St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul's is a community of faith. We serve Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study, and service in the tradition of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion. We warmly welcome all persons to join with us in Christian worship and fellowship.
St. Paul’s Day School provides an outstanding educational experience for preschool and kindergarten children. It was in 1957 by the women of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as a service to the Westfield community. The school provides a nurturing and caring environment for the education of the children in our community.
For more information about the Day School, visit http://stpaulsday.org
The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will present a special concert on Sunday, November 17th at 4pm. The concert will showcase St. Paul’s magnificent pipe organ – one of the largest in the northeast region. Included on the program are a variety of works selected to display the unique orchestral and classical voices of the organ. These include Sibelius’ Finlandia, as well as works by Bach, Daquin, Grieg, Manz Schumann and Sullivan.
Charles M. Banks, St. Paul’s director of music and esteemed organist, will be joined by concert pianists Pamela Aslin (of Cranford) and Doris La Mar (of Westfield) in duets for piano and organ, including arrangements of Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts.
Renowned baritone David Murray (of Scotch Plains) will be the soloist in a rarely performed concert version of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord for soloist, piano & organ.
Following the concert, the public is invited to a wine and appetizer reception in The Cloister.
Concert tickets are not required, but a donation of $20 for adults is suggested to help support St. Paul’s music programs and concerts, which have garnered national recognition for their high quality and appeal. Students K-12-College are admitted at no charge and parking in the area is also free.
St. Paul’s is located at 414 East Broad Street (across from Town Hall) in Westfield. For more information please contact Charles M. Banks at 908-451-5082 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For last minute updates please visit St. Paul’s website: http://www.stpaulswestfield.org.
Customer friendly volunteers at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield are once again gearing up to receive and sort a plethora of books in many useful categories for the 26th ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE in the church’s Parish Hall.
Sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s, this year’s sale runs on Sunday, November 3 (Noon-5pm), Monday, Nov. 4 (9am-9pm) and Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Bag Day, 9am-Noon). As always, everyone who loves gently used books at bargain prices is invited to attend, browse and buy.
The Sale features thousands of donated books in a wide variety of popular categories. These include hardback and paperback Fiction, History, Biography, Science and Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, Gardening, the Arts, Sports, Pets, Crafts, How-To, Self Improvement, Languages, books for Teens, and a large selection of Children’s books, puzzles and games. Prices are very reasonable.
Also for sale are low-cost videos, software, CDs, records, DVDs, oversized books and sheet music. St. Paul’s is unable to accept donated textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books.
All Sale proceeds are used to fund the various, high-level musical programs at St. Paul’s, to which the general public is always invited.
In this regard, Charles M. Banks, Director of Music at St. Paul’s says, “the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s wish to thank all book donors and buyers who have made this annual Giant Book Sale a success for the past 25 years.” Banks notes that “we are especially grateful for the public’s generous support in 2012, when Super Storm Sandy put a stop to the sale on the first weekend in November.” Advises Banks: “We had to push the Sale dates into December 2012 but, despite fallen trees on the roads and a power outage in most people’s homes and at the church, our book-buying public continued to donate, and they showed up in record numbers at the rescheduled December Sale. We were very grateful and pleased.”
“Hopefully, says Banks, “there will be no need to reschedule the Sale in 2013. Instead, our dedicated volunteers are looking forward to meeting and greeting returning customers on November 3rd, and all new-comers will be welcomed, as well.”
Banks notes that, “there’s something for everyone at the Sale. For example, you can find special books for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or birthdays. Plus, there’s always the chance that you’ll discover that special read, first edition, or rare find that will cost you next to nothing to take home.”
Book donations may be dropped off daily starting on Friday, October 18. An outdoor pod unit will be available for book drop-offs in the church parking lot (use the Euclid Avenue driveway entrance). Weekday donations, Monday through Friday, are accepted after 3pm and all day on Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd.
Donors, please bag your books by category, if possible (History, Science, Children’s, etc.).
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 414 East Broad Street in Westfield (near Euclid Avenue and across from Town Hall). To access the Parish Hall, please use the Euclid Avenue driveway entrance. For more information, please call (908) 451-5082 or e-mail Music Director Banks at email@example.com.
It’s that time again! St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield is seeking book donations for its 26th annual Giant Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s, this year’s sale starts on Sunday, November 3rd (noon-5pm), continues on Monday, November 4th (9am-9pm), and closes on Tuesday, November 5 (Bag Day, 9am-noon). Especially needed are hardback and paperback fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, audio books, videos, computer software, compact discs, records, DVDs, sheet music, puzzles and children’s books. The church is unable to accept donations of textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest condensed books.
If possible, please bag and label your donations by category.
You may drop off your donations daily starting on Friday, October 18. An outdoor pod unit will be available for book drop-off in the church parking lot (use the Euclid Avenue entrance). Weekday donations, Monday through Friday, are accepted after 3:00 pm and all day on Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd.
The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s wish to thank all book donors and buyers who have made this annual Giant Book Sale a success for the past 25 years. We are especially grateful for your generous participation in 2012, when Super Storm Sandy put a stop to the sale on the first weekend in November. The sale had to be rescheduled for December 9-11, 2012. Despite Sandy-related difficulties, however, Sale devotees continued to donate and we had a record turn-out in December.
All Sale proceeds are used to fund the various and wonderful musical programs at St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 414 East Broad Street (near Euclid Avenue and across from Town Hall), in Westfield, NJ 07090. For further information, please call 908-451-5082 X17, or e-mail Director of Music Charles M. Banks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul’s 27th Anniversary Concert on May 5. Save the Date. On Sunday, May 5 at 7pm, the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will welcome the music loving public to a performance of the Stabat Mater, composed in 1950 by celebrated French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will join the Parish Choir in this inspired and evocative work, which Poulenc composed in the form of a “grand motet” in 12 brief, but dramatic movements. Featured in the May 5th performance are lyric sopranos Carey Hackett and Julia Fernandez. Also featured on the program is guest organist Dr. Andrew E. Henderson, Director of Music and Organist at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City, in a performance of the Symphony for Organ and Grand Orchestra op. 42 (1882) by Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937). Widor is described as “one of the most important and influential figures in the musical life of [Paris] and a key figure in turn-of-the-century French music.” Charles M. Banks, esteemed Director of Music at St. Paul’s, will conduct the program. St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located at 414 East Broad Street near Euclid Avenue in Westfield. Parking in the area is free. A donation of $20 at the door is suggested. Students are admitted free. Following the concert, the public is invited to an elegant reception in the church’s Parish Hall. For further information contact Charles M. Banks at (908) 232-8506 ext.17 or visit email@example.com.
Photo of Julia Fernandez, lyric soprano.
MASTER GARDENER INTERNS GET GOOD GARDENING POINTERS ON NEW CLASS DAY. In the photo, Master Gardener Larry Dzieskowski comes right to the point with a group of Master Gardener interns during the group’s spring tour and clean-up visit to the MGs’ Trailside Demonstration Gardens on April 2nd, New Class Day. He describes some of the unusual and soon-to-be returning plants in the cold-hardy Tropical Garden, one of 9 Theme Gardens that the MGs cultivate on the 2-acre site. Larry, MG Coordinator Madeline DiNardo (red hat) and DG manager Joanne Krueger (of Scotch Plains) hosted 25 Interns on April 2nd. They toured the site (led by Krueger), got good gardening pointers from their hosts, then weeded, raked and preened the planting beds to prepare for the MGs’ 24th Annual Spring Fair and Plant Sale on Sunday, May 19, noon to 5 pm, rain or shine.
The FAIR is held at the Demo Gardens, near the Trailside Nature and Science Museum, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, Watchung Reservation. Admission and parking are free. In addition to a wide variety of vegetables, flowering plants and shrubs sold at reasonable prices, attendees can get expert advice on gardening and pest management; plus find children’s activities and refreshments.