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This Week at First Reformed ~ 5/20/2018

Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate the Birth of the Church. This birth or start was one of boldness, fire, wind and power. It is essential for us today to remember our roots and to bring compassion and salvation to others with that same Spirit!

This week's Christopher's Chat talks about Pentecost:


Vacation Bible School

Volunteers are still needed to assist with recreation, crafts, snacks, setting up, or working as a classroom assistant. For further information, or if you are able to volunteer any time, please speak with Tommy Van Winkle.

Man Up

Man Up, our Men's ministry, will meet at the Saddle Brook Diner on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30pm.

Memorial Day Parade

We are considering marching in the Saddle Brook Memorial Day Parade. The parade is scheduled to start next Sunday, May 27th at 1:30pm at the corner of Schepis Avenue and Fair Lawn Parkway. If you are interested in marching or providing a vehicle, please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Children's Day

We will be celebrating the end of the Sunday School year on Sunday, June 3rd at 10:30am. There will be a luncheon to follow downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. Burgers and hot dogs will be served. Donations of salads and desserts will be needed. If you plan on attending the luncheon, CLICK HERE to sign up online.

Coffee Hour

Please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the upstairs kitchen, and sign up if you are able to host coffee hour.

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 13th)

Mothers grieving, Agnes, The Marino Family, Sue Bergman, Breanna, Sue Cruz, Helen, Mike.

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 5/21 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 5/24

1) Man Up Gathering at Saddle Brook Diner 6:30pm

2) Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Sunday 5/27 1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

2) Pentecost Sunday Worship Service and Communion 10:30am

3) Saddle Brook Memorial Day Parade 1:30pm


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

Phone: 201-843-6672

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