a History of our ecumenical series

After Ash Wednesday, our area churches meet together for Soup and Study.

The Host Church provides soups and breads and "desserty' things. A minister from a different church provides some teaching. And then we discuss things around the table.

For decades our local ecumenical gatherings have been supported by the Kearns Funeral Home family who sponsor a ministers breakfast at a local restaurant each month.


Wed. March 1 7:30pm Ash Wednesday Service
@ Zion Lutheran Church Rev. Sarah Borgstrom Lee, preaching
56 Old Turnpike Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858

Wed. March 8 Soup at 6:30, Learning at 7:15pm
@ Whitehouse United Methodist Church w/Rev. Mark Summer
73 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ 08889

Wed. March 15 Soup at 6:30, Learning at 7:15pm
@ Cokesbury United Methodist Church w/Rev. Philip Carr-Jones
230 Cokesbury Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Wed. March 22 Soup at 6:30, Learning at 7:15pm
@ Lebanon Reformed Church w/Rev. David Ravinder
100 Brunswick Ave, Lebanon NJ 08833

Wed. March 29 Soup at 6:30, Learning at 7:15pm
@ Round Valley United Methodist Church w/Rev. David Ruisard
30 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Wed. April 5 Soup at 6:30, Learning at 7:15
@ Faith Chapel Wesleyan Church w/Rev. Lynn Mears
43 Lower Landsdown Rd., Annandale NJ 08801

Easter Sunday – April 16 - 6:30am Sunrise Service
@ Round Valley Youth Center Rev. John Arnone, preaching
1124 Stanton Lebanon Road Lebanon, NJ

We thank all of our participating churches for their support: Allerton United Methodist, Clinton United Methodist, Cokesbury United Methodist, Church of the Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Lourdes, Lebanon Reformed, Readington Reformed, Rockaway Reformed, Round Valley United Methodist, Stanton Reformed, Whitehouse United Methodist, and Zion Lutheran.