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The Children's Corner of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church is a pre-school committed to excellence in Christian Education.  We service over 125 families and their children annually from Bridgewater and the surrounding area.  Students range in age from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.  The center is a non-profit, state certified child care/ nursery school/ kindergarten for children of whatever faith, race or national origin. Click here for more information

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Serving God and our Community for 50 YEARS

Bridgewater United Methodist Church
651 Country Club Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

(908) 526-1414

We are a community where people

come to believe deeply in Jesus Christ,

belong to the community of faith which seeks

to transform the world for Christ,

and become the people that God is calling us to be. 

We seek to model an intentionally inclusive

community where everyone is welcome!

Please click on the "Pastoral Email" link on the left sidebar to find all our current happenings!

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Adult Education and Small Group Opportunities


Click here for the brochure!

Fall Sermon Series

Rediscovering our Roots to Grow Forward

September 27- Pastor Benjamin Lee

"It's All About that Grace"

October 4- Rev. Dr. Vicki Brendler

"Soul Food"

October 11- Rev. Dr. Vicki Brendler

"Reclaiming the Balance"

Sunday School is in Session!!!

9:00 am

Age 3- 6th grade begin in worship

Confirmation Class and Sr. High Class

meet in your classrooms

NEW!!!  Adult Class at 9:15am

Adult Class at 10:30am


The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.Open to all ages, this group sings diverse music and leads the congregation in singing. Music reading is not required but is helpful.

FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP TEAMFoundation rehearses Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.There is always a place for additional vocalists and instrumentalists. We are looking for guitar and bass players, keyboards, and drums/percussion.


Our Terrific Tuesdays programs a focused on developing young disciples who are passionate about music. We offer dinner from 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. for $4.00 per person.

Click here for more information

and to register for Terrific Tuesday

Children are welcome at all services

but Child Care is also available (for those under 3)



Worship Schedule

Sunday, 9:00 am—Traditional/Blended Worship

Weekly Holy Communion

Sunday School Children age 3-6th grade gather in worship

Nursery Care provided (ages 3 and under)


Sunday, 10:30 am— Contemporary/Blended Worship

Weekly Holy Communion

Foundation Praise Team

Nursery Care provided (ages 3 and under)


Wednesday, 12 noon - 12:35 pm

Healing Prayer Service

Please join us for this quiet and restorative prayer service


Hearing Assist Devices are available at all Sunday services.


A Stephen Ministry Congregation!

Need someone to listen?

To pray for and with you?

Do you know someone who could

benefit from the care of a Christian care giver?

Our Stephen Ministers are here to serve you.  

Contact Rev. Vicki

or Mary Beth Gruber:

We have a mission partnership

with the Methodist Church in Belize!!!

This year we helped prepare the rebar for the pouring of the roof for

the pouring of the second school building of the Methodist High School in

Belmopan.  Hard, hot work!!!  We also worked with St. Jude's Elementary

School to teach the children and help them make the progress they need

toward a better life.

We are committed to be in

mission and ministry

in our community and

throughout the world.....

We believe that God is working through

the power of the Holy Spirit in people

to transform the world through loving as Christ loved

...we are in mission on a

regular basis, and invite you to join us!

Please assist us as we aide those most hurt by Hurricane Sandy!

Here is the link for giving for New Jersey Relief through our church:

Want to volunteer your time?



Our Annual Church Conference

will be held on

Thursday, October 8th at 7 pm

All members are encouraged to attend to

vote for our Trustees and leadership team!

Feed the Hungry!

 There is a special appeal out due to the depletion of the shelves

at Somerset County Food Bank. Please bring your

canned goods to the church so we can help meet

this need!  Thanks!

For the latest info, updates, and news

happenings click on the Pastoral Email

and Carillon links in the left-hand column


The Reverend Dr. Vicki Miller Brendler

Senior Pastor


The Reverend June Lee Tamburro

Associate Pastor

Director of Discipleship


The Reverend Benjamin J. Lee

Associate Pastor

Director of Spiritual Formation


Cathi Reckenbeil

Director of Ministries with Children and Younger Youth


Jason E. Hill

Director of Worship, Music, and the Arts


Jannet Poole

Administrative Secretary


Janet Ledbetter

Administrative Assistant


Gail Bender

Treasurer/Financal Manager


Nick Jankucic

Property Manager


Diana Berenter

Child Care Coordinator