A strong, diverse, caring community of faith:
Sharing God's Gifts; Exemplifying God's Love; Seeking Justice for All
Our Combined Summer Worship Service meets at 9:30 a.m.

Pathway Service

Our contemporary service, which meets in our renovated chapel on Sundays from 9-9:45 a.m., features a warm, informal setting with musical leadership by a variety of praise teams. In-person worship service will take on place on June 13, 20, and 27.  You can also join us on Facebook!

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Traditional Service

This friendly congregation meets at 10:30 a.m. in a more traditional setting, with musical leadership by adult, children and bell choirs with piano or organ, along with a variety of instrumentalists, in a wide range of styles.

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Sunday, Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m.
"Imitators of God"

Worship Leader:
The Rev. Natalie Bell

Texts:
Ephesians 4:24-5:2, Psalm 34:1-8

Music By:
The Shapiro Family Band

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

During the summer, the COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE of Traditional and Contemporary will begin at 9:30 a.m.  We will resume our regular 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday, Sept. 12.

In response to updated information on COVID in our county, the Session has voted overwhelmingly that we follow Governor Murphy’s recommendation and CDC Guidelines for areas with substantial and high transmission of Covid-19 (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/new-jersey-covid-cases.html)  and immediately re-implement wearing of masks during Worship and while in our facility for our congregation and all building users. This is a TEMPORARY change, to help prevent further spread of the Delta variant. Our hope is that we can stop the use of masks when transmission drops and conditions improve. We believe this action will save lives and curb illness. We are doing it out of Christian concern for one another. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. It is disappointing, frustrating, and inconvenient for all of us. I pray we will have grace for one another as a body of Christ, and always seek to do that which shows love to our neighbor. 

Teachers and helpers are needed when our Church School resumes in September. Please consider volunteering to be a Sunday school Teacher, Classroom Assistant, or Sunday School Substitute.  For more information or to sign up, contact Tom Evans at superintendentfpc@gmail.com or stop by the Church School office during Sunday School hours.

A New Members’ Class will be held Sunday, Aug. 22 in the Pastor’s Study (Room 216) following the 9:30 a.m. worship service.  If you are interested in joining or just learning more about the church, come join us for this informal class led by Pastor Natalie. Contact the church office (732-566-2663/office.fpcmatawan@gmail.com) or Pastor Natalie if you have any questions or wish to sign up.

A one-day Vacation Bible School will be held at the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church (448 Tennent Road, Tennent, NJ 07763) on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  The theme is “Jesus Loves,” and explores the love of Jesus Christ.  It is open to all children in pre-school through 6th grade.  Share in a day of music, crafts, faith, and fun!  Snacks and lunch are provided.  To register, call Old Tennent Church at 732-446-6299. This is a free event. A donation of non-perishable food items for Samaritan Center will be appreciated.  

Wheelchairs needed!  Do you have a wheelchair that you would be able to donate or loan to the church?  If so, please contact the church office. We have someone in need.  Many thanks!

“Can you Volunteer so that No One Dies Alone (NODA)?”  The NODA program at Jersey Shore Medical Center is looking for volunteers to sit with patients who have no one else during their last hours.  Contact the Rev. Cindy Wilcox for details. Thank you!

Photos Wanted! Help us update our website. Do you have photos of church-related events? Please send them to Emily Meyers, along with a release form. Thank you!

The Food Pantry is once again accepting donations in our bins by the Church School Office and the Parking Lot Entrance. Non-perishables are welcome!

The Crochet/Knitting Group meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. upstairs in Room 207.  The group also provides outreach by way of handmade prayer shawls, scarves, baby hats, blankets, etc. given to members and friends, and wherever a need arises. Beginning Thursday, July 1, the group will be meeting in the Adult Lounge.  Contact Jackie at jorlando391@verizon.net for more information.

FPC is joining an initiative for the Arthritis Foundation, which is looking for people living with arthritis to complete a 10-minute survey on how arthritis impacts their everyday lives. The data collected will help guide how the Arthritis Foundation funds research. It will also be used for advocacy, programs, and services at a national and local level. The survey can be found at www.arthritis.org/INSIGHTS. Please contact Emily Meyers at emeyers@arthritis.org  if you have any questions.

Looking ahead, Chancel Flowers are needed for 2021 for Sundays in August and the months that follow. If you wish to sign up for any available Sunday during the year, you can notify the church office via email or telephone.

Interested in learning more about experiencing Johnsonburg this summer? Click here to learn more about their "Get Away to Play" Summer sessions.

Whether it's a birthday, holiday or just because, you can get a gift card for use any time that benefits our church! Gift cards are available for many retailers. They can also be used to buy gas and groceries, so it’s a great way to help you budget! Contact Emily Meyers for more information.

Shop Amazon?  If so, here is an easy way to support our church. The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of the purchase price of the eligible products to the charitable organization selected by customers. Go to http://amazonsmile.com,  follow the prompts or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon app and Amazon will donate to FPC based on your purchases.  If you have any questions, contact Ben Meyers: benmey72@yahoo.com.  Thank you!

To keep the Prayer Lists as current as possible, we would appreciate updates. Please notify the church office if anyone should be removed or added.

 

Nursery Care available for children up to 3 years of age starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information on our Sunday morning Nursing Supervisor, see our Staff page.

Since 1993

WORSHIP AND OUTREACH

Worship is at the heart of our life as a congregation. From September through early June, we worship at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday, as well as on special occasions such as Easter and Christmas. In the summer, we have one service at 9:30 a.m. in our air-conditioned sanctuary.

Our worship is grounded in the Reformed tradition. Under the direction of our pastor, it regularly involves adult and youth in leadership roles and includes a widely varied and inclusive music program. We seek to involve all worshipers in praying, singing, growing and sharing in a spirit of Christian community.

We have multiple outreach opportunities and a lively Christian Education program. Our capacious building hums with activity and welcomes community activities as well as church-related events.

Explore our website for details!

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