Welcome One and All
The Church on the Green opens our doors to all. We aspire to be a church that feels "like home" for a first time visitor, but that offers a lifetime of opportunities to grow in faith and service. We welcome seekers and lifelong Christians, single and married people, families of all configurations and children of all ages, dyed-in-the-wool Presbyterians and those who aren't even sure how to spell P-r-e-s-b-y-t-e-r-i-a-n but want to know Christ. We are united in our desire for an authentic faith expressed in acts of compassion and service. Could we be the church you've been looking for?
While our sanctuary is closed for renovations, we worship in our historic Parish House. Ample parking is available in the Board of Education lot on the corner of Broad St. and Belleville Av. The service begins at 10:45AM. All are welcome.
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
At worship on Sunday, December 22, we recognized 2 new members, Fritz and Mala. We welcome them to our fellowship with its rich diversity of backgrounds, language and cultures as, together, we weave a fabric of faithful discipleship on the Green.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 2013
The Christmas Pageant, "Remembering Jesus with All Our Hearts," was presented during worship on Sunday, December 15. The children and adults performed together beautifully, helping us all to enter the spirit of the season.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 2013
On Saturday, December 7th the Christmas Festival took place at the Parish House. Children enjoyed making Advent wreaths, visiting with Santa and his elves, and hearing Santa read a very special storybook. Other highlights included book signing by our authors John Bonnet and Pastor Ruth, a stupendous bake sale, refreshments, and a variety of enticing offerings by local crafters and vendors.
Community Thanksgiving Service
A Community Thanksgiving Service took place on Sunday, Nov. 24, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ. The event was sponsored by the synagogues and churches of Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair, with participation from a number of religious leaders, including Pastor Ruth Boling who delivered the sermon. An offering was received to benefit Toni's Kitchen, a ministry of St. Luke's that helps meet emergency needs in the community.
Our Monday evening book group will meet on Monday, February 10 at 7:30 PM in the parlor. We will continue our look at Ephesians Chapter 2 by discussing chapter 8 of Rick Phillips' book "Saved By Grace: The Glory of Salvation in Ephesians 2." We will meet on the second Monday of every month until June. For more information or to get your own copy of this book, please see Glenn Maciag.
SUNDAY MORNING EDUCATION PROGRAM
During February, our Sunday morning adult education series "Foundations of the Christian Faith" will be continuing our look at the Holy Spirit. We look forward to continuing our great discussions but new attendees are always welcome. Come and try it out once or twice to see what you've been missing! For more information or to get your own copy of our book "Foundations of the Christian Faith" by James Boice, please talk to Glenn Maciag or Bruce Arlett.
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