how can we help?

Reaching out to others for help can sometimes be difficult. Rest assured that reaching out to one of these groups for help will not only be the best thing that you could do, but also the easiest! For more information on how you can get the best assistance, contact the church office at 908-658-3346, and tell them you are seeking some pastoral care. A Pastor will contact you to explore your needs and how we may best help.

pastoral care

The pastor is always available for counseling and care when people are dealing with important problems or concerns. From hospital visitation, to life crisis matters such as unemployment or family issues, to concerns of a spiritual nature, our pastor is available to offer care and support. To speak to our pastor, contact the church office at 908-658-3346.

congregational care

Caring for those around us has always been a strength of Pluckemin Church. The care of others has developed into comprehensive program incorporating many ministries of the church. Our Pastors, Stephen Ministers, Deacons, Congregational Nurses, and Friendly Visitors all coordinate to find the best services and solutions to meet your needs.

There are times in everyone's life in which a particularly painful or difficult situation arises. Sharing God's love in tangible, loving ways is just one of the ways we witness to our faith and our love for others. Listed below are some of the ways we reach out to others.


Deacons are an integral part of the congregational care ministry at Pluckemin. Deacons offer care to the congregation by providing visitation, arranging transportation, organizing meals, and providing health screening, to mention a few.

Stephen ministry

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time. This is a highly confidential ministry as they listen, provide resource and referrals, and pray with and for the person as they deal with the difficulties which face them.

This unique group of care givers offer support for a variety of life situations including employment challenges, loneliness, unemployment, hospitalization, terminal illness, and grief. If you have a need or know of a need please contact the pastor or church office at (908) 658-3346.

congregational nursing

Congregational Nursing is a ministry designed to assist members and friends of the congregation with health information related to post surgery, home care and other aspects of their health care. Each congregational nurse is a currently licensed nurse who may assist people with questions and help families find the resources they need as they encounter physical challenges in their life. Contact the church office at 908-658-3346 if you know of someone with a need or have one yourself.

friendly visitors

Friendly Visitors is a group that is overseen by the Deacons. Deacons and caring members of our church community seek out isolated or home bound individuals for friendly visits. No special experience or training is required, just a heart for others and the desire to make the world a better place for someone else. Contact the church office 908-658-3346 if you wish to volunteer or know of a need for a friendly visitor.

medical equipment ministry

The medical equipment ministry collects and distributes gently used medical equipment to the community. We have hospital beds, wheelchairs, motorized scooters, crutches, walkers, adult diapers, and more. The list is quite extensive and this ministry works locally and abroad. If you have a need, donation, or some time to give please contact 908-396-6057


Monday Morning Women's Bible Study Monday mornings,10:00-11:30, Library Going deeper into God's Word helps us to learn and grow as disciples.
Join a small and informal group of women with diverse backgrounds, who are united in the idea of learning more about the Bible and how it connects with our daily lives. Consider joining us for some stimulating conversation. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday Morning Bible Study Thursday mornings, 8:30-9:30 am, Library

The one-hour weekly meetings include a continental breakfast, fellowship and prayer. The group welcomes anyone who would like to attend. If you have questions, please contact Rae Watson,(908) 326-6035.

Meetings are held every Thursday night, 7:30 pm Room 102

Alcoholics Anonymous ® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


NA (for men) meets in the Trinity Room on Mondays at 7:30 pm.

Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. "NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We ... meet regularly to help each other stay clean. ... We are not interested in what or how much you used ... but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help." Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. When adapting AA's First Step, the word "addiction" was substituted for "alcohol," thus removing drug-specific language and reflecting the "disease concept" of addiction.

Intensive Family Support Services

family Support group meets Monday's 7pm

psycho-education group meets Wednesday's 7pm

The Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) program offers both support and psycho-educational groups to family members of individuals with a major mental illness. These groups meet on a weekly basis.  Family Support Groups meet at 7p Monday nights and Psycho-Education groups meet at 7p on Wednesday nights. IFSS services are free and open to family members that reside within Somerset County. These groups are a part of the IFSS mission to provide services to families with loved ones that are diagnosed with serious mental illness within Somerset County.

Support groups are a way to reduce isolation for families and it provides a safe and comfortable environment for families to process anything related to their loved one with mental illness.  Psycho-educational groups are a way for the IFSS team to educate families on topics related to mental illness.  Topics can range from navigating the mental health system to pharmacology.  Together these groups provide support, knowledge and skills to the families that can assist them with their overall sense of control and functioning.