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    Beautiful Gifts in 2018 — Memorial Gifts, Marion Bonnell, and Our New Roof

    by Janet Bentley

    As noted in our 2018 Memorial Gift listing, we received three bequests last year. Most bequests received by us are undesignated as to purpose. When these gifts are received the church policy is to divide them as follows: 60% to the Unrestricted Endowment; 10% to the General Mission Endowment; 20% to Unrestricted Reserves; and 10% […]

    Annual Congregation Meeting & Report, Part 1

    by Tina Bramel

    Call for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation The Annual Meeting of the Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Part I (Statistical and Financial), will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, January 27, 2019, immediately following the 10:15 a.m. service, for the purpose of receiving the Statistical and Financial reports […]

    It’s About BRPC’s Future! Nominating 2019

    by Gary Ingram

    The Nominating Committee needs your help to identify the best candidates for important leadership positions at BRPC. A sense of God’s call to serve, coupled with a willingness to serve, is much more important than any particular set of skills or talents. Please prayerfully consider those who play significant roles in the life and ministries […]

    Updates from Stewardship…

    by Martin vandenHerik

    We are Grateful for the Generosity of the Congregation Thank you to the 192 individuals and families who have made pledge commitments for 2019 totaling $872,294. 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 […]

    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 […]

    “What Are You Expecting?” — An Advent Sermon Series

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    This year the season of Advent begins on December 2, and it is the weekend we will kick off our Advent Sermon Series entitled, What Are You Expecting? Advent is a time of anticipation and expectancy. It is a time of waiting, and preparing, and being open to the arrival of God’s presence in our […]

    Alternative Gifts / Gifts for Those in Need

    by Betsy and Dick Fryling

    As we move closer to the Advent Season, we have a number of ways to support ministries and those in need through alternate gift purchases and other means. Here’s a list of ways to support others: E-port Thanksgiving Celebrations This year we are collecting food for Elizabethport Center for their Thanksgiving meal for sen-iors and […]

    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 […]