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Dear Members and Friends,

Thanks to Ralph Wallace for a beautiful rendition on Mary Did You Know?

We all enjoyed being back to the traditional serving of The Lord’s Supper. 

Many enjoyed good food and fellowship after worship at the Coffee Hour sponsored by the Deacons.

Donations toward the Deacons’ Purse was $61 – thanks for such generous giving. 

New Fundraising Adventure!- Best Christmas Decoration Contest!  For a $10 donation, you may sign up for a team to visit your house to see your outside Christmas decorations.  For any who wish to enter their inside decorations, please post photos on Facebook marked for the church fundraiser so they may also be judged.  Have fun and good luck!

Remember your 2023 Per Capita of $42.50 per member!

Looking Ahead:

This Saturday – December 9th

           10:00am -Noon – Presbyterian Women’s Cookie & White Elephant Sale --All cookie donations welcomed!

           7 pm- No Strings Acapella concert in our sanctuary

This Sunday – December 10 – Poinsettia orders due

Wednesday – December 13- 6:30 pm- Choir Cantata dress rehearsal 

Sunday – December 17- Angel tree gifts due.

           4 pm – Choir Christmas Cantata

Sunday – December 24 – 9:30 am -Worship and Celebration of Baptism

           7 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

A Little Miracle Story – A few years ago Herman Barkwood made our current wooden candles on our Advent Candle Wreath.  However, the base, which was handmade by another church member was made well over 40 years ago and is made of cardboard. The base is covered with many little symbols related to Advent and Christmas and is still in great condition!

If you would like to watch the 9:30am worship service, please use the following link:  www.facebook.com/107154024348613

-> Please check Church Phone & Website every week for updates 


-> GIVING is greatly needed at this time to pay for on-going expenses. PLEASE CONTINUE in your generous spirit.  To give - Go to the Tab "On-Line Giving" on our Website http://www.fpcstanhope.org/     Or MAIL IN Pledges.

If you have a pastoral emergency, leave a message at the church office (973.347.5142)

Other announcements -- of on-going ministry and mission:

Our website fpcstanhope.org has current church information on the life of the church. On-line giving is available – click the tab on the left and follow the directions to a secure website managed by the Presbyterian Foundation.

If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain, then contact Barbara Frank – 973.398.3154 / bschimpf13@hotmail.com

The flowers on Sunday morning are now $15.00 / one arrangement or $25.00 / two arrangements. Please sign up on the flower calendar and fill out a form on the vestibule table. Questions? Call the church office, 973.347.5142

We go to Manna House on the fourth Mondays to help serve the homeless and hungry in the Newton area. If you can help, contact Carol Barry or Lisa Davenport.

PW is knitting blankets for those in need. Contact Carol Barry for guidelines about participating. Knitting or crocheting is required. Carol’s contact info is 973.347.4551 or lakefront70@aol.com

If you buy gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Program, the church earns money from each card you purchase. The amount you buy is the amount you get to spend. You may buy cards for prominent retailers by writing a check to the church and giving it to Cris Bream or by signing up at www.shopwithscrip.com Our church’s code is FC1C2471398L8