The Mission and Outreach Committee will host a fall Mission Fair after worship focusing on supporting the ministry of Family Promise. We will especially focus our support on hosting Family Promise families in the church from November 3 through 17. There are many ways to help. Stop by the table after worship to sign up to contribute by cooking a meal to share or to be present in the evenings or overnight. Please help us offer the hospitality of Christ to our neighbors in need.
Join us for this year's interfaith "Faith in Action" mission event! We will meet at the Flemington Jewish Community Center (FJCC) for a group opening, prayers, and send-off. We will disperse for our various mission projects around 1:45 p.m. and return to the FJCC at 4:00 p.m. for a wrap-up and project recap. Activities are available for all ages; this is a family event! Please sign up for the mission project you'd like to participate in. Come shine God’s light, and show our love for our community!
Featured Speaker from Court Appointed Advocates for Foster Children: The October Women’s Association meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall starting with a covered dish luncheon. Our mission program will feature speaker, Tracey Heisler, from CASA—Court Appointed Advocates for Foster Children. The Annual Thank Offering will also be dedicated that day. All women and men are invited to join us for this very important meeting.
As Louis P. De Gouy noted in The Soup Book (1949), “Soup is the song of the hearth... and the home.” The FPC Fellowship Committee thinks, “Soup is the song of the hearth, the home, and the church.” Come share your soup with the congregation during the Fellowship Committee’s soup contest. Choose your favorite, most delicious soup, make 4-6 quarts, and bring it to church. After the worship service, the congregation will join in the fun, taste all the soups, and then vote for their favorite. The winner of this contest will be entered in the Hunterdon County Rotary contest held in February 2020. To enter your soup, sign up in Fellowship Hall or online.
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! Donations of food, gum, small games, and treats can be dropped off at the Parish House during office hours and during Sunday church services. If you have a college student who would like to receive a package, please send their current mailing address to Mary Jernigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. All youth welcome! Children in 4th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet in the church parking lot at 2:00 p.m. to board the bus, returning to church and completing the care packages by 5:00 p.m. Cost is $3 per person. Concession stand food, pumpkins, and other farm stand items are available at additional cost.
The annual Deacons' Chicken Dinner is coming! Join us in Fellowship Hall for scrumptious homemade chicken, sides, desserts and drinks. Tickets are available after worship in Fellowship Hall or at the door. $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (65 & older), $7 for children (4 - 12 years old), and free for children 3 years old and younger. Take out available. Contact any Deacon if you'd like to attend but need a ride. And don’t forget the bake sale on Sunday morning! Proceeds support Deacons' ministries.
An inter-generational group from Flemington Presbyterian Church will lead a brief, joyful worship service for the residents at Independence Manor. We invite you to join us in bringing the warmth of worship and love to folks who sometimes feel forgotten. Rev. Amy will lead us in offering prayer, scripture, and song (hopefully with other voices too!) as we go to Shine God's Light. Let Rev. Amy know if you can participate. Meet in the church parking lot just before 1:00 p.m. to ride over together. (If you can't make this date, please join us on December 15.)
ShopRite of Flemington will host our fifth annual flu shot clinic in Fellowship Hall following the worship service. In NJ, pharmacists can vaccinate those 12 years of age and older. Children ages 7 to 11 years old need a prescription from their doctor. High dose flu shots will be available for those 65 years and older.
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A Communion Workshop for parents and children (grades 1 – 6 but all ages are welcome) will be offered on Sunday, September 29, from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. upstairs in the youth room after worship. Light snacks will be provided while Pastor Amy leads families through an interactive lesson on the meaning of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Please let Amy know how many will be coming by Friday, Sept. 27, so that she can plan ahead – email@example.com. This will be a special time exploring how Christ is present with us and nourishes us so we can grow in faith.
In 1947 Americans answered a call for help. The Friendship Train traveled across the country collecting food for Europeans who were starving after the devastation of WWII. A few years later, France found a way to show their gratitude. This is the story of the effort people will go to when they want to make a difference.
The FPC Women’s Association invites both men and women to join them to learn more about these post WWII trains at a covered dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall presented by speaker Jane Murphy. Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Are you looking for a church home or interested in knowing more about FPC? If so, please attend the upcoming Inquirers' Gathering in the Parish House. This is an 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 in hopes that FPC is the place for you. Contact the church office at 908-782-3227 or email@example.com. Childcare available upon request.
Trusting God in Times of Transition - an on-site retreat sponsored by the Women’s Association, with guest leaders Amy Clarkson and Lorelei Oelschlager. The retreat is open to men and women of all ages.
The cost of $20 includes a light breakfast. Additional information is available on the registration form, which should be provided to the church office or a member of the Women's Association, along with your payment, by September 14. A flyer and registration forms are also available on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Transportation and childcare are available by signing up in advance via your registration form.
This is a special opportunity for our church family to grow in our experiences of faith and community. Please join us as we find ways to engage God’s persistent, loving presence for growth in times of change!
The Christian Education Committee presents the fall 2019 college campus visit to Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania (https://www.lafayette.edu/). The bus will leave the parking lot of Flemington Presbyterian Church at 9:00 a.m. and return at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00 (cash or a check made payable to Flemington Presbyterian Church) and covers the cost of lunch at the Lafayette College cafeteria during the tour and transportation. Register by September 16 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the event flyer or contact Eric Hearst at (908) 782-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in the Parish House on Wednesday nights from Sept. 18 through Oct. 23 for our fall book group. We will be focusing on Wrestling with Rest: Inviting Youth to Discover the Gift of Sabbath, by Nate Stucky. Join us (even if you haven’t read the book yet) for a spirited discussion on the importance of Sabbath rest. Books will be available for purchase ($17.00) on Sunday mornings after service. Additional information is available on the event flyer, or contact Eric Hearst, Coordinator of Christian Education, at (908) 782-3227 or email@example.com.
Join us after worship for fantastic food and fellowship at our annual church brunch on the front lawn! You'll also have the opportunity to browse committee tables and learn more about the wonderful work our committees do. We welcome and encourage you to discover an area in which to share your time and talent with our congregation. (In case of inclement weather, the brunch and fair will be held in Fellowship Hall.)
Come and learn how youth can activate their faith to make a difference in the community! This workshop for high school students is designed as a non-partisan way to help youth identify what kind of structural power they have and how to harness that power to organize around the concerns or grievances of a particular community. For more details about the workshop and Casey Aldridge, the workshop leader, please check out the event flyer.
Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Please register online by Sept. 8. For questions, contact Eric Hearst, Coordinator of Christian Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is invited to join us in conversation with this year’s visiting International Peacemaker, Erlinda Quesada, hosted by Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery in partnership with the Presbytery Mission Committee/Social Witness Committee. A light brunch will be served. Please notify Helen Burd at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Erlinda Quesada has been an activist since her early twenties. She first became involved in the social ministry of the Roman Catholic parish in Guácima. Later she served as coordinator of women’s ministries for the Limon Diocese. For two years she coordinated a women’s training program for Catholic Relief Services. In 2000, she and other activists became alarmed by the negative impacts of the expanding pineapple plantations in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica. In 2004, she helped to found the National Front of Sectors Impacted by Pineapple Production (FRENASAPP). She is the coordinator and community promotor for FRENASAPP in the Carribbean region of Costa Rica. She served for ten years on the city council for the municipality of Guácima. Currently, she serves as president of the Environmental Council for the Tortuguero Conservation Area.
Accompanying Erlinda will be Karla Koll, Presbyterian Church USA mission co-worker, serving as professor of history, mission and religions at the Latin American Biblical University, San Jose, Costa Rica. Through her previous mission experience in Nicaragua and Guatemala, she has gained an understanding of the struggles throughout the region for greater justice and to protect the environment. In Costa Rica, she teaches women and men from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Among the courses she has taught recently is a seminar on eschatology in times of climate change.
Join us for a discussion of the NY Times bestselling book So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo with members of the Flemington Jewish Community Center and the Flemington Presbyterian Church. Class will run for 10 weeks and will be held alternately at FPC and FJCC. The first class on September 11 will be in the Parish House. Contact Cindy Hall in the church office to order a book for $12.
Welcome back to Sunday School for ages preschool through high school! Children and youth will join us in worship at 9:30 a.m. and head off to Sunday School following the children's message in worship. Child care for ages two and under is available throughout the morning. Please register your child online.
The Christian Education Committee presents Book Talk with Nate Stucky, author of Wrestling with Rest: Inviting Youth to Discover the Gift of Sabbath, to be held in Fellowship Hall. Join us (even if you haven’t read the book yet) for a spirited discussion on the importance of Sabbath rest. A limited number of books will be available for purchase, and Nate will be glad to sign copies. For more information, see the event flyer or contact: Eric Hearst, Coordinator of Christian Education: Phone: (908)782-3227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An inter-generational group from Flemington Presbyterian Church will lead a brief, joyful worship service for the residents at Independence Manor. We invite you to join us in bringing the warmth of worship and love to folks who sometimes feel forgotten. Rev. Amy will lead us in offering prayer, scripture, and song (hopefully with other voices too!) as we go to Shine God's Light. Let Rev. Amy know if you can participate. Meet in the church parking lot just before 1:00 p.m. to ride over together. (If you can't make this date, please join us on one of our others dates - October 6 and December 15.)
Join us as we continue our summer tradition of movies on the lawn! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy family-friendly showings of movies on the church lawn. Our August 14 showing is Rio 2. Movies begin at dusk. Free admission and popcorn. In case of rain, the movie will be shown indoors in Fellowship Hall.
Join us as we continue our summer tradition of movies on the lawn! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy family-friendly showings of movies on the church lawn. Our July 31 showing is Penguins of Madagascar. Movies begin at dusk. Free admission and popcorn. In case of rain, the movie will be shown indoors in Fellowship Hall.
This year, we will be presenting To Mars and Beyond where we will help kids discover the wonders of God's universe. They'll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. From an outpost on Mars, they'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible and that God is always with them too. Join us for out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine! Monday - Friday, July 8 - 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon. The registration form is available here. And check out the To Mars and Beyond music video here!
Good food, good friends, and family fun for all ages! Join together, bring a favorite dish to share, and enjoy fun activities designed to help us get to know each other better. Let’s celebrate what we have in common! Deer Path Park, Cedars Pavilion, 120 West Woodschurch Rd, Flemington. Sponsored by the Flemington Area Faith Leaders Association. Rain or shine.
Join us as we continue our summer tradition of movies on the lawn! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy family-friendly showings of movies on the church lawn. Our June 26 showing is Coco. Movies begin at dusk. Free admission and popcorn. In case of rain, the movie will be shown indoors in Fellowship Hall.
In its continuing effort to recycle bicycles and portable sewing machines properly, Pedals for Progress is having a used bike collection, sponsored by Flemington Presbyterian Church and Flemington Rotary Club. Anyone with an adult or child’s bike in repairable condition is asked to donate it to this worthy cause. We do not accept “bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes. Bikes and sewing machines can be dropped off , rain or shine, in the church garage. There is a $40 cost to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bike. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum amount is $10 per bike). For more information, please contact Mike Russell at email@example.com
Everyone is invited to join us for the Women’s Association annual picnic at the home of Jean Mayersky. Meet at 11:30 a.m. for carpooling from the church parking lot. Please bring a casserole or salad to share; beverage and dessert will be provided. Dedication of the Least Coin.
FPC Youth are going to Pine Creek Miniature Golf! Come, join us in making memories! You can choose between the upper or lower course, and we'll break bread together at The Red Barn located right next door. We have room for up to 20 people. Detailed information about the trip, including pricing and registration, is available online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094bacae2ca3ff2-miniature. Please contact Eric Hearst, Coordinator of Christian Education, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The registration deadline is June 5, 2019.
The Fellowship Committee invites everyone to celebrate the 44th anniversary of our annual Strawberry Festival. This festival, held on the front lawn, will feature music in addition to delectable desserts and cold drinks. The cost for all of this food and fun is $5 for adults and $3 for children over four years of age. Rain or shine. Everyone is welcomed!
The Property Management Committee invites anyone in the church who is interested to join us on a walk-through of the church buildings and grounds on June 2 right after worship. We will be looking to identify new projects that need PMC’s attention. If you have a project you would like us to address, this would be the time to walk with us and let us know.
You are invited to learn about the interesting history of Pittstown as an important crossroads of the Revolutionary War at this Flemington Presbyterian Church Women’s Association program. Please join us for a most informative talk by Hunterdon County Historian Stephanie Stevens about her book, “All Roads Lead to Pittstown.” It tells the story of the village’s role in the Revolutionary War in providing bread and biscuits for Washington’s Army. In the 1800s, Pittstown became a center of commerce, including a foundry, peach basket factory and machine shop.
The program begins with dessert and coffee in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend.