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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Looking for a Church Home? These classes will meet in the church library Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. on April 30, May 7 & 14.   Learn what it means to be a member of First Presbyterian. We offer members of all ages opportunities to join in fellowship and expand their faith experiences. Please email the Church Office.
  2. Easter Doubts? Me too for most of 30 years, but some doubts you just don't have to have!
  3. See what's happening this spring! Our new activities brochure is here.
  4. Book Club! The next meeting of the Book Club will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1 at the church. We will discuss the book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain.
  5. Spring Workday - Sunday, April 23 We want to invite everyone to our Spring Workday, on Sunday, April 23 beginning at 12:00 noon. The Buildings & Grounds Committee will be hosting coffee hour/luncheon to get us energized for fellowship and fun as we tackle some projects around the church. Anyone staying to help can dress down for Worship.
    There is a variety of jobs that we would like to complete this Spring. These include some outside and inside clean up and some repairs and maintenance items. No special skills are required. We hope to see you there. We are very thankful for any and all help in maintaining our church building and property.
  6. Youth Ministry   Youth group will meet throughout the year on Sundays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for middle school and 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for high school. Youth group is all about community. You get to be goofy as we play games, to be serious as we learn about God, to be passionate as we serve others, to be curious as we ask questions, to be contemplative as we pray together and most of all, you get to be you!

    Join our Youth Band!   5th through 12th Graders bring your instrument and practice with us in the Sanctuary on Sundays, April 30, May 7 and May 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We will perform the Prelude in Worship on Sunday, May 21! Attendance at all practices and at the performance is required to be in the band.

    Giving Wall - Support our Youth   The Youth Group has created a giving wall to support our summer youth mission trip and beyond! We invite you to check out the giving wall in the Fellowship Hall. Take an envelope off the board and return it to the church office with the amount of money indicated by the number on the envelope (or more) - every donation counts, from $1 - $150! In each envelope, you'll find a letter about our summer mission trip and a picture of a mission trip participant to pray for while we're away. Thank you for your generous support!

    Youth Mission Trip Our summer youth mission trip is to Crownpoint, New Mexico, from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, August 6th. Crownpoint is on the Navajo Nation Reservation. This trip is organized through Next Step Ministries (http://www.nextstepministries.com/crownpoint-new-mexico-2/) and will offer students an opportunity to serve, learn, grow and worship alongside our neighbors in New Mexico.
  7. 30th Annual Adult Retreat – Mark Your Calendars for our Upcoming 30th Adult Retreat!!! Imagine yourself enjoying the natural beauty and peaceful surroundings of the Fellowship Deaconry in Liberty Corner, New Jersey while deepening your faith along with others from our church family. Our upcoming Annual Adult Retreat will take place on April 28 and April 29. We are blessed to have the Rev. Suzanne Schafer-Coates as our leader.
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Adult Retreat. For those of you who have never attended but are wondering what it's like now is a wonderful time to find out. To those of you who have attended in the past, we hope you'll join us again.
    Look for the sign-up table during coffee hour starting next week. Transportation is available via the church van. Barbara Santoro will be our driver. If you have further questions or would like more information, please see Dorothy Klotzbeacher or call Mrs. K at (732)521-2026).
  8. Better Beginnings 50th Anniversary Gala,  Here is an Invitation to a Special Event. The Cranbury Presbyterian Church has actively supported Better Beginnings Day Care in Hightstown through the efforts of many within our church family. This is a special year, it is the 50th Anniversary of Better Beginnings' and will be celebrated at their Annual "Mayors' "Shining Star" Gala" to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Please join us in making this the best Gala yet! This is a golden opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and children.
  9. UrbanPromise International's African Gospel Choir Concert – UrbanPromise International's African Gospel Choir will give a community concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Come for music, rhythm and celebration - bring your friends, neighbors, and family members! Punch and cookie reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Learn more about UrbanPromise International UrbanPromise International and their work in Camden
  10. DINNERS FOR EIGHT   It is almost spring, and time to gather again with old and new friends for Lunch or Dinner for Eight. We are looking for guests and hosts or/ hostesses for this semi-annual event. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall waiting for your name. Questions please call Carol Fisher at 609-655-5153 or Ann Mooney at 609-655-4283.
  11. Skeet's Pantry Food especially needed for April:

    Tuna Fish; Soup; Peanut Butter & Jelly; Pasta & Pasta Sauce; Cereal; Canned Fruits; and Canned Vegetables

     Please drop items at the church office or in the wheel barrow outside the Sanctuary during church on Sunday. NO OUT-OF-DATE food can be accepted. Thank you.
  12. Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) The first Thursday of every month volunteers serve the evening meal at TASK. We leave the church in the church van at 2:30 p.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. It is a great way to serve God and others. No experience necessary, just a heart to serve. Please contact Anne Gordon or church office if you are up to the TASK!
  13. Announcements for the website? Send requests to webmaster@cranburypres.org.




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Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury! Many visitors are drawn to us by our lovely sanctuary & special history, but they return because we offer a warm hand of welcome & fellowship to all.

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
  1. All Church Breakfast – April 23
  2. Spring Work Day – Sunday April 23 after worship
  3. Churchwide Garage Sale – April 29
  4. Adult Retreat – April 28-39
  5. New Member Class – Sunday April 30, May 7, 14

  6. Better Beginnings 50th Anniversary Gala – May 20
  7. Urban Promise International Choir Concert – May 21

  8. Strawberry Festival – Saturday June 3
  9. Last Day Sunday School – June 11
  10. 10 am Summer worship begins – June 18

  11. VBS – July 24-28

  12. Updated April Calendar
  13. May & June Calendars
Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS 2017 Hero Central - Discover Your Strength in God! Please mark your calendars to join us July 24 – July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for an amazing Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience! Cokesbury's Hero Central VBS will take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes to discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central has epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help children discover their strength in God! VBS Hero Central is designed to introduce a child to a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Registration is available now through mid-July 2017. We are ramped up with excitement for VBS 2017!! Pastor Hannah and Cassandra Khazem are heading up a team of volunteers to make VBS Hero Central come to life!! If you interested in being a teacher, assistant teacher, youth helper, or a leader for decorations, advertising, snacks, registration, crafts, etc. - Please contact Pastor Hannah Lovaglio at firstpreshannah@comcast.net or Cassandra Khazem at ckhazem@gmail.com.

Cranbury Presbyterian Nursery School

CPNS is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited Christian preschool committed to helping each child grow in an environment bounded by Christian love & caring. Contact Janice Parker at 609-655-8663 or CPNSchool@comcast.net .


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Church Office

The Church Office handles the day-to-day administrative needs of our church.

Office Email: firstpresoffice@comcast.net

Office Hours: M-Th, 9-3:00 , F 9-2:30 pm

Closed: Monday May 29

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