Villadom Times Weekly Newspaper Online - December 24, 2008 Issue
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Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • December 24, 2008
Redeemer Church celebrates Christmas
The Nativity of Our Lord will be celebrated with three
different Christmas Eve services on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at
the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 55 Wyckoff Avenue
in Ramsey. Christmas Eve will begin with the Family Ser-
vice at 5 p.m. This brief service includes the reading of les-
sons by children of the church, singing numerous carols,
sharing a children’s sermon given by the Rev. Dr. Carol
Brighton, and enjoying a birthday cake for Baby Jesus.
At 7 and 9 p.m., the congregation will gather for Candle-
light Services of Holy Communion. These services include
the reading of the Christmas gospel, a sermon by Pastor
Brighton, anthems by the adult choir, performances by spe-
cial instrumentalists, and the sharing of the Eucharist as a
gift to any Christian regardless of his or her denomination.
At the end of the service, each worshiper will light a candle
for hope and peace and sing “Silent Night.”
Redeemer is barrier-free and has large print books and
aids available for those who are hearing impaired. Every-
one is invited. For more information, call (201) 327-0148 or
Christmas schedule announced
Saint John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, located on
the corner of Franklin Turnpike and East Main Street in
Ramsey, will celebrate Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) with a
Family Service at 5 p.m. and a Candlelight and Caroling
Service at 10:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at
10 a.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Church School is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30
a.m. from September through June for children ages
three through 14. Saint John’s also offers an active youth
group program for teens in grades seven through 12. Baby
care is available every Sunday during the 10 a.m. ser-
vice for children under age three. For more information
about Saint John’s, call (201) 327-0703 or e-mail stjohns-
firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is www.stjohnsramsey.
org. Church celebrates holiday season
The First Presbyterian Church of Ramsey will offer a
Living Nativity on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. This
dramatic offering, open to the community, will include
live animals, professional lighting, and meditative music.
This reenactment will take place on the church lawn facing
Shuart Lane. This is a walk-up or drive-by experience.
The production has received both local and international
acclaim, and will be led by Joel Robertson, Broadway actor
and co-director of Northern New Jersey’s Action Theater
Conservatory. The Annual Christmas Pageant will be presented on
Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. The pageant features music,
drama, and liturgical dance by the Children’s Performing
Arts Program. The cast will present a dramatic staging of
the Nativity with a thematic emphasis on the role of the
Annunciation of Mary in our own lives.
The Candlelight Celebration will be at 10:30 p.m. on
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Men’s Choir will sing Christ-
mas carols beginning at 10:30 p.m. At 11 p.m. an intimate
evening candlelight service will be held, featuring the
Chancel Choir and traditional music selected to enliven
the spiritual impact of this holy season. The First Presby-
terian Church in Ramsey is located at 15 Shuart Lane in
Ramsey. Market Day at Dater School
Market Day is a monthly opportunity to save time while
providing support for Dater School. A wide variety of
products are available including low-fat, low-calorie, and
all-natural food options. Anyone interested in participat-
ing may contact Amy Reisﬁ eld at (201) 327-3474 or place
an order at www.marketday.com by Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Order forms may also be returned directly to Dater School
by Tuesday, Dec. 23. The pickup day will be Tuesday, Jan.
6 between 3 and 4 p.m.
Friends group sponsors programs, fundraisers
The Friends of the Ramsey Library is selling 2009 Book
Lovers’ Calendars this season to enhance children’s ser-
vices and cultural arts programs throughout the year. The
calendars will be available at the reception and during reg-
This winter, FORL will sponsor a jazz performance
featuring the Jimmie Divine Quartet and a vintage instru-
ments guitar concert with Ken Lelen. FORL will also spon-
sor a book sale in the spring. Check out the library website
at www.ramseylibrary.org or call (201) 327-1445 for more
information. Final Centennial event set
Concluding Ramsey’s Centennial year will be the New
Year’s Eve Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $155
per person. The gala will be held at The Woodcliff Lake
Hilton. For more information and to order tickets, log on to
celebrateramsey2008.org or call (201) 825-1350.
Holiday Gift Drive announced
Ramsey Responds is seeking donors for its annual
Holiday Gift Drive to help brighten the holiday season
for Ramsey’s neediest residents. Residents are invited to
“adopt” a family or an individual. Donations of any size
are welcome. Visa or American Express gift cards in
any denomination would be especially appreciated. Call
Ramsey Responds at (201) 312-4843.
Russian art exhibit at library
Ramsey Public Library, in sponsorship with Barbara
Winski of Upper Saddle River, will be presenting the
exhibit “Land and Its People through the Eyes of Russian
Artists” during the month of December. For information
call (201) 327-6967, or phone the library at (201) 327-1445.
This exhibit represents the works of six contemporary
Russian artists who continue the traditions of Russian real-
ism from the turn of the century. Artist Yurl Maianenkov
is an outstanding Moscow artist who is famous for his plein
air landscapes of Moscow and the Russian provinces and
for his unique portraits of his contemporaries. His works
have recently been selected for the collection of the State
Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
The artists represented in this exhibit span a number of
generations, yet they are united by the classic realism tradi-
tion, a deep devotion to their homeland, and an exception-
ally high level of artistic professionalism. Each one of the
artists has earned a graduate degree in art and is a member
of the Union of Artists of Russia, a highly regarded profes-
sional organization. Their names are well known in Russia
and Europe, and their works have been acquired by muse-
ums, galleries, and private collectors in the United States,
Italy, France, England, and Germany.
The exhibit provides an opportunity to experience
Russia through the eyes of Russian artists and to discover
the history, culture, and humanity underlying the Russia of
bygone years and the Russia of today.
The Ramsey Public Library is located at 30 Wyckoff
Avenue in Ramsey.
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