The Greenstone United Methodist Church in Washington, NJ 





Virtual Worship 

Greenstone United Methodist Church

Pastor: Marissa Van Der Valk

116 E. Washington Ave.

Washington, NJ 07882

Tel. (908) 689-0105





Online Giving 

During this time, it is of even greater importance that we give generously and from our hearts to support the church and all of the ministries associated with it.  We offer several ways to give online, but the easiest is for you to set up a recurring electronic payment from your bank.  Please click here for more information.  Of course, you can also just mail your offering to the church as well.


You can also support the church by ordering Shoprite gift cards from the church office or using the Amazon Smile site when you order from 

Choir Practice is every Thursday from 7:15 to 8:15 in the sanctuary.  We're looking for new members so stop by and try us out!

Small Groups meet on Sunday evenings and Monday evenings.  

Our new Contemporary Worship begins at 11:00am on Sunday  

As we are unable to meet for worship on Sunday we will be holding a virtual worship service in this space. We encourage you to gather your families as your normally would and watch as we worship Christ online.


The service will be available every Sunday morning on our YouTube channel or by clicking below.  We look forward to worshipping with you in person very soon.  More details on our reopening will be coming shortly.


This week's worship is being led by our new pastor Marissa Van Der Valk.  Please join us in welcoming Pastor Marissa to our church!

Dave Dux is our Sexton and does a great job taking care of our beautiful century old bulding and grounds.  


Our music director, Al Cousins, began taking piano lessons as a young child in the U.K. Along with directing our choir and children's choir, he also chairs our Vital Ministries team.  He lives in Washington with his wife Amy, and their 4 children and in his spare time enjoys flying small aircraft!

Our senior pastor is the Rev. Marissa van der Valk. Pastor Marissa was born and raised in California moving to New Jersey 7 years ago. Previous to moving to New Jersey, Pastor Marissa worked for 15 years as a molecular biologist. She holds degrees in Biological Sciences, Computer Information System, and has a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. She is passionate about mission and helping congregations connect with their communities. She is excited to be the pastor of Washington UMC! To contact Pastor Marissa, click here.

Our Assistant pastor is the Rev. Marilyn Balzer.  Serving the Methodist church for over 30 years, Marilyn has numerous teaching certifications.  Born and raised in Salem, Marilyn has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren!

Dave Dux is our Sexton and does a great job taking care of our beautiful century old bulding and grounds.  

Our Children's Ministries coordinator is Amy Cousins.  From Hamilton Square, NJ, Amy was a stay at home mom to 4 kids for 14 years and is now a kindergarten teacher.  

Diane Somma is our church secretary and does all the things required to keep the administration side of the church running.  Contact her for prayer requests, concerns or any other needs you have regarding our church and the services we provide.

Rev. Marissa van der Valk

Rev. Marilyn Balzer

Al Cousins

Diane Somma

Amy Cousins

Dave Dux