Fellowship Hall is air conditioned! The installation of air conditioning in Fellowship Hall is complete. We will hold Sunday worship in Fellowship Hall over the remaining hot Sundays of summer.

This summer, our worship and preaching will focus on Spiritual Gifts; recognizing them in ourselves and in others. Take some time to pray about what God may be calling you to do with the gifts and abilities that you have been given. Consider the spiritual gifts you see in others around you and celebrate them by naming and encouraging those abilities. With God’s help, discern how you might share your talents in our life together to build up this faith community and help us Shine God’s Light

Singers and ringers needed. The fall music program begins in two weeks with rehearsals starting Thursday, September 5. If you have a talent for singing or playing handbells, please see Jay Smith or Margaret Sheneman about joining one of the choirs this fall.

Help with Meals Ginger Lambert is home from St. Lawrence Rehab! Ginger and Glenn would really appreciate evening meals being delivered to their home for the next few weeks. They have no allergies and enjoy simple meals. Please sign up online, where you will find additional information. Thank you for helping in this way.

Sunday School Teachers Needed The official school year will begin again on September 8, 2019. We are in urgent need of additional teachers to fill our team teaching concept. If you are interested in being part of a team of teachers, teaching 1-2 times a month, and growing in your own faith while supporting our children, becoming a Sunday school teacher would be a great fit for you! Please consider joining our dynamic and caring Sunday school team! For questions or to sign up for September, contact Mary Jernigan at

Welcome Back Brunch Sunday, September 15, will be the Welcome Back Brunch. Weather permitting, it will be held on the front lawn immediately after church.  In case of inclemency, it will be inside.  The Fellowship Committee is seeking cooks/bakers to bring brunch items for everyone to enjoy.  We also need a few hardy souls to help set up tables and chairs before the event (8:00 a.m.) and to return them to Fellowship Hall after the event (12:00 p.m.). Sign up online or after church in Fellowship Hall.

Register for Confirmation Class Students in 8th grade and above are invited to participate in this year's confirmation program. We offer experiences that challenge and strengthen your relationships with God, others and yourselves as you prepare to become members of our congregation. To join this year's confirmation class, please register online. If you have any questions about confirmation or our program, please contact Mary Jernigan at

Stephen Ministry Training Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that congregations use to equip and empower lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? We will begin Stephen Ministry Training in October, and it will run through January. For more information, please contact the church office.
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Ongoing Opportunities for Engagement at FPC

Youth Events Sign up to receive information about our upcoming schedule of youth events. Youth Group registration is available on the Youth Group page of this website. You can also email Eric Hearst for additional information at Parent involvement is highly encouraged.

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

Ushers help our visitors and members experience the joy of worshipping God at FPC. Volunteers are needed for the first, fourth, and fifth Sundays of each month. Please sign up online to volunteer or email Kim Bailey-Manzella at Usher instructions are available here.

Lay Readers 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. You are provided with the scripture and examples of the Prayer of Illumination for your choosing. Interested persons may contact the church office at or 908-782-3227 x10.

Coffee Hour Hosts 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

Prayer Shawls The Women’s Association is looking for those willing to make a prayer shawl. If interested, please contact the church office for the instructions for the shawl.

Recycle Your Old Eyeglasses People around the world will see clearly when we care enough to recycle our old eyeglasses. 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 nonprofits 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. The collection box for eyeglasses is in Fellowship Hall in the church library. 

General Information

To hear the service more clearly, you are invited to use one of the church’s personal radio receivers. Inquire from an usher.

Large print materials for worship are available on the first pew at the front of the sanctuary near the East Main Street entrance. These materials include bibles, hymnals, and bulletins.

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

Per Capita: FPC will pay 2019 Per Capita of $34.50 per member, as determined by our General Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery. All PC(USA) churches pay per capita to share the expenses of those governing councils. The church will pay $69.00 for two members in your family/household, $103.50 for three members, etc. Your contribution to cover your household’s portion of this assessment would be greatly appreciated.

Email Scam Alert This is a general reminder to please be on alert regarding scams requesting assistance from the church or from Pastor Amy, particularly in the form of gift cards. Our church staff would never send emails or texts requesting gift cards or similar assistance. Pastor Amy's email address is; emails received from any address other than that are not genuine. If you are ever unsure of the authenticity of church communications, please call the church office or email Cindy Hall at or Jamie Evans at