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 We have great photos of recent events for you to see

Our Vacation Bible School

Our Concert, Fall 2011

Our Bishop's visit

Jockey Hollow Swim Party

Tricky Tray

Mass on the Grass, the Blessing of the animals

Halloween Party

The Christmas Eve Christmas Pageant

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Confirmation May 2011

Mardi Gras party with pancake races

Note: The password is Chester


Our Thrift Shop "St. Elsie's Closet" is open Thursdays: 1 - 5 PM, Fridays: & Saturdays: 10 AM - 2 PM

We offer clothing and accessories for women, men, young adults, children, and infants.  Plus and petite sizes as well.  We also offer a small house wares section..   To donate, call the office at 908-879-7208 or email us.  Donations are also accepted during hours of operation.  We accept gentle used seasonal clothing and accessories only. 

It is located in the lower level of the building, at the back. 

Park either in front of the lower building or in the parking lot on the upper level (when the snow has gone)

Follow the signs.

We are handicap accessible, there are no stairs to climb to reach the Thrift Shop.

Diane says, "Please visit our Thrift Shop this week! Great bargains!   

To see more details and confirm this invitation, follow the link below:


Book 'N Movie Night next meets on Tuesday May 8

The monthly gathering of Book 'N Movie Night will meet again on the April 10 at 6:45 pm.

Tricky Tray 2012 -save the date September 8

Our next wonderful Tricky Tray is on Saturday September 8.  Do plan to be with us that evening.  Already we have many baskets planned and star prizes such as a 32 inch flat screen TV and two tickets for the next Westminster Dog Show.

Swim party & grill - July 1 is our next date: 12 noon - 4 pm

Our annual swim party and grill will be held again at the Girl Scout camp site in Mendham Township. The pool is wonderful and safe for kids, life guards will be on duty. The pavilion is comfortable; it even hasfans.  The food will be delicious and all who wish to make their own s'mores for dessert can do so over a wood fire.  

Charge: Adults $10 and children (aged 5 - 12) $5, inclusive of pool, lunch and site fees.  No charge for children under 5.

Vacation Bible School - back again this summer

August 13 - 17 from 9am - 12 noon we offer another fun filled and spiritually uplifting week of interactive Bible stories, songs, games and activities for kids aged 3-8.  The kids will be grouped according to age and the activities will all be age appropriate.  Parents can stay for as long or short a time as they wish.  It will be free but we encourage donations for the Chester food pantry and accept donations for the program. 

Bible Study at Messiah

The day group meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the lower hall. 

The evening session meets during the program year on Mondays at 7:30 pm in the conference room following 7:00 pm Evening Prayer in the church. The readings for each week are in the weekly bulletin.  We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke

Lunch Book Group

It meets Tuesdays at Messiah on the lower level, at 12 noon
Our current book is Spiritual ClassicsEach week's reading and destination is listed in the Sunday announcements.  We

will be bringing our own lunches so pack or tote your meal; coffee and/or water will be served while we discuss.

Knitting group

It meets on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6 pm.  It is for beginners who wish to learn as well as for more experienced knitters who want to help teach or just come and knit with others, sharing patterns and conversation. 

After just one week you will be in the process of knitting a scarf.  We meet on the lower level, yarn and needles are provided or you can bring your own.  Questions - contact Margaret at the office 908 879 5736.

Contemplative/Centering Prayer

It meets every Tuesday at 8am in the church.  You are welcome to join our group for 30 minutes of quiet prayer.  Other times are possible too, contact the rector if you are interested

Homeless Solutions

Our next dates are Saturday May 19 and Tuesday May 29.  We invite anyone who wishes to help, to sign up in the parish hall.  We serve on two dates each odd numbered month

Annual Mission trip : We went to The Seamen’s Institute, Port Newark

We were working with the staff at the Seamen’s Church Institute at Port Newark   We are now much more aware of the needs of the mariners and encourage everyone to help support them by knitting scarves and hats.  Contact us for knitting instructions.

The annual Festival of Trees is the fund raiser for the SRC.  This year it will be held December 1 - 8.  The team of volunteers welcomes anyone who is interested in helping plan FOT 2012; contact the SRC Program Director (SRC link on the Home Page.)

The theme for 2012 is "A Time to Remember"





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