“Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers?” “I will with God’s help.” - The Baptismal Covenant, BCP, p. 304
You’re invited to share with us in celebrations & remembrances – worship, spiritual growth, small groups and big community events, in music and the arts, in outreach and service.
Here’s what’s coming up in 2018…
Newcomers Sunday is February 11…we welcome those who have begun worshipping with us in the past two years, with short bios, gifts, and a festive Reception. Join us!
The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is February 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pancakes (IHOP batter – good!), sausage, applesauce, ice cream. $6/adults, $3/kids supports our youth ministries. At about 7:15 p.m. kids are invited upstairs to the church by the rector to “Hide the Alleluias” and get a quick intro to LENT.
Our Famous Lenten Soup Supper will be on Wednesday, March 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ten to twelve HOMEMADE soups, with desserts. BYOB x 2 (Bring Your Own Bowl and B….). $8 supports our pastoral ministries.
Some past events, that will happen again in 2018….!
Our last ALL PARISH OPEN HOUSE was a PICNIC on Sunday, June 25, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Regan home in Cresskill. If you’d like to host a future open house in your home, please contact our Wardens Roberta and Carol, or Andrea Pieper, Parish Life Chair, to set the date and organize.
Our COUNTRY FAIR was held on November 3 (Preview Dinner) and November 4, 2017 (Fair). All are welcome to our famous fall fair – with Silent Auction (furniture, art, rare items), Tricky Tray (lots of baskets), Bake Booth (all homemade!), Serendipity Boutique (china, glass, collectibles, jewelry), Books, Children’s Corner (gently used toys and clothes), Holiday Booth, Country Kitchen (beef chili, butternut squash soup, hot dogs, turkey sandwiches, salad, beverages).
Our Parish Christmas Party was held on Saturday, January 30 at 5 p.m. at the Rectory in Englewood. The party always follows our caroling – this year beginning at 2:45 p.m., singing for homebound parishioners in Cresskill and Tenafly, and folks at BrightSide Manor in Teaneck.
LABYRINTH - The Labyrinth (with patio and bench) is now OPEN again for the spring – summer – fall. Walk the labyrinth at any time. Brochures have also been prepared with information and suggested meditations, and are available inside (and occasionally on the bench outside.) Walking the Labyrinth will be part of our Sunday morning worship on Pentecost, June 4, weather permitting.
REFRESHMENTS: Every Sunday church members volunteer to offer refreshments after the 10 am service. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with those we know. In the summer, we have one 9 am service in the A/C Chapel with refreshments immediately afterwards in the A/C Reception Room.
SMALL GROUPS for spiritual growth and fellowship are detailed on our Adult Ministries page. Join us for Discovery Nights, Bible Study, Book Group, Quiet Days, and the annual fall Adult Education Retreat.
DURING THE CHURCH YEAR, Atonement holds a number of opportunities to gather and get to know each other better, such as: The Country Fair in the fall, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the winter, the Parish Soup Supper during Lent, the Newcomers’ Brunch, All Parish Open Houses at parishioners’ homes, and a variety of refreshments after concerts and special services.