$17,280 !

On Sunday, December 10, Anne Banta, Co-Chair of the Harvest Fair, presented the Church with a check for $17,280. This was the profit generated by the Fair this year. All the work of planning, preparing, and conducting the project proved once again to be worth all of the effort. Thank you to all the volunteers who devoted so many hours to make our Fair such a successful endeavor.

Anne Banta with Rev. Rob Miller

Veterans' Day Recognition

On Sunday, November 12, we recognized the veterans who have served to protect our freedoms. During the morning worship service, veterans who were present were asked to stand and be recognized by a round of applause. Following the service, the congregation gathered in front of the church facing the flag pole. Rev. Miller said a few words, members of the choir sang, and all gathered saluted the Flag.

Combined Worship Service

On Sunday, August 27, we had a combined outdoor worship at the Stable in Ridgewood, NJ. It was a joint service with the Metropolitan AME Zion Church and Old Paramus Reformed Church. Mack Brandon, Minister at AME Zion, and Rob Miller, Minister at Old Paramus both shared in the sermon. Rob preached from 1 Cor. 12 and Mack preached from 1 Cor. 13.
Shown below are pictures of the event.

   Pictures Courtesy: Cathi Dawson

July Fourth Recognition

Gathering for the Ceremony

Celebrating the 4th

Pat Yatsko

Following our Worship Service on July 2, 2017, we recognized and celebrated Independence Day and the freedoms we enjoy in our great nation. The congregation gathered in front of the church where Rev. Miller gave recognition to what the Fourth of July means in the history of America. We saluted the Flag and prayed for our country. Those in attendance sang "America the Beautiful" and Pat Yatsko sang "God Bless America" at the conclusion of the ceremony.

A Memorial Day Recognition

Following our Worship Service on May 28, 2017, which featured a stirring rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by our Choir, we participated in a tribute to Memorial Day. The congregation gathered in front of the church where Rev. Miller paid recognition to those who have served in our armed forces as well as those who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms. He had those in attendance raise their hands if they served, recognized the family members of those who served, and thanked all for their service to our country. The Flag Salute was lead by Peter who was dressed in his Boy Scout uniform. Stewart Holmes, Music director, led the group in singing "My Country Tis of Thee", and Taps was played.

The Lutz Family Memorial Garden

Ed Lutz loved Old Paramus. And Ed loved his garden, complete with hot houses for certain plants. He was an avid gardener and wanted his flowering plants to live on after he passed on. He planned for this and made sure it was a part of his will. Little by little, many plants have been lovingly transplanted to a location in front of our sanctuary. The result is The Lutz Family Memorial Garden where people will enjoy his meticulous gardening expertise for many years to come. Just look at the pictures below to catch a glimpse of the most fitting tribute to the Lutz Family. Better yet, come visit our church and see the garden in person. Join us for worship each Sunday at 10 AM.

Thank you, Ed, for your friendship and generous legacy to Old Paramus Reformed Church.

Pictures Courtesy: Tom Marsden

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