Remembering the Heroes of 9-11

A special “thank-you” goes out to our friends at Margate Community Church in Margate City, NJ for hosting Chaplain Bob Ossler and his “Remembering the Heroes of 9-11” talk on Friday night, September 16.

Bob was guest speaker at the regular MCC “Third Friday” event. MCC hosted a cook-out with hamburgers, hot dogs, and all kinds of delicious picnic foods.

We had a nice crowd to help us celebrate the publication of Triumph Over Terror, Bob’s reflections on his experiences as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero.


Bob met up with retired Farmington, NJ Station 15-4 firefighter Skip Ritchie and swapped firefighting stories. Skip is a regular at Margate Community Church and inspires us all with his level of energy and commitment to serving in the church. And besides, he makes the best pancakes at our bi-annual pancake breakfasts.mgcc-bob-and-skip

Of course, no dinner at Margate Community Church is complete without the outstanding desserts that members bring. Desserts galore filled the table, with more in the kitchen ready to serve. Kay Myers made her special coconut lemon cake for her own birthday.  Happy Birthday, Kay!


And here comes Bill Busch with his famous trifle!


Lucky us, we had many delicious desserts left for Sunday morning coffee hour. MCC has the best cooks!

And Bob talked and talked….and gave out hugs and more hugs… and signed copies of Triumph Over Terror.


Thanks everyone for making this Third Friday event such a special evening.

Next month’s special guests for Third Friday will be Kathryn and Ed Ross, dramatists, who will present a Wild West skit, “There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills.”  Wear your cowboy and cowgirl duds to this event!

Janice Hall Heck