First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 05/20/2017

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Deacons Fund for May  will go to DASI. Please give generously to our monthly Deacons Funds!

Deacon Visits: The Deacons are visiting with members of the church.  At your request, we will contact you to arrange a time and place (typically your home).  We also encourage you to let us know of people who would appreciate a visit.  We look forward to a friendly visit with you!  Contact Phil Hardin at (201) 602-5445 for further information.

Outdoor Worship Service: Sunday, May 21st.  We will be holding our 10:30 a.m. worship service outdoors!!  And the weather should be perfect!  The Choir will be singing, and Walter Houck will be bringing his banjo!  Come and join us for this special service!

New Member ClassA new member class will be held soon.  If you are interested in joining our church family, please see Pastor Amy.

Hike PlannedYouth and hikers alike, join in for a late spring hike to Edison Mines in Sparta on Saturday, June 3rd.  Meet in the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m., and we will caravan over together.  Learn a little geology, history, and ecology along the way.  We will be led by  Frank Dwornikoski, Jason Touw, and Kristin Touw.  When will we be back?  That’s up to the crew that meets the morning of the hike. Bring drinks, snacks, bug repellent, and sunblock.

Pentecost OfferingThis offering will be collected Pentecost Sunday, June 4th.  This special offering is used for Children at Risk, Youth, and Young Adults.  Forty percent of this offering is retained by our church to be used for a ministry that serves children at risk.

Child Protection Policy: Session approved, after much research and consideration, a Child Protection Policy and Parent Consent Form (Waiver) for use by the First Presbyterian Church of Sussex effective January 1, 2017.  Session advises all parents with young children and or teenagers to read the policy carefully and ask any questions that you may have regarding its implications on your child or their church-related activities.  From time to time, parents may be asked to revisit the policy and respond to individual requests for the signing of the consent form, better know as a waiver form, when church activities call for such action.

2017 Church EnvelopesThe 2017 church offering envelopes are available in the Narthex.  Please take yours home with you when you come to church.  Also, if you see a neighbor’s envelopes, please take them and drop them off.

2017 CalendarsPinkel Funeral Home has generously donated scenic calendars with our church info on it.  Please feel free to take home as many as you’d like.  They are located in the Narthex.

Per Capita: Each Presbyterian Church (USA) is billed a yearly assessment to pay the operating costs of the General Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery.  This year, the assessment is $35.00 for each member.  To ease the burden on the church, we are again asking that each member who is able to do so, pay his/her assessment.  The special blue envelope in your offering envelopes box may be used for this contribution.  Please make checks payable to “First Presbyterian Church of Sussex” and put “Per Capita” on the memo line.  You may mail it to the Depositing Treasurer, Janet Hayzler, 96 Holland Road, Wantage, NJ 07461, or place it in the offering plate on any Sunday.

Prayer Chain:  The Prayer Chain for members of the congregation is being updated.  If anyone would like to receive notifications via text rather than a phone call, there is a sign-up sheet in the fellowship room for the next few weeks.  You may also contact Sharon Alheidt or Joanne Cosh

New DirectoryA new Church Directory is available on the table in the narthex.  Please don’t forget to take a copy home with you.  Updates will be published in the monthly newsletters.  Thank you!!          

From Newton PresbyteryThe Presbytery wants to include you in their database.  They send out a weekly newsletter that is full of information about the Presbytery and individual churches, and they don’t want you to miss anything!  Please sign up on the form in the narthex at the church, or go to the Presbytery’s webpage at: www.newtonpresbytery.org and give them your name and email address.

Faith Community Health PartnershipIn the event you are hospitalized in a hospital that is part of the Atlantic Health Care System (Newton, Morristown, Hackettstown, Chilton in Pompton Plains, or Overlook in Summit), one of the first questions asked is whether you would like your faith community to be notified.  If your answer would be yes, you can expedite the process by filling out a registration form that will be put into the Atlantic Health Care Database.  Thus, if you are hospitalized, the system would already be in place.  Pastor Amy or a deacon would be visiting or contacting you to render support to you and your family.  If you wish to participate in this optional program, please fill out the form at the link below and return it to Phil Hardin or the church office.  Click Here for Form

Your Church Family CaresIs there an impending surgery, a personal loss, or some issue or event that is troubling you?  Please know that your church family is available to help and support you with a phone call or a visit from a Deacon or Pastor, or just some company in a time of need.  We are just a phone call away!  Please leave a personal message for Pastor Amy (973-534-7479) or Deacon Phil Hardin (201-602-5445).

Plain Change MinistryPlease continue to empty your pockets/ purses to help our neighbors in need.  Thank you for your support!

Clothing Collection Box:  Please remember to use the clothing collection box located in the back of our parking lot.  The company we use empties the box on a weekly basis, maintains insurance and permits, and cleans up any dumping that may occur.  They send the church a flat fee of $150.00 a month.  This is a great idea for continued monthly revenue.  Also, please tell your friends about it!

Ink Cartridge Recycling: WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING LASER CARTRIDGES as well as inkjet cartridges.  Ink cartridges that you throw away still have many poisonous chemicals inside them.  Recycle your ink cartridges and help the church and the environment!  Thank you to those who have brought in your ink cartridges.  Keep them coming!  The recycling company will send the church a check, which will be used toward church expenses.  To date, we have received $145.60!  A list of qualifying cartridges can be found on tonerbuyer.com and empties4cash.

21 Unionville Avenue

Sussex, NJ 07461

 

(973) 875-4760

sussexpresbyterian@embarqmail.com

 

Worship Service: 10:30 am

Rev. Amy Lawrence Pastor

(973) 534-7479 - cell

pastoramy@embarqmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Sunday,  May 21st

· Sunday School  @ 9:15 am

· Choir Rehearsal @ 9:20 am

· Outdoor Worship Service@ 10:30 am

 

Sunday,  May 28th

· Sunday School  @ 9:15 am

· Choir Rehearsal @ 9:20 am

· Worship Service@ 10:30 am

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