Saint Andrew Kim Church 280 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 Saint Andrew Kim Church is a Korean Catholic church. It houses the St. Andrew Kim Federal Credit Union. For more…More details, contact the church.
Morrow Memorial emphasizes the diversity of its congregation, with activities and programs for all ages and…More interests. Music plays a large role in the church, with the Chancel Choir, two youth choirs and a Bells ensemble. And that's just the children's music program.
The church's outreach programs include food banks, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring and fundraisers for West African youth.
The church's senior pastor is Reverend Chris Heckert.
Calvary Reformed Church 527 Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ07040 Calvary Reformed Church has a small but active congregation. Members are encouraged to participate in Sunday services by…More giving testimonies, doing Bible readings or singing solos, and many congregants stay for lunch and fellowship after Sunday services. The church also serves the community by offering free screenings, done by a registered nurse, for diabetes and high blood pressure.
The motto of the church is "Our Parish is over 100 years old. Our thinking is not." You don't have to go very far…More back for proof. In 1993, Reverend Barry Stopfel, the first openly gay man to be ordained as a deacon by the Episcopal Church, became St. George's Pastor (he left in 1999, following a court case and national media attention).
And while it's not as historically seismic, the church's fundraising methods show the continued interest in innovation. One such innovation is the "Flamingo Flocking" efforts put on by the Dragons youth group. As part of this method, the yards of the church members are filled with pink flamingos, and members have to make charitable donations to remove them.
The same progressive spirit carries over to the church itself. It offers same-sex unions and the LGBTI Fellowship Group Amicus/Amica. Also, pre-service meditation sessions are offered in addition to traditional fare like Bible study groups.