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March 2019

Family Promise – Thank You!

March 17 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

We would like to thank all those volunteers who assisted with meals, snacks, donations and other assistance while four families found refuge at Old Bergen Church from March 17 to March 31. Words cannot express the comfort and support these families experienced in finding a temporary home here at the church during their housing crisis. Family Promise of Hudson County is part of a national network of Interfaith Hospitality Alliance that provides housing and social service support to families who…

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Jersey City Together – Education Action

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
First Wesleyan Church, Jersey City

Join us for an important meeting regarding the education of our children here in Jersey City. Jersey City Together will hold an education action with acting superintendent Mr. Franklin Walker and school board president Mr. Sudhan Thomas. The meeting will be held at First Wesleyan Church, 201 Woodlawn Avenue, Jersey City.

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April 2019

West Point Cadets Visit OBC

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

We are pleased to host a group of West Point Cadets at Old Bergen Church again this year. These students are participating in a multi-cultural spring course called “Winning the Peace” They will visit various groups, government entities and faith communities learning how to relate to others in a multi-cultural context. Their visit to Old Bergen will take place on Friday morning, April 5th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.

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Palm Sunday

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

Join us as we celebrate Palm Sunday on April 14that 11:00 AM. We will observe this festival day with processionals, palm branches, confetti and special music. We are especially excited to have Broadway singer and friend of Old Bergen, Angela Birchett, along with actor/singer Justin Friesen will provide special music. Angela was here for Palm Sunday in 2016 and shortly after that she auditioned for and was cast in The Color Purple on Broadway. Following that she was in the…

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Maundy Thursday

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - April 21 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

Please join us as we observe our Maundy Thursday remembrance of Jesus “Last Supper” with his disciples. We will hold an evening service with Communion at 7:00 PM in the church sanctuary.

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Good Friday

April 19 @ 9:30 am - April 28 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

There are three opportunities for you to observe Good Friday with Old Bergen Church. There will be a community ecumenical Prayer Walk beginning at 9:30 AM on the corner of Emory Street and Monticello Avenue. The processional, which recalls the last hours of Christ’s suffering and death, will stop at sites where suffering and violence has occurred in our own city. This moving experience of the Stations of the Cross offers prayers of healing and new life in those places…

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Easter Sunday

April 21 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

Easter Sunday begins with a more informal early morning service at 8:30 AM in the sanctuary. The service opens with a processional led by the Christ candle representing the resurrection of Christ. The Sunday School teachers will again host an Easter Breakfast in Brett Fellowship Hall at 9:30 AM. The breakfast, catered in part by our friends at Wonder Bagel, is available by tickets for the amount of $10 for adults, $6.00 Youth; $4.00 child and free for age three…

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May 2019

Bergen Square Day

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Make plans to attend the first annual Bergen Square Day on Saturday, May 18th, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM. This event will focus on the historical roots of Jersey City as Bergen Village and celebrate the wonderful diversity of the present community. The center of the event will be at Bergen Square, corner of Academy and Bergen Ave. Bergen Avenue will be closed from Newkirk to Vroom for this one day street festival and will include entertainment, food and merchant…

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June 2019

Family Promise – Homeless Ministry

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - June 9 @ 2:00 pm EDT

This week Old Bergen Church is being transformed into a temporary homeless shelter for four families experiencing a housing crisis. Our classrooms are set up as living spaces and volunteers provide meals and support each evening and overnight. This is part of our participation in Family Promise - an interfaith coalition of faith communities joining together to meet the needs of families in our area who would otherwise be homeless. If you would like to volunteer or help by donate…

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Game Night

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

Come join us for an evening of entertainment and fun! The Deacons of Old Bergen Church are hosting a Family Game Night on Saturday, June 15th from 4 to 8 pm. Whether you are an expert or novice at board games, card games, table tennis or fussball, you are in for a grand evening of fellowship and enjoyment! $5 suggested donation gets you a hot dog, drink, popcorn and fun, fun, fun! Invite your friends and neighbors.

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