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We see God's hand in the work we are doing with our Mission Partners. 

Medical Equipment ministry

When life takes unexpected turns

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.

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Working with Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, we refurbished a building, known as the "Burd House", which sits on Pluckemin Church property. It is now the new headquarters of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes, alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

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Pluckemin Presbyterian Church proudly shares its education building with The Giving Nest Preschool. The Giving Nest provides an opportunity for children to feel safe and secure in a loving environment away from home. Their dedicated staff stimulates and nourishes the total child, meeting emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs. At The Giving Nest each child is respected for his/her individuality and will be encouraged to develop at his/her own pace.  

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YoungLives — Teen Parents

More than 20 years ago, Young Life answered God’s call to run headfirst into the chaos of teenage motherhood with the hope of Jesus ... and YoungLives was born. YoungLives has never wavered from the original vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.

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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 is a ministry to the children and youth of Jersey City, Paterson, Grand Rapids and Detroit.

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

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HOME (formerly ihn)

HOME of Somerset County 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 HOME and one of the host congregations. We house and/or feed up to 14 people for a week approximately 3 - 4 times a year. Other churches and synagogues in the network provide overnight lodging for other weeks. HOME coordinates with social service agencies for screening and referrals, day programs and other homeless support services.

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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 from potential clients. 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 and children’s clothing donations throughout the year.  Suggested food donations are listed on the collection box on the porch outside the office entrance. If you would like to learn more about FISH please call our hotline 908-725-5556 and leave a message, we will get back to you.


Independence for Veterans provides support and assistance to Veterans in the form of clothing, food, toiletries, household items and direct financial assistance.  They also fund tiny homes for homeless veterans.  Pluckemin Church serves as a collection center for food and toiletries and assembles donated items into bags for homeless veterans.

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