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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Celebrate the birth of Christ with us! Details
  2. Service of Lessons & Carols  December 11
  3. Christmas Luncheon  Following our Worship Service on December 18, head over to the Fellowship Hall for our traditional "Chicken Soup and Christmas Cheer" luncheon. Please bring a dessert to share which can be dropped off in the kitchen before Worship. We will be singing all our favorite Christmas carols. Sponsored by the Congregational Life Committee
  4. Christmas Eve Worship Services
    4:00 pm Meadow Lakes Lessons & Carols Vesper Service
    5:00 pm Service of Bells - children of all ages
    9:00 pm Traditional Service with Carols
    11:00 pm Candlelight Communion Service
    No childcare available Christmas Eve
  5. No Sunday School  December 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017
  6. Ushers are needed for our Christmas Eve Services:   Ushers are needed for our 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship Services. Please contact Heidi Knowlton at (609) 799-1724 or email her at cabotk@comcast.net if you would like to usher or if you have any questions.
  7. Advent Bible Study : Join our 4 week bible study beginning on November 27 through December 18 at 9:15 a.m. in Room 1. Our Pastors will teach from Names of the Messiah, an Advent Study by Walter Brueggemann. We will discuss the four titles given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 - Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace - "and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title."
  8. Christmas Wreaths:   The Youth Group is selling Christmas Wreaths to benefit the summer mission trip. The Evergreen wreaths measure 24 inches (outer diameter) and can be purchased for $12 without a red bow or $15 with a red bow. Wreaths are being sold in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour, and every Sunday in Advent, until we run out!
  9. 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!

    December 18 - Christmas Party!
  10. Looking for a Church Home?   Join our next NEW MEMBER CLASS.   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.
  11. Lay Readers   Sign up now on the notice board in Fellowship Hall. New readers welcome. If you have any questions, please call Joan Fraser.
  12. Coffee Hour Hosts Wanted! Coffee Hour is a great time to meet and catch up with friends and members of the congregation as well as make our visitors feel welcome. There has been a shortage of host volunteers for coffee hour. Please consider hosting coffee hour. The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is in Fellowship Hall so be sure to check out the available dates that will be convenient for you to host. For more information, please contact Ed Luffey at eluffey@gmail.com.
  13. 2016 Christmas Poinsettias  Would you like to purchase a Christmas poinsettia? We'll be using them to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. If you wish to make a purchase, as a memorial, a gift of gratitude, or in honor of a friend or relative, please use the form below. The cost is $15 per plant. Our congregation has, in the past, donated more flowers than could possibly be used. These extra donations go to the Deacons' Benevolence Fund, which supports such projects as the Thanksgiving Baskets and other local community needs. Poinsettias may be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service or on Sunday, December 25 in Fellowship Hall. Any plants remaining after December 25 will be distributed as gifts by the Deacons. Your order and money may be mailed, dropped off at the church office, or put into the offering plates. Make checks payable to the Board of Deacons. Deadline: December 11. Order Form and Details here.
  14. Skeet's Pantry Time to Make Christmas Merry for Skeet's Pantry Families!  How time flies! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and our Deacons made it a blessed one for close to 140 families - but all of YOU ultimately made this gift of food possible. Thank you!

    Now Skeet's Pantry is working to stock up our shelves for over 100 families coming to our December 16 food distribution. Because we would love Christmas to be as special as Thanksgiving was for these families, we again ask for YOUR help. The foods we are most in need of are the following (please check for current expiration dates):
    GRAPE JELLY, PASTA SAUCE, PASTA, TUNA FISH, BEANS
    All of us who volunteer at Skeet's Pantry thank you for caring so much about what we do - and we hope you and your family have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas too!
  15. 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!
  16. Website Content Changes - Send requests to webmaster@cranburypres.org.




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