In response to an invitation from the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives, our church participated in a nationwide initiative to ring bells and light candles in honor of those lost to COVID19. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5:30PM, we rang our historic church bell 92 times, once for each Bloomfield resident who has died of COVID19. We commend all who have died to God’s eternal care and keeping, and pray that the bereaved may be comforted in their sorrow.
Inscribed: “Presented to the First Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield, N.J., A.D. 1920, by Allison Dodd and Edward O. Ward” Meneely Bell Co., Troy, N.Y.
Ringing the bell manually
Sunday Worship Service, January 17, 2021
After worship, take a minute to get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and then log on or phone in to our Virtual Fellowship Hour, via Zoom, starting at 11:45 AM. You may join online (computer or smart phone) using this link: Virtual Fellowship Hour. If prompted, the passcode is: 035644. Or you may phone in: (646)558-8656 and when prompted give the meeting ID: 963 3485 4807 and passcode. (NOTE: this may be a “toll call” so be sure to check your long distance plan in advance.)
You are invited to gather virtually every Wednesday for half an hour of Hymns by Request with Tim Witzal, 6:30-7:00PM, followed by a brief service of Evening Prayer led by Pastor Boling, 7:00-7:30PM.
To log in via Zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/96859988083?pwd=b3hOTlVwMit5UXF2QnErN1JQaXNNdz09 Or you may phone in by calling: (646)558-8656 and when prompted give the Meeting ID: 968 5998 8083 and then the passcode: 011295. (NOTE: this may be a “toll call” so be sure to check your long distance plan prior to using this feature.)
You may also participate via Facebook Live. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/ChurchontheGreen/.
The disorientation and other impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic call to mind the wilderness wanderings of our biblical ancestors. A process of mindfulness dialogue can help us reorient and come together in new ways. Led by Carlos Monteagudo with special guest Danny Martin. Bi- Weekly (every other week), starting Thursday, October 1 , 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom. Join us just prior at 5:30pm for “happy 1⁄2 hour.” To receive the Zoom log-in link, RSVP by Sept. 30 to email@example.com.
January 13, 2021, 6:30 pm: Hymns by Request, Tim Witzal, piano
7:00 pm: Evening Prayer Service, Rev. Ruth L. Boling, pastor