Welcome Letter

Welcome to our Church’s Webite!

Thank you for giving us your time today.  The First Presbyterian Church of Perth Amboy is devoted to building a Neighborhood in the Kingdom of God.  At 10am each Sunday, we offer Bible-centered, reality-based preaching that seeks to connect our real faith to the real world.  Our Neighborhood is made up of people of all ages.

To build our Neighborhood, we seek to follow the Great Commandment, to love God with everything we’ve got, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.  We begin with seeking to build our neighborhood with God, then our neighborhood with each other.  And we do so in two stages, according to the Great Commandment.  Our Core Values guide us in each stage.

We start by actively building our Love for God.  To do so, remember P.R.O.-which stands for:

-Praying to God

-Reading God’s Holy Word

-Offering your gifts and tithes to God

Please find along the edge of this letter a link to connect you to more information on each of these Core Values.

We continue by actively building our Love for Neighbor.  Our Core Values define a process for our relationship with our neighbors.

  • We pray for our neighbor.
  • We get to know our neighbor
  • We serve our neighbor
  • We share our faith with our neighbor

The process is deliberately set step by step. We live in a world where there is too much free religious advice offered on how people should live their lives, rules of living, processes to avoid eternal damnation, in your face notions of “Jesus or else”.  We believe in the power of Jesus Christ but we also believe we are a neighborhood in God’s kingdom, to be built with care and deliberation.

You are cordially invited to join us.  I am your servant,

In Christ,
Rev. Peter Hofstra
pastorpeter@fpcperthamboy.org