Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mt Calvary Union Church -- 100 years!

I just got the outline for the activities for the 100th anniversary of the Church.  It all begins on May 23, 2010, and hopefully as many Drexlers as possible will be there.  It will be a great family reunion if as many of us get there as want to.

The church had a Drexler attending or preaching for over 50 years, that's half of the life of the church so far!  And a couple of years ago I sent to the committee a copy of many of the pictures that my mom and dad had in their albums.  Most of the pictures were of vacation Bible school classes or Sunday school classes. 

All the Drexler children except for Mark, were married in this tiny church. 

Dad never took vacations and stayed at it until his health just wouldn't allow him to do the job any more.  Oh, he could have preached at every meeting that required a "message", but he couldn't live on his own any more, so he had to be moved to a place where he could be taken care of.

I wish I could spend the entire summer of 2010 in Runnemede because the activities will be scattered throughout that time. 

I have so much to be thankful for in regard to this church, mostly the people who attended and took the "preacher's kids" under their wings and taught us how to fly.


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