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This Week at First Reformed ~ 2/3/2019

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

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Today, we started a new series - "Not Finished Yet - How God Rescues". Through this series, you will hear something hopeful in your battles, trials and valleys.


Consistory Update

At the January Consistory Meeting, the following appointments were made:

Consistory Committee Chairs Consistory Officers

Buildings and Grounds - Herb Larsen Vice President - Kevin Kooistra

Worship - Giovanna Gentile Clerk - Catherine Wasdyke

Finance - Kevin Kooistra

Outreach and Missions - Kimball Woelfel

Fellowship - Linda Casbar

Christian Education and Youth - Frank Arnone

RCA Assessment

Our RCA Assessment for 2019 is $86 per member. For your convenience, there are four blue envelopes (one per quarter) in your envelope box. As a reminder, the assessment is a fee we must pay to the RCA Classis every year. Any assessment money owed to Classis that is not collected in the blue envelopes must then be drawn from the general fund. Please contact any Consistory members with any questions.

Vacation Bible School

It is time to start thinking about VBS. This year's theme is "ROAR" by Group Publishing. This theme discusses how God is good no matter what is happening in our lives. We are in need of leaders and volunteers to make this year's program a success. Our first volunteer meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th at 7pm downstairs in the Van Wyk Fellowship Hall. We will also be hosting a FunShop training event that will be presented by members of Group Publishing. For more info on this year's VBS, visit our VBS page or contact Tommy Van Winkle, VBS Director.

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.

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 Our continuing clothing drive will accept bagged donations of clothing, clothing accessories, shoes, bedding, household linens, towels, handbags, wallets, jewelry, and backpacks. All items must be of usable quality. We cannot accept toys, stuffed animals, books, cookware, dishes, curtains, pillows, breakable items or furniture. All donations can be left outside Pastor's garage doors.

Last Week's Prayer Concerns (January 27th)

Family of Jessica Muñoz, Family of Barbara, Rob, Carol Martin, Fran, Bobby,

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


Monday 2/4 - Christianity 101 Adult Bible Study 7:30pm

Wednesday 12/6 - VBS Meeting 7pm in the Van Wyk Hall

Thursday 2/7 - Choir Rehearsal 7:30pm

Sunday 2/10

1) Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9am

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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