This past year has been challenging and many regularly scheduled activities were cancelled or limited in attendance. Therefore some activities listed below took place in previous years. We have kept them on the website to show some of the typical activities that take place at Old Paramus.

The Sounds of Music

"The Sounds of Music" was the title of the entertainment for the Women's Guild Meeting for May. The presentation featured The Blue Chips Chorus, a popular men's chorus singing four part harmony. Selections included show tunes, inspirational songs, a patriotic medley and other songs typically sung by a barber shop quartet. It was wonderful performance interspersed with some comedy by Director, Rich Roman.

Our Annual Flea Market

Scenes from our Annual Flea Market
which took place on Saturday, May 5. 2018.

So big the title overflows the sign!

Crew Members taking a break from their work

Just about ready

Customers shopping for those treasures

Roast Beef Dinner/Talent Show

Our Annual Roast Beef Dinner and Talent Show took place on Saturday, April 28. As usual, the dinner was delicious and the talent great. Thanks to the men of the church for taking over the kitchen and preparing the roast beef, green beans and mashed potatoes. Of course there was also cole slaw, gravy and rolls. Plus fruit crumble and whipped cream for dessert. After the dinner, the talent show began. There was a real variety of acts, ranging from some very talented singers, comedy skits, acrobatics and a dancing act. The pictures below show the dinner prep, crew and tables of guests. And then each of the acts of the talent show are shown. Good food, good entertainment, good laughs. Who could ask for anything more?

Don Walby carving the beef

The Serving Crew
photo credit: Cheryl Veli

Dining in Style

Rick VanderWende

Suzanne Tillman and Company

"The Liars" featuring Lynn Arnesen, Carol O'Neill,
Sally Brandes, and Sue Robertson

Jim Albes

One Liners - Roy Moritz and Rob Miller

Blythe Miller

Katie VanderWende

Nina Lionetti

Acrobatics by Kayla

"Little Jack Horner"
Stewart Holmes and Rob Miller

"Father Abraham" Group Singing
photo credit: Cheryl Veli

The Chorus Line
Stewart Holmes, Lou Capuano, Vinny Veli,
Bill Beckmann, and Chuck Jennings

photo credit: Cheryl Veli

The Talent Show Cast

Antiques Appraisal

Our annual Antiques Appraisal event took place on Sunday, April 15. Approximately 75 people enjoyed listening to Jon Felz tell them about the items they had brought for his appraisal. As he shared his knowledge of the over 100 items he appraised, some were disappointed to learn that laws governing ivory and fire arms meant their "treasures" had no value. People brought items including paintings, figurines, furniture, stamps, jewelry and a valuable mold taken from the garbage in NYC. Jon was most excited to see a cap from the Titanic, which once authenticated, would be quite valuable. We appreciate the interesting and informative afternoon Jon provided.


photo credit: Kathy Fear

Collections, Collections, Collections

The April Women's Guild Meeting featured the collections of seven people of OPRC. Suzanne Tillman organized the program in which the presenters had displays of their collections. Each one told about how they became interested in that particular collection. The pictures below show the presenters on the left and the display of their collections on the right.

Suzanne Tillman

Rolling Pins

Sue Robertson


Roy Moritz

A Potpourri of Collections

Ruth Mayer


Sally Brandes

Her Mother's Shoes

Roberta Dawson


Carol O'Neill


Ramapo Chorale

We had the pleasure of having the Ramapo Chorale from Ramapo College perform at our Palm Sunday Worship Service. The Chorale Director is Dr. Lisa Lutter.

Dr. Lisa Lutter directing the Ramapo Chorale

Pot Luck/Games Night

The first Pot Luck/Games Night of the season took place on Friday, January 13. According to reports, those who attended had a rollicking good time. Plenty of good food, and some lively game playing was the order of the day.

Filling up with food at the buffet table

Filling up with fun at the game table

photo credit: Cheryl Veli

Scenes from our Christmas Season

Youth Sunday - December 17

Our young people taking instructions from Pastor Rob

Seth and Rob, father and son sharing the pulpit

Hanging the Chrismons

Kayla reading Scripture

Will reading Scripture

The Cookie Walk

Our annual activity in which members bake their own cookies, bring them in, and everyone has an opportunity to buy a selection. Always very popular.

The Cookie Walk Line

Impromptu member of our Choir entertaining the group
Bill Roper, Roberta Dawson, John Lange and Suzanne Tillman
joining Pat Yatsko at the piano.

Christmas Eve Family Service

Pastor Rob with Children

Christmas Angel


Lighting of the Candles

Bell Ringer Brian Tricoli

Bell Ringing
photo credit: Susan Schrempp

The Congregation (from front)

The Congregation (from rear)

Candle Lighting view from Gallery
photo credit: Susan Schrempp

Candle Lighting view from Gallery
photo credit: Susan Schrempp

Candle Lighting View from rear of Sanctuary
photo credit: Patti Parent

Happy Birthday Jesus

View of Fellowship Hour

Wide angle view of Fellowship Hour

December Women's Guild Meeting


The December Women's Guild Meeting featured a journey to and from the Manger of Bethlehem for Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child as expressed through scripture, poetry, drama and music.

The Merry Christmas Dessert - YUM

Avis Fleckenstein, Choir, and Audience

Ruth Mayer and Pat Yatsko
Christmas Shoppers

Suzanne Tillman
Mary, Mother of Jesus

Ruth Amiaga

Avis Fleckenstein
Writer and Narrator

Karen Capuano

Claudia O'Bosky

Wide Angle View of Audience and Performers

October Women's Guild Meeting

Portrayal of Queen Esther

The October meeting of the Women's Guild featured Bronwen Eastwood as its guest. Her program was called, "Stepping in the Footprints of Bible Women." The program was a unique opportunity to imagine walking in the footsteps of some fascinating women of the Bible and experiencing their joys and difficulties as people of faith, as their stories were protrayed by a professional dramatist.

        Picture Courtesy: Joan Ladd

September Women's Guild Meeting


The September meeting of the Women's Guild featured Dr. Tamara Freeman as its guest. Her program was called, "Soul - Prints of the Holocaust: Archival Music of Faith and Hope." Dr. Freeman told the stories of prisoners in the WWII ghettos - children and adults - and played their songs on a 1935 Joseph Bausch viola which was rescued from the Holocaust. The music illustrated humankind's need for the Arts as a means for solace, solidarity, and spiritual resistance.

        Picture Courtesy: Joan Ladd


      ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR - 1st Saturday in November

      ANNUAL FLEA MARKET - 1st Saturday in May

      MEN'S BREAKFAST - 7:30 AM on 3rd Saturday each month at Matthews Diner in Waldwick

      WOMEN'S GUILD - 1st Wednesday each month except January , July and August


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