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A message from the Pastor:     

If you have clicked on this link, chances are you are looking for a church and trying to get a feel for what sort of pastor I am. Maybe you are new to the area, or maybe something has changed in your life that has awakened your longing to grow spiritually. You probably wonder whether you would feel welcome here.†

The Church on the Green is a diverse congregation that takes the Christian faith seriously and works to be connected in meaningful ways to the surrounding community.† We are large enough to support an all-volunteer food pantry, a Sunday School, several choirs and plenty of spiritual growth activities year-round, but we are small enough that no one gets lost in the shuffle.†

Some of our members are theologically conservative, some are theologically progressive, and some would describe themselves as centrist. There is no expectation that one-size-fits-all, which is one of things I like so much about our church. As Presbyterians, we honor the integrity of each personís spiritual journey and we believe that we are more likely to discern Godís will together than alone.

I think you will feel welcome at the Church on the Green. I really do. But the best thing is for you to come and find out for yourself. We worship at 10:45AM on Sundays in our Chapel (entrance on Broad Street directly across from Bloomfield High School). Parking is available in the Board of Ed parking lot on the corner of Broad Street & Belleville Av.

A word to parents:† Weíre crazy about children and I give a special Childrenís Message as a part of the service every week. We donít mind if a baby cries or a toddler gets restless, but you need to know that we do not have a crib room or nursery in our Parish House. Please donít let that stop you from coming.††††

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The Rev. Ruth L. Boling is a pastor, writer, storyteller, mom and wife.† Before coming to Bloomfield, she served churches in New York, New Hampshire and Ohio. She is a past recipient of the Alfred P. Klausler Sermon Award, and is the author of three childrenís books including the bestselling WJK title, Come Worship With Me: A Journey through the Church Year. A graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary and Yale University, she enjoys music, reading, travel, the great outdoors and the creative arts. She is passionate about childrenís ministry, climate change and biblical studies. She loves red. Her favorite day of the church year is Pentecost.†

BOOKS BY REV. RUTH BOLING

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OFFICE HOURS FOR REV. RUTH BOLING

Rev. Boling is generally in the church office Monday thru Thursday, 9:00AM-1:00PM, and is available other times by appointment. Please feel free to drop by during her office hours or call to schedule a visit.



Recent sermons available for download

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"New Beginnings" Series
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
April 12, 2015 Vision
1 of 9
April 19, 2015 Discipleship
2 of 9
April 26, 2015 Community
3 of 9
May 3, 2015 Spiritual Nurture
4 of 9
May 10, 2015 Spiritual Friendship
5 of 9
May 24, 2015 Hope
6 of 9
May 31, 2015 Belonging
7 of 9
June 7, 2015 Growth
8 of 9
June 14, 2015 A Time to be Bold
9 of 9
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January 26, 2014
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Claiming our Identity, the New Community
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
January 19, 2014
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Claiming our Identity, Called
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
January 12, 2014
The Baptism of the Lord
Claiming Our Identity, Baptized
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve, 2013
Once Upon a Midnight Clear
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
September 29, 2013
In the Gospel
The Fourth of Four Sermons on our Church Mission Statement
Texts: 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
September 22, 2013
As Christ Teaches Us
The Third of Four Sermons on our Church Mission Statement
Texts: Deteronomy 4:1, 5-14 Luke 16:1-13
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
September 15, 2013
Ministering to All People
The Second of Four Sermons on our Church Mission Statement
Texts: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
September 8, 2013
Trusting God and...
The First of Four Sermons on our Church Mission Statement
Texts: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Luke 14:25-33
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
February 10, 2013
Transfiguration Sunday
Light and Shadows
Texts: Exodus 34:29-35 Luke 9:28-43
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
February 3, 2013
Installation of Pastor Ruth Boling
Everyday is Groundhog Day
Texts: Joshua 1: 1-9 Luke 5: 1-11
Guest Preacher: Birda B. Ferguson
February 3, 2013
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
The Body of Christ, Part 3: Stop. Look. Love
Texts: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
January 27, 2013
Third Sunday after Epiphany
TThe Body of Christ, Part 2: Life Together
Texts: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
January 20, 2013
Second Sunday after Epiphany
The Body of Christ, Part 1: One Big (Happy) Family
Texts: Genesis 17:1-9 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
January 6, 2013
The Epiphany of the Lord
By Another Way
Texts: Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 30, 2012
First Sunday after Christmas
Something Old, Something New: Taking Inventory
Texts: Luke 2:41-52 Colossians 3:12-17
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 24, 2012
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Rejoice in Godís Love
Texts: Matthew 2, Selections; Luke 2, Selections
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 23, 2012
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Rejoice in Godís Blessing
Texts: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1: 39-55
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 16, 2012
The Third Sunday of Advent
Rejoice in Godís Peace
Texts: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 9, 2012
The Second Sunday in Advent
Rejoice in Godís Righteousness
Texts: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-18
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
December 2, 2012
The First Day of Advent
Rejoice in God's Hope...
Texts: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
November 25, 2012
The Lord's Day
The Whole Enchilada...
Texts: Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
Pastor Ruth L. Boling
November 4, 2012
Communion Service
We Shall Love...
Texts: Ruth 1:1-18; Mark 12: 28-34
Pastor Ruth L. Boling

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