Men's Breakfast Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month. This group meets for a hearty breakfast at Top O’ The Hill restaurant every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30am. Join the men for fellowship and discussion. Please contact Tom Dodd for more information at 732-560-7137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets the 2nd Wednesdays, 7:30pm, Library Each month gather and discuss a book selected by the group for review! We read everything from history to drama, fiction to personal narrative. What a great opportunity to enjoy some tea, company and wonderful discussion including books from a wide variety of sources!
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursday mornings, 7 am, Library Just as its name implies, this Bible Study group meets for study and fellowship on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. in the church library. By group consensus, books of the Bible are selected for study and each group member takes a turn at preparing and presenting the lesson.
Growing together in faith is very important to all of us at Pluckemin. Our Adult Education program is flush with class offerings. Open to everyone, Adult Education strives to offer high-quality educational opportunities and enriching experiences for all ages in our adult community. Come, sit in on a class as together we learn where God will lead us.
The Medical equipment ministry was started in 2010. It is a relatively rare Ministry that provides medical equipment upon request to those in need. Surplus medical equipment is donated by those no longer needing it. The Ministry collects these equipment donations and makes them available to those that need help. The equipment is loaned out at no cost, for as long as it is needed, and returned when you are done.
Friends of Counted Embroidery (FCE)
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month from October -June, Fellowship Hall. FEC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to expand our knowledge of all forms of counted embroidery including cross stitch. This takes the form of sharing ideas, free designs, teaching programs and an occasional lecture. We are happy to have guests visit for a meeting and to join if they feel this is a good group for them. Dues are $25 a year, prorated for those joining mid year.
Managing the website is a fun and creative way to present Pluckemin Church to our congregants, community and the world. Our website uses on-line tools in a friendly interface that makes editing straight forward and easy to manage.
Calling on all techies. The A/V team is always looking for folks to assist with audio and video needs of the church. Most prominent is during worship. This includes playing and or preparing pre-service worship slides, managing the sound, recording the service, making hard copies of the service for shut-ins, and posting the service to the web.
Rehearses Thursday 8pm-9:45pm.This dedicated group is known to make the most conservative Presbyterians shout out an Amen at the end of a song. The Sanctuary Choir leads worship on two to three Sundays a month at the 10:00 am service. They also sing for special services on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday. This is an adult choir and is open to youth grades 9 through 12. For more information or for those interested in joining please contact our Director of Music Ministries, Noel Sell at 908-874-3406.
Bells for Fun
Rehearsal Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. This choir is for adults who would like to learn how to ring hand bells, and for those who have rung in the past and would like to do so again! No experience necessary! Please contact our Associate Director of Music Ministries, Valerie Sell at 908-874-3406 for more information.
Scheduled by the Deacons, Ushers greet worshipers on Sunday morning with a smile and a bulletin as they enter the sanctuary. Parents with small children are offered activity bags for their children.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
(IHN – also known nationally as Family Promise) was founded locally in part by the initiative of members of this congregation and has grown to empower homeless families to attain independence and to create safe havens for homeless families among the houses of worship of Somerset County’s diverse faith communities. Typical service includes: Cooking and hosting a meal (5-7pm) or Hosting and playing with the children (7-9pm) or Serving as Overnight Hosts (9p.m.-5a.m.) This church serves as hosts for a full week three times a year: once in the summer and over the holidays of Christmas and Easter.
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.
Caring for those around us has always been one of our greatest strengths at 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.
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 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.
Building & Grounds
An active committee that cares for all aspects of our facilities.Volunteers are sought to preform a variety of work, from painting to changing light bulbs or scheduling outside contractors. If you are the kind of person that takes pride in creating or fixing somethings and enjoys the camaraderie this group brings, it is the place for you.
Worship & Music
Worship and Music: The worship and music committee is responsible for the worship of God every Sunday as well as for special services that occur throughout the year. Special services include Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, and Thanksgiving. Opportunities for participation in worship include singing choirs, bell choirs, preparation and serving communion, lay worship leadership, scripture readings, and special musical offerings.
This energetic group provides opportunities large and small to be involved with group camaraderie, and with informal seasonal celebrations. We’re likely to plan a lively spring fling, or an event to highlight a handbells musical celebration. We punctuate the end of summer with a picnic, and the arrival of Advent with a community tree lighting event. We greet church visitors weekly, and sponsor new members.The Hospitality crew is always on the lookout for new team members…people who can help organize or participate in the planning of inter-generational fellowship events, prepare a dish or two to share, or lend a hand with written or visual communications. Consider joining us!
Adult Ministries provides learning and fellowship opportunities for all to grow in faith and discipleship. Adult education classes and small groups offer fellowship and spiritual growth. Let the Spirit move you to participate and become an active disciple of Christ.
Youth Ministry at Pluckemin Church helps youth in grades 7-12 to connect with God and God’s people by providing opportunities for fellowship, service and the exploration of their faith. Our primary programs are Youth Group, High School Sunday School, Confirmation Class and an annual summer week-long mission trip.We are seeking adults who have a passion for God to share their faith, creativity and love with our group of amazing teens in one or more of the following ways:
- Join the Youth Ministry Committee! Help us plan, execute and evaluate our program. The committee meets one evening each month.
- Become a member of the Youth Group team! The commitment is minimal but very rewarding. Attend a youth group meeting a few times a year as the assistant adult. No planning or experience needed – just a desire to have fun and hang out with some amazing teens for two hours on a Sunday evening.
- Volunteer to chaperone or help with a specific event such as the mission trip, ski trip or confirmation retreat!
If you would like to volunteer or receive more information, please contact Chris Staffin, co-Director Youth Ministry, at email@example.com.
Pluckemin cherishes children, each and every one. And children love it here. Our Children’s Ministry brings generations together to actively explore and create, grow closer to God, shape leaders, and worship in community. Consider volunteering for one or more of the activities they run for our children.