2016 Speaker Series

2016 Speaker Series

Greenwich Presbyterian Church   

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

Tel. 856-451-3513;  website – www.greenwichpresnj.org

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 January 22, February 26 and March 25, 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 JANUARY 22, 2016       7-8PMLisa Stewart Garrison

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.


Friday FEBRUARY 26, 2016      7-8PM

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           7-8PM

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.