Welcome to the web site of the
New Jersey Association*

of the

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here
Web Page last Updated May 11, 2015

*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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Click on the following links to find:

Congregational Life Resources - supplemental pages of the New Jersey Association.

Find a local church

Search and Call 101+

NJA Constitution and ByLaws- revised 4/28/12

The NJA Pre-Ordination Process for Members In Discernment

Privilege of Call Steps for Ordained Ministers Seeking UCC Ministerial Standing

February '14 Newsletter

March '15 Newsletter and call to the annual meeting

Annual Reports from our April 25th Meeting


Registrar - revised 4/22/15 with one more transfer out

CE&Y Working Group

2014 Financial Report

Proposed 2016 Budget

Associate Conference Minister


Church and Ministry


2015 Bouras Scholarship Opportunity which is open to residents of New Jersey.

Below is quick snapshot of additional criteria. I ask for your assistance in letting your membership know of this opportunity.

• Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America – proof of citizenship is required.
• Applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis and pursuing an undergraduate degree.
• The children of and current members of the military, Christian clergy, a veteran, a member of law enforcement, a nurse or other allied healthcare provider may apply.
• Applicant must be actively involved in his/her church and its programs, community service and has demonstrated leadership.

Faith Kruger


Toner Available

We have a brand new toner cartridge that we're looking to donate if there's a congregation that's interested.

It is Toner (A) for Copy Star models 3035, 4035, or 5035.

The church should please contact Pastor James deBoer at: pastor@federatedchurchoflivingston.org.



Employment Opportunities

Grace United Church of Christ (Grace UCC) is seeking a music coordinator. General duties include accompanying Sunday worship on the piano and coordinating special music with members of the congregation. Position is salaried. If interested please contact Mary at 908-797-1432 or njbernards@aol.com. Grace UCC (graceuccnj.org) is an open and affirming church in Flemington, NJ.


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


The excellent OCWM leaders guide is available from United Church Resources.

John Deckenback




June 12-14, CAC Annual Meeting, Newark DE

June 26-30, UCC General Synod 30 in Cleveland, OH

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The NJ Association Pre-Ordination Process for MIDs

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

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click on this CROP button to go to the Church World Service web site


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

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
: 973-748-7779

Office e-mail: njaoffice@gmail.com

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