A weekly e-newsletter of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn:
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Notice regarding Sunday Parking in the Henry Street Bike Lane
Effective October 10, 2010, parking on Henry Street will be available only between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Church participants who must come early, such as choir members, will find that both sides of Clark Street are opened for legal Sunday morning parking. The 84th Precinct has been under considerable pressure from some community members to open the bike lane at all times. We need to support them as they introduce this compromise to the Heights. Officers will be on hand on October 10 prior to 10:30 AM to guide drivers to the Clark Street spaces.
THIS FRIDAY October 8, 2010: marks the second concert of the fall season of MUSIC AT FIRST, the acclaimed new music series at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights, and will feature exciting sets by bassist Eleonore Oppenheim and vocalist/sound artist Lesley Flanigan. Lesley will perform original music on instruments that she has designed and built herself, and Eleonore will perform a set of electro-acoustic pieces that will include works commissioned by and written specifically for her.
Please come out and enjoy. Music Starts at 7:30, and the show should be over around 9:30 with a short break between sets. Admission is $10. For more info go to www.musicatfirstsite.com
THIS SATURDAY October 9, 2010
Gifts of Spirit Meditation Part II: from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Sound Healing, Toning and Guided Meditation reflect quietly and "deep listen" to your inner voice and feel balanced and centered. (Free Admission)
Later on, come for an additional workshop in the Sanctuary from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on having a "Creative Power Conversation: Steps to Find Your Center" and Sound Healing Energy Readings. (Register for Sound Healing Readings) - For more information call 718-344-0140. Harriette (LotusHawk) Mandeville, Facilitator.
THIS SUNDAY October 10, 2010
11:00 a.m. Worship Service:
This Sunday, First Church will joyfully celebrate the baptisms of Cassandra Carrietta Slowik, daughter of Chris and Peggy Slowik … Townley Lucille Nies daughter of Jennifer Lupfer and Frank Nies. Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, a former Interim Pastor will be taking part.
Our Interim Pastor, Rev. Stephen H. Phelps will deliver the Sermon "The Great Divorce"
Ten O'Clock Hour: Throughout October, we will continue to explore the parables of Jesus. Join us for an hour of fellowship, spiritual reflection, education, and thoughtful discussion. No outside reading is required. All are welcome.
The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Christina and Patty.
Kids Worship: Sunday school continues with whole-group community-building games.
The Church Office will be closed on Monday October 11 in observance of Columbus Day.
Congratulations to Emily LeMaster O'Brien and Eric O'Brien on the birth of their son Ellis LeMaster O'Brien on September 28.
We grieve with Rev. Nancy Talbot upon the death of her father Phillips Talbot. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. in Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church located at 921 Madison (by 73rd Street). A reception will follow the Service. Please keep the Talbot family in your prayers.
Session Meeting: Thursday October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Thurman Room. Session meetings are open to members of the Congregation. Please contact the Clerk of Session Edna Asknes at email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
Budget Saturday: All Session Members and Committee Chairs are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Budget Saturday meeting on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Elliott Room as we meet to create the preliminary church budget for 2011. For further information, contact Ken Andrichik at Ken.Andrichik@finra.org
The 2011 Offering Envelopes order will be placed with the printer soon. If you know you would like to begin using (or stop using) envelopes in 2011, please call the church office at 718-624-3770 or email Annie Solages at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2010.
An all-First Church cast will offer a dramatic reading of the librettos for two new operas written by Terry Quinn. You can hear the readings of The Mark of Cain and The Birthmark in the Elliott Room of the church on Saturday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. The readings take not very much time, when compared with a full opera. As a consequence, Larry Picard and Frank Longino will also sing an aria from the work. The public is invited.
A Phone Directory of First Church members and friends is available. Ask for one at church, or contact the office to have one sent to you.
Flower Donations. We welcome flower donations of $30 or more in memory or in honor of friends and loved ones. Call Annie Solages in the Church office at 718-624-3770 or see Barbara Cummings during fellowship hour on Sundays.
Mentoring Youth: If you are interested in mentoring our youth as they continue their faith journey contact Marta Nelson at email@example.com.
Appointments with Ministry Staff
Call Rev. Phelps at the Church or, as needed, at home: 718 928-3797 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . The Church Office number is 718 624-3770.
Printed copies of Rev. Phelps' recent sermons are on the table in the Narthex (Henry Street Foyer) and are also posted on-line in text and audio formats at www.shphelps.com
Piano and Organ Lessons: Customized piano and organ lessons for kids and adults by FPC organist Wil Smith. Contact him at email@example.com or 646 320-0606.
On the calendar:
Tuesday, October 12
Living with Loss at 6:00 p.m. in the Thurman Room. Contact Rev. Charles Monaco at 718-647-5479 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 13
Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., at the Park Plaza Diner on Cadman Plaza. Contact Jim Palmer at email@example.com
Thursday, October 14
Food Pantry, 10 to 11 a.m. To volunteer, contact Jane Woland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Thurman Room.
FPC Choir Rehearsal, Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Music Minister Amy Neuner at email@example.com for info about the choir.
Saturday, October 16
Coping With Job Loss and Job Search now with two sessions on Saturdays, "Job Loss Grief" (9:45-11am) and "Beyond the Grief to Hitting the Pavement" (11am-12:15pm) in the Elliott room (New Location). For more information and details, see http://www.meetup.com/Coping-With-Job-Loss/ and/or contact group leader, Tonya Deniz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who/where to connect:
Online Donations: Set up a recurring gift to the church through a secure online account.
On the church website, www.firstchurchbrooklyn.org, click the DONATE button at the lower left of the page. To set up an account, click on the "First Church Donation Account Setup" link. To edit an existing gift, choose the "First Church Donation Login" link.