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This Week at First Reformed ~ 10/21/2018

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

This week, Pastor Christopher continued his series, "Strengthening Our Core". Sometimes, we go to the gym to strengthen our core muscles. Through this series, we will do the same thing, except in a spiritual way.

Today's message is about how compassion is a major part of strengthening our spiritual core. Today's message was based on scripture from Matthew 9:35-38. We invite you to watch our worship service when it is uploaded to YouTube. There will be no episode of Christopher's Chat this week.


Halloween Party

We are planning a fun night of fellowship for the Halloween season on Saturday, October 27th at 7pm downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. There will be many fun activities and games for kids and families at our Halloween party. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the hallway bulletin board or at www.firstreformedsaddlebrook.com. Donations of desserts and other refreshments are appreciated. We hope to see you all with your costumes for our Halloween party!

Operation Christmas Child

It's almost that time of year again! We are holding our annual Operation Christmas Child shoe box packing party on Sunday, November 11th at 3pm downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. We are in need of donations of shoe boxes and other items for the shoe boxes. For more information or to view a checklist of needed items, please CLICK HERE to visit our Operation Christmas Child page. If you have any questions, please speak with Lynne Wojcik or Tommy Van Winkle.

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.

Prayer Cloth Ministry

Have you have placed someone on the prayer list and would like to have a prayer cloth for them? Please contact Kathy Alia or Winnie Caputo. Prayer cloths are also available for special occasions such as baptisms, graduations, confirmations, births, marriages and special anniversaries. For more information on the prayer cloth ministry, click HERE.

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 14th)

Dot Bailey, Mary, Helen, Family of Helen Kievet, Kim, flood victims.

A complete list of ongoing prayer concerns is on the back table in the Sanctuary.


Monday 10/22 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Thursday 10/25 - Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Saturday 10/27 - Halloween Party 7pm in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall

Sunday 10/28

1) No Sunday School/Adult Bible Study

2) Worship Service 10:30am


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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