Ministry & Mission Call to Action

We have great plans for Mission and Ministry for 2019! If you haven’t already, please sign up for your 2019 contribution. You can make your commitment through on-line giving (click the green button below) or email your confidential commitment to Luanne at Commitment cards are also available in the pews. Your contributions will help us change lives!

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Join Us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and then stay after the service for fellowship in the Library. 

Sunday School is open to all ages, during the school year. Kids start in the sanctuary and go to classes after the Children’s message. Nursery care is available throughout the year.

Want to host Coffee Hour?  Sign up today!

Upcoming at FPC!

Save the Dates:

Sun. Dec. 9:  Handbell Choir performs at 10:00 am

Fri. Dec. 14:  Angel Tree gifts due back

VOLUNTEERS Needed!  Sat. Dec. 15:  Hanging of the Greens 9:30 am and Christmas Dinner Setup

Sun. Dec. 16: Christmas Cantata/Last Day to Order Poinsettias/PW Cookie Walk / Gift Sale (Library) and Church Wide Christmas Dinner (Reighart)

Sun. Dec. 23: 4th Sunday of Advent Worship 10am

Christmas Eve Services:  Family Service at 5pm and Candlelight/Communion at 11pm

Celebrate Advent and Christmas in our beautifully decorated sanctuary.

Our traditional poinsettias will decorate the sanctuary on December 23rd for the remainder of

the Advent Season.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – Please use the envelopes provided in the pews to order poinsettias in memory/honor of a loved one; Donations $10.00 per plant.  The poinsettias will decorate the sanctuary on December 23rd for the remainder of the Advent Season.  After the Candlelight service on Christmas Eve, you may take the poinsettia with you, or ask a Deacon to deliver it to a homebound member.

Donations: $10/plant

LAST DAY TO ORDER: December 16th


FPCB Friends & Family – Please Join us for a Christmas DINNER PARTY

Sunday, December 16, 2018 in Reighart Hall Following our 

Christmas Cantata “Sing Christmas”, presented by our Chancel Choir


SECOND SUNDAY ADULT GROUP will meet again in December or January – updates will be posted here…

JOIN THE CHOIR! You’ll be glad you did!  Rehearsal times are Sundays from 9:15am-9:40am to prepare for service and 11:30am-1pm for learning future music.

INTERESTED IN JOINING FIRST CHURCH? There is another new members’ class forming soon! If you are interested please contact Rev. Jen at or the church office / 973-334-3535.

“Dear Saints” – Pastor’s Blog

Ponder and seek peace

Dear Saints, It’s that time again, when I pick out (and pick on) a Christmas-themed commercial that whips me up. This year, there are two, juxtaposed to make a point. The first of my picks is an ad for a cell phone company  where we see back-to-back home videos of individuals in utter delight (screaming, dancing, laughing and crying) as they open a gift of the new cell phone. The second commercial however is not Christmas or holiday-themed at all. It’s the next in a series of commercials where’s there an exchange between a yoga/sage-like man who has appeared at ...
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Yes, We Are Blessed

Dear Saints, To begin our November newsletter by saying , “It’s that time of year again”….or “it’s the ‘holiday’ season and time to give thanks” … is not only trite and hackneyed (my favorite SAT word) but can also produce anxiety and/or dread around both the holidays and stewardship.  It’s also like every other (boring) church appeal. BUT, we are not like every other church. In fact, I believe we’re not like ANY other church. We’re atypical in almost every way. For starters, we have kids! And lots of them! We have not only a wide range of kids ranging ...
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More articles available of Pastor’s Blog.

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Prayers To Go

Church Events

December 12, 2018
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Chorus - Reighart Hall 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
December 15, 2018
  • Hanging of the Greens 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
December 16, 2018
  • Cantata 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Cantata Rehearsal - Sanctuary 9:00 AM-9:30 AM
  • Worship 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Annual Church Family Christmas Dinner 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
December 17, 2018
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
December 18, 2018
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
  • Cub Scouts - Reighart Hall 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
December 19, 2018
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • Girl Scouts - Foundation 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Cub Scouts - Reighart Hall 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
December 20, 2018
  • Cub Scouts - Reighart Hall 6:30 PM-8:30 PM