THE FINAL 2018 BUDGET MEETING will be January 7th right after the service in Room 6. This is a chance for the congregation to offer input on the budget to the Finance Committee and the Church Council.

I GOT A ROCK!? Join us in painting rocks as a way of saying goodbye to Dawna and Doug Petersen. Dawna requested that members and friends paint small rocks that she can take to their new garden in Tucson, Arizona when they move later this month. Take a moment during coffee hour on January 7th or 14th to create a rock for them. All supplies will be provided.

THE COFFEE HOUR on January 14 will be in honor or Reese Devido, as she is baptized.? If you want to help celebrate, please contact Sara Ivey Lucas at

SUNDAY FLOWER ANNOUNCEMENT: The sign-up book for 2018 flower donations is available in the lobby of Fellowship Hall.? It is very, very empty, so please sign up for your choice of dates, or just choose any Sunday to provide flowers for the sanctuary.? Your donations are appreciated and the flowers are yours to take home following worship.? Thanks.

INTERFAITH WINTER SHELTER NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION in January–It’s not too late to take the training for the winter shelter, and we need you!

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church.? Volunteers should park in the parking lot on the corner of 7th and Lincoln.? Enter the church through the double glass doors that open onto the parking lot.? The training session should last about one hour.? It is not necessary to register in advance.? If there are any questions, please call Dan Watts at 732-939-9426.

As usual, if anyone is interested in training at other times, particularly during the winter break, an individual session can be arranged.? Please call Dan or email him at or talk to Jack or Sara Frommer.

OFFERING ENVELOPES READY FOR PICK UP. You will find the 2018 offering envelopes on a small table, outside of the sanctuary doors. Please pick up your envelopes. If you are new or don’t have envelopes yet, there are some new ones to pick from.

Please place your name and envelope number on the piece of paper beside the offering envelopes. Thank you.?

NO STEP COMMUNION SERVICE. If you would like to serve Communion but are not comfortable negotiating the steps up to and down from the altar, be not afraid! ?We welcome anyone who would like to serve but avoid steps.? We will set up Communion so that you may come forward and sit in the first pew.? When it?s time to distribute the elements, we will happily bring them to you and allow you to distribute as usual.? If this service is of interest to you, just sign up and let Florence Shelton know so that we can prepare accordingly. Eric Metzler, Chair, Board of Christian Worship?


Just Friday: In January Just Friday will have a single month focus on change and personal goals. Whether you were a Just Friday regular or not, come! January 26 will be an evening to reflect on any changes you have made or want to make in action or attitude based on your experiences in 2017 and our discussions on stereotypes, climate change, food, abundance etc. Change can happen any time, but we will take this opportunity of the new year to look at changes we can make or have made to further justice in our world. Join us from 7-9 in Roger Williams hall. If you have questions, contract Hopi Stosberg or Derek Roe.

Play Friday:?Join us for the first Play Friday of 2018 on Friday, January 12 from 6-8 in Fellowship Hall for pizza and games. This event is fun for all ages. It helps with food planning if you RSVP to Hopi Stosberg at See you there!?

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 07, IS NORM OVERLY.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.