First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 03/26/2017

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Deacons Fund for March  will go to the Pass It Along. 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 J).  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

Confirmation ClassThe next Confirmation class will be held Sunday, April 2nd, from 6-8 p.m.  We will meet at the church, and dinner will be provided.  Please contact Pastor Amy if you are interested in helping with this year’s Confirmation Class.

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

Easter Bonnet ContestGirls and women, get those creative juices flowing.  It’s time for the 3rd Annual Easter Bonnet Contest.  It’s a REPURPOSE theme this year.  Make an Easter bonnet from an old sweater, a Frisbee, a flower pot, etc.  Use your imagination.  Bring your bonnet into the narthex Easter morning for judging.  The winner will be announced at the end of the Easter service.  Good luck and have fun!

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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Monday,  March 27th

· Ecumenical Lenten Bible Study at Church of Good Shepherd @ 6:00 pm

 

Thursday,  March 30th

· Bell Choir Practice @ 7:00 pm

 

Sunday,  April 2nd

· Sunday School  @ 9:15 am

· Choir Rehearsal @ 9:20 am

· Worship @ 10:30 am

· Confirmation Class @ 6:00 pm

 

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Chancel Flowers:  Contact Joanne Cosh at (973) 875—2204

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