"Ask The Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field" Matthew 9:38

Putting our faith into action is a strong conviction at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church. Serving in our own backyard and beyond through prayer, volunteering, and financial support, we encourage and aid the missions listed below:

Started in 2010 The Pluckemin Medical Equipment Ministry is dedicated to improving the lives of our clients and their families through the redistribution of used medical equipment, at no cost to them.  

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

What happens when you empower at-risk teens to become role models for the kids in their neighborhood? You build confidence. You give hope. You share love. You transform lives.New City Kids Church is a ministry to the children and youth of Jersey City.

To walk with a child from age six to eighteen and to be an advocate, teacher, and mentor to that child.New City Kids aims to draw children into hope by developing in them skills, talents, and desires for their future.

By surrounding them with a community of love and development, New City Kids strives to set youth on a path of transformation that will carry them forward for the rest of their lives.

New City Kids Church was started by Rev. Trevor & Linda (Rogge) Rubingh (Linda grew up in Pluckemin Church).

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County (IHN) is a non-profit organization which enables the religious community to unite to provide shelter, meals, and assistance for homeless families. Pluckemin Church is a founding member of IHN and one of the host congregations. We house up to 14 people for a week approximately 3 - 4 times a year. Other churches and synagogues in the IHN network provide overnight lodging for other weeks. IHN coordinates with social service agencies for screening and referrals, day programs and other homeless support services.

The mission of The Somerset County Food Bank Network is to distribute food to less fortunate members of our community. Food is distributed through three food pantries located in Somerville, Bound Brook, and North Plainfield, in addition to a warehouse in Bridgewater. The Network's goal is to help people to become self-sufficient.

united mission support

Presbyterians fund mission endeavors collectively through their regional bodies, presbyteries. Pluckemin Church participates in the efforts of the Elizabeth Presbytery. Some funds are used within the Presbytery, and some are distributed to the Synod and the General Assembly for mission purposes.

Elizabeth Presbytery supports ministries to the following:

• Homeless (Habitat for Humanity, Brand New Day, Union County Homeless, Elizabeth Homeless, Friends of the Carpenter, Interfaith Hospitality Network.)

• Hungry (Agape Soup Kitchen, Elmora Church Soup kitchen, Food Pantries)

• Prison inmates (Somerset County Jail Chaplaincy)

• Immigrants (El Centro in Plainfield)

• Elderly (Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly)

• Youth (Family and Children's Services)• Mission Outpost (Elizabethport Presbyterian Center)

In addition to being one of our Presbytery supported organizations, this mission was started by members of the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church! Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly provides regular chaplaincy services to residents in continuing care communities in Somerset County which are not being served by another agency. It also provides trained church volunteers in each facility and supports and enhances the role of those who care for the elderly. The Chaplaincy is supported by contributions from area congregations, organizations, and individuals.

Somerville Area FISH provides emergency help in the form of food or financial assistance for rent, utility bills, or other needs. It is an all-volunteer organization whose volunteers serve one day a month fielding phone calls. Its Children's Clothing Pantry offers gently used children's clothing to clients as well. FISH works closely with social service agencies and the Somerset County Food Bank. Pluckemin Church collects food donations throughout the year.

fort defiance Presbyterian church

The Fort Defiance Church, on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, serves many needs and proclaims the Gospel to people living with poverty, unemployment and hardship. The ministry continues with the ongoing support of the Presbyterian Church. The relationship between the two churches began more than 20 years ago with a Pluckemin Church Sunday School project.