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Special Advent & Christmas Events Around the Synod 

Blue Christmas Services, Living Nativites, concerts, and Christmas Bazaars are just some of the special events happening throughout the synod this December.  Don't forget to check our calendar for more information about these events.
  • 12/2 - Sinterklaas Bazaar at Blawenburg Reformed Church, 9 AM
  • 12/2 - Christmas Bazaar at Reformed Church in Linden, 10 AM
  • 12/3 - Christmas Concert at Second Reformed Church of Hackensack, 3 PM
  • 12/3 - Christmas Youth Musical & Potluck Dinner at North Branch Reformed Church, 4 PM
  • 12/3 - Vespers Service at Pompton Reformed Church, 4 PM
  • 12/3 - Live Nativity at South Branch Reformed Church, 4:30 PM & 6 PM
  • 12/3 - Song Fest at Living Word Reformed Church, 6 PM
  • 12/7 - Women's Christmas Service at Peapack Reformed Church, 2 PM
  • 12/8 - Living Nativity at Middlebush Reformed Church, 7 PM
  • 12/8 - Free Family Movie Night at Pompton Reformed Church, 7 PM
  • 12/8 - Stars & Promises Holiday Concert at United Reformed Church of Somerville, 7:30 PM
  • 12/9 - Living Nativity at Middlebush Reformed Church, 6 PM
  • 12/10 - Christmas Family Musical at Freehold Reformed Church, 4 PM
  • 12/10 - Living Nativity at Peapack Reformed Church, 5 PM
  • 12/11 - Blue Christmas Service at Brookdale Reformed Church, 7 PM
  • 12/17 - Choir Cantata at United Reformed, Clifton, 10:30 AM
  • 12/17 - Candlelight Vespers Concert at Old North Church, 3:45 PM
  • 12/17 - Christmas Celebration & Carol Sing at North Branch Reformed Church, 4 PM
  • 12/17 - Christmas Concert at Abundant Life Reformed Church, 6 PM
  • 12/17 - "Experience Hope" presented by Crossroads Fellowship Church, 6:30 PM
  • 12/19 - Blue Christmas Service at Old North Church, 7 PM
  • 12/21 - "The Longest Night" Worship Service at Wyckoff Reformed Church, 7:30 PM
  • 12/24 - Live Indoor Nativity at Pequannock Reformed Church, 4 PM

Christmas Events & Musicals at North Branch Reformed Church




Advent Prayer Service at Brookdale Reformed Church 11/27

Brookdale Reformed Church, 16 Bellevue Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ will be holding their annual Advent Prayer Service on Monday 11/27 at 7PM. This service provides the opportunity to take a deep breath allowing us to understand how we must remain focused in keeping Christ in Christmas before we begin our journey to the manger. All are welcome!


Resources from the 11/4 Multicultural Ministry Conference Now Available Online

Speakers from the November 4th "Speaking Truth to Power: Giving Voice to the Voiceless" conference have provided copies of their handouts and resource lists.  Click here to download those you are interested in. 

And visit our facebook page to view more pictures from the event.


Invitation to Join a Next Generation & Discipleship Learning Community

Hello Churches of the Regional Synod of Mid-Atlantics,

I have begun a conversation with Jill VerSteeg, Denominational Director of Transformational Engagement, about forming a Discipleship and Next Generation Learning Community in the Mid-Atlantics Region starting in Spring 2018.

The specific details are yet to be determined, but we are putting together a list of churches who may be interested, as we start to get the word out further.  For those unfamiliar, the model for these Learning Communities is to bring together a group of churches a handful of times over the course of 18-24 months to learn, apply, and reflect on new ways that Jesus may be calling us to be the Church.  There is a financial commitment along with the time commitment from a handful of your leaders to attend each session.  Some denominational funds may be available if the cost is prohibitive.  At the end of this message, you will find a very general overview that will be adapted somewhat based on our needs.

If your church or one you know might be interested in making the commitment to join a Discipleship & Next Generation Learning Community starting in 2018, please respond directly to me ( or Jill VerSteeg (jversteeg@rca.orgso that we can keep you in the loop as more information becomes available.

Following Jesus Together!

Rev. Mark Swart, Pastor of Discipleship, North Branch Reformed Church