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THIS SUNDAY, August 2:

10 a.m. Summer Worship through Labor Day weekend, Summer Worship Services will at 10 a.m.


This week, Rev. Beth Waltemath, will preach a sermon called "Don't Worry?  Easier Said than Done." based on your question, "How do you reconcile Paul's advice from prison of "Do not be anxious about anything" with Proverbs 31's wisdom to "consider a field and buy it."


The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


There will be no 10 o' Clock Hour during the summer. We will resume in Fall.


Sunday School: We continue our summer series of Veggie Tales this week. 
Children are invited to worship with all of us until the sermon, then meet upstairs in the Rose Room with our new teacher, Laura Koenig.


Our Sexton:  First Church welcomes our new sexton Victor Forde. Please welcome him when you come on Sunday!


Women's Potluck dinner on Sunday at 6 pm.  The theme Midsummer BBQ.

Other news:


Guest Preacher on August 9: Dominic Carter of NY1News will be our guest preacher.  He brings a message about what is possible with God in your life, as he draws on his own story as "a son of the city who grew up on welfare, in public housing, with no father, and with a mother who suffered from schizophrenia."  He shares his story of success and reconciliation as he breaks through the boundaries of discrimination and through the taboos of mental illness in his communities.  You may learn more about Carter's story in his memoir, No Momma's Boy.  Mr. Carter will join us for discussion and signing afterwards in the Peace Garden. 


Youth Activities

Aug. 6, Thursday @ 11-12:30: baking, arts
Aug. 8 or 15 Saturday @ 6 pm: Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Game. TBA for the date
Aug. 13, Thursday @ 11-12:30: games, arts and baking

Please email Jill Huguet at to let her know which event you would like to attend; of course friends are welcome. 


Flea Market at First Church -- members have been bringing in books to sell and along with some items left from previous sales in the Elliott Room, over the past three weeks the Fellowship Hour team has sold items totaling over $300.   The funds will go to Touching Tiny Lives or other charities that FPC supports.  Have some books you want to give up?  Bring them to church on Sunday.


Mid-week Boost will resume in September For information please contact Aris Peguero at or Edna Asknes at


Green Team - The Peace Garden needs regular watering during the dry season (June 12th through September 12th). Please contact Uda at

or Jill at  if you are able to help water for one week or more this summer. 


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.


Wednesday, August 5:

Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza. Contact Jim Palmer at

CSA Delivery for Food Pantry:  7:45p.m.  Contact Linda Kolts to help at


Thursday, August 6:

Food Pantry, 10 to 11 a.m. To volunteer, Jane Woland at

Youth Activities, 11 am to 12:30 pm: baking, arts
Summer Music Series starts at 7 p.m. 


Friday, August 7

Garden Parties, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peace Garden, contact Prisca Owens at for more information.


Sunday, August 9

Farewell to the Mensah Ford family.  Lisa Mensah, Barry Ford, and their children, Rebecca and Andrew, will be moving to the D.C. area.  Help us send them off with blessings and travelling mercies at coffee hour after church in the garden. 


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