FPC Focus

June 2, 2021

We're Back in the Sanctuary!
 Youth Sunday is June 6

We are back to in-person worship! Our students will be leading us again this Sunday. Thank you, Cara Gilligan for your leadership in Sunday School on Zoom this year! Wow!

 Your giving is important. Please remember that we still have on-going expenses even through summer and your support makes that happen. You can give electronically using the link below or on the website. Thank you, and welcome back!

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Worship Sunday @ 10am 
We're back to worshipping in person and broadcasting Sundays at 10am 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. Youth Sunday  scriptures: Psalm 138; 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35. Sermon: Crazy v. Christ
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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:  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 Push!

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 foyer or at the FPC narthex. 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 - Presbyterian Women

It's not just mission, but a way to connect! And it's not just women! Connect with our PW Moderator, Donna Rahmann, to get involved! Call 908.832.2154 for more and download the Synod of the Northeast Lighthouse newsletter from the Fairmount website.
PW - Lighthouse

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. This amazing Ecclesiastes study is taking a 2-week break returning on June 16. Marg Peterson hosts this fantastic deep-dive study. The whole world is invited! See you on June 16!

Ecclesiastes flyer

Haiku by Cheryl

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

On Isaiah 6:1-8
Sin guilt blotted out
After seeing hearing Lord
Here we are send us

On Romans 8:12-17
Cry Abba Father
In spirit all God's children
Heirs of God through Christ

John 3:1-17
All saved through God's son
Gifted with eternal life
When born of Spirit

On Don't Be Surprised sermon
Do not be surprised
Comfort in the mystery
Enjoy be amazed

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

Pastor Blog

Coming "Home"
There’s not going to be a blog or a Fairmount Focus next week because I’m taking a few days off and going home to see my Mom & Dad. I haven’t seen them in a year and a half! I haven’t been in Oklahoma in five years. It will feel good to get “home” even for a few days....

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In our prayers:

  • The grieving family of Howard "Bud" Fleming
  • Continued healing prayers for Elaine F. 
  • Robert S. and Neal both recovering from stroke
  • Negative test results for Jim
  • Rainy overcast skies, white-capped waves, and sandy rainy beach days
  • Roberta & Ken married!
  • All those having cancer surgery
  • An end to gun violence
  • 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, and the sacrifice of those whose lives we remember on Memorial Day Weekend
  • 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!

June 11 -- Linda B.
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