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Welcome Back To School

It’s hard to believe that we’re only days away from “Back to School”! As we all know either from our own experiences or our children, grandchildren, etc., back to school can be a time of mixed-emotions. It can be a time of excitement, new possibilities, new challenges, and opportunities to grow and learn. But it […]

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Life Line Screening, Oct. 27th

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Friday, October 27, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood […]

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Musicians, Artists, and Art Lovers Wanted

If you happen to play a musical instrument or would like to share any other type of creative arts with the congregation during a Sunday morning service, please contact Sarah (Organist/Choir Director 570-947-6330, babbleon247@yahoo.com), with your availability or to make rehearsal arrangements. Ever wonder how to share your ‘treasures’ in a musical way without singing or […]

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

The fall season for the music ministry at First Presbyterian will soon begin! Chancel Choir rehearsals will be resuming this month and all are welcome, veterans and newcomers, to join in making joyful music together. Special thanks to those vocalists and instrumentalists who shared their musical gifts and talents this summer during morning worship. Your musical […]

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A Prayer for Rest

Dear Father, This world seems to move faster and faster And I’m trying to keep up. But God, in the whirlwind, Instead I get caught up. Like an unbeatable force it pulls me in But I know eventually I cannot win. I must learn to rest in your perfect peace And though good, let all […]

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The Deacons would especially like to mention . . .

Terry & Lloyd Charlton! Many of you may not realize, but every month for the past four years Terry and Lloyd have organized the Deacons and others within our church family to provide a communion service at the NJ Firemen’s Home in Boonton. It is the only licensed health care facility in the State of NJ dedicated exclusively […]

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Water All Around the World UPDATE!!

A small but energetic, group of children participated in our Vacation Bible School June 26-30. Our theme, Water All Around the World, was well received by parents, children, adult and teen volunteers as well as by all of you in the congregation. Children “traveled” to a different country each day to discover how many children suffer […]

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Deacon’s Doins

The Deacons have had a very busy summer with organizing the delivery of, and preparing/delivering of meals to families who have had members recuperating from surgeries and/or other events. A huge thank you to Kim Riter, Leslie Smith, and Robin Gershaw for organizing and setting up the deliveries. The Deacons also wish to thank all who […]

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Mission says (many Thanks)

The Mission Co-Op had pledged a matching gift for funds raised at VBS for Living Waters for the World. Not only did nine kids learn that there are places in the world that do not have clean water and how lucky we are that we do, they also contributed $132 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters […]

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The Ripple Effect

June was a wonderfully busy month in worship — especially celebrating our new members on Pentecost, honoring our scholarship recipients, and graduates, and lifting up this year’s VBS theme: Living Waters for the world. Pastor Lorrie preached a super sermon on June 12th to lift up that theme. (see below) As we head into summer which […]

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