You are cordially invited to participate in the worship, life and ministry of our congregation.
We are both the oldest and the youngest Presbyterian church in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The church building in which we worship was begun in 1797 and served as the home of the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield until 1966. In that year, our church family was born when four Bloomfield congregations, including "Old First", Westminster Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Ampere Community Church, merged to form the present Church on the Green. Our congregation is a member of the Newark Presbytery and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church At Worship
The most basic form of Christian service is the communal worship of God. Our mission is to worship God with enthusiasm, power and praise through the ministry of Word and Sacrament, the ministry of music, and through our common ministry of prayer and praise.
We gather for Worship every Sunday at 10:45 AM. Other services of worship are held on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise and other days of significance on the Liturgical calendar. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated monthly. Child care is available during worship.
Music plays an integral part in the worship life of The Bloomfield Presbyterian Church.
The worshiping congregation is led by Pastor Ruth Boling and assisted by Adult, Family, and Bell choirs.
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NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED!
"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," was our opening hymn on Sunday, May 5, 2013, and joy was in the air as we welcomed six new members, along with four children and a teenager. Our joy spilled over into the coffee hour as we shared cake, punch, smiles and hugs; from Pastor Ruth.
BOWL-A-THON "STRIKES" GOLD
We had a great turn-out at the Bowl-a-thon on Friday, April 26, at Brunswick Bowl. Over 30 people attended to bowl or cheer, bringing in over $800 for the church's historic sanctuary building repairs. Everyone who attended had a good time, including Pastor Ruth who came to support and cheer. Thank you to everyone who came out to watch, mingle, and cheer on these intrepid athletes, and especially to all our generous donors.
Girls Scout Troop #44 of Montclair Makes Donation To The Food Pantry April 21
Members of the Girls Scout Troop #44 from Montclair, Haley, Lena,& Olivia with their Co-Leaders Jennifer Hanawald and Susan Fine made a visit to the Church on the Green food pantry on Saturday April 21th, and donated 8 cases of assorted Girls Scout cookies. Director Bruce Turnbull & Nora Hummel were overjoyed and thankful for the visit.
PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THE COOKBOOKS
The Fundraising Team has created our very own BPCOG Cookbook! We think it will make a great gift for friends and family! If you would like a cookbook please fill out this form with your payment and give it to Debbie LeDoux, Janice Fulton or mail it to church office. So we don’t over print cookbooks, we will only be printing cookbooks that have been ordered. The price for the cookbook is $20.00. Please make checks out to Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green. Or Call the church office at (973) 743-1796. Thank you, Debbie LeDoux.
ATLANTIC CITY BUS TRIP May 18
The trip is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, this popular all-day trip is planned as a fundraiser for the sanctuary renovation project, and fills up quickly. Contact the Church Office for details
BEEFSTEAK DINNER is Coming!!! June 7
On June 7, we will have our second annual Beefsteak dinner at Essex Manor. This year we will have a small Tricky Tray along with our dinner! Tickets are available now! We are also pleased to announce that Bobby Valli's "Jersey Legends" will be performing for the event. For more information or to volunteer to help see or call Cathy or Bill Dalzell, 973-751-0938 or speak to any Fundraising Team Member.
WOMENS’ FELLOWSHIP THEATRE OUTING June 13
For a lighthearted day at the theatre with church friends, plan to join the Women’s Fellowship on Thursday, June 13 to see “Wake Up, Darling” playing at The Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Cost is $48 which includes lunch. See Barbie Turnbull to make your reservations or Contact the Church Office for details
SANCTUARY REPAIR UPDATE: The Buildings & Grounds Team provided latest report - February 28, 2013
MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
Does your prayer life ever seem cold or lifeless? Does praying ever seem like a chore? If we are honest, I suspect there are times in the lives of nearly all Christians when we could say those statements about ourselves. By looking at examples of Paul's prayers, we can get practical advice for improving our prayer life. Sound interesting? If so, please join us for our Monday evening book group. We will meet again on Monday, March 11 and will meet at 7:30 P.M. in the church parlor. We meet every second Monday of the month until June. Throughout this year, we will be reading “A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and his Prayers” by D.A. Carson. At our March meeting we will discuss chapters 7 and 8, which is about excuses we make for not praying and ways to overcome those hurdles. Everybody is welcome! For more information or to get your own copy of the book, please contact Glenn Maciag at (973) 748 5117 or email email@example.com
SUNDAY MORNING EDUCATION PROGRAM
Our Sunday morning education program continues under the leadership of Bruce Arlett and Glenn Maciag. We continue to read and discuss James Boice's book “Foundations of the Christian Faith.” We meet in the church parlor in the education building each Sunday morning from 9:45 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Each chapter in Boice's book began life as a sermon, so it is not a dry textbook on theology. It is practical, relevant, and approachable. You are invited to attend even if you can only attend occasionally. During March, we will be talking, among other things, about the person and work of Christ. For more information or to get your own copy of the book, please contact Glenn Maciag at 973 748 5117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEED THE WORLD ON THE GREEN: Meeting the Hunger Needs of Our Neighbors
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