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    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 […]

    Todd B Jones — Guest Preacher

    by Gary Ingram

    With great joy we look forward to welcoming The Reverend Todd B Jones as our guest preacher on the weekend of October 20-21. While a student at Princeton Seminary Todd came to the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church as a seminary intern in the summer of 1977, and served with us for two years. In 1980 […]

    Hurricane Florence Relief through Presbyterian Disaster Agency

    by Maureen Paterson

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence the Mission Council will be sending $3,000 for Hurricane Relief in North Carolina through the Presbyterian Disaster Agency.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to this effort please mark “hurricane relief” in the memo line of your check and place in offering plate […]

    Children’s & Family Ministries: Nursery News

    by Gary Ingram

    We invite you to visit our new updated Nursery! During the 10:15 am service, the Nursery will be staffed with two childcare providers for children ages 2 years and younger. Parents may leave their children while they attend worship in the Sanctuary. Alternatively, as of September 23, 2018, our 10:15 am worship service will be […]

    Help Needed — Homeless Solutions

    by Joelle Strona

    4 times a year, faithful members of our congregation volunteer their time to shop and cook dinner for the Homeless Solutions Shelter in Morris Plains.  The final two dates for 2018 are approaching and we are in need of volunteers to (1) Grocery shop and (2)Cook and serve the meals.  For grocery shopping, the list […]

    Fall Sermon Series Begins September 16!

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Presbyterian minister and author Frederick Buechner writes, “Generally speaking, if you want to know who you really are as distinct from who you like to think you are, keep an eye on where your feet take you.” Our Fall Sermon Series, entitled “Live It Out,” is inspired by the no-nonsense and practical wisdom of the […]

    We Warmly Welcome Our New Children and Family Ministry Director!

    by Gary Ingram

    The Children and Family Ministries Search Committee is overjoyed to announce Stacy Currie as our new Director of Ministries to Children and Their Families, effective July 16th. Stacy comes to us after 13 years as a Christian nursery school teacher at The Children’s Corner in Liberty Corner, NJ. She has been a pivotal member of […]