September 7: Join us for breakfast in the Parish House at 9:30 AM and learn about the activities being planned for this program year. See Scott or Glenn or Ethelyn for reservations.
September 6: Saturday morning yoga resumes in the gym.
September 14: Step into our new Sunday school year in our modified one-room schoolhouse model. If you don't know Come to the breakfast and find out.
September 15: First night of our new book club. "The Unfolding Mystery. Discovering Christ in the Old Testament" See Glenn Maciag about this book. Want to discuss a different book? See Eve Space.
In conjunction with the Annual Bloomfield HarvestFest, the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green has scheduled special activities for Saturday, September 20th.
Debra M. Cook, artist and teacher, will provide hands on Colonial Arts & Crafts in the gym on Saturday, for all ages, from 12 – 4pm. Come explore Weaving, Self-Portrait Silhouettes, Printmaking, Make a Pomander Ball, Pen & Ink with Feathers, Tissue Paper Corn Craft, and Color Colonial Pictures.
No reservations are required. Suggested donations of $ 5.00 will gladly be accepted.
The following town groups have also been invited to display exhibits or perform for the community: the Bloomfield Historical Society, the Bloomfield Civic Band, the Town of Bloomfield Girl Scouts, and Boy Scout Troop 2.
At the end of the day the Church will be hosting a Fish and Chips Dinner in the Parish House by the Argyle Restaurant in Kearny. The Argyle serves delicious fish and chips. Each platter holds one very large triangular piece of haddock (or cod) that has been battered and deep fried until the exterior is brittle and the inside, nearly two inches in height, a mound of snow-white, moist, sweet fish. The soft flavor of the meat and the hard crunch of its golden jacket is a delight! Alongside the fish comes a heap of chips. Beverage and dessert will also be served. Adults $ 15.00 and children ages 5-12, $ 12.00. Reservations are absolutely recommended - seating is limited. Call the church office today at 973 743-1796.
The Essex County 2008 CROP Walk is scheduled for October 19 (rain or shine), starting and ending at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. Registration is at 1:30 PM, and the Walk begins at 2:00 PM. Those who plan to participate may pick up their Collection Envelopes and instructions on Sundays in the gym.
Last year the Essex County CROP Walk raised $24,000, with over $5,000 returning to 11 local food pantries in surrounding communities. The Church on the Green walkers collected $1,229.00 with the Food Pantry receiving a check for $545.00 as our share. This money will be used to purchase much needed supplies for our Pantry.
To those in our Congregation who will not be walking, please support our walkers by making a pledge or donation. All checks should be made out to "CWS/CROP" and all money should be turned in ASAP. All collected contributions should be returned to First Lutheran Church, Montclair, before November 2, 2008.
For more information please see Bruce Turnbull.
All are invited! Save the date and invite your friends now for this relaxing and enjoyable way to kick off the winter activities for the coming Advent season.
All are invited! Celebrate Reformation Sunday and join us for the monthly Potato Luncheon and a Hymn Sing on October 26. The Potato Luncheon will be served in the gym immediately following morning worship. The cost is $5.00 per person. At 2:00 p.m. we will gather in the sanctuary for a time of scripture reading, prayer and the singing of “all time favorite hymns” (pre 20th century) as chosen by church members in our recent survey. Please note – 20th century hymns will be featured at a future Hymn Sing. So, mark your calendars now and plan to join us for fellowship, food and songs of praise to God – songs which the church has sung for centuries.