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 December 22, 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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Click on the following links to find:

Congregational Life Resources

a local church

Search and Call 101+

NJA Constitution and ByLaws- revised 4/28/12

The NJA Pre-Ordination Process

Privilege of Call Steps for Ordained Ministers Seeking UCC Ministerial Standing

February Newsletter

August 21, 2014 - New link added to this web page: Congregational Life Resources

This link takes you to supplemental pages of the New Jersey Association. You will find resources on Faith Formation, Stewardship, and Leadership with updates and additions about once a month. You will also find access to the Associate Conference Minister’s calendar should you need to know the dates of Association Events or if David is available on a particular Sunday. Please explore and take advantage of the resources.

Upcoming Events:

Reminder, the offices will be closed until January 5th. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

January 13-14, 2015 - Pastor Lab Pastor Retreat. Click here for the flyer
January 18, 2015 - Ordination of Ron Verblaauw. Click here for the Notice

April 27 - 29, 2015 Middle Atlantic Association of United Church Educators 2015 Faith Formation Event- Click Here for the flyer
(Insider information: There's a discount if you register before December 15th...SHHHH)


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




January 13-14, Pastor Retreat

January 18th - Ordination of Ron Verblaauw, Chatham

April 27-29, MA AUCE

June 12-14, CAC Annual Meeting

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