WOOLWICH TWP. –If you want to enjoy a nostalgic experience to savor your Christmas Eve Day, then plan to come out to the Old Stone Church on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. This year is the 230th year for the church, built in 1793.
Come gather with neighbors and friends for this historic service listening to the message delivered by Dan Stephens and singing carols as you watch the organist pump the old organ. Then help to brighten up the church in the closing candlelight ceremony as you sing “Silent Night” while you light your neighbor’s candle.
You will experience all this in an ancient brownstone building, lit only by kerosene lamps and candlelight. Heat will be minimal so please come bundled up. Parking is only along Stone Meeting House Road. There is no on-site parking.
The Old Stone Church is located at the intersection of Stone Meeting House and Oak Grove Road in Woolwich Township, only one mile north of Route 322 on Oak Grove Road. The Old Stone Church is maintained by the Bethesda United Methodist Church (BUMC) in Swedesboro and donations go to maintenance of the building, on-site cemetery and grounds.
If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, please send a check to “Friends of the Old Stone Church”, c/o Bethesda United Methodist Church; 1435 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085, Attention: Mr. Greg Paranto. For further information call the BUMC office at 856-467-0127.