We are a strong, diverse, caring community of faith, with
a commitment to inclusion, outreach and social justice.

The Mission Commission is one of seven commissions under the Session of FPC Matawan. Our goal is to help our Church fulfill three objectives of our Church’s mission statement: Sharing God’s gifts, Exemplifying God’s love, and Seeking justice for all.

Mission Commission currently meets every second Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and we are always looking for people with the same passion.

Local Missions: 

  • The Matawan Food Pantry –serving over 90 families the last Saturday of each month at the Municipal Bldg
  • Family Promise (helping the homeless) –collecting needed items, donations, and gift cards
  • Mission events and Book Clubs–addressing racism, poverty, and social issues 
  • Christmas Gift Giving
  • CROP Hunger Walk–each October
  • Blanket Sunday supporting CWS for community rebuilding
  • Interfaith Dialogue groups
  • Book studies and tours about race relations
  • Celebrating Black History Month
  • Monetary donations to other local groups for social justice and peace.

Our Local and Global Connections:

  • The Presbytery of the Coastlands
  • Presbyterian Conference Center, Johnsonburg, NJ
  •  Synod of the Northeast
  • A Five-for-Five church:
    • Presbytery Unified Mission Giving:
      • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
      • Young Adult Volunteers in Northern Ireland
      • Regional Liaison for East Asia
      • Dora Hjalmarson for her mission work in Honduras
      • General Support towards Israel/Palestine peace
    • One Great Hour of Sharing Offering to fight hunger, disaster and rebuilding
    • Pentecost Offering supporting young volunteers and children at risk. We retain 40% for local causes.
    • Peace and Global Witness Offering to address injustice and to promote peace. We retain 25% for local causes.
    • Christmas Joy Offering to support racial ethnic schools and the assistance to retired church workers.