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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

History: Palm Sunday Church Directory, Matawan Journal (1956)

Source: sundayschoollessons.com
In anticipation of Palm Sunday services in the Christian community, the 22 Mar 1956 edition of The Matawan Journal included a Church Directory on page 5 with the following list of area churches, their addresses and their leaders:

Trinity Episcopal Church
Address: Main Street, Matawan
Rector: Rev. Bernard McK Garlick

First Baptist Church
Address: 232 Main Street, Matawan
Pastor: Rev. Lawrence R Bailey

First Methodist Church
Address: Main Street, Matawan
Pastor: Rev. Albert D Curry

Bayview Presbyterian Church
Address: Cliffwood Beach
Pastor: Rev. Francis Osterstock
Rev Charles S Webster, Moderator of the Presbytery of Monmouth, would preside over a service of dedication; Prof W J Beeners, of Princeton Theological Seminary, would preach the sermon, "What Makes A Church?" A separate article said the church held a congregational dinner on 21 March to celebrate its 6th anniversary as a church.

Spring Valley Community Church
Address: --
Pastor: A Thomas Clayton

David's Emmanuel Tabernacle Apostolic Faith
Address: Roosevelt Avenue, Cliffwood
Pastor: Rev. Ruth Dupree

Emmanuel Assemblies of God
Address: Middle Road, North Centerville
Pastor: Rev. Elias Ellison

First Presbyterian Church
Address: 216 Main Street, Matawan
Pastor: Rev Chester A Galloway
Services to be held at the Matawan High School auditorium (in the wake of the church fire months earlier)

Keyport Reformed Church
Address: Warrren Street, Keyport
Pastor: Rev. Roderick N DeYoung

First Church of Christ Scientist
Address: 84 Broad Street, Keyport

Assembly of God
Address: Farrington Road, Cheesequake
Pastor: Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt

Cliffwood Community Methodist Church
Address: --
Pastor: Rev. Richard Yausky

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Address: Maple Place, Keyport
Pastor: Rev. Frederick Boos

Morganville Methodist Church
Address: Route 79, Morganville
Pastor: Rev. William B Magsam


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