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    Thanks to our Interfaith Hospitality Network Volunteers!

    by Gary Ingram

    Thank you to those who helped serve our guest and her beautiful 7 month old daughter. Volunteers included Carol & Richard Skidmore, Pam Meyers, Betty Mills, Maureen Paterson, Dolly & Steve Tharp, Betsy & Chuck Miller, Karen & Ken Skoglund, Julie & Stu Conway, Beth & Bill Adams, Betty Hahn, Tom & Jill Brown, Sally […]

    New Ministry! Guardian Angel Ministry to Support our College-Aged Youth

    by Cathi Reckenbeil

    We are starting a Guardian Angel Ministry to continue relationships with and offer support to our college-aged folks. Each young adult is linked with an individual, family or group from the church who becomes that person’s angel for the school year. If you are interested in becoming a Guardian Angel, or you are a parent […]

    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. […]

    Inter-Faith Hospitality Network—Thanks!

    by Joan Eichhorn

    It was a great blessing to host 3 moms and 8 children ranging in ages from 6 months to 10 years. Many volunteers commented that this group was very special in that the children were well mannered, polite and wanting to help. It was also unique because they had a “snow day” where they could […]

    New Stephen Ministers Commissioned

    by Gary Ingram

    On January 22, the following Stephen Ministers were commissioned during the 10:15 am service. They have each completed 50 hours of training: Bonnie Diehl Marilou Howe Kate Prins Pat Haines Jeanne Poehner Cynthia Wynant We are grateful for their commitment to this caring ministry and their willingness to walk alongside those facing challenging times in […]

    Interfaith Hospitality Network Annual Report

    by Gary Ingram

    The Interfaith Hospitality Network is one of the local missions that BRPC supports with lots of hands-on help and energy. If you are curious about their wider mission and how our support fits in, you can review their annual report which they recently sent to us:

    Friends of Music

    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, mem- bers and friends, have enabled us to continue a joyful tradition of presenting special music events each year. These events include our […]

    IHN – Inter-Faith Hospitality Network—Thank You!

    by Joan Eichhorn

    Our fall sermon series has been reminding us that Jesus cared more that his followers participated in heartfelt actions than just stating their beliefs. Last Sunday we heard how disciples practice generosity, and all of last week I witnessed many people doing just that: lovingly making meals, playing with the children, sleeping overnight, loading and unloading beds, transporting […]

    An Update from the Youth & Young Adult Ministries Committee

    by Gary Ingram

    As we look forward to an awesome new year of Youth Ministry at BRPC, here are some updates! Youth Minister Update Session has unanimously approved expanding the Youth Minister job into a full-time posi- tion! The job description is being prayerfully reviewed and revised, and we anticipate that a search committee will be formed during September. […]

    Piano Accompanist Needed for Spirit Programs

    by Gary Ingram

    Your talent is needed for our children’s mid-week ministry program. Children’s Choirs rehearse Tuesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. during the school calendar year. Choirs also sing during multiple worship services. Please contact Beth Donley to discuss being our accompanist. We look forward to making a joyful noise unto the Lord with you!