Rev. Ruth Boling and her Husband Carlos
|Welcome Rev. Ruth Boling!!!
The Rev. Ruth L. Boling officially started the worship service on November 25th, 2012. The congregation welcoming the Designated Pastor to the pulpit. After the service, the Congregation celebrated and welcomed Pastor Ruth and her family to the church and to the community.
The Congregation celebrated & welcomed Rev. Ruth Boling
Thank You, Elder Bruce Arlett Sr.!!!
As the congregation prepares for the coming of a new pastor, it took time on Sunday, November 18 to thank Elder Bruce Arlett, Sr. for his worship leadership during the past eight months. The worship service was a time of praise and thanksgiving to God for His many blessings. In his sermon, Bruce reminded the congregation that we are called to be faithful, and we are called to be family - to reach out to another in love, to apologize and to forgive one another where there is need, to speak words of hope and kindness. Following the worship service, there was a luncheon to honor Bruce for his faithful witness. The church family enjoyed this time of good food, warm fellowship and the opportunity to personally greet and thank Bruce. We look forward, in faith, to the future as the Rev. Ruth Boling begins her ministry with and among us..... Clerk of Session: Ethelyn Fulton
Elder Bruce Arlett & family celebrated with the Congregation
CHURCH WELCOME NEW PASTOR!!!
A meeting of the congregation was held on Sunday, November 4, 2012 in the Parish House right after the morning worship. The congregation unanimously voted "Yes" and elected the Rev. Ruth L. Boling as the church's Designated Pastor.
A BIG Welcome to Rev. Ruth L. Boling as our Designated Pastor!
>>>> Click here for a short introduction and Biography of Rev. Ruth L. Boling
"To a historic church and its pastoral candidate, on a momentous day, during turbulent times, God through the scriptures is saying: You shall love."
Above is Rev. Ruth Boling's first message. >>>> To see the entire sermon, Click Here <<<<<
Sanctuary Repair Update: The Buildings & Grounds Team shared this report with Session at its September meeting.
As of now, the coffered ceiling has been removed in preparation for restoration and repair. The sanctuary is scaffolded and prepped for work to begin. At this time, we are awaiting a final plan from the engineers as to how to proceed. There needs to be concurrence between the engineers and contractors as to what process needs to be implemented so that we do not have to revisit this in another 25 years. Unfortunately, this is an involved process and takes a lot of time behind the scenes. Charlie Sasso and Jack Leigh expect to be meeting with the engineers (Goldstein), contractor (Imhoff) and the grant writer (Mark Hewitt) shortly. At that time we expect to have a plan and a timetable for completion. The Buildings & Grounds Team is pushing to get this work underway as fast as possible with an eye to returning to the sanctuary in the spring. Once the final plans are in place, the grant writer can begin crafting the proposal for presentation to various funding sources. Insurance claims are still being pursued. The insurance company reimbursed us for the remediation work required to prevent collapse.
In terms of safety, a new fence was erected to keep people away from the building as it became obvious that the existing barrier was not a deterrent to keeping people out. And, with the opening of school, it just became too tempting. In addition, the Team wants to make it clear that under no circumstances should any officer, staff member or member enter the sanctuary for any reason whatsoever. This is an active construction site and the only people authorized to enter are those actively engaged in the construction process. If someone feels it is important to go into the sanctuary, please contact Charlie Sasso or Jack Leigh and they will escort you.
June 17 - More Scaffolding are erected inside & outside of the Church. The East Wall is being repaired, with most of the sanctuary's ceilings were removed & being replaced
April 22 - Scaffolding are erected outside of the Church & inside of the Sanctuary, to repair the ceilings & the east wall. The plaster will be removed & the blocks will be reseated. Most of the east wall will be rebuilt on the new foundation
April 8 - Major structures are being repaired; the foundation has been repaired with new sidewalks. The steel beam supports were placed to protect the wall from collapsing, in preparing for the repairs of the sanctuary's east wall
Congratulation to Heather Lynn & Christopher Michael - Mr. & Mrs Doherty
At the reception - The Newlyweds, and the proud parents Mr. & Mrs Bruce Arlett Sr.
Congratulation to Bruce Arlett Jr. – Duncan Arlett – Jamie Dalzell – Jennifer Dalzell, the Winners of this year's College Scholarships
Bruce is attending NJ City University, and majoring in Psychology & National security
Duncan is attending Essex County Community College, and majoring in Criminal Justice
Jamie is attending Bergen County Community College, and majoring in Education
Jennifer is attending Rutgers College of Nursing, and majoring in Nursing
Co-Chair Educational Committee Linda Rosania presented the scholarships to the Winners, with the proud parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Arlett Sr., and Mr. & Mrs. Bill Dalzell
2012 GRADUATES - Congratulations to All the High school and College graduates
Ashley Space graduated from Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
Duncan Arlett graduated from Bloomfield High school, and planned to attend college. Duncan and his Mom, Sharon, celebrate at the Church
Ignacia Watson & Anthony Fried graduated from Bloomfield High school, and planned to attend college.
BEEFSTEAK DINNER & FLEA MARKET - Fund Raising Events for Building Repair
THE DINNER WAS A SUCCESS!!! - Our 1st Beefsteak Dinner was held on the evening of June 1, at the Essex Manor. Close to 120 peoples attended.
John, Kathy and Ethelyn speaking
Bill, Kathy and Janice, and Bloomfield Councilman & Assemblyman Ralph Caputo attended
Everyone is having a good time!!!
FLEA MARKET Fund raising event was held on July 21, in front of the church, on the green. Members of the church and Vendors will be selling goods and food at this Flea Market
A successful Day!!!
Church Members Participated in the 145th Annual Bloomfield Memorial Parade, May 28, 2012
May 28 - Members of the Church participated in the Bloomfield's 145th Memorial Parade -- Pictures By Debbie LeDoux
May 28 - Participated Members in front of the Church -- Picture By Debbie LeDoux
Designated Pastor Nominating Committee Formed
At its annual meeting on February 6, the congregation of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green voted to create a Designated Pastor Nominating Committee for the purpose of filling our pastoral vacancy, currently occupied by interim pastor Rev. Bob Foltz-Morrison. The members of the committee are: Heather Arlett, William Dalzell, Glenn Maciag, Janis Sledge, Eve Space, Susan Turnbull, Nora Watson, and Desmond Wedderburn.
The Presbyterian Book of Order prescribes procedures for Designated Pastors. Here are key sections:
G-14.0520 Designated Pastoral Relations
"A designated pastoral relationship, full or part-time, is a call to a minister of the Word and Sacrament established by the presbytery for a term of not less than two nor more than four years. . . . The congregation’s pastoral nominating committee shall nominate to the congregation for its consideration and vote, only from among those ministers designated to it by the presbytery’s committee on ministry. . . . If there has been an open search process conducted by the committee on ministry and after at least two years of the designated pastor relationship, upon the concurrence of the committee on ministry, the designated pastor, and the session . . . a congregational meeting may be held to call the designated pastor as pastor."
The complete Presbyterian Book of Order is online at PCUSA. Find pertinent material about designated pastors by searching for "designated pastor" or for section G-14.0520.
Interested applicants should contact Kevin Yoho, General Presbyter of Newark Presbytery.
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