Oak Leaves Blog

  • New Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and Their Families

    by Gary Ingram

    On behalf of the Search Committee, Personnel Council and Session, we are thrilled to announce that our search for the position of Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and Their Families has concluded, resulting in a candidate who is perfectly suited for our needs. With more than two decades of experience leading youth and […]

    Weather Updates – March 14th Winter Storm

    by Gary Ingram

    In anticipation of the impending snowstorm, we’re making these scheduling announcements: The church office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, and all church events are canceled. The Women’s Bible study Wednesday morning is canceled. The Music & Meditation service and lunch on Wednesday is canceled.  (This service and the one scheduled for March 22 will be pushed forward […]

    Mission Spotlight for March: Good News Home for Women, Flemington NJ

    by Gary Ingram

    The mission of the Good News Home is to provide a comprehensive long and short-term residential substance abuse treatment program that offers a professional, non-denominational, Christian approach, focusing on healing the total woman utilizing Christian 12-steps, addiction counseling, life skills and spiritual counseling to overcome drug addiction, with integrated treatment for clients who have been […]

    Nancy Childs Knobloch Music Scholarship — Applications Due April 1

    by Chris Fortin

    Are you in grades 6 through 12 and study voice or instrumental music? We encourage you to apply for the Nancy Childs Knobloch Music Scholarship. This scholarship supports music education of youth in our church family, and is intended to help with tuition for pre-college, chorus or similar music programs, or private lessons. To be […]

    Oak Tree Update

    by Bill Emmitt

    In our November 6th Celebration Service of the life of our Historic White Oak Tree, we outlined several areas that our Task Force would be dealing with as we prepare for the removal of our special tree and plan for memorials to ensure its place in our future. Although much of our activity has been […]

    300th Anniversary Monthly Focus: Women’s Ministry—Women in the Church

    by Kris Emmitt

    Mention of women in our early history was limited, although we have a few interesting stories of special women of the time. On December 13, 1776 Basking Ridge became the center of attention in our War of Independence as General Charles Lee, second in command under George Washington, was arrested by the British at the […]

    Lent 2017 at BRPC — Encounters with Jesus

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    This year, during Lent, we will meet the people who met Jesus. We will learn from their joys and their struggles, from what they discovered and from what they totally missed. In the midst of that we will open our own hearts and minds to the transformative encounters that our Lord yearns to have with […]

    Weekly Reflection: Remake Us, Lord

    by Maureen Paterson

      In the beginning, we were, whole, holy, good. But we wanted more. More power, more knowledge, to be more like you. We still want more. A war-zone of mind and heart, steals peace from our lives. Conflicting emotions, and dueling desires fuel our seismic struggles. Remove from us our vengeful, shameful, hurtful longings. Free […]

    Inter-Faith Hospitality Network—Thanks!

    by Joan Eichhorn

    It was a great blessing to host 3 moms and 8 children ranging in ages from 6 months to 10 years. Many volunteers commented that this group was very special in that the children were well mannered, polite and wanting to help. It was also unique because they had a “snow day” where they could […]

    Weekly Reflection: Shine Your Light

    by Maureen Paterson

    You call us, Lord, to shine our light. To pierce the darkness; to step out from the shadows; to light the way. But, Lord, we prefer to hide, to ignore, to forget. We want your light to shine in our lives, to chase away our fears, our sorrows, our regrets. But, Lord, we prefer to […]