Glen Ridge Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

(973)-743-5596 

 

 

Join us every Sunday at 10 am for worship.

 

 

All are welcome! 

Be a part of our Christian Family!

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! 

We have something for everyone! We offer Christian education programs for children and youth, a confirmation program, fellowship and service groups, as well as choirs, for children and youth of all ages, 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. 

 

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Stable 2022 and the Animals - dedicated to Bob Hayes

Back in 2016, the Ministry of Children and Youth (C&Y) started dreaming about having a Stable on the South Lawn designed to create community both at GRCC and the wider communities served.  Bob Hayes LOVED the idea.  He always has been dedicated to “community.”  Every year, he asked what he could do.  He donated to the building and erection of the stable yearly and supported getting the animals.  “Everyone loves the animals,” he often quipped.  A stable and animals show how GRCC can “stabilize” this church.
Shortly before he died, Bob declared he wanted to help again.  That’s Bob!  The stable is in the yard ready and waiting to lead the way to Christmas.  GRCC is appreciative of the generosity of the Hayes family during this time of their sadness. Bob’s spirit is with us.
     Glen Ridge knows that Bob Hayes was an initiator of luminaries lining the streets of town on Christmas Eve.  Bob donated bags, sand, and candles for this project at GRCC. When Christmas Eve arrives, watch for luminaries all over Glen Ridge and at GRCC and thank Bob!
     We will miss you, Bob!  

Advent Experience

On Sunday, December 4, the congregation was treated to a free soup luncheon immediately following worship where folks had the opportunity to chat and mingle over delicious homemade soup prepared by our very  own chefs - Louis and Karen Augis.  After lunch, an old-time GRCC tradition was brought back - making Advent wreaths! Between the aroma of soup and the fresh balsam greens - Robinson Hall smelled wonderful!

 

Next up was the Come to the Stable/Advent Experience Crafts part of the day. Over 150 folks tall and small and young and old stopped by church to listen to the Christmas Story (thank you Pastor Jeff and Tom Mustachio), visit the animals and then followed the star luminaries into toasty warm Robinson Hall for crafts, cookie decorating and fellowship. What a wonderful way to kick off the Advent season and await the birth of  baby Jesus.  And, in case you missed it, click here for a video of Pastor Jeff and Tom Mustachio!