Announcements

Nursery Volunteers Needed! Until we complete our search for a new nursery care worker, we will need volunteers to care for our littlest members during church service. Please contact the Christian Education Committee at christianed@flemingtonpres.org. Counts as service hours for Girl Scouts or Honor Societies!

College Care Packages Our youth will again be coordinating Halloween care packages for our college student members. Donations of food, gum, small games, treats or a monetary donation to purchase these items can be dropped off in the Parish House by October 20. If you have a college student who would like to receive a package, please make sure we have their address. Student addresses and questions can be directed to Mary Jernigan at christianed@flemingtonpres.org

Operation Christmas Child demonstrates God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world with gift-filled shoeboxes that become opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Help us fill shoeboxes for girls and boys ages 2-14 with your donation of new toys, crafts, school supplies, and personal care items. Please visit the Samaritan's Purse website for a list of suggested, age-appropriate items that will fit well in a shoebox as well as a list of prohibited items, including toothpaste, candy or war-related items, such as toy guns. Look for collection boxes in the library area of Fellowship Hall. We will pack the shoeboxes in early November - stay tuned for the date.

Honoring Our Veterans This year, Flemington Presbyterian Church would like to honor our veterans by dedicating flags that will line the church property from November 5-19. If you would like to dedicate a flag, fill out a dedication form available at the Fellowship Committee table in Fellowship Hall. If you would like to help members of the Fellowship team, please contact the church office at 908-782-3227 or email chall@flemingtonpres.org.

Throwback Thursday! We’ll be featuring your photos of bygone FPC happenings on Thursdays on Facebook. If you have photos of events 10 years old or older that you’d like to see, talk to Jamie Evans or Karen Buys or email us at communications@flemingtonpres.org about how to make it happen.

Help the Rescue Mission in Trenton The Women’s Association is inviting the congregation to participate in our annual mission project for 2017. We are assembling hygiene kits to be shared with the residents at the Rescue Mission in Trenton during the holiday season. Items will be collected until December in the marked basket in the library area of Fellowship Hall. Items that are needed include shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap, razors, hand lotion, men’s socks, gloves, tissues, deodorant, pens, note pads, etc. 

Stephen Ministry Training Stephen Ministry is a significant caring ministry resource available to our church family. For hurting people having a difficult time, a trained lay person is able to reach out and befriend that person with uniquely Christian support. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister or recommending someone to benefit from this ministry. Helpful literature is available.

Feed the Music! Support the handbell choirs using prepaid Shop Rite Cards, which never expire and may be replaced if lost. Cards may be purchased during fellowship hour or may be ordered from Susan Miller at foxfield101@embarqmail.com

Usher Sign-Up Ushering is a wonderful way to Shine God's Light at FPC. Although it may seem like a small volunteer opportunity, it has a big impact on our worship service. Please consider volunteering; there are many opportunities available. Sign up, and lend a helping hand in Shining God's Light at FPC.

Coffee Host Sign-Up Meet people and make new friends by signing up as a Sunday fellowship hour coffee host here! All food items are provided by the Fellowship Committee. Directions are posted in the kitchen for making the coffee, setting up, and cleaning up.

Flower Dedications for the chancel are available to honor your loved ones. Sign up on the flower chart in Fellowship Hall. Payment may be made online at www.flemingtonpres.org/giving, via check in the offering plate, or by mail to the church office, and then email your dedication to office@flemingtonpres.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Worship Committee at worship@flemingtonpres.org.

The 21st Annual Empty Bowl lunch, the main fundraiser for the Flemington Area Food Pantry, will be held on Friday, October 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Flemington. For a $25 donation, attendees can enjoy a delicious lunch and take home a one-of-a-kind bowl created and donated by a local potter. Lunch includes soup, salad, bread, and a homemade dessert along with the bowl (which serves as a reminder of those who may have “empty bowls” in Hunterdon County). To find out more, please check out the Flemington Area Food Pantry on Facebook, visit flemingtonfoodpantry.org or call 908-788-5568. The pantry is located at 154 Route 31 North, Flemington NJ 08822.