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Sunday
Jun182017

Funeral Service for the Rev. Frederick Mold, Jr.

The synod has received word that the Rev. Frederick Mold, Jr., Stated Clerk, Emeritus of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantics and Professor of Reformed Church Polity, Emeritus of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, has died. On Wednesday, June 14 Fred suffered a stroke. He was taken to Capital Health Medical Center in Trenton, NJ, and he died Friday evening, June 16, having spent time with his beloved wife, Doris, son and daughter, David and Lynne, and their spouses Rebecca and Keith. Fred was predeceased by his and Doris’ daughter, Caryn.

Visitation will be at Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, NJ, Wednesday, June 21, 3 pm – 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at The Reformed Church of Freehold, Thursday, June 22, 10 am. Interment to follow in Graceland Memorial Park, 1900 Galloping Hills Road, Kenilworth, NJ. Clergy are invited to robe and gather in the Reformed Church Fellowship Hall (lower level) by 9:45 am. 

Fred was born June 17, 1926 in Jersey City. He earned his MDiv from NBTS in 1955, and was ordained that year by the Classis of New Brunswick. He pastored in Middletown, 1955-58; Freehold, 1958-1979; and Tinton Falls, 1986-1991. Rev. Mold served as vice president of New Brunswick Theological Seminary 1986-1991, where he was also an adjunct professor. He served the Classis of New Brunswick as the stated clerk from 1957-1992, and as treasurer starting in 1957 into the early 2000’s. He also served as the stated clerk of the Synod of Mid-Atlantics from 1990-2010.  

 

Friday
Jun022017

Brookdale Reformed Church to Host Psalm 23 Prayer Walk-June 21

Psalm 23 Prayer Walk

Wednesday June 21

7:00pm at Kingsland Park in Nutley

Brookdale Reformed Church, Bloomfield NJ will be offering a Prayer Walk at Kingsland Park in Nutley. Participants are asked to gather at the house on the property (132 Kingsland Ave) between 6:50 and 7:00 pm. The walk will be based on Psalm 23 and we will be stopping at points along the way that mirror the psalm. There will be time for personal reflection/journaling/drawing along the way. At the mid-point of the walk Communion will be celebrated and at another point an anointing with oil will be offered. The experience is estimated to take between 60 and 90 minutes. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing - and bring something to drink – it may be hot. For more information, please e-mail Pastor Susan at pastorsusanbrc@gmail.com or call-973-338-7676.   (Rain date: Thursday June 22nd- 7pm)

Friday
Jun022017

Grief Support Group at Blawenburg Reformed Church

A Grief Support Group, offered from a Christian perspective, will be meeting at the Blawenburg Reformed Church, 424 Route 518 in Skillman, on a bi-weekly basis from June 7 through August 2 from 5 to 6:30 pm. 

  • Week One (June 7) - Your Grief is Normal / You are Normal
  • Week Two (June 21) - What Affects Your Grief
  • Week Three (July 5) - Where is God in Your Grief
  • Week Four (July 19) - Creative Outlets for your Grief
  • Week Five (August 2) - The First Year

The facilitator for this group is Chaplain Nancy Curtis.  Chaplain Curtis works as a clinical chaplain intern with the RWJ Barnabas Health System in Hamilton, NJ.  Engaged in her final 400 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education this summer, Ms. Curtis has focused her professional training on hospice, palliative care, and the needs of the dying and their loved ones.  Ms. Curtis also has her Certificate in Theological Studies from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and is currently working toward her Certificate in Expository Preaching.

For more information or to register for the group, you may contact the Blawenburg Church at 609.466.1832 or blawenburgchurch@gmail.com

Tuesday
May232017

Warwick Reformed Church Seeking Transitional Pastor

Warwick Reformed Church, located in the Town of Warwick, Orange County, New York, is seeking the Transitional Pastor that God has chosen for us. We are a diverse, Bible-centered congregation with a talented roster of musicians who bring a great mix of traditional and contemporary praise music to our blended style of worship.

We are seeking a transitionally-trained, RCA or Formula of Agreement Denomination ordained, pastor with experience as both a called and transitional minister for a one year contract, starting as early as mid-June, 2017. The position is envisioned to be full time, but we are also willing to consider candidates looking for a part time position. The individual chosen will prepare for and lead Sunday worship services, be expected to officiate at weddings and funerals, work with the church staff and team leaders, assist our congregation in discerning its future direction and assist the search committee in finding our permanent minister. They will work with our Hispanic speaking ministry and its pastor and help with the evangelism efforts of our congregation. They will also lead our Confirmation and Adult Member classes, as needed, and be available for hospital, nursing home and shut in visitation, as well as, prepare a monthly report to the Consistory of activities conducted during the previous month.

Salary and benefits are negotiable and housing is available. Send your CV, salary and benefit requirements and list of references to warwickrcsearch@gmail.com.

Monday
May082017

2017 Annual Meeting

The Regional Synod of the Mid-Atlantics met in Stated Annual Session on Saturday, May 6th at the Trinity Reformed Church and Agape House of North Jersey.  Rev. Dr. Ursula Cargill was elected President, and Rev. Christopher Heitkamp was elected Vice President.  Click here or visit our facebook page for more pictures.