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December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 27
Church sets Christmas services
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 96 East
Allendale Road in Saddle River, will hold a 4 p.m. Christ-
mas Family Service with Holy Communion, a 6:30 p.m.
Holy Communion Service, and an 11 p.m. Festival Service
with Holy Communion and Gospel Procession on Christ-
mas Eve, Dec. 24.
The Christmas Day services will be held at 10 a.m. and
will feature Christmas Lessons and Carols.
The church is led by Pastor Rev. Wesley W. Smith, II
Ph.D. ‘Coffee Talk’ group to meet
Join the Upper Saddle River Library for a new book
group, Coffee Talk, with Alice, Ann, and Camille, on the
second Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. With three dif-
ferent personalities moderating the group, there is sure to
be lively conversation. Refreshments will be provided.
For Jan. 8, the title will be “Innocent Blood” by P.D.
James. Sign up and pick up a copy of the novel at the circu-
lation desk. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at
245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River.
Register for baseball and softball
Online registration is underway for the 2009 Ho-Ho-
Kus/Saddle River Baseball and Softball programs. Parents
can sign up their children in kindergarten through grade
nine by accessing the HHK/SR Baseball and Softball
Association website at http://www.hhksrbsa.com/home.
html. The cost for registration is $90 for children in kinder-
garten and grade one, and $115 for children in grades two
through nine. Registration ends Jan. 6.
Yoga classes offered
Get in shape with the Upper Saddle River Library’s new
yoga instructor, Jennifer Cece. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 6 at
9:45 a.m. there will be an all levels class. At 11 a.m., there
will be a brand new class for seniors called “Gentle Stretch
Yoga.” Cece’s classes are designed to develop physical goals
such as strength, coordination, and ﬂexibility, and will
relieve stress and anxiety and sharpen mental focus. The
cost is $60 for 10 classes. Enrollment is limited. The Upper
Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake Street in Upper
Novels at Night to discuss ‘The Island’
The Upper Saddle River Library’s Novels at Night book
Church hosts Christmas Charity Tea
The ﬁrst annual Christmas charity tea hosted recently by the Church of the Presentation was an overwhelming success,
garnering hundreds of donated items for the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and the Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource
Center in Hawthorne. The festive affair, sponsored by the church’s Women’s Spirituality Ministry, gave the opportunity
to 20 women to hostess a table with Christmas-themed decorations and ﬁnger food for their invited guests who brought
donations for charities. Table themes ranged from the Victorian era to the chic and whimsical. Chairperson Sue Furey
who christened the event “Lighting the Way to the Christmas Season” thanked the many participants with “You are a
Light in My Life.” Sue’s husband Paul Furey directed a wait staff of 20 men dressed in holiday aprons with white shirts
and black pants. Among the waiters were Pastor Bob Stagg and Father Lope. The audience all joined in singing Christmas
carols with soloist Debra Lynch. The speaker for the evening was Sister Mary Ann Collins, a Dominican Sister currently
chaplain in the medical unit of the Bedford Hills Corrections Facility in New York.
club will meet Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The book for discussion
will be “The Island” by Victoria Hislop.
Novels at Night meets the ﬁrst Wednesday of every
month. For a list of future novels and meeting dates, pick
up a ﬂyer at the USR Library or view online at uppersad-
dleriverlibrary.org. The Upper Saddle River Library is located at 245 Lake
Street, Upper Saddle River.