Our lovely flowers were provided by Karen Minkler and arranged by Elaine Hargrove. We have them at our front and back doors to the church.
Our Board of Outreach organized a workshop titled, Can We Talk? It focused on how to have difficult conversations with family and friends. The event was co-sponsored by our church, The First Congregational Church of Park Ridge, Haworth Congregational Church, and St. Therese Catholic Church. We have about 45 participants and it was a wonderful afternoon.
The White Elephant is our church's thrift store. We're open very nearly monthly and throughout the month of October. We sell household and seasonal items for the entire family. All proceeds from the store benefit the mission and ministry of our church.
Our annual Pumpkin Sale is underway throughout the month of October. Come buy a gorgeous gourd in a variety of shapes and colors.
Our volunteers cooked and served dinner at the Hackensack Shelter this past week. We served only 100 food insecure persons. It was a wonderful time and a reminder of the good our church does for our community. Besides those serving, we had many who prepared the meals from home, assembled them at church, and who donated money to help pay for the meal. A special thanks for all who volunteered their time and talent for this ministry effort!
The Church School kids and the adult choir telling and dramatize the story of Christmas at our Hanging of the Greens service.
At a recent Rainbow Lounge event, a teen drew this great picture with chalk in our parking lot. We love this!
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.
We held an ecumenical candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting. Crowds of LGBTQ teens and townsfolk gathered with local clergy from congregational and Catholic churches.
This is our Peace Vigil we offered after the challenges of fear and racism that's been in the news. Prior to this vigil, we had a panel discussion with a Rabbi, an Imam (Muslim cleric), a Shiek priest, and our pastor. Afterwards, we processed outside for a candle light and prayer services followed with songs of peace.
The Hanging of the Green service was performed, read, and acted by the children of our congregation.
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.
You'll find this on the wall as you enter our church. It sums up the love you'll find here.
Here are a variety of pictures of events throughout the year.