Care Ministry 


Under the leadership of Pastor Dennis, a Care Ministry has been created to connect with anyone in our church community who may need a visit, or a call, or just a note to remind them that they are in our thoughts and prayers. 


Connection...with Commitment

One clear characteristic  of the First Congregational Church of River Edge is our valuing of one another in community. There is an obvious loving awareness of the joys and concerns of each other's lives.   Yet sometimes - in the rush of life - people and needs get missed. 
So a number of FCC folks took the initiative to "mind the gap" and we have a Care Ministry - a committed (and confidential) ministry of connection and visitation with one another in our broad church community.   The members of our Care Ministry seek to keep regular contact with those who might be homebound, who might be in time of need, or who might value a personal connection.  
The care ministry visits will offer care, a listening ear, and the opportunity to say a prayer together. The members of the Care Ministry keep Pastor Dennis informed of special situations or requests, and allow him to focus on critical and emergency pastoral needs.

Should you wish a visiting relationship for yourself, or for someone with a need of which you are aware, 
please contact
 the church office (201-261-1712, or 

 Care Ministry Meal Program
Volunteer to be a Meal Donor!
The Care Ministry of the Church coordinates the provision of meals to church families experiencing a life crisis such as illness or accident, loss of a loved one or other trying situations.  Receiving a meal several times a week for a period of time can alleviate some of the stress that these families are facing.  

Those on the Meal Donor List are called upon on a rotating basis, and may choose when to participate.  The more volunteers we have, the better!   If you could be interested in being on the Meal Donor List, please contact the church office (
Worship Service for the Homebound
Did you know?
If you are unable to get to church or if you know of someone who is homebound or in a nursing home, you or they can still enjoy the church services at First Congregational Church of River Edge. 

Sunday Service Recording - You can request a CD-ROM (audio) of the entire Sunday Service 
 It's free of charge and someone can deliver it to you if you can't get out.  Call the church office (201) 261-1712.


If you can't get out for Communion Service for an extended period, Pastor TeBeest and a member of the Worship Team will bring the sacrements to you.  Call the Church Office (201) 261-1712 to leave a message for the Pastor.