Announcements

 

Lenten soup suppers are here!  We will have two dinners this spring before Easter.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 14, for two evenings of fun fellowship and filling food.  Pastor Nancy has planned two very interesting lessons for us!  You don't want to miss these events!  If you are interested in contributing to these dinners, please sign-up here.  If you have any questions, please call or text Mary Jernigan at 973-760-9626.  Thank you, and  we look forward to seeing you!

The Children’s Musical is back! All children in grades 1-6 are invited to participate in this year’s musical, “Creation,” which will be performed in church on Sunday, May 13. Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 25, and are held in the Youth Room (second floor above Fellowship Hall) for twenty minutes from the end of Sunday School until 11:00 a.m. We need 15-20 children to participate. Come to the first rehearsal or sign up with Jay Smith at jsmith@flemingtonpres.org.

Property Management Work Day on March 3: Property Management is looking for volunteers to help spruce up the church buildings and grounds on March 3.  We will be spring cleaning the basement, organizing the garage, removing flooring, and completing many other projects that need attention. Start your day by supporting VIM at their pancake breakfast before you venture into volunteering with us.  Meet your fellow church members and enjoy some fellowship while helping to maintain the church grounds! Let us know you plan to help by talking to Kathie Verse in Fellowship Hall, by emailing her at bkverse@yahoo.com, or by volunteering on the Sign-Up Genius. All volunteers are welcome! NO PRIOR TRAINING NECESSARY!

A memorial service for Bill Reed is set for March 18th at 2:00pm here at Flemington Presbyterian Church. Join in the celebration of his life. He was dedicated to mission in the local community as well as in the wider world. Bill served as leader of FPC’s Volunteers in Mission team, developing a love of service in many of the youth of our church and the greater Flemington area. He leaves behind a legacy of strong, compassionate leaders.

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.

Pledge Envelopes are available on Sundays at the library end of Fellowship Hall. They will also be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the church office between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please make arrangements to pick up your box; we will not be sending any through the mail this year.

Per Capita: FPC will pay 2018 Per Capita of $33.21 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 $66.42 for two members in your family/household, $99.63 for three members, etc. Your contribution to cover your household’s portion of this assessment would be greatly appreciated. For checks, please note "Per Capita" on the memo line or use the Per Capita Apportionment envelope included in your box of pledge envelopes. Online giving is available on our website at http://www.flemingtonpres.org/giving/

Membership Committee Are you interested in meeting and greeting new members of the church? Membership is looking for a few people to join the committee. We typically meet once a month to go over ideas on how to attract new members, reach out to existing members, and reconnect with members who are no longer active. It is a great way to meet and greet members of the church. If interested, please contact the committee at membership@flemingtonpres.org.

2018 Pledge Reminder from Session As Session works to finalize the 2018 annual operating budget, we encourage you to prayerfully consider making a financial commitment to FPC for 2018. Your involvement in the life of our church and your gifts to support the church’s mission will allow us to continue to share and rejoice in the warmth of God’s love and light by providing exciting opportunities for worship and fellowship in the new year. 2018 pledge cards are available during worship, in the church office, and here. Since 2017 was great year for the US stock market, you may consider a pledge of appreciated securities. The value of your donation will be recorded and noted on your annual statement, and under current tax law, the gain on your securities will be exempt from capital gains tax. If you have any questions, please contact the Finance/Stewardship Committee at finance@flemingtonpres.org

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 christianed@flemingtonpres.org.

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 chall@flemingtonpres.org 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 communications@flemingtonpres.org about how to make it happen.

Volunteer Drivers The Deacons are looking for drivers to help some of our congregants get to church, the grocery store, and doctor appointments. If you are willing to give a ride to someone that needs transportation, please email Heidi Miller at heidimiller33@comcast.net. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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 foxfield101@embarqmail.com

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 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.