Annual events in the life of Ledgewood Baptist
(These represent a typical year - check church office at 973-584-2677 for actual dates)
Annual business meeting is held the third Wednesday at 7:30 in the Education Building.
Valentine's Dinner at the church. (not every year)
An all-night prayer vigil is done before Easter. Individuals come to the church and pray for half an hour, with 24 people taking us through the night. We also have a vigil in the autumn.
Easter events (may be in April). Maundy Thursday Communion service, Community Good Friday service with the Succasunna Methodists and Presbyterians, Sunrise service at Ledgewood Pond, Easter breakfast and packed worship services.
Women's Sunday, where women lead the worship and give testimonies.
Fancy Tea Party for all the women in the area.
Spring Rally with other churches in our Baptist group, the Watchung Association.
Mother's Day services.
Children's Day, a special service conducted by the children on the second Sunday of June (and there is only one service, at 10:30 a.m.)
A fellowship picnic behind the church.
"Creation" music festival in Pennsylvania for our youth group at the end of the month.
Vacation Bible School, the fourth week in July. VBS begins each day at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. We begin composing our own unique program in January so it is always a special experience for the children of the area.
Gala Day / Peach Festival with food and games and a baby parade for the whole neighborhood.
Labor Day Kickoff Sunday, when children move up to the next grade and the church gathers for a picnic.
Annual planning session where we add even more stuff to our calendar.
Laymen Sunday, when men of the church give testimonies.
Fall Harvest party in the church, and hayride on Salmon lane.
Senior Citizen's Thanksgiving dinner, where we serve a full meal to senior citizens in our area. The young children provide entertainment.
Roxbury Community Thanksgiving service at a local house of worship.
"Hanging of the Greens" Christmas party with a potluck dinner and singing of carols while we decorate the Christmas tree.
Christmas cantata (alternates with an Easter cantata) or Christmas Program.
Caroling and open house at the parsonage.
Christmas Eve Candle-lighting services, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m., the highlight of the year for many families.
(Note that these events and times can be altered as circumstances require)
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