We received 6 new persons (including two families) into the life of our church. Here are Pieter and Sherry (with Pax and Evo), Shelisa and Scott (with Allison and Matthew), Shoko and Arlene.
Here's a beautiful double rainbow taken after a mighty rainstorm at our church. It's a reminder of God's promises to us. Special thanks to Mike DePalo, Sr. for the gorgeous picture.
Our children's church kids and teachers performing a sing-a-long during Sunday worship.
We regularly cook dnner for a Walk-In Shelter in Hackensack, NJ. We make and distribute food for about 100-120 individuals with food insecurity.
Our pumpkins for 2016 arrived a day late but completely filled our church yard. A special thanks to the many volunteers who showed up and helped unload nearly half of the tractor trailer full of pumpkins. A lot of was accomplished in a short amount of time. Thanks everyone!
Our teen youth group is the Rainbow Lounge, where LGBTQ youth and their allies meet for thoughtful discussion, board games, music, karakoe, open mic, and personal sharing.
A hunger ministry between the Cresskill Congregational Church and the Clinton Avenue Reformed Church has begun. We are making and distributing lunch sacks filled with sandwiches, chips or fruit, cookies, and water for day laborers in Bergenfield, NJ. If you would like to participate, please contact the Board of Outreach.
Peter, Arianne, and newly baptized Avery.
We held an ecumenical candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting. Crowds of LGBTQ teens and townsfolk gathered with our pastor, the Rev. Dr. David C. Bocock, the Rev. Mark Suriano, pastor at the First Congregational Church of Park Ridge, and local pastor Rev. Sam Citero, pastor at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church presided.
This is prayer time at the end of our Children's Sermon during Sunday worship. Aftewards, they are dismissed for church school.
Mahmoud Mahmoud from the Jersey City Director of Immigration and Refugee Programs for the Church World Service led a fruitful and information conversation about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and what we can do to help.
We hosted a drug scavenger hunt, with a makeshift bedroom and a 'find it' list, to find what drug paraphenalia might be found in a teenager's bedroom. Then, we had panelists discuss the effects of drugs in Bergen County and what is being done to tackle the problem.
Our men's retreat to Mendham, NJ where they stayed at the Community of St. John Baptist for a weekend of spiritual devotion.
Here is a Christmas pageant for our children during Sunday worship.
A 'Music Amici' Community Concert.
Our Hiking Club went for a leisurely stroll through the Closter Nature Center recently. The Club goes on easy, medium, and difficult hikes around the area.
Above, our Easter altar decorations. Below our Easter Sunday festivities.
Our Easter Egg Hunt for children in our church and community.
We hosted Wonderfully Wicked!, a concert performed by the music students of Cheryl Woertz. All proceeds benefited Family Promise of Bergen County. The evening was filled with songs from Disney, Broadway showtunes and a special performance from the Broadway show 'Wicked!'
You'll find this on the wall as you enter our church. It sums up the love you'll find here.
Our White Elephant blesses our community with inexpensive household items for sale. A portion of all our sales benefits the mission projects of the church.
We host, chaperone, and lead New Jersey's largest LGBTQ youth group for teenagers ages 13-19 years old. Meetings for dances, open mic nights, movie nights and discussions fill the events for this fun and beneficial support group. For more information, please contact the church office.
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!
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Office Phone: (201) 568-0608
Pastor David C. Bocock
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