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First Presbyterian Church of Sussex

Last updated 09/28/14

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The Deacons’ Fund for September will go to Ginnie’s House.  Ginnie’s House Children’s Advocacy Center is available to children in Sussex County who may have been sexually or physically abused, assaulted, or witnessed a violent crime, including domestic violence.  It provides a safe, child-friendly environment for child abuse investigations and treatment, as well as a multi-disciplinary team response to child abuse allegations.  Please give generously!

Afternoon Women’s GroupOct. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th – Indoor Yard Sale:  Please start saving your yard sale items!  Yard Sale items may be dropped off Sunday, Sept. 28th, 11:30 a.m. after worship; Monday, Sept. 29th through Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The sale will be held Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3rd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.  A workers sign-up sheet is on the table in the Narthex.  Please, no clothing or typewriters.  Thanks

Family Promise:  Our guests from Family Promise will be here October 5th through 12th.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Room.  Please check for your name.  If that date works, please write “OK” next to your name.  If you wish to help and do not see your name, please contact Joanne Cosh at 973-875-2204. 

Family Promise is reaching out to all churches to find out if any of their volunteers would be interested in being on the universal email list.  There are times when other churches are looking for extra volunteers.  If any of your volunteers would like to be put on the universal email list, please have them email Ashley@scihn.org and she will add them to the list.  Thank you in advance.

Peacemaking Offering:  Our next special offering will be the Peacemaking Offering, which will be received on World Communion Sunday, October 5th.  We will get to keep 25% of this offering for our congregation’s peacemaking ministries.  Please give generously.

PresbySeniors:  On Tuesday, October 7th, we will be traveling to the Warwick Conference Center in Warwick, NY, for a buffet lunch and tour.  Check your invitation for more information.

Study Group Starting:  Please join us for a group study entitled, “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations,” based on the book and materials by Robert Schnase.  The study will combine DVD’s, scripture, and discussion.  Anyone can attend, and feel free to bring a friend.  The study will begin Thursday evening, October 2nd, 7-8:30 p.m., and continue for six weeks at Pam Fielding’s home in Vernon.  Her address is 3 Stone Ridge Road, Sussex, NJ  07461.  Please call her at 973-534-7488 with any questions.  Feel free to attend any or all Thursday sessions…you are welcome whenever you can make it!  If you wish to purchase the book by the same name and author, there are several on sale on Amazon.com for under $2.00, and if you would like Pam to order one for you, just let her know.  Book purchase is optional.

Care Package Ministry:  Please e-mail Marion Kopec at mkopec6841@aol.com with names and addresses of college students (full-time, part-time, away or local, degree, undergrad, or advanced, etc.), using “Care Package Ministry” in the subject line.  We will be collecting items, in quantities of 10, to be sent to our college students.  Regardless of home or away, we want to show them our support.  Suggested items include:  cookies, candies, mints, gum, chips, popcorn, flashlights, toothbrush/paste, post-its, etc.  A more complete list is available on the table in the narthex.  Cash donations are appreciated as well, and the items will be bought for you.  Thank you.

21 Unionville Avenue

Sussex, NJ 07461


(973) 875-4760



Worship Service: 10:30 am

Rev. Amy Lawrence Pastor

(973) 534-7479 - cell






Chancel Flowers:

 Joanne Cosh

(973) 875—2204 

United in God’s love,  Dedicated to God’s service

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This Week’s Schedule









Monday, September 29th thru Wednesday Oct 1st

· 10:00 am to 4:00 pm:  Yard Sale Drop-off


Thursday, October 2nd and Friday October 3rd

· 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Yard Sale


Saturday, October 4th

· 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Yard Sale       


Sunday, October 5th

· 9:15 am: Sunday School

· 9:30 am: Choir Rehearsal

· 10:30 am: Worship

· 1:00 pm: Family Promise Guests Arrive

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