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Area pastor called to new Florida ministry

Aaron Klein, who has been an associate minister at Addisville for 9 years, has been called to be part of a new RCA church plant project in Florida. Here is a ten minute interview where Aaron explains what this new work will involve. Watch and pass along to others for prayer! We'll be posting a full webpage to stay updated on this project as it develops.

110527klein from Philip Bakelaar on Vimeo.


Video posted of Synod Executive Annual Address

Rev. Luis Perez speaks about the work of the Regional Synod at the May 2011 annual meeting.

1105luisrtalk from Philip Bakelaar on Vimeo.



Classis of New Brunswick CDC Hiring Grant Writer

The Classis of New Brunswick, an assembly of 28 Central New Jersey churches of the Reformed Church in America, has recently established a non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC). 

The CDC Board of Directors seeks to fill the position of Grant Writer (see accompanying job description).

Interested candidates may email a cover letter and resume to Board Secretary Ms. Dawn Seaman at  

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 22, 2011.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2011. 

If you have questions, please contact  Ms. Seaman, 732-888-1380.


2011 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantics was held on Saturday, May 7th at the Middlebush Reformed Church in Somerset, NJ. 

The Synod approved a recommendation for the Ad-hoc Committee on Re-evaluation to continue its study and assessment of the structure and staffing of the synod and to work with the Personnel Committee to bring recommendations to the 2012 annual meeting. 

New officers were elected: President, Rev. Chris Jacobsen; Vice President, Rev. Scott Brown; Stated Clerk, Rev. Steve Eckert; Treasurer, Elder Jim Thompson. 

The Synod also named Rev. Frederick Mold, Jr. Stated Clerk Emeritus. 

Visit our picture gallery to see more photos from the meeting.


flute and guitar concert


Don't Miss iDuo Caramba! on May 15th!

Carla Auld, flute

Ana Maria Rosado, guitar


Learn More at:



iDuo Caramba! Facebook



Sunday, May 15, 2011    

3:00 p.m. 


iDuo Caramba!

North Branch Reformed Church

203 Route 28

Bridgewater, NJ 08807 


Works from the USA, Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, and Venezuela by Beaser, Granados, Leon, Larson, Piazzolla, Pujol, and Zenamon.



Suggested Donation:  $10 


For more info, call 973-377-0722

Sponsored by NJ Flute Society.  



" ... Beguiling ... perfect technical command ... music made for listening ease and pleasure. Strongly recommended." - Fanfare Magazine


"[M]usic that is as creative as it is delightful ... its ensemble blend and polish speaks volumes for the conscientiousness of its approach." - Lynn René Bayley 



¡Duo Caramba! is a spirited duo that focuses on contemporary Latin-American Music. Featuring Flutist Carla Auld and Guitarist Ana María Rosado, the ensemble performs new music, as well as more traditional repertoire from all styles of music.


To listen, click on the following link  ¡Duo Caramba!


Flutist Carla Auld was most recently garnered First Prize in the Cosmo Buono International Flute Competition which featured her and other First Prize winners in a solo performance at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in Fall 2010.


Her first solo debut CD, "The Beauty in America", featuring the works of living American composers, is available on under the MSR record label. The label has described the CD as "entirely captivating and impressive". 

Read more ... 




Guitarist Ana María Rosado is a dynamic interpreter of classical and contemporary music who has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Far East. Prominent composers have written works for the Puerto Rican artist, including Jorge Morel, Tania León, Laura Kaminsky, David Fetherolf, Roque Cordero, Rafael Aponte-Ledée, Francis Schwartz and Edmundo Vásquez.

Her interpretations of Twentieth-Century music have been widely praised, noting "carefully shaded readings of Falla's Homenaje and Ponce's Theme, Varie et Finale," and that "she rose to the challenges of Francis Schwartz's We've Got (Poly)Rhythm" [The New York Times]. Her debut solo compact disc on the Albany Records label, We've got (poly)rhythm, was critically acclaimed, and her interpretations praised for "each cunningly placed note, chord and expression mark" [Classical Guitar, U.K.]

Her second solo CD, independently released on Salsa and other beats (2010) has been hailed as exquisite by discerning listeners. Another CD release in 2010, The Beauty In America by flutist Carla Auld on the MSR Label, will feature AMR with Ms. Auld in a selection of Robert Beaser's Mountain Songs.

Ana María 's playing has been heralded as having "great style and zeal" [The San Juan Star, Puerto Rico], with "total command both technically and musically of the guitar" [La Nación, Costa Rica]. Appearances in chamber music has also garnered acclaim: "Arrangements for guitar rather than piano gave a more vernacular grounding to the accompaniment, sensitively played by Ana María Rosado." [The Washington Post]