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  • Hurricane Florence Relief through Presbyterian Disaster Agency

    by Maureen Paterson

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence the Mission Council will be sending $3,000 for Hurricane Relief in North Carolina through the Presbyterian Disaster Agency.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to this effort please mark “hurricane relief” in the memo line of your check and place in offering plate […]

    Children’s & Family Ministries: Nursery News

    by Gary Ingram

    We invite you to visit our new updated Nursery! During the 10:15 am service, the Nursery will be staffed with two childcare providers for children ages 2 years and younger. Parents may leave their children while they attend worship in the Sanctuary. Alternatively, as of September 23, 2018, our 10:15 am worship service will be […]

    Help Needed — Homeless Solutions

    by Joelle Strona

    4 times a year, faithful members of our congregation volunteer their time to shop and cook dinner for the Homeless Solutions Shelter in Morris Plains.  The final two dates for 2018 are approaching and we are in need of volunteers to (1) Grocery shop and (2)Cook and serve the meals.  For grocery shopping, the list […]

    Fall Sermon Series Begins September 16!

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Presbyterian minister and author Frederick Buechner writes, “Generally speaking, if you want to know who you really are as distinct from who you like to think you are, keep an eye on where your feet take you.” Our Fall Sermon Series, entitled “Live It Out,” is inspired by the no-nonsense and practical wisdom of the […]

    Introducing Our New Mission Partner: Special Hope

    by Maureen Paterson

    “Special Hope Network is a faith-based, Christian organization called to bear witness to God’s glory through caring for children with intellectual disabilities in Zambia by equipping families and caregivers to provide these children with a loving home, holistic health, and exceptional education and therapies.” —from their website, specialhopenetwork.org

    Mission Report on La Union, Ecuador – 2018

    by Judith Pasnik

    Each day of our recent mission trip, when walking over the cracked, moonscape-like-ground of La Union, one could hear the taps and cracks of hammers from the three sites where our teams, alongside residents, were working in the baking sun to build new cane homes for families in need. Passing the school, children waved over […]

    VBS Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus

    by Stacy Currie

    Our VBS Shipwrecked theme made quite a splash with the children this year! We started the week off learning that Jesus will always be there to rescue us, even if we are lonely, worried, struggle, make bad decisions or feel powerless. “Be still and know I am God” -Psalm 46:10 was one of the Bible […]