Welcome to our Church

Adults

God designed us to be in relationship not only with Him, but with one another. So how does a church with two campuses and over 1000 members get to know each other? Through small groups and through women’s and men’s ministries.



Upcoming Adult Ministry Events


Schedules for these groups and registration forms for retreats and events can be found on our online database, thecornernj.org. No login is necessary to search or register. Go to “Find a Group” to search for particular small group or go to “Forms” to search for the Small Group brochure or registration forms.

If you would like know more about Adult or Men’s Ministries, contact Jeff Ebert, Senior Pastor at 908.665.0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘For Jeff Ebert’ in the subject line. If you would like to know more about Women’s Ministries, please contact Nancy Rizkalla at 908.665.0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘For Nancy Rizkalla’ in the subject line.

students

If you’ve seen our church lit up by neon lights on a Saturday night, you can bet it’s coming from one of our youth programs. We do loud, we do messy, we do wild – we do whatever it takes because we love teenagers. We are fully dedicated to reaching and teaching Junior High and High School students for Christ. Our student leadership team challenges kids to live out their faith and deepen their love for Jesus Christ through relational ministry, a culture of small groups, a core commitment to studying and following Scripture, fun activities, retreat experiences, and life-changing mission trips. While all of our programs are currently held at our New Providence campus, all students (including those from our New Community campus) are welcome to find their home here.

Junior High

Junior High at a Glance


High School

High School at a Glance


Our Staff

Our core ministry programs center around small groups, modeled after the same relational ministry that Jesus displayed with his disciples. We have a fantastic team of gifted, dedicated, and trained adult volunteers who lead these small groups. They each possess three core qualifications: they love Jesus, they love teenagers, and they listen well.

In addition, our Senior Interns are integral to the leadership of our junior high ministry. These positions are selective and demanding, requiring a high level of commitment and Christian maturity. High school seniors who serve as Senior Interns mentor 7th and 8th grade students under the guidance of adult coaches and Mike & Ted.

Mike Flavin and Ted Jordan lead alongside one another as the co-pastors of student ministry. They are passionate about proclaiming the gospel, seeing young people come to and grow in Christ, and supporting families in raising their kids in faith. They’d love to talk to you about anything that’s on your mind – don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Schedules and locations for these groups, as well as retreat or mission trip registration forms can be found on our online database, thecornernj.org. No login is necessary to search for forms and programs or to register for trips. Go to “Forms” to search for registration forms or “Find a Group” to find out more about a particular program or event.

If you have questions or would like more information about any of these programs, please get in touch with either of our Student Ministries pastors, Mike Flavin or Ted Jordan, via email (office@pcnp.org, with “For Mike Flavin” or “For Ted Jordan” in the subject line) or at 908.665.0050. We can’t wait to meet you and your family.

Children

In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Our goal is to nuture, teach and help lead children to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through early childcare, Sunday School, after-school Youth and Kid Clubs and Vacation Bible School (VBS). It is our prayer that through these programs, children will learn to connect with God in a personal, meaningful way and form lasting friendships with other children in their community!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School (NCC)

9:30am – 10:30am for 2 1/2 yrs – 5th grade
NCC uses the 252 Basics curriculum and resources for Sunday School which provoke discovery, inviting kids to live out their new understanding of how to grow in relationship with God and with others.

Nursery Care (NCC)

9:30am – 10:30am for infants – 2 yrs
Located in the room next to the worship space at The Westwood, our nursery provides a loving and safe environment where infants and toddlers enjoy special care and interaction with other little ones.

Weekdays


summer

VBS (PCNP)

4 yrs (by 9/30) – entering 6th grade
Beaches, safaris, spaceships, and rain forests – these are just a few of the backdrops for sharing faith, fun and Jesus at Vacation Bible School. Every July, join us for a week of fun as they learn Bible concepts through stories, skits, puppets, games, crafts, science, missions and songs. It’s a “not-to-miss” experience filled with FAITH & FUN! Join us for an AMAZING week of Summer VBS where children grow in their faith!

Summer playgroup (PCNP)

1 – 3 years old
During the summer, we offer weekday morning playgroup sessions at our PCNP campus during the month of July. Sessions are week-long. Registration begins in May. Reservations required.*


Upcoming Childrens Ministry Events


Dates, times, costs and/or registration forms for these programs can be found on our online database, thecornernj.org. No login is necessary to search for forms or register for programs. Go to “Forms” to search for the program or registration form you are looking for. Exact dates for VBS are posted on the churchwide calendar in February and registration for the community is in April.

For more information about any of our Children’s Ministries, please contact Christine Voegeli, Director of Children’s Ministries at 908.665.0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘Christine Voegeli’ in the subject line.

* Contact Angela Pagano at 908-790-1919 or babysitting@pcnp.org with questions about Weekday Playgroup or to make a reservation. Registration for Fall Playgroup takes place in January.

Caring

The Pastoral Care Ministry of our church has one goal for our members – to “Connect the Congregation to Christ through Care.” In addition to caring for our members, we offer various ministries that reach into the community including a senior’s fellowship group called Fabulous Friday, a prayer shawl ministry, an annual blood drive, a Wholeness Service and Bearing Grief and DivorceCare support groups.

 

Members and regular attendees

 

We have over 30 ordained Deacons who care for our members. Every member belongs to a specific flock and is cared for by a Deacon who prays for each of their flock members, identifies needs within it and determines how best to meet these needs. Our Deacons and Minister of Congregational Care also help with:


Community


Service of Wholeness – Second Saturday of each month, September-May

The Service of Wholeness is a unique evening of music, quiet, reflection, scripture, communion, prayer, personal testimony, and more that is designed to center our lives on who Christ is and the power he has to heal and restore.
Whether you feel the need for physical healing, healing from anger, grief, a painful life experience, or broken relationship, God will meet you at your place of need. God desires to enter into a personal relationship with each of us. Let this be a time for you to step away from the everyday struggles of life and find peace and encouragement. The Service of Wholeness provides a time for you to meet God and to feel the comfort and forgiveness that refreshes you through Jesus Christ.




Bearing Grief – Tuesdays @ 7:00pm, May-June; November-December / January

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Being a part of Bearing Grief can help.
Bearing Grief is a Christian based ministry created for those in the church and community who are grieving losses. Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects, plus real-life stories. You will have the chance to interact with others who have experienced recent loss and have an opportunity to share your own to the degree you would like. For further information, please contact Janet Essig at 908-665-0050.


First Friday Fellowship – 1st Friday of the month @12:00pm, September – June
This ministry is for both seniors in our church and the community. A delicious home cooked lunch is served at noon and then guests are treated to a wide variety of entertainment and programs. Entertainment ranges from a visit with penguins to a seniors tap dancing performance to a high school girls’ choir singing Christmas carols. Every year the programs change but they are always entertaining and often quite informative. Bring a friend!

Upcoming Caring Ministry Events


Schedules for these programs can be found on our online database, thecornernj.org. No login is necessary to search the database. Go to “Find a Group” to search for the program you are looking for.

If you would like to know more about any of the ways we can help care for you, please contact Colleen Fletcher, Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care at 908.665.0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘For Colleen Fletcher’ in the subject line.

missions

Missions is very important at PCNP and NCC. We are committed to working with and supporting partners whose goals are to share the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ with the world, whether working locally or around the world. We encourage active involvement in missions by all members as a way to expand faith and to fulfill the Great Commission that Jesus gave us, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

Each year the church offers several one day and international trips that are an excellent way to serve others and build your faith. We believe missions are not just about the donations, it’s about developing and nurturing relationships with those we become involved with. We are currently very active with Amistad Mission in Bolivia, Amor Ministries in Mexico and World Vision and African Enterprise in Malawi, Africa.

We encourage you to learn more about our mission projects and mission partners and to become involved yourself. Stay connected and up-to-date on all things Missions on our Missions Facebook page.

International Service Opportunities

Our international service opportunities are extensive in Malawi, Bolivia and Mexico. There are trips for everyone ages 5-105. Everyone is welcome. Please check out opportunities to serve internationally and detailed information about each trip on The Corner, our online database.

Local Service Opportunites

We serve the needs of our region weekly with service projects and events. If you would like to get involved in our efforts with our partners in Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown and NYC please look for the detailed information on The Corner, our online database. There are service opportunities year round and for all ages.


Upcoming Missions Events


Trips and registration forms can be found on our online database, thecornernj.org. No login is necessary to search or register for trips or programs. Go to “Forms” to search for programs or registration forms.

If you would like to know more about how to get involved with Missions, contact Nancy Rizkalla, Director of Missions at 908.665.0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘For Nancy Rizkalla’ in the subject line.

Worship

Our worship community is a place to celebrate all kinds of musical artists. Join us as we breathe in Christ’s call to respond in worship and joyfully live it out together. Here you will find creative opportunities to put the gifts God has given you to His good work!

Vocal


Instrumental




Practice schedules and performances for these ensembles can be found on our online database, thecornernj.org. No login is necessary. Go to “Find a Group” to search for a particular program or event.

If you would like more information about any of these traditional ensemble opportunities, contact Tom Berdos, Traditional Music Director at 908.665.0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘For Tom Berdos’ in the subject line. If you would like more information about any contemporary music opportunities, contact Brian Lee at 908-665-0050 or email office@pcnp.org with ‘For Brian Lee’ in the subject line.