The Passion of Jesus

Craig M. Casey


Description:Luke 22 & 23 John 13-17When we look at the life of Jesus and focus on the week leading up to his crucifixion we discover a wide range of events and emotions. We see ups and downs, joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, clarity and confusion. But as we look deeper we discover love in the face of betrayal, forgiveness instead of condemnation, peace in the midst of turmoil. Jesus showed his Passion for us...his willingness to suffer to the point of death...his great love for all.

Love Like Death

Ian Graham


Description:John 11:1-57You probably would not ask a person crying at a graveside why they were crying, but the tears of Jesus outside the tomb of Lazarus have been puzzled over for centuries. Why does the Son of God weep? Join us as we contemplate the tears of Jesus in John 11 and consider how Jesus' tears bring life from death both for Lazarus and the world.

Love and Sacrifice

Craig M. Casey


Description:1 John 4:7-21The blogger "blueberry" says, "The deeper the love, the greater the willingness and the ability to make sacrifices." If that is indeed true, then what do we do with Jesus' statement, "As I have loved you, so you must love one another."? Don't miss out as together we Journey Through Lent and explore the idea of what it means to love...and to sacrifice.

Faith and Trust

Daniel Mason


Description:Hebrews 11Today kicks off week 3 of our lenten devotional focusing on faith and trust. We hope you will continue with us through this journey towards the cross as we spend time each day in scripture, reflection, and prayer.

Obedience and The Still Small Voice

Craig M. Casey


Description:1 Kings 19:9-13We are not very good at being still. Silence makes us uncomfortable. Moments of stillness and silence are difficult for us. There is so much activity and noise in our lives that silence and stillness are often seen as wasted time or a missed opportunity. But what if they are not? What if they are in fact...the point?

Remember Who You Are

Ryan Cagno


Description:Ephesians 4:17-32As we continue our walk through Ephesians, we will hear Paul's challenge to remember we've been made new in Christ...and the importance of acting like it.

Growing in Christ

Craig M. Casey


Description:Ephesians 4:7-16You have heard the saying, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." But what if the gift you receive is not just for you, but it is to be shared with everyone!

United In Christ

Craig M. Casey


Description:Ephesians many things in this world tear us apart. And yet In Christ we are called to be united.

Human Trafficking 101

Kathy Friess


Description:A night of education and awareness:Human Trafficking 101Featuring Keynote Speaker, Kathleen FriessProgram and Training Coordinator, NJ Human Trafficking Task Force, NJ Division of Criminal JusticeHuman trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking affects individuals across the world, including here in the United States, and is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. Human trafficking affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds. New Jersey is a prime location for human trafficking because it is a major national and international transportation and shipping portal.

Power In Christ

Craig M. Casey


Description:Ephesians 3:14-21You have heard the phrase, "With great power comes great responsibility!" Lailah Gifty Akita adds that when it comes to God, "God's power is the grace of prayer."

Mystery In Christ

Craig M. Casey


Description:Ephesians 3:1-13Many of us love a good mystery! We enjoy watching the mystery be solved by the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Columbo, Jessica Fletcher and…Paul????? We will not only see how Paul was charged with revealing the mystery, but we will also explore how God has given each one of us the opportunity to proclaim and explain this mystery to others!

Advent Week 3

Craig M. Casey


Description:What Do You Expect?Matthew 11:2-11Is Jesus what we expect? In our search for significance and meaning we often turn to religion or church - but hopefully we find so much more. We find Jesus. We discover and experience God revealed through His Son!

Advent Week 2

Ian Graham


Description: A Mountain From The RuinsIsaiah 11:1-10If you surveyed any random collection of people, you would probably get a unanimous agreement that we want a world of peace, justice, and unity. So if that's what nearly everybody wants, why do we live in a world that is so mired in war, inequity, and strife? Advent meets us in the void between the world we have and the world we want.

Advent Week 1

Craig M. Casey


Description:It’s Go Time!Romans 13:11-14Often we feel like we are waiting. Even in this season of Advent we are waiting for Christmas - a time to celebrate the birth of the Messiah. But in reality, we do not have to wait. Join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. as we explore how each day we have the opportunity to put on the armor of light and clothes ourselves with the Lord Jesus and consider what our lives would look like if we did!

Fullness In Christ

Craig M. Casey


Description:Ephesians 1:22-23We have heard the statements, "God is in control" and "Jesus is Lord". Are those just empty claims or are they truths on which we can build our lives?

Jesus Is Lord

Ryan Cagno


Description:Ephesians 1:18-21The book of Ephesians speaks into our lives not only about what it means to be a believer and what is at the heart of the Christian faith, but also what it means to be a healthy and vibrant community of believers in our world today. We will consider the powerful--and timely!--statement in 1:18-21 regarding the rule of Christ over all earthly rulers, and what the fact that "Jesus is Lord" means for our lives and world.

Not What, But Who You Know

Craig M. Casey


Description:Ephesians 1:15-17The book of Ephesians speaks into our lives not only about what it means to be a believer and what is at the heart of the Christian faith, but also what it means to be a healthy and vibrant community of believers in our world today.We have all heard the statement, "It is not what you know, but who you know". That is especially true when it comes to our faith.

Inherit the Wind

Ian Graham


Description:The book of Ephesians speaks into our lives not only about what it means to be a believer and what is at the heart of the Christian faith, but also what it means to be a healthy and vibrant community of believers in our world today.

Blessings In Christ

Craig M. Casey


Description:The book of Ephesians speaks into our lives not only about what it means to be a believer and what is at the heart of the Christian faith, but also what it means to be a healthy and vibrant community of believers in our world today.

A Vision To Dream

Craig M. Casey


Description:Proverbs 29:18One of the challenges we face in life is to identify and embrace that which is unique about us. When, as individuals and as a church, we discover who we are, we then have the opportunity to respond.

Standing Tall

Isaac Chukumba


Description:Daniel 3A combined worship service with Igbo Community Church. A time of joint worship and fellowship and an opportunity to hear from their pastor Isaac Chakumba on what is means to stand tall in light of Daniel 3.

Motivated By Love

Craig M. Casey


Description:John 15:1-17Sometimes we are motivated by fear. Other times we are motivated by reward. But when it comes to our relationship with God and with others…we are called to be motivated by love!

Motivated By...

Craig M. Casey


Description:John 15:1-17Edmund Hillary is credited with saying, "I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it." But what is it that provides that motivation? Are we motivated by fear or guilt or obligation or duty or love? Or is it as Edmund said, it is about the reward?


Craig M. Casey


Description:Acts 4:32-35There are certain events, times, places and people that impact our lives and shape how we think, what we do and who we are.

Ordinary Heroes: The Risk of Doubt

Craig M. Casey


Description:John 11, 14, 20Paul Tillich is credited with saying, "Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith." We look to the scriptures and find an Ordinary Hero who took a risk, expressed his doubt and his faith grew even stronger!

Ordinary Heroes: Hannah

Ryan Cagno


Description:Hannah is not a biblical superstar, and her story may seem familiar and ordinary: God undoes her barren-ness and gives her a child. But Hannah's response to God, and what we learn about Him through it, might surprise some of us. We take a closer look at this "ordinary" story and (hopefully) come to understand who God is more clearly!

Ordinary Heroes: Enoch

Ian Graham


Description:Genesis 5Enoch's life is legendary for the way he lived and died yet we don't actually have any record of anything that he did. What does the short description of his life in Genesis 5 say about the good life?

Ordinary Heroes: Strength

Craig M. Casey


Description:NehemiahNehemiah was ordinary. He was not a prophet...he was not famous. He was simply doing his job when he was called by God to do an extraordinary task. We look at the Ordinary Hero Nehemiah and how he relied not on his own strength, but on the "great and awesome" strength of God!

Ordinary Heroes: Trust

Craig M. Casey


Description:EstherIsaac Watts is quoted as saying, "Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." We explore the incredible story of Esther - an Ordinary Hero whose trust in God helped saved her people.

Ordinary Heroes: Defiant Hope

Ryan Cagno


Description:Daniel 3The tale of the Fiery Furnace has everything a good action story should: brave heroes, a ruthless villain, a brush with death, a miraculous last-second plot twist! But this story isn't really about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's harrowing escape from the fire; it's about their defiant and unreasonable hope in God. We delve into this awesome story and consider the type of extra-ordinary hopefulness God has in store for us!

Ordinary Heroes: Abraham

Craig M. Casey


Description:Hebrews 11:1, 8-12 // Genesis 12-22When you think of a hero...who comes to mind? Superman? The Black Panther? Wonder Woman? A parent? A friend? Christopher Reeves, who played superman, said, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." Join us this summer as we explore the scriptures and discover some ordinary people through whom God did some extraordinary things!


Craig & Josh Casey


Description:Ephesians 1-3Who is in...and who is out? That is often the question we want answered! We explore how the Bible reveals who God desires to be chosen!

Dust Makers

Joshua Casey


Description:Genesis 32:23-32Not many of us like to struggle. But what if the struggle brings blessing and transformation? We will be looking at Jacob and his encounter with the Divine to see how our lives can change through the struggles of life.

A Beautiful Story

Craig M. Casey


Description:Luke 1:1-4Everyone likes a good story. Research tells us we actually need a good story. Telling stories is an amazing way to not only find entertainment and share ideas, but to influence thought and change lives.

Kids' Camp Sunday

Craig M. Casey


Description:Game On - Perseverance1 Corinthians 9:24-27When you read about the life of Peter in the scriptures you see someone who had multiple opportunities to give up when things did not go his way...and yet he didn't. He persevered. We examine the life of Peter, his relationship with Jesus and the impact he had on the Kingdom of God.