Announcements

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 has been a 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

Christmas Eve “Nativity Service" Participants O come all ye faithful.... joyful and rambunctious!?! Help is needed for the Christmas Eve “nativity service" at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, as we join to celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth with true holiday spirit and energy. We need teen and youth helpers to act, read, usher, and greet. Also, we need children as angels, shepherds, sheep and wisemen. Sign up now to participate in this best night of the year by contacting Mindy D’Amico at makdamico@comcast.net.

Christmas Poinsettias Each year at Christmas, we decorate the front of our sanctuary with a bank of poinsettias. If you would like to share in this project as a memorial or in honor of a loved one, please use this order form, which is also available in the entryways to the sanctuary. The deadline to order flowers is Sunday, December 17.

Glenn Hooper’s book, “Relics, Legends, and Traditions of Old Amwell,” will be on sale for $20 after worship in Fellowship Hall. It’s a great gift idea for history buffs. Learn about our congregation’s great 200-year-plus history and the interesting characters that built this church and its community. The book is a compilation of Glenn’s carefully researched Parish Paper articles full of fascinating stories giving the reader a taste of what life here was like in earlier times. Profits from sales benefit FPC.

Christmas Flower Delivery The Deacons will be distributing flowers from the Christmas Eve services to shut-ins and others. We are looking for volunteers to pick up and deliver flowers on December 26th. If you are interested or know someone who would appreciate receiving flowers please contact Claire Fields at cdfields79@centurylink.net. A volunteer sign-up sheet with a list of recipients will be available in Fellowship Hall after worship service in December. If you know of anyone that would like a poinsettia from our Christmas Flowers, contact the church office at 908-782-3227 or chall@flemingtonpres.org.

Nomination of church officers In preparation for 2018, your Nominating Committee is beginning the process of selecting candidates for the offices of Elder, Deacon, and Nominating Committee (2018). We are asking for your help in identifying people who are well suited to serve as Elders on the Session, Deacons on the Board of Deacons, and members of the Nominating Committees. If you know of someone you feel should be considered for one of these positions or if you would like to be considered to serve our church in one of the areas mentioned, please provide your nomination to Bob Conway, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, or email the committee at nominating@flemingtonpres.org.

IHN Hosting Flemington Presbyterian will be hosting our IHN guests for two weeks this winter right at the new year from Sunday, December 31, 2017 through Sunday, January 14, 2018. If you have any questions regarding signing up to help, please get in touch with Steve Lederach. Please sign up to stay overnight, provide dinner, be a weekend host, or be a driver for the next host church using this SignUpGenius. This will be our only time hosting in 2018.

Nursery Care Position We are looking to hire one or more people to provide Sunday nursery care. Must pass background check. We are willing to provide CPR training if not already certified. Please contact the Personnel Committee at personnel@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.

Christmas Greens The Handbell Choirs sincerely appreciate everyone's consistent support of the Shop Rite card fundraiser.  Due to its success, the choirs WILL NOT be offering the Christmas greens fundraiser this year.  A handbell choir member will have Shop Rite cards available every Sunday during Fellowship time. Any questions may be directed to Susan Miller, Fundraising Chair, (908) 334-3396.

Children's Music is Back! Beginning Sunday, October 29 and running through December 17, all children in grades 1-6 are invited to meet in the Youth Room on the second floor immediately after Sunday School for a weekly 20-minute rehearsal to prepare for singing in church in December and on Christmas Eve. And, yes, there will be a musical in May!

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!

Help the Rescue Mission in Trenton The Women’s Association is seeking combs, toothpaste, deodorant, gloves and socks for the hygiene kits to be shared with the residents at the Rescue Mission. Please place items in the marked basket in the church library area of Fellowship Hall.

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.