Calendar

Sep
15
Sun
8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.

Sep
18
Wed
Members, Visitors and Fellowship Team Meeting @ First Presbyterian Church - Main Office
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The MV&F Team has the fun job of planning events and celebrations, welcoming visitors and organizing greeters for Sunday morning worship. We are looking for energetic, organized individuals to join the team! Contact the Church Office for more information!

  • To provide a welcoming atmosphere to visitors, repeat visitors, and friends and members of the church
  • To provide opportunities for fellowship through social events
  • Sponsor New Member Exploration classes
  • Identify and implement new methods for inviting new members to become active participants in the life and work of the church
  • Organize and provide for a team of Greeters to welcome members and guests as they enter the doors
Sep
22
Sun
8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.

Sep
29
Sun
8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.

Oct
6
Sun
World Communion and Peacemaking Sunday @ Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
World Communion and Peacemaking Sunday @ Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ Welcomes Back Rev. Liz Alexander for Peacemaking Sunday!

The Service and Mission Team is proud to announce that the Rev. Liz Alexander has accepted their invitation to preach on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019.  Rev. Alexander needs no introduction to long time First Presbyterian Church members and friends.  A Cranford native, Liz served as Interim Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Cranford from January 2014 to June 2016.  Liz earned a BA in Early Childhood Education from Trenton State college (now the College of NJ) an MA in Special Education from Jersey City State and a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Rev. Alexander’s experiences include serving as an Associate Pastor, Director of Children and Family Ministries at the Riverside Church in New York City and as the Pastor of the Church of Gethsemane in Brooklyn.  Both of these congregations were involved in interfaith and advocacy concerns.  The Church of Gethsemane was founded by formerly incarcerated persons and their families and seeks to find alternatives and changes to our present criminal justice system.

Liz describes herself as a pastor, teacher, advocate and community builder and has a lifetime of experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and peacebuilding.  She has served on the board of JusticeWorks Community, a non-profit organization that advocated for women in the criminal justice system and their children, was a member of the Prison Re-entry Task Force of the Presbytery of New York, was a staff person for the National Peace Academy, and participated in an Interfaith group founded after 911 called Building Bridges.  She was also a founding board member for Presbyterian Welcome, a group advocating for equity and full inclusion of all LGBTQ persons.

Liz is a parent, step parent and a grandmother to 5 grandchildren.  Her hobbies include water color painting, nature study, traveling and canoeing.

Rev. Alexander’s last call was as Interim Pastor at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in the spring, Liz has been putting additional energy into advocacy work, particularly in the areas of criminal justice reform and peacebuilding.

Welcome Back Liz !

8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.

Oct
13
Sun
8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.

Oct
16
Wed
Members, Visitors and Fellowship Team Meeting @ First Presbyterian Church - Main Office
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The MV&F Team has the fun job of planning events and celebrations, welcoming visitors and organizing greeters for Sunday morning worship. We are looking for energetic, organized individuals to join the team! Contact the Church Office for more information!

  • To provide a welcoming atmosphere to visitors, repeat visitors, and friends and members of the church
  • To provide opportunities for fellowship through social events
  • Sponsor New Member Exploration classes
  • Identify and implement new methods for inviting new members to become active participants in the life and work of the church
  • Organize and provide for a team of Greeters to welcome members and guests as they enter the doors
Oct
20
Sun
8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.

Oct
27
Sun
8-Week Bereavement Seminar “Journey to Wholeness” @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
8-Week Bereavement Seminar "Journey to Wholeness" @ Room 302 - "Prime Time Room"

Register Now for the 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar!

The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ sponsors an 8-week Grief Recovery Seminar three times a year. In between seminars, there is also a Grief Support Group that meets weekly on Sundays. Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, Ph.D. Psychologist, lead the sessions on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years, and have helped over 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  The seminar will run from September 15 – November 3, 2019.