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News and Events - November, 2008

New Pipe Organ Taking Shape

The new components of our pipe organ, along with the newly refurbished pipes from the old organ, were delivered on Monday, October 13. The Peragallo Pipe Organ Company has started to assemble the organ, a process that will take several weeks. Photos of the installation are available.. During November, the electrical and air supply systems will be installed, then all 2,869 pipes will be voiced and tuned. Watch this space for an announcement of the Sunday when the organ will first be heard in worship. You can also see photos of the organ being built in the Peragallo workshops during August and September and October.

Holiday Bazaar on November 22

A Holiday Bazaar to raise funds for the Capital Improvement Program will be held at the church on Saturday, November 22, from 10 AM – 6 PM. Events include:
Craft Sale Vendor Sale Bake Sale Holiday Gifts Homemade Jam
Homemade Soup & Sandwich Lunch Prizes Used Book Sale
Children's Shopping Area Thrift Shop Open All Day

Get your holiday shopping done early at our Holiday Bazaar. Treat yourself to lunch (call to make a reservation or just walk-in).

For more information call the church office at 973-743-1796

Vendors and crafters: there are still a few tables available.

Advent Arts Workshop on November 29

The Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green is preparing for the upcoming holiday season with an Advent Arts Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 29th, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. For over forty-six years, this event has been a wonderful and exciting tradition and an important part of the church’s history. The Advent Arts Workshop theme for 2008 is “The Coming of Christ.”

Beginning with our Christmas crafts for children & adults, participants will create advent wreaths and ornaments that will assist in keeping a focus on the true meaning of Christmas during the Advent season. This is a delightful afternoon for everyone, and fills the church with music and lots of laughter and good fellowship.

FREE - Professional Family Group Photos for the holidays will be taken!

Christmas Crafts will include: Angels, Shepherds, Doves, Paint a Manger Scene, Star of Bethlehem, My Christmas Blessings Booklets, Tree Ornaments, Stain Glass Ornaments, Acrylic Paintings, Peanut & Seed Pinecones, Model Magic Clay Ornaments, and more! Christmas cards will be created for our soldiers overseas, and Christmas food bags will be printed and decorated for the food pantry.

Also the “World’s Longest Violet & White Advent Chain” will be created! The proper color for Advent is VIOLET, which signifies a period of penitence and preparation for the coming of the King. White represents purity, righteousness, and light.

So bring your relatives and friends, all Bloomfield Township and surrounding community residents are invited to attend this wonderful program, which is open to the public. The Advent Arts Workshop begins in the gym with Arts & Crafts 1- 3pm, Family Group Photos & Christmas Carols at 3pm. This exciting event will close with Personal Pan Pizza & Holiday Refreshments.

Pre-reservations are required for pizza because seating is limited, thank you.

Admission is FREE of charge with donations gladly being accepted. There is a $5.00 suggested donation per family for the making of an advent wreath featuring live greens, decorations, and advent candles.

For more information and pizza reservations please call Debra M. Cook, Creative Arts Director, at 973 680-0254.

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