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August 2017

Summer Peacemaking Program

August 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Old Bergen Church hosted an exciting Interfaith Children's Program this summer. Children and adult volunteers from a number of different faith traditions gathered August 14-17 to explore what it means to "love your neighbor". Using curriculum developed by the producers of Mister Roger's Neighborhood the children talked about what it means to make a healthy and safe neighborhood for all its citizens. "Building a Neighborhood Together" provided a platform for talking about personal and communal peace-making. We welcomed community leaders…

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September 2017

After School Program Opens @ Old Bergen Church

September 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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We are excited to announce the opening of a new After School Program at Old Bergen Church. This project-based enrichment program is open to all children grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The program will run from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Mondays through Fridays (in conjunction with the JCPS calendar). We are excited to welcome Sherima Absolam as Coordinator and Site Director. The program also has two certified teachers and two college interns from Saint Peter’s University. The program offers…

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November 2017

Let There Be Light! OBC Goes Solar

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EST
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Old Bergen Church is going solar! Before the end of the year, we will begin to receive our electric power from the light of God’s sun. After a year-long process of securing a low-interest loan through the RCA Synod, applying for proper building permits and variance approvals, installation has begun for Old Bergen Church to convert to solar electric power. The high tech solar panels are being installed on the south side of the sanctuary roof – out of the…

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February 2018

Lenten Season – Stop in the Name of Love

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 7:00 pm EST

This year February 14 marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season. Old Bergen Church will hold an evening Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 PM, including the imposition of ashes. Our theme for the whole season of Lent is: STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE. Stop… stop wasting your time and resources on things that detract from the amazing and beautiful person you were meant to be. Stop… harboring the grudge and anger and self pity that you thought…

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March 2018

Old Bergen Church Becomes a Homeless Shelter

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm EST

From March 4 through March 17, Old Bergen Church will become a temporary homeless shelters for families who are experiencing a housing crisis. We are one of thirteen congregations in Jersey City who have covenanted together to provide shelter for families with children who are currently homeless. It is through a national network of an interfaith housing alliance called Family Promise. Families will stay overnight at the church (from 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM) and then be transported to a…

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Holy Week at OBC 2018

March 25 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm EDT

LOOKING AHEAD- HOLY WEEK & EASTER- Please mark your calendars now and plan to participate in the inspirational worship opportunities of Holy Week and Easter. Palm Sunday – March 25th – Worship at 11:00 am Maundy Thursday Communion Service – March 29th at 7:00 pm Good Friday Community Prayer Walk – March 30th at 10:00 am Good Friday Tennebrae Service of Light and Darkness – March 30th – 7:00 pm Easter Sunday Early Worship – April 1st at 8:30 pm…

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