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Serving God and our Community

for over 50 YEARS

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

(908) 526-1414

We invite all people into an accepting and loving community

of peace and refuge that makes disciples of Jesus Christ

to impact lives through mission and service.

We are 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!

Advent Sermons

December 11

Jesus is God with Us

Rev . Dr. Vicki M Brendler, preaching

 

December 18

Jesus Brings New Life

ONE SERVICE @ 10:30 am

Rev . Dr. Vicki M Brendler, preaching

Christmas Alternative Giving Fair

December 11, 2016

9:00am--12 noon

Support Heifer, Habitat for Humanity,

Nature Conservancy, Tabitha Silks,

Youth Missions

Festival Orchestra

Sunday

December 18, 2016

10:30 am

all rehearsals that weekend!

There's still time to get your music!

Please contact

Leah Jones Swanger, conductor

or the church office

Longest Night Service

Sunday, December 18

7 pm

for those who struggle

with the holidays

Christmas Day Worship

10:30 am

New Years' Day Worship

10:30 am

Adult Education and Small Group Opportunities

Advent Study Groups

are in meeting!

Our study book is

Sent

by Jorge Acevado, et al...

Click here to access the information medical information sheets needed for children and youth to participate in activities:

For the latest info, updates, and news

happenings click on the Pastoral Email

link in the left-hand column.

To read about our people and our ministries, click on the link to our magazine The Bridge.

We have just completed our 5-year

mission partnership with the Methodist Church in Belize!!!

Over the past 5 years, we have built a Methodist High School in Belmopan.  It has been a lot of hard, hot work!!!  BUT we (and many other volunteers) did it!! We are so excited that the first class of Senior students is now studying!! Thanks be to God!

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.

Come journey with us as we determine our next mission focus!

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)

 

 

Hearing Assist Devices are available at all Sunday services.

 

Christmas Eve Worship

4:30pm- Family Service focusing on our youngest

7:00pm- Service of Lessons and Carols with many musical groups

11:00pm-Traditional Christmas Eve Worship with Holy Communion

Candlelighting at all services.

Nursery Care provided at 4:30 and 7

Sunday School has begun!!

9:00 am

Age 3- 6th grades begin in worship

Confirmation Class and Sr. High Class

meet in your classrooms

Adult Class at 9:15am

Adult Class at 10:30am

Registration forms are on the bulletin

board in the main hallway.

To view our new strategic goals for

increasing our vital mission for Christ

click on the link below:

Summary of TEAM Vital Goals

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

vmbrendler@bridgewaterumc.org

or Mary Beth Gruber:

stephmin@bridgewaterumc.org

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!

 

This month we are featuring our feeding ministries:

  • SHIP.  Each second Friday of the month, we serve lunch at the facility in Somerville
  • COVENANT FREE MEALS.  Each Monday in July, plus an addition 4-5 Mondays throughout the year, we serve dinner to those who gather weekly at Covenant UMC in Plainfield.
  • SOMERSET COUNTY FOOD BANK.  Each week we collect food that is delivered to the Food Bank to help feed those in our communities who are in need.
  • WEEKEND MEALS.  We help provide weekend packs to children in our community who receive food at school during the week, but who would be hungry on the weekends.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANCTUARY CHOIR

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.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS

Our Terrific Tuesdays programs a focused on developing young disciples

who are passionate about music.

Registration Forms available in the main hallway.

 

The Reverend Dr. Vicki Miller Brendler

Senior Pastor

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The Reverend June Lee Tamburro

Associate Pastor

Director of Discipleship

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The Reverend Benjamin J. Lee

Associate Pastor

Director of Spiritual Formation

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Cathi Reckenbeil

Director of Ministries with Children, Younger Youth and their Families

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Jannet Poole

Administrative Secretary

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Janet Ledbetter

Administrative Assistant

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Mary Beth Gruber

Treasurer/Financal Manager

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Nick Jankucic

Property Manager

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Diana Berenter

Child Care Coordinator

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