Oak Leaves Blog


  • Lenten Sermon Series — “Forgiveness”

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Lent is the 40-day season of the Christian year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting, in order to grow closer to God. It is a season of taking stock of one’s life in general and one’s spiritual life in particular, and to seek repentance, renewal, and rebirth. In some traditions it is […]

    Souper Sunday Fundraiser—Thank You!

    by Cathi Reckenbeil

    The Youth and Young Adult Committee extends a heartfelt, gigantic THANK YOU to all who contributed on the front lines and behind the scene to make this past weekend’s Souper Sunday another grand success! This fundraiser is much more than just raising money for Work Camp—it’s about the Youth & Young Adult Committee, Sr. High […]

    Artist of the Month

    by Janet Bentley

    Come to the church house to see the display of beautiful oil paintings from one of our sextons, Paul Bachem. Paul studied with Harold R. Stevenson and Alma Gallanos Stevenson and enjoyed a thirty-plus year illustration career. He worked for clients in New York City, across the country and as far away as Sydney, Australia. […]

    Session Highlights—January 2019

    by Tina Bramel

    Craig Sutherland and Marty VandenHerik, Joint Budget Committee Co-Chairs, presented the 2019 Proposed Budget as finalized by the Joint Budget Committee. The Session approved a motion to accept the 2019 Budget as presented. The 2019 Budget will be received by the Congregation at the Annual Meeting of the Congregation (Part I) on January 27, 2019. […]

    Homeless Solutions Volunteers Needed

    by Joelle Strona

    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 […]

    Beautiful Gifts in 2018 — Memorial Gifts, Marion Bonnell, and Our New Roof

    by Janet Bentley

    As noted in our 2018 Memorial Gift listing, we received three bequests last year. Most bequests received by us are undesignated as to purpose. When these gifts are received the church policy is to divide them as follows: 60% to the Unrestricted Endowment; 10% to the General Mission Endowment; 20% to Unrestricted Reserves; and 10% […]

    Annual Congregation Meeting & Report, Part 1

    by Tina Bramel

    Call for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation The Annual Meeting of the Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Part I (Statistical and Financial), will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, January 27, 2019, immediately following the 10:15 a.m. service, for the purpose of receiving the Statistical and Financial reports […]

    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 […]

    It’s About BRPC’s Future! Nominating 2019

    by Gary Ingram

    The Nominating Committee needs your help to identify the best candidates for important leadership positions at BRPC. A sense of God’s call to serve, coupled with a willingness to serve, is much more important than any particular set of skills or talents. Please prayerfully consider those who play significant roles in the life and ministries […]