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    Ecuador Mission Trip

    by Gary Ingram

    Here are the volunteers who will travel to Ecuador on Sunday, July 7 for one week. Please pray for the following trip members as they go to spread God’s love to those greatly in need:

    An Update on the Sanctuary and Chapel Roofs

    by Gary Ingram

    Dear Friends, As mentioned in previous communication to the congregation, inspection of the Sanctuary and Chapel roofs last Fall confirmed that both roofs have reached the end of their lives and need to be replaced. Our Sanctuary roof dates back to1869! The original roof was torn off in a severe storm that some said was […]

    Fall Block Party Planning Team Being Formed

    by Gary Ingram

    Though the summer has not quite arrived we are already beginning plans for a fresh and festive kick off of the new school year next September. Do you have ideas or energy to help plan our Fall Block Party Celebration which will be happening on Sunday, September 16? We’d love to hear from you.  Contact Allison […]

    An Update from Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta

    by Gary Ingram

    We help support Bernie and Farsijana, missionaries in Indonesia. You may recall them visiting here a couple of years ago. They recently sent us a newsletter highlighting some of their recent activities. Click to view the newsletter:

    Video from Homeless Solutions

    by Gary Ingram

    Homeless Solutions, one of our mission partners, shared their new video with us:  A Journey Home We are excited to share our latest Homeless Solutions video with you. Hear from Megan and Rebecca. Single mothers who share their difficult journey from being homeless to having a place to call home for their families. We […]

    Opportunities to Serve…

    by Gary Ingram

    God’s Co-op Pantry Do you live close to Bernardsville? Would you be willing to help out twice a month in picking up baked goods from a local store and repackaging them prior to the Sunday evening pantry hours? This would be a perfect family project! Please contact Maureen Paterson for more information. Homeless Solutions Dinner […]

    Sanctuary Front Window Restoration Proceeding

    by Gary Ingram

    Now that spring has arrived, the Trustees are moving ahead with the restoration of the front Sanctuary window. A contractor recommended by our Historic Architects, Connelly and Hickey, expects to begin the project by the end of this week. The process will include remov-ing the window for restoration and temporarily closing the opening with plywood. […]

    Young Adult Scholarships Available, Applications Due May 25, 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    Each year, the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Council offers scholarships for college juniors, seniors or graduate students. The scholarships are granted to aid education at an accredited college, university or seminary for individuals dedicated to working in “helping professions” such as the pastorate, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, law and social work. Church members and Somerset Hills residents are […]

    Session Highlights-March 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    Session approved a motion from the Worship and Music Council Session to modify the summer worship schedule. Beginning on June 17 and running through Sunday, September 9, there will be a single Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Oak Table Service remains at 5 p.m. on Saturdays in Westminster Hall. On Sunday, June 10, […]