Oak Leaves Blog


  • Alternative Gifts / Gifts for Those in Need

    by Betsy and Dick Fryling

    As we move closer to the Advent Season, we have a number of ways to support ministries and those in need through alternate gift purchases and other means. Here’s a list of ways to support others: E-port Thanksgiving Celebrations This year we are collecting food for Elizabethport Center for their Thanksgiving meal for sen-iors and […]

    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 […]

    North Carolina Mission Trip Report & Video

    by Gary Ingram

    A group of 9 members and friends of BRPC spent four days helping people in Laurinburg and Whiteville North Carolina recover from damage due to Hurricane Florence.  This is one of the poorest counties in North Carolina, and most people don’t have flood insurance  because it is not an area that normally floods. We spent […]

    Liz Messineo — 5 Year Anniversary!

    by Gary Ingram

    Liz Messineo will be celebrating her 5 year Anniversary as part time Assistant Treasurer at BRPC on Wednesday, October 24. Liz’s responsibilities include handling accounts payable, processing payroll, and preparing monthly financial reporting. When Liz joined the staff five years ago, she was no stranger to people at BRPC. She and her family are committed […]

    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 […]

    Interfaith Hospitality Network—Thank you!

    by Maureen Paterson

    Once again the Church House basement was filled with joy, love and laughter as we hosted another week of IHN. The highlight was the safe arrival on Tuesday of a brand new baby boy who returned to the program on Friday with his mother and sisters. Thanks to everyone who shared their time, energy and […]