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Learning Shalom Together

Upcoming Events:

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Saturdays, September 6 - November 22, 2014
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ESL Classes by TBCT

Various levels of affordable ESL classes offered. For more information, please download the flyer!

Unity CRC
339 N. 11th St.
Prospect Park


TBCT needs volunteers to help with Childcare and Conversation Partners. If you can help, pleas contact Liz Rodriguez at 973-942-4059. Learn more...



Welcome to NECT!

Northeast Community Transformation (NECT) is a regional organization focused on building capacity for community development and justice programs. We help churches and other organizations effectively bring about the "shalom" of Christ in their communities - a deeply-rooted peace and integrity that reflects the world as God intended, rather than pain and brokenness we all experience.

Please spend some time reading about what we are doing with our partners. We pray you will be inspired to be a part of it!

Recent News:

UPDATE: Homeless Ministry Outreach

For nearly 20 years, several Christian Reformed churches, along with partner churches in their communities, have been serving as hosts for sheltering homeless men in partnership with the Good Shepherd Mission in Paterson, NJ. From November to March the churches serve as an “overflow” shelter for 10 men with each church being responsible for hosting one night per week. Hearty hot meals, fellowship and bible study are provided. Relationships have been developed which have provided encouragement as well as connections to jobs and social services.

We are currently in a need of a church to sponsor Tuesday evenings. We are also experiencing a $4,000 per year budget shortfall. If you are a Paterson area church that is interested in hosting the men on Tuesday night or would like to make a donation, please contact NECT board member Steve Bruining at 551-206-1869.

Current participating churches include: Madison Ave CRC, Covenant CRC, Cedar Hill CRC, Unity CRC, Midland Park CRC, Bridgeway Community Church, Emergence.

In Christ’s Service,

Steve Bruining, Homeless Ministry Coordinator

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