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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:

    Sunday School & Nursery Update for Summer

    by Susan Ward

    Please note that beginning today and for the duration of the summer, we will not have formal Sunday School classes. All children are welcome to stay in worship. Be sure to pick up an age-appropriate bulletin and activity sheet to make it easier for our youngest church family members to stay engaged. We realize that […]

    Our Beautiful Piano

    by Chris Fortin

    After serving many years as our rehearsal piano in the choir room, we’ve chosen to share our 1926 Steinway baby grand with you in the Sanctuary. Our hope is that this beautiful instrument will enhance our weekly worship together and create a richer music experience during our special events. It also gives our youth and […]

    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:

    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, […]

    Introducing Our New Search Committee for CFM Director

    by Gary Ingram

    Personnel Council is grateful to seven church members for accepting the call to serve on the search committee for the position of Director of Ministry to Children and Their Families. The Committee is co-chaired by Kate Balboni and Dan Bliss. Other committee members are: Jen Asay, Patty Haines, Dan Healy, Bill Prins, and Joy Schmitt. […]

    Conversations with Chris – Spring Oratorio 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    If you missed the forum discussion with Chris Fortin about the music for the Spring Oratorio Concert on March 18, we recorded it!  Here it is, including the video of Dan Forest, the composer of the work Requiem for the Living. Conversations With Chris from BRPC on Vimeo.

    Lenten Mission Offering and Food Drive

    by Gary Ingram

    This year we are supporting two of our local mission partners throughout the Lenten season. Safe and Sound (formerly Women’s Resource Center) We will collect financial donations to support the Safe House Resident’s Fund which is used for emergency needs for residents. Safe and Sound continues to operate a women’s shelter in a property which […]