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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 current happenings!

To submit your 2014 Pledge Card click here

Holy Week Services

Sunday, April 13--Palm/Passion Sunday

Thursday, April 17--Seder/Worship 6:30pm

Please bring a covered dish to share if you are able

Friday, April 18--Good Friday Worship 7:30 pm

Featuring excerpts of Jesus Christ Superstar

Easter Sunday Worship

Sunday, April 20

Sunrise Worship-6:30 am outdoors

(weather permitting)

Easter Morning Breakfast-- 7:15 am

(please bring something to share)

Chapel Worship-- 8:15 am

wonderful organ music

Traditional Worship-- 9:30 am

handbells, choirs, piano and organ

Journey 4 Life-- 11:00 am

Foundation Praise Team

Walk the Labrynth

A time to quiet your soul with God

Journey along The Way of reflection

in the Sanctuary

Sunday evening April 13-Wednesday April 16

Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

Lenten Sermon Series:

The Way:

Following in the Footsteps of Jesus

Sunday, April 13--The Final Week

Thursday, April 17-- Jesus' Passover Meal

Friday, April 18-- Good Friday Worship with excerpts of Jesus Christ Superstar

Easter Sunday, April 20-- Our Defining Story

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


Worship Schedule

Saturday,  5:00 pm—The Gathering

45 minute intimate worship in Fellowship Hall

For those who want an alternative worship experience

Sunday, 8:15am—Chapel Worship

45 minute intimate traditional service

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon

Sunday, 9:30am—Traditional Worship

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon

Featuiring Sanctuary Choir/Handbells

Family Worship including our Sunday School

once per month

Nursery Care provided


Sunday, 11:00am—Journey 4 Life

Contemporary Worship

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon

Foundation Praise Team

Drama, Multi-generational worship

Nursery Care provided


Hearing Assist Devices are available at all services.


Children are welcome at all services

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

Sunday School

9:25 am

An important step your child's

spiritual development!

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!!!

Would you like to go with us to help build the Methodist High School

and/or work with the children of St. Jude's Elementary School?

Click here for more information

And here for a registration form

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?



Healing Prayer Service

Wednesdays—12:00 to 12:35 pm.

Please join us for this quiet and restorative prayer service






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


Anita Davidson

Director of Music Ministries


Jannet Poole

Administrative Secretary


Janet Ledbetter

Administrative Assistant


Gail Bender

Treasurer/Financal Manager


Nick Jankucic

Property Manager


Timothy Brown

Assistant Director of Music, Organist


Diana Berenter

Child Care Coordinator