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Historic Cemetery Tour

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Once Again We Remember the Great Cloud of Witnesses Buried Here

About every two years, we have hosted a “getting-to-know them” event amidst our cemetery. Typically in late October, we present about ten actual persons who are enjoying their eternal rest in our yard. Some of you might not know this, but we actually have several Rutgers Presidents, the “Father” figure of our RCA denomination, as well as congressmen and missionaries, all next to one another. Continue reading

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Hurray! Construction Has Started!

Finally, the education building, also known as “Church House”, is enveloped in scaffolding. If you consider that we applied for the planning grant in 2007 and for the preservation grant in 2009, you get an appreciation of the time periods a project like ours requires. This is no small residential stuff!
In addition, much of the beginning construction required coordination with Pine Grove Nursery School Continue reading

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There Is More in the Cemetery Than You Might Think!

September 13th marked an important day in the life of our church. That evening, we hosted the final presentation of a field school of Rutgers University. This field school had turned our need for a comprehensive Preservation Plan for our cemetery into a teaching opportunity at no cost to the church. We could not have been more grateful to the leadership of this Rutgers program, especially to its director, Prof. Archer St. Clair Harvey, and the field school instructor, Christine Miller Cruiess. Continue reading

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Our Preservation Project – a Status Report

There may not be much visible as of now, but there is much progress behind the scenes. Stef and I attended the grantee workshop in Trenton on April 29th. There we received instruction on how to manage the capital grant of $487,797. Meanwhile, Consistory has signed the grant agreement forms and restructured our Preservation Team. […] Continue reading

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Preservation Grant Award

I am pleased to inform you that we were awarded the Preservation Grant on Feb 25th in the full amount of $487,797. This is joyful news and will hopefully boost some of our other fund-raising efforts. All of this is … Continue reading

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