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    International Children’s Day—June 1. Click to Feed a Child

    by Gary Ingram

    Thursday, June 1, is International Children’s Day, and you can do an easy and tremendously helpful thing to feed children in drought afflicted Uganda on that day. Through the gift of a generous sponsor, every time someone visits the Village2Village (a mission our church supports) web site on June 1st, a meal will be donated to […]

    Gently-Used or New Women’s Clothing Needed

    by Gary Ingram

    As you are bringing out your warmer-weather clothes, please consider the opportunity to help women transitioning from prison to the community at the Bo Robinson Transitional Center in Trenton, by providing clothing for their new life. Please bring only women’s clothing, in very good condition – like you would give to a friend. The women […]

    Lend a hand at the “Giving Gardens” at Ross Farm (135 North Maple Avenue)

    by Gary Ingram

    Several churches have partnered with The Friends of the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate and the Somerset County Parks Commission to grow fresh produce for families in need, donating to the Somerset County Food Bank and God’s Co-Op Food Pantry. Last year, volunteers delivered 1000 lbs. of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, and the partners hope to donate […]

    300th Anniversary Celebration – Mission Focus for May: Restore Ministries Inc

    by Gary Ingram

    BRPC’s mission council began a partnership with Restore Ministries Inc in 2015. This organization operates within Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ and their mission is to nurture urban youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. Through after-school clubs and cultural and arts programs as well as a summer outreach they hope […]

    Mission Spotlight for March: Good News Home for Women, Flemington NJ

    by Gary Ingram

    The mission of the Good News Home is to provide a comprehensive long and short-term residential substance abuse treatment program that offers a professional, non-denominational, Christian approach, focusing on healing the total woman utilizing Christian 12-steps, addiction counseling, life skills and spiritual counseling to overcome drug addiction, with integrated treatment for clients who have been […]

    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 […]

    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:

    Thanksgiving Crew Distributes Nearly 300 Meals in Elizabethport

    by Tom Eicher

    Thanks to everyone who was able to make it on Thanksgiving. We had a strong showing of over twenty BRPC volunteers and friends, spurred on by Reverend Jones’s inspiring words, who helped make quick work of the delivery of nearly 300 meals. We also sent leftovers to a homeless shelter in Elizabeth. In addition BRPC […]

    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 […]