Sermon Series Archives

Join us as we ring in the season, each Sunday in Advent 2017.  We will look at cinema classics for the messages of hope, peace, joy, and peace that can help us anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas eve worship is Sunday, Dec. 24 at 4pm. This is a family worship and all are invited! (Children are welcome to come dressed as angels or shepherds to participate in a Christmas Nativity procession.)


Oct. 29, 2017-Nov. 18, 2017- our series will take us into the First Letter to Thessalonica.  We will dive into what makes our church movement irresistible.  Ours is a movement unlike any other social movement on earth.  But what is it that makes us vital, different and essential? Join us as we allow ourselves to wonder, believe, focus and inspire others towards a life-changing faith

10-8-17 through 10-22-17 our message series will take us into Genesis.  We will be looking at the story of Noah to work at understanding our place in the partnership, friendship & stewardship we are called to as disciples.  God has called us aboard the vessel of community, and our role is important.  Join us as we work through what it means to be a part of the divine redemption mission.


Sept. 10, 2017-Oct. 1, 2017-our message series will focus on the classic Old Testament stories of failure.  Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Sarah & Abraham, Jacob & Esau all made mistakes.  Yet their stories show us moments of God’s divine forgiveness and grace.  Join us as we seek to learn from their examples and embrace God’s plan for salvation and redemption in our own stories of faith.

Join us over the next 5 weeks (8/6/17-9/3/17) as we look how to hold on to joy in our lives.

Taking the words of Paul in his letter to the Philippians, we will spend time questioning the challenges in our lives; our suffering, temptation, humility, conflict, and anxiety. Each of us will experience these things in our lives.  How can we thrive despite these challenges? How do we persevere and find joy in our experiences? We turn to our faith to help us do this.




Lent begins Wed. Feb. 14- our message series for Lent will bring us in touch with the Wesleyans Means of Grace.  Fasting, prayer, communion, service, scripture and community will be examined each week to help us grow deeper in our faith.


Jan. 28-Feb. 11-Join us for a series on learning to love our neighbors. God’s command to love others is clear. But how do we enact this command in our own day to day lives? How do we treat our neighbors or the neighbors who do not live next door? This series will help us identify the neighbors we might not know and learn how to be vehicles of God’s love to all.


Join us over the next 4 weeks (12/31/17-1/21/18) as we look at how our relationships might slip.

How do we maintain love, grow together or find the perfect mate? Our intimate relationships are work, and the model of Jesus can help us understand how to make our love last and how to establish good habits that will allow our most intimate relationships to flourish.





Each Sunday at 10:30 am at Bernardsville UMC, 22 Church St. Bernardsville NJ 07924.

Join us for a traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Sunday, 12/24 at 7pm.

All ages are welcome!!

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Bernardsville UMC offers opportunities to grow through study and fellowship.

Children’s Sunday School meets weekly during our 10:30am worship service.  Kids gather for a brief children’s message then are dismissed for lessons, fun and games with Teacher Allie.  All age children are welcome every Sunday!


Our weekly small group bible study meets each Thursday at 7pm in the Palmer School 2nd floor classroom.
Our study topic changes seasonally.  For more information please call 906-766-0669 for more information.
All are welcome to attend.

Join us worship each Sunday at 10:30am!  We are located at 22 Church St. Bernardsville NJ 07924.  Give us a call at 908-766-0669 or contact via email at  We look forward to hearing from you!