Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

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Don’t miss church this Sunday!!


Rev. Lindner will preach on “Setting a Large Table.”  We will commission the CROP walkers for the afternoon.  It’s not too late to sign up, and/or to contribute to raise funds to address human hunger at home and around the world.

Reminder that the LUNCH & LUTHER series on the Reformation will continue on Tuesdays, Oct. 17th and 24th.  You bring a sandwich, we will provide soup and beverages.

Remember to sign up ASAP in the Narthex for a photo appointment for the PCAT Pictorial Church Directory.  Photo dates are November 7, 8, and 9 in Jim Henry Hall.


Improvements to our Buildings and Grounds

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Improvements to Our Buildings and Grounds

We have been experiencing a flurry of activity in and around our church this spring and summer.  Some of it is obvious, but a lot of it has been done quietly behind the scenes.  We want to let all of you know about what has been going on!!

In the spring Trustee Chris Smith power washed the kitchen in Jim Henry Hall and put up new wire shelving on the kitchen walls in both our kitchens. This helped to provide valuable extra storage space in the kitchens and enabled us to gain much needed counter space.  Also in the Church House kitchen, the Deacons purchased a new microwave oven; replacing the original microwave from 1991.

In early June under the leadership of Rev Lindner, we purchased 64 new LifeTime folding chairs for the Church House and a new area rug for one of the Sunday School classrooms with funds from our 150th Anniversary Capital Campaign.

 Over the final two weeks in June the office staff; Karen Baron, Rick Bower and Rod MacKenzie, negotiated new contracts for our telephone and internet services to come from Optimum along with all new telephone equipment that replaced our 25 year old office telephones.  The office staff also negotiated a contract with a local technology company to replace the office Xerox copy machine with a new Samsung X7400GX laser office printer/copier.   We were able to realize savings of greater than $100.00 per month over our present lease and contractual agreements with each of these negotiations.

This spring the Trustees approved a major repair to the heating and electrical systems located within the north wall of the main sanctuary following a water leak in the pipes to the radiator in that area of the sanctuary.  Our main church is now 67 years old and experiencing lots of leaks and cracks in its old bones and blood vessels.

This summer the Trustees approved two large projects on our grounds.  One is the repaving of part of the driveway leading down from Magnolia Avenue to the main parking lot. The second project is to replace and upgrade the front steps and patio area at the entrance to the main sanctuary.  And the Trustees partnered with the Session and the Grace and Love congregation to replace the church sign on Magnolia Avenue as detailed earlier.

 Please stop by and have a look at all our improvements when you have a chance.


Dedication of Our church Sign and Garden

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Dedication of our Church Sign and Garden 

On September 17, 2017 at 11:45 am following worship, we will join on the front lawn in a brief service of dedication of our new church sign.  We will be joined by members of the Grace and Love congregation as we commemorate our shared house of worship symbolized by our new sign.

We will also dedicate the flowerbed surrounding the sign as a memorial honoring Margaret Williams, Rev. Lindner’s late mother.  In part, this new bed is supported by gifts given to the church in honor of Margaret Williams.


The Pastor's Pen

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For Every Heart a Home

Volume 7, Issue 4                                                                                                                                                Fall 2017


The Pastor’s Pen 

Friends in Christ,

     As we re-gather at summer’s end, we resume our active parish life which is outlined in the pages which follow.  This year as we reconvene, we will observe the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s bold act which ignited the Protestant Reformation.  On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg.  Those theses, or ideas, called for the drastic reform of the Church.

     It is easy to pinpoint when the Reformation began but harder to discern if and when it will end.  Indeed, a major concept of the Reformation is the notion that in every age the church must continue to change in order to faithfully proclaim the Gospel in changing circumstances.




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Presby Viewers – 

 will gather on Sunday, September 10, at 3 PM at the home of Don and Viki Shima, 62 Inness Rd, Tenafly. This meeting will feature the film “LION,” directed by Garth Davis, and starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.  This gripping, autobiographical story features a five-year-old Indian boy, who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia.  25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.  BRING KLEENEX!





Our Church

Upcoming Events

Thu Oct 19, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 09:30pm
Essence Group - Thursday Evening
Sat Oct 21, 2017 @10:00am - 01:00pm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:15am -
Choir Rehearsal
Sun Nov 05, 2017 @10:30am - 11:30am
Communion Sunday

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