United Church of Christ
All are welcome!
Glen Ridge Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
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.
Announcements & Events
Special Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday June 11 at 11:15 am in the Sanctuary and via Zoom
On behalf of the Church Council, I am honored to tell you that at our meeting on Tuesday evening, May 23, the Council unanimously approved the following statement to declare that the Glen Ridge Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming congregation:
Glen Ridge Congregational Church believes in Christ’s central message of love, justice, and inclusion. In promising to keep this message at the center of all we do, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation.
We invite and welcome people of all economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, cultures, and marital statuses to participate fully in the life, worship, fellowship, sacraments, ministries, leadership and joys of our church.
We commit to being a respectful and safe community for all people to explore their faith. Honoring and embracing the rich diversity of God’s world, we celebrate the opportunities within our church family to share in both our similarities and differences on our faith journey.
Because we are a congregational church, we need for the Church as a whole -- the Congregation -- to approve this statement to make it a part of our community's public declaration about who we are. To that end, there will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, June 11, right after the conclusion of our morning worship service. Details about attending that meeting -- either in person or via Zoom (not Facebook or YouTube) – will be provided in the weekly newsletter and in other formats over the coming weeks.
We have been led to this place by the faithful work of many GRCC members who have participated in planning meetings and discussion groups along with the co-chairs of the Open and Affirming Project Group, Nicole Ramirez and John Dobbs. We thank John and Nikki -- and every person who met and spoke with them over the past year -- for their important work that has produced this powerful statement about who we are.
The Church Council is offering all of us a chance to cast a vote in favor of proclaiming our welcome to all of God's children equally to full participation and fellowship in our community of faith. We encourage you to attend the congregational meeting on June 11 and vote for this resolution of inclusion.
Sherry F. Brabham, Moderator
Glen Ridge Congregational Church Council
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On behalf of all the organizers of a Night of Turkist Delight, thank you for your support!
Our sold-out night of Turkish food, music and auctions was a huge success and raised nearly $40,000 to aid the survivors of the catastrophic and massive earthquaes in Türkiye and Syria. Funds will go directly to two U.S. verified organizations - one in Turkey and one in Syria.
To see the destruction firsthand, kindly click here for a video.
If you would still like to donate, kindly click here and head over to our Giving page. We accept Venmo and PayPal - please indicate "Earthquake" in the memo line.
Glen Ridge Congregational Church at 195 Ridgewood Ave is a 501c3 organization and, as such, your contributions are tax deductible.