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Tenebrae Service of Prayer and Song - Wednesday, March 23rd at 7 pm...
All are invited to a Tenebrae service of prayer and song in the style of the Taizé. Ministers of local congregations will particiapte.

The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, a Reformed Protestant. The community has become one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Through the community's ecumenical outlook, they are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation. The community, though Western European in origin, has sought to include people and traditions worldwide. They have sought to demonstrate this in the music and prayers where songs are sung in many languages, and have included chants and icons from the Eastern Orthodox tradition. The music emphasizes simple phrases, usually lines from Psalms or other pieces of Scripture, repeated and sometimes also sung in canon. Ecumenical services based on this model and music are held in many churches throughout the world.


Communion Services...
We will be celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper the following days:
        Thursday, March 24th at 7 pm
        Sunday, March 27th at 10 am


Blue Jean Sunday - Breakfast and Church Cleanup...
In an effort to help us improve our financial situation, Consistory has decided to begin a monthly "Blue Jean Sunday" on the last Sunday of the month. On these days, we will work together to complete some of the tasks that we have paid for in the past or have just left undone. The name comes from our suggestion that everyone dress comfortably - (sneakers and jeans?). Breakfast will be provided for everyone before we tackle the jobs on the schedule. We believe that working together will not only get the jobs done, but will give us a great opportunity to get to know each other better.

Our next cleanup date:     Sunday, April 24th

S.K.R.E.A.M. after school program for children in grades 1-5....
S.K.R.E.A.M. is an after school program for children in grades 1-5. We provide a space for the students to come and work on their homework, play games, participate in creative and educational activities and have snacks - all in a safe and supervised environment. We are open from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday when the South River Elementary school has a regular full day session. For more information see the links below.
               Informational Flyer

40 Thomas Street, South River, New Jersey 08882