Category Archives: General

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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Orlando Prayer Vigil

It is important to take note of some of the public witness of the houses of worship to which First Reformed Church belongs. On June 22, we followed a call from City Hall to join in a prayer vigil for the victims of the horrible massacre in Orlando. It was a wonderful event because it proved that terror will not have the last word. We sang and mourned and meditated, but we also expressed our resolve to disarm hate.
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A Program for Church Growth

Our Classis recently established a program on church growth. It is particularly interesting for congregations that are too small to create their own Church Growth Committee. If they have a pastor and two volunteers, they can receive from Classis a … Continue reading

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From Pastor’s Desk

Our church is fortunate to have received several special donations that will cover much of the cost. But the rest is simply miraculous! While we continue with an almost 6-digit negative budget, we will have a fully renovated, air-conditioned and ADA-compliant sanctuary. Continue reading

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Program Directory – June 11, 2016

Community Fesitival 3:00 – 5:00 PM: LOCATION: Education Building, Fellowship Hall Walking the Labyrinth Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministry, Rev. Jeanie Collins LOCATION: Breezeway History of First Reformed Church First Reformed Church, Pastor Hartmut Kramer-Mills Ancient Foot Stool History Middlesex County … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Re-Dedication Festival

The Chocolate Tasting Party held on May 7, was a tasty success for those who came out. We played games, sampled chocolate inspired drinks, sauces desserts and more.  The committee is very grateful to those members of the congregation who … Continue reading

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