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    New Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and Their Families

    by Gary Ingram

    On behalf of the Search Committee, Personnel Council and Session, we are thrilled to announce that our search for the position of Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and Their Families has concluded, resulting in a candidate who is perfectly suited for our needs. With more than two decades of experience leading youth and […]

    Weather Updates – March 14th Winter Storm

    by Gary Ingram

    In anticipation of the impending snowstorm, we’re making these scheduling announcements: The church office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, and all church events are canceled. The Women’s Bible study Wednesday morning is canceled. The Music & Meditation service and lunch on Wednesday is canceled.  (This service and the one scheduled for March 22 will be pushed forward […]

    Mission Spotlight for March: Good News Home for Women, Flemington NJ

    by Gary Ingram

    The mission of the Good News Home is to provide a comprehensive long and short-term residential substance abuse treatment program that offers a professional, non-denominational, Christian approach, focusing on healing the total woman utilizing Christian 12-steps, addiction counseling, life skills and spiritual counseling to overcome drug addiction, with integrated treatment for clients who have been […]

    New Stephen Ministers Commissioned

    by Gary Ingram

    On January 22, the following Stephen Ministers were commissioned during the 10:15 am service. They have each completed 50 hours of training: Bonnie Diehl Marilou Howe Kate Prins Pat Haines Jeanne Poehner Cynthia Wynant We are grateful for their commitment to this caring ministry and their willingness to walk alongside those facing challenging times in […]

    Interfaith Hospitality Network Annual Report

    by Gary Ingram

    The Interfaith Hospitality Network is one of the local missions that BRPC supports with lots of hands-on help and energy. If you are curious about their wider mission and how our support fits in, you can review their annual report which they recently sent to us:

    300th Anniversary Monthly Focus: The Samuel Brown Society

    by Gary Ingram

    Planned Giving: THE SAMUEL BROWN SOCIETY The spirit of giving has been a foundation of our church from its very beginning. Over the years, we have gratefully given to fund the spiritual nourishment of our congregation, to give to the mission of helping others in communities around the world and to help secure to future generations […]

    BRPC Seeks Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and their Families

    by Gary Ingram

    Do you know someone who might be interested in being our Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and their Families?  You can click here to view the job description.  If you’d like to forward a suggestion to the search committee, contact Joy Schmitt, or send an email to youth-director-search@brpc.org. Thanks!

    Go Fund Me Page for the Oak Tree

    by Gary Ingram

    A HUGE Thank You to the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills for setting up this Go Fund Me page to raise money for the Old Oak Tree!   Click here to donate: <https://www.gofundme.com/baskingridgeoak>

    Session Highlights from the November Meeting

    by Gary Ingram

    Session reviewed a draft of the Child Protection Policy which has recently been re-written by the Children and Family Ministries Council. The revised policy will be voted upon at a future Session meeting. Rev. Dennis Jones gave a Stewardship Committee update. Packets have been completed for distribution to church members. A slideshow is being developed […]

    The Giving Tree

    by Gary Ingram

    Once again we will have the opportunity to bless others during this Christmas season. The Giving Tree is up in Westminster Hall and has been filled with ornaments detailing a wish from one of our mission partners. This year there are gifts for God’s Co-op Pantry clients, Homeless Solutions, IHN and women of the Bo […]