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November 2021

November 7 – All Saints Day Observed

November 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

We will commend to God's care those beloved who have passed from this life to God's eternal care during worship on Sunday, November 7th. Those who wish to submit names to be listed in our necrology that will accompany the bulletin that day are asked to email the church office with the person's name, date of  their death, and a one sentence message if you wish. Please submit your information to oldbergenchurch@gmail.com by Thursday, November 4th to insure that it…

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Special Thanksgiving Offering

November 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

“O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come. Be Thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home.” So goes the words of that beloved hymn. As we reflect upon the past year, we are grateful for the many ways God has been our help and our guide through the challenges of a global pandemic. We encourage you to consider a special offering in thanks for God’s faithfulness, and in support of the…

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Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

On Tuesday evening, November 23rd, at 7:00 PM, we will join with our neighbors in the Journal Square/McGinley Square community for an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Clergy and leaders from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim congregations will participate in prayers and songs of gratitude and thanks. Rev. Jon Brown has been asked to preach the sermon. The service will take place here at Old Bergen Church. Participants are encouraged to wear face masks inside and observe social distancing.

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Deacons’ Holiday Project

November 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

The Deacons are organizing a project for the children of the York Street Family Shelter. You can sponsor a gift card for $15 for each child. There is a Christmas Tree display in the Parlor with numbered stars representing the children in need of gift cards.  If you chose to make a donation for a gift card, please take a star from the tree. The gift cards have already been ordered, so please make your donations to “Old Bergen Church…

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December 2021

Worship During December

December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

The Consistory Session has confirmed that we will continue to hold both in-person and live streaming worship during the month of December. The sanctuary is decorated with wreaths and garland. Each Sunday in Advent we will light the advent wreath, and we welcome you to join us in person or online.  You can find the worship services live streaming at https://facebook.com/jonm.brown.94 . The videos will be saved and posted after the service, so you can also watch them later at your convenience.

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Children’s Christmas Party

December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

We will not hold our regular Children’s Christmas party this year, but will be sending Christmas cheer in other ways. Our next children’s gathering will be December 12th at 9:45 AM in Brett Hall. There will be holiday crafts and activities. The session is for all ages. During worship that same Sunday we will decorate the Chrismon Tree in the sanctuary. 

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Christmas Poinsettias

December 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

If you are interested in ordering Christmas Poinsettias, please contact the church office by December 20th. The church office phone number is 201- 433-1815. Plants are $15 each and can be ordered in memory or in honor of someone special. You can pick up the poinsettias after the candlelight service on Christmas Eve. 

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December Food Pantry

December 18, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

Our December Food Pantry will be held one week earlier than usual in order to provide households with food in time for Christmas. The Food Pantry will be on Saturday, December 18th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. (Client numbers will be distributed beginning at 8:30 AM.) We are grateful for all those who have contributed food items and donations to support this important ministry of the Deacons to those experiencing food insecurity in our community.

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Live Nativity

December 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

On Sunday, December 19th, we will have an impromptu telling of the Christmas story  with a live nativity tableau during worship. There will not be any rehearsals. We will just see how many characters show up to portray the Christmas Story. Anyone who wants to join in is welcome! 

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Christmas Eve

December 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

Yes, the church will be open for Christmas Eve. We invite you to join us in person for this wonderful worship celebration at 7:00 PM. We ask everyone to please wear a face mask inside out of care for others and yourself. There will be a service of Lessons and Carols, special music, and the service will culminate in the lighting of candles. The worship service will also be broadcast on FaceBook live streaming video at https://facebook.com/jonm.brown.94 , so those who prefer watching…

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