Sunday Schedule (as of 9/7/14):
Bible Study (Samuel)
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.
A Women's group focusing on Bible Study from a feminist perspective and fostering connections by supporting each other in reflection and prayer. Led by the Rev. Wilma Houston White.
Meetings are held on altnernate Tuesdays at 8pm in the High School Sunday School Room.
Call the church office or email Holly Eastman of the Ministry of Adult Education for more information or meeting dates.
We are pleased to announce a Tuesday 7:30pm class in the fall on The Sermon on the Mount - Christian Counter-Culture. The class will be jointly sponsored by our church and the Brookdale Christian Church and co-taught by Mr. Stinson and the Rev. Jim Treffinger of Brookdale.
The class will alternate locations between the churches, with the first on Sept. 16th. The classes will meet in the Galatians Room at Brookdale and in our Library when here.
The Brookdale Church is across Broad St. from the Shop Rite in Bloomfield. The study will be completed on Oct. 28th.
Carol Lytch to Preach
We look forward to the visit of Carol Lytch this Sunday. She is the President of Lancaster Seminary, our closest UCC Seminary. She will preach at the 10am service then lead a second hour discussion on faith formation in older teenagers and 20-somethings.
Member Exploration Class
If you are considering joining the church, the Membership Exploration classes begin Sunday, Nov 2. If interested, give the office a call!
Adult Bible Study
Mr. Stinson's Sunday morning and Wednesday Bible Studies restart in Sept. The 8:45am Sunday group will begin a study of 1st and 2nd Samuel on September 7th. The 10:00am Wednesday class will begin Sept. 10th a study of Exodus. New students of the Bible are welcome and encouraged to attend. Both classes meet in the church library.
Careers In Transition
Losing a job is devastating, especially if it was not expected or there was little time to prepare. Professionals seeking support during periods of career transition can find a number of non-denominational and government support services located near Glen Ridge.
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.
For the past year, it has been possible to make gifts to the church online. There is a link on the front page of our website that allows you to make gifts through your bank account, debit or credit cards to provide financial support to your church. It is now also possible to make other special gifts, such as to the Haiti Mission Trip, our Music programs, and to pay sponsorships to the Antiques Show on the site.
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