The 2021 Offering Envelopes will be available in “weather-proof” boxes outside church’s front entrance through January. (We cannot mail them this year.)
- If you are willing, please come and pick up your 2021 offering envelope box over the next couple of weeks.
- If you can’t pick it up, or you think that you don’t need a box please let Simon Tse (email@example.com) know so that he can retrieve it.
- If you are not able to come but want the assigned envelope box, please let Simon know or call the office. We will make every effort to get the box to you.
- Finally, if you want to help us out by delivering some envelope boxes to your neighbors, you can pick up their boxes and let them know. Thank you!
Sunday, February 7th, is “Souper Bowl Sunday,” when over 140 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl. While millions will enjoy watching the game from the comfort of their homes, at the same time there will be people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter, and having a warm meal. Please join us in supporting those in need in our own community by bringing in canned or dry soups on February 3rd which will be distributed through our food pantry. Donations can also be dropped off at the Matawan Community Center, 201 Broad St., Matawan. Thank you in advance for demonstrating God’s love by loving your neighbor.
A Zoom Book Discussion Group will be starting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. on “Waking up White” by Debby Irving. The Monmouth Presbytery Mission Working Group recently presented a diversity program in November with two panelists from our church (Joe Ritacco and Hank McKee) and there was interest in sharing this topic with our congregation. The book (about $18 new) is available online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Sponsored by Mission Commission, this discussion group will be led by Janet Knoth and Julie Holowatch. There will be about 10 weekly discussions. Those interested should contact Janet Knoth or Simon Tse.
Weekly On Line Bible Study with Rev. David Cotton! Rev. David Cotton leads a weekly Bible Study on his Facebook Page each Monday evening. https://www.facebook.com/david.cotton.7543653 Currently, he is teaching Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Each week is about 15 minutes or so long. All of the previous lessons are on his page, so you can “catch up” or “sample” one or two. Please feel free to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to enrich your knowledge of the Scriptures and to support your own spiritual journey.
Join Our Youth Group! Despite CoVid, Youth Group is going strong — virtually! Watch a video for a taste of our activities! For more information, email FpcMyYouthGroup@gmail.com.
Sunday School Registration The Christian Education Commission and the Worship and Music Commission are working closely together to make sure that our return to the building is the safest experience for everyone. They are working on a proposal to start Sunday School in October. Please use the attached form to register your child for Sunday School.
Holidays are over, but remember, 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.
Looking ahead, Chancel Flowers are needed for 2021! We are looking for sign-ups for January and any other date you wish. If you wish to sign up for any of these Sundays, or other Sundays during the year, please notify the church office via email or telephone.
Cards for The Rev. Charles Cureton can be sent to: 4699 Deer Creek Drive, Wooster OH 44691.
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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.
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.
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.
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