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Ministry of Outreach ............................................................

Integrity House & Bread for the Journey ...........................

Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND) ................

Bethel Love Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry ........................

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) ................................

Suburban Cultural Educational
Enrichment Program (SCEEP) .............................................

Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM) ..................................

Habitat for Humanity ..........................................................


Alicia Harrison

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Emily Kopec

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Susan Hughes

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GRCC Outreach
Our church provides many opportunities to assist those in need. The following is a list of the programs, activities and offerings that will benefit from your hands-on participation. Join together in bringing to life our Christian Faith by meeting the hurts and hopes of those around us. Your time and efforts will be appreciated by the many people served and you will be richly blessed.
Integrity House
Integrity House is a substance abuse recovery program started by David Kerr, a member of our congregation, over 20 years ago. It continues to strive to grow and change with the needs of its members.  Read more...
Bread for the Journey
Each month 20-35 women travel to GRCC from Integrity's facilities in Newark and Secaucus to spend time with GRCC women. Together they participate in a combination of group activities and devotional time. Led by the Reverend Cindy Reynolds, the sessions are designed to support Integrity's women in recovery.   Read more...
Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND)
MEND is an interfaith anti-hunger network that has been providing emergency food to individuals and families in crisis for over twenty five years through a network of thirteen emergency food pantries in Essex County. Last year alone, MEND was able to provide food to 36,244 people facing difficult times.
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Bethel Love Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
Located in Bloomfield, NJ, the Bethel Love Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry operates a weekly soup kitchen on Thursday evenings and is open to all who wish to find a hot, nutritious meal. Volunteers from Glen Ridge help to prepare and serve dinners on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Members and friends of our church are invited to leave donations of non-perishable foods at the church.   Read more...
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) Week
Once a year our church is part of a large network of area churches who open up their buildings and provide volunteers to host families who are temporarily homeless. There are opportunities for volunteers to serve those in need. Click here to learn more about IHN.
Suburban Cultural Educational Enrichment Program (SCEEP)
A group of children from a Newark elementary school are welcomed each week to our church. They are given a hardy snack, one hour of tutoring, followed by an hour of enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, fieldtrips, dance and more. Volunteers are needed to tutor, assist with activities or provide snacks.
Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)
Special offerings collected during the year include Neighbors In Need, One Great Hour of Sharing (both distributed by the National Church) and the Christmas Eve Offering (usually divided among local benevolences).
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.   Read more...