Our Ministries & Groups

The Lord has blessed us with the privilege and responsibility of serving Him through serving others. These are the ministries and groups we take part in, or host space for. We support other ministries financially. We invite you to explore these ministries for your own benefit and to offer yourself to others.

  • Weekly Thrift Shop


The Rev. Christine Bridge--aka Pastor Chris--was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  She has been serving at First Presbyterian Church of Carteret for (5) years.

She began her seminary studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (a PCUSA seminary) and received her Masters of Divinity Degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2006.  She was ordained on September 17, 2006, and was called to serve two Lutheran congregations:  St Paul's/Linden and Zion Ev. Lutheran Church/Carteret.  Pastor Chris currently serves 1st Presbyterian Church and Zion/Carteret.

Between 2010 and 2013, she served as a Port Chaplain at Port Newark/Elizabeth.  Pastor Chris loves to be with family and friends, enjoys eating out, walking and playing with her dog, Layla, and watching movies. She has two married sons:  Mark (Jennifer) and Tim (Amanda).  Mark and Jen are the parents of her two grandchildren:  Harrison, age 8, and Molly, age 5.