Please join the Women’s Association as they host a sandwich lunch and a special program on "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Our guest speaker will be Neill Hartley as Washington Irving, the father of the American short story, and his alter ego, Ichabod Crane. All church members and friends are invited. (This program is funded through the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public.)
The Chancel Choir will present "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure during the worship service, which also is Choir Recognition Sunday. The choir will feature soprano Katie Lang, baritone Glenn Boothby and be accompanied by the organ with assistance from violinist Russell Hoffmann. The Requiem or "Mass for the Dead" commemorates those who have died and only fitting this be sung as we just experienced the death and resurrection of our Lord.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet! Includes pancakes, French toast, made-to-order omelets, bacon, sausage, and so much more! $10 per person. Dine with us at our third and final Volunteers In Mission fundraiser of the year, and help support our annual summer mission trip to help others in Maine.
Do you have questions or comments on what’s happening with our church? Two committees and the pastor will be holding “town hall” meetings in the choir area of Fellowship Hall after church. First up is Property Management (formerly Buildings and Grounds) and Communications. This is an informal way to ask questions, find out how committees are run, and learn more about your church. Get your coffee and join us!
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet! Includes pancakes, French toast, made-to-order omelets, bacon, sausage, and so much more! $10 per person. Dine with us at our second Volunteers In Mission fundraiser of the year, and help support our annual summer mission trip to help others in Maine.
One of the most moving services of the year. A service of darkness, as the lights are lowered and candles extinguished following each of the seven last words of Christ on the cross. The Chancel Choir will sing "Shadows of Sacrifice" by John Purifoy with the interpolation of text and scripture.
Please join the Women's Association for a covered dish luncheon followed by our program. David J. Burchell, Sr. Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College, will present a number of memory devices, techniques, and skills that help us remember. We trace the term "Mnemonics" from the Greek mythological mother of the nine Muses. Her name was Mnemosyne. So, don't forget, everyone is invited. Bring your appetite, curiosity, and a friend for an interesting afternoon.
The ‘luck of the Irish’ will be on full display when we celebrate the day with a potluck Irish dinner, complete with Irish soda bread and desserts, in Fellowship Hall.
Everyone who wants to be Irish that day is encouraged to bring a casserole, salad, soda bread, beverage or dessert to share. Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4DABAB2AAAFA7-stpatricks to let us know your contribution. The evening will culminate with a showing of the film classic Finian’s Rainbow and, of course, popcorn will be served.
Don’t forget to wear your green!
Are you or someone you know new to the area and looking for a church home? Have you been a visitor to our church and been wondering what it takes to join? If so, please consider attending the upcoming Inquirers' Gatherings. This is a fun and informal time of sharing so interested persons can learn more about the ministry and programs of our congregation, get an overview of the Presbyterian tradition and theology, and have an opportunity to ask questions of our church staff.
This is not a commitment to join, but rather a time for getting to know each other to see if we are the right fit for you and your family. There will be two sessions on March 4 and 11. Each session is one hour and starts after coffee hour at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please let us know if you are interested by contacting the church office at 908-782-3227 or email@example.com, or Dave Sarmir at firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare available upon request. Additional information is available on our website.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet! Includes pancakes, French toast, made-to-order omelets, bacon, sausage, and so much more! $10 per person. Dine with us at our Volunteers In Mission fundraiser, and help support our annual summer mission trip to help others in Maine.
Have you ever considered traveling to the 49th state? Join the Women’s Association as we travel with Anker and his family to Alaska. Ages 5 to 75 enjoyed fishing, rafting, panning for gold, train rides, great food, and lots of memories. We’ll enjoy a salad and quiche luncheon at noon, followed by our journey north. All are welcome!
Join us as we celebrate and prepare for Lent. If you’ve never been, you don’t know what you are missing! We’ll supply the fabulous flap jacks, the awesome applesauce, the smokin’ sausages, and of course, the brilliant bunches of beads! A freewill offering will support our many youth group activities and scholarships.
Join us in Fellowship Hall for dinner and then a thrill-packed show. This was the 44th consecutive year our church has conducted a week-long outreach mission and the 37th time we’ve helped Mission at the Eastward in western Maine. Dinner at 5:45 p.m.: In celebration of the many stockholders, parents, family, and friends who so generously sponsor this wonderful mission, the team provides everything, just come and enjoy it. Multi-media Show at 7:15 p.m.: The 10-hour days are intense, both at jobsites and in camp. Yet almost all who go on the trip once, go again. Come and see why! Through pictures, video-clips, music, dialog, and humor, we tell the exciting story of how our entire congregation annually participates in an extraordinary mission to families who truly need us.
Welcome to our Christmas Eve services, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!
4:00 p.m. A jam-packed sanctuary and a LOT of energy as our children re-enact the Christmas story, sing the songs of the season, and conclude with the noisiest rendition of “Joy to the World” ever! And, of course, featuring a new “actor” playing the Baby Jesus!
8:00 p.m. This traditional service of lessons and carols will feature the familiar scriptures of the birth of our Lord, with inspirational music by the Chancel Choir and the lighting of the Christmas candle. We will share in the singing of “Silent Night” as our sanctuary fills with light as the glow of candlelight passes from one to another. Then, we conclude with the triumphant strains of “Joy to the World!"
10:00 p.m. This meditative service of lessons and carols will feature the familiar scriptures of the birth of our Lord, accompanied by inspirational instrumental and vocal music. Quiet carols and prayers will inspire. At the conclusion of the service, we will leave with the strains of “Silent Night” and the glow of candlelight warming our hearts with the deep joy of the season. (Please note the service time change from 11:00pm to 10:00pm.)
The choir of Flemington Presbyterian Church will present 'Sing Joy to All the World' at the 9:30am worship service. Led by music director and organist J. Jay Smith, the choir will be accompanied by Margaret Sheneman, flute, and David Michalewsky, trumpet.
From the publisher (Lorenz): "We gather to tell the story of Emmanuel, God With Us! We gather to remember this story, to wait, and watch for Him to come again--even now. Come, Lord Jesus!" The overriding theme of this inspiring Christmas work by Lloyd Larson is joy. It celebrates the promise that joy comes to those who wait, that following the long dark night, the breaking of dawn brings joy for the new day. The Old Testament tells of God's promise to Israel, which was fulfilled in the coming of the Messiah to the remote village of Bethlehem. As recipients of that joy, it becomes the privilege and responsibility of all who have experienced it to share the good news: "Sing Joy to All the World!" The music incorporates original melodies with familiar carols in a work that ranges from contemplative to celebratory.
We invite all youth and parents to join our annual tradition of preparing turkey dinners and making Thanksgiving cards for our homebound church members. This is a much appreciated and fun experience for all ages! Please sign up online to help with food donations, dinner preparation, making cards, and delivering meals using this SignUpGenius.
If you know someone who might benefit from a meal, please find Anita Christman at church or get in touch with the church office.
The Women's Association welcomes everyone (men and women) to their special Mission Program and covered dish luncheon. We are greatly privileged to have as our speaker Carmel Gettings, who is the Director of the Harvest Family Success Center and who also plays a major role on the Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council (HIOC). Come and be inspired by this dynamic leader who is actively involved in local mission on a daily basis. We will also dedicate our annual Thank Offering.
Are you or someone you know new to the area and looking for a church home? Have you been a visitor to our church and been wondering what it takes to join? If so, join us today for our Inquirers' Gathering. This is a fun and informal hour, starting at 11am in Fellowship Hall, of sharing so interested persons can learn more about the ministry and programs of our congregation, get an overview of the Presbyterian tradition and theology, and have an opportunity to ask questions of our church staff.
Children's music rehearsals begin on October 29 and run 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 in preparation for singing in church in December and on Christmas Eve. (Yes, there will be a musical in May!)
The Women's Association invites everyone to join them in Fellowship Hall for coffee and dessert and to meet Revolutionary War heroine Mary Hays McCauley (Molly Pitcher). Historical interpreter Stacy Flora Roth will present a program based on Molly’s life, the Battle of Monmouth, and her life as a camp follower. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the program. (This program is funded through the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public.)
Join us for family fun at the Schaeffer Farms corn maze, and then it's back to church to fill Halloween care packages for our FPC college students! (If you have a college student who would like to receive a package, please send their current mailing address to Mary Jernigan at email@example.com). We will meet in the church parking lot at 2pm to board the bus, returning to church and completing the care packages by 5pm. All ages welcome! Children in 4th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 per person. Concession stand food, pumpkins, and other farm stand items are available at additional cost.