VIM Stock Sales We're sending another enthusiastic group to Maine this year, and the preliminary list has 20 worksites for our FPC team. At a table in Fellowship Hall, you have the opportunity to buy “uncommon” stock (in any amount) or to sign up as a food donor. At the Annual Dinner and Slide Show in January, you’ll be able to see how meaningful your contributions are to this mission project.

Strawberry Festival The Strawberry Festival is on Thursday, June 6, from 6:oo p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We are looking for hullers, cake bakers, help with setting up and serving, and drivers to take treats to shut-ins. Hullers are needed Wednesday evening, June 5, at 6:00 p.m. Cake bakers should deliver their treats to the church kitchen on Thursday before 5:00 p.m. Volunteers to help setting up tables and chairs and serve should arrive at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Drivers will deliver treats from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. If any of these areas appeal to you, there will be signup sheets near the coffee table in Fellowship Hall each Sunday after service, or you can sign up online at If you have any questions, please email Ceil Hopkins at

Prayer Shawls The Women’s Association is looking for those willing to make a prayer shawl. If interested, please contact the church office for the instructions for the shawl. There is free yarn available in Fellowship Hall on the table.

Church World Service provides the right tools at the right time, making a difference in the lives of children and families the world over, whether faced with an emergency or struggling to keep food on the table. Gifts to TOOLS can provide tools to rebuild and seeds to replant fields. Families living in drought-plagued areas are helped to dig wells for clean, safe drinking water and for water to irrigate crops and gardens. Please give generously on June 16, Father’s Day, by supporting the Church World Service offering for Tools. Your donation can make a difference in the lifestyle of a needy family.

Sunday School The official school year will begin again on September 8, 2019. Summer…September…who can think of that yet? Believe it or not, the Christian Education committee is already planning and looking to expand our teaching circle. If you are interested in being part of a team of teachers, teaching 1-2 times a month, and growing in your own faith while supporting our children, becoming a Sunday school teacher would be a great fit for you! For questions or to sign up for September, contact Mary Jernigan at

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 We are currently collecting empty, clear 16 oz. water bottles for VBS; you can drop them in the collection box in Fellowship Hall.

Session Notes

  • The confirmation class of 2019 shared their statements of faith with us at our May session meeting. Please join us during worship on June 9 when we will welcome them as our newest church members.

  • June 16 is the last day of Sunday School, and we will be recognizing the wonderful work of our Sunday School teachers and celebrating our graduating high school seniors during worship.

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 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

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 or email Kim Bailey-Manzella at Usher instructions are available 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.

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.

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 East 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 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

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, 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

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