Announcements

VIM Applications are now available on the Volunteers in Mission page of our website. Our yearly mission trip to rural Maine will run July 20-27, 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.

The Deacons’ Clothing Drive begins Sunday, April 28. Bring in gently used clothes to assist others in need. The clothes can be dropped off at the garage, which will be open on Sunday mornings until 11:00 a.m. and Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please do not drop clothes off any other time. The collection will end June 1.

Vacation Bible School Save the date: July 8-12. Every year at VBS we see God do amazing things, and we want you to join us in this ministry!  We are looking for adults and youth to help us offer a fun opportunity for children to learn the stories of Jesus' ministry. Please let us know your availability to assist during that week by contacting Mary Jernigan at christianed@flemingtonpres.org.

Neighborhood Care Group Sunday is scheduled for May 5 following morning worship. Join us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and meet your Care Group Leader and other members in your group. Watch your email for your invitation —and plan to be at this festive celebration.

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 to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ba9aa2fa3f85-ushers or email Kim Bailey-Manzella at worship@flemingtonpres.org. Usher instructions are available at https://bit.ly/2VfGOTL.

Tote Bags for Cancer Patients The Women’s Association is once again seeking your help with their local mission project for the spring 2019. We will be filling tote bags with items for those going through cancer treatments. The bags will be distributed at the Hunterdon Cancer Center. A full list of needed items is available by the marked donations basket in the library area of Fellowship Hall. Items will be received from April through May and will be distributed in early June. Thank you for participating.

Session Notes

  • The wooden steps to the Parish House have been replaced. The Property Management Committee will paint them when weather permits.

  • Save the Date: This summer’s Movies on the Lawn will be on June 26, July 31, and August 14. Hoping for more dates? The Fellowship Committee welcomes all volunteers to host an additional showing. Email fellowship@flemingtonpres.org if you’d like to get involved.

The Melody Singers will present the jazz cantata “David and the Giants” on Sunday, May 12, during the worship service. In order to make the musical a success, twelve to fourteen singers from grades 1-6 are needed. Rehearsals are every Sunday immediately after the conclusion of Sunday School until 11:00 a.m. in the Youth Room and begin next Sunday, March 3. For more information and to sign up, contact Jay Smith at 609-468-0154 or jsmith@flemingtonpres.org.

Did You Know You Are Not Alone? Our new pastor, Rev. Amy, is interested in getting to know you and walking with you through the joys and challenges of life. If you would like to come by the office to talk through something weighing on your heart or need a visit at home, please reach out to Rev. Amy, and she will make time for you. Pastoral care extends throughout the stages of life – from celebrating the birth of a new little one, to the stresses of parenthood, to offering support when you find yourself with an empty nest; when your life takes an unexpected twist, or you just need someone to pray with you, please let her know. And of course, when you are undergoing testing or going into the hospital for surgery, someone you care about dies, or if you would like to receive home communion, these are important things to communicate to the church office or to Amy directly at pastor@flemingtonpres.org. Remember, your new pastor and your faith community are here to support you.

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 christianed@flemingtonpres.org.

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.

Get ready for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium, a gathering held every three years for high school age students in the Presbyterian Church. Five days that help form a younger generation of active Presbyterians. Five days that shape the leadership gifts and deepen the discipleship awareness for a generation who are already achieving a strong presence in this church and around the world. Find out more at www.presbyterianyouthtriennium.org. Date: Tuesday, July 16 –Saturday, July 20, 2019 Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Registration Fee: Youth $555.00 /18 years & older $575.00

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 cce@flemingtonpres.org. Please note that parent involvement in this year’s programming is highly encouraged.

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 North Main Street entrance of the front of the sanctuary. These materials include bibles, hymnals and bulletins. Please feel free to take advantage of these materials so you may feel more comfortable participating in worship.

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 chall@flemingtonpres.org or 908-782-3227 x10.

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

Email Scam Alert This is a general reminder to please be on alert regarding potential 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 pastor@flemingtonpres.org; emails received from any address other than that are not genuine. If you are ever unsure of the legitimacy of church communications, please call the church office or email Cindy Hall at chall@flemingtonpres.org or Jamie Evans at clerk@flemingtonpres.org