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Summer Happenings in Newark Presbytery

Join our churches this summer for education, fun and fellowship! And, if you have events to add, please email us. Bethany Presbyterian Church 293 W Passaic Ave Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Sunday, June 9, 10:30am – Homecoming Sunday, Worship followed by bbq picnic and fellowship Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green 147 Broad St Bloomfield, NJ 07003 July 7-11, 6:00-8:30pm – […]

An Invitation to Dream With Us

A little more than a year ago, the Synod of the Northeast invited representatives from each of the seven presbyteries in New Jersey to a 24-hour conversation at a conference center in Princeton. Ruth Boling, Lynn Rubier-Capron, and I joined that gathering where the possibility was raised of aligning the presbytery boundaries in New Jersey according […]

Newark Presbytery Pastoral Leader Retreat Reflection

Jesus told his disciples, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile,” and for the second straight year the Presbytery of Newark has offered that opportunity to its ministers using the facilities of the Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center, a retreat facility in a beautiful wooded environment in Holmes, New […]

Focus on Leadership: Joys of Camp

Some of us take the beauty of nature for granted. We have forested backyards or go camping each spring when the weather turns warmer. We go skiing. We grew up spending a week at camp and in nature. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the natural beauty of the world, quite the opposite – we […]

Focus on Leadership: Let the Children Lead

A common phrase you hear around churches is, “Children are the future of the church,” in reference to the children and/or youth around your church. This often is said as you discuss children’s programming, or hear a youth lead liturgy or pray. You hear it on confirmation Sunday and Children’s or Youth Sunday, those days […]

Focus on Leadership: Learning to Listen

As leaders it can become easy to get distracted by the noise in our own heads. We spend a lot of time thinking and praying about the mission and work of our ministries, so we will also have lots of ideas about how to fulfill our mission. One of the key skills that will help […]

Doing the Work: Meeting Well

We Presbyterians both joke and are teased about the number of meetings we have. We like to be organized and talk through decisions – what’s wrong with that? Nothing is wrong with that. At least on the face of it. But even before our lives got filled up with other options for how to spend […]