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    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 […]

    Thank You! from the Market Street Mission

    by Gary Ingram

    Dear Friends of the Market Street Mission, I want to take this time to thank you for your willingness to help the Market Street Mission meet the needs of the community by collecting and donating all the coats for our Coat Giveaway which was held on Sat., November 5th.  Whether you are a large group, […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Judy Pasnik’s Report from Ecuador

    by Gary Ingram

    Ecuador Mission Trip — 2016 June 26 to July 2 On July 2nd, twenty-two tired but enthusiastic and fulfilled people arrived back in New Jersey from the 2016 mission work trip to La Union, Ecuador.  We had 5 new team members, as well as several members of The Pluckemin and Bound Brook Presbyterian Churches.  There were […]