Monthly Archives: February 2016

2016 Lenten and Easter Events

2016 Lenten and Easter Events

Lenten and Easter Events at GPC


Soup Supper and Lenten Video Series Extended

“Who Is This Man” by John Ortberg continues on Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 16 and 23 (new date to make up for lost session on March 2). Please join us any time!

Upcoming topics include “A Revolution in Humanity” (March 2) “The Power of Forgiveness” (March 9) “Why It’s a Small World After All” (March 16) and “Three Days That Changed the World” (March 23.) A wonderful Soup Supper begins at 6 p.m. each evening and the video series begins about 6:45 p.m..


Palm Sunday, March 20

Bring your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren to the narthex at 9:45 a.m. to line up for the Palm Sunday Processional. We will dress the children in Bible-time costumes and recreate Jesus’ historic arrival in Jerusalem.


Maundy Thursday Service, March 24

Please join us for a Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by a moving Tenebrae Service with communion in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.  Tenebrae is the Latin word for shadows or darkness. The purpose of the Tenebrae gathering is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion, making it a solemn and thought-provoking service.


Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public, children 10 and under are invited to hunt for eggs, a symbol of new life, at GPC.  (Older youth and teens are invited to help with the event!) The hunt will be held rain or shine and will also feature a special guest and  some special activities.





Activities for Easter Sunday, March 27


Sunrise Service

Join us for the community Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at the end of Ye Greate Street, outside the old Friends Meeting.  Area pastors and musicians will provide worship as the sun comes up!


Breakfast at GPC

Join us after the sunrise service for a hearty breakfast prepared for you by the talented cooks at GPC.  Free and open to the public, all are welcome! You do not have to be Presbyterian or attended the sunrise service to come in and chow down!


Worship at GPC at 10 a.m.

Join us for our traditional Easter Service at 10 a.m. with familiar Easter hymns, a short message and the traditional and lovely “flowering of the cross,” where we fill a wooden cross with fresh flowers. There will be some flowers on hand and gardeners are also welcome to bring their own.







Speaker Series for 2016

Speaker Series for 2016

Greenwich Presbyterian Church  

P. O. Box 34, 630 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 08323

Tel. 856-451-3513;  website –

Rev. Beth Thomas, Pastor


The Greenwich Presbyterian Church will sponsor a Speaker’s Series during the winter months to bring the community together to explore local history and topics of interest affecting our community today.  Our GPC Speaker’s Series this year will be held on Friday February 26 and March 25, April 22, 2016 from 7-8 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the church.  Please come and bring your neighbor to enjoy the following presentations followed by light refreshments.


Friday FEBRUARY 26, 2016      7-8 PM

Dr. Larry Niles’ presentation on SAVING THE DELAWARE BAYSHORE FOR THE BENEFIT OF RURAL COMMUNITIES will focus on the ongoing battle to save the horseshoe crab and the Artic-nesting shorebirds that depend on them to complete their long distance flights to their breeding areas.  This battle reflects the challenges facing all wildlife on the Delaware Bay and provides a practical framework to restore the bay to its past glory. Dr. Niles, a biologist, is presently pursuing independent research and management projects on shorebird ecology and conservation and habitat conservation through planning and restoration.  He and his wife, Amanda Dey, were a part of the PBS Nature documentary “Crash:  A Tale of Two Species”.


Friday MARCH 25, 2016           7-8 PM

By popular demand, local Greenwich resident, photographer, and author Steve Hancock will revisit GROWING UP IN BACON’S NECK exploring favorite past times from the mid 1940’s to the 1960’s. Bring your memories to share with others.


Friday April 22, 2016       7-8 PM

(Postponed from an earlier date)

Freedom Seekers, Free People of Color and Communities of Faith: Investigating the Story of the Underground Railroad in and around Greenwich, NJ. A presentation examining the origins, actions, and interactions of early communities of faith in Western Cumberland County in aiding and anchoring the settlement and safe passage of freedom seekers in their midst. Lisa Stewart Garrison, a storyteller and cultural historian, is organizing several Underground Railroad tours in and around Greenwich in 2016, developed through a partnership with Historic Bethel Othello AME Church in Springtown, Greenwich Friends Meeting and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Bridgeton.