We welcome Rev. Amy E. S. Lincoln as our new pastor/head of staff. Rev. Lincoln received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2000. She comes to us from Highlands Presbyterian Church in Long Valley, NJ where she was the first pastor of a new church that combined three churches together. This church has recently celebrated nine years under Amy’s very successful leadership. She looks forward to nurturing our God-given gifts and talents and to continue the growing momentum to “Shine God’s Light.” There is a brochure about Rev. Amy at the sanctuary entrances. We also welcome her husband, Jeff, and her two daughters, Zoe and Cassie.

The Fellowship Committee thanks all the holiday bakers who rolled up their sleeves, sifted, chopped, and baked dozens of delicious cookies for the town-wide Holiday Parade. The church hosted many thoroughly chilled parade goers who snacked on hot chocolate and cookies to end their festive night. What a great sense of community. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Heifer Project is coming! The Mission and Outreach Committee will be selling Heifer Project shares starting December 9 for all who are looking for alternative gifts this Christmas season. Buy anything from a rabbit to a water buffalo to help people in need get a hand up , not a hand out. Any questions or for advanced sales, contact Glenn Lambert at We look forward to a great outpouring for this worthy project.

Christmas Poinsettias Each year at Christmas, we decorate the front of our sanctuary with a bank of poinsettias. If you would like to share in this project as a memorial or in honor of a loved one, please use this order form. The deadline for ordering is December 16.

Nursery Help Needed! Please sign up to help watch our youngest children during church. There will be a signup sheet by the nursery door to volunteer or contact Mary Jernigan at

Christmas Eve Nativity Service O come all ye faithful…. joyful and rambunctious!?! Help is needed for the Christmas Eve “nativity” service at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24, as we join to celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth with true holiday spirit and energy. We need teen and youth helpers to act, read, usher and greet. Also, we need children as angels, shepherds, sheep and wisemen. Sign up now to participate in this best night of the year by contacting Mindy D’Amico at We need several assistants to make this work. Please let Mindy or Mary Jernigan know how you can help.

Melody Singers will rehearse on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 in preparation to sing at the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve worship service. All children in grades 1-6 are welcome to join us. Come to the Youth Room right after Sunday School for these rehearsals.

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.

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 Please note that parent involvement in this year’s programming is highly encouraged.

Prayer Shawl Project The Women’s Association is looking for those willing 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.

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.

Sunday bulletin announcements are due to the office by noon on Wednesdays. Please forward them to

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 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

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, via check in the offering plate, or by mail to the church office, and then email your dedication to If you have any questions, please contact the Worship Committee at