PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s beautiful and historic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church highlighted their 175th Anniversary year with a weekend of special events November 16th and 17th. The weekend kicked off with a Saturday cocktail hour and formal dinner prepared by the church’s soup kitchen professional chef Kevin Cook. Plainfield Symphony’s string quartet provided lovely music to compliment the incredible meal. Pastor Lynn Santulli led the program which featured a historical slideshow of the church, and Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp presented a proclamation honoring Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church on 175 years as a pillar in the Plainfield community.
Following dinner, the legendary Tim Keyes Consort held a spectacular concert the CAPC Sanctuary featuring selections from “Small Town” and “Symphony in C”, a tribute to Native Americans and their music. Near one hundred musicians and vocalists filled the acoustically magnificent space with exquisite sound, creating a very moving experience.
Sunday’s Worship Service began with a bagpipe led procession of clergy and current church officers. Pastor Lynn Santulli led Worship and Communion with visiting former Crescent Avenue pastors assisting. A special time of Coffee and Fellowship followed.
Many former CAPC parishioners came from out of town to join the current congregation for the festive weekend to honor the legacy of Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church — a testament to the way this amazing church has touched lives and the Plainfield community.
CRESCENT AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. Lynn Santulli, Pastor
716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060