Pack a Shoebox by November 17

Pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child and help spread the Gospel around the world!

What: A small shoebox can have a big impact! What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. If you’d like an empty box to pack, please see Toni Langenfeld.

When & Where: Drop your box off in the foyer by Nov 17.


  1. Find a Shoebox: Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.
  2. Girl or Boy? Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
  3. Fill with Gifts: Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
  4. Pray: Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
  5. Follow Your Box Labels: Donate $9 online and receive a tracking label to follow your box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

**Visit on how to pack your shoebox or to build a shoebox online.**

International Festival Nov 3 @ 5pm

Dual Language Immersion Programs are Successful and Here ...

Join us for our International Festival on Nov 3 at 5pm!
We are looking forward to learning from the diversity of our church.
Presentations: We will be starting the afternoon with a short program where representatives from each country will talk about the mission work being done in their country.
Food: Afterwards, we will go down to our fellowship hall and share some of our yummy ethnic dishes. This can be small dishes/appetizers commonly eaten in your country.
Please leave your dishes downstairs before the program with a note of your country and whether they need to be heated or refrigerated.
Attire: Also, feel free to dress in clothing that reflects your roots (or a team jersey from your country)
If you have a flag or small decorations, bring those too! We would love to see them!
**Please reach out to Nataly Fernandez with any questions**

The Appearing – October 11-14, 7 PM

Since the beginning of recorded time, cultures across the globe have predicted the end of our world. As global unrest and natural disasters across the planet build in intensity and frequency, many are left wondering if the time is near. Join us as we explore the myths and facts that surround the Appearing – an event mentioned over 2,500 times in the Bible.

Church Campout Sept 14-16 @ Stokes State Forest

What: Church Campout

When: Sept 14-16

Where: Stokes State Forest, Haskins Group Campsite G @ 1 Coursen Rd, Branchville NJ, 07826

**If you would like to camp, please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the church foyer**

Sabbath Details:

Our church will be closed Sabbath, Sept 15, and we hope everyone will join us for Sabbath worship and fellowship at Stokes.

Sabbath School will start at 10 AM at Stokes State Forest – group site G. Bring your picnic food to share, potluck-style, for both lunch and dinner and spend the day outside, worshiping in the morning, hiking in the afternoon, and finishing the night with a bonfire.

We hope to see you there!

NJ Camp Meeting – June 23

Just a quick reminder that there will be no service in Tranquility Church tomorrow. We look forward to spending the day with you at camp meeting, worshipping with our brothers and sisters from the New Jersey Conference. Our choir will have a special appearance during the afternoon program that you don’t want to miss!

Daniel Masaka was so kind to drop off a few goodies for the church. There is some bread, some cereal, and lots of granola and healthy snacks. We invite to to stop by after the morning service and take some treats home! We will keep the church open during lunch time for you.

Spring Hike – May 26th 3:30 pm

Come join us as we enjoy God’s nature and each other’s company. We will be meeting this Sabbath, May 26 at 3:30 pm to walk on the Paulinskill Trail in Blairstown, NJ. We will be meeting at Footbridge Park in Blairstown and from there head to the Blairstown Airport. This is a 4 mile round trip on a flat, shady trail.

Please reach out to Toni if you have any questions.

Revival Sermon Series – May 17 – 20

4-Day Revival at Tranquility SDA Church, May 17 – 20 with guest speaker Dr. Fred Bischoff, who will be presenting “Christ Our Righteousness” along with the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dr. Bischoff is the Director of the Adventist Pioneer Library, a part of Light Bearers Ministry, which has a business partnership with the Ellen G. White Estate since 2005, producing a digital collection of early Adventist writings.

We invite you to join us on a solemn, inspiring, exciting, informative, and interactive journey! Please see below for links to recordings of the presentations.

Please use this link for a comprehensive syllabus covering 80 years of SDA History.

The Two Principles – Does Righteousness Have an End? Recording Presentation

“In Jesus I Found a Friend” – Building on The Rock. Recording Presentation

Righteousness Outside the Door – Early Opportunities Lost. Recording Presentation

Righteousness Intently Practical – Facing the Best and The Worst. Recording Presentation
Righteousness Counterfeited – Foundations Shaken. Recording Presentation

Righteousness in Remission – Damage Control. Recording Presentation
Righteousness Simplified – Everything Swallowed up. Recording Presentation

Spring Bike Ride – Sunday, April 29th 10:30 am

This Sunday we will go on our annual church bike ride, a family-friendly ride on the D&R Canal Towpath. This is a level cinder/gravel path that winds along the old canal and the Delaware River.

We will be meeting in Lambertville, NJ at 10:30 am, ride about 7.5 miles, rest and eat a sack lunch in Washington’s Crossing State Park, then return to our cars (15 miles round trip).

Please be aware that the Delaware River Shad Festival will be going on that day in Lambertville. You may want to spend a little time in town after the ride and enjoy the food and craft vendors.

If you plan to join the ride, please let the Social Committee know by sending a short email. That way we can keep an eye out for you the day of the ride.

Coordinates for the parking lot, which is right behind the “Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum”, are 40.380070,-74.951451 or you can you this link for Google Maps.

Please bring:

  • Bikes
  • Helmets (must be worn by all riders)
  • Drinks (important to keep hydrated)
  • Sack lunch for the half-way point