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FPC Focus

June 30, 2021

Worship moves to
Community House starting
this Sunday, July 4

We're moving back into to the Community House to beat the summer heat starting this Sunday, July 4! Let's go super casual for the holiday weekend and wear shorts and red, white, and blue flip-flops if you want to. Anything to beat this heat! We'll worship the rest of summer in the Community House. Join us!

 Remember that your giving is important. We still have on-going expenses even through summer and your regular support makes that happen. Don't forget your church! You can give electronically using the link below or on the website. Thank you!

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Worship Sunday @ 10am 
Starting this Sunday, we're back in the Community House for the summer! Join us at 10am in person and via Facebook Live or recorded posting both on Facebook and our website. If you'd like to support flowers in our worship email the office or call 908.832.2154 for details. See more about flowers below. All readings this week are from The MessagePsalm 48; 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13. Sermon: The Pouring Reign. 
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Flowers in Worship! Yes you can!

You can help brighten our Sunday worship service! Please donate flowers for the third Sunday of each month. Email the church at: fpcoffice@gmail.com  or call 908-832-2154 and choose your date. The flowers will be delivered to a church family by a Deacon unless otherwise requested. Flowers are ordered from Stony Hill Gardens and the cost is $37.50 payable to Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Please note—flowers are ordered once a month. Requests are due by the first of each month.

Mission - Shoe Drive Last Day!

Today (June 30) is the final day. The North Hunterdon Ecumenical Mission Group is close to reaching their goal of collecting used or new shoes, sneakers, etc. for soles4souls. To date, they have collected around 10,000 and need to collect 1,200 more. Drop your used-non moldy shoes, sneakers, etc. at the Community House. Thank you!  

Mission - Lasagna with Love

This group of amazing chefs provide lasagna, baked ziti, and macaroni and cheese for our friends, once monthly. To be part of the team distributing food to those in need, or if you know of someone who might benefit from meals, contact Donna at 908.894-3176.
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Mission - Haytown Pantry

Pass this along to your networks! The Haytown Nursery School Community Pantry is now open at the Community House. How awesome is this? Bring food items as you can—anytime day or night. Leave what you have—take what you need. Jesus says "I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Download the flyer for more...
Community Pantry Flyer

Connect - Coffee Potter Group

Weather is beautiful, wish you were here! Join the Coffee Potter group Tuesdays for a walk on the path starting at 10am and coffee at 11. Friendly church people seeking a time of fellowship, support, and conversation. Come for the encouragement—stay for the coffee! Call Nancy for details 908.876.4669.

Connect - Bible Studies

Mondays at 7pm on Zoom. Real. Life.  We cover the scriptures from Sunday's worship. What does it say about us today? What does it say about God today? What does it say about our relationship with God? How does it speak to our community? Get the link.

Wednesdays at 8am at Oscar's Deli in Califon. Good coffee, good company, and current events. Come have breakfast, solve the world's problems, and eventually we get around to talking Bible. Everybody invited! 

Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom. Tonight (Wednesday, June 30) is the finale of this amazing Ecclesiastes study. Thank you Marg Peterson for hosting and teaching this fantastic deep-dive study! 

Ecclesiastes flyer

Haiku by Cheryl

Cheryl writes Haiku poetry every week based on Sunday's worship and the Monday night Bible Talk. 
 
On 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Question fair balance
One's abundance other's need
And vice versa

On Mark 5:21-43
Do not fear believe
Faith will make you well be healed
Go in peace with God

On Can You Feel It? sermon
Love one another
Liberty justice for all
Christ's declaration

See world through God lens
All are created equal
Fairness justice love

 
Bless you, Cheryl! Do you write poetry, prose, or reflections? Submit your offerings to the Focus at this mailbox

Pastor Blog

Declaration
It bears repeating—from last Sunday’s sermon:

This Sunday is the day. This is the day we celebrate these words:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness....
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In our prayers:

  • Our grieving families:
    • Janet Farrar, sister to Ellie Sterling 
    • Jim Grzybek, husband to Heather, son-in-law to the Days 
  • Victims and families of the building collapse in Florida
  • Traveling mercies for Emma-Leigh going to internship in Arizona
  • Protection from this week's heat index
  • Manufacturers and medical techs in the vaccine distribution chain 
  • Job seekers and those suffering financially due to COVID
  • All armed service people, deployed and stateside.
  • Everyone connecting to Fairmount on Facebook Live!
How can we be praying for you? If we're sharing names, please be sure it's okay with the person to share your prayer joys or concerns here or on Sunday mornings via Facebook Live. email them anytime

Happy Birthday! 

July 2 -- Colleen J.
       5 -- Bob E.
       7 -- Elinore B.
              Jill S.
              Augustin D.
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