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FPC Focus

July 7, 2021

Worship moves to
Community House 

We moved back into to the Community House for the summer! Anything to beat this heat! Also plan to stay after for light snacks and refreshments (contact Kim in the office at 908.832.2154 if you'd like to bring individually wrapped snacks, please!) We're also still on Facebook Live! and via the website every week. Join us!

 Remember that your giving is important. June was a good giving month! 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 
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. This week's readings: Psalm 24; 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19;  Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29. Sermon: The Real Housewives of Jerusalem. 
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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 - 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! 

Haiku by Cheryl

Cheryl writes Haiku poetry every week based on Sunday's worship and the Monday night Bible Talk. 

On 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
God was with David
Recognized as God's chosen
King of Israel 

On 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Gift of handicap
Perfect in imperfection
Weaker get stronger 

Quit limits' focus
Take limitations in stride
Appreciate gifts 

On Mark 6:1-13
Keep simple no scenes
Spread Word joyful urgency
Go when where needed 

On The Pouring Reign sermon:
Go where Son shining
Show how to dance in God's reign
Constantly pouring

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

Pastor Blog

It’s That Time Again
Well, almost. 

From Mark 6:
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves...
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In our prayers:

  • Neighbor Joe whose father is in the hospital and mother in nursing care (Myers)
  • Simon, the Bogle — Beagle with a new home! (Stransky)
  • Happy 53rd Anniversary to the Vaughns!
  • Cousin Ken suffering on-going health issues (Myers)
  • Our grieving families:
    • Janet Farrar (Sterling) 
    • Jim Grzybek (Day) 
  • John now under hospice care (Foster)
  • Protection from this week's heat index
  • Vaccinations
  • 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 7 -- Elinore B.
              Jill S.
              Augustin D.
      10 -- Elsie E.
              Harry S. 
      15 -- Ellie S. 
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