The Inclusive Community-UCC
A new vision of Christianity since 1986
Celebrating our 25th Year
Rev. Dr. Anthony T. Padovano, Pastor

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Stanley Congressional Church
94 Fairmont Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928


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Inclusive Community
No community endures without the support of its members. No community develops if that support is only financial. We ask first for your good wishes and prayers, your validation of our vision, your efforts to heal the divisions in Christianity. If you send us financial contributions, we ask that they be given in this spirit. Since our resources are so limited, we ask for your financial assistance so that we can remain a beacon of hope and of safety.

There is another way you can help. One of or clergy members, Fred Quinn, is a “Professional Story Teller”. Fred has programs tailored for different groups from elementary school to senior citizens and everyone in between. Fred has agreed to donate to The Inclusive Community, the proceeds of any bookings he gets through referrals from The Inclusive Community. If you or anyone you know might use Fred’s services, we promise you will enjoy them, and our Community will benefit. Please visit Fred’s website at or email him at

At every worship service we have a second collection. While it would be tempting to use these second collections for our own expenses, we continue to donate those collections, on a monthly basis, to other worthy causes. Since the Inclusive Community has its roots in the City of Passaic, NJ many of the organizations we support, are in Passaic.

The following are the organizations we support. In times of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tsunamis we will re-designate monthly collections to the Red Cross or other such organizations which support their efforts.

The recipients of our normal monthly second collections are:
  • The Salvation Army of Passaic – we also collect non-perishable food at Thanksgiving and warm clothing and toys for Christmas
  • The Police Athletic League of Passaic – working with the youth of Passaic
  • The United Passaic Organization – which sponsors worthwhile projects in Passaic
  • Habitat for Humanity of Paterson, NJ – builds affordable housing for residents of Paterson, NJ. We support Habitat with our financial contributions and our labor.
  • Hoffman Homes in Gettysburg, PA – a residential treatment facility for troubled and abused youth (age 7 and up). This facility is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. We collect money for Hoffman Homes and participate in the Christmas gift program for the young residents of Hoffman Homes. We also collect Campbell’s soup labels for Hoffman Homes. For Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines’ Day, Easter and Back to School we make and send “goody bags’ of candy and other items for each of the 140 young residents at Hoffman Homes. Hoffman Homes does important work putting back together the shattered lives of young people.
  • The Names Project – this is the organization that started and maintains the AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is incredibly expensive to store, maintain and transport the AIDS Quilt. The Quilt is a wonderful memorial for those who have died from AIDS as well as an expression of love, loss and grief by their loved ones.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to The Inclusive Community or any of the organizations listed above please send those contributions to:

The Inclusive Community
10 St. Paul’s Place
Nutley, NJ 07110

Please be sure to tell us where you would like your contribution applied.  We thank you for your support.  May God bless you and your family.  You are the body of Christ!