old Revolutionary Cemetery, where our church building was originally located, to be followed by a procession back to the Social Center for some refreshments.
  • On October 14th the celebration continues with our own 300-Year Fashion Show, featuring dresses and costumes from the last three centuries.
  • On November 26th we plan to participate in full force during the Metuchen Winter Parade, representing our church and our 300-year involvement in the community.
  • On December 9th we will celebrate our Multi-Cultural Community with a Christmas dinner for the
    children of the Indonesian Fellowship and all of those young at heart.

As you can see, we want to celebrate our history and cherish our future to the full extent, so please mark your calendars, invite friends and family and let us enjoy our time to laugh and our time to dance.

Distinguished Guest Preacher Series

  • January 22nd – Rev. Cheryl Galan, Transitional Leader, Presbytery of Elizabeth; Lucky to Be Alive (click sermon title for more info and audio recording)
  • February 12th – Rev. Dr. Beth Hessel, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia; Sermon: Seeing Backward, Moving Forward by Faith, and Second-Hour Forum: 75 Years Out: Presbyterians and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps

T-shirt & Sweatshirt Order Forms

April 30th is officially declared as First Presbyterian Church Day! FPC planted a tree and filled a 25-year time capsule in honor of the special year!

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(From left to right; Rev. Ellen Clark Clémot, Mayor Peter Cammarano, Church Historian Jaime Lijeron)