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February 2020


February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

We will hold our next monthly Food Pantry distribution on Saturday, February 29th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Anyone interested in helping as a volunteer is welcome to show up just before 9:00. You can assist for an hour or the entire morning. Last year we provided food for over a thousand individuals in Jersey City experiencing food insecurities. Your efforts make a real difference in people's lives!

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March 2020

Sunday Worship Services Suspended

March 17 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Dear Friends and Members of Old Bergen Church, Grace and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ. Upon careful and prayerful consideration and based upon the best information we have at this time, the Consistory Session has decided to SUSPEND WORSHIP SERVICES through the end of this month. We will evaluate the situation at that time regarding future events. The decision was based on a number of factors. First and foremost is the health and safety of our members- especially those…

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OBC Covid-19 Update: March 25, 2020

March 25 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Dear Friends and Members of Old Bergen Church, Grace and peace be with you.  May God be present with you in healing and restorative ways that strengthen you in these challenging days.  Know that you are not alone and that you are encouraged to reach out to the church and others to offer support and even real physical help. I am writing to let you know that even though the congregation is not meeting together, that we are still the…

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April 2020

Holy Week at OBC

April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT

PALM SUNDAY – Join us for live streaming video broadcast of worship at 11:00 AM via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonm.brown.94 You can pick up palms for use at home. There will be a drive up and walk up set up in the church parking lot on Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Please call or email the church if you would like someone to deliver palms to your home. This Sunday will also be Communion. We encourage you to…

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May 2020

Youth Zoom Fellowship

May 16 @ 11:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Do you know of a young person who is bored at home? We have an answer to your situation - YOUTH ZOOM FELLOWSHIP. We are offering online interactive youth fellowship Saturdays at 11:00 AM. There will be a quick check-in, energizers (sort of like TikTok dances), Zoom Games, a brief devotional, and discussion about how to be agents of God's mission and love while stuck at home. The online event is targeted for young people in grades 6 through 12.…

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OBC Food Pantry

May 30 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Our next Food Pantry distribution will be Saturday, June 27th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. In preparation for the distribution, we are in need of volunteers who will come by the church for an hour (one or two at a time) and sort the non-perishable food into primary and secondary bags for quick distribution on the 27th. Masks and gloves will be provided. Please call the church office  to schedule a time when you can come and assist in…

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July 2020

Jersey City Together – Virtual Action July 27 and in August

July 27 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Jersey City Together continues to work for a better and more just community for all of our  citizens despite the pandemic. The education team was successful in shifting the vote of the Board of Education to increase funding of our public schools and stay accountable to provide clean water in our schools. A number of congregations, including Old Bergen and St. Aedan’s are hosting free Covid-19 testing throughout the community. This next week, there will be free testing at Mt.…

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August 2020

Music to Our Ears

August 9 @ 11:00 am - October 11 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

If you attended any of our outdoor worship services this summer – or watched online – you may have noticed a unique addition to our musical instrumentation. Our Music Director, Chris Johnson, has pulled out his antique pump organ to provide accompaniment to our worship. He acquired the instrument many years ago and has graciously pulled it out of storage and brought it to Old Bergen to brighten these challenging times. It was originally designed for military chaplains to be…

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September 2020

Food Pantry – September 26

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

We are looking for a few volunteers who can come to the church one or two at a time to bag groceries in preparation for the September 26th Food Pantry. You can come on a weekday or weekend and help for an hour or so. Please call the church office to schedule a time to help.

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Youth Fellowship – Social Distancing Edition

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
Old Bergen Church

The youth will gather on Saturday, September 26th at 1:00 PM for a socially distanced fellowship event. We will have a pizza and no-contact human fuusball party! We will also hold other activities and talk about how we can stay connected and grow spiritually even in the midst of the pandemic. Health precautions will be in place and all participants must wear face masks.

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