Worship begins at 10:30 am (9:30 am during summer months)
WELCOME BRONC RADAK
The Interim Pastor Search Committee, consisitng of Martha Cook, Don Sommer and Cindy Sturtevant, and the remaining Elders are pleased to announce and welcome Reverend Robert "Bronc" Radak as our Interim Pastor effective August 15, 2013. Please join us on Sunday, August 18 for worship followed by a coffee hour as we welcome Bronc. He will be our Pastor for the next year as we search for a permanent Pastor. Bronc comes to us with considerable expereince as an Interim Pastor, having led large and small congregations in the mid-west and east. Bronc's wife, Jeanne, is the new Presbytery Leader in the Newton Presbytery.
MY SCHOOL: A HISTORY
My School was started by Rose Lang and Joan De Young as a business which met in our Parish House. In the early years, it flourished financially, but started losing money in 2003. When Joan and Rose left in 2008, Kathy MacDonald became Director, and Session declared My School to be an ORPC Mission. This allowed us to give them our support when needed.
Karen Cucci became Director in 2009, and in 2011, Session decided that My School is part of our church. This is a step up from a supported mission, because it means that they have equal footing with every other part of the Oak Ridge Church life. Session has pledged the church’s support for as long as My School is able to support itself financially.
My School has just begun to show growth. We have 10 new children, and things are starting to look better. We need to buy cribs. Karen has donated two, but Federal law demands that we get more. There are 7 babies at My School now…a big step up from when there were only one or two. So we need 3 more cribs. My School is doing a fund raiser in October and hope that the congregation will support that. The profit will give us another crib, so we will need two more. The cribs cost $240 each ( 20% discount given by the company where they are purchased) If anyone can donate towards the cribs, it would be greatly appreciated.
My School is an important part of us, and a valuable community outreach. Right now several other daycares have closed, and one of our advantages is that we take children who need financial help from the state. We also take infants, and many facilities do not.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GLOBAL MISSION/NURTURING COMMITTEE
As you all know, Erin Moore is currently a student at Princeton Theological Seminary and is doing very well – receiving all As in her courses. As part of her requirements, she has several expensive tests that she must take, including a psychological exam that costs well over $1K. As her sponsoring church, we are responsible for helping her with part of the cost of the test, as well as books and other incidentals. We are so proud of Erin and want to support her on this important journey, so please prayerfully consider how you can help. You can put your donations in the offering plate or send to the church office. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance and God Bless!
Please join us for Sunday Worship and enjoy our completely refurbished church interior, thanks to the generosity and hard work of Steve and Judy Sabatino!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
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MY SCHOOL CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE
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ORPC ELECTRONIC MESSAGES
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We warmly welcome you to the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, located in a beautiful country setting at 321 Oak Ridge Road in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.
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