All posts by Ruth Boling

Guest Lecture: Building and Saving the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green, Tues. Dec. 12, 7:30PM

Mark Alan Hew Hewitt, FAIA, is considered one of America’s foremost scholar-architects. Following training in historic preservation and architectural history at Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, Hewitt set up a practice in 1980 as a restoration and adaptive re-use specialist. Since that time his firm has won New Jersey state historic preservation awards, local AIA design awards, and many other honors. He is the author of six books and dozens of articles.

“Among the churches built by early Presbyterian congregations in America, the “Church on the Green” in Bloomfield, NJ, stands out for its urbanistic significance and its architectural integrity. The church remains today the single most identifiable symbol of the Township of Bloomfield.”   ~Mark Alan Hewitt

Season’s Greetings–Christmas Letters From Those Who Were There

During the holiday season, starting Sunday, Nov. 26, the Sunday sermons will be in the form of letters written from and delivered by biblical characters on the subject, “What Christmas Means to Me.” Well researched and creatively rendered, the letters are excerpted from Pastor Boling’s forthcoming Advent/Christmas publication, Season’s Greetings: Christmas Letters from Those Who Were There, to be published by Upper Room Books in 2024. The letters will be dramatically presented during worship by different readers including church volunteers and theater professionals:

Lifelong Church on the Green member elder Bill Dalzell will present, Zechariah: Being Quiet for a Change, on Sunday, Nov. 26,  10:45AM.


Bethany United Presbyterian Church elder Dianna Fuller will present, Elizabeth: Beyond Me, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 10:45AM.


Actor, director & film editor David Monteagudo, from Piermont, NY, will present, John the Baptist: Standing and Pointing, on Sunday. Dec. 10, 10:45AM.


There will be a break in the series on Dec. 17 for the church’s annual Christmas pageant during worship, 10:45AM.


On Dec. 24 (10:45AM), award-winning Bloomfield actress/writer director/producer Karen Stefano will present, Mary: Bring it!


At the 8:00PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, Pastor Ruth Boling will present, Jesus: One Divine Detail.



Live Nativity, Friday, Dec. 22, 7:00PM

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” to the Live Nativity on Friday, December 22, 7PM. Join the Shepherds, Angels and Wise Men to welcome the newborn King. Tour with narration begins at 7:00PM, with live stable animals and music provided by the Bloomfield Chorale. You are invited to stay afterwards to pet and feed the animals. All are welcome. Free of charge.  Special thanks to Van Tassel Funeral Home for their sponsorship.