Our Church Community: 2017 - 2018

We are an active, engaged, and lively congregation

whose membership spans decades and generations.

You are warmly invited to get to know us

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EpiphanyStar2018Did you pick your Epiphany star?

ClothingDriveMinute2018The Clothing Drive Minute for Mission had us chuckling     ClothingDrive2018The kids show us the stacks of donations



Caroling2018 .1Caroling connects us with folks who are home-bound     Caroling2018 .2The young and young-at-heart share Christmas joy

ChirstmasKids2018The kids made ornaments to decorate their very own tree     ChristmasPagaent2018The children's Christmas play is too cute for words

Christmas2018 .2Poinsettias donated to the memory of loved ones     Christmas2018All decked out for Christmas

ChristmasConcert2017 .1We made "The Journey to Bethlehem" with the mighty Chancel Choir     ChristmasConcert2017 .2The Christmas concert was a jewel in the crown of the Christmas Season

Movies2017 .1We gathered at Regal Cinema to see "The Star"     Movies2017 .2A nice time together despite the hustle of the holidays

Jerry2017Jerry, as irascible and fun-loving as ever, enjoys a break with the choir     Youth2017Our Sr High youth group feels the need for speed


SSAndYouthTree2017 .1Our Sunday school and youth students pose in front of their tree     Christmas tree_youth_2017The kids' tree proudly adorned with handmade ornaments



concertOur Christmas concert returns! December 10 at 6 and 9 p.m.

ConstructionPlans2018 .1Our renovation plans are shared with the congregation        ConstructionPlans2018 .3Oscar has seen many changes in his 75+ years as a member

 ConstructionPlans2018 .2Pastor Nick explains a few details     ConstructionPlans2018 .4The finer points are discussed


DeaconsTDayBoxes2017 .1Our deacons at work preparing Thanksgiving meals for the food pantry     DeaconsTDayBoxes2017 .213 complete meals packed with lots of left overs!

stewardship .1The culmination of our stewardship drive     stewardship .2One of the stewardship perks

stewardship .3Our "Growing Our Faith" tree     stewardship .4It's not a party until there's cake!

clean up_.1Fall clean up day: a tradition     clean up_.2A labor of love




dinnerOur Sr high youth prepared a feast to support their upcoming mission trip     van ensCongrats to Rev Jack Van Ens on his 45 years in ministry

Apples .1America's Grow-a-Row apple harvest     Apples .2Mmmmm, the aroma is delightful

Apples .3Another bucket of delicious fruit     Apples .4Gleaning dropped apples

NewMembers2017 .1We welcome new members     NewMembers2017 .2So grateful for new members!

Pumpkins2017 .1Trauger's Farm Stand & punkin' pickin'     Pumpkins2017 .2Painted faces and pumpkins




RallyDay2017.1Always great food at AFPC's Rally Day     RallyDay2017.2Rally Day fun with the kiddos

RallyDay2017.3Rally Day and churchwide picnic     RallyDay2017.4Friends from near and far


VBS2017.1"Hero Central" at AFPC     VBS2017.2God gives us the strength we need

VBS2017.3Super heroes are strong and focused     VBS2017.4Spirits soar at vacation Bible school


YouthMission2017Our mission participants visit Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia      YouthMission2017.2Hard mission work demands a Philly cheese-steak break 



Mackenzie becomes a child of God at her baptism
        VastolaWedding2017Congratulations to Jen and Gino! May the Lord bless you now and always. 



LDFA.1Laughs and love while sewing for Little Dresses for Africa.org   LDFA.2Our little dresses will go to those who need them most in Africa

AGAR.2Planting teeny sweet potatoes at America's Grow-a-Row

 AGAR.1The rain didn't dampen our enthusiasm: The mud was an unexpected delight for some!

HygieneKit2017.1Assembling our Hygiene Kits for Church World Services     HygieneKit2017.2

                                                                      Even the littlest hands help with the kits

Our 70+ year members who are one of our greatest blessings





          Confirmation 2017.2Welcome to our newest members: The Confirmation Class of 2017!      Confirmation 2017Confirmation Class of 2017 and their mentors



FunRun2017.1Youth fund raiser at Alexandria Park    FunRun2017.2Fun Run for the Sr High mission trip


PalmSunday.1Palm Sunday processional     PalmSunday.2Sing Hosanna!  

CareToShare2017.1Order among chaos at our Care to Share activities night     CareToShare2017.2Care to Share goodies all boxed up and ready to go!

CareToShare2017SSPrepThe Sunday school preps for the big Care-to-Share service project     CrossRaisingGroup2017A brief service on Palm Sunday by the cross with the confirmands

CrossRaisingStudents2017Confirmation students work on raising the cross     CrossRaisingStudentsMentors2017Confirmands and their mentors by the raised cross





SSRockClimbing.1The elementary Sunday schoolers go rock climbing     SSRockClimbing.2Little but mighty! There's nothing that can keep them down

Church in_the_snowThe church stands strong during the 2017 blizzard     SrHighYouthVertiquest.1Our Sr High youth scale the heights at VertiQuest in Bridgewater, NJ


YouthSunday2017.6          Youth Sunday = sweet cake           and sweeter smiles     YouthSunday2017.1The 4th-6th graders showed us we have "the right attitude"

YouthSunday2017.2Hats off to our greeters, ushers, and collection takers     YouthSunday2017.3Who can forget the rappin' sermon by the Jr Highs?

YouthSunday2017.4Artwork provided by the Pre-K and Kindergarten class     YouthSunday2017.5The Senior Highs served as our able worship assistants




GameDay2017.1Game Day: The challenge is on     GameDay2017.3More Game Day: Fun for all ages!


     GameDay2017.2Using our brains on Game Day     



Scout Sunday: Duty to God



Bibles presented to our 3rd graders
     bibles.2So eager to dive into their new Bibles




swap.2Food, laughs, friendship, and gifts at the Yankee Swap     swap.1It's always a surprise to open a swapped gift     


go karts.1Sr High youth group rarin' to go!     go karts.2The need for speed!

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