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    Mind the Light — Stewardship 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    For 300 years, our congregation has been a beacon of God’s hope, love, and grace. Over these years, God’s abundant generosity and the generosity and faithfulness of the many generations before us, have enabled God’s light to shine forth. This light has called and guided many—those who have walked through our doors, been influenced by […]

    Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Search Committee

    by Karen Johnson

    The Personnel Council is pleased to inform the congregation that the search committee to fill the position of Full-time Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families is formed and have begun the search process at their first meeting on Monday, November 14th. Under the leadership of chairperson Joy Schmitt, this committee includes […]

    Session Highlights From August 2016

    by Gary Ingram

    Session passed the following motion in connection with the replacement of the Sanctuary windows: Short term – education. For both Session and Trustees to agree to listen to an informed historical architect on what resources are available for historic property owners as they consider stewardship and sustainability of their properties. Medium term – planning for […]

    Weekly Reflection: The Power of Our Words

    by Maureen Paterson

    Like a steel blade, our words, slash, maim, cripple, destroy, kill. A virulent stream of poison spewing from our lips, in anger, fear, hatred, self-defense. Untamed, unchecked, thoughtless, ill-timed, idle chatter. Breathe once again your spirit into us. Reform, reclaim, renew our words, so like a gentle rain in a barren land, they may bring […]

    “Thank you!” from Rev. Dennis Jones

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Dear Friends, What a stunning surprise you all pulled off in worship on October 18 with a surprise celebration of the 25th anniversary of my ordination as a minister!  It is a day I will always remember!  Thank you for the kind words, the wonderful stories, the song from our amazing choir, the gift of a […]

    Donate Easter Lilies in Memory of Your Loved Ones

    by Gary Ingram

    The Easter Lilies that decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday are generously donated in memory of loved ones, and their names are printed in the worship bulletin.  If you would like to donate one or more flowers in memory of someone, please fill out the form below, or call the church office at 908-766-1616.  The cost […]

    What’s New in the Library?

    by Gary Ingram

    BRPC’s intrepid librarian invites you to view the new materials in the library in October.  Our library is a beautiful room for contemplation or study and the collection holds something for everyone! Here are the additions for this month:

    Market Street Mission’s 24th Annual Coat Drive

    by Gary Ingram

      Bring winter coats, scarves, hats & gloves to donate to the Market Street Mission’s 24th annual Coat Drive from September 21 through October 19.  There will be collection boxes in the church house and narthex.  

    What’s Happening to the Old Hymnals? Want to Take One?

    by Gary Ingram

    The old hymnals which have served us so well for the last 20 years are being given away in several stages:   Between now and March 31, if you (or your family) donated a hymnal in honor or memory of someone, you are invited to take that hymnal home. Between April 1 — April 15, anyone who […]