This Day in History: 1921-04-24
Dr. Farar returned to his pulpit at the Ramapo Reformed Church after his successful cataract operation. Every pew in the sanctuary was taken, He announced that he would preach all summer. He had taken his vacation while he was convalescing. The Ramsey Journal newspaper had a long summary of his sermon and called him “One of America’s greatest preachers” and urged the readers to “crank up the old fliver or get out the big car and come over to Mahwah next Sunday morning. If you haven’t a car, then ask your neighbor to bring you. Let the golf game go that morning, forget the garden or instead of taking that automobile ride up towards Bear Mountain, turn the car down the Turnpike and up the hill to the little church. Crowded? Yes, every seat taken, but there are plenty of Mahwahites who would gladly sit up in the big gallery or even stand only so you may have the opportunity to hear this great preacher. If you have no church connection, whether you live in one end or the other of the Ramapo Valley, whether in Allendale or Saddle River in the south or Hillburn, Suffern or Viola in the north, remember that he belongs to the Ramapo Valley”.