Events at a Glance
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Church Office and Step by Step Christian Preschool CLOSED Monday, February 20 for Presidents Day.
Per Capita Assessment / Opt-Out
Recently households were mailed a letter regarding our annual Per Capita giving. As Presbyterians, we are a connectional church. This annual assessment of $38.75 “per member” is paid by each church to the larger church. This amount includes $7.52 to General Assembly, $4.10 to the Synod and $27.13 to West Jersey Presbytery. This amount has not been raised in seven years.
NEW! Pay your Per Capita payment online
NOTE: It appears some households may not have received the Per Capita letter with the opt-out information. If you wish to opt-out of paying the per capita and request that your portion NOT be sent to support Presbytery, Synod, and GA, please fill out the enclosed tear-off form from the letter below and return it to the church office or contact Norm Vandergrift at (856) 235-1688, Ext. 112 or email@example.com.
Please read the letter here...
Annual Meeting of the Congregation Report
Each year, the church holds an Annual Meeting of the Congregation. At that meeting, the Session presents an Annual Report of the activities and financial summary of the previous year, and its budget for the new year. Included are reports from the Pastors, along with reports from the various Session committees and Mission programs. FPC uses an annual report to update progress on the church’s mission, show how donated funds are used, and give insight into how each ministry area uses the funds designated for its purposes. Please read this year's Annual Report here...
Please read the following attachments for more information on Budgets and Disbursement:
PNC Slate PresentedAdditionally, at the February 5th Annual Meeting the Nominating Committee presented the recommended slate for the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC), culled from more than 40 individuals nominated from the congregation. Please read BIOS of the 10 candidates here...
Organ RecitalSunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Josh Melson, Organist
Works by Bach, Drischner, Vienne, Mendelssohn, Schroeder and Debussy
Vacation Bible SchoolSave the Date! Registration begins on March 1, 2017.
Spring Inquirer's ClassSundays, February 12 - March 19, 2017, 9:30 am Sponsored by Membership and Nurture Committee Spring Inquirer’s Class will be held Sundays at 9:30 am February 12 - March 19 for those interested in learning more about First Presbyterian Church. Contact Elizabeth Caggiano at 856-235-1688. Class began Sunday, February 12.
Sign Up Today for the 2017 Lenten Study
Sunday, February 19, 2017, Miller Commons Lobby
Please join our Lenten study series; groups begin the week of February 26 (Ash Wednesday is March 1). This year’s Lenten group will be reading 2 short books: (1) The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence; and (2) Life of the Beloved by Henri J.M. Nouwen.
Weekly groups will begin:
- Sun. Feb. 26 (6:00 pm)--FULL
- Thurs. March 2 ( 10:00 am)
- Sun. March 5 (12:15 pm)
- Sun. March 5 (5:30 pm)
- Wed. March 8 (7:00 pm)
To volunteer to lead or host a group, contact Elizabeth Caggiano or Dick Herman. Books may be purchased from the church office. Visit the Lenten Study page for more information and secure, online registration...
A shortened version of the Lenten Study is available. Bring together a small group on your own using the handy study guides found on the Lenten Lite page here...
15th Annual “Soup for the Soul”
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown
The Moorestown High School Interact Club invites all to attend its 15th Annual “Soup for the Soul” charity event. All proceeds are donated to Philabundance, which is dedicated to ending hunger in the Delaware Valley. Tickets to this fully student-run event, held at the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, grant access to a buffet-style meal with all-you-can-eat soup and bread donated by local restaurants. Enjoy live music from student performers throughout the day. During this cold time of the year, what could be a better way to warm up than by enjoying a steamy bowl of soup with members of your community, while also supporting a great cause? Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Additionally, with a $10 takeout option, you will receive a container of your favorite soup, as well as two pieces of bread. Help us reach our 2017 donation goal of $5,000! The MHS Interact Club is dedicated to serving the community and is sponsored by Rotary International. Please read our flyer...
Annual Rummage Sale
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Bag Sale and Clean Up.
Drop off begins on Sunday, March 19, 2017, 12:00 noon
Want to help with the Rummage Sale? Come to a planning meeting February 21, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Lounge. Contact Cheryl Gaskill at (856) 904-3056 or Gayle Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org Save your items for the Sale!
Sunday, February 26, 2017, All Worship Services
As we did on Commitment Sunday with our financial pledges, during worship on Service Sunday, members will complete their Service Pledge Form, indicating ways in which they will serve the Lord and the church this year. There are hundreds of ways to be involved, what ministries mean the most to you?
Completed surveys will be given to Harris Ransom, coordinator of volunteers. Committee chairs will be provided the names of those who have expressed interest, so that they may follow up with them promptly. Every attempt will be made to place you in the activity that you select; however, some activities may be filled, and others may need your services because there is a shortage of volunteers.
Won’t be here on Service Sunday? Sign up ONLINE here...
Ash Wednesday ~ 7:00 pm Worship
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Worship Service
Lent begins Sunday, March 5
Thursdays, 12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall March 2, April 6, May 4
Join us on Thursday, March 2 for a delicious lunch, a splendid and inspirational message and Christian fellowship All are welcome. Meet new friends from the community and, please, bring a friend. For more information, contact Sally Bishop (856) 722-0478 or Susan Masiko (856) 983-4557.
Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Pot Luck Dinner "Scales and Tails" Learn about the Rancocas Nature Center, a local gem, when Sanctuary Director Susan Buffalino presents a program on local reptiles. Please RSVP: Nancy Burkley (609) 267-5385 or email@example.com by Monday, February 27. All are welcome.
World Day of Prayer
Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:30 am
Second Baptist church, 319 Mill Street
Presented by Church Women United of Moorestown. Speaker Vicki Carberry of UrbanPromise will speak about her position with UrbanPromise and her three years with the Peace Corps in the Philippines. All are welcome! For questions contact Annette Emerson at (856) 234-0717.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:00 pm
This year is the 500th anniversary. On Wednesday March 8th at 7:00 pm, we will host Dr. Timothy Wengert. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he was professor of Reformation History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia from 1989 until his retirement in 2013. He writes on topics of Reformation history and theology, especially on Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon. He is author or editor of over twenty books and in 2015 edited the first volume of "The Annotated Luther" (The Roots of Reform), published by Fortress Press, Minneapolis. He is also married to Rev. Ingrid Wengert the pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church down the street. Come and hear him speak on the Reformation.
Reformation 500 Bookstore
Sunday, March 5, 2017 through Saturday, Marcy 18, 2017
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation today? Our church will host a Reformation 500 Bookstore to shop for engaging books on the Reformation for various levels of interest. The bookstore will be from March 5th through the 18th. Save up to 50% plus receive free shipping on all Bookstore titles. We will have 15 books on display available for purchase including several books by Tim Wengert.
Eyes of the Heart
Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00 pm, Lounge
Experiencing Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice. Explore the art of photography as a metaphor for the spiritual journey. Led by Pastor Dick Herman, this group will meet at 7:00 pm on Monday evenings beginning March 13, to share reflections and images together. Text will be Eyes of the Heart by Christine Valter Paintner to guide and engage our practice of photography in a way that deepens our lives in Christ. Maximum: 10 participants, bring own digital camera. Sign up with Elizabeth in the church office at 856-235-1688 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Eyes of the Heart page for more information and photos from the summer of 2016!
Middle School Lake Champion Retreat
Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 19, 2017 (grades 7-8)
Every year we drive up to Glen Spey, NY to go to Lake Champion. This trip has been an amazing time for students to bond together, experience God, and feel more comfortable talking about their life and faith. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get away from the busyness of life and experience God in a new way. SIGN UP on the church website at fpcmoorestown.org/youthevents
Middle School "The Great Escape"
Monday, July 24 - Saturday, July 29, 2017
Save the Date for The Great Escape, a week long Middle School trip in Johnstown, PA with Crazy events, great worship, and real time to grow a relationship with God! SIGN UP on the church website at fpcmoorestown.org/youthevents SIGNUPS CLOSE FEBRUARY 28, 2017
High School Brooklyn Service Learning Trip
Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7, 2017
Our high school students will be going to Brooklyn, NY to work with YouthWorks to serve the people of Brooklyn. This will be a great opportunity for students to see and learn about some of the struggles that exist in our world AND be able to get their hands dirty doing something about it. SIGN UP on the church website at fpcmoorestown.org/youthevents SIGNUPS CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Rehearsals will begin in February. Contact Artistic Director Bruce Jordan at (856) 727-5181 or email@example.com, or the church office at 856-235-1688. The musical is a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew, interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns.
Supporting Stephen Ministry Do you know of someone going through a difficult time, someone who could benefit from the focused care, encouragement, and support of a Stephen Minister? Contact Jan Amos at (856) 234-0942 or firstname.lastname@example.org