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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 […]

    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 […]

    Introducing Our New Mission Partner: Special Hope

    by Maureen Paterson

    “Special Hope Network is a faith-based, Christian organization called to bear witness to God’s glory through caring for children with intellectual disabilities in Zambia by equipping families and caregivers to provide these children with a loving home, holistic health, and exceptional education and therapies.” —from their website, specialhopenetwork.org

    Mission Report on La Union, Ecuador – 2018

    by Judith Pasnik

    Each day of our recent mission trip, when walking over the cracked, moonscape-like-ground of La Union, one could hear the taps and cracks of hammers from the three sites where our teams, alongside residents, were working in the baking sun to build new cane homes for families in need. Passing the school, children waved over […]

    Ecuador Mission Trip

    by Gary Ingram

    Here are the volunteers who will travel to Ecuador on Sunday, July 7 for one week. Please pray for the following trip members as they go to spread God’s love to those greatly in need:

    An Update from Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta

    by Gary Ingram

    We help support Bernie and Farsijana, missionaries in Indonesia. You may recall them visiting here a couple of years ago. They recently sent us a newsletter highlighting some of their recent activities. Click to view the newsletter:

    Video from Homeless Solutions

    by Gary Ingram

    Homeless Solutions, one of our mission partners, shared their new video with us:  A Journey Home We are excited to share our latest Homeless Solutions video with you. Hear from Megan and Rebecca. Single mothers who share their difficult journey from being homeless to having a place to call home for their families. We […]

    Opportunities to Serve…

    by Gary Ingram

    God’s Co-op Pantry Do you live close to Bernardsville? Would you be willing to help out twice a month in picking up baked goods from a local store and repackaging them prior to the Sunday evening pantry hours? This would be a perfect family project! Please contact Maureen Paterson for more information. Homeless Solutions Dinner […]