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First Reformed Weekly - 1/29/2017

Good afternoon everyone! Rev. Christopher Wolf debuted a new sermon series during worship today - "Satisfaction Guaranteed". "It's about how we try to find satisfaction in worldly things - but the only true satisfaction of life is found in Christ. Today's message was about the satisfaction found in nourishment. We recommend checking out Isaiah 58:11 and John 6:35.

Christopher's Chat

Pastor Christopher offers a weekly video message entitled "Christopher's Chat" to summarize his sermon series. Below is this week's episode.

New Members Session

If you are interested in joining the First Reformed Church, please attend the following Tuesday sessions: January 31st and February 7th. All sessions will be held at 7pm and will meet in the back of the Sanctuary. Please contact us for more information.

Statements of Giving

The 2016 individual Financial Statements of Giving are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary. You can pick up yours anytime.

Annual Congregational Meeting

The Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 5th immediately following the worship service.

Envelope of the Month - January 2017

The Envelope of the Month is your blue 1st Quarter Assessment envelope. Our assessment for 2017 is $86 per person ($21 quarterly). As a reminder, the assessment is a fee we must pay to the RCA Classis each year. Any assessment money owed to Classis that is not collected in the blue envelopes must then be drawn from the general fund. Please see any Consistory member with any questions.


The Consistory approved the purchase of a new printer for the church's many publishing needs. The cost is $3,600 - which includes a full two-year maintenance agreement and was an excellent price for the machine needed. Members are welcome to make monetary contributions to offset the costs. In addition, going forward, Ross Palino, who has just concluded his term as deacon and will be formally thanked at a near future worship service, will serve as our printing coordinator. He will be responsible for paper, toner, and other supplies. Please see him regarding the supply and/or purchase of anything related to printing as well as any questions.

Ongoing Clothing Drive Bagged or boxed donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, linens, curtains and towels may be left outside Pastor's garage doors anytime.

Last Week's Prayer Concerns - January 22, 2017

Joy, Ann, Kathy, leaders of our country, Baby Brenna, Ann.

If you have placed someone on the prayer list and would like to have a handmade prayer cloth (shown below) for them, please see Winnie Caputo to arrange for them to receive one.


Tuesday 1/31 - New Members Meeting 7pm

Wednesday 2/1 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Thursday 2/2 - Christianity 101 Bible Study 7:30pm

Sunday 2/5

1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9am

2) Worship Service 10:30am

3) Annual Congregational Meeting and Budget Approval following worship


Thank you for taking the time to read through this week's news. Feel free to share with your family and friends.

In His Service,

The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ

5 Ackerman Avenue (corner of Saddle River Rd)

Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663

Phone: 201-843-6672

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