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Christ United Methodist Church of Piscataway, New Jersey is situated just minutes from Rutgers University. As you check out the Connect, Grow and Serve sections of this site, you will see that we are a very active congregation. Our mission is to make disciples for Christ and provide opportunities for spiritual growth. I invite you to join us in worship and any of the ministries to which you are led. I look forward to welcoming you in person.

Grace and Peace,
Frances Preston, Pastor

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Members of the church pledge to support it with their “prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.” Listed below are examples of some of the ways we live out our membership vows.

 

Worship Assistants
A wide range of opportunities exists for people of all ages to assist at worship services. To learn more about serving as a greeter, usher, computer and audio/visual equipment operator, acolyte, lay reader or communion steward, or to join the Chancel Guild, contact the church office (call 732-463-1517 or email CUMCPiscataway@gmail.com). See Music for descriptions of opportunities to support our vibrant music ministry. 

Sunday School Teachers*
We offer opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow in their faith through Sunday School. If you enjoy sharing your faith and helping others learn more about God and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ, contact Judy Hopkins, Director of Program & Lay Ministry.

Youth Leaders*
We offer Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF) for 6th – 8th graders and Young Disciples (YD) for 9th – 12th graders. Our Youth Leaders help JYF and YD participants grow in faith through education, mission, outreach and fellowship. Adults also are sought to serve as mentors for youth in 6th grade and older who are participating in our confirmation program. To volunteer as a Youth Leader, contact Judy Hopkins, Director of Program & Lay Ministry.

 

Church Committees and Ministries
To learn more about a committee or ministry at Christ United Methodist Church, select the desired link below to open the annual report of the committee or ministry. Not included in the list below but also available are the Pastor's Report and the Lay Leader Report.

 

 

Building
The Building Maintenance Committee keeps the church facilities in good repair. Committee “meetings” take the form of workdays that occur about four times a year.

Church Council
Members of the Church Council include mission and ministry leaders of the church. The council provides for organizational administration and the planning and implementing of programs of nurture, outreach, witness and resources in the church.

Communications
The Communications Ministry Team strives to keep members, friends and the community informed about church happenings. We manage the church website and Facebook page and produce the monthly church newsletter.

Craft Group
The Craft Group creates items that enhance church events or are sold as part of fund-raising activities that benefit church ministries.

Education
The Education Ministry Team offers programming and study that support the spiritual growth of people of all ages.  See the Grow section of this website for details.

Fellowship
The Fellowship Ministry Team promotes social interaction between church members and families by organizing and supporting a variety of events such as the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner and the annual church picnic.

Finance
The Finance Ministry Team prepares and manages the annual budget, plans and conducts the annual stewardship campaign and tracks contributions to the church.

Grounds
The Grounds Committee manages the upkeep of the church grounds. Members of the committee and other committed volunteers mow, plant, prune and weed, among other tasks.

Lay Deacons
The Lay Deacons assist the pastor with visitation of the sick and by serving communion in church and to shut-ins. Among their other acts to communicate the love of God, they pray with and anoint those in need, and send cards to people on the church prayer list.

Membership and Evangelism
The Membership and Evangelism Committee helps visitors learn about our church, arranges new member classes and facilitates the active participation of new members in church activities. We also encourage the community to visit us and grow in discipleship.

Men’s Fellowship
See the Men’s Fellowship page in the Grow section for information on this ministry.

Minnow Pond
See the Minnow Pond page in the Grow section for information on this ministry.

Mission and Outreach
See the Mission and Outreach page in the Serve section for information on this ministry.

Music
See the Music page in the Connect section for information on this ministry.

Nominations
The Nominations Committee develops leadership for the church community. We prepare a slate of nominations for all church leadership positions and present it to the annual church conference for election.

Parsonage
The Parsonage Committee is accountable to the Board of Trustees and the Staff Parish Relations Committee for the well being of the parsonage.

Staff Parish Relations
The duties of the Staff Parish Relations Committee include conferring and counseling with the pastor and staff on matters related to ministry and congregation relationship, evaluating the pastor and staff, and recommending candidates for ordained ministry.

Stephen Ministry
See the Stephen Ministry page in the Grow section for information on this ministry.

Trustees
The Board of Trustees manages church property, equipment and investments to support the vision and mission of our church.

United Methodist Women
See the United Methodist Women page in the Grow section for information on this ministry.

Worship
The Worship Ministry Team helps the pastor and staff plan and deliver meaningful and varied worship services. We also encourage the congregation to provide us with comments and suggestions about worship services.

Youth
The Youth Ministry Team strives to provide a Christian environment that enables junior and senior high youth to grow in faith through education, mission, outreach and fellowship.

 

*Because we believe our children and youth are precious gifts from God, their safety is of the utmost importance to us. The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference requires anyone working with children, youth or vulnerable adults to undergo a training program called “Safe Sanctuary.”

 
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485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Join us for worship services Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
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