Please join us after service on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to say farewell to our Transitional Pastor, Nancy Asbury.  Let’s thank her for her spiritual guidance this past year as our PNC has worked toward bringing our new installed Pastor to FPC.  If you would like to contribute baked goods, fruit,  casseroles or your own special treat to the reception, please contact the Personnel committee at

Soloists and instrumentalists are needed for the month of August to provide music. If you would like to sing or play an instrument during the service, contact Jay Smith at

Visitation Pastor When the church downsized from two ministers to one last year, a part-time position of Visitation Pastor was created to assist with visitation and sharing of communion with shut-in members. Rev. Ken Good has been hired to fulfill these duties. Some of you may remember Rev. Good; he interned with us in 1999. Since then, he has served in Bloomfield and upstate New York as well as Stockton, and he is presently at Titusville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Good and his wife, Aurelia, have five children, Sophie age 9, Isabelle age 8, Samuel age 4, Isaiah age 2, and Penelope age 1. He is excited to assist us in his duties, and his present church is excited to share their minister with us. Rev. Good and his family plan to join us in some of our church activities here. He will start his visitation next Tuesday, July 3, and his appointments will be scheduled through Cindy Hall, our church secretary. Welcome Rev. Good!

Summer Choir has begun and runs through Sunday, July 29. No evening rehearsal, no robes, no commitment. When you are available, come to the Choir Room off Fellowship Hall at 9:00 am for a brief rehearsal before the service. Everyone is welcome to sing.

The Nominating Committee has been meeting and working to fill upcoming vacancies for both Session and Deacons. Please prayerfully consider if you are being called to Shine God’s Light by working together with other dedicated members of our church either by caring for our congregants and community as a Deacon or by partnering with the Pastor to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation through leadership and service as a member of Session. If you feel you are being called or would like to suggest someone you think would find this work gratifying and fulfilling, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee: Henry Kuhl, Steve Lederach, Tanya Cleary, Chris Rowland, Joanna Lentine, Mindy D’Amico, or Pastor Nancy Asbury, or you can send an email to

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!

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