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    New Church Office Hours

    by Gary Ingram

    Effective Monday June 12 the church office schedule is: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Session has approved a motion from the Personnel Committee to change our office hours to better meet the needs of the church and the staff. There is no change in the number of hours staff are working for […]

    New Officers Ordained and Installed

    by Gary Ingram

    On May 21, a new class of deacons and elders was ordained and installed at the 10:15 am service. Thank you for answering God’s call to help lead our congregation! You can see all the current officers here: Session Deacons Trustees Is God calling you? You don’t need to wait ’till next year’s elections—here’s a list of […]

    Gently-Used or New Women’s Clothing Needed

    by Gary Ingram

    As you are bringing out your warmer-weather clothes, please consider the opportunity to help women transitioning from prison to the community at the Bo Robinson Transitional Center in Trenton, by providing clothing for their new life. Please bring only women’s clothing, in very good condition – like you would give to a friend. The women […]

    Youth & Young Adult Committee Scholarships Available – Apply by May 31

    by Gary Ingram

    The Youth and Young Adult Committee administrates a number of scholarship funds.  These scholarships are generally available to upperclass or graduate level students in the helping professions such as the pastorate, social work, Christian education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, law, and rehabilitation counseling. Applications are due May 31, 2017.  Click here to view/download an application. […]

    Church Office News

    by Gary Ingram

    On June 7, after 30 years of service to our church, Pam Smith will be retiring. Although it will be impossible to “replace” Pam, we do need to hire someone to continue her work supporting the church operation. The candidate we are seeking should be proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher and Servant Keeper, be detailed […]

    Lend a hand at the “Giving Gardens” at Ross Farm (135 North Maple Avenue)

    by Gary Ingram

    Several churches have partnered with The Friends of the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate and the Somerset County Parks Commission to grow fresh produce for families in need, donating to the Somerset County Food Bank and God’s Co-Op Food Pantry. Last year, volunteers delivered 1000 lbs. of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, and the partners hope to donate […]

    300th Anniversary Celebration – Mission Focus for May: Restore Ministries Inc

    by Gary Ingram

    BRPC’s mission council began a partnership with Restore Ministries Inc in 2015. This organization operates within Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ and their mission is to nurture urban youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. Through after-school clubs and cultural and arts programs as well as a summer outreach they hope […]