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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Skeet's Summer Food Drive Friday, July 29
    Elise Root, one of our high school members, is leading the Middle Schoolers during Vacation Bible School. They're learning about hunger and food justice all week, and they'll be canvassing Cranbury on Monday, July 24 with this flyer and plastic bags to encourage folks to donate nonperishable food items to Skeet's Pantry. Collection will happen Friday, July 29. If your house isn't on the route, we encourage you to drop off donations by the church office during the week of VBS, July 24 - 29! If you'd like to help Elise and the middle schoolers with the food drive on Monday, July 24 or Friday, July 29, contact her at eliseroot@gmail.com.
  2. Summer Worship begins at 10 AM
  3. Flat Jesus  Flat Jesus is a fun activity based on the popular "Flat Stanley" book series. Many people travel during the summer, and this is a great way to remember that Jesus is always with you. Find Flat Jesus here.
  4. Summer Bible Study  Colossians in the Contemporary: A four week bible study with Pastor Lou Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the church library July 25 and August 1
  5. Youth Fundraiser Thank you! We're going to OHIO! Because of your generosity, we've got the gas money needed to get 2 vans-full of kids, tools, and luggage to Lorain County, Ohio and back! Follow the youth group on Instagram (CranburyYouth) for pictures of our travels July 31st - August 6th.
  6. Youth Summer Activities Mark your calendars! Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers are most welcome to all events (except the TASK service opportunity, there is a 13 year old age requirement at TASK).
    Pool Party - Wednesday, August 24 (Waciega family's house in Plainsboro) - Details and permission slips will show up in your inbox sometime in August. (Rain date August 25)
    Youth Serve @ TASK - Thursday, September 1: Leave from the church at 2:15 p.m. and return around 5:30 p.m. Serve a meal alongside Pastor Hannah at TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen). Must be 13 years or older to serve. Details and permission slips to come in August. Also, if you'd like to serve at TASK on a different date this summer, you would be most welcome on August 4! Please let Hannah know and she'll put you in touch with the volunteer teams for those days. We can sign off on service hours for you!
  7. Won't You be my Sunday School Teacher?   In the next year, our hope is that Sunday School students and teachers alike will come to know and trust that they are indeed loved and capable of loving. And so the Christian Education Committee invites you to consider being a part of one of our teaching teams for the 2016-2017 programmatic year.

    Our Sunday School classes are taught under the leadership of Sunday School Superintendent, Daune Arsnow and Associate Pastor, Hannah Lovaglio. Each class (there are 6 classes total!) is taught by a teaching team of 3-4 folks; the team alternates who is the "lead" teacher and who is the second adult or "shepherd" based on their own schedules and availability. In addition to the support of your team, Daune and Hannah provide a teacher training event in September, and they remain available to help teachers throughout the year. Teachers meet for coffee and conversation twice a year, and share ideas throughout the year for the betterment of all our classes!

    If you feel that God might be calling you to serve on one of our teaching teams, to help out on Celebration Sundays or if you just want to know more, please contact Daune Arsnow or Hannah Lovaglio by email or at the church office (609.395.0897). We welcome the support of parents as teachers! But we also recognize that parents have many commitments these days, and therefore especially encourage folks who do not have kids in the Sunday school program to consider teaching in the next year!

    Here's an overview of next year's Sunday School offerings.
    Gathering time.
    New curriculum for Pre-K thru High School.
    Celebration Sundays open to the whole congregation-children, couples, families and seniors alike!
    Learn more here.
  8. Looking for a Church Home?   Join our next NEW MEMBER CLASS.   Learn what it means to be a member of First Presbyterian. We offer members of all ages opportunities to join in fellowship and expand their faith experiences. Please email the Church Office.
  9. Summer Pickup Choir Now through August 28, anthems will be sung by volunteers from the congregation as well as current members of The Chorale. If you have thought it would be fun to sing choral music, now would be an excellent opportunity to give it a try. We will rehearse an easy anthem each Sunday morning from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. throughout the summer -- which will then be sung during the worship service that follows. Since choir robes are not worn during the summer months, Sunday church attire (non-distracting) is preferred. The summer pickup choir is basically informal. Just show up and sing!
  10. Skeet's Pantry For our Food Pantry  Wish List: PASTA - any and all types; Peanut Butter and Jelly - one of our favorite staples; Tuna Fish - packed with protein; Cereal - Large nutritious family-size boxes are ideal; Pasta Sauce -last but not least, something to top off the pasta! And if you have some "miscellaneous" items on your own shelves which you would like to donate, that's fine, too.  Please drop items at the church office or in the wheel barrow outside the Sanctuary during church on Sunday. NO OUT-OF-DATE food can be accepted. Thank you.
  11. Vacation Bible School is here!
    Thank you to our scores of teachers, helpers, parents, youth and children who will participate in VBS this coming week. We are so excited to learn and grow with you. The congregation is most welcome to attend our closing ceremony Friday, July 29, starting at 11:40 a.m. in the sanctuary, to see and hear some of what we learned this year at VBS. All VBS questions should come to Cassandra (ckhazem@gmail.com) and Hannah (firstpreshannah@comcast.net). If you still want to volunteer, let us know!
  12. Website Content Changes - Send requests to webmaster@cranburypres.org.
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Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury! Many visitors are drawn to us by our lovely sanctuary & special history, but they return because we offer a warm hand of welcome & fellowship to all.

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
  1. VBS – July 25-29
  2. All Church Homecoming Picnic – Sept. 11
  3. Regular Worship at 10:30 am – Sept. 18
  4. Sunday School for all ages – Sept. 25
  5. July Calendar
Church Office

The Church Office handles the day-to-day administrative needs of our church.

Office Email: firstpresoffice@comcast.net

Office Hours: M-Th, 9-3:30, F 9-2:30 pm

Closed: Monday July 4
Summer Hours June 13 - September 9: M-Th, 9-2. Closed Friday
Regular hours resume 9/12/16

Cranbury Presbyterian Nursery School

CPNS is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited Christian preschool committed to helping each child grow in an environment bounded by Christian love & caring. Contact Janice Parker at 609-655-8663 or CPNSchool@comcast.net .


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