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FPC Focus

June 16, 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. 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 133; 1 Samuel 17:32-49; Mark 4:35-41. Sermon: Hakuna Matata.
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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 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 - 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 Galatians 5:16-26
Flesh Spirit opposed 
Rule our conduct by Spirit
Fruit of Spirit Life

On 2 Corinthians 2:13-17
Christ fragrance of life
Knowledge of Him sweet perfume
Process in triumph 

On By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them sermon
Stench of fleshly ways
Aroma of Christ fragrant
Transforming power


Last week: 
On 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20
Appointing a king
Unless guided lead by God
Pointless useless death 

On 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Keep on keepin' on
God raised Jesus raises us
Grace new life inside

On Mark 3:20-35
Words acts forgiven
Through God we're all connected
Brothers sisters moms 

On Crazy v. Christ sermon
Faith trust mystery
Let's live crazy with Jesus
Listen do be love 
Bless you, Cheryl! Do you write poetry, prose, or reflections? Submit your offerings to the Focus at this mailbox

Pastor Blog

15:05:17
This Sunday is the first day of summer, June 20, and that’s how much sunlight we’re going to have. 15 hours, 5 minutes, 17 seconds. That’s the longest day of the year for us according to the website I checked. At least that’s true for Lebanon since you can’t get “Fairmount” anywhere, and it’s close enough. 

 
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In our prayers:

  • Martins and Wilkinsons rejoice at grandchildren Danny and Kylie graduations!
  • All students graduating at all levels!
  • Ken B. MRI results
  • Linda U. rotator cuff issues
  • Carol E. recovering from a bike injury
  • 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.
  • 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 20 -- Elaine C.
         23 -- Michael M.

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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