Good afternoon everyone! Today, Pastor Christopher started a new sermon series, "Passing the Torch of Faith". This new series is a call to action for us as a congregation to intentionally share our faith with one another and with young people and children.
You may learn more about that by watching this week's Christopher's Chat below or by watching our worship service later tonight, when it is uploaded on YouTube.
OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Church Roof Update
Work on the church roof will begin within the next couple of weeks. We have received the construction permit required for the work to begin.
Operation Christmas Child
National Collection Week is November 13th-20th this year! Remember how much fun we had at the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox packing party last year? It's that time again!! The packing party is scheduled for Sunday, November 12th at 3pm in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. We are in need of lots of empty shoe bcxes (we prefer the ones with separate lids, but we will take any you have!), Christmas wrap, scotch tape, and LARGE rubber bands. We will also be collecting items to fill the boxes including school and hygiene supplies, small toys, stuffed animals, coloring books, puzzles, etc. This year, we are unable to accept donations of toothpaste and candy, as both items delay the customs process. All items MUST be new. Please pick up a shoe box item checklist on the rear table in the Sanctuary, or CLICK HERE to view more information here. If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Wojcik.
Envelope of the Month
The envelope of the month is your blue 4th quarter Assessment envelope. As a reminder, our Classis assessment is $86 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 are behind on our assessment income. If you have any questions, please see any Consistory member or Pastor Christopher.
Man Up, First Reformed's men's ministry, will hold their next gathering tomorrow (Monday, October 16th) at 6pm at the Saddle Brook Diner (30 Market Street).
Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the upstairs kitchen for Sundays that remain open to host.
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 (October 8th)
Family of Annette DeJong, Betty, Family of Brandon's Dad, those suffering in Las Vegas, Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.
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.
A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.
Monday 10/16 - Man Up Gathering at the Saddle Brook Diner 6pm
Thursday 10/19 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7pm (note the new time)
Sunday 10/22 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am
2) Worship Service 10:30am
***CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS***
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