Church School News
We all have certainly had our share of adversities this year! Hopefully, though, with focus on our faith, we can know that God has been carrying us through this, and we will come out stronger and closer to Him as a result.
Our CCGR children, youth, parents, and teachers have especially faced their share of adversities with how the world health crisis has impacted us all, and has changed our lives. We hope that in addition to being home schooled with their academics, time being ‘home church-schooled’ has brought families closer together in our relationship with God, and with each other.
We have now reached the season for graduations and moving up from another class — for reflections on so much of our past year, for looking forward to the future, and of course, for celebrating the unofficial beginning of summer. ‘The season of Graduation and new beginnings can bring so many mixed emotions to many of us. Though it’s a time of celebration and fresh starts, the letting go process can bring some pain too. Yet parenting is often just about that – the letting go. And whether it’s letting go as they head to Kindergarten, or letting go as they head to college, or straight off into their first job, it can be difficult. No more so in these uncertain, fearful times we are currently in as a nation and as a world.’
At this time, we ask our church family to keep our Class of 2020 graduates in prayer, to include our elementary, middle, high school, and college graduates. If you feel inclined to share your words of encouragement and prayerful good wishes with them, we’re sure they’d love hearing from you.
Praying that God will give these children, youth, and young adults wisdom and direction in making decisions, and in all situations as they move forward in a new and exciting chapter of their lives.
Moving Up from Elementary to Intermediate – Stephen Kazimir
Graduation from Elementary to Middle School – Jovie Kazimir, Alison Montgomery, Amelia Van Vliet
Graduation from Middle School to High School – Guilia Beaudoin, Logan Briggs, Alina Fogarty, Ava Montgomery
Graduation from Glen Rock High School – Caitlin O’Brien (will be attending University of Delaware); Angelina Monti (will be attending Richard Stockton University
College Graduates – Julian Bennett (University of Michigan); Colin Jones (Binghamton University); Matt Lange (Drew University); Kaitlin Stansel (Bucknell University)
ON Father’s Day …AND EVERYDAY ~~
Praying for all Fathers, Grandfathers, Brothers, Uncles, Sons, Son-in-laws
and fatherly-figures —
those who we are blessed to be with us today,
those who have gone before us, leaving a treasured legacy of loving memories, examples to follow & priceless values to pass down,
You are forever in our hearts!!
WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY
Again .., It is with sadness that I share with you the news that longtime member of our CCGR family, our Office Staff Assistant, and dear friend to all, Carol Lundquist, passed away on Saturday, June 13th. She was a wise, bright and caring human being whose warmth, smile and prayerfulness blessed our community. She was always grateful for the gifts of a visit, a phone call, and a ride to worship. A memorial service for Carol will take place at Community Church when indoor gatherings are allowed.
Meanwhile, please keep her son, Eric, and the rest of her family in your prayers.
Sharing below Carol’s obituary with you that was in today’s ‘Record’ (6/21). As you can see, especially for many who didn’t know Carol in earlier years, she was an amazing educated woman, athlete, educator, and had a variety of interests. Most importantly, she had a beautiful heart and love for God and her Community Church.
Carol T. Lundquist
Glen Rock – Carol T. (Torrance) Lundquist, aged 84, of Glen Rock, NJ passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020.
Born in Kearny, NJ, she resided in Glen Rock for 50 years. In 1957, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Roanoke College in Salem, VA, where she was President of the Women’s Student Council. She was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame for her achievements in basketball and field hockey. Prior to retiring in 2006, Carol was a teacher with the New Jersey Board of Education for 33 years, most recently with the Borough of Glen Rock Board of Education. Mrs. Lundquist was an active member of the Community Church of Glen Rock. She enjoyed being the guardian of her cat, knitting, gardening, and competing with her son while watching Jeopardy.
Carol was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Lundquist and dear sister of the late Robert Torrance III. She is survived by her son Eric Lundquist and his wife, Gina Gambone, and her sister-in-law Carol Schade-Torrance. All services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Carol to The National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org
). Arrangements by Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, Fair Lawn, vpfairlawn.com
Wishing all a beautiful, blessed week!