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News and Events - April 2014



Welcome New Members

During worship on Sunday, March 23, 2014, we were delighted to welcome Carlos and Marsha James as new members of the church family, and to baptize Marsha and their three children, Cameron, Tron and Nevaeh. Celebrating with us in person, or in spirit from "back home" in Trinidad, were godparents Nigel James, Ermine Burke, Tijuana Royster, Reyad Mohommade, Melissa Lewis and Wendy James Joseph.

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Our growing Sunday School!

At worship on Sunday, December 22, we recognized 2 new members. We welcome them to our fellowship with its rich diversity of backgrounds, language and cultures as, together, we weave a fabric of faithful discipleship on the Green.

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Pastor Ruth Boling welcomes Fritz and Mala



CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 2013

The Christmas Pageant, "Remembering Jesus with All Our Hearts," was presented during worship on Sunday, December 15. The children and adults performed together beautifully, helping us all to enter the spirit of the season. Pictures by Debbie LeDoux and Le Vuong

==> Click here for the Youtube Video of the Event.

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Christmas Festival!

On Saturday, December 7th the Christmas Festival took place at the Parish House. Children enjoyed making Advent wreaths, visiting with Santa and his elves, and hearing Santa read a very special storybook. Other highlights included book signing by our authors John Bonnet and Pastor Ruth, a stupendous bake sale, refreshments, and a variety of enticing offerings by local crafters and vendors.

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P1: Pastor Ruth and family with Santa's elves, P2:Beverly, P3: John, and P4: Rachel and sister xf2
P1: Pastor Ruth with Santa and his elves, P2: Jamie and Rebecca as the Elfs, P3: Sophy and Brigitte, P4: Jenny with Santa and the Elfs xf3
P1: Janis, Bill and Allegra, P2: Bake Sale team, Susan, Nancy, Cathy and Rachel, P3: Dodie, Beverly, Jinny, P4: Jenny & Olive xf5
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Community Thanksgiving Service

A Community Thanksgiving Service took place on Sunday, Nov. 24, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ. The event was sponsored by the synagogues and churches of Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair, with participation from a number of religious leaders, including Pastor Ruth Boling who delivered the sermon. An offering was received to benefit Toni's Kitchen, a ministry of St. Luke's that helps meet emergency needs in the community.

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Religious leaders from synagogues and churches of Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair



BPCOG COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The generous stewardship of those who have gone before us enables our church to offer scholarships to college students who meet the application criteria. On Sunday, October 13, we were pleased to present award checks to our 2013 scholars: (right picture) Bruce Arlett, Jr., Ignacia Watson, Jennifer Dalzell, Jamie Dalzell, and Davaughn Hoots. A fellowship hour following worship was hosted by the Education Team in their honor.

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Scholarships were presented to the recipients by Pastor Ruth



BUILDING AND GROUNDS UPDATE September 2013

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March 31 2013 - The west Wall is being repaired, all the Sanctuary's ceiling are removed and more scaffolding are erected to support the repair, and the East wall are also being repaired.

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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 replacedBPCOG Repair2
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 foundationBPCOG Repair
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



BEEFSTEAK DINNER- Fund Raising Events for Building Repair

The Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green's Benefit Beefsteak Dinner took place on June 7, 2013, at the Essex Manor in Bloomfield, NJ. This event raised funds to restore the church's historic sanctuary building. Bobby Valli's "Jersey Legends" show headlined the evening, which also included a DJ, Tricky Tray, 50/50 raffle, and lots of beef. Everyone had a good time!

==> Click here for the Youtube Video of the Event.

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THANK YOU TO ALL! BEEFSTEAK DINNER A HUGE SUCCESS!

A big thank you to everyone who worked to make the Beefsteak Dinner an amazing success! There were over 160 in attendance, and our profit thus far is $6,500 and counting - all toward our historic sanctuary renovation project. Thanks to all who worked behing the scenes and all who supported us by attending, selling tickets, selling ads for the Ad Book and donating to our Tricky Tray! And a very special thank you to our featured performer, Bobby Valli, who volunteered his time and talent on our behalf, turning an otherwise fun and profitable evening into a night we all will remember.




Condolences


Condolences to Susan Pericone on the death of her aunt and longtime church member, Elder Elsie Kleinsorgen



Condolences to Dot Engemann and family on the death of charter member Elder Edward A. Stewart.



Condolences to Richard Ochal and family on the death of charter member Marjorie Ochal.



Condolences to the Groel family. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. They will rest from their labors and their works follow them - Revelation 14:13





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