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2017 SUMMER SERVICES

THEME

"FINDING A WAY FORWARD: 
IS THERE A PATH TO HEALING?"

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE
 
Our services are over for 2017. Thank you to all who attended and those who volunteered their time and talent to make them possible.

The Church Session
Rev. Alexandra Lusak, Moderator
Gayle Burgess
Diana Hinchcliff
Melissa McGrath
Muriel Frasher

Coffee Hour
Armando Chavez & Scott Walsh, Coordinators (with help from Armando's mother!)
Everyone who baked delicious cookies, cakes and cupcakes

Luncheon Hosts
Mary Jane Schroeder, Coordinator
Kevin & Melissa McGrath
Dardis McNamee & Simon Ballam
The McNamee Family
Sue Arbit &Gayle Burgess
Karen Greendale, Dan Greendale, Zeva Greendale & Diana Hinchcliff 
Janet Hasely & the Haseley and Miller Families
Bob and Nancy Lynk & Scott Walsh and Armando Chavez
John Arrighi
Muriel Frasher & Mary Jane Schroeder
All the community members who brought delicious food to these luncheons

Music
Jan Bishop, Music Director
Rose Hargrave
John Griffin
Village Voices
MaryAnn Dunne
Sarah Nelson Weiss
Laurie Fisher
Emeleigh Tanner
Harry Pellegrin
Katie Caprio

Guest Preachers
See the Schedule of Services and Sermons and Past Sermon webpages for a list of guest preachers and copies of their sermons.


Thank you to Stuart Miller and Joanne Steele for helping with Communion services.

Thank you to those who provided beautiful flowers from their gardens for the services. 


 

 

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Jon Walton is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He earned his M.Div. degree at Union Theological Seminary, New York City and his D.Min. degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California.  He has previously served congregations in New Canaan, Connecticut; Setauket, New York; and Wilmington, Delaware.   He is the former co-moderator of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and continues to serve as a member of the board.  A noted preacher, he has spoken at some of America’s most well known pulpits including the Washington National Cathedral,  and innumerable college, seminary, and conference settings.  His lectures and sermons are published in a wide variety of sermon anthologies, books on preaching, and articles in professional journals.  He is the author of the book, Imperfect Peace: Teaching Sermons on Troubling Texts. - See more at: http://www.fpcnyc.org/about-us/pastoral-staff/getting-to-know-the-pastors.html#sthash.7DqSI0rf.dpuf

220th Anniversary Celebration Service

A service of remembrance and celebration in observance of the 220th anniversary of the first service of worship in our first church building on September 11, 1796 was held on September 11, 2016.

Moderator Rev. Alexandra Lusak officiated. Rev. James Miller brought greetings from former moderator Rev. Robert Lamar and spoke about his own term as moderator. Members of the Session read remembrances from former moderators Rev. Donna Elia and Rev. Joseph Shook, passages from scripture and excerpts from the church history authored by Barbara Dudley and Nancy Chase. The Village Voices sang, led by church Music Director Jan Bishop. 
Four new members were received into the church during the service. A gala reception followed in Conkling Hall.  


Anniversary Service Program

Montage of Anniverary Service Photos by John Eldridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psvY2c2ikKM

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ALL ARE WELCOME!
 
Whether you are a person of faith, questioning faith or no faith, you are welcome in our church and at our services.  We are inclusive and nonjudgmental.

Please see the "All Are Welcome" tab on this website for a special invitation.


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