Welcome One and All
The Church on the Green opens our doors to all. We aspire to be a church that feels "like home" for a first time visitor, but that offers a lifetime of opportunities to grow in faith and service. We welcome seekers and lifelong Christians, single and married people, families of all configurations and children of all ages, dyed-in-the-wool Presbyterians and those who aren't even sure how to spell P-r-e-s-b-y-t-e-r-i-a-n but want to know Christ. We are united in our desire for an authentic faith expressed in acts of compassion and service. Could we be the church you've been looking for?
While our sanctuary is closed for renovations, We worship in our Chapel, which is adjacent to the main sanctuary. The entrance is on Broad Street across from Bloomfield High School. Ample parking is available in the Board of Education lot on the corner of Broad St. and Belleville Ave. The service begins at 10:00AM (Summer hour). All are welcome.
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'We Worship Together' was the theme of Family Palooza on July 23. After worship we played water balloon games, enjoyed a picnic lunch on the manse back porch, and then returned to the Chapel for worship education. We learned about using musical instruments (including our voices) to praise God and Mr. Tim gave a demonstration on the church organ. Everyone had a chance to try “preaching” from the pulpit, sharing their interpretation of Psalm 23 while wearing kid-sized stoles specially made for the event. Thanks to all who made the day both fun and interesting!
Congratulation To The Rev. Ruth L. Boling
On Sunday, May 7, 2017, the Rev. Ruth L. Boling was installed as the pastor of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green.
February 25 was 'FoodaPalooza!' Our theme was 'God is great, God is good, let us thank God for our food.' From Bible stories about Joseph, Moses and Jesus we learned how God provides for Gods people. We tasted food from Bible times and made a lunch of foods that reminded us of the stories, including FISH pizza. The program included crafts, singing, teaching, and a visit to our Food Pantry. Thanks to all who helped!
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION
The Sunday morning adult education series "The Geography of God" led by Pastor Ruth continues on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 until March 12. On March 19, we will begin a new series, led by Glenn Maciag, using a short (85 page) book by Petrus Dathenus called "The Pearl of Christian Comfort". Petrus Dathenus (1531 or 1532-1588) was an early Dutch reformer sometimes called "The John Knox of the Netherlands". “The Pearl of Christian Comfort” was written by Dathenus to provide spiritual comfort and assurance to Christians struggling in those areas. It is written in the form of a dialogue between Dathenus and a younger Christian. Because the book was not translated into English until the 1990s, the English is modern and readable. Interested? Want to get a copy of the book? Please talk to Glenn Maciag. .
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 2016
The Christmas Pageant, "Something for Children to Do, remembering William Batchelder Bradbury, 1816-1868," was presented during worship on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The children and adults performed together beautifully, helping us all to enter the spirit of the season.
Our Second Annual Live Nativity!!
Peoples came and walked with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem on Friday, December 16, with shepherds, wise men, angels, live animals and choral music presented by the Bloomfield Chorale, Ruth Hsu directing. The outdoor narrated tours began at 7:00PM, 7:30PM (Bilingual) & 8:00PM. The 7:30PM walk was narrated in both English and Spanish. . Hot chocolate and cookies were served in the Parish House.
Special thanks to Van Tassel Funeral Home and Investors Bank for their generous sponsorship of this event.
50th Anniversary: Remember, Celebrate, Dream
Scenes from Bible Palooza with Pastor Ruth!
Bibles Heroes� was our theme for "Bible Palooza with Pastor Ruth� on Sunday, July 24, 2016. The children and youth enjoyed Bible storytelling, crafts, singing, recreation, and a service project. There was a discussion group for parents, lunch together on the manse back porch, and a juicy watermelon to top off the afternoon.
Bloomfield Life article, June 9, 2016
This article recaps our 50th Anniversary celebration and announces our next event: the Potluck Supper and Movie Night featuring the film �Charles Ives: A Good Dissonance Like a Man� about the acclaimed American composer who was the organist and choir director at Old First at the turn of the century.
Essex News Daily - May 1, 2016
The Essex News Daily and the Bloomfield Independent Press published this wonderful synopsis of our 50th Anniversary Special Worship Service on April 24.
ANNUAL ENGLISH TEA
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, the Women�s Fellowship of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church On the Green hosted the Annual English Tea, with all proceeds benefiting Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.. .
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