Good afternoon everyone! Today is Pentecost Sunday, the day on the liturgical calendar in which we celebrate the Birth of the Church. Rev. Christopher Wolf's message for Pentecost was "Except by the Holy Spirit" (based on 1 Corinthians 12). Below are some pictures of the sanctuary decorated for Pentecost with the geraniums. If you donated any geraniums, you may take them home anytime.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Today's episode of Christopher's Chat focuses on the meaning of Pentecost.
Vacation Bible School Update
We have decided that this year's theme for VBS will be "Maker Fun Factory". Registration is now underway for children entering pre-k (AND age 3 by 6/1/2017) through 6th grade in September 2017. CLICK HERE to register your child.
We are still in need of volunteers to lead the children on the Christian path. To sign up to volunteer, you can do any of the following: CLICK HERE to sign up online, sign up on the hallway bulletin board, or email Frank Arnone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities to Serve
We have updated the committee list, which is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway to the left of the upstairs kitchen. There is a description of each committee as well as the names of the chairpersons and members of each. We, as a community of believers, are called to serve God's church here at First Reformed. Please search your heart to see where the Holy Spirit guides you. "God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." ~1 Peter 4:10 New Living Translation
New Jersey Jackals Outing
We are excited to announce that we are planning another church outing to see the New Jersey Jackals baseball team on Saturday, July 22nd at 6:05pm. The game will be played at Yogi Berra Stadium, which is located on the campus of Montclair State University. In order to get the group ticket price of $10/ticket, we need a MINIMUM of 20 people. If we get 76 or more people, tickets are $9 each. You are welcome to bring friends and family members. All ticket money is due by Sunday, July 9th and can be given to Thomas Van Winkle. You can sign up by clicking HERE to sign up online or on the sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board. We hope you join us for this wonderful fellowship opportunity.
There are still open spaces available to host coffee hour following Sunday worship. Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the upstairs kitchen.
Ongoing Clothing Drive We continue to accept bagged or boxed donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, linens, curtains and towels. All donations may be left outside Pastor Christopher's garage doors in the Ackerman Avenue parking lot anytime.
Last Week's Prayer Concerns (May 28th)
Helen, Alex, Dawn, Jen, Arabelle, people of Manchester, Gianna, Christians suffering persecution.
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. For more information on the prayer cloth ministry, click HERE.
Wednesday 6/7 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm
Thursday 6/8 - Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
Sunday 6/11 - Worship Service 10:30am
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Thank you for taking the time to read through this week's news. Feel free to share with your family and friends. God bless you!
In His Service,
The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, NJ
5 Ackerman Avenue (corner of Saddle River Rd)
Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663