|Let us work for the good of all and especially for the family of faith. - Galatians 6: 10
The Peapack Reformed church family enjoys many occasions of fellowship together.
Coffee hour every Sunday following worship – a time for refreshments and conversation, for welcoming visitors and making plans
Homecoming Sunday and church picnic – usually the last Sunday in September. The Fellowship Committee provides hot dogs and beverages and congregation members bring salads and desserts to complete the meal.
Advent Event – on the first Sunday in Advent following worship: sharing an informal lunch, decorating the Christmas tree in Fellowship Hall, singing familiar carols and making Christmas crafts, we open the Advent season and look ahead to the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Twelfth Night –The Twelfth Night Boar’s Head Festival has become a Christmas season tradition at the United Reformed Church in Somerville in partnership with Peapack Reformed and the Bernardsville United Methodist Church. Peapack’s Director of Music, Larry J. Carey, directs the music for the production, and members of the Peapack Reformed congregation and choir are participants.In medieval England, the boar was “king” of the forests, a ferocious, menacing animal, a symbol of evil. The presentation of the boar’s head at the 12th Night Festival, therefore, represented the prevalence of good over that evil. The Church endowed the custom with Christian meaning and transformed the festival into a joyful worship service culminating in the retelling of the Nativity story. Through pageantry and song, the angel Gabriel, Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, the Magi and the Star of Bethlehem enter to create a living tableau.
Live Nativity – on a Sunday in mid-February, after worship. When the weather outside is bleak, our bodies and souls are nourished by a luncheon of homemade soup that has been cooking during the worship hour.
Stone Soup –In 2015, after the closure of the Gladstone United Methodist Church, Peapack Reformed succeeded them in hosting the Live Nativity which begins Peapack-Gladstone’s annual holiday celebration. Community and church volunteers erect the stable a week ahead of time on church grounds along Mendham Road. Live animals are brought into the fenced in area. Volunteer participants enter the tableau that unfolds to recorded music and readings by the church choir.
The date for the 2017 Live Nativity is expected to be Sunday, December 10.
– a purely social event for church members. Sort of a progressive dinner, we begin at one home for hors d’oeuvres and then to others for the main course and dessert.