God's Open House

Posts from June 2017

4th of July Parade at First Pres

With its prime location and excellent sloping front yard, our church will once again be prime real estate for those in our community who wish to watch the annual 4th of July Parade. As usual, we are embracing this opportunity by providing water for runners before the parade, ice cream, shade, and toilets for spectators. This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate…

Capital Campaign Fund

The 2012 five year Building Fund Campaign has ended, but we still have a mortgage ($381,000) to pay off and will need to replace our roof in the near future. The Trustees would like to continue the Capital Campaign Fund for another three years. Letters have been sent out with Pledge Cards. Your generosity in the past has been outstanding and we hope you will…

Family Game Night

Join us for another night of family fun – summer edition! Family Game Night will be held on Saturday, July 29 on the outside lawn. From 5:30-6:30 PM we will have a dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, followed by games from 6:30-8 PM. Please bring a salad or dessert and RSVP to Sue Hummel by Saturday, July 22.…

Taste of South Jersey

Save the date for Family Promise of Gloucester County’s 10th Annual “A Taste of South Jersey.” Taste the finest cuisine of local chegs on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford, NJ. Cocktail hour/cash bar will be held from 4:30-5:30 PM with the event doors opening at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door, and event sponsorship…

Vacation Bible School

Since there has been a lack of interest in someone leading the VBS program this year, the Christian Education committee has decided to take a hiatus from VBS this summer. On that note, the First Presbyterian Church of Glassboro will be holding a VBS. Contact has been made with Pastor Kate regarding dates and times as well as the need for help. The theme of…

Search for New Choir Director

The Trustees are assembling a committee to interview prospective candidates for the position of choir director. The committee already has representation from the Trustees and Worship Committee. We need one representative from the congregation who is not involved in the music program. IF you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Susan Burkart by email or phone. The committee expects to begin…

News from the Pastor Nominating Committee

The Pastor Nominating Committee is happy to report that, after much prayer, discernment, and thoughtful discussion, we have chosen a candidate for consideration by the congregation! On Saturday, July, 15 2017, we will host an open house in the Social Hall, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM, with an informal dinner. This will give the congregation an opportunity to meet the candidate and the…

Position Announcement

Director of Choral Activities, First Presbyterian Church of Pitman New Jersey. Beginning September 1, 2017. Choral program includes Sanctuary Singers (adults), Sunshine Singers (children), and special ensembles and services as needed. One 10 AM service each week, two rehearsals each week from September through June. Duties include directing, rehearsing, recruiting, detailed planning and music selection, maintenance of choral library, attendance at monthly…

Annual Book Sale

Don’t miss our book sale at the Church Library after the worship service this Sunday, June 11, 2017. We have a large selection of books for children and adults – Fiction/Non-Fiction, Religious/Non-Religious – with prices from FREE to $2.00. A special bargain for little kids: wooden puzzles. The first one you buy is $2.00, the second one is FREE! See you after…

Earth Care Committee (A Message from Pastor Paul)

In Genesis 1:28-30 God’s first commandment to Adam and Eve is to rule over creation. Today this means caring for the Earth and all of the plants and animals that live here. As a congregation we have been quietly carrying out this commandment for years, by renovating our heating and cooling system, recycling, and promoting environmentally friendly projects to our youth. During one of…