FPC Focus

June 23, 2021

Worship moves to
Community House starting
Sunday, July 4

We are back to in-person worship and we're moving to Community House to beat the summer heat starting July 4! We'll worship the rest of summer in 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 
We're back to worshipping in person and broadcasting Sundays at 10am via Facebook Live or recorded posting both on Facebook and our website. We will move to Community House for the rest of the summer starting July 4. 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. Father's Day scriptures: Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43. Sermon: Can You Feel It?
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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! The final day is Wednesday, June 30. 

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. This amazing Ecclesiastes study is in the home stretch. Marg Peterson hosts this fantastic deep-dive study. The whole world is invited! 

Ecclesiastes flyer

Haiku by Cheryl

Cheryl writes Haiku poetry every week based on Sunday's worship and the Monday night Bible Talk. 
On 1 Samuel 17:32-49 
Know Lord is with you
Come to all in name of God
Battles are the Lord's

On Mark 4:35-41
Why are you afraid
Wind obeys Him Peace be still 
Quiet settle down 

On Hakuna Matata sermon
There are no worries
Hankuna Matata is
Trouble problems fade

Pistis total faith
Plenty to fear release fear
Conviction Lord near

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

Pastor Blog

If you have Apple products and use the calendar, you know the holidays have included Juneteenth every June 19 for some time. I’m so proud of that! And I’m even prouder that the president and vice-president declared Juneteenth a national holiday last week. On Thursday, emails were flying all over the corporate world—company policy moved fast and furiously. Juneteenth—now everybody knows what it means.
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In our prayers:

  • All those celebrating Father's Day
  • Comfort to those mourning—Father's Day is hard
  • The grieving family of Regina O'Dowd
  • Ellie S. and sister Janet who is now under hospice care
  • Nancy M. and positive doctor visit outcomes
  • Jim C. in the hospital trying to get stronger to come home
  • Eleanor recovering from a pelvis break
  • Thanksgiving from Joe S. for all the care and prayers FPC has given him
  • 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!

June 23 -- Michael M.
         25 -- Audrey A. 
July 2 -- Colleen J.

Your FPC Session met on Monday, June 14:

*Approved Roofing contractor for Community House
and low-rate financing through PILP
(this will be a significant expense...more details coming)
*Moving worship to Community House beg. July 4
*Considering appointments to discernment team
*Discussed manse fence damage/replacement
*Session minutes reviewed with presbytery
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