you're invited!

Hey there! As the Christmas Season approaches, we know in our hearts it's not just about tinsel, gifts and ornaments - but maybe we've forgotten its true meaning - the birth of our Savior, Jesus!  Well, thank goodness for Advent! It gives us time to prepare our hearts and minds for the big event, and Pluckemin Presbyterian Church wants to help you take the next step in your spiritual journey!  We've designed events and worship experiences where hope, peace, joy, and love take center stage. Find your path to Christmas below! ⬇️

start the countdown to christmas!


Join us for a fun, family event at 11:30am on November 26th, immediately following worship. Decorate (and eat!) as many Christmas cookies as you like, and make Christmas crafts to take home with you.  Warm up on a cold November morning and experience joy in your hearts while your hands make ready for Christmas. 

Tree Lighting and Concert DECEMBER 1st AT 6:30PM

We invite the community to a free, indoor choral and handbell Christmas concert in Fellowship Hall at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, located at 279 Route 202-206, Pluckemin, NJ. The concert will be followed by an outdoor tree lighting and carol sing. A great event for everyone to experience the breathtaking peace of Christmas! Cookies included!

Messy Church Christmas DECEMBER 12TH AT 6PM

We continue our celebration with Messy Church, our once a month on the second Tuesday church experience that celebrates the messiness of everyday life!  This monthly, mid-week gathering is intended for children, parents, and grandparents to come together for a light meal provided by the church, a brief Christian message, music and a craft or game appropriate for all in attendance.

“Messy Church” encourages kids and adults to get their hands dirty, learn from each other and just have fun, while eliminating the “age silos” that result from separate worship experiences common in most churches.

Registration is required so we know how much food to have!


a service of Lessons and Carols DECEMBER 17 AT 10:00AM

A Service of Lessons and Carols tells the story of Christmas through scripture, hymns, and musical selections offered by both the Carillons handbell choir and the sanctuary choir. This Pluckemin tradition connects us with feelings of joy, peace and love as Christmas day nears. Coffee and light refreshments will be served afterward.

Blue Christmas

A Service of healing and hope

A Blue Christmas Service is offered especially for those hurting during the holidays. It’s often offered on or around the longest night of the year. At Pluckemin Presbyterian Church we are holding our Blue Christmas Service on Thursday, December 21st at 7pm.

If you are mourning the death of a loved one, far from home and missing family, suffering from illness, addiction, or estrangement, lonely, struggling financially, in conflict with another or hurting because of the great pain, need, and violence in our nation and world, then join us. The reasons for coming are many. We gather in the midst of suffering to remember God is good. God is strong. God is near. We are not alone, and we have every reason to hold on to hope.

All are welcome

Join us Christmas eve

4:30pm Children and Family Worship Grab the whole family just as they are and attend this child-centered worship service as we celebrate Jesus' birthday with you! There will be special roles for kids of all ages to play in our impromptu Christmas Pageant – no advance preparation necessary!  The service will end with a child-friendly "glowstick" lighting! 

7:30pm Traditional Candlelight ServiceFlickering candlelight, glorious choir music, and the gorgeous sound of the Carillon handbell choir will enhance the worship experience as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the world! Service ends with the traditional singing of “Silent Night, Holy Night” to candlelight.