Welcome to the web site of the
New Jersey Association*

of the CENTRAL ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
of the
UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here
Web Page last Updated August 19, 2014

*This is the official web site of the New Jersey Association of the United Church of Christ. Neither the Association nor the staff are responsible for the content of any other web site associated with the NJA name.

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NJA Constitution and ByLaws- revised 4/28/12

The NJA Pre-Ordination Process

Privilege of Call Steps for Ordained Ministers Seeking UCC Ministerial Standing

Click here for the February Newsletter

 

CLEVELAND (8/18/2014) -- In a letter circulated last Thursday, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, UCC General Minister and President, announced his intention to retire next June at the conclusion of the 30th General Synod. Geoffrey will have served as the GMP for 6 years upon his retirement. We're thankful for his leadership, and pray God's blessings upon his retirement.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

New Jersey Council of Churches Theology Symposium

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 5:30* - 8:00 p.m.

Place: First United Methodist Church of Hightstown, 187 Stockton St., Hightstown, NJ; 609-448-0041

Title: “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life”

NJCC’s Director, Joan Diefenbach, Esq. will lead a discussion of Karen Armstrong’s book, “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life”. In this important and thought-provoking work, Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place. The twelve steps she suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion,” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up self-love, mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She shares concrete methods to help us cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion, and provides a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Armstrong teaches us that becoming a compassionate human being is a lifelong project and journey filled with rewards.

*Wednesday is “Pizza Night” at the church ($1 per slice). Pizza will be served from 5:30-6:30; drinks and dessert will be provided. The program will begin at 6:30. Kindly RSVP to this email as to your attendance.


 

October 25th, 2014 Church Vitality Event
" From Take-off to Touchdown: Navigating the Chaos that is Digital Media and the Church"

Click Here for the flyer

 

Employment Opportunities:

WANTED- CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR - River Edge (posted 08/08/14)

WANTED- CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR - Haworth (posted 7/23/14)-revised 8/8/14

WANTED- CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR - Montclair (posted 6/23/14)

 

Called to Serve? Find opportunities online.
Search by keyword, Conference, or type of position: Volunteer – Missionary – Musician – Summer camp staff – Pastorate – Chaplaincy.
The Spirit moves in many directions! Take a look! http://oppsearch.ucc.org

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John Deckenback

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DATES TO REMEMBER

October 15th - NJCC Theology Symposium, Hightstown, NJ (see information above)

25th - CAC Church Vitatility Event, Catonsville, MD 10-3 (see flyer above)

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The NJ Association Pre-Ordination Process

This section is a new addition for those interested in going through the process to become an ordained UCC Minister.

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CONTACT US:

Our office is located on the 2nd floor of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church.
DIRECTIONS

OFFICE HOURS are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday
SUMMER HOURS are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Thursday and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fridays

Mailing Address: 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, New Jersey 07028
Phone: 973-748-7772
Fax
: 973-748-7779

Office e-mail: njaoffice@gmail.com

David Popham, Associate Conference Minister, North - email: davidpopham@live.com