Good afternoon everyone! Pastor Christopher began a new series this morning, "Guiding and Leading". Over the next four weeks, we will hear from the Bible different ways God guides us in life and decisions - and how we can learn to trust Him. We invite you to one, a few, or all of these - there's no commitment - just welcoming people, prayers and praise, and the power of God's Word and love. 10:30am every Sunday at First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook.
This week's episode of Christopher's Chat also explains this new series:
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Music Ministry Meeting
As the Worship Committee continues to plan for our music ministry transition, please attend a meeting this week on Thursday, July 20th at 6:30pm in the Clements Room (church conference room) to discuss how to best continue the choir's ministry.
Music Ministry Luncheon
The congregation is invited to a luncheon to express our gratitude to our Music Director, Susan Redvanly, on Sunday, August 13th. She will be moving on from her ministry of serving the Lord through music here. She has truly blessed many people. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway where you can indicate your attendance.
Vacation Bible School
Our annual Vacation Bible School program is scheduled to run Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th from 9am-12pm daily. Registration is 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.
Also, please note that donations are needed for VBS as we will be making snack crafts. The following items are needed: water, goldfish crackers, 7 oz. plastic cups, animal crackers, lucky charms cereal (or similar type of cereal), marshmallows (large and mini), pretzel sticks, dessert-sized paper plates, and napkins. Monetary donations would also be appreciated.
New Jersey Jackals Outing
The New Jersey Jackals outing is next Saturday, July 22nd at 6:05pm. For more information or to get directions, CLICK HERE.
Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the upstairs kitchen for Sundays that remain open to host.
Envelope of the Month
The envelope of the month is your blue 3rd Quarter Assessment envelope. As a reminder, our Classis assessment is $86.00 per person for the year ($21.50 quarterly). As we promised to keep you advised of our financial situation, we should let you know that we were a bit short on our 2nd quarter assessment income. If you have any questions, please see any Consistory member or Pastor.
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 (July 2nd)
Sue, the family of Steven, Linda, Tanya, Nick, Breanna, the Coleman Family.
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.
Monday 7/17 - Man Up at the Saddle Brook Diner 6pm
1) Music Meeting 6:30pm
2) Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm
Sunday 7/23 - Worship Service 10:30am
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Thank you for taking the time to read through this week's announcements. 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