by Mike Roberts, Church Historian.
With gratitude to writers Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch, and songstress Barbra Streisand.
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were….
Our Essex Place location was home for 70 years.
From Essex Place, our congregation moved to Salem Road and renamed itself Salem Acres Community Church.
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were….
Our congregation temporarily met at the H.D. West Center on Beechmont Avenue after leaving Salem Acres.
We buought land and built our current church building on Newtown Road.
Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we?