Prayers for Manchester, England

Yet another story of a bombing. This time children, young girls were targeted as they enjoyed a fun evening at a concert.  When will it end.  Let us pray for all who have been injured, who have lost a child, a friend, a sibling, a parent. May they be comforted. God of mercy, whose presence […]

The Chocolate Story

Sometimes you don’t know where your stories are going to go or who will be affected. Just this week a friend shared a story about a story I told several years ago. The story started with a very difficult, upsetting and hurtful church meeting. (Yes, those meetings do happen but it wasn’t in this Presbytery). […]

March 14, 2017 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

A short video was shared on the history of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown The new pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley and Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, Christopher Doyle, was introduced and welcomed to the Presbytery. Rev. Hugh Matlack was nominated and elected Vice-Moderator. He will be installed in May and current vice […]

Educator of the Year – Sue Trigger

At the 2017 annual meeting of the Eastern Region of APCE (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators) at Rhodes Grove Conference Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the award for Educator of the year was presented to the Rev. Sue Trigger, co-pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway and Mine Hill Presbyterian Church. The award was presented by […]

Light in the darkness

Finally we can feel the warmth of the sun and watch with joy as the flowers and trees blooms with greens, pinks, yellows, purples and so many colors. The coming of the colors of spring are reminders of the hope of the resurrection. From death comes life, from darkness comes light. Not all can see […]

Transformation, Brought to You by the Synod of the Northeast

  Recently I interviewed Amy Lincoln, Pastor of the Highlands Presbyterian Church and our presbytery’s Commissioner to the Synod of the Northeast, in order to understand a little better how our Per Capita and Mission dollars are spent at this level, and what ministries it offers in our region (New Jersey up through New England). […]

Time to fill in the Calendar

We have had couple of days of summer. The little extra heat has helped spur the garden growth (and the weeds). We also received in the office another reminder that summer is almost here -the PCUSA planning calendars.  Looking over the new calendar I started to mentally fill in the dates with upcoming events for […]

Worship Workshops – Big Sing

The Presbytery of Newton and The Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains are pleased to offer the following Worship Workshops Friday, August 25  7:30 pm Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains Big Sing : Introducing new songs for worship. Come along to sing and learn them together Saturday, August 26, 9:30 – 12 noon Presbyterian Church of Morris […]

Worship Workshops – “Big Sing” Registration

May 9, 2017 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, NJ   Rev. Carie Morgan was elected and installed as Moderator, Rev. Hugh Matlack was elected and installed as Vice Moderator Outgoing Moderator Ruling Elder Lisa Gray led the presbytery in worship, gave a wonderful sermon looking back on her term as moderator and sharing “beach wisdom.” The presbytery thanked […]