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ESUMC 150th Anniversary Calendar Events and Activities

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Spotlight on Radio Station Pocono 96.7, “My Little Town” with Gary Cee

Listen to Pastor Kofi and Peggy Strack talk about our church, its ministries and our 150th Anniversary!


  • Sunday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. – Concert featuring the Joyful Noises (barbershop quartet) and The Kings of Queen St. (contemporary)
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 – Anniversary “shopping bags” available (donations appreciated)
  • Anniversary commemorative history booklets to be printed and distributed to church members at no cost.


  • Saturday, March 5, 1-3 p.m. – Ken Brown will lead a Prayer Vigil at the church for the 150th anniversary celebration.  Please stop in and pray.


  • Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. – Concert featuring Jonathan Strack and ESUMC musicians


  • Saturday, May 14, 1-3 p.m. – Concert featuring Pete Pappalardo and friends (bluegrass music)
  • Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m. (after second service) – Chicken BBQ dinner
  • Sunday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. (one service) – Guest Speaker: Rev. Sharmune Burgess


  • Saturday, June 4, 9-10:30 a.m. – Prayer Vigil at the church.  Please stop in and pray.
  • Sunday, June 19 (both services) – Guest Speaker Rev. Gary Nicholson
  • Saturday, June 25, 3 p.m. – a celebration of Ghana’s music and culture, and food of Ghana and the Caribbean


  • Sunday, July 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Church Breakfast between services
  • Saturday, July 23, 12-4 p.m. – Community “Open House”
  • Sunday, July 24 (both services) – Guest Speaker Rev. Jim Todd


  • Sunday, Aug. 14, 3 p.m. – Concert featuring “The Faussettes” (gospel music)
  • Sunday, Aug. 28 (both services) – Guest Speaker Rev. Candy LaBar


  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 12-3 p.m. – Books, Bears and Prayers Event focusing on children’s ministry outreach
  • Sunday, Sept. 25 (both services) – Guest Speaker: Rev. Scott Kuhnle


  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 12-5 p.m. – Table at “Pickle Me Poconos” on Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m. – Classical Recital Concert featuring Amy Biga, soprano; Aaron Piancone, violin; Peter Poliakine, piano
  • Sunday, Oct. 16 (both services) – Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Edward Kimes


  • Sunday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. (one service) – “Celebration Sunday” service followed by congregational dinner

The second publication (supplement) of the 150th Anniversary Booklet will be distributed to church members at the conclusion of the celebration.3