The Consistory and pastoral leadership is committed to doing what we can to help make sure our congregation stays safe and well cared for to remain healthy.
As you know, 2020 has been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. It took hard decisions from all of us that we’ve never needed to make before.
Phases of Reopening
While we don’t know exactly when the phases of reopening will begin, we are in the process of figuring out the how we will reopen. In the meantime, please join us for the virtual experiences we are offering below:
Worship Online Sundays at 10 a.m.
Join us through our website livestream for worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. Click her to access the livestream page.
Signup for our Weekly eNews
Signup for our weekly eNews for additional details and other events and opportunities we are offering. We will also send out regular updates regarding reopening plans and details. You can sign-up by emailing our Office Admin, Vicky Werr –
Join us for our Weekday Wakeup
Morning Devotion & Chats
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. (15-20 minutes)
Pastor Kathleen and others are leading a brief chat/devotional every weekday morning. It is an opportunity to check-in and interact in real time, to set the tone for your day, get centered, and remind each other that we will get through this physically separated but socially and spiritually together. This is happening through the church’s Facebook page Live. Click to access the church Facebook page.
Children, Youth & Family Ministries
Middle School & High School Youth and Parents
• FUEL Youth Group has gone online for FUEL Live!! Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
• FUSE and IGNITE Leaders are also connecting with the youth from their classes over the phone and through online check-ins.
Children and Families
• Articles emailed that we believe could be helpful for families in this unique time.
• Phone check-ins from the staff and children's ministry leaders.
Your Continued Financial Support Matters as Our Ministry is Essential
Although we are not meeting in person, our mission and ministry has not stopped. In fact, in some ways there are new opportunities in our local area and the world because of where we find ourselves. There are new needs in communities and people need the spiritual, social and mental support that the church can give at this time.
Your continued financial support of First Reformed Church allows the work to continue in a tangible way and allows us to maintain our facilities and essential staff for a better time.
It's probably obvious, but the disruptions in our services on the weekends drastically affects the generosity necessary to function as a church. Please consider how God may prompt you to give to the ministry in the midst of this crisis. Will you please consider setting up online giving?
Contacting Staff & Church Office
The Office Hours & Staff Calls
Every day, the Ministry Center building is open from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This allows people to drop off items, mail, etc. However, know that staff may not be present.
However, Office Admin Manager, Vicky Werr will continue to answer the church phone (973) 835-1144 during business hours, whether from home or in the office. If for some reason, we are away from the phone, simply leave a message and we'll call you back.
Other contact information:
Pastor Kathleen (Lead Pastor) (973) 934-0939
Dave Sippel (Youth & Family Ministry) (863) 510-9341
Dolores Wagoner (Finance Manager) (973) 943-9007
Roland Petit (Pastoral Care Chaplain) (973) 464-8353