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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

 

Tuesday
Jun202017

God's Image at Faith Reformed Church, Midland Park on June 25

God’s Image will be leading the 6 PM worship service at Faith Reformed Church in Midland Park, NJ on Sunday June 25. They will be sharing their testimonies, singing and worshiping through dance. God’s Image is a Washington DC based group of about 30 Korean-American third to twelfth graders who have a mission to bring the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth through praise and worship. This is an event for both young and old alike. Please join us for this special night of lifting up our great God!

Sunday, June 25 - 6 pm

Faith Reformed Church

95 Prospect Street, Midland Park NJ

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