Flemington Presbyterian Church will again be honoring veterans this year by placing flags along our property from Sunday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 17. Everyone is welcome to dedicate a flag in honor or memory of a veteran. Please consider donating $1/flag. The deadline for all orders is Nov. 4. Each flag will be labeled with the veteran’s information as submitted, and you may pick up your flags on Sunday, Nov 18. Please provide the following information for each veteran: Name of Veteran; Branch of Military; and Dates of Service, if known (e.g., 1942-43). Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friendship Pads are back in the pews. Please fill it out, pass it along your pew, and pass it back during worship. We hope this will help everyone keep in touch and meet new friends. Please write clearly and include all information. For members, let us know if your contact information has changed. If you are visiting: Welcome! Let us know if you'd like us to contact you by checking the appropriate box.
Confirmand class schedule change. The new start date for confirmation class will be Sunday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reverend Amy would like to meet with parents and confirmands to review the curriculum and expectations for this year’s class. There will be no confirmation class meetings before November 18. The confirmation class fall retreat on October 27 has also been canceled. Rev. Amy is looking forward to meeting you!
Youth schedule change The high school youth group will meet Sunday, October 21, following church services from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pizza lunch will be provided. College care packages will be assembled during this meeting.
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 19. We will be filling these care packages during the high school meeting following Sunday worship on October 21. 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 email@example.com.
We are looking for a Nursery Care provider! Please let us know if you or someone you know would like to care for our children during Sunday services by contacting Mary Jernigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in middle/high school opportunities? Interested in adult book study? This Sunday, check out Eric Hearst’s plans for the coming year! Our coordinator of Christian Education will have a table set up to answer questions and provide information. Meeting schedules, curriculum, and sign-ups will be available.
Attention high school and middle school parents! Please sign up to receive information about our upcoming schedule of youth events. The link is on the Youth Group church web page. You can also email Eric Hearst for additional information at email@example.com. Please note that parent involvement in this year’s programming is highly encouraged.
Friends for Health in Haiti. Kingston Presbyterian Church will be holding an update and luncheon about the Friends for Health in Haiti, Dr. Katie Wolf speaking. Additionally a report on recovery from hurricane Matthew and other updates. Handmade Haitian craft items will be on sale. Reservations are required by Oct 22. The program will be Saturday, Oct 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please email Helen Burd at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is sponsored by the Presbyterian Women.
A Prayer Shawl Project was started by the Women’s Association about 10 years ago. People were needed to knit or crochet prayer shawls. Today we are in need of anyone who would like to help with that. If there are any folks who would like to make a prayer shawl, please get in touch with Liz Wettstein at 609-397-4817. She will provide you with the instructions for the shawl. If desired, there could be a group congregated to meet regularly to knit or crochet together. We can give folks who do not know how to knit classes to learn. As of today, there have been over 30 shawls distributed to folks who have had surgery, an illness, or a need for help.
Veteran’s Haven North is a transitional Veteran’s Home located in Glen Gardner, NJ. The Women’s Association invites everyone to participate in this new local mission project. Their two year program is designed to assist homeless men and women veterans as they reintegrate into the community. We are preparing bags of needed items to present to residents during the holidays. Among the items that we will be collecting are: body wash, deodorant, dental floss, q tips, tissues, nail clippers. hard candy, coffee mugs with lids, single use laundry pods, XL men’s socks , men’s flip flops, L and XL. Put the items in the marked box in the library in Fellowship Hall. A full list of needed items will be available by the donation box.
The Nominating Committee has been meeting and working to fill upcoming vacancies for both Session and Deacons. Please prayerfully consider if you are being called to Shine God’s Light by working together with other dedicated members of our church either by caring for our congregants and community as a Deacon or by partnering with the Pastor to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation through leadership and service as a member of Session. If you feel you are being called or would like to suggest someone you think would find this work gratifying and fulfilling, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee: Henry Kuhl, Steve Lederach, Tanya Cleary, Chris Rowland, Joanna Lentine, Mindy D’Amico, or Pastor Nancy Asbury, or you can send an email to email@example.com.
Sunday bulletin announcements are due to the office by noon on Wednesdays. Please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lay Readers Needed Our church's lay reader program provides a wonderful opportunity to participate in the worship service and share the richness of God's Word with our community of believers. We welcome readers young and old. If you are a bit anxious about standing in front of the microphone, we can give you some tried and true pointers. Interested persons may contact the church office at email@example.com or 908-782-3227.
Recycle Your Old Glasses People around the world will see clearly when we care enough to recycle our old glasses. Glasses, both child and adult, as well as eyeglass cases are needed. Broken eyeglasses can be recycled. Your used glasses will be sent to Crosslink International in Memphis TN. Prescriptions will be analyzed, and the glasses will be shipped to faith-based non-profits locally, nationally, and internationally and dispensed to those in need around the world. Thousands of patients have virtually no other hope of owning a pair of glasses. The vision of Crosslink Memphis is that through the donations we share, others will come to know the Lord by being able to see his beautiful creations. Hearing aids are no longer requested. The collection box for eyeglasses is in the church library.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact the Worship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.