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  1. Youth Ministry Youth group will meet throughout the year on Sundays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for middle school and 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for high school. Youth group is all about community. You get to be goofy as we play games, to be serious as we learn about God, to be passionate as we serve others, to be curious as we ask questions, to be contemplative as we pray together and most of all, you get to be you!

    Sunday October 30 Fall Festivities

    Saturday, November 5: Doctor Strange in IMAX in Manhattan. We'll drive the bus up to see the afternoon movie, leaving around 1:00 p.m. and returning around 7:00 p.m. (with time before or after the show for a slice of pizza). The cost is $25/student for the ticket, and any extra spending money for theater snacks and/or pizza. Please RSVP for this event by October 29 so we can prepare for the right number of people. I'll send out more information and permission slips closer to the date.

    November 18 to November 20: High School Johnsonburg Retreat (http://www.campjburg.org/event/sr-high-fall-retreat/). We leave Friday afternoon and return Sunday around lunchtime. It's a weekend of meaningful fellowship, bible study, worship, making friends with others from across the state and getting to know each other better too. Let me know by November 6 if you are attending this weekend retreat. Cost is $125.
  2. DINNERS FOR EIGHT   Back by request, a second sitting of Dinner for Eight! Please join us for an evening of fellowship, fun, and food. We are looking for guests and host/hostess for this event. A sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall through October waiting for your name. Questions please call Carol Fisher at 609-655-5153 or Ann Mooney at (609) 655-4283.
  3. 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.
  4. Choir Members Wanted! If you have considered joining the choir, now is the time! Our regular Thursday evening rehearsals are 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  5. Lay Readers   Sign up now on the notice board in Fellowship Hall. New readers welcome. If you have any questions, please call Joan Fraser.
  6. Coffee Hour Hosts Wanted! Coffee Hour is a great time to meet and catch up with friends and members of the congregation as well as make our visitors feel welcome. There has been a shortage of host volunteers for coffee hour. Please consider hosting coffee hour. The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is in Fellowship Hall so be sure to check out the available dates that will be convenient for you to host. For more information, please contact Ed Luffey at eluffey@gmail.com.
  7. Thanksgiving Food Baskets  Yes, it is that time of year again. The time to rake leaves and the time to look through your pantry and search for canned goods and other goodies for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive. Your Deacons could be filling as much as 150 holiday baskets this year for families in need in our area, and we need your help to make 2016 a wonderful Thanksgiving for all.

    Items needed are:
    frozen turkeys; canned vegetables; canned fruits; soups; cranberry sauce; cereal; pasta/sauce; crackers; rice; boxed potatoes; stuffing; cookies; pancake mix/syrup; cake/muffin mixes; olives; peanut butter; jam; jello/pudding; canned nuts; granola bars; copy paper boxes (for packing the baskets)

    Please bring your donations to the Fellowship Hall. Just inside the front door there is a large box labeled "Thanksgiving Baskets." You can also bring items to church on Sunday and put them in the green wheelbarrow by the church door or weekdays at the church office. If you have an extra frozen turkey, please give it to a Deacon to put in the freezer. Food collection will run through November 18.

    Donations are also accepted to be used to purchase turkeys, fresh fruit and vegetables. Checks should be made out to the Board of Deacons earmarked "Thanksgiving Baskets" which can be placed in the collection baskets during worship. Thank you very much in advance!
  8. Skeet's Pantry Fall is Harvest Time: Please Help Us Fill a Cornucopia for Skeet's Pantry! We all think about food and family when autumn rolls around and we get closer to the special holidays in this beautiful season of the year. Our Skeet's Pantry families think about these holidays too, and the blessings they receive from the generous donors to our Pantry. Their thanks echo through Fellowship Hall on the 3rd Friday morning of each month and their smiles make all your gifts and our volunteers' efforts worthwhile.
      Skeet's "Shopping List" for fall:
    Peanut Butter & Jelly - Tuna Fish - Canned Soup - Pasta & Pasta Sauce - Cereal- Canned Fruit - Plastic Grocery Bags (in good condition)
    As always, please double check expiration dates, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help!  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.
  9. Can You Help Skeet's Pantry? We are looking for strong volunteers who have a truck or van. The third Thursday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. we pick up fresh produce from the Farmer's Against Hunger truck in Trenton. We deliver the produce back to the church for Skeet's food distribution the next day. This is the primary way Skeet's Pantry gets fresh produce for its patrons every month. If you know someone who can lift 50 lbs. or has a truck or van and wants to help feed the hungry, please contact Anne Gordon or the church office. You do not have to be a church member. Please spread the word!
  10. Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) The first Thursday of every month volunteers serve the evening meal at TASK. We leave the church in the church van at 2:30 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. It is a great way to serve God and others. No experience necessary, just a heart to serve. Please contact Anne Gordon or church office if you are up to the TASK!
  11. Send Us Your Nominations! THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE needs your recommendations for people to serve as Elders and Deacons for the coming three year terms. People nominated to the offices of the church should be persons of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and in the world.

    Elders are chosen by the people of God to exercise leadership, government and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church and the church at large. Together with the pastors they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world, visit and comfort and care for the people with special attention to the poor, the sick, the lonely, and those who are oppressed.

    Deacons are set apart for a ministry of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office. Deacons are called to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless and to any who may be in distress.

    Please provide the names of people you think would serve well as Elders or Deacons. Nominating Form here.
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  1. Third Grade Bible Blast – Friday October 28
  2. Stewardship – November 6
  3. Celebration Sunday – November 13
  4. Celebration Sunday (Advent) – November 27
  5. Adult Bible Study – Mondays 7 PM during Advent

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