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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!

To submit your 2014 Pledge Card click here

Current Sermon Series

The Parables of Matthew

November 16-Where's Your Treasure?-Vicki Brendler

November 23-STOP HUNGER NOW Event

featuring the Willett Band

November 30- Advent/Worship Fully-Vicki Brendler

December 7- Advent/Give More-Kyle Cuperwich

Annual Church Conference

Sunday, November 16th

7 pm

Dr. Drew Dyson, Raritan Valley

District Superintendent presiding

Stop Hunger Now

is an international hunger relief organization providing nutritious pre-packaged meals for school lunches in emerging countries.

We continue to collect spare change to help fund meals (each meal costs 25 cents).

Please consider donating to this project, and join us for a meal packaging event in the fall as we prepare 10,000 lunches for hungry children!

On November 23, 2014 the Willett Band will join us for

ONE worship service at 9:30am

We have pledged to package at least 10,000 meals!!!

Come be part of the movement!

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. 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)

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.


November 16, 2014!!

Commitment Sunday

New Members Recieved!

Baptisms Celebrated!

Commitments of time, talents, treasures!

Don't miss this wonderful day!!

November 16, 2014!!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship at


Temple Sholom

North Bridge St., Bridgewater

November 26th

8:00 pm

Featuring handbells, choir, special music from

Rabbi Isaacs and congregants

Rev. Dr. Vicki M Brendler, preaching

Christmas Alternative

Giving Fair

coming soon!!!

Sundays:  December 7 & 14

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!!!

Our mission team ijust returned home from serving

in Belmopan, Belize building the second stage of the

ethodist High School there and working to improve

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

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?



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happenings click on the Pastoral Email

and Carillon links in the left-hand column

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