Rev Terrence O'Brien

Senior Pastor

Worship & Church School

Sunday 10:00am 

354 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452



Parenting - How to talk to your Children



The Community Church of Glen Rock welcomes back Dr.William Lutz after a highly successful class in the fall.  Join us for the first in a three part series of Parenting Classes on Sunday, February 21st at 11:30 am, shortly after the service.  The focus of this first seminar will be on parenting children between the ages of 7 - 12 years old.  Subsequent classes will be on March 6th (Infant - 6 year olds), and May 1st (Teenagers).  Come and enjoy any one or all of these can't miss seminars.


The program, which will be held in the educational building of the church, located at 354 Rock Road, is open to anyone. Access to the facility is off Hamilton Avenue. There is no cost.


Dr. William R. Lutz, a licensed marriage and family therapist in New Jersey, whose specialty has been children and youth, will lead the program. He has been on the staff of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City since 2003 as Minister of Pastoral Care with a focus on families, youth and children.


“The seminar is part of a new initiative being planned to make parenting a vital extension of, and relative to, the children, youth and family ministry here at the Community Church of Glen Rock,” said Pastor Terry O’Brien, the new senior minister of the church.


“Dr. Lutz has been a mentor to me, as well as a colleague and friend, and I am both excited and honored that he will be visiting our church community to present what I feel will be an insightful, educational and practical program for parents,” said O’Brien.


An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, Lutz received his training at three of the most prestigious institutions in his field:  a three-year clinical residence at the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute, New York; a doctorate of adolescent development, Andover-Newton Theological School; and a post doctorate fellowship in family life at the Erickson Center, Harvard Medical School.


He was the founder and executive director of the Montclair Counseling Center, where for 28 years (1972 – 2000) he worked with families, youth and children, including serving as a consultant to four nursery schools and one private school.


A resident of Montclair, Lutz and his wife, Judy, have two married sons and seven grandchildren. Lutz makes the point that he has learned more about kids from his own children and grandchildren than from his academic training, emphasizing how important it is to listen, to love, and to be present.


Community Church of Glen Rock, a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, is the nation’s oldest denomination with a continuing history. Located at 354 Rock Road in Glen Rock, CCGR “celebrates the past with reverence, the present with joy, and the future with faith.” Church services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. For further information, please contact the church office at 201-444-4625 or

Dr. William R. Lutz