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Monday
Jul312017

Old Brick Reformed Church to Sponsor CPR/AED Classes this Fall

Old Brick Reformed Church, 490 Route 520, Marlboro, NJ, is sponsoring two CPR/AED classes this Fall.  Oceanside CPR, will lead this American Health and Safety Institute training class on: Thursday, Sept. 28th and Thursday Oct. 5th from 7-9pm.

Certified instructors will teach you how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for infant, children and adults. Learn how to perform CPR correctly, use an Automated External Defibrillator and save someone from choking in this hands-on class, using manakins.

Registration: Contact Old Brick Reformed Church at 732-946-8860 or secretary@oldbrickchurch.org.  Classes are limited to 35 people, so please register (for either class) by Friday, Sept. 15th.  Cost: $20.00 per person (any age) or $30.00 with certification cards, (restricted to 8 years and older).

You never know when you’ll be faced with a situation where you’ll need such training, so please sign up for one of these two CPR/AED classes today.     

Wednesday
Jul122017

Faith Walking 101 Retreat: September 23-24, Holmes NY

 

Click here for more information and to register

Wednesday
Jul122017

Engaging & Supporting Emerging Adults in Faith Communities: September 8-10

Save the date for a special event hosted by the Regional Synod of the Mid-Atlantics and the Regional Synod of New York

Engaging and Supporting Emerging Adults in Faith Communities

September 8-10

Locations to be determined

Speaker: Steven Argue, PhD [Michigan State University] is Assistant Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Applied Research Strategist for the Fuller Youth Institute. Steve researches, speaks, and writes on adolescent and emerging adult spirituality. He has served as a pastor on the Lead Team at Mars Hill Bible Church [Grand Rapids, MI]; coaches and trains church leaders and volunteers; and has been invested in youth ministry conversation for over 20 years.

Make sure you mark your calendar and share this information with friends and members of your church.

 

Wednesday
Jul122017

Organist-Choir Director Position Available at First Reformed Church, Hasbrouck Heights

First Reformed Church of Hasbrouck Heights is currently in search of a new part time (8-10 hours a week) Choir Director/Organist.  See the details below.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the church office at 201-288-1122 or firstrefhh@optonline.net

Seeking Church Organist:  Come and grow with us! We are a smaller church seeking a talented and creative organist/pianist/choir director.

Position summary: Music is an important part of our small church. Under the leadership of the pastor, the church organist exercises an important ministry that reaches out to the members of the congregation and the community. Reporting to the pastor, the organist has a leadership role in nourishing and enhancing an existing music program, which is inviting to everyone in the congregation. Major responsibilities include directing the choir, choosing and performing appropriate music such as preludes, anthems, interludes and postludes during worship services. The position includes, but not limited to, Sundays and special services such as Christmas Eve service, Maundy Thursday. In addition, there will be an opportunity to work with the children for special services such as the Christmas Pageant and Children’s Day.  If there is a need for an organist at other times such as weddings and funerals the predetermined fee will be paid by the family. Salary to be discussed upon interview.

Experience and required skills:

  • Competency with organ and pianos
  • Competency in choir direction
  • Works well with adults and children
  • Has experience with traditional and contemporary music
  • Understanding that music is a part of the church’s ministry and spiritual life
  • Understanding that the position is a ministry and an offering to God and community and not simply an opportunity for performance

Responsibilities for the position include the following:

  • Play organ and/or piano during Sunday morning (10:00 am September-June and 9:30 am July-August)
  • Directing the choir September through June.
  • Choir practice on Sunday
  • Select seasonally and liturgically appropriate musical pieces for preludes, interludes, anthems, and postludes.
  • Provide musical selections for each week a timely manner to be published in the Sunday bulletin
  • Arrange for tuning of pianos and organ as needed and budgeted
  • Maintain and recommend additions to music library
  • Maintain reasonable availability through cell phone and email

 

Wednesday
Jul122017

Free Piano

The Middlebush Reformed Church, 1 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset NJ 08873, has an older Everett, upright piano that they no longer need.  It is free to any church, musician, student, etc. who is in need of a piano and who is able to move it (including carrying it up 8 steps).  The piano is reported to be in decent shape but will likely need tuning after it is moved.  There is no bench.  If you are interested please contact the church office at 732-873-2776.