Category Archives: Items of Interest

Sunday of Blessings

Dear Members of First Reformed Church: I just want to remind everyone of the changed worship time. From this Sunday on, September 11th, we will return to the regular time of 10:30 AM. This Sunday will be special, because we … Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk

The recent developments at General Synod, the highest assembly of our denomination in the United States and Canada, have startled many. At first glance, the bone of contention is Resolution R16-16. If adopted by 2/3 of our Classes, it would bring a change to our Book of Church Order. The change would hold consistories responsible that their pastors do not officiate at same-sex weddings. Continue reading

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Church Life Is Colorful

The accompanying pictures give you a glimpse how colorful and divers our life together as a congregation really is. All of these photos were taken in the relatively short time since we’ve moved into the new sanctuary. Continue reading

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Benevolence

August Benevolence — New Brunswick Domestic Violence Coalition  The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition seeks to increase community awareness of domestic violence, to help prevent violence, and to connect survivors to resources in their community. In October 2002, during … Continue reading

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Save the Date

Plan ahead and save the date for the 3 rd annual Jazzin’ For Funds event that is scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 5 – 9 pm at the Old Bay. Tickets: $45 (at the door $50) per person. Continue reading

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Re-dedicating Our New, Old Sanctuary

After years of planning and construction, our new, old sanctuary radiates with new splendor. When built in 1812 it was the fourth in a sequence of outgrown sanctuaries that had previously housed our congregation. The building offered space to 1,100 worshippers and was the largest building in the state. Our new sanctuary offers space for almost 200, and it has come out very nice!
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Sunday School Finale

There are many advantages to a child’s upbringing in a small church. Here, the child will be exposed to many generations and not be confined more or less to his or her own age group. In fact, in a small church, everything is more accessible than in a larger one. It’s very family-like when young parents come to worship knowing that everyone surrounding them will know their children’s names. If you ever found truth in the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, then the small church is the answer. Continue reading

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