Thursday, July 9, 2009

We want to hear from You : Sermon Requests & Survey

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

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10 a.m. summer Worship start time begins this week! From July 5 through Labor Day Weekend, Summer Worship Services will start at 10 a.m.

This week, Associate Pastor Beth Waltemath will deliver a sermon titled "A Dangerous Calling" on Mark 6:14-29.

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

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

Sunday School: We start our summer series of Veggie Tales this week.
Children are invited to worship with all of us until the sermon then go
back for to learn about the Story of Moses as told by Bob the Tomato
and Larry the Cucumber.

Other news:

Total Request Live: "Your questions answered" will be theme of Sermons Series in August. Submit your Theological or Faith questions to or drop them in the offering plate on Sunday.

Mission Review Survey Now On-Line

Please take a few minutes to click on the following link and complete the FPC Brooklyn Mission Review survey, which contains a series of questions designed to elicit your opinion on the critical attributes of the new Senior Minister, in relation to the church's needs, priorities and strongly held values. The survey results will be used to update the June 2007 Report of the Mission Review Committee, and then forwarded to the new Pastoral Nominating Committee as it works to recruit a new Senior Minister for our church. (corrected link)

(Please note: If you completed a paper survey, please do not complete the Survey Monkey. It is the very same survey that was distributed on Sunday, June 28. Many thanks to the 37 people who completed and returned their surveys that day.)

Worship Leaders for the Summer: Anyone who is interested in participating as a Worship Leader in July and August, please contact Larry Picard or Annie Solages at Larry will contact you to discuss your interest and schedule. No experience is necessary.

Drivers Needed. Do you drive to church? We have a few members who live nearby but need a ride to church. Volunteer, make a new friend, and learn about the history of our church through members who've seen it through several decades. Contact Larry Picard through the Church office at 718-624-3770 or email at

Summer Music Series

New York Brass Choir will be performing in the Peace Garden on Thursday, July 16th @ 7 PM. Please join us for a great night of music. Refreshments will be served.

Each Thursday performance will begin at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

White Rose Ministry will be sponsoring a fundraising Garden Party on Friday July 17 from 6pm - 8pm. PLEASE JOIN US & SPREAD the WORD to One & All. We will sell MOJITOS & other Cuban yummies to raise money for our various ministry efforts in Cuba. In addition, Cuban dance/music/art-paintings will be highlighted with our featured guest, Carlos Mateu, Emily's son-in-law (check him out at See You in the Garden!

Church Wide Nominating Committee (CWNC) seeks statements of interest from FPC members interested in serving on the new Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC). The deadline for these statements was June 26th, 2009, but, although we have gotten a number of statements, we have not yet received enough to nominate a committee of nine members. As a result, we are extending the deadline through at least the end of August in the expectation that we will have a congregational meeting in the early fall to elect a new PNC. We will advise in subsequent announcements the specific new deadline for statements of interest. Please prayerfully consider taking up this service to the Church, with energy, discernment, listening ears and open hearts.

If you are interested in serving, please contact any current committee member: Jon Abernethy, Chair, Bernice Adorno, Nate Dudley, Marta Nelson, Sam Murumba, or Kimbirly Mack by emailing them at

Ask the Session:

The next Session Meeting is scheduled on Tuesday July 21 in the Manse Parlor at 7:00 PM. Concerns for Session to address: Send email to co-clerks, Marcia Smith, at ; or Edna Asknes, Or leave questions and comments in the box in the Narthex labeled" Congregational Questions to the Session.

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.

Tuesday, July 14:

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn will host the Brooklyn Community Meeting with the members of the AD HOC Committee for LICH to support the Merger of Long Island College Hospital and SUNY Downstate at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

Wednesday, July 15:

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

Midweek Boost at 7 p.m., in the Elliott Room. For information please contact Aris Peguero at or Edna Asknes at

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

Thursday, July 16:

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

Summer Music Series, at 7:00p.m. in the Peace Garden, Light Refreshments will be served.

Friday, July 17:

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

Who/where to connect:

Pledging Statements will be mailed in July. Please stay current on your pledge.

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

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