Welcome to

First Congregational Church

of River Edge 

Monday, December 24th
4:00 pm - Family Christmas Eve Service
This service, intentionally  built for all ages, will include the involvement of children, as we approach the manger of Christ's coming. We are led by the Carol and Nowell children/youth choir
10:00 pm - Candlelight Communion 
Christmas Eve Service
Led by our choirs and singing the carols of Christ's birth, come to hear the wonder of God-With-Us, and to celebrate the presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper.
All are Welcome at all services!
 Dec. 18th - Pictures added

Bathrooms are scheduled to be completed
 by late in week of December 24th !

We are a congregation of the United Church of Christ made up of members from many different backgrounds. Our worship services include a wide variety of music and liturgy from many traditions. We have a strong Christian Education program , a vibrant music program which includes several vocal and handbell choirs, and sermons which connect our busy, modern lives with the ancient wisdom of the Bible.

Our church members are active in ministry to the community- sheltering the homeless, stocking food pantries, and providing programs for developmentally challenged adults. We support many non-profit organizations, and our building serves as home for numerous groups such as Girl Scout troops, 12-step programs, a Japanese language/culture school, a community nursery and kindergarten enrichment program, a Bag-Pipe band and a children's theatre program.  We also share our space with the River Dell Korean Baptist Church

If you are looking for a faith community which will welcome you, provide you opportunities to serve others, as well as a community which will invite you to join in experiences that will nurture your faith and personal growth, we at First Congregational Church urge you to consider participation in this congregation. We welcome your inquiries, your visits, and your regular fellowship with us in this important work.


10:00 am Worship Service / Child Care

10:00 am Church School (September to May)

11:00 am Fellowship Time

All are Welcome!
Church Office Hours
Tuesday ~ Friday  9:00 am through 4:30 pm

Please note our Inclement Weather Policy:

Any decision to cancel Sunday worship service and classes due to inclement weather will be posted at the top of this homepage of the website 

by 8:30 am Sunday Morning. 

We will also update our church office voicemail greeting

(201-261-1712  Ext 100)

 by 8:30 am with such a decision.

Leadership Council

Our Mission

Our mission is to worship God, care for one another, and witness to Jesus Christ in our community and the world.


Our Vision  

We seek to be a dynamic community of faith committed to spiritual growth, following Christ’s example and God’s Word.  Respecting our past and recognizing today’s challenges, we move forward with diverse worship, education, mission and compassionate care for all.


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What's New?
Last Updated Dec. 19
, 2018

(Church Newsletter)
One-minute clip below.
Follow  Recent Sermons link to hear this sermon and others.
Lighting of The Advent Wreath
Recent Happenings
Dec. 9th  
Carols and Readings   -Kneeling in Bethlehem
It was wonderful!
Christmas Event for developmentally disabled adults.
 Dinner served for 90 people!
Christmas Story 
94 toys, 5 warm children's coats plus 11 other warm clothing items donated! IN ADDITION TO ALL WRAPPED UP!
All  Gifts, and $2,150 in Gift Cards, delivered.
Did you see our great totals for 2018
 and for the full 10 years?
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