Open Affirming 50 Years: A History and a Future

Open and Affirming at 50 Years: A History and a Future Fifty years ago, this year marked two very important milestones in the United Church of Christ. In June of that year, Rev. Bill Johnson became the first openly gay minister ordained in any mainline church. And also, that same year saw the founding of...

BWF Cash in Plate Program

BWF Cash in Plate Program: On Sunday June 5th, the Board of World Fellowship will be launching a new program for the proceeds of our weekly collection. Each month, this money will go to a designated charity whose mission is closely allied with that of Christ Church. During June and July, the recipient will be...

Age-ing and Sage-ing (Zoom) Conversation

Age-ing & Sage-ing Zoom conversation Sunday, June 5th @ 12:30 pm.  We will explore what goes on in these later years of life.  What are the ups and downs?  What gives life meaning?  What discoveries are waiting to reveal themselves?  What is the latest research on the aging process especially during the pandemic?   Any...

Beyond ROE Discussion (in-person and on Zoom)

Beyond ROE: Join us, in person (Christ Church Lile Hall), or via Zoom (zoom.ccsnj.org), on June 8th @ 7:30 pm for a discussion of what the role of the church should be in a post-Roe world. We’ll hear from two speakers who have targeted knowledge related to this issue:     DEBRA GUSTON, Esq. Guston & Guston, L.L.P. Debra...

North Jersey Pride Event

The North Jersey Pride Event: Join us on Sunday, June 12th from 12-6pm at Memorial Park in Maplewood. Christ Church will be hosting a table and we need volunteers. Contact Rev. Julie revjy@ccsnj.org  if you can help.  This is a fun family-friendly event, with music, face painting, kids’ activities and more.

New Jersey Association’s Racial Justice Communion

New Jersey Association's Racial Justice Communion:   UCC members will gather with interfaith allies at the Mass Poor People’s/Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18th in Washington D.C. sponsored by Bishop William Barber. We hope that you can participate in this historic event! The theme will be building power for...

Annual Church Picnic

Christ Church Picnic and Annual Meeting: We will have our in-person picnic and annual meeting on Sunday, June 26th.  We will also have a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 28th.  All voting will be done online. More details to follow.  Volunteers are needed to help with the picnic.  Please contact Brenda at brenda@ccsnj.org.

Reproductive Rights Group

Reproductive Rights Group: The newly-formed Reproductive Rights group will host a "Vote Forward" letter-writing event after service next Sunday, July 31st. The aim is to motivate people to get out and vote in the mid-terms—not to convince someone to vote for a specific candidate. Dave and Jayne Graepel, who are very familiar with this process, will provide...

Backpack Collection (9/4)

Backpack Collection: This summer, our Sunday School class has been "praying around the world." Through these lessons, we are reminded how fortunate we are to have access to education regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status.  One World One Love, a non-profit organization committed to supporting and resettling refugees, is in need of new backpacks...

Gathering Weekend

The Gathering Weekend: September 17-18, 2022 at Christ Church Members, Friends, Alumni, Newcomers—-everyone’s invited to connect (or re-connect) with our vibrant Christ Church community. Join us for worship, music, food and drinks, and activities for all ages. Bring a friend or two, get to know us better, discover our programs, get a spiritual boost. As...