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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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Current Sermon Series

Advent Conspiracy

December 14- Advent/Spend Less-Vicki Brendler

December 21- Advent/Love All-Jenn Lovallo

December 28- It's Still Christmas- George Rodney

Be part of a small group

and make some new deep

connections by the end of the year!

This Advent Season, join the Conspiracy and turn your Christmas upside down!  Are you tired of how consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas? If so, join us for a short-term, small group study as we take a stand and make Christmas what it should be – a joyous celebration of Jesus’s birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us.  Through video and discussion you’ll learn how to substitute consumption with compassion by practicing these four simple, but countercultural concepts:

Worship Fully • Spend Less • Give More • Love All

“Advent Conspiracy” Small Groups:

Sunday 9:30 am BUMC Library – Jen Schaber
Beginning November 16, 2014

Sunday 11:00 am BUMC Room 25 –Kathy Schulz
Beginning November 16, 2014

Thursday 10:00 am 733 Hart Drive, Bridgewater - Maxine Carley; 908-722-4112;
Beginning November 20, 2014

Friday Noon BUMC Room 25 – Rev. Jennifer Lovallo
Beginning November 21, 2014

Saturday 9:00 am BUMC Room 25 – Nathan Hart
Beginning November 22, 2014

Wednesday 7:30 pm 675 Country Club Road, Bridgewater – Rev. Dr. Vicki Miller Brendler

Beginning December 3, 2014 (meets for three weeks)

Books are available for those participating in groups at a cost of $10.00 each and can be purchased in
Rev. Jenn’s office. Groups will meet weekly during Advent. Choose the group that fits your schedule,
contact the facilitator or sign your name on the display board in the foyer. Questions? Contact Rev. Jenn at
908-526-1414 x6;

Children are welcome at all services

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

For the latest info, updates, and news

happenings click on the Pastoral Email

and Carillon links in the left-hand column

Worship Schedule


Sunday, 8:15 am—Chapel Style Worship

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon


Sunday, 9:30 am—Traditional Worship

Weekly Holy Communion & Sermon

Featuring the Sanctuary Choir, Handbells and Children's Choirs

Nursery Care provided


Sunday, 11:00 am—Journey 4 Life

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.


Christmas Eve Worship

 4:30 pm- Service for young children and their families

 7:00 pm- Service Lessons and Carols

 9:00 pm- Contemporary Christmas Eve Worship

11:00 pm- Traditional Christmas Eve Worship with Communion

Candle-light at all services. 

Nursery care provided for the 4:30 & 7:00 services. 

4:00- 8:00 pm--Living Nativity

Blue Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 21st

7:00 pm  

Rev. Dr. Vicki Miller Brendler, preaching

"After Walking in Darkness"

A special service for those struggling with the holidays due to depression, grief, loss, or health issues...

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.....


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?



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! 




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