Sunrise Sunday


10:00 am Worship Service for all ages with Nursery Care, and pew activity materials for young children; Sunday School for children and youth begins after the message.
  • 11:15 Refreshments
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Adult Forum
  • 1961 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • 908.232.5678

Welcome To Willow Grove Presbyterian Church

     Celebrating the Season of Advent

In Worship at Willow Grove Church

Sundays, 10:00 am

Nov. 30 - First Sunday of Advent—Prophet Isaiah

Dec. 7 - Second Sunday of Advent—Joseph

IMG 3539cropcrop11:15 Family Christmas Celebration

                       Lunch, crafts, singing

         Make Christmas ornaments and crafts

                              Advent wreaths 

                $5 per person, $15 per family 

              Dec. 14 - Third Sunday of Advent—Mary cropped 2

 Worship in the Round—Alexander Hall

Adult Forum—Sabbath and Simplifying Christmas

Outdoor Adventure Activity—Winter Walk in Watchung

Dec. 21 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

           Christmas Drama for All Ages

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Children, youth and adults are invited to play a part in the joyful drama.

christmas-religious          Open House at the home of Pastor Cynthia, 2—5 pm

      Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Service, 7:30 pm

                  A Candlelight Service of  

               Lessons & Carols for all ages

  • Welcome
  • Sunday Worship
  • Music & Arts
  • Service Projects
  • Spiritual Growth

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Here at Willow Grove Church, we are more than a place to worship on a Sunday morning. We are committed to helping people.

  • Experience God’s love and joy as a community of faith
  • Develop meaningful friendships with people of all ages
  • Provide fun and relevant programs for families, youth, and adults
  • Do community service projects that make a difference

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Sunday Worship

Each Sunday we come together for engaging worship celebrations with people of all ages.  At Willow Grove hear a variety of music as we praise God together – keyboards, organ, piano, guitar, contemporary songs, traditional hymns, jazz,  spirituals, choir anthems, children ringing bells.   Pastor Cynthia preaches sermons that make you think, make you laugh, and help you grow in your relationship with God in Jesus Christ.  The children’s sermons help people young and old alike reflect on a Bible story or one of life’s basic questions.  Throughout the year we have special worship services:  Mardi Gras Jazz Worship, Good Friday Taize Tenebrae, and  Youth Sunday.


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Music and the Arts at Willow Grove

Willow Grove Church has a growing Ministry of Music and the Arts from a variety of traditions and cultures. God has shown us ways we can build bridges of hope and understanding that involve people of all ages making music together. Our gifted Director of Music, Paul DiDario, is a Julliard graduate who directs our adult choir, leads our children’s bell choir and plays inspiring music on the piano and keyboard every Sunday. Our church is home to many outstanding musical groups who rehearse and perform here. And throughout the year, we host events that celebrate the visual arts, including fabric art and quilts.

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Service Projects

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to show God’s love in acts of service, peacemaking and compassion. Some of our current service projects are sorting food at the regional Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, hosting families through Family Promise Union County, and Food on the First. The Youth Group goes on an annual mission trip where they do hands-on repair projects and work in soup kitchens. Women of all ages knit and crochet to make items for people in need through the KniTTogether group. We also provide financial support for organizations and mission efforts both through the Presbyterian Church USA and other agencies.

Click here for a complete listing of our local and international projects.

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Spiritual Growth

Willow Grove Church provides many opportunities to grow in our faith and understanding. It is a safe place to wrestle with the challenging questions of life. It is a community where adults, youth and children explore the stories of the Bible and their meaning for us today. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings for all ages and also throughout the week. Whether you have never read the Bible or have been reading & studying it for as long as you can remember, Willow Grove Church invites you to come and learn more. We also have Family Fun Nights and special Family Events throughout the Year.

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Community Groups

That Meet At Willow Grove

Willow Grove Church opens its doors to the community as a meeting place for the following groups:

Job Search Work Team

Job Search Work TeamEvery Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am in Kiep Lounge Information, strategies and support for people seeking jobs.
For more information, contact Tony Calabrese at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presbyterian 101

Presbyterian 101 What is the history and heritage of the Presbyterian Church? If you start coming to our church, what are you getting yourself into?

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The Willow Grove Witness

The Willow Grove Witness(bimonthly newsletter) November-December 2014 issue is now available for download (pdf format, requires a pdf reader such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).

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Community Food Bank

Community Food BankOngoing Project - Assistance to Community Food Bank, on a Saturday morning every other month. Community Food Bank is a major supplier of food and other assistance for the needy in our area.
See calendar for details

The Willow Grove Map

Directions To Willow Grove Church

1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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