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Birthdays and Anniversaries
Click on our birthday cake to see the list of who is celebrating this month.

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Welcome to ....
We are pleased to announce that we will be sharing our facilities with a congregation of Lighthouse Chapel International.  This local congregation will be led by Pastor Alfonse Asare and will be worshipping in our sanctuary on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.  We look forward to getting to know the members of this congregation as they settle into their new church home.

 

Congregational Care....
We are pleased to announce that Rev. Maddy Patterson has agreed to provide congregational care for those in our congregations who are in need of pastoral services. Speak with Rev. Patterson or contact one of the elders if you are in need of pastoral services or if you know a situation that we should be aware of.

 

Pretzel Sunday: March 19th.....
On this third Sunday of Lent, our "Bible Adventure" children will have a special "hands on lesson" about pretzels and how they were originally used to teach children to pray.  We will ask the children to arrive extra early to help shape the pretzels.  While the pretzels rise and bake, the children will have a special lesson on "How to Pray". After the service the congregation will be invited to share in fellowship and enjoy the freshly baked pretzels.

 

Maundy Thursday Service.....
On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm, Rev. Maddy Patterson will lead a special Maundy Thursday service to commemorate the Last Supper.   We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

 

Upcoming Pot Luck Breakfasts: Sunday, March 26th and Sunday, April 30th
Join us for a delicious "Pot Luck" breakfast and a time of fellowship.

 

Do you have some extra time?
Our next "Blue Jean Sunday" is scheduled for Sunday, April 30th (weather permitting).   In the meantime, if a sunny warm day presents itself and you have some extra time on your hands, maybe you might consider spending an hour or two at the church sweeping the parking lot or preparing the flower beds for new flowers. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

A Special Thank you ....
We would like to thank Carl Nemeth for his many years of dedicated service as a member of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church of South River. Carl is now a member of the Great Consistory of our church.  While Carl is no longer an active Consistory member,  we will continue to benefit from his many years of wisdom and service to this church.

 

Easter Lily Contributions....
Each Easter, lilies adorn our sanctuary - helping to honor this most joyful Christian holiday.  You have an opportunity to help cover the cost of the beautiful lilies by making an "Easter Lily Contribution" in honor or in memory of someone special.  If you would like to take home a beautiful Easter lily, the requested donation is $12.00.  Please cut and return the slip below with your contribution no later than return April 9th so that your information may be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

 

Church Based Mental Health Service
Low cost mental health services are still available at the First Reformed Church of South River through the Church based Mental health services program of "Churches Improving Communities".  These services are available not just to our congregants, but to the wider community.   In general, April Humes, a licensed professional counselor in the state of NJ, is available at our church on Mondays and can be reached by phone at 732-867-8647 for telephone screening and appointment scheduling.

 

Children's "Bible Adventure"....
Children's "Bible Adventure" will be held from 11:00 - 11:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Children from preschool through 5th grade are invited to join us in the parlor to hear Bible stories and sing songs.

 

"Study Zone" ....
Our new program "Study Zone" offers free tutoring and homework help for students in grades 1 through 5. The program runs from 4 to 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in October and running through May. Parents will be able to select one weekly session for each child. Please keep this brand new program in your prayers.

 

Worship Music...
Worship music is like a prayer that can be spoken in many different languages together by many different people. The more kinds..... the more beautiful it becomes. We are looking to expand the way we do music so that more and more people can pray and rejoice along with us. Please speak to Parish Musician Michelle, if you have a musical talent and would be willing to help us expand our Sunday worship experience.

 

Worship Cancellation Plan...
In the event of a major snowstorm or other emergencies, it is possible that in the best interest of the safety and well being of our worshippers, we may cancel our Sunday morning worship services. Any cancellation decisions will be made by 8 am on Sunday morning. While this should be a rare situation, we want to make sure that our members are informed about any cancellations. Click HERE for our complete policy outlining how you can be informed.

 

Contact Information

 

40 Thomas Street, South River, New Jersey 08882

732-257-1994