First Presbyterian Church of Olney
An evangelical church in urban Philadelphia
A family of believers of all ages and ethnicities
Picture of the month!
There was a lot of interest recently in a VBS photo posted on Facebook from the mid 60's.
So, here's one from about 5 years earlier, around 1960.
Who do you know?
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Picture of the Month Archive
Here's one from the archives. This photo is over 50 years old. It was taken
in our church's social hall back in the 1960's.
There are 6 people in the photo. Can you name them all?
(Beverly Barbor, Carolyn Kuchar, Mary Lou Everett, David Zehner, Jean McKeown, Allan McKeown)
This photo was taken at another church back in 1993.
These two young ladies are now loyal members of our church.
Do you recognize them???
(Irma and Elizabeth)
This old black and white photo was found in a cabinet in the church library.
It is our church sanctuary from a long time ago.
Does anyone have a clue as to what era this might be from?
Circle of candlelights singing Silent Night at the conclusion
of our Christmas Eve service in 2017.
As we stated last month, those large group pictures that we take at church events don't just happen.
Here's Greta, once again, at this year's Fall Retreat taking charge!
Those large group pictures that we take at church events don't just happen.
It takes someone to organize it and get everyone facing the right direction.
Here's Greta at last year's Fall Retreat taking charge!
Summer at Olney Pres means VBS and Community Fest!
This photo is 2 of the hard workers at VBS 10 years ago. They are Jason Brannan and Verna Mack.
During this May/June cycle, our church will hold their annual
Church Picnic (aka the Sunday School Picnic).
This photo was taken at the picnic back in 2002! This is the beginning
of the pie eating contest at a time when full size pies were used!
Doesn't Howard look hungry?
An event of our church over 50 years ago. Photo taken out on Clarkson Avenue.
Can you name the event?
The singing of Silent Night to candlelight at the 2016 Christmas Eve service
with the congregation in a circle around the sanctuary.
What a motley crew you say? Not so! This is the band of men who attempted to tackle the Disc Golf course
at the Fall Retreat on October 28th-30th (plus Howard who took the picture). Alas, after 11 holes and over 2 hours,
the course won. A good time was had by all including the 5 kids who went ahead of us on the course showing us the way.
These 3 young people are very special to our church family. They attended our church for years when they were much younger.
Then their family moved to Guyana. But, they came back this summer for a visit. It was great to see them!
Summer at Olney Pres means Movies Under the Stars, VBS, and Community Fest!
Community Fest is held in August (August 13th this year) and is always filled with FREE food, fun, and fellowship for the entire neighborhood!
This collage of photos is from Community Fest 2015!
This is the birthday bench! This photo was taken by Howard Guertler in the church hallway
on the last Sunday of April. Pastor Randy's birthday was on the Saturday,
and Frieda D'Auria's 89th birthday was on the Sunday
As we enter the Spring and Easter season of 2016,
let's look at an Easter photo from back in 1980.
Our children are our future! This photo of the Barbor, Frank, and Guertler children
was taken in the church library back in the early 90's.
Here's a photo of our own Joel Kamm and his new bride, Rachel,
at their wedding several weeks ago.
Thanksgiving falls in November! This photo is the serving line from last year's
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner held at our church. There was lots of great food!
This year we'll be holding our 6th annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner after church
on Sunday, November 22nd. Tons of good food, and it's FREE!
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