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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 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.

 

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.

 

This was a Rainbow Cafe Open Mic fundraiser. All proceeds raised supports our LGBTQ youth group. We were excited to have Wonder Wobear performing with and for us. She was awesome!

 

 

Our men's retreat to Mendham, NJ where they stayed at the Community of St. John Baptist for a weekend of spiritual devotion.

 

A 'Music Amici' Community Concert.

 

 

Above, our Easter altar decorations. Below our Easter Sunday festivities.

Our Easter Egg Hunt for children in our church and community.

Music Amici Concert presenting Cello Fest, a 6-piece cello ensemble with arrangements from Eric Bartlett, Laszlo Varga, and Aiyana Braun.
Music Amici performing the Overture to "The Barber of Seville."

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.

Items for sale in our White Elephant.

Here are some pictures from throughout the year from one thing or another.

Our Memorial Garden

Rainbow Cafe's St Patrick's Day Dance

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.

Men's Retreat to Stony Point, NY

Ron, Steve, Roy, Glenn, Howard, Phil, Pastor Bo, Fernando, Jack, and Gay. (John P. and Henry H. not pictured)

The Womens Retreat in West Point, NY

We are located at:

85 Union Avenue, Cresskill, New Jersey, 07626

Office Phone: (201) 568-0608 

Email: office@cresskillucc.org
 

Pastor David C. Bocock

Email: bo@cresskillucc.org

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