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Our church picnic was held on September 25, 2016 at 1pm at Strang’s field. A wonderful and  fun time of fellowship was enjoyed by all!

Mother/Daughter Tea

 

EPC Teaparty 3Thank you all who helped make the Mother/Daughter Tea such a lovely event! The food was delicious and the presentation given by Lillian Bialy was enjoyed by all! The flowers on the tables brightened the day and the sugar scrub jars were a sweet gift for guests to take home, lovingly prepared by Kellie Tirelli.

 

 

Christian Men’s Retreat at

Elmer Presbyterian Church

 “Finding, Growing and Developing Our Strength in Jesus Christ” was the theme of the Men’s Day Long Retreat at Elmer Presbyterian Church on January 9th. The men began the new year with a meaningful day of fellowship with other Christian men, studying God’s word and sharing life’s challenges.  The day of learning, understanding and fellowship began with a homemade breakfast at 8:00 am and continued in the afternoon after a tasty sub and sides lunch.

 Elmer Clean Community Pick Up Day

Due to the rain on October 3rd, this was rescheduled to Saturday, October 17th. We had a great turnout from our Church family and the community as a whole. Thank you to Cheryl Nowak for organizing this event.

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Movie Night at Elmer Presbyterian Church-July 20, 2015

The community is invited to join us for our first Movie Night of the summer on Monday, July 20th starting at 6:30 pm. “God’s Not Dead” is about Evangelical college student Josh Wheaton who enrolls in a philosophy class taught by an atheist professor who demands that his students sign a declaration that “God is dead” to get a passing grade. Josh is the only student in the class who refuses to sign. The professor requires Josh to debate the topic with him but agrees to let the class members decide who wins.

A movie the whole family can enjoy together, “God’s Not Dead” is the story of a devout Christian student who must prove the existence of God or risk failing his college philosophy class. This extraordinary movie weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God.

Please join us for this free family night activity. Refreshments will be served before the movie starts and during intermission. The folks at Elmer Presbyterian Church look forward to seeing you.

The Elmer Presbyterian Church is located at 107 Chestnut Street (diagonally across from Schalick’s) in Elmer (tel 856-358-8888). The church is handicap accessible and there’s plenty of parking)

 

 

ELMER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TALENT SHOW and COVERED DISH DINNER

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Borrowing very loosely from the popular TV reality show, “America’s Got Talent” the folks at Elmer Presbyterian church had their own “EPC’s Got Talent” show and Covered Dish Dinner on Saturday, March 21st.

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After enjoying a dinner consisting of several entrees, side dishes and wonderful desserts, the group got down to business. Charlie Puff, host for the evening, led off the show by telling everyone that this was a local version of the national event, and those who were approved by the judges would “go onto the state competition” (there, of course, being no such thing!). Charlie then introduced the judges, Bonnie McWilliams, Mouris Yousef and Donna Stone, whose job it was to comment on and “pass” or “fail” the contestants.

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The first contestants were members of The Way’s Junior Youth, who used sounds they made with their hands, feet and voices to make it seem like a thunderstorm was coming, then pouring rain with thunder and lightning, and finally leaving, making way for sunshine. It was an interesting piece of performance art that gathered three “yes” votes from the judges. The next contestant, Mary Vineyard, offered a “variety of pieces with the spoken word”. She, too, captured the judges’ attention and received all “yes” votes. The Way Senior Youth next offered an improvisational comedy routine, where they-and some of their leaders-would start a “scene” only to be quickly interrupted by another person taking the sketch in another direction. This fine example of improv comedy pulled in three “yes” votes from the judges. The next contestants were Madison Holtz, Adelane Sulik and Sophia Riccio offering a ballet with vocal accompaniment. The audience was enthralled with the “spring is coming” air of the performance, and so, too were the judges with a unanimous “yes” vote.

 

The next contestant, known by almost all in attendance, was Charles “Bud” Stone, retired concert pianist and now organist for the church. The audience settled in, anticipating a performance worthy of Carnegie Hall. But while Bud did offer a wonderfully lighthearted piece that seemed masterfully done to his audience, the judges were not nearly as impressed. Halfway through his performance the first judge, Donna Stone, put up her big Red X sign, showing that she did not like the presentation and voted ‘no’. The two other judges held back, waiting until Bud was finished, before offering their final thoughts, with Bonnie McWilliams wondering aloud what Bud did with the money his mother gave him for piano lessons, because it was obvious he spent it elsewhere. Both judges joined the first with their Red X’s held high, making Charles Stone the first contestant of the night voted off the contest.

 

the judges FullSizeRenderNext was The Way’s Youth Group leaders, Karen Cerefice, Kelly Terelli, Sheri Vega, Jim Vega, Paul Trumbull and Allison Downer, with an energetic demonstration of their new invention “The Enlargement Machine”.

The Ladies

 

Right before the audience’s eyes, the group magically changed small items into big items, such as a washcloth that became a bath towel, and a shoe string that became a big rope. Those watching were somewhat skeptical to say the least, but the judges were enthralled, giving the group three big “yes” votes. Blanche Thompson, the next contestant immediately quieted the audience when she walked on stage, her dignified manner reflecting one gifted with the art of bringing words to life. As she waited for her chair to be brought out, those present respectfully focused their full attention on her coming words as she presented a dramatic reading of “A Letter From a Mother To Her Son”, which began “I’m writing this slow ‘cause I know you can’t read fast.” Virtually brought to tears, the audience offered a sitting ovation when she was done. The judges, rendered speechless, could only give three thumbs up-signifying their “yes” votes. The final act of the night was Linda Kiesel, Mary Vineyard and Becky Puff as three “Leftover” singers from the movie “Sister Act” singing “My Guy (My God)”. With a final round of applause and three “yes” votes from the judges the evening came to a close.

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An evening of good food, fun and Christian fellowship was enjoyed by all. If you would like to become a part of this wonderful church family, please call the Elmer Presbyterian Church at 856-358-8888 for more information.

 

The Elmer Presbyterian Church is located at 107 Chestnut Street (Rt. 40) in Elmer, at the intersection of Rt. 40 and Front Street. The church is handicap accessible, with parking available behind the church. If you would like information about any of our worship services or programs, or need transportation, please call 856-358-8888.