First Baptist Church in Moorestown hosts “Community Night”

The First Baptist Church in Moorestown will host a “community night” on Thursday Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9:00.

The event coincides with “Ladies Night Out” organized by the Moorestown Business Association with the aim of getting families to spend the evening shopping, dining and adding to the vibrancy to the town center.

Community Night is open to the public, and it will be held in the parking lot and “breezeway” of the FBC church located at 19 W. Main Street in the heart of the downtown.

The program includes performances by the church choir and musicians, paintings by artists, as well as exhibits by a wood carver and book signings by local authors.

It also includes fun contests for both kids and parents. Prizes will be given for the silliest hat and the best book character costume, and there will be a drawing for a bag with items donated by church members.

“Parents can drop off their kids at the church for a night of safe and supervised fun,” Margie Green, head of the church’s youth ministry and its baby-sitting services, said. “The kids will enjoy crafts, games, contests with their parents or while their parents are off enjoying the offerings at ‘Community Night’ and ‘Ladies Night Out.’

“The cost for childcare is only $10 per child, and the service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis,” Green said. “Interested parents can reach me at: (856) 237–5177.”

While the choir and musicians sing and play a range of spiritual songs in the breezeway, conveniently located adjacent to the Main Street pavement, the other participants will display and sell their works at tables in the parking lot adjoining the breezeway.

The participants include:

Ron Thiede, a self-taught wood carver who has honed his skill in the ancient art of wood sculpting with 35 years of practice chiseling and subtracting to reveal lifelike sculptures of a variety of birds — including song birds, shore birds and folk art birds.

Joe Gillespie, a naïve artist who use uses multiple medium — including oil, watercolor, and pastels — for his canvas paintings.

Molly Taylor-Green, a young cartoonist and artist with a passion for painting animae;

Ewart Rouse, former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and author of the “Sticky Wicket Trilogy”;

MaryLiz Clark, leader of the church’s Bible study program and author of the memoir, “Web of Love and Lies”;

Joan Scharff, poet and photographer and author of “Lessons I’ve Learned from a Flower,” and “The Cricket Song: Songs of a waking Poet”;

The First Baptist Church Choir, led by Michael Majeski, with its deep bench of talented vocalists.

Jeannie Francis, reflexology therapist who owns a local shop that offers herbal remedies, and organic body care.

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