Holy Week and Easter Events in Newark Presbytery

We wanted to share some of the activities happening at the churches of Newark Presbytery during Holy Week and Easter:

If not specifically listed, Palm Sunday and Easter services will be at normal worship times, which can be found in our church listings.

Note: Tenebrae refers to a worship service, typically held on one of the three days before Easter commemorating the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

Bethany Presbyterian Church

293 W Passaic Ave
Bloomfield NJ 07003

  • Friday, April 19, 7:30pm – Good Friday Worship & Music
  • Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm – Easter Egg Hunt with Arts, Crafts, Games and more
Bethel Presbyterian Church

185 Midland Ave
East Orange, NJ 07017

  • Sunday, April 14, 11am – Palm Sunday Worship Service with distribution of palms followed by brunch
  • Thursday, April 18, 7pm – Maundy Thursday Scripture, Music and Candlelight Tenebrae Service
  • Sunday, April 21, 11am – Easter Sunday Worship Service followed by children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

147 Broad St
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

  • April 19, 8pm – Good Friday Worship Service with Central Presbyterian Church (at Central)
Central Presbyterian Church

46 Park St
Montclair, NJ 07042

  • Sunday, April 14, 10am – Palm Sunday Worship
  • Thursday, April 18, following Soup Supper – Maundy Thursday Worship
  • Friday, April 19, 8pm – Good Friday Worship Service with Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green (at Central)
  • Sunday, April 21, 10am – Easter Sunday Worship
Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic Presbyterian Church

761 Elizabeth Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

  • Friday, April 19, 11am – National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC), Newark, Seven Last Words Servicewith First Irvington, First Presbyterian and Trinity, Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic, Roseville United and Memorial West (at Roseville)
Elmwood United Presbyterian Church

135 Elmwood Ave
East Orange, NJ 07018

  • Sunday, April 14, 9:30am – Palm Sunday Worship Service
  • Thursday, April 18, 7-8:30pm – Maundy Thursday Worship Service (Sanctuary)
  • Friday, April 19, 12-2pm – Good Friday 7 Last Words Worship Service (Sanctuary)
  • Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
    • 6am – Easter Sunrise Worship Service
    • 9:30am – Easter Worship Service
Fewsmith Memorial Presbyterian Church

444 Union Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109

  • Sunday, April 14, 2019, 10am – Palm Sunday Worship Service
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8pm – Tenebrae Worship Service
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019, 10am – Easter Worship Service
First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell

326 Bloomfield Ave
Caldwell, NJ 07006

  • Sunday, April 14, 10&11:30am – Palm Sunday Worship Services
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6pm – “Messiah in the Passover” Dinner (Room 120), suggested $10 donation (children 10 and under are free) and bring a dessert to share!
  • Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
    • 9am-12pm – Children’s Program – Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to learn about Holy Week through story, crafts and games, $5 per child, RSVP to Noe Lopez by Wednesday, April 17.
    • 12pm – Good Friday Prayer and Meditation (Chapel)
    • 7:30pm – Illuminate Good Friday Worship Service (Fellowship Hall)
  • Saturday, April 20, 8pm – Easter Vigil (Sanctuary)
  • Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
    • 6:15am – Easter Sunrise Worship Service
    • 9:30&11am – Easter Worship Services
    • 10:30am – Easter Egg Hunt (Old Burial Ground)
First Presbyterian Church of Irvington

777 Grove St
Irvington, NJ 07111

  • Sunday, April 14, 11am – Palm Sunday Worship Service
  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30-9:30pm – Easter Revival Prayer
  • Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
    • 11am – National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC), Newark, Seven Last Words Service with First Irvington, First Presbyterian and Trinity, Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic, Roseville United and Memorial West (at Roseville)
    • 7:30-9:30pm – Easter Revival Prayer
  • Saturday, April 20, 9-11am – Holy Saturday Easter Revival Prayer
  • Sunday, April 21, 11am-1pm –Mini Harvest and Easter Sunday Worship Service
First Presbyterian Church of Verona

10 Fairview Ave
Verona, NJ 07044

  • Sunday, April 14, 10:15am – Palm Sunday Worship Service
  • Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm – Maundy Thursday Supper and Worship Service, Soup and bread dinner followed by worship including hand washing and communion
  • Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
    • 10am-2pm – Children’s Good Friday Workshop and Easter Egg Hunt including music, crafts and food, $10/child, register here.
    • 12pm – Good Friday Prayer Service
First Presbyterian & Trinity Church

111 Irvington Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079

  • Friday, April 19, 11am – National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC), Newark, Seven Last Words Servicewith First Irvington, First Presbyterian and Trinity, Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic, Roseville United and Memorial West (at Roseville)
Grace Presbyterian Church

153 Grove St
Montclair, NJ 07042

  • Thursday, April 17, 8pm – Maundy Thursday Worship Service with communion (Fellowship Room)
  • Friday, April 18, 8pm – Tenebrae Worship Service
  • Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
    • 7am – Sunrise Easter Worship Service (continuation of Friday’s Tenebrae Service)
    • 9am – Easter Egg Hunt
    • 10am – Easter Worship Service
Memorial West United Presbyterian Church

286 S 7thSt
Newark, NJ 07103

  • Friday, April 19, 11am – National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC), Newark, Seven Last Words Servicewith First Irvington, First Presbyterian and Trinity, Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic, Roseville United and Memorial West (at Roseville)
The Presbyterian Church of Livingston

271 W Northfield Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039

  • Saturday, April 13, 6pm – Saturday Night Live Seder
  • Sunday, April 14, 10:30am – Palm Sunday Worship Service with palm procession, special music and communion
  • Wednesday, April 17, 12pm – Holy Wednesday Luncheon with anointing for healing
  • Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm – Dinner and Maundy Thursday Worship Service (Livingston United Methodist Church)
  • Friday, April 19 – Good Friday
    • 12pm – Good Friday Ecumenical Service (Trinity Covenant Church)
    • 7:30pm – Tenebrae Worship Service (Presbyterian Church of Livingston)
  • Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
    • 10:30am – The Great Easter Festival Worship Service with communion
    • After worship – Easter Egg Hunt
Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair

53 Norwood Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Worship Service and Communion
  • Sunday, April 21, 9&11am – Easter Worship Services
Prospect Presbyterian Church

646 Prospect St
Maplewood, NJ 07040

  • Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday
    • 9:15am – Sensational Sunday, All ages “Journey to Jerusalem” remembering the last week of Jesus’ life through creative storytelling
    • 10:30am – Palm Sunday Worship
  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm – Maundy Thursday Communion and Tennebrae Service
  • Friday, April 19, 12-3pm – Good Friday, Sanctuary open for quiet meditation
  • Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday
    • 8am – Early Service, begin in darkness and return the lights and colors to the sanctuary. Easter Breakfast to follow.
    • 9:15am – ConnectEd Sunday School
    • 10:30am – Traditional Easter Worship Service
Roseville United Presbyterian Church

36 Roseville Ave
Newark, NJ 07107

  • Wednesday, March 6, 12&7:30pm – Ash Wednesday Worship Services
  • Thursday, April 18, 7pm – Maundy Thursday Worship Service
  • Friday, April 19, 11am – National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC), Newark, Seven Last Words Service with First Irvington, First Presbyterian and Trinity, Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic, Roseville United and Memorial West (at Roseville)
  • Sunday, April 21, 10am – Easter Sunday Worship Service and Concert
United Presbyterian Church of Cedar Grove

155 Commerce Rd
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

  • Thursday, April 18, 3pm – Maundy Thursday Worship Service (Sanctuary)
United Presbyterian Church of West Orange

20 Old Indian Rd
West Orange, NJ 07052

  • Saturday, April 20, 1pm – Community Easter Egg Hunt
Wyoming Presbyterian Church

432 Wyoming Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041

  • Sunday, April 14, 10am – Palm Sunday Worship Service with Palm Parade followed by Easter Egg Hunt during Fellowship Hour
  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm – Maundy Thursday Worship Service and Upper Room meal (Fellowship Hall)
  • Friday, April 19, 8:00pm – Tenebrae Good Friday Worship Service (Sanctuary)
  • Sunday, April 21, 9:30&11am – Easter Worship Services