Strawberry Festival



ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Strawberry Festival – The Deacons are busy working on the Strawberry Festival. Sign-up sheets for volunteers are located outside Fellowship Hall, so please make sure that you make it over there to sign up and help. It is a great time of fellowship and monies go towards the Benevolence Fund. Below are listed some items that we still need:

    Tennis Balls, Golf Balls, 3 Toy Fishing Rods, Volleyball & net, Ping Pong Table, 5 5-gal. paint buckets, Canopies, Bean bags, Balloons for water balloons

  2. Celebration Sunday! Cranbury Congregants of all ages are invited to Join us this Sunday May 28 for the year's final Celebration Sunday! 9:15 - 10:15 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall.
    Join us for story, prayer, song and service! Featuring the story of Jesus' Ascension & Pentecost (& the wait in-between) Prayer Stations include ways to stay faithful all summer long.
  3. Sunday, June 4th: Pentecost Sunday
    All Sunday School classes together from 9:15 - 10:15 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall to practice for the Children & Youth Sunday and to receive Sunday School Attendance Rewards Worship at 10:30 A.M.
  4. Sunday June 11 - Children & Youth Sunday/Teacher Appreciation Sunday
    Practice in the Sanctuary starting at 9:15 A.M. Worship at 10:30 A.M. Youth Group Car Wash After Church
  5. Summer Worship begins at 10 AM on June 18 Sunday, June 18th: Father's Day & Summer Worship Schedule Starts No Sunday School Worship starts at 10:00 A.M.
  6. Special Coffee Hour in the CPNS Playground Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 4 immediately following our Worship Service for a very special time together. CPNS will host coffee hour in our playground. This special coffee hour of lemonade and cookies will be held to celebrate the enhancements that were made to our playground. The funds raised for these enhancements were from the CPNS "Gala" held in April 2016 in honor of Mrs. "K's" over thirty years of service to CPNS. We hope that you will be able to share this special time with us in the life of our church and look forward to seeing you on the playground after worship on June 4.
  7. Looking for a Church Home?   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.
  8. Book Club! Join us for book club on Thursday, June 15th, at 7:00 P.M. in Room 1 at the church. We're reading "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. If you're curious about the book, read more about it at http://www.jodipicoult.com/small-great-things.html. It's a beautiful book, already widely read among our congregants. We hope you'll join us for the discussion!
  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!

    Youth Group Year-End Banquet - Join us for an end-of-year celebration on Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP by June 4 to Pastor Hannah at firstpreshannah@comcast.net or (910)986-5493.
    Rising 6th thru Rising 8th Graders - Bring a side dish
    Rising 9th thru Rising 12th Graders - Bring a dessert

    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.
  10. Coffee Hour Hosts Wanted! Coffee Hour Hosts Needed! 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. We hope you will consider hosting coffee hour as part of your contribution to the life of our congregation. It is a fun and greatly appreciated way to give back to our church family!

    We need hosts for the Summer. If you are interested in hosting coffee hour, please email the church office at firstpresoffice@comcast.net and Heidi Knowlton at cabotk@comcast.net. You can also find the coffee hour listing in Fellowship Hall with available dates. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to host coffee. If you are new to hosting coffee hour or have done it in the past and have questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact Heidi Knowlton at cabotk@comcast.net. Instructions are available.
  11. Skeet's Pantry We continue to be VERY grateful for everyone's generous food and financial donations to Skeet's Pantry. We look at empty shelves at the end of each monthly food distribution, and it seems miraculous that the shelves are filled again with food in time for the next month. You are really pretty incredible! Food especially needed for May:

    PEANUT BUTTER, PASTA (all varieties), CEREAL (not too much sugar, please), GRAPE JELLY, PASTA SAUCE, CANNED TUNA FISH, CANNED SOUP, CANNED FRUIT, CANNED BEANS (all varieties)

     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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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.

Upcoming Events – Save the Date!

  1. Strawberry Festival – Saturday June 3
  2. CPNS Playground Dedication – June 4
  3. Last Day Sunday School – June 11
  4. 10 am Summer worship begins – June 18

  5. VBS – July 24-28

  6. Updated May Calendar
  7. June Calendar
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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Office Email: firstpresoffice@comcast.net

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

Special Hours: Friday May 26 9 am-12 pm
Closed: Monday May 29
Summer Hours June 19 - September: M-Th, 9-2. Closed Friday

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