December 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 23 Religious Notes (continued from page 22) The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. with a pageant and singing by the children of the parish. All are invited and refreshments will follow. For more information of this service contact the education office at (201) 447-1776. Advent Lutheran readies for Christmas Advent Lutheran Church, 777 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, is celebrating the season with two Christmas Eve services: Family Devotions will be held at 5 p.m., and the Candlelight Communion will be at 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, there will be a Christmas Communion at 10 a.m. Advent Lutheran is barrier-free and offers hearing devices, and large print bulletins and hymnals. For more information, call (201) 891-1031 or visit online at adventwyckoff. org. Abundant Life holds holiday services Abundant Life Reformed Church, 475 Lafayette Avenue, Wyckoff, will hold a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. Contact Abundant Life at (201) 444-8038 or Presbyterian Church offers candlelight service The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes will hold the annual candlelight Christmas Eve service on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. led by the Rev. Vern Dethmers. All are welcome. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road in Franklin Lakes. Celebrations at Cedar Hill Cedar Hill Church in Wyckoff is offering a variety of services in celebration of Christmas. The Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Brown will present “Angels: The Heralds.” On Sunday, Dec. 27, the only service will be held at 10:30 a.m. For New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, there will be an Old Year’s Evening Service at 7 p.m. Rev. Brown will offer “With a Sense of the Past and Future.” On Sunday, Jan. 3, Rev. Brown will deliver “A Plan for the Fullness of Time.” Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. The church is barrier-free. Call (201) 652-4277. Holy Cross announces services Holy Cross, located at 125 Glasgow Terrace in Mahwah, has planned two services for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The family service is planned for 5:30 p.m. The traditional Christmas service will be held at 10 p.m. Holy Communion will be offered at both services. There will be a Christmas Morning Hymn Sing on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, at 10:25 a.m. For more information, call the church at (201) 529-2117 or visit Power House prepares for Christmas Power House Christian Church, 500 West Main Street, Wyckoff, is preparing for Christmas with three services on Christmas Eve: a family service at 5:30 p.m., which will include a special puppet show presented by the Pearl Puppet Theater; a 7:30 p.m. service that will feature candlelight and a traditional feel; and an 11:30 p.m. service for solemn reflection. For more information, call (201) 540-1993 or visit Letters to the Editor (continued from page 20) Dear Editor: The year is almost over, and the celebrations associated with the 100th anniversary of the Midland Park Fire Department are now completed. It was a great year. The celebrations we had with the citizens of the town were extraordinary. The party for the town at the firehouse was a great success. The reunion of all old firemen brought back a lot of great memories. The ad book we published covering the history of the fire department throughout the last 100 years was highly praised and the Golf Outing proved that nobody should quit his or her day job. This truly was an all hands-on effort by the members of the Midland Park Volunteer Fire Department. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the major and council for their support throughout the year, and the businesses and citizens who placed advertisements in our ad book. I specifically would like to thank the people of Midland Park. The support, help, and cooperation that we received from the borough’s citizens made this a great anniversary year. As chairman of the 100th Anniversary Committee I would like to express my great appreciation to my fellow firemen, who made this year a great year and to the citizens of the Borough of Midland Park, who joined us in celebrating our anniversary. Thank you all very much, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! Anniversary a community success Dear Editor: I am writing about the beaver problem in Franklin Lakes. Our educational nonprofit organization has specialized in long-term, cost effective solutions for such conflicts for 25 years. When flooding problems arise, people often think of removing the beavers, but this merely opens the habitat for other beavers that are on the move. Since this species is territorial and naturally regulates its population density, solving the specific problem gives the best results. Fortunately, the devices used to manage beaver flooding have now been perfected so that 95 percent, or more, of cases can be successfully resolved with a beaver flow device. Please visit our website ( to learn more and find a link for free engineering plans. We have also made a “Coexisting...” DVD that shows how to build and install a beaver device, and step-by-step construction plans are available. Many environmental, financial, and public relations advantages result from choosing a peaceful, lasting solution. Local citizens can benefit greatly from having the best of the “watchable wildlife” as their neighbors. Sharon T. Brown Dolgeville, NY Solution lies in coexistence Peter Jeffer Midland Park  December 25  December 27  December 31  January 3 10:30am: Christmas Day Service Rev. Norman Brown “Angels: Heralds of Good News?” 10:30am: Sunday Morning Service Rev. Norman Brown “At Home in His Father’s House” 6:00pm: No Evening Service 7:00pm: Old Year’s Evening Service - Communion Rev. Norman Brown “With a Sense of the Past and Future” 10:30pm: Sunday Morning Service Rev. Norman Brown “A Plan for the Fullness of Time” Worship Service 10:30am & 6:00pm Disability Accessible Worship Service for the Sick or Homebound: 201-447-5300 e-mail: website: Cedar Hill Church  Christmas Eve 9:30 am Worship for Jesus Birthday Party for Birthday Party for and their Happy Birthday Party Jesus Happy3 and 4 year olds for Jesus parents Church Parlor, 4:00 4:00 pm Church Parlor, pm Family Candlelight Service Family Candlelight Service Sanctuary 6:00 pm Sanctuary 6:00 pm Christmas Candlelight Service Christmas EveEve Candlelight Service Christmas pm Sanctuary, 8:00Eve Candlelight Service Pre-Service Music, 7:30 pm Sanctuary, 8:00 pm Pre-Service Music, 7:30 pm A Christian Reformed Community A Family of Christ Where You Belong 422 CEDAR HILL AVE, WYCKOFF Church Office: 201-652-4277  Christmas Holy Communion Day Festival Service of Come home to celebrate Christmas at HOLY CROSS-LCMS 5:30 pm - Christmas Eve Family Service 10:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Service with Holy Communion Festival Service of Holy Communion Festival Service Sanctuary 9:30 am of Holy Communion Sanctuary 9:30 am Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25 125 Glasgow Terrace, Mahwah • 201-529-2117 Pastor Dennis Rockett 10:25 am ~ Christmas Morning Hymn Sing 155 Linwood Avenue Ridgewood • 201-444-3600 •