At a recent Rainbow Lounge event, a teen drew this great picture with chalk in our parking lot. We love this!
Here are our regular Sandwich Line volunteers along with Gianna and Liam, Jack's grandkids who help us when school is out. Each week, volunteers from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church and our church purchase food and assemble lunch kits to be distributed to day laborers in Bergenfield, NJ twice a week. Here are Joan, Jack, Liam, Gianna, Opal, Thomas, Marilyn and Pasor Mark Ennis from the Clinton Ave Church.
Recently, our Board of Outreach visited the Bergen County Nursing Home in Rockleigh, NJ to help their residents celebrate their monthly birthday. Unfortunately, we're not allowed to show pictures of the residents but here are a few of our volunteers that made the afternoon enjoyable for the those who participated in the fun.
We had a great Pentecost service this year. Walter and Josh, our Confirmands, gave their testimonies of faith and joined the church. Our children's church sang their hearts out with a rendition of In the Highway, with Jack and Scott playing the strings. The day was filled with fun and faith.
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.
The Hanging of the Green service was performed, read, and acted by the children of our congregation.
These pictures are from this year's Pumpkin Sale. It takes many volunteers to help make our October a success. We thank them and our community for supporting our fundraising effort.
This is prayer time at the end of our Children's Sermon during Sunday worship. Aftewards, they are dismissed for church school.
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.
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!
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.
Our men's retreat to Mendham, NJ where they stayed at the Community of St. John Baptist for a weekend of spiritual devotion.
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.