CAREGIVER EDUCATION

“Elder Caregiving 101: What Every New Caregiver Needs to Know”

Our Speaker: Geriatric Care Manager Lucy Deutsch

Saturday Morning, January 20,  10:30 – 11:30 am

Halldorson Hall

Did you choose to be a caregiver, or did the situation choose you?  Either way, your life will never be the same.  Your caregiving journey will offer you the opportunity to develop skills and talents you may never have known you had.  And, in the process, you will make an irreplaceable difference in the life of someone you love.  This program will enlighten those new to the experience about what signs indicate help is needed, where to start, which questions to ask, and how to find the help you will need along the way.

This event is open to all PCCT members and the community at large, so please register in advance by calling the church office at (973) 635-2340.

COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR

Once a Month in Griswold Parlor

Would you like to have some time with one of our pastors in a small group setting?  Here’s your opportunity.  Once a month we’ll be offering “Coffee with the Pastor” in Griswold Parlor between Sunday services.    There is no set agenda - simply an opportunity to talk with one another. Grab your cup of coffee in Mulford Hall and join either Pastor Ed or Pastor Tom for an informal chat.

Our first “Coffee with the Pastor” will be Sunday, February 25, with Pastor Ed at 11:00 am.

TED TALK Talks

A TED TALKis a video that presents a great idea in 18 minutes or less. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues to culture, art, and religion.  We’re planning to offer one TED TALK each month on a Sunday between services and then talk about the TALK.  Come join us and share your impressions, insight, and opinions.   

Sunday, February 11, 11:00 am  

Halldorson Hall

“It’s Time to Reclaim Religion" with Rabbi Sharon Brous

At a moment when the world seems to be spinning out of control, religion might feel irrelevant – or like part of the problem.  But Rabbi Sharon Brous believes we can reinvent religion to meet the needs of modern life.  In this impassioned talk, Brous shares four principles of a revitalized religious practice and offers faith of all kinds as a hopeful counter-narrative to the numbing realities of violence, extremism and pessimism.

Sunday, March 4, 11:00 am  

Halldorson Hall

“What Makes a Good Life? with Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?  If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken.  As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.  In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a long, fulfilling life.  One of them may even surprise you.