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

This Sunday, August 30
5:00 pm worship
 in air-conditioned Alexander Hall
Stay after worship to share a pot luck dinner.
This summer Pastor Cynthia will explore meaningful and humorous connections between Broadway shows and Bible stories.
Each Sunday’s worship theme is tied to a musical.
Our musicians Paul DiDario & Marilyn Thorne, along with singers,
will perform songs from the production.
Some audio and video clips will be included.

Invite your friends!

June 21 - Fiddler on the Roof

June 28 - Cinderella (5:00 service 6:00 dinner)

July 5 - Phantom of the Opera - Communion

July 12 - Rent

July 19 - A Chorus Line

July 26 - Wicked (5:00 service 6:00 dinner)

August 2 - Man of La Mancha - Communion

August 9 - The Lion King

August 16 - Into the Woods

August 23 - Sound of Music

August 30 - Les Miserables (5:00 service 6:00 dinner)

Sept. 6 - Sharing Favorite Shows and Personal Reflections 

  • 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

IMG4289Willow 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.

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 at 9:30 am in Kiep Lounge

Information, strategies and support for people seeking jobs or in transition.
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)July-August 2015 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 Events Calendar for details.

The Willow Grove Map

Directions To Willow Grove Church

1961 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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