First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 6/20/2016

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Deacons Fund for June: will go to Camp Johnsonburg.† The Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center is a year-round camp and conference center in northwestern New Jersey.† In operation since 1959, Johnsonburg is ďa place apartĒ where people get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to grow closer to God.† Whether youíre a youth who attends their summer camp program or weekend youth retreats, an adult participating in spiritual sanctuary events, or a group (church, school, corporate, or other) hosting an event utilizing their facilities, Johnsonburg welcomes you and has a place for you.† Please give generously!

Deacon Visits: The Deacons are visiting with members of the church.† At your request, we will contact you to arrange a time and place (typically your home J).† We also encourage you to let us know of people who would appreciate a visit.† We look forward to a friendly visit with you!† Contact Phil Hardin at (201) 602-5445 for further information

Donít Forget!!:† Summer and vacations are quickly approaching.† Please remember to keep up with your contribution.† If you pay your bills using online banking, consider scheduling your weekly or monthly giving like other regular payments.† This will greatly assist with our cash flow, which is historically an issue during the summer.

Summer Hours -- Mark Your Calendars!!:† Beginning Sunday, July 3rd, our worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. through August 28th.

Calling All Graduates!!!:† We are compiling a list of those members and children/grandchildren of members who are graduating or have graduated from various schools from pre-school on up.† Please submit the following information to the church office by June 21st:† name, school attended, degree, awards, or grade completed, and where they are headed to in the fall (school, grade, job, etc.).† Also, we would like to put a photo of your graduate in the newsletter.† You can email your picture to the church at† Congratulations to all our graduates!

Your Help Is Needed!!:† A sign-up sheet for lawn mowing is on the table in the narthex.† Please sign up for the week(s) that is/are good for you.† A lawn mower is available in the manse garage.† Ask Sharon or Pastor Amy for the key to the garage.† Teens are also encouraged to sign up.† This is a great community service project for school, scouts, etc.

New Member Class:† A new member class is held on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.† Itís not too late to let Pastor Amy know if you are interested in joining our church family!

Skylands Outreach Depot:† The Skylands Outreach Depot is putting together cleaning buckets with area churches providing the supplies.† Our church is collecting air fresheners to put into these buckets.† Please bring in air fresheners and put them into the bin in the fellowship room.† Thank you!

Prayer Box:† In an effort to reach out to the community, a prayer box has been placed outside under the front sign.† Anonymous prayers are read/prayed for by the Ecumenical prayer group.† The box is open to church members also!!

From Newton Presbytery:† The Presbytery wants to include you in their database.† They send out a weekly newsletter that is full of information about the Presbytery and individual churches, and they donít want you to miss anything!† Please sign up on the form in the narthex at the church, or go to the Presbyteryís webpage at: and give them your name and email address.

Faith Community Health Partnership:† In the event you are hospitalized in a hospital that is part of the Atlantic Health Care System (Newton, Morristown, Hackettstown, Chilton in Pompton Plains, or Overlook in Summit), one of the first questions asked is whether you would like your faith community to be notified.† If your answer would be yes, you can expedite the process by filling out a registration form that will be put into the Atlantic Health Care Database.† Thus, if you are hospitalized, the system would already be in place.† Pastor Amy or a deacon would be visiting or contacting you to render support to you and your family.† If you wish to participate in this optional program, please fill out the form at the link below and return it to Phil Hardin or the church office.† Click Here for Form

Your Church Family Cares:† Is there an impending surgery, a personal loss, or some issue or event that is troubling you?† Please know that your church family is available to help and support you with a phone call or a visit from a Deacon or Pastor, or just some company in a time of need.† We are just a phone call away!† Please leave a personal message for Pastor Amy (973-534-7479) or Deacon Phil Hardin (201-602-5445).

Plain Change Ministry:† Please continue to empty your pockets/ purses to help our neighbors in need.† Thank you for your support!


21 Unionville Avenue

Sussex, NJ 07461


(973) 875-4760


Worship Service: 10:30 am

Rev. Amy Lawrence Pastor

(973) 534-7479 - cell





United in Godís love,† Dedicated to Godís service

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This Weekís Schedule










Tuesday, June 21st

 6:00 pm: Session Meeting


Saturday, June 25th

 9:30 am: Choir Rehearsal

 10:15 am: Choir End of Season Brunch


Sunday,† June 26th

 9:30 am: New Member Class

 10:30 am: Worship

†Purchase with Amazon and Donate to our church:† We participate with Amazon Smile which donates a percentage of your Amazon purchases to our church.† Go to Amazon Smile and select our church as the organization to donate to every time you shop online with Amazon. Quarterly Amazon sends the funds directly into the church account.

†Visit Our Church on Facebook.

Chancel Flowers:† Contact Joanne Cosh at (973) 875ó2204

Need a ride to Church? Call the church office. Drivers needed.