Being of service to others encourages us to step outside ourselves and enrich the lives of those that we touch in our church community and our world. Service can lead you to opportunities that not only interest you but, more importantly, feed your soul. In this section of our website, you will find information on how you can get involved.  We believe each person has been given a spiritual gift and our hope is that every individual would find an opportunity to serve and grow.

We Need Your Help

  • In an effort to empower the congregation to use their gifts, the consistory has formed committees to help accomplish some of their tasks.
  • If you love working with your hands and seeing the church and its grounds looking its best, please speak to Mike Greig (Deacon of Building and Grounds)
  • If you have the gift of teaching or helping children, please speak to Shirley Rios (Elder for Christian Education)
  • If you love planning events and helping serve at church functions, speak to Jean Wolf Interim Deacon for Church Life)
  • If you find that you would like to contribute ideas for Worship, please speak to Kathy Reinhardt (Elder for Worship)
  • If you love showing compassion and care to members in the congregation, please speak to Jan Grogan (Elder for Congregational Care)
  • If you love mission work and reaching out to people, please speak to Carol Schaffer (Deacon for Mission and Outreach)
  • If you love seeing the youth grow in their faith, please speak to Rafael Armstrong (Vice President and Youth Leader)
  • If you love seeing people grow in their faith and find ways to serve, please speak to Paul Castellvi (Elder for spiritual formation and Personnel)  

We practice what we preach

FRC does its best to practice what we preach. This includes engaging in mission through our actions and by supporting other organizations and ministries, including:


  • Tom Johnson—Niger
  • JP Sundararajan—Audio Scriptures
  • Andrea Linder—Mephibosheth Ministry in Ghana


  • New Brunswick Theological Seminary
  • Western Theological Seminary





















Inside ministries

  • Church Support to General Fund
  • Deacon’s Fund 
  • Family Relief 
  • High School Youth Group
  • Sunday School 
  • VBS






















Other Organizations We Partner with and Support

  • Philadelphia Mission trip
  • Special Olympics
  • Audio Scriptures – RCA India
  • Autism Speaks
  • Camp Warwick
  • Christian Health Care Center
  • Eastern Christian Children’s Ret.
  • Eva’s Village
  • Family Promise-Disbanded
  • Hawthorne Ambulance Corps.
  • Hawthorne Ecumenical Council
  • Hawthorne Fire Department
  • Healing the Children
  • Holland Christian Home
  •  Disaster Relief – RCA
  •  Jericho Road/Deacons Fund–?
  • Mephibosheth Ministry
  •  New Brunswick Seminary
  • Oasis
  •  Tom Johnson Niger – RCA
  • Tom & Aichatou Johnson–Haiti
  •  Salvation Army
  •  Star of Hope Missions
  • Touch the World 
  • Western Theological Seminary 
  • Linn Gann-India Ministeries
  • Highland Park RC–AHC
  • United World Missions-Michael Johnson
  • Emergency/Special/Mission of the Moment
  • Loyalty Dog Services
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center