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    Homeless Solutions – Help a Neighbor in Need!

    by Gary Ingram

    Are you looking for a new way to help out a neighbor in need? Are you searching for a way to get your family and young children involved in caring for others? Homeless Solutions provides a hands on opportunity to help feed adults, children and families. Four times a year, faithful members of our congregation […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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

    Mission Report on La Union, Ecuador – 2018

    by Judith Pasnik

    Each day of our recent mission trip, when walking over the cracked, moonscape-like-ground of La Union, one could hear the taps and cracks of hammers from the three sites where our teams, alongside residents, were working in the baking sun to build new cane homes for families in need. Passing the school, children waved over […]