The beginning of a new season of singing is fast approaching. Preparations for music have been made. The choir room will be dusted off and ready in time for our first rehearsals beginning Thursday, August 23 at 7:00pm for the Senior Choir. Senior choir is open to all teens and adults who enjoy singing for worship. This choir sings every Sunday, at worship, and for special services, leading hymns and liturgy, and singing a specially prepared anthem. If you aren’t a member of our choir, I hope you will consider joining us this season.
You may recall that the choir and a few extra friends sang the National Anthem last summer at an Iron Pigs Baseball game at Coca Cola Park in Allentown. They have been invited to sing again this year! The date is Friday, August 24, so mark your calendars! The first pitch is 7:05pm. Reserve your $11.00 ticket now by contacting the church office!
We are excited that the final phase of the organ and sanctuary renovations has begun. This project should last about 4-6 weeks, so we estimate the completion near the end of August. If you’ve been here on Sundays, you know we are worshiping in our beautiful and accommodating Fellowship Hall while this work is being completed.
Click here for photos of the project.
Join us during Stroudfest on Labor Day weekend for our Amen Café and Indoor Yard Sale located in our Fellowship Hall. This event will take place on Saturday, September 1st, from 10am to 3pm.
The Amen Café will once again be serving hotdogs, along with chili sauce, sauerkraut, relish, onions, etc. Bottled water and Lemonade will be available as well. We will need cashiers, grillers, and runners.
The Indoor Yard Sale is a new event this year. Again, there is a need for cashiers and area coordinators. Areas include (but not limited to) are lawn and garden, furniture, clothing, crafts (I’m hoping to unload a lot of leftovers from the Holiday Bazaar!), candy, and antiques and collectibles.
Sign up to help!
Beginning on Rally Day our Christian Formation will begin something new this year. On Sundays our youth and kids will meet for several Sundays (then have several off) and focus on a worship service event. Lessons will coordinate with mission and worship and include ideas to continue to learn and practice at home.
NEW Christian Formation Events
The adult class that meets now (The Wired Word) will continue. But we will offer occasional short-term classes that can be enjoyed for a couple of weeks at a time.
Poster with more details.
Join us for worship on September 9th when we welcome this special group... Discipleship in Song, a Pocono area ecumenical music ministry, strives to glorify God and draw people into His presence through inspirational music, scripture references, and personal testimonies. Christ said, “I will be lifted up. I will draw men unto me.” Our mission is to inspire you to draw closer to the Lord and seek to know Him better. The group’s members include Midge Barron, Debbie Booth, Bill Dimmick, Bill Hoy Sr., Bruce Kraeutler, David Larrabee, Tamara Paff, Lynn Pappalardo, and Linda Ross. They are accompanied by Joanne Albertson.
One of our missions here at FPC is to “build relationships with our neighbors.” This year we will do this by collecting school supplies for Morey Elementary School just down the road on Main Street. We want to support the 13 classroom teachers and their students with prayer and provision. We will collect items the children will use—like washable markers, blunt end scissors, & glue sticks...as well as things the teachers might need—like tissues, disinfectant wipes, & stickers. The congregation will pack these items as a service project on Rally Day (Sunday, Sept. 9th) during Coffee & Conversation. Please put your supplies in the basket in fellowship hall. Ready…set…go! The collection starts now so we can give abundantly.
Adult study each Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Study the wisdom in The Rule of St. Benedict, the only surviving collection of wisdom from the monastic period. A rule is a set of ideas to help you determine the kind of person you will be and the course of your life.
Benedict invites us to consider all life as sacred ground, each person as a guest hosted by the holy God. He offers a map for living that has, for years, connected people to God and to each other.
No preparation is required. Weekly practices growing from the lesson will be offered.
(If enough people are interested in a morning class, we will repeat this class at 9 on Wednesday morning.)
Our Presbyterian Women (PW) ask you to donate to this cause...
Church Women United is collecting new and slightly used purses (through September). If you have purses please drop them at the church office or bring them to church. The purses are sold on Ebay to help victims of human trafficking. Learn more by clicking here.