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    Stewardship 2019 — We are Grateful for the Generosity of the Congregation

    by Gary Ingram

    Thank you to the 159 individuals and families who have made pledge commitments for 2019 totaling $657,826. In response to prayerful consideration of what God is calling them to do, many in our congregation have increased their pledges from last year. We are excited and encouraged by the 12 new pledges totaling $22,740 included in […]

    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 […]

    North Carolina Mission Trip Report & Video

    by Gary Ingram

    A group of 9 members and friends of BRPC spent four days helping people in Laurinburg and Whiteville North Carolina recover from damage due to Hurricane Florence.  This is one of the poorest counties in North Carolina, and most people don’t have flood insurance  because it is not an area that normally floods. We spent […]

    Liz Messineo — 5 Year Anniversary!

    by Gary Ingram

    Liz Messineo will be celebrating her 5 year Anniversary as part time Assistant Treasurer at BRPC on Wednesday, October 24. Liz’s responsibilities include handling accounts payable, processing payroll, and preparing monthly financial reporting. When Liz joined the staff five years ago, she was no stranger to people at BRPC. She and her family are committed […]

    Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Habitat ReStore Grand Opening – October 26th New Opportunity to Shop, Donate, Volunteer & Give Back to your Community

    by Gary Ingram

    Remodeling? Decluttering? Please consider donating your gently used furniture, kitchen cabinets, appliances, artwork, lighting fixtures, jewelry, general household goods, and building materials to the Habitat ReStore, the store that builds homes. A Habitat ReStore sells these donated goods to the general public at a fraction of the retail price and keeps usable items from ending […]

    Friends of the Shelter Fundraiser

    by Gary Ingram

    Thirty years ago, members of BRPC saw the need for a safe location for families affected by domestic violence. Since their creation of Friends of the Shelter, the group has contributed over two million dollars to the cause, whose hotline number is 866-685-8881. One of the Friends’ fundraisers has been a fall Author/Luncheon. This year […]