Community Food Pantry

The First Presbyterian Church of Matawan and the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Aberdeen have sponsored a community food pantry for over 15 years. Our goal is to share God’s love and blessings with our neighbors in need.

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Community Garden

First Presbyterian Church has seen the need for wholesome food, and our Community Garden is the answer. In the summer, fresh vegetables are available for the community at no charge.


Thursday Crochet and Knitting Group

We meet every Thursday at 10 a.m. and anyone, from in or out of the congregation, is invited to join. We make anything from prayer shawls, scarves and lap blankets to baby hats, sweaters and blankets.  Some of our children's tems are distributed by World Vision to countries and places that are in need.

Members learn new patterns, styles and techniques in an atmosphere of fellowship that sometimes even includes lunch!

Anyone interested may contact Eleanor Godocik, 732.591.0579 or any member for information.

Woman's Bible Study

This group meets each Saturday at 10 a.m. to discuss specific Biblical texts, and/or books such as The Story, an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel taking the reader through the Bible in story form. All women in or out of the congregation are welcome to join the group each Saturday — or whenever you can.

For more information, questions, contact Judy Evans at 732-566-4933 or via email at:


Vacation Bible School

Our Mid-Summer week-long Vacation Bible school has again been a great success. Children, parents, and teachers have formed relationships that will last a long time.


Crop Walk

Even in our world today there is the scourge of hunger in many corners. Our yearly Crop Walk with participants from all over New Jersey, we fight hunger; with practical giving, with a message of hope, and a commitment to have our nation feed its needy.

PDA Volunteer Village

The congregation voted in April 2013 for our church to become a Presbyterian Disaster Aid (PDA) Volunteer Village. We submitted a request for the PDA seed grant, and in June PDA approved our request and granted our church a generous $5,000 grant. This enabled us to pay for equipment for our dormitory to house up to 20 volunteers, as well as purchase an ice-maker and other needed items. We are very grateful for the support and generosity of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program.

See ARCHIVED Information on our PDA efforts