Community and World Ministries

Although we are a small church, we are active in many ways, both formal and informal.  Some of these are described below.

The sanctuary is a lovely location for small weddings.  The adjoining Founders’ Room can also be rented for receptions.  If you are interested in being married in our sanctuary, please contact our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Barbara Ewton.  She can be reached through the church office at 973-239-3212.

Bridge of Faith

We have an ongoing project with Faith UCC in Union, NJ, in support of Bridge of Faith, a program that collects gently used clothing, school supplies, over-the-counter medicines, and used school and medical equipment and sends them to orphanages and a maternal-child health clinic in Awka, Nigeria.  We sell African crafts at churches, church meetings, and street fairs to help fund the project.   In addition to providing the funds to ship the items, the money raised has purchased 500 insecticide-treated mosquito nets and a solar suitcase to provide reliable electricity to a maternal-child health clinic in Okpuno, Nigeria, so that babies can be delivered at night more safely.  Recent projects have included a football (soccer) tournament for secondary schools in Awka, and a Saturday Mathematics Academy to help students score in the top category on national exams.  Click here for more information.

Building Use

We believe that making our facility available to community groups at low cost is one of the ways we serve the community.  Here are some of the groups that use our facility.

Boy Scouts

*Who: Boys ages 11 to 14 years old.
*When: Educational and fun meetings are Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
There are monthly camping trips! Learn First aid, outdoor survival skills, canoeing, cycling, etc.
A boy can join at any time! For information call Glenn Elliot or Rich Sinton 973-857-2685.

*Who: Boys ages 7 to 10 years old. The boys are divided into Tiger, Bear, Wolf and Webelos dens, where they do family activities, community service, Faith based programs, and enjoy academic and sport activities. There is a monthly pack meeting with special programs for the boys.
For information call the Cubmaster at 973-433-6071 or

*Who: Youth 14 to 20 years old.
*When: Third Wednesday of every month 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: ski trips; rafting trip; summer trip; community service project; fundraisers; etc.
Contact: Nick Timpanaro at 973-239-0906 or

The Serenity Montessori Academy provides a full day of Montessori and other fun and learning activities to children from ages 2.5 to 6.  The director, Sarah Colucci, has 25 years of experience in another Montessori school.  For more information, please contact Sarah Colucci at 973-885-5997 or

​Other Building Use 

In addition to providing space for the Boy Scouts and the Serenity Montessori Academy, we make our building available at very reasonable fees to individuals and groups that are looking for a place to meet.  All rooms except the basement are wheel-chair accessible.  For more information, or to reserve a room, please call the church office at 973-239-3212.

The sanctuary is available for rental to other faith communities on an on-going basis at mutually arranged times.