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February 2021

Ash Wednesday and Lent

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - April 4 @ 7:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

This year Lent begins on February 17th and continues through Easter on April 4th. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. We will hold an Ash Wednesday Service online on February 17th at 7:00 PM. Lent starts with us confronting our human frailty, our limits, our mortality. "From dust you have come and to dust you shall return." It is a time of reflection about our lives. For many, it is a time of special efforts at…

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March 2021

Holy Week at Old Bergen Church

March 31 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

Maundy Thursday - Join us online through Facebook live streaming video for our Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7:00 PM.  You can find us at https://facebook.com/jonm.brown.94 . The video will be saved and posted after the service, so you can also watch it later at your convenience. Please have bread and cup on hand to participate in Communion as you watch at home.  Good Friday Community Stations of the Cross - Old Bergen will join with other area churches for…

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April 2021

Pentecost at Old Bergen

April 28 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

On May 23rd we will celebrate Pentecost with an in-person (hybrid) worship service. Many of our members have been vaccinated now and the infection rate of the virus is finally going down in New Jersey, so the Consistory Session has decided to open the church (at least for this one day) for in-person worship. Participants will need to wear masks and observe social distancing. The worship service will still be broadcast by Facebook live streaming video, but those who feel…

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Pastor Away for Continuing Education Event

April 28 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The pastor will be away May 1-6 leading and attending a hybrid training event at Montreat Conference Center in Montreat. NC. It is the “Arts, Recreation and Worship” conference. On Sunday, May 2nd, we encourage members to tune into worship services from other congregations. A link to the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church (where our friend Rev. Eileen Lindner is currently serving as interim pastor) will be sent to members on Saturday. If there are any pastoral emergencies while the pastor…

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June 2021

Outdoor Worship, Church Picnic & Annual Meeting

June 13 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

On June 13th we will hold an in-person outdoor worship service in the south parking lot at 11:00 AM. The service will still be broadcast by live streaming video. Following worship, we will hold an altered version of our annual church picnic. Households are invited to sit at tables together in “family pods”. Those who are vaccinated may also sit together. Bring your own side dishes for your household and the church will provide burgers, hot dogs and drinks. During the picnic…

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Pastor on Vacation

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The Pastor will be away o vacation from June 18 to 25. We encourage members to log into online worship with another congregation Sunday, June 20th. We will send a link to join Zoom worship with Rev. Eileen Lindner at Point Present Presbyterian Church through our email distribution list. Please contact the church office (201) 433-1815 or the clerk of Consistory Session if there is a pastoral emergency. If you are not currently on the email distribution list and would…

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Food Pantry – June 26th

June 26 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 12:00 pm EDT

We are grateful that even in the pandemic, Old Bergen Church has been able to maintain its Food Pantry ministry. We do so with fewer volunteers present, and limited clients in the building at a time - following state and county guidelines. In this time of hardship over half of the people who come to our Food Pantry are seeking food assistance for the first time in their lives. Our next Food Panty distribution will be June 26th from 9:00 AM…

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July 2021

Pastor at Montreat Conference Center

July 21 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Our Pastor, Rev. Jon Brown, will be away from July 22 to August 7 serving as keynote speaker for weeks five and six of the Montreat Youth Conferences in North Carolina.  https://montreat.org/events/myc2021 The theme for this summer's youth conferences is "Called to Connect." Next week over 800 high school students and their adult advisors will gather for inspirational exploration into the biblical text, worship, music, recreation and fellowship. While the pastor is away there will be no worship services at Old…

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Food Pantry August 28

July 21 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

Our next Food Pantry will be Saturday, August 28 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon. Those needing food assistance are asked to bring a referral form from one of the area social service agencies (such as Let's Celebrate, Women Rising, PACO, Jersey City Resident Response Center, Urban League, Hudson CASA, Horizon Family Success Center). We are grateful for the handful of volunteers who operate the Food Pantry on distribution days, as well as those volunteers who give an hour or…

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September 2021

Labor Day Weekend

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Our pastor will be away for a couple days vacation over Labor Day Weekend. Realizing that the Pastor also provides the phone camera and account for our live streaming broadcast, the Elders decided to simply hold off worship on Sunday, September 5th. We will provide a link for members to join the online worship at our sister church, Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church in South Jersey. Their worship begins at 10:00 AM. This Sunday, Rev. Eileen Lindner will preside as they…

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