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Dear Members and Friends,

We wish all a safe and happy Thanksgiving- whatever your plans may be!

It was great to see Jim Gardner back at worship! He thanked all those that donated so generously so he was able to prepare 12 Thanksgiving baskets this year. His next big project will be working with the town to prepare the gift packages for the town which are gathered and organized at our church. The angel tree will be available soon. Thanks to all that so generously donate to that project every year!

Sunday, November 27 is Bucket Sunday. All donations will be sent to the Camp Johnsonburg Redevelopment Fund. The camp is a beautiful facility developed and run by an amazing dedicated Christian staff and a true Presbyterian gem for all!


Poinsettias – Forms are now available and are due December 4th. Each plant is $15 and may be donated in memory of loved ones. They may be taken from the sanctuary after the Christmas Eve service or left to beautify the church for the season. Checks made payable to: First Presbyterian Church.

Cookie Sale – December 10- 10am-12pm. Glad to have the annual Presbyterian Women’s event again. All monies will be given to the church’s general operating fund. Cookie donations requested.

Christmas Eve Choir Cantata- December 24, 7pm.

The Angel Tree is up!

Gifts should be returned wrapped and with the angel tag taped to the outside of the gift. The due date is December 18th. Please choose a tag or two! Thank you!

If you would like to watch the 9:30am service live, 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