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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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In Memory of Alice Abner....
We are saddened to report that Alice Lee Everett Abner passed away on October 5, 2015.

Alice was ordained an Elder of the First Reformed Church of South River in 2002. She served as Minister of Social Concern making weekly visits to members in nursing homes, hospitals or house visits. She served as Vice President of Consistory for four years and established a scholarship for graduating high school seniors in memory of former distinguished member of the church, Andy Matyas. Additionally, she acquired donations to furnish the parsonage to accommodate Hurricane Sandy relief workers, and welcomed each group with her warmth and loving touch. She also arranged for Edison Job Corps students to work at our church, which gave the church pews a much-needed coat of varnish.

Alice decided to retire in November, 2014 and moved to Arlington, Texas where she spent her last days. Alice will be lovingly remembered by all whose lives she touched. As this lovely lady said many times,
“To God Be the Glory!”


Weekly Bible Study....
Our weekly Bible study on the book of Romans meets at 7 pm on Tuesdays. All are invited to attend.


Children's Church....
"Childrens Church" gives our children an opportunity to learn Bible lessons at their age level. At this time, "Children's Church" will be held two times a month.
       November Children's Church Dates:   November 15th and 22nd
       December Children's Church Dates:   December 13th and 20th


Monthly Sunday Morning Breakfast....
Volunteers are being sought to prepare breakfast for our monthly Sunday morning breakfast. Please see one of the Elders if you are able to assist with this.


Blue Jean Sunday....
In order to cut expenses we will no longer be using a landscaping/parking lot cleaning service. Instead, every last Sunday of the month will be "Blue Jean Sunday". So, come to church in your work clothes and after a delicious breakfast we will work together to beautify our buildings and grounds.


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