Our Golden Girls

Golden Girls



ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Our Golden Girls   Cranbury Presbyterian Members Megan Mavoides, Morgan Mavoides, Elise Root, and Katie Stewart have each achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. We recognize their hard work, faithful service, and deep commitment to following Christ in the world as we celebrate their accomplishment! The Court of Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 P.M. in the Church Fellowship Hall.
  2. Book Club! The Christian Ed committee is starting a book club. The first meeting will be Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m., hosted by Vicki Waciega. We're reading Love that Boy by Ron Fournier, a book that both Pastor Hannah and Sunday School Superintendent, Daune Arsnow, agree every adult should read-no matter if you're a parent or not. It offers a lesson on acceptance, love and our nation's history.
  3. Celebration Sunday! Join us April 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for an intergenerational morning of Christian Education in the fellowship hall. We'll hear and study the Palm Sunday story, hunt for Easter Eggs, and have crafts for all ages (from 2 - 102!).
  4. Lenten Bible Study : Lent in the Library: "Every gift from God reveals God's love, but no gift reveals God's love more than the gift of the cross." Join us for a Lenten Bible Study, following Max Lucado's He Chose the Nails (quoted above), on Sunday mornings in the Library. March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, from 9:15 - 10:15, led by Pastors Lou, Hannah and Suzanne.
  5. Easter Sunday is April 16th  Come worship with us! Service Schedule. Need a map or directions?
  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!

    March Merchandise! - Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser:  The Youth Group is selling FPC Cranbury t-shirts! Place your orders during coffee hour- $25 for short sleeve or $30 for long sleeve. We'll have samples of all sizes available. All proceeds will benefit the summer youth mission trip.

    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. Adopt a Johnsonburg Cabin: On Friday, March 31 a team of workers from our church will be heading up to Camp Johnsonburg (www.campjburg.org) for the weekend full of good fellowship, hard work and great food. Want to join us? We will return Sunday, April 2 in the afternoon. All you need is the willingness to serve and old work clothes. We will supply the rest. If you want to join our mission team or help in any other way, please contact Stan Dickerson or Anne Gordon.

    Our church has been a supporter of Camp Johnsonburg for decades, by attending youth and women retreats, summer camp and leadership training programs. The beautiful outdoor chapel overlooking the lake was conceived by Bob Haverkamp and funded by our church. Worship services and weddings are held there on regular basis. Johnsonburg is indeed a "place apart" that changes people lives! Over the years some cabins have been a bit neglected and need caring hands to bring them back to life...that's where we can help. We have adopted one of these cabins and will begin work on it. In the future new mattresses will need to be provided.
  8. 2017 Easter Flowers  To help celebrate the glory of Easter, the sanctuary is decorated with beautiful spring daffodils, lilies, tulips, and hydrangeas. In years past, our congregation has donated more flowers than we could ever use. These extra donations go to the Deacons Benevolence Fund to help support the work the Deacons do throughout the year, including the Thanksgiving Food Baskets and other local community needs. The flowers that decorate the sanctuary are also delivered by the Deacons to a senior or housebound member of our congregation following the Easter service.

    If you would like to make a donation, as a memorial gift, a gift of gratitude, gift in honor of someone, or simply as a gift to the glory of God, the cost is $15 per plant. Please use the order form provided below to place your order and indicate your dedication. Please return the order form to the church office or place it in the offering plate on Sunday. Please make checks payable to the "Board of Deacons". All Easter Flower dedications will be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin. The order deadline is April 9, 2017.
    The Deacons thank you for your support and for helping beautify our sanctuary during this wonderful holy season. Order Form.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. Website Redesign
    Last year the Outreach Committee decided to pursue a project to design a new website that demonstrates our mission to our community and the world. We are beginning this process and are processing a survey about what content is important to keep on the website. Thank you for your input in this work. We value your feedback.
  16. Announcements for the website? Send requests to webmaster@cranburypres.org.




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Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
  1. Palm Sunday – April 9
  2. Easter Sunday – April 16
  3. All Church Breakfast – April 23
  4. Adult Retreat – April 28-39
  5. Better Beginnings 50th Anniversary Gala – May 20
  6. VBS – July 24-28

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

Closed: Friday April 14 & Monday April 17
Special Hours: April 10 - 13 9 am-1 pm

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