“We believe that all people – body and soul – are created in the image of God; that all people of color, ethnicity, country of origin,  age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identities are valued and called to participate in God’s mission to the world. Therefore, we embrace people with a Christ-like love free from prejudice, shame, ignorance, and fear, and we commit to learn, educate and advocate until all people experience the justice of God, the peace of Christ, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.”

Ponds Reformed Church

Bring God Our Very Best 

Ponds Reformed Church has served the Oakland community in the name of Christ since 1710. Today, we are a part of the Reformed Church of America, a fellowship of nearly 1,000 local churches in the US and Canada that has the distinction of being the oldest Protestant denomination in North America with a continuing ministry.

The Dutch immigrants who colonized “New Amsterdam” (now New York City) in 1628 brought their churches with them, products of the 16th century Reformation that sought to reform their Church according to the word of God.

Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world, we share the theological beliefs and form a government characteristic of Presbyterian churches. We are a community of faith with a diversity of Christian traditions represented in our members’ backgrounds.

A Genuine Open Affirming Community in Oakland, New Jersey.

341 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436

Worship every Sunday @10:00 AM

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You can expect genuine people seeking to worship in real, meaningful ways. People come as they are to offer their heart, mind, and body in worship to God. With the help of various worship leaders, the entire congregation participates.

Worship uses a variety of means to awaken the senses. At Ponds, you won’t find discussions only about traditional or the contemporary. We refuse to allow our talents to be pigeon-holed into confining categories. From the visual arts to drama to music, Ponds gives to God the best of what we have to offer whether it be a great hymn, a folk song, children dancing, or someone speaking. 

Messages are relevant and challenging. Throughout the year, various topics dealing with relationships, parenting, and other issues faced on a daily basis are addressed.

Community Outreach

Our dynamic programs cover businesses in a variety of stages and sizes. Whether you’re just starting out, have too many hats as a SME owner, need high-level executive mentoring, or need marketing tips that fit your schedule, our programs fit the bill.

Contact Us 

Ponds Reformed Church
341 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436

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Rev. Nathan Busker, Sr Pastor
Rev. Debbie Pierce, Assoc. Pastor
Michele Leydon, Office Manager

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