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  • Posts by Kris Emmitt

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    Historical Focus for August: Church Campus and Change

    by Kris Emmitt

    It all started with a log meeting house erected next to a majestic oak tree in 1717. In 1731, John Ayers, one of the very early settlers, deeded 1½ acres surrounding the meeting house to the Trustees of the church thus creating the property of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. This meeting house served the […]

    300th Anniversary Monthly Focus: Women’s Ministry—Women in the Church

    by Kris Emmitt

    Mention of women in our early history was limited, although we have a few interesting stories of special women of the time. On December 13, 1776 Basking Ridge became the center of attention in our War of Independence as General Charles Lee, second in command under George Washington, was arrested by the British at the […]

    Bill Emmitt’s Report from Ecuador

    by Kris Emmitt

    Bill Emmitt submits the following report from the Ecuador Mission Team ECUADOR 2016 AS EXPERIENCED BY VOLUNTEER BILL EMMITT AND REPORTED BY KRIS EMMITT DAY 1 – JUNE 27 Bill arrived very early this morning in Guayaquil and got just a few hours of sleep before heading out on the 2-hour trip to the village of La […]