Friday, April 3, 2009

At FPC: Palm Sunday Services- Reverend Beth preaching, Fundraising party for Cub

A weekly e-newsletter of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn:



At 11 a.m. Palm Sunday service, our Associate Pastor, Beth Waltemath, will preach a sermon titled "To Step, As We Have To, Forward."  Sunday School children will also perform during the service.


The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


The 10 o' Clock Hour continues with a discussion of "Reflection on the Lord's Prayer: A Lenten Study" with David Mull√©, leader.


Couplehood as Spiritual Path: Thurman Room, 5 to 6:30 p.m., facilitated by Barbara and Jim Cummings. The group is at capacity, but if you are interested in starting or joining another group in the future, please contact Rev. Beth at 


Other News:


Easter Lilies: If you wish to provide a lily in honor of or in memory of your loved ones, please fill out the Easter Lilies form from the worship bulletin or call the church office at 718-624-3770 by Tuesday April 7.  Names of honorees and donors will be published in the Easter Sunday April 12 bulletin.


More food for the Food Pantry: We are glad to announce that FPC has been accepted to become an official member of the Food Bank for New York City program.  Our Food Pantry – Two Penny Lunch Program now can provide more food for our Food Pantry clients every Thursday. Thanks to Lynn Schnarr, Rev. Beth, Jane Woland and all of our Food Pantry Team for making this happen!


"Memory Catcher" for Rev. Cari: There is a gold journal in the Narthex, placed there for us to write notes or tuck in photographs for Rev. Cari as we prepare for her departure. Cari's last day in the pulpit is May 3.  It's hard to let her go, but it will help to show Cari how much she has meant to us and how she has helped shape our lives and faith.


CUBA Fundraising Party for CESERSE (Center for Social and Educational Services). Join us on Saturday, April 18, 6-9 p.m. At the home of Richard and Diane Greene, located at 212 St. Johns Place (between 7th & 8th Aves in Park Slope.) Enjoy Cuban food, mojitos, music, and dancing.  Meet special guest Victor Alvarez, Mission of Cuba to the U.N.  Reasons to come celebrate and give generously: For each $33 you contribute, CESERSE can provide a week of joy, recreation and service for a developmentally disabled child. Since its 2001 opening in Varadero Cuba, CESERSE has served over 1,200 clients. For more details please contact Emily Thomas at or RSVP to 718-638-2895.


Cuba Mission Trip— Please join White Rose Ministry on their annual mission trip to  La Fernanda Church, our Sister Church in Havana, Cuba  from May 8 through May 18. For more details contact Emily Thomas at



On the calendar:

For more details about calendar events, click on this link. Click again on the event on the calendar to read a description.


Monday, April 6:

Session Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Manse Parlor


Tuesday, April 7:

New Parents' Group, 3:30 p.m., Elliott Room, Nursery


Wednesday, April 8:

Men's Breakfast at 7.30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza. Contact Jim Palmer at


Vesper Service and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., Elliott Room


Thursday, April 9:

New Parent's Group, 3:30 p.m., Elliott Room, Nursery


Maundy Thursday Seder, 7:00 p.m., Elliott Room


Thursday Night Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, 7 p.m. New members welcome!



Yoga Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the Elliott Room. Drop-ins to individual classes are welcome. Open to the community. Suggested donation of $12 per class. Please bring your mat if you have one. Please note we won't have Yoga Classes on April 11 & April 18. For details, contact yoga instructor Maria Cutrona at




 Holy Week and Easter Schedule



Thu, Apr. 9, 7:00 p.m.

Elliott Room

Maundy Thursday Seder, led by Rev. Beth Waltemath

Fri, Apr. 10, 7:00 p.m.


Good Friday Service (Stations of the Cross Meditation)

Sun, Apr. 12, 6:30 a.m.

Easter Sunrise Service at the Promenade

Sun, Apr. 12, 11:00 a.m.

Easter Worship Service – "A New Mountaintop Experience"

Dr. Jackson, preaching


Who/where to connect:


To give online: Contribute to the church through a secure online account. To find it on the church website,, go to the Site Credits/ Link tab and select First Church Donation Account Setup. Or go to

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