Three classes are offered from 10:15 to 11 am for children and youth from 4 years of age through Middle School during the school year. In the summer months, a Children’s Church is offered for younger children.
7th and 8th graders are invited to a six-month course of study led by our pastor concluding with their personal affirmation of faith and reception into full, active, confessing membership in the church.
This is a time to greet friends and visitors around some nice refreshments and it takes place immediately following the Sunday Worship service. A team of volunteers coordinates this event to which members are invited to sponsor with a donation or host to their own liking. On the first Sunday of the month, we remember with a special cake those celebrating their birthdays during that month. In the summer months we just share a refreshing drink.
CHANCEL (ADULT) CHOIR
Under the direction of our Music Director, the choir meets for rehearsal on Wednesday evenings (7:30 to 8:45 pm). The choir sings most Sundays from September through mid June performing a variety of styles. All levels of proficiency are welcome as we sing for God’s honor and praise. We have a quick run through on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am.
JOY EXPRESS CHOIR
This is the choir for younger voices, also led by our Music Director. Rehearsals take place after Sunday worship (around 11:30 am) and the choir sings at worship services every 4 to 6 weeks.
Children of elementary school age come together on the second Sunday afternoon of the month (from September through May) for fun, fellowship, education, and service. Led by our Minister for Children and Youth and supported by mentors and Student Interns (when available), they explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Rising 7th graders to High School Seniors meet for food, fun, fellowship and service twice a month on Sundays after worship. Also led by our Minister for Children and Youth, Mentors and Student Interns (when available), they explore the challenges of living the Christian life in community.
TUESDAY BIBLE READING GROUP
Started as a women’s group, our Tuesday Bible Reading fellowship invites anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of the scriptures to meet for an interactive time of discussion around the table. We eat our lunch at 11:30 am and at 12 noon discuss the scriptures that will be read the following Sunday in worship.
CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP SERIES
Adults interested in short courses of study of relevant issues or texts are encouraged to meet several times during the year. Often led by Student Interns, past groups have studied the Book of Genesis, the Dead Sea Scrolls, major religions of the world, the prophets of Israel, and the history of Christianity.
The men of the congregation meet for breakfast once a quarter to plan their yearly activities and service to the church. All men are invited to join this group.
Through the Board of Deacons, assistance is provided to the needy who reach out to our church.
Through a generous bequest, scholarship for higher education are awarded each year to youth in our congregation as well as one graduating senior from each of our three townships every year.
Franklin Park Elementary School is a special recipient of support each summer to finance their intensive summer enrichment program to allow a select group children a more focused academic experience.
Our Food Pantry serves hungry individuals and families seeking assistance and provides the elements that go into bringing Christmas and Easter Baskets to families referred to us by the various food banks and schools.
The Interfaith Hunger Walk in May brings together members from many houses of worship in South Brunswick to support the South Brunswick Township Food Bank.
The Community Yard Sale in May and the Christmas Bazaar in December provide space for neighbors to sell their crafts and other assorted items.
Our Fellowship Hall (capacity 150) can be reserved for special social events for a nominal donation. Call the church office for information.