Pastor Peter W. Berry retired Jan.1, 2011
after serving the Community Reformed Church
as Senior Pastor for more than 10 years.
The congregation celebrated with him and wished him well
at a special retirement luncheon held on January 26
at the Quality Inn, in Toms River.
Many attended, despite the snow, and took part in the celebration.
This included a special appearance by the "Holy Mackerels"
and a hymn by the Community Reformed Church Choir.
A number of speakers gave tributes to the retiring pastor,
and wished him well in his future endeavors.
Along with the good wishes of those present,
several gifts were also presented to him.
The Program Front Cover
The Program Back Cover
The Special Cake Served for Dessert
Tribute from the Classis of New Brunswick - Rev. Eltje Brunemeyer,
. . Clerk of Classis
Tribute from Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey
- Lynette Whitman
Tribute from the formerly Associate Pastor Pastor Stephen Hanson
The Holy Mackerels performed "When He Was a Lad,"
a composition with lyrics by Birkelbach and music by Sullivan
From the Choir and Ernest Hamilton Jr., Director of Music
"Our God, Our Help In Ages Past"
(from "0 How Amiable") J. A. Dawson 1968
Tribute from the Congregation - Elder Walter King
Pastor Peter made the rounds of the tables . . .
There was music . . .
Everyone enjoyed the floorshow . . .
Presentation of Gifts - Gren Pasquarella and Shelley Spellman
"The Next To Last Word" - Pastor Peter Berry and Pat
Benediction by Pastor Peter Berry
Photos by Joan Kruegel and Milt Poulos
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