The Annual Meeting of the Regional Synod of the Mid-Atlantics was held on Saturday, May 2nd at the North Branch Reformed Church in Bridgewater, NJ. Worship was led by Elder Cheryl Daniel, a licensed candidtate in the Classis of Passaic Valley from Faith Chapel Reformed Church in Paterson, NJ.
Rev. Douglas Shepler, pastor of Second Reformed Church in New Brunswick, NJ was elected President, and Rev. Cathy Gumpers, pastor of Readington Reformed Church in Readington, NJ was elected Vice President.
Click here to see some more pictures from the meeting.
Regional Synod Church Members invited to Join Delaware-Raritan Classis at Somerset Patriots Game June 27th
The Classis of Delaware-Raritan is hosting a Night Out at the Ballpark on Saturday, June 27, at TD Bank Ball Park in Bridgewater, at 7:05 p.m. All members and friends of all congregations in the Regional Synod of Mid-Atlantics are invited to purchase tickets for only $6.00 per seat. The evening's activities will conclude with fireworks coordinated by the Rev. Steve Eckert, Stated Clerk of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantics.
As part of the evening's festivities, we will be setting up a table to highlight the OUTREACH activities of the congregations in our classes. A few volunteers will be needed to set up the table and hand out flyers to passersby who show an interest. (Because of the proximity of TD Bank Park to the two southern classes, priority for space on the flyers will be given to Delaware Raritan and New Brunswick Classes.)
If you are interested in participating, please contact Rev. Paul Janssen at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be able to reply to questions in time for you to place announcements in bulletins and newsletters. He will also be compiling information regarding outreach activities, in order to produce the handouts for the display table. Further, you may submit nominations for the person to throw out the first pitch.
Replies for tickets are requested by Saturday, June 6.
An Introductory event for the East Coast cohort of Ridder Church Renewal is being held on May 15-16 at Hunter Mountain in New York.
If you would like to register for the Introductory event and experience some of the Ridder learning process, please go here: https://my.westernsem.edu/2015-rcr-introductory-event-new-york-albany.
If you are interested in learning more about Ridder Church Renewal, you can go to this page: https://www.rca.org/leader/ridder-church-renewal (the link to the registration is on this page as well).