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What type of Church is First Presbyterian Church of Cranford?
First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ is a family friendly church with great programs for children and teens, and a recognized passion for serving the community, the homeless and the hungry. Join us as we actively follow Jesus’ example, teaching the children, feeding the hungry, and providing a foundation for faith development.
Not sure what to do once you get here?
Don’t worry! From the moment you enter the doors, you will be greeted warmly and handed a Sunday Bulletin by an Usher. The Sunday Bulletin serves as an outline of the service and contains printed congregational responses and prayers for the day. You can even download it ahead of time from our website! Feel free to sit anywhere, in any pew. As we gather for worship, the organ plays, inviting you to listen and prepare your hearts and minds for the message from the Pastor.
Follow this link for more details on what to expect during a typical worship service: https://www.firstprescranford.org/learn/
What about my Children?
If you have kids, they will join you in the Sanctuary for the first portion of worship. There’s even a special blue or yellow (depending on age of child) “Children’s Bulletin” which has lots of fun activities. After the welcome and opening prayers, children preschool – 8th grade are invited to sit with with the Pastor on the stairs for a special message. From there, children K-8 will follow their Sunday School Teachers into the Chapel and then to the educational wing for an age-appropriate class. The pre-school children head right to their classroom after the children’s message, escorted by their parents. Just follow the crowd! Nursery care is always available for infants to 2 year-olds, on the lower level, across from Thomson Youth Center.
How can I meet others and get Connected?
You will quickly learn that First Pres Cranford is a Church in action! One of the best ways to meet others in the same walk of life is to volunteer for one of the ministries supported by the Church. You can meet other parents of young children by volunteering for the Nursery or Sunday School. For parents of middle school or high school students, you can volunteer to chaperone Youth Fellowship. The shared experience of volunteer work fosters the development of support networks for parents and children alike.
If you are looking for ways to give back to the community, help the hungry or homeless, you can find a full list of volunteer opportunities here: https://www.firstprescranford.org/programs/volunteer/