Annual Events

This page highlights some of our church events that are held on an annual basis.
For examples of both annual and non-annual events see this page on past events
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SPRING

The children participate in an Easter Egg Hunt either in Fellowship Hall and/or outdoors around the church house (weather permitting).

The Jazz Sunday service occurs on the Sunday after Easter. This service depends on the availability of congregation musicians.

The Strawberry Festival is PW fundraiser featuring strawberry deserts, lunch, baked goods, handicrafts, beach accessories, jewelry, plants, and lightly used house goods. There is usually entertainment, for example the Eatontown band or a quartet, or a dance demonstration.

The Women's service is put organized and conducted entirely by the women of the church.

The youth service is organized by Christian Education and is put on entirely by the children, although there may be some adult guests (e.g. in the 2019 service the sermon consisted of the children asking the pastor (sight unseen) questions).

SUMMER

The outdoor service is held on one of the lawn areas around the church once a year. A portable speaker system is used, and stackable chairs are set up outside. A small brass ensemble provides the music.

The graduates are honored for their achievement.

The picnic is organized by the fellowship committee and again takes place on an area of lawn (e.g in front of the manse or beside the church house). Food can be a combination of pot-lunch and provided by the committee. Sometimes there are organized games for the children.

FALL

Before there was a physical Monmouth reform Temple on Hance Avenue, their congregation used our sanctuary as a place of worship. To celebrate this relationship an annual Thanksgiving Eve service alternates between the two locations. When it is in the TPCAS sanctuary the temple's Rabbi preaches, when it is hosted at the temple the TPCAS Reverend preaches. The TCPAS Bell Choir plays at both locations. The choral choirs are combined at both locations. There is a reception after the service.

DECEMBER

The Christmas Bazaar is a PW fundraiser. It features Poinsettia sales, lunch, baked goods, soups, handicrafts, jewelry, plants, pillows and throws, and Christmas goods. Santa, Mrs Santa, and an elf are available for those who would like a photo with Santa.

The Christmas Pageant is organized by Christian Ed and performed by the children. It is different every year. Some years it as accompanied by a pot-luck dinner.

The Lantern tour is a collaborative effort by TCPAS, Christ Church, the Quaker Hall, and Allan House. Each station has people in period costumes explaining the history and customs of there respective establishments. There is a small fee.