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Haddon Fortnightly’s Holiday Luncheon and Games – December 13TH


The Haddon Fortnightly Clubhouse will be the setting for a festive Holiday Luncheon and Games event on Friday, December 13th starting at 11:30 am.
There will be carols playing on the piano while guests mingle and enjoy a delicious catered luncheon.
Attendees are invited to play bridge, other card games or games of their choice or just to come to socialize.
The public is welcome.
The historic clubhouse, which will be decorated for the holidays, is located on Kings Highway in Haddonfield at the corner of Grove Street.
Tickets are $18 and reservations are required.
Please contact Barbara at (856) 429-4594 or barbabs40@gmail.com.

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January 14, 2020, Buntzie Ellis Churchill will speak at the Haddon Fortnightly, 7:30p.m.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Event Name: Chatting with Buntzie Ellis Churchill
Location: The Haddon Fortnightly, 301 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033
Brief Description: Buntzie will share information about the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and her role in that
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: none

On Tuesday, January 14th at 7:30 pm, the Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Department will host Buntzie Ellis Churchill, the former President of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia at the Clubhouse, 301 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield. Buntzie’s many experiences as an author, a talk show host and tour guide to 60 countries lend themselves to a very interesting and informative conversation.
Ms. Churchill will speak about her years as President of the World Affairs Council, an organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. In addition, she will share about the Presidents, Heads of States, journalists and academics who she has met as the President of the World Affairs Council.

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Haddonfield United Methodist Church December Events

Advent Workshop – Sunday, December 2 | 5-7 PM
Haddonfield UMC’s annual Advent Workshop is Sunday, December 1 in Fellowship Hall from 5-7 PM. Experience craft stations, fellowship, food, and Christmas music at this FREE family event. Our YOUth Group will serve dinner, and attendees will have the opportunity to vote in our 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest. Contact Julie Robertson, Director of Children’s and Family Ministries, for more information at jrobertson@haddonfieldumc.org.

Your Saving Grace Child Care Nights – Fridays, December 6, 13, & 20 | 6-9 PM
You Saving Grace is an evening child care program allowing parents to enjoy a night out. In December, there are three opportunities to take advantage of this program: Friday, December 6, 13, and 20 from 6-9 PM. Children are offered salad, a nutritious dinner, a healthy dessert, and a fun activity. The cost is $20 for the first child and each additional child from the same family is a reduced rate. Please register by noon on the day of the session your children will attend. For registration and pricing information, please contact Julie Robertson, Director of Children’s and Family Ministries, at jrobertson@haddonfieldumc.org.

New Jersey MasterChorale Christmas Concerts – Sunday, December 8 & Monday, December 9 | 7:30 PM
The New Jersey MasterChorale Christmas Concerts are Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9 at 7:30 PM both evenings. The concert features Handel’s Messiah, Part 1, with lovely seasonal selections in the second half by Whitbourn (Veni et illumina), Rutter (What Sweeter Music; The Candlelight Carol), Willcocks (God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; The First Nowell), and others. The Holtz Handbell Choir will be featured, along with orchestra, and soloists Rebecca Gulinello, soprano; Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo soprano; Mackenzie Whitney, tenor; and Timothy Renner, baritone. Tickets are required and can be obtained by contacting the church office at 856-429-0403 or office@haddonfieldumc.org. There is no cost for admission, but a $25 donation to HUMC Friends of Music is suggested to help offset expenses.

Longest Night Service – Saturday, December 21, 7 PM
On Saturday, December 21, there will be a candlelight service in remembrance of those who have recently passed away. Prayer, readings, and reflections will center on healing while grieving for our loved ones. The service begins at 7 PM in Brown Chapel.

Christmas Eve Services – Tuesday, December 24
All are invited and welcome to celebrate with us during one of our Christmas Eve worship services!
4 PM Children’s Service (Sanctuary) – A family-friendly service featuring the Joyful Hearts Children’s Choir singing the mini-musical, “The Best Christmas Present Ever!”
6 PM Contemporary Service (Fellowship Hall) – A candlelight service with upbeat graphics and contemporary worship music.
8 PM & 10 PM Traditional Services (Sanctuary) – Candlelight services with choir, organ, brass, and percussion.
If you are unable to join us in person, the Contemporary Service is available through Facebook Live at 6 PM, and the 8 PM Traditional Service is available through our live-stream available through haddonfieldumc.org (also available in the Haddonfield UMC app, search “Haddonfield UMC” in any app store).

Combined Worship Service – Sunday, December 29 | 10 AM
On Sunday, December 29 we will end 2019 with a combined worship service. Prior to the service, enjoy a potluck breakfast at 9 AM in Propert Café. Please bring a breakfast item or dish to share! Combined Worship takes place at 10 AM in Fellowship Hall. This service will be available on Facebook Live for those who cannot attend in person. As a reminder, the regular live-stream through the HUMC app and website will not be available for Combined Worship.

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Children’s Live Nativity

Children’s Live Outdoor Nativity
First Baptist Church of Haddonfield
124 Kings Highway East (across from Tanner St.)
Friday, Dec 13th at 7 PM & 7:30 PM
Rain Date Dec. 20
Christmas Story-Animals- Music & Treats

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Handbell Concert, Haddonfield

First Baptist Church of Haddonfield
Presents the
Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble
Christmas Concert
“On This Day, Earth Shall Ring”

Sunday, Dec. 15th at 4 PM
Reception will follow.

Donation $10 min. per adult appreciated
124 Kings Highway E. (across from Tanner St.)

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Greenfield Hall Speak Easy, January 25, 2020

The Historical Society is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition with a special “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy” on Saturday January 25, 2020. Tickets are on sale now!

For this special one-night-only fundraiser, we will be recreating the atmosphere of the notorious secret cocktail parties of the time, with live music, delicious food, and craft cocktails. To honor Haddonfield’s long history of temperance we will also provide non-alcoholic drinks that were popular during the time.

We’ll be holding two limited seatings, one at 5 pm and another at 7 pm, both at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Only 50 tickets are available for each.

Tickets are $60 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

You can purchase your tickets online, drop off a check during the Historical Society’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1-4 pm), or mail us a check at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Please be sure to note which seating you’re hoping to attend.

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Madrigal Performance, December 13 and 14, 2019

Haddonfield, NJ, November 13, 2019 – The Haddonfield Memorial High School Madrigal Singers invite residents to enjoy the music and merriment of the season at their annual Dessert Theater.

On December 13 and 14, the Madrigal Singers will perform at the “Royal Court” in the Performance Hall at Grace Church in Haddonfield. The show will feature songs and dances of the season, a comedy guaranteed to amuse and entertain, a wassail toast, the regal presentation of the Boar’s Head, and complimentary elegant dessert buffet with beverages.

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Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Division and Project Poppy

The ladies of the Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Department are making poppies for Haddonfield Project Poppy, a public art installation starting on Memorial Day 2020 until Independence Day 2020. 3,837 poppies will cascade from the left corner of the Haddonfield Memorial High School to the grounds of Veterans Memorial Grove. The poppies will all be made by local volunteers. Join them by requesting a Project Poppy Kit through the website https://www.projectpoppy.org/.

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Haddonfield United Methodist Church Celebrates 190 Anniversary!

Rev. Chris Heckert For Immediate Release 10/31/2019
Haddonfield United Methodist Church

South Jersey Congregation Celebrates 190th Anniversary
Haddonfield United Methodist Church Celebrates the Planting of the Seeds of Current, Vital Congregation

Haddonfield, NJ — Haddonfield United Methodist Church, located at Warwick Road and Kings Highway, celebrates its 190th anniversary this November. In worship services throughout the month, the church will celebrate its proud history as well as the vibrancy of its current programs, while looking toward future growth. The community is invited to worship services at 5 PM on Saturdays and at 8, 9 and 10:30 AM on Sundays with live-streams available at 9 AM on Facebook and 10:30 AM through the web and church app. A celebration dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM, open to the public with advance reservations ($10 for adults and youth 13 and older; $5 for children ages 4-12).

From a meeting of a few dozen mostly farmers in a schoolhouse in 1829, Haddonfield United Methodist Church has grown into a vibrant congregation, which continues to play an important community role in South Jersey and beyond. “We are who we always were; a people gathered and then empowered and sent out into the world to live out our gifts,” reflects Senior Pastor Rev. Chris Heckert about the 190th anniversary of Methodism in Haddonfield.

In addition to four weekly worship services, the church offers an expansive music program, a Floral Arts Guild, Sunday School classes for all ages, and Connect Groups which meet to explore individual thoughts of the faith community. The church hosts Wednesday night dinners, holiday celebrations and concerts, a pre-school program, a Steeple Club for people available during the day, and Cub and Boy Scout troops, as well as various recovery and support groups.

Because of its size and history, retired Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles Sayre, called Haddonfield United Methodist a “big crane” among churches, supporting mission projects as varied as building homes in the Dominican Republic to serving meals and entertaining children at Give Kids the World in Florida. HUMC was also responsible in the 1970s for the creation of Respond, Inc. in Camden which has a history of providing child care services, job training, and housing.

Haddonfield United Methodist Church is an energetic regional church located in Haddonfield, NJ. The congregation is made up of 1,350 members and averages 438 in weekly attendance over four unique worship services, including traditional and contemporary worship styles. The church has a vibrant digital ministry that seeks to spiritually resource the congregation as well as connect people outside the walls with the church ministry through the church app, live-streaming, video ministries, and both paper and digital publications.

Contact the church office at 856-429-0403 or office@haddonfieldumc.org to make a reservation for dinner or for more information.

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Distance: 5K – run/walk
Day, Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Race Start Time: 9:00 AM
Sponsor: EMD of the Haddon Fortnightly
Run Location: CROWS WOODS – Haddonfield
Sign Up: DQ Events https://www.dqevents.com/Race/NJ/Haddonfield/SnowflakeRun5k
Cost: $40 until 11/15; $45 after 11/15 until day of the race
Contact for more information: haddonfieldsnowflakerun@gmail.com

Grab your sneakers & a holiday costume and register for the 2nd Annual Snowflake 5K Run/Walk on Sat. Dec 7, 2019 in Haddonfield! Race will again start in Crows Woods, Haddonfield. The EMD of the Haddon Fortnightly is again sponsoring this fun event, this year’s event will benefit (50/50) the American Brain Tumor Association www.abta.com and other local & national charities. Maybe you will even see Santa or some elves getting warmed up for the holidays!

Location: Crows Woods Loop, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (at Upland Way & E Atlantic Ave, Haddonfield)
Schedule for race day: check in, packet pick-up and race day registration 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration amounts and dates: $20 until 7/1; $25 until 8/1; $30 until 9/1; $35 until 10/1; $40 until 11/15; $45 after 11/15 up to and including the day of race
Award categories: Top 3 overall, male/female, age groups 3 deep – 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
Holiday Costume contest: prizes for top 3 winners
Shirts & Medals: The first 300 registered participants will receive long sleeved tech shirts. All participants will receive a custom designed snowflake medal.
Cross country challenge: for high school teams
Food & Drink: Post-race refreshments will be provided at the end of the race, including homemade cookies, hot chocolate, water, Gatorade and coffee
Packet pickup: Haddonfield Running Company, Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ – December 6, 2019
Parking: at Crows Woods
Additional info: No entry fee or portion of entry fee will be refunded, transferred or credited. Results will be available at the race and on the website: www.dqevents.com
The race will be held rain or shine. Event promoters have the right to alter events for any reason. For more information email: haddonfieldsnowflakerun@gmail.com
Sponsors are welcome. Please email us for details: haddonfieldsnowflakerun@gmail.com

Race Proceed Beneficiaries: The Haddonfield Snowflake Run is being held by The Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Department https://thehaddonfortnightly.org. The profits from the race will benefit the American Brain Tumor Association (50%) and other local and national charities (50%). Learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association by looking at their website: www.abta.com

Get your holiday season off to a festive start! Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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Dance Haddonfield every Sunday

Dance Haddonfield runs EVERY Sunday even on holidays that fall on the Sunday like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.. and it runs the weekend before Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Haddonfield winners: South Jersey Magazine’s “Best of the Best” 2019 and SJ Magazine’s Best of SJ

See South Jersey Magazine’s “Best of the Best” 2019 winners in Haddonfield.

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Haddonfield in Top 10! Best Historic Small Towns in the USA

HADDONFIELD, N.J. – For the second year in a row, USA Today has announced that the town of Haddonfield was named one of the Best Historic Small Towns in the United States.

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‘Shop Haddonfield’ Property Tax Reward Program

The Partnership for Haddonfield and the Borough of Haddonfield are pleased to announce that 20 businesses have signed up to participate in the newly launched ‘Shop Haddonfield’ Property Tax Reward Program. That number is expected to continue to grow.

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Professionals: Is your business included on the Downtown Haddonfield Website?

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Haddonfield named “Most Charming Small Town” in New Jersey, Readers Digest travel section

This town was named the ‘most charming’ one in all of N.J. We offer these pics as proof.

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Downtown Haddonfield Businesses with extended Thursday Hours

These, extended hours give those whose ‘9-5’ work schedule might not have allowed them to enjoy Haddonfield during the week – to head over after a busy day to enjoy a meal and perhaps a relaxing stroll – while also taking care of some shopping errands,

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