FPC Focus

July 28, 2021

Worship in
 Community House 

We moved back into to the Community House for the summer! Anything to beat the heat!  Please sign up to host Coffee Hour in the Community House or contact Kim in the office at 908.832.2154. (Set up a small pot of coffee, iced water, and bring individually wrapped snacks, please!) And we're still on Facebook Live or via the website every week. Join us!

 Remember that your giving is important. July giving is a little off! 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 11:26-12:13a; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Sermon: Appetizers. 
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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.

Women - My Grandma says...

Donna Rahmann attended the Presbyterian Women's Horizons Magazine Bible Study recently, which was held at the Stony Point Conference Center (New York). 
The 2021 study is "What My Grandmothers Taught Me".  Click for video of the study.  

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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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 11:1-15
Own up to your sin
Can't maneuver around it
Only compounds it 

Each one made a choice
Consequences known unknown
Was God's counsel sought 

Stop sin before starts
Flee temptation pray to God
Find choice honors God 

On John 6:1-21
Miracles happen
Maybe not the way we think
Hindsight shows God's hand 

We must all sit down
Give thanks distribute what can
How much no matter 

Faith expects God acts
Better to share a little
Can't work with nothing 

On Y'all Keep Calm sermon
Keep calm carry on
Miserable pathetic
Jacked up lives keep calm 

What more can be said
In the midst of mystery
Let go y'all keep calm 

Massive miracles
Spirit moving in our lives
Stop look and listen

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

Pastor Blog

Summer, still.
So, I went back to Oklahoma again last week for a few days to see my brother and parents. So crazy the difference in the weather. It’s like 95 there by 11am almost every day this time of year. One day was really humid, too. It’s brutal! Summer is full-on still happening!
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In our prayers:

  • Family of Matthew Clark 
  • Nolan Russo
  • Al having valve replacement on Aug. 10
  • Our struggling families
  • Victims and responders in German flood disaster
  • 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 30 -- Joe S.
        31 -- Karyn M.
 August 1 -- Michael V. 
                    Cory W.
             4 -- William J.              

Your session did not meet in the month of July

PC(USA) General Assembly
Nominations are in order

Nominations are now being accepted for Elder Commissioners from the Presbytery of the Highlands to the 225th General Assembly in the Summer of 2022 both live in Louisville and via electronic platforms. Applications are due by Sept 7. Click the box for details and forms. 
General Assembly Nomination Forms
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