First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains

First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains

Who We Are

Open Hands, Open Hearts, Open Doors

First Reformed Church is a Christ-centered community, which is unapologetically open; our doors, our heart, and our hands. We want to offer you an experience that is deep and meaningful, while also inspirational.

We understand that visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We want to be as helpful as we can to make your experience a good one. Whether you've attended church your whole life or never stepped foot in a church, First Reformed Church (FRC) is a safe place to bring your doubts, questions, and curiosities, regardless of your beliefs or background. We invite you to come and take a look around.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:30am - Common Ground is one of our two worshipping communities. Common Ground is made up of people from all walks of life, taking in a casual style of worship in Friendship Hall (south end of campus) at 8:30 am every Sunday. The official time for worship starts at 8:30 am, but often people start gathering 15 minutes before. Our worship usually begins with readings from the Bible and some shared singing. The heart of it all is a teaching or sermon built around a lesson from scripture. We are regularly asking, "Who is God?" and "What differece does the reality of God make in my life?" It is in God's word that we find direction, instight and hope.
  • 10:00am - The Celebration Service takes place in our Sanctuary, which is a beautifully designed, large sacred space located in the middle of our campus. The music for that service is led by our Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, musicians or vocalists. It features a wide variety of musical styles, from tradiitional hymns to contemporary Chrisitan songs - and everything in between. A sermon message is given during the service by one of our pastors with a focus on intersecting relevant issues with encouraging and practical biblical truths that can guide us through the best and worst times in life. Worship usually ends with a song and an invitation to connect over coffee and bagels in our Friendship Hall (south end of campus).

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our Sunday morning worship services are designed to equip and inspire you to know God better and enable you to become the person God created you to be. No matter where you are in life, we'll help you figure out the next steps in your journey with him. Our Common Ground 8:30 AM worship service is in "Friendship Hall" is about 45 minutes in length and offers a relaxed feel with a blended musical style. Our Celebration 10 AM worship service in the "Sanctuary" is an hour long, also has a blended musical style, but leans toward a more traditional feel, featuring our choirs and musicians.

What is the community like?
Walking through the doors of The First Reformed Church is only one step in what we hope is a long journey of faith, growth and service. Church is about much more than sitting in a building for one hour a week. The church is God's gathered people, scattered into the world, to be the people of God. We want to help you find your way toward a meaningful and transformative experience. If you want to be part of God's loving movement to the world through The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, come check us out and learn of ways to connect and join the movement.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You don't have to completely believe in God, the Bible or the person of Jesus to join us. In fact many regulars are on a journey of trying to know Christ and come with all kinds of questions. We are all in a life-long jouney of trusting God with our lives. We are a church with open doors, welcoming anyone seeking God.


Chad DeJager


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