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.
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.
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 or at 973-262-2952.
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.
All volunteers MUST wear CLOSED-TOED shoes. No Shorts, Tank Tops or Flip Flops.
The Agape Clothing Closet is where our donated clothing items are kept and distributed to our guests on Wednesdays while they dine. It is located in First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ.
Yes! Clothing donations are distributed through our Clothing Closet each Wednesday. We are taking donations of t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, sweatpants, coats, hats, gloves, NEW (in package) socks, NEW (in package) undershirts and boxer shorts, blankets & sleeping bags. All donations can be dropped off at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield (140 Mountain Ave, Westfield NJ 07090).
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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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 or We’d be happy to answer your questions!


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