Friday, December 4, 2009

At FPC: Cookies! Christmas Pageant!

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Christmas Pageant Prep II: The second mandatory rehearsal will be on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Pizza will be served after rehearsal. Parents are invited to a Parents Meeting with our new Sunday School Director, Elizabeth, during the children's rehearsal, where she will share her vision for our revamped Sunday school program. 


Annual Cookie Decorating Party: Everyone is invited to the annual cookie decorating party Saturday, Dec. 5th from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Elliot Room following the Christmas pageant rehearsal. If you would like to bring cookies for decorating or help with the event, please contact Jill Huguet at We will sell decorated cookies after church on Sunday, and this year we will also be bagging cookies for the food pantry. Please come and join the holiday fun.





The Children's Sunday School perform a Christmas Pageant during Worship Service. Rev. Stephen Phelps, our Interim Pastor, also will give a brief meditation entitled: "Forces in the Desert".


You can find Rev. Phelps' sermons online at his Web site,, under the sermons link. Copies also are available in the Narthex.


The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christina and Patty are excited to welcome your kids.


10 o' Clock Hour: Please join David Mullé in the Thurman Room for 10 o'clock hour as Bible study on Isaiah continues. Great discussions every week!


Annual Cookie Sale: Please join us immediately after service in the Elliott Room for our Annual Cookie sale come and join the holiday fun.


Women's Potluck, 7 p.m. The monthly women's potluck now gathers in the Elliott Room every first Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Join us on Dec. 6 for something special. For more information contact Gladys McNish through the Church office at 718-624-3770.




Other news:


Meals for Rev Beth: Rev Beth remains on bedrest. If you are interested in cooking / delivering / ordering a meal for Rev Beth & family, please contact Edna ( or call the church office at 718-624-3770 to find out which dates are not covered, local restaurant info and dietary specifics.

Breakfast with SANTA!

Please come and have breakfast with Santa on Dec. 19th from 9:30 to 11 am in the Elliott Room.  Fund raising sponsor by FPC Children's Committee.  This event would be open to the community and, in addition to the pancake breakfast, little guests will receive a picture with Santa.  Please contact Emily Phillips at if you are interested.


Elders Positions: The Church-wide Nominating Committee is developing a slate of new candidates to be elected by the congregation to serve as elders on the Session, the church's governing board. If you are interested in learning more about this responsibility, or if you would like to nominate someone, talk to one of the CWNC members: Nate Dudley, Marta Nelson, Bernice Adorno, Sam Murumba, Kimbirly Mack and Jon Abernethy, chair.

Mid Week Boost: Diana Bell will facilitate reflections on finding the sacred in everyday life by drawing from readings from the book "An Altar in the World" by Barbara Brown Taylor on December, 2nd, 9th and 16th. Prior reading is not required. For information about Mid-Week Boost, please contact Aris Peguero at .

Living with Loss during the Holidays: During the holidays, losses we have experienced often resurface intensely.  Come, and allow healing to happen.  Attend all three sessions or any one: Tuesdays, Dec. 8, 15 and 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thurman Room.  Call Rev. Charles Monaco at 718-510-6964 to confirm attendance.


Stewardship Campaign: Stewardship is the Christian's desire to give mindful attention to how we use all our resources. Through the upcoming weeks, consider how you and your family will make a financial, as well as a "Time and Talent" commitment to First Church in the new year. On Sunday, Dec.13th, your pledges will be received and dedicated during a special time in the worship celebration.


Sign up for teaching Sunday SchoolElizabeth is in great need of December Sunday school teachers!  We have one teacher scheduled for December, but need two others.  Since we have the pageant on 12/6, we need a commitment for only three Sundays -- 12/13, 12/20, and 12/27. Contact Elizabeth de La Garza at with questions or to volunteer.


Christmas Caroling & Party: There will be a caroling party on Thursday Dec. 17th at 7:30 p.m.  Following Caroling we will gather in Elliott Room for fellowship, please bring food or drink to share. For more information contact Jill Huguet at


Christmas Dinner for Food Pantry Guests (Note: Date Change):  The Food Pantry volunteers will prepare and serve Christmas dinner for our patrons on Tuesday December 22 at 2 p.m. in the Elliott Room.  Members of the congregation are invited to participate by bringing a side dish or by volunteering a few hours to help set up, serve dinner and clean up (anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.)


Job Bank: Do you have skills or know of employment? Contact Susan Schultz at  to list your ideas on the FPC Job Bank.  If you are able to help others with writing resumes and cover letters, please also let us know.


Piano and Organ Lessons: Customized piano and organ lessons for kids and adults by FPC organist Wil Smith.  Contact him at or 646-320-0606 for info. 


 On the calendar:


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Wednesday, Dec. 9:

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. Contact Aris Peguero at


Thursday, Dec. 10:

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

FPC Choir Thursday night rehearsals at 7 p.m.   All are welcome.  For more information about FPC Choir please contact our Music Director Amy Neuner at



Who/where to connect:

Online Donations: Set up a recurring gift to the church through a secure online account.
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If you are setting up your account, click on the "First Church Donation Account Setup" link. To edit an existing gift, choose the "First Church Donation Login" link

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