When is Agape?
Agape is every Wednesday, regardless of holiday. We meet at 3:15pm in The Presbyterian Church in Westfield’s parking lot to carpool to Agape. In inclement weather, we follow our Snow Day Policy. Volunteers return to the Westfield Parking Lot by 7:30pm.
 
Where is Agape located?
Agape is located at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ. The address is 42 Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. You can get directions by using Google Maps, below. Click More Options to enter your starting address.

 

Can I Volunteer At Agape?
We welcome teens in 6th -12th grade to volunteer at Agape onsite at First Presbyterian Church. We offer Adult Opportunities “behind the scenes”. Teens should meet at 3:15pm in The Presbyterian Church in Westfield’s parking lot to carpool to Agape. NO RSVP is necessary, except for groups over 5 students. If you have a group you must contact Kristin Pirich to reserve a specific date to attend at kpirich@westfieldpc.org or at 973-262-2952.
 
 
Are there registration forms for students?
YES, if you are a parent/guardian of a student attending Agape for the first time, please complete the google form found here. Your information will not be shared. It will only be used for emergency purposes only.
 
 
What do I wear to volunteer?
All volunteers MUST wear CLOSED-TOED shoes. No Shorts, Tank Tops or Flip Flops.
 
 
What is the Agape Clothing Closet?
The Agape Clothing Closet is where our newly purchased clothing items are kept and distributed to our guests on Wednesdays while they dine. It is located in First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ.
 
 
Do you take clothing donations?
Yes & No.  We now have an AMAZON WISH LIST that we ask you to use for clothing for our guests.  Used clothing is no longer accepted.  With this Amazon Wish List we are able to provide our guests with exactly what they need and are asking for throughout the year and update requests as needed. We thank you for your understanding of our new Clothing Closet procedure.
 
 

What is your Snow Day Policy?

When town schools are closed due to inclement weather, no youth will be taken onsite to Elizabeth that day. Take-Away meals may be prepared at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield at 2:30pm by youth (with permission from a parent/guardian) and adults. The adults will hand out take-aways and hot cups of coffee to anyone who comes by for a meal. Agape Snow Day Hotline: We will leave a message on our Agape Snow Day Update Hotline – you can call the church office at 908-233-0301 – ask for or press extension 63 to listen to our update for the day.
 
 
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Any other questions?
If your question was not answered here, please feel free to contact the church office at 908-233-0301. You may speak with Rev. Amanda Huels Joria, Associate Pastor for Youth & Mission at extension 37 or Linnette Mercado, Youth Assistant at extension 22. You may also email us at ahuels@westfieldpc.org or lmercado@westfieldpc.org. We’d be happy to answer your questions!

 

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