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December 2019

Deacons’ Christmas Project

December 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST

The Deacons are sponsoring a Christmas Project with York Street Shelter and Nurturing Place. We are donating pajamas to the children at the shelter. Wrapped gifts need to be returned to the church by Sunday, December 15th. The gifts will be delivered to York Street Shelter on December 16th. Thank you to all who have picked up a star with a child's name.

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Special Music

December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

The third week of Advent we look forward to being blessed by special music in worship. Our Broadway friend, Angela Birchette, has been busy singing with Idina Menzel at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting, on the Today Show, and at Carigie Hall. But this Sunday she will return to us at Old Bergen Church to share her gift of music with us in worship. Be sure to attend, and invite your friends!

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Children’s Christmas Pageant

December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

On Sunday, December 22nd, we will observe the Fourth Sunday of Advent. As part of the worship service the children will present the story of the birth of Jesus in a tableau pageant. Come celebrate the season with some of the the most adorable shepherds, angels, wise men and Holy Family members you could imagine! The sermon that Sunday will be - "Journey to Bethlehem: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years." Coffee Fellowship will follow worship in the…

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Old Bergen Church

Old Bergen Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight service on December 24th at 7:00 PM. This will be in coordination with the Christian Church of Jersey City and the MidEast Evangelical Church. Come join in the wonder and awe of Christmas as we worship together on this holy night.

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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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