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. 



Children & Youth


Announcements & Events

Tyra Brown Appointed as new Director of Children's Ministry


Tyra Brown, a 23-year resident of Glen Ridge, was appointed as Director of Children's Ministry, effective August 1.  Tyra replaces Maira Hernandez-Kinloch who retired to spend more time with her family and elderly father.


Tyra holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from Manhattan School of Music as well as certificates in teaching yoga from Starseed (in Montclair) and floral design from the New York Botanical Garden. Tyra currently works as the Building Administrator at Pilgrim Preschool where she will continue to spend her mornings assisting the director, staff and children.


Tyra and her family have been very active in Glen Ridge Congregational Church since arriving in Glen Ridge. Tyra, or Mrs. Brown as the children refer to her, was the Joyful Noise Choir Director for 11 years and a Kindergarten Sunday School Teacher for 12 years. Over the years, she has assisted with various Children and Youth activities and events such as One-Room Schoolhouses, Advent Workshops, and youth Easter celebrations. She has served on the GRCC Council as the Chairs of both the Children & Youth and Worship ministries. Tyra has chaired the GRCC Women’s Association Rummage Sale for 5 years and has volunteered in the toy department for the past 20 years. Swing by the next rummage sale and you might see her there!


Tyra looks forward to working with the teachers, parents, children, and congregation to continue growing the youth programs at GRCC. She is excited to explore the path forward with Pastor Jeff on our faith journey together.

Open and Affirming (ONA) Statement Unanimously Approved by Congregation


At a Special Meeting of the congregation, the following Open and Affirming Statement (ONA) was unanimously approved as an amendment to the

 By-Laws  declaring that 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. 


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.


Thank you.


Sherry F. Brabham, Moderator

Glen Ridge Congregational Church Council