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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 strive to be 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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We are pleased to announce

Bishop John Schol will appoint as of July 1:

Rev. Benjamin J. Lee

Associate Pastor, 3/4 time

Rev. June Lee Tamburro

Associate Pastor, 3/4 time

We wish Rev. Jennifer Lovallo well

as she begins her ministry as

Senior Pastor of Newfoundland UMC

This Sunday is

Pentecost Sunday


"Rushing Wind, Blazing Flame"

Rev. Dr. Vicki M Brendler, preaching

Children are welcome at all services

but Child Care is also available (for those under 5)

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

Summer Worship Schedule


Sunday, 9:00 am—Traditional Worship

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon

Featuring the Sanctuary Choir, Handbells and Children's Choirs

Nursery Care provided


Sunday, 10:30 am— Contemporary Worship

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon

Foundation Praise Team

Drama, Multi-generational worship

Nursery Care provided


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!!!

We will be sending a team of adults and college students

to Belmopan, Belize, for our fourth annual mission trip this

spring to work on the Methodist High School there and work

to improve conditions at St. Jude's RC Elementary School. 

The trip will leave on Saturday, May 23 and return Tuesday,

June 2. 

Additional information and a registration form is available.

We are committed to be in

mission and ministry

in our community and

throughout the world.....

Next Sandy-Relief work day:



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?





in the Lord Jesus Christ


to the family of Christ in this place


the person God has created you

to be!

The Reverend Dr. Vicki Miller Brendler

Senior Pastor


The Reverend Jennifer R. Lovallo

Associate Pastor

Director of Spiritual Formation


Cathi Reckenbeil

Director of Youth Ministries


Timothy Brown

Interim Director of Music Ministries


Jannet Poole

Administrative Secretary


Janet Ledbetter

Administrative Assistant


Gail Bender

Treasurer/Financal Manager


Nick Jankucic

Property Manager


Diana Berenter

Child Care Coordinator