Ash Wednesday Soup Supper Sign-Up Sign-up here to volunteer to bring food and to help with set-up for our Ash Wednesday soup supper or email Jamie Evans at

Did You Know? The Membership Committee regularly follows up with people who sign the Friendship Pad marking themselves as “visitors” and/or “attend here regularly?” With handwritten notes, we reach out to welcome visitors, to invite them to return, and to consider attending the next Inquirers’ Gathering to explore becoming a new member. The Membership Committee also works to welcome new members and integrate them into the life of the congregation in ways that are mutually beneficial. If you have gifts of warmth and extending hospitality to newcomers while sharing enthusiasm for the ministry of FPC, please prayerfully consider whether God is encouraging you to help on this committee. Please contact Cindy Hall in the office to ask about the next Membership Committee meeting date and time.

Melody Chimes rehearsals have resumed after Sunday school! Children in Grades 1-4 who wish to ring hand chimes may go directly to Room 12 after church school for a 20-minute rehearsal to prepare to ring in worship on March 3. Let's make a joyful noise to the Lord!

Adult Book Study Join us for fellowship and discussion during the winter 2019 adult book study of Body and Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism by M. Craig Barnes. We will meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning on Feb. 6. Additional details are available on this flyer. Please contact Eric Hearst at to sign up or if you have questions.

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

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 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 Seniors Looking for some scholarship opportunities? Consider the Young Presbyterian Scholarship at Westminster College. Two students from our congregation are eligible for nomination to receive an annual scholarship worth up to $19,000 for a four-year total of $76,000. Nominations are due on February 1, 2019. Student applications are due February 15, 2019. Please contact Eric Hearst, Coordinator of Christian Education, for more information (

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

Winter Weather Worship Reminder Winter is upon us, and we would like to remind everyone to exercise their best personal judgment in attending worship during inclement weather. In the event that weather or other circumstances warrant a decision to cancel worship, we make every effort to communicate this to the congregation via the following methods: a notice on the home page of our website; an email to those on our MailChimp email distribution list; a post on our church Facebook page; and a message on our church voicemail recording. We recommend you check options available via the internet first. Our Facebook:

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; 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 or Jamie Evans at