As people of faith, as members of Garden State MOSAIC, a program that provides an opportunity for students to learn positive and constructive ways of addressing the differences in values and norms between the many different faith traditions that have become part of our ever-changing society, we grieve and lament with our Muslim siblings in Christchurch, New Zealand. 50 lives lost; many injured, while they were worshiping God. It is during tragic times like these that we pray for God’s unity, reconciliation, justice, and peace to come . . . and come quickly.



Middletown Reformed Church (MRC) is a welcoming and affirming congregation dual affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Reformed Church in America, and we are rostered with the non-profit organization Room for All . MRC is a church where the love of God is our guiding principle for all of our ministries. We believe that God’s grace is irresistible, freely given, and available for all people. We are a church committed to social justice, living out the command to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. We are a church on the side of love for all God’s people – providing for those who are in need, advocating for all oppressed peoples, and caring for our earth – we love because God first loved us.

This is what you will experience when you worship with us. You will immediately feel welcomed, not only by our greeters, but also by the Spirit of God that is hovering ever-present in our church and among our congregation. You will be moved by our music, at times traditional, but then, at other times, a bit more eclectic. You will be stirred by the liturgy, and you will be challenged and affirmed by the sermons. If you have young ones in your family, you will find one of the most vibrant children and youth programs in New Jersey. Finally, you will find fellowship and kindred spirits during our coffee hour. All of this to say, you will feel a sense of belonging . . . you will feel God's unconditional Love.

We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Take Nothing with You (United Church of Christ's Still Speaking Writers' Group): "When we enter the spiritual journey of Lent, we often take things with us: our past experiences, our interpretations of Scripture, our questions about the world, our struggles in faith. What does an unencumbered journey look like?" Please join us during Lent as we learn what it means to take nothing with us on our Lenten journey.


Lent Events

Italian Dinner NightMarch 30, 6 PM to benefit our Pride Ministries in the Education Building. Adults, $15; Children 12 and under, $5. BYOB. Please reserve your seat at middreform@gmail.com or by calling the Church office, 732-671-1786.


Loin of Pork Dinner, April 13, 5 - 7:30 PM in the Education Building. Adults, $15; Children 12 and under, $5. With special music by Dale and Eric. BYOB. Please reserve your seat at middreform@gmail.com or by calling the Church office, 732-671-1786.


Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14, 10:30 AM: Join us in worship as we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on his courageous way to the cross. 

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7 PM: A joint worship with Faith Reformed Church of Hazlet remembering the Last Supper of Jesus and the Lord’s commandment, I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another (John 13.34), with the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and Hand Washing. 

Good Friday, April 19, 12 PM: The Lord is My Shepherd: A Service of Song on Psalm 23 for Good Friday. A worship journeying through the last hours of Jesus through Psalm 23 and New Testament readings.

Holy Saturday, April 20, 6 PM: A worship of quiet prayer and waiting as we reflect on what it must have been like for the disciples and Mary, the mother of Jesus, the day after his death. How did they remain in his love when they were so fearful?

Easter and the Resurrection of the Lord, April 21, 6 AM: Sunrise Service in the Meditation Garden with a breakfast to follow

Second Easter worship in the Sanctuary, April 21, 10:30 AM: A worship of celebration that Love could not be held in the grave. He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! An Easter egg hunt for the children on the Great Lawn of the church will follow 10:30 worship.