By Candace Waller
Pillar College will host a Christmas Sing-a-Long at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 8th in the Maranatha Chapel at the Fellowship Deaconry, located at 3575 Valley Road in Basking Ridge. Light refreshments will be served at this event that is open to the public.
The Rev. Timothy J. Mercaldo, who has perfomed nationally and internationally for the last 29 years, will be at the piano during the Sing-a-Long. Rev. Mercaldo is the executive director of Worship Plus, a ministry that “equips local churches and Christian organizations to think creatively, applying best practices to their worship experiences and outreach events.” Dr. Peter Pendell will bring the devotional message, while individual performances will be made by soloist Ambar Hernandez, as well as by Cindy Weaver, who will give a sign-language presentation of “Mary, Did You Know.” Pendell, Hernandez, and Weaver all are affiliated with Pillar College.
Dr. Wayne R. Dyer, the organizer of the Sing-a-Long., is Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Special Assistant to the President at Pillar. He recently expressed his wish to make this an annual event. “A rich heritage of Christmas carols has been passed on to us,” Dyer said. “Singing the carols of Christmas puts us in touch with our past, brightens our lives, and reminds us of God’s promises for the future.”
Pillar College’s association with Fellowship Deaconry will continue in January 2023, when the College begins to hold regular classes at the Deaconry’s same Valley Road address in Basking Ridge.
About Pillar College
Pillar College, founded in 1908, is an institution of higher learning that provides a comprehensive education from a Christ-centered worldview. Pillar is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, and is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith and love, Pillar fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Basking Ridge, Paterson, Plainfield and