New Goshenhoppen Park is located on 3rd Street, about a 1/4 mile from the church. The park is a wonderful setting where many church activities are held throughout the summer and early fall seasons of the year. The park has over 25 acres of sparsely wooded land, and includes a Bandshell, Dining Hall, Refreshment Stand, Bathrooms, and a playground in addition to ample parking for any size event.
Worship in the Park
After the Sunday School year ends (typically mid-June), the 10:30 am Sunday Worship service is held at the Park Bandshell. Parishioners utilize the outdoor bench seating or bring folding chairs as desired. In addition to typical Sunday Worship services, special community services with other local churches and the annual Pig Roast service are highlights each year.
New Gosh offers a camping program in the park for 5 to 6 weeks during the summer. These programs serve children and youth ages 5 through 17. Programs are open to anyone in the local community and beyond. The camp is staffed by a Camp Director and three to four counselors. New Goshenhoppen pastors and volunteers help support the spiritual aspects of the program.
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The church hosts two annual events at the beginning and end of summer.
The summer begins with the much anticipated Strawberry Festival. This family event includes a "New Item Auction", entertainment from the local dance studio, face-painting, a moon-bounce, games, a petting zoo, a cake walk, the Red Hill Band, and a food menu with the traditional "strawberries, cake, and ice-cream". All proceeds from the Strawberry Festival go towards Christian Education and outreach programs.
Over Labor Day weekend, the church holds the annual Park Picnic and Band Concert. Enjoy a variety of a-la-carte food items as you listen to "America's Oldest" concert band, the Allentown Band. Proceeds go towards maintaining New Gosh Park.