PINELANDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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PALM SUNDAY w/ PINELANDS
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WORSHIP / FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- FACEBOOK / WEBSITE - LIVE - 9:00 am
- WORSHIP @ BATSTO - 9:00 am
- SUNDAY SCHOOL @ BATSTO - 9:00 am
- COFFEE & FELLOWSHIP @ BATSTO - 10:00 am
- WORSHIP @ GREENBANK - 10:30 am
- BIBLE STUDY @ BATSTO - NOON
- FOOD PANTRY @ NESCO -MONDAYS - 4-7 PM
- FISHING CLUB ~ FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7:00 pm @ The BRIDELS HOUSE
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SCRIPTURE TO READ...
MARK YOUR CALENDAR HOLY WEEK
PANCAKE BREAKFAST ~ APRIL 1st ~ NESCO
GET YOUR GREENS...PALM SUNDAY
APRIL 2, 2023
NEXT MEETING: APRIL 5th
HOLY THURSDAY ~ APRIL 6
IT IS FINISHED! ~ APRIL 7th
SUNRISE SERVICE ~ APRIL 9
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
NEW BIBLE STUDY ~ APRIL 16th
5th Sunday Service
SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENT ~ APRIL 30
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Sunday, April 30th, 10am
Pleasant Mills Road
10:00 AM BATSTO ~ BRUNCH WILL FOLLOW
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SIGN UP WITH PASTOR DAVE if you have a TALENT TO SHARE!
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FOOD PANTRY EVERY MONDAY
NESCO CHURCH ~ 4 - 7 pm
SUNDAY WORSHIP w/PASTOR DAVE
Bible Study ~ Sundays ~ Noon
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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." --Philippians 4:6 ESV
Pastor Dave Carber
Bill & Linda Green
The Lister Family
John Allebach Sr.
Robin Green (Mourning her husband)
Nicholas Cellini (Serious Motorcycle Accident)
Dave Dixon (Parkinson's Disease)
Baby James William (Heading home from NICU)
Hayley needs prayer
Jacob Lynn (Car Accident)
The Family of Hans Mueller
David & Emily Elkin
Faith Penrose Brandt
Prayer for every and all the Young Adults in Our Hearts
Kaitlin DeLucca (US AIR FORCE)
Tiernan James (US COAST GUARD)
Max Lister (US ARMY)
Riley James (US MARINES)
Billy Cheatham (US MARINES)
Our President & Military
Please review the prayer list each week. Use this button to add a prayer request. You may also use this button to delete prayer requests from our weekly church bulletin. Thank you for helping us keep this up to date.
BEST KEPT SECRET: MULLICA TOWNSHIP
Use this button to visit MULLICA IN THE PINES HISTORICAL SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE
The Wharton Family pictured outside the mansion, circa 1888
THE RICHARDS MANSION
The Jesse Richards Mansion, pictured circa 1864
Jesse Richards Mansion, circa 1864
Two unnamed servants pictured in-front of the mansion, circa 1891
BATSTO MANSION CIRCA 1960
The Batsto Mansion as it appears today
HILDA FRAME SCHOOL
The ELIJAH CLARK MANSION
The Elijah Clark Mansion, the William Richards home would have looked very similar.
NICHOLAS MUSCELLA WROTE THE FOLLOWING ABOUT BATSTO - Via FACEBOOK
NICHOLAS MUSCELLA - Historical Interpreter at Batsto Village, New Jersey
The Batsto Mansion (1784-Today)
When one visits Batsto Historic Village in the Pine Barrens, the most defining structure is the 32 room mansion with its symbolic tower. But what is the full history of the mansion? Who built it? Why is it here? Today, I hope to be able to answer these questions.
The Batsto Mansion was built in stages throughout a period of about 100 years, the earliest part of the mansion dates to 1784-85 when William Richards established a farmhouse on the site. Now compared to the grand style that we know it as today, this farmhome would be a very simple and modern structure. Similar to the Elijah Clark Mansion located down the road in Pleasant Mills. This structure would have been the main residence of William Richards and his family from 1785-1809.
In 1809, management of Batsto passed to his son, Jesse Richards, who had plans for his fathers home. From a period between 1816-1835, Jesse Richards added two wings onto his fathers structure, a caretaker wing, and a residential wing. The residential wing was very similar to the Atsion Mansion, built by Jesse’s older brother, Samuel, in 1826. There would have been two parlour rooms for the entertaining of guests, and two master bedrooms situated above. Not much is known about the rest of the layout of the Jesse Richards mansion, as the blueprints have been lost to time. Jesse Richards died in his mansion in 1854, leaving the town and mansion in the care of his son, Thomas H. Richards, who would take residence in the mansion, but only seasonally. Eventually, the town and mansion were purchased by Joseph Wharton in 1876.
In 1876, Joseph Wharton purchased the village of Batsto for $14,000 ($400,000 today) and made plans for the village, especially for the mansion. Joseph Wharton hired Samuel Sloan, a well known architect from Philadelphia, to draw up plans to renovate and expand the Jesse Richards mansion. By 1877, construction began on the soon to be Wharton Mansion.
Between 1877-1880, Joseph Wharton added on an extra floor to each section of the home, added a northern wing which would hold the dining room and master bedroom, and most notably the 110 foot tower. The tower had two main uses, it held a 1200 gallon water tank that provided the home with running water, which was filled by a pump from the Grist Mill. The tower was also used as a fire lookout station, Whartons main fear was forest fires that could devastate his holdings in New Jersey. The total renovations cost him around $40,000 ($1.1million today) the Wharton Family began using the mansion as their spring and fall residence beginning in 1881-82. The Whartons would host guests in the parlor rooms where Wharton had placed in pocket doors, one side being used as the Tea Room for the ladies, and the other side being used as a Smoking Room. The home was decorated in all different types of wood, from oak, walnut, butternut, spruce, mahogoney, and birch. Gas fixtures had been installed, with gas lamps and gas chandeliers, but Batsto never received the proper infrastructure. The mansion would remain with the Whartons from 1876-1954.
When Wharton passed away in 1909, he left his estate to his three daughters and wife. The families of the three daughters would continue to use Batsto as a spring residence, enclosing the tower in 1919 and adding electricity in 1923. By the time the State of New Jersey purchased the property in 1954, the mansion had largely sat vacant.
The Batsto Mansion began opening for tours in 1958, and has continued to host tours up to this day. Over the years, the Batsto Mansion has become the defining feature of the Batsto Village, and symbolizes the wealth and prosperity that Batsto went through under 4 owners.
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I LOVE LOCAL HISTORY!
...MULLICA ...SWEETWATER ...NESCO ...GREEN BANK ...ELWOOD ...LOWER BANK
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IT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO WATCH...
BEDTIME STORIES FOR KIDS: PALM SUNDAY
FOR THE KIDS: HOSANNA LOUD HOSANNA
AROUND THE TOWN:
One Man Band Schedule:
Come see Jim play & sing...his upcoming schedule is below...
Easter EGGspress - DiDonato's Family Fun Center -
DOWNTOWN HAMMONTON EGGSTRAVAGANZA
STORYBOOK LAND APRIL CALENDAR
Visit the Easter Bunny
BATSTO VILLAGE WAGON RIDES
SMITHVILLE MAYFEST ~ MAY 20th & 21st
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Pinelands United Methodist Church
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WORSHIP THIS WEEK:
BATSTO CHURCH - 9:00 am
BATSTO SUNDAY SCHOOL (Age 3+) - 9:00 am
FACEBOOK LIVE / PINELANDS UMC - 9:00 am
GREEN BANK CHURCH - 10:30 am
LUNCH BREAK BIBLE STUDY - BATSTO - 12:00 pm