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    Oak Tree Update

    by Bill Emmitt

    In our November 6th Celebration Service of the life of our Historic White Oak Tree, we outlined several areas that our Task Force would be dealing with as we prepare for the removal of our special tree and plan for memorials to ensure its place in our future. Although much of our activity has been […]

    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>

    God’s Co-Op Pantry says, “Thanks!” to Crane’s Farm

    by Gary Ingram

    We would like to thank Crane’s Farm for their generous donations of fresh fruits and vege- tables to God’s Co-Op Pantry this summer. Thanks to their generosity, we are able to of- fer our clients fresh produce at no extra charge—for which they are extremely grateful and appreciative! We are so thankful for these blessings […]

    BRPC and the Old Oak In the News…

    by Gary Ingram

    You may have heard about or seen a link to the article in the Washington Post this week about our old oak tree.  That article has set off a flurry of attention from many media outlets about the story of our oak tree and its condition. Here are links to various stories, if you’d like […]

    Community‐Wide Prayer Service for Healing and Peace

    by Gary Ingram

    In response to the horrendous violence at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida [and too many other places and times], over 100 people of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faiths gathered together to light candles and pray for healing and peace on Wednesday evening. Many of the churches in the area were represented as well as […]

    Youth & Young Adult Scholarships Available – Applications Due May 15

    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 15, 2016.  Click here to view/download an application. […]

    Join the Boy Scouts of BRPC

    by Gary Ingram

    Boy Scout troop #351 is holding a new members meeting on February 11th. If you have an interest or know of someone who would be, please attend this meeting in the Church House Youth Center at 7:30 p.m. Scouting is open to boys eleven years and up and no prior scouting experience is required. Adults […]

    “Friends of Music” Support Special Music Events at BRPC

    by Chris Fortin

    We invite you to play an important role in the music ministry of BRPC this year by making a contribution to the Friends of Music in Basking Ridge.  These gifts from you, members and friends, have enabled us to continue a joyful tradition of presenting special music events each year.  These events include our Christmas […]

    Ye Old Oak Tree — A Report from the Board of Trustees

    by Janet Bentley

    For the past 34 years Certified Tree Expert David Welch has been working alongside the Trustees guiding the care of our oak tree. He has seen the tree through many stages of brilliance and illness! You might remember the summer of the great drought when arrangements were made for the fire department to water the […]