Our Ministries - Community


The Calico Cat


The Calico Cat is a store operated by the Monmouth Community Outreach Group (COG) that sells gently used items and has a food pantry. Call 732-671-0550 if you would like to assist in this important ministry. If someone you know is in need of emergency assistance from COG, please call 732-671-8775.

Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of national Family Promise, works with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues to provide shelter, food, transportation and supportive services including case management for homeless families.

"Middletown for Clean Energy"

is a nonpartisan group of Middletown, NJ residents who support a Middletown transition to 100% Clean Energy. Check Facebook page:


Riotous Readers

Book Club

Not currently active due to pandemic.

Old First Church hosts a book club called Riotous Readers which meets nine times a year, typically the third Sunday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. 

        The book club is open to all in the community. Books are selected by book club members in a round robin fashion. The Middletown Public Library supports Riotous Readers by trying to make the selected books available to all members. Membership in Riotous Readers is open to anyone who has a good sense of humor, likes to read, enjoys a thought provoking and often raucous book discussion.

For more information please email marywpearson@gmail.com. She can provide the precise schedule as well as the book selections and answer any questions you may have.


AAUW Bookstore

(Used Books)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) operates the Bookstore (used). Proceeds support scholarships for women at local colleges. 

Regular hours: 9 am to 1 pm

Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 26

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God has told you, O mortal, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8 NRSV