341 Ramapo Valley Road
​Oakland, NJ 07436

How can I belong?

Begin by worshipping and enjoying the friendships that will develop. Get involved and discover what Ponds has to offer. You can learn a lot by interacting, worshipping, and serving alongside the congregation.

At different times of the year, a three-part new member’s class is offered:
  • God’s Story
  • My Story
  • Our Story

At the end of the third class, participants may decide at that time whether or not to join the church.

Will I be accepted?

Ponds Reformed Church is an open and affirming congregation of all people regardless of their history, gender, ethnic/racial background and sexual orientation. The congregation is an open and affirming community where you can come and find encouragement not judgment; love not scorn.

“Ponds stands up for each other, and I can say I wouldn’t have been able to get through my struggles without this church. At Ponds you will find a sense of peace and love. The more you explore the more you will find.”

​How can I get involved?

Ponds values the talents and gifts of all people and of all ages. Throughout the year the congregation is working on different projects that make a difference in the community and people’s lives:

  • Rebuilding Together Bergen County
  • Assisting in storm-devastated areas
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Food Pantry
  • Gift of Time (meals, transportation, etc.)
  • Ponds Youth Center, an after-school ministry to middle school students

People’s talents are also utilized in worship and in the ongoing ministry of the church:

  • Musical talents
  • Coffee hour
  • Working with children and teenagers
  • Prayer list
  • And more!