Allwood Community Church

Our Ministries

The Consistory meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  This is the governing body of the congregation which takes responsibility for the over-all administrative functioning and spiritual well being of the church.  Its member Elders and Deacons are men and women chosen from among the congregation.

Worship is celebrated in a traditional format.  Children are welcome and each week the children are invited to gather up front for a short story or lesson.  Communion is celebrated once a month and all are welcome to participate at the Lord's table. 


Music is an integral part of worship in the Reformed tradition.  Under the leadership of choir director, Betsy Rieder, a group of dedicated musicians share their vocal and instrumental gifts in all services of worship.  All are invited to participate in the ministry of music. 

Church Life is responsible for providing opportunities for fun and fellowship.  Throughout the year the congregation and friends are invited to gather for pot luck meals, a mid-winter chili cook-off, holy day events during advent and lent, and summer picnics. 


Property Management is the ministry that ensures our building and grounds remain safe and in good order.  It is a large task lovingly addressed and maintained. 

Pastoral Care maintains a prayer chain of many people that surround those in crisis and undergoing surgery with healing prayer.  In addition, these dedicated members reach out with cards, visits, and a hot meal when needed.


Prayer Ministry – Jesus said: "my Father's House shall be a House of Prayer for all people".  This vital ministry provides both the congregation and the community a "place" to come to pray and meditate in an unstructured peaceful surrounding.  The sanctuary provides a gentle, sacred, and special prayer place where all are welcome. 

Missions reaches out beyond the church walls to those in need.  Over the years the church has supported Mephiboseth ministries in Ghana; Family Promise of Passaic County (people of faith working together to provide homeless families with HELP for today and HOPE for tomorrow!);  Eastern Christian Children's Retreat; Eva's Kitchen;   Church World Service (providing health and cleaning kits for disaster survivors);  St. Peter's Haven in Clifton (collecting food each month);  CROP (walking to raise money to stop Hunger); 

Building kits for Church World Service.

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