“You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. ” (Leviticus 11:44)
St. Mary & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
Reaching out to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties in NJ



The 2016 Calendar

God willing, you should have all received the 2016 Calendar already. Those acquainted with this calendar will attest to the great deal of effort that goes into producing it. Please make sure that you and your family benefit from this calendar. A purpose of the calendar is to stimulate further reading and understanding in everyone. […]

The Library and Computer Center

Library and Computer Center

The church is establishing a Library and Computer Center to further assist in Education and especially Christian Education. The team is calling on everyone to see if they have any books they wish to donate to this significant effort! Please package your books in open boxes marked ‘New Library’. Do not leave them anywhere but […]

A Generous Donation of Library Books for the SMSA Library:

The church is greatly appreciative to Fr. Athanasius Farag, the congregation and servants of St. Antonious and St. Mina Church and its Resource Center in East Rutherford, NJ, and the Pope Shenouda III Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary, for the generous contribution of books to the library and computer center being established at our church of […]

Library Books

There are many treasured books that our parents and grandparents had that are of great value. Please note that these books are largely in the ARABIC language. The Library Team will assess each book to ensure that maximum benefit is derived from it. Please take the time to inquire of such books that may be […]

Church Services

Agape’ Meal

Please join us for an Agape’ meal downstairs in the hall, for a time of fellowship and bonding.

Text Messaging System

The church has a text messaging system in order to relay emergency notification or changes that may occur on short notice. During the winter months with inclement weather, the church will rely heavily on this system for up-to-the-minute communication. Twitter will also continue to be a source of notification for the church as well.

Weekly Meetings

Aside from the Youth Group meetings and Religion Classes (Sunday School), please be aware that the church provides weekly meetings for specific groups, which bring benefit by focusing on their particular needs. • Family Ministry (English): Discusses issues of the FAMILY such as: husband and wife matters, raising children, family life, awareness of social issues […]

Upcoming Events


Preschool and Kindergarten Trip

The Preschool and Kindergarten children will be enjoying a fun-filled afternoon at Chuck E Cheese on Saturday February 20th. We will meet at Chuck-E-Cheese in Bridgewater from ‪2pm – 4pm‬ and return to church by ‪5pm‬ for Religion Class. The cost of $10 per child will include pizza, drinks and tokens! Parents must accompany their children.‬‬

Church Etiquette and Instructions

Attending Liturgy Early

Please be attentive to the Church’s teaching on attending Liturgy early and partaking of the Holy Eucharist.

Parking Lot

Please be mindful of all the posted signs Please note that when leaving out of the driveway, we must make a right turn only on US Hwy. 206. Within the driveway, it’s one way only when going around the church.

Clothing/Attire of Ladies, Gentlemen & Children

Please be mindful of the Church’s teaching on proper clothing to be worn in a church, especially on the day of the Lord, Sunday. • General Rule: More Fabric=More Respect; Less Fabric=Less Respect • Children are to follow SAME dress code as the adults as a process of learning & training • Gentlemen – No […]

Why Give Online?

It’s a personal preference, but here are a few of the benefits we hear frequently:
• It’s a step of faith…deciding in advance to give faithfully.
• It helps simplify life.
• It allows you to give consistently…even when you’re not at church.
• It allows you to focus on the service when you’re at church.

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