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December 2019

Christmas Poinsettias

December 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

If you would like to order poinsettias to celebrate the birth of Christ and to help beautify the sanctuary for Christmas you may purchase them for $15 each. The flowers will be delivered on December 20th and remain in the sanctuary through Christmas Eve. You may take your plant home after the Christmas Eve service or indicate that you would like it to be given to a shut-in. Please use one of the forms found in the Sunday bulletin or…

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February 2020

ORDINATION and INSTALLATION of CHURCH OFFICERS

February 9 @ 11:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm EST

At our recent Annual Meeting, Old Bergen Church elected the following members as Deacons, Elders and Trustees: DEACONS Carol Alexander, Emily Carlin, Sheldon Samlal, Betsy Kishlansy TRUSTEES Dan Alexander, Jonilee Ketelsen ELDERS Lillian Nerahoo, Winston Rampersad, Sandra Sanchare We will hold a service of Ordination and Installation of this new class of officers during worship on February 9th. Our thanks to all those who have made a commitment to serve the church!

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FAMILY PROMISE – HOMELESS SHELTER MINISTRY

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - March 1 @ 3:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

Old Bergen Church will serve as host to area families experiencing a housing crisis. From Sunday, February 23  to Sunday, March 1, our church building will be a temporary homeless shelter for four families. We will provide evening meals, and breakfast snacks, as well as accompaniment during their journey back to housing security. Please consider donating time or goods to this important ministry. Call the church office or speak with Wendy Badree and Johnnie Lovejoy for more information.

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ASH WEDNESDAY

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

The Lenten journey from the ashes of death to the resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, which signifies a time to turn around, to change directions, to repent. This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. The first step is to confront and acknowledge our mortality. In many traditions this is symbolized through the imposition of…

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DAVID LAMOTTE BENEFIT CONCERT

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

On Thursday evening, February 27th, Old Bergen Church will host a benefit concert with Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, David Lamotte. David is a friend of Old Bergen and has visited here with his family. He is a popular singer, author and speaker. His books, Worldchanging 101, and Whiteflour, have received acclaim for cultivating peacemaking in an otherwise divided world. The concert will be at 7:00 pm in Brett Hall and is open to the public. Admission is free and an…

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FOOD PANTRY

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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Checking In

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

HOW ARE YOU DOING? We hope that everyone is staying home and staying well during this pandemic. We want to know how you are doing. Do not hesitate to call or email the pastor and/or church office if you are experiencing anxiety or stress and need to talk with someone. Also, please let us know if you need someone to deliver food, meals, prescriptions or supplies. A number of members have volunteered to provide this service. It would be a…

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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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