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Thanksgiving Bounty

Celebrating Thanksgiving Bounty

Sunday, November 20th The Matawan Community Food Pantry is stocking up for our Thanksgiving distribution. We hope to provide our clients with the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner that includes a turkey with all the trimmings, in addition to all the staples we usually give each month. We currently provide food to about 80+ households–seniors,…

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THANK YOU! — CROP Hunger Walk

THANK YOU for supporting our Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk! – Once again, the FPC Matawan walk team including our Youth Group raised $6,648.63 (as of Walk Day, 10/16), exceeding last year’s all-time record of $6,345! Special thanks go to all 13 walkers and Youth Group who tirelessly reached out to families, friends, neighbors and…

Philip N. Gumbs

Philip N. Gumbs

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week The material here is compiled mainly from Centraljersey.com news articles and a few other sources noted in the references [1-6]. Philip N. Gumbs grew up in Cliffwood, New Jersey. After graduation from high school, he joined the US Army Air Corps during World War II.…

Thomas Mundy Peterson

Thomas Mundy Peterson

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week The material here is compiled mainly from Mycentraljersey.com and a few other sources noted in the references [1-6]. Do you know that March 31 each year is Thomas Mundy Peterson Day in New Jersey? The State Legislature passed a resolution on April 3, 1998, and…

John Gloucester

Reverend John Gloucester

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week The material here is compiled mainly from BlackPast.org, Wikipedia and a few other sources noted in the references [1-6]. Gloucester was born as a slave with a given name Jack in Tennessee. He was a young believer gifted with the ability to evangelize and convert…

Charles Frost Organ

Charles D. Frost

Celebrating Black History Month Mission Commission Profile of the Week In our church’s modern history, Charles Frost is thought to be our first African American Organist and Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan from 1973 to1976 when he was in Graduate School at Westminster Choir College in Princeton (now part of…