Lay Recognition Awards

The 2020 and 2023 Lay Recognition Awards were presented recently to members of Old Paramus Reformed Church. Both years were included in the ceremony because of the Covid situation that interferred for the past couple of years. Chuck Jennings received the award in 2020 and Syd and Sue Robertson this year. The picture shows (l-r) Syd & Sue Robertson and Chuck Jennings.

Charles Jennings, Jr.

Chuck Jennings made confession of faith as a fourteen year old at Old Paramus Reformed Church on May 22, 1961. Chuck has been an active part of the Church except for a brief period of time when he was away at college. Throughout the years Chuck has humbly served the Church in many capacities. On two separate occasions he has served as Elder, he has been the Sunday School Superintendent for the past five years, an active Sunday School teacher for over thirty years, chair of the Endowment Committee, heads up the Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser and leads the annual Christmas party. Along with these leadership positions, Chuck regularly provides transportation to Church for those members who do not drive and is always willing to assist others within the Church in any way he is able. Chuck is a humble servant who cares deeply for his Church and for others.

Consistory Installation

On Sunday, January 8, Consistory Installation was held during the morning worship service. Rev. Miller conducted the proceedings as Ruth Mayer was installed as a Deacon on the Consistory.


On Sunday, December 18, a check for $24,311.66, the proceeds of the Harvest Fair, was presented to the church. Co-Chairpersons, Anne Banta and Kathy Fear, made the presentation. Chuck Jennings, Church Treasurer, accepted the check on behalf of the church. It was a record breaking total that exceeded the $1000 total for the first Harvest Fair 150 years ago as adjusted for inflation. Our thanks go to the entire committee for the exemplary work done by the chairpersons and all who contributed to its success.

Graduation Sunday

Sunday, June 5, was Graduation Sunday at Old Paramus. That is the day when we honor our high school and college graduates. This year we honored John Walker and Peter Nasto. John was not in attendance. Peter and his parents were called to the front of the sanctuary during the worship service. Ruth Mayer representing the Women's Guild and Rev. Miller participated in the recognition. Following the worship service, a reception was held in Fellowship Hall.

(l-r) Mike, Susan, and Peter Nasto, Ruth Mayer and Rev. Rob Miller

Peter Nasto with his parents and Rev. Miller

The Cake

Memorial Day Tribute

On Sunday, May 29, a tribute to Memorial Day was held in the front of the sanctuary following the worship service. The congregation gathered facing the flag pole. We saluted the Flag and then Rev. Miller read a prayer that was given by George Washington in tribute to those who served in the armed forces. This was particularly appropriate because it was on the grounds of our church campus that General Washington stayed with his troops during the Revolutionary War.

Stewart Holmes closed the ceremony by leading the group in singing "God Bless America".

The U.S Flag waves proudly on a beautiful day with a perfectly clear blue sky

The Congregation with Rev. Miller

Our Annual Egg Hunt

Scenes of our

2022 Annual Egg Hunt

The weather was cloudy
and cool
but it wasn't raining.

Pictures courtesy: Kathy Fear


The front of Old Paramus Reformed Church is known for its name being spelled out in hedges along Route 17. Well, time took its toll with the hedges and they had deteriorated. The deer probably also enjoyed feasting on them.

We have now replaced them with new hedges that have been put in place so that the tradition continues.


Is once again displayed prominently along the highway for all to see as they pass by.

The Big Five O

On Sunday, June 13, we celebrated Pastor Rob Miller's 50th birthday which is coming up in a couple of weeks. Jan Chiodi surprised him at the conclusion of the worship service with a 50th balloon. The Congregation sang Happy Birthday to him.

A luncheon was served at the Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall. Finger sandwiches, salads, and desserts were served. And of course there was a large Birthday Cake.

Jan Chiodi surprising Rob

Seth, Danielle and Rob with the cake

Jan Chiodi reading a poem to honor Rob

Ruth Mayer representing Women's Guild

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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