Vacation Bible School will be July 9 - 13. Come join the fun and help us offer a fun opportunity for children to learn the stories of Jesus’ ministry. We are currently looking for adult and youth helpers to help make this a great week for all. This is a critical ministry of our church, and it can’t happen without your help. Let us know that you can help and your availability during the week by contacting the Christian Education Committee at

VIM applications are now available on the website! Our yearly mission trip to rural Maine will run July 21-28, and we are looking for YOU to volunteer. This is a wonderful opportunity for teens and adults to bond in Christian service - helping others, having fun, and strengthening the ties of community. Applications are due to the church office by May 15.

Support for Jacob D’Amico’s Eagle Scout project - My project is to construct and install a gate on the North Main Street side of the church’s parking lot so as to stop the traffic that uses that entrance as a through way during the preschool hours. It will be open on Sundays and closed during the week so as to protect the kids attending the school. The second part of my project is to construct and install a sign indicating who the cemetery is affiliated with. It will face out from the cemetery and towards the road. The final part of my project is clearing out the foliage on the east side of the cemetery. There are overgrown shrubs and poison ivy advancing on headstones which I want to trim back. The overall funding needed for materials for the gate and sign and permits is around $2,500. If we are under budget, then I will donate the funds back into the church. You can speak to me at any time, and all donations are graciously accepted and are going towards making our church a better place. Please make checks payable to Troop 1969 with Jacob's Eagle on the memo line. Thank you!

The Deacons' Annual Clothing Drive has begun and runs through May 31. Clothes will be sent to the Rescue Mission of Trenton and will be delivered by our VIM team to help those in need in Maine. Please drop off gently used, clean clothing in plastic bags labeled man, woman, boy, or girl and indicate the size(s). Clothes can be dropped off in the church garage on Sunday mornings until 11am and Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Please do not drop off clothes any other time.

Women’s Association Local Mission — Suzanne Kovacs Memorial Project. Once again, the Women’s Association is seeking your help with their local spring mission project. They will be filling tote bags with items that will help relieve some of the side effects from cancer treatments. The bags will be distributed at the Hunterdon Cancer Center. A short list of items includes: 20-0z travel cups, Chapstick, hand lotion, bootie socks, activity books and pens. A full list of items is available by the marked donation basket in Fellowship Hall.

Nursery Volunteers Needed! Until we complete our search for a new nursery care worker, we need volunteers to care for our littlest members during the church service. Please contact the Christian Education Committee at

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.

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 about how to make it happen.

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