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    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 […]

    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 […]

    Children’s & Family Ministries: Nursery News

    by Gary Ingram

    We invite you to visit our new updated Nursery! During the 10:15 am service, the Nursery will be staffed with two childcare providers for children ages 2 years and younger. Parents may leave their children while they attend worship in the Sanctuary. Alternatively, as of September 23, 2018, our 10:15 am worship service will be […]

    Help Needed — Homeless Solutions

    by Joelle Strona

    4 times a year, faithful members of our congregation volunteer their time to shop and cook dinner for the Homeless Solutions Shelter in Morris Plains.  The final two dates for 2018 are approaching and we are in need of volunteers to (1) Grocery shop and (2)Cook and serve the meals.  For grocery shopping, the list […]

    Introducing Our New Mission Partner: Special Hope

    by Maureen Paterson

    “Special Hope Network is a faith-based, Christian organization called to bear witness to God’s glory through caring for children with intellectual disabilities in Zambia by equipping families and caregivers to provide these children with a loving home, holistic health, and exceptional education and therapies.” —from their website, specialhopenetwork.org