First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 10/17/2016

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Deacons Fund for October: will go to Family PromisePlease give generously!

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

College Addresses Needed for Care PackagesPlease e-mail Marion Kopec at with names and addresses, even it it’s the same as last year, of our college students (full-time, part-time, away or local, degree, undergrad, or advanced, etc.), using “Care Package Ministry” in the subject line.  We will be collecting items, in quantities of 12, to be sent to our college students.  Regardless of home or away, we want to show them our support.  Suggested items include:  cookies, candies, mints, gum, chips, popcorn, flashlights, toothbrush/paste, post-its, etc.  A more complete list is available on the table in the back of the sanctuary.  If you don’t have time to shop, cash donations are appreciated as well, and the items will be bought for you.  Also, monetary donations will help with the cost for mailing the boxes.  Thank you for your help with this project.

Seasoned Singers:  Seniors are asked to stay after church to practice the hymn that we will sing during worship next Sunday, October 23rd.

Volunteers NeededTwo volunteers are needed to provide and serve refreshments after worship on Sunday, November 27th.  Please give Lois a call at 973-875-3555 if you can help her out.

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!!          

Lawn Mowing Help Is Needed!!A sign-up sheet for lawn mowing is on the table in the narthex.  Please sign up for the week(s) that is/are good for you.  A lawn mower is available in the manse garage.  Ask Sharon or Pastor Amy for the key to the garage.  Teens are also encouraged to sign up.  This is a great community service project for school, scouts, etc.

Prayer BoxIn an effort to reach out to the community, a prayer box has been placed outside under the front sign.  Anonymous prayers are read/prayed for by the Ecumenical prayer group.  The box is open to church members also!!

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: 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!


21 Unionville Avenue

Sussex, NJ 07461


(973) 875-4760


Worship Service: 10:30 am

Rev. Amy Lawrence Pastor

(973) 534-7479 - cell





United in God’s love,  Dedicated to God’s service

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This Week’s Schedule










Tuesday,  October 18th

· Session Meeting @ 6:00 pm


Sunday,  October 23rd

· Sunday School @ 9:15 am

· Choir Practice @ 9:20 am

· Worship @ 10:30 am



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

Need a ride to Church? Call the church office. Drivers needed.

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