Oak Leaves Blog


  • 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 […]

    Friends of the Shelter Fundraiser

    by Gary Ingram

    Thirty years ago, members of BRPC saw the need for a safe location for families affected by domestic violence. Since their creation of Friends of the Shelter, the group has contributed over two million dollars to the cause, whose hotline number is 866-685-8881. One of the Friends’ fundraisers has been a fall Author/Luncheon. This year […]

    Todd B Jones — Guest Preacher

    by Gary Ingram

    With great joy we look forward to welcoming The Reverend Todd B Jones as our guest preacher on the weekend of October 20-21. While a student at Princeton Seminary Todd came to the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church as a seminary intern in the summer of 1977, and served with us for two years. In 1980 […]

    Hurricane Florence Relief through Presbyterian Disaster Agency

    by Maureen Paterson

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence the Mission Council will be sending $3,000 for Hurricane Relief in North Carolina through the Presbyterian Disaster Agency.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to this effort please mark “hurricane relief” in the memo line of your check and place in offering plate […]