Oak Leaves Blog

  • The “Baby Oak” was Planted Tuesday

    by Gary Ingram

    Thanks to a donation of an oak tree grown from an acorn of the historic oak tree by Dr. Thomas M. Ombrello of Union County College, we will continue to have a mighty oak in our cemetery.  The new tree was transplanted today from its original home in Cranford. The new tree was planted behind the […]

    Oak Tree Task Force – Hospitality Volunteers Needed

    by Gary Ingram

    The Oak Tree Task Force is looking for individuals who are willing to provide drinks and snacks for the Oak Tree Removal Days. Our church will be hosting volunteers, work crews, crane operators, press and other special visitors during the days of the Oak Tree Removal. We would love to extend a warm Presbyterian welcome […]

    300th Anniversary Monthly Focus for April: Our Historic Oak Tree

    by Gary Ingram

    The life of our Great White Oak Tree has spanned some 600 years, first sprouting from an acorn around 1400. It was already a mature 300 years old when the founders of our church decided that alongside the oak was a perfect place to build the log cabin which would serve as the first house […]

    New Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and Their Families

    by Gary Ingram

    On behalf of the Search Committee, Personnel Council and Session, we are thrilled to announce that our search for the position of Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and Their Families has concluded, resulting in a candidate who is perfectly suited for our needs. With more than two decades of experience leading youth and […]

    Weather Updates – March 14th Winter Storm

    by Gary Ingram

    In anticipation of the impending snowstorm, we’re making these scheduling announcements: The church office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, and all church events are canceled. The Women’s Bible study Wednesday morning is canceled. The Music & Meditation service and lunch on Wednesday is canceled.  (This service and the one scheduled for March 22 will be pushed forward […]

    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 […]

    Nancy Childs Knobloch Music Scholarship — Applications Due April 1

    by Chris Fortin

    Are you in grades 6 through 12 and study voice or instrumental music? We encourage you to apply for the Nancy Childs Knobloch Music Scholarship. This scholarship supports music education of youth in our church family, and is intended to help with tuition for pre-college, chorus or similar music programs, or private lessons. To be […]

    Oak Tree Update

    by Bill Emmitt

    In our November 6th Celebration Service of the life of our Historic White Oak Tree, we outlined several areas that our Task Force would be dealing with as we prepare for the removal of our special tree and plan for memorials to ensure its place in our future. Although much of our activity has been […]