"Trusting God and ministering to all people as Christ teaches us in the Gospel"
Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green
The Rev. Ruth L. Boling, Pastor
147 Broad Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
office: (973) 743-1796
fax: (973) 743-0262
Welcome One and All
The Church on the Green opens our doors to all. We aspire to be a church that feels "like home" for a first time visitor, but that offers a lifetime of opportunities to grow in faith and service. We welcome seekers and lifelong Christians, single and married people, families of all configurations and children of all ages, dyed-in-the-wool Presbyterians and those who aren't even sure how to spell P-r-e-s-b-y-t-e-r-i-a-n but want to know Christ. We are united in our desire for an authentic faith expressed in acts of compassion and service. Could we be the church you've been looking for?
While our sanctuary is closed for renovations, We worship in our Chapel, which is adjacent to the main sanctuary. The entrance is on Broad Street across from Bloomfield High School. Ample parking is available in the Board of Education lot on the corner of Broad St. and Belleville Ave. The service begins at 10:45AM. All are welcome.
2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the charter of Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green, formed from the merger of four former Presbyterian churches in town (Ampere Parkway Community, Old First, Park Avenue and Westminster). Check here throughout the year for upcoming special anniversary events..
Anniversary Sunday, April 24th, 10:45 AM. Special Service of Worship with Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada, President, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.
Also participating: Former BPCOG Pastors
This service of worship will be followed by a hymn sing with Tim Tarantino at the organ. We will then gather in the Parish House for a reception and fellowship. All are welcome.
The Reverend Dr. Frank M. Yamada is the President and Cyrus McCormick Professor of Bible and Culture at McCormick Theological Seminary. He is the first Asian American to serve as president of a P.C. (U.S.A.) seminary. Prior to becoming president, Dr. Yamada was the Director of the Center for Asian American Ministries and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at McCormick. He also taught Hebrew Bible/Old Testament for nine years at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. He has numerous published essays and is the author of Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives and an editor for and contributor to The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible and The Peoples’ Bible, a cross-cultural study bible. Dr. Yamada is a leading voice and sought-after speaker on the future of the church and theological education. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
Essex News Daily - April 20, 2016
An article in the Essex News Daily was posted about the 50th Anniversary of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church On The Green
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church On the Green will have the Annual English Tea, to be held at the Parish House, and is sponsored by the Women's Fellowship.
We had glorious weather and a glorious turnout for our "Live Nativity Story” on December 18, 2015. Over 150 people accompanied Mary and Joseph on a narrated walk through the church grounds to "the stable in Bethlehem” with angels, shepherds, wise men and live animals. We warmed up afterwards in the Parish House with cocoa, refreshments and children’s Christmas craft activities. Special thanks to The Bloomfield Chorale and La Iglesia Evangelio Completo for their participation, and to Investors Bank for their financial support.
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER Food Drive, Sunday Oct 4, 2015
In spite of threatening weather our BPGOG Food Pantry again participated in the annual, MEND, North Jersey Media Group Foundation Fundraiser. Our Food Pantry Volunteers handed flyers to customers as they entered the Stop & Shop on Franklin Street in Bloomfield from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. Although somewhat windy, the threatening weather did not discourage the shoppers as they contributed 650 lbs. of nonperishable food items and $143.81 in cash contributions. By mid-afternoon the overcast clouds gave way to partially sunny conditions, but the wind still prevailed. As the store has two entrances/exits, this year we shared the site with The First Hopewell Baptist Church in Newark.
On Sunday, Sept. 27, we welcomed our new Interim Organist/Choir Director Tim Witzal to the church family. After a program of piano music, the congregation enjoyed a luncheon to celebrate our newest staff member.