Bible Study (John)
Children begin Sunday School by first attending worship with family.
Sunday worship services are broadcast on Glen Ridge Local Access television, Channel 36 on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesday mornings at 10:30am.
Come join us! We invite you and your family to be a part of our church fellowship. We are an active, family oriented church located at the corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Clark Street in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. We welcome you to particpate in all our church activities. Membership is not required!
Be a part of our Christian family!
We have something for everyone! We offer Christian education programs for children and youth, a confirmation program, Young People's Society, Christians In Action, scholarships and intergenerational events. Our mission and outreach, ministries, bible study and choir provide adults the opportunity to grow in their faith while serving the church and outside community.
Our next concert will be March 8th at 3pm in the historic Blue Room of Glen Ridge Congregational Church.
Join us as guest artists, trombonist Roger Verdi and pianist Martha Locker offer a delectable program of Gems for Trombone accompanied by piano.
Everyone knows the powerful sounds the trombone can make (and it will!). Come hear just how tame and soothing trombone music can also be. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Senior Citizen: $15
Lent All-Church Read
The Ministry of Adult Education and Mr. Stinson will sponsor a church-wide read during the upcoming Lenten season. We encourage all to get a copy of this engaging book, and as you read it to come to our soup suppers where Mr. Stinson will lead discussion.
The book: Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline, (copies in hardback or for e-readers available at CBD, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon between $14-$17.50). There is one copy also in the BCCLS Library system available for check out.
We will offer a soup supper on three Wednesdays--Feb 25, March 11 and March 25--in Robinson Hall from 6:30 to 8pm (yes, over before ministry meeting on those nights!)
Sermons for Lent
The Prayer for Growing Disciples
Mr. Stinson plans a series of sermons on the Lord’s Prayer for Lent. He will examine the prayer from the perspective of how Jesus intended the daily praying of his prayer to form our discipleship.
There is a very old saying in the church, ‘as the people pray, so the people believe.’ This is part of Jesus’ intention with this prayer but he also tries to use it to shape our lives and choices as disciples.
The schedule follows:
February 18th, Ash Wednesday
Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors
Lead Us Not into Temptation, But Deliver Us from Evil
March 29th, Palm Sunday
For Thine Is the Kindom, the Power, the Glory
Bringing Up Children
Everyone wants his or her child to have a good education and to be physically fit and healthy. Everyone wants his or her child to be loved and safe. But we also need to provide for our children moral and spiritual education to become productive, responsible, and contributing members of our society.
However, in today's competitive culture it is easy to forget about moral and religious education. We think of getting into a good college and making sure they get good jobs. We get them on the best sports teams. Becoming a moral and spiritual person also requires work, preparation and above all, choices.
Our church is committed to educating the children of our community in the moral and spiritual truths of Christianity that brings balance to their life.
Here is something Jesus said that could be addressed to many families today: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me, get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30, The Message translation).
We invite you to bring your children to our church school, to sing in our children's choirs, to participate in many family activities of our church. We'll help you bring that balance into their lives and yours.
For more information call the office or visit Children & Youth.
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 5th, at 10am to celebrate the risen Christ and the new life He offers us!
Robert Houle Guest Speaker
Join us for an interesting 2nd hour program with Robert Houle, Associate Professor of History at Fairleigh Dickinson University, on Sunday, March 1st, after worship in the Blue Room.
Five years ago a mission team from our church visited South Africa. Prof. Houle published an intriguing article in the Congregational Historical Society’s Bulletin about the role that Congregational missionary churches and work among the Zulus had even a century later in the anti-apartheid movement of South Africa.