Baptism of the Lord Worship Service - January 8, 2023

All are welcome to our January 8 in-person Baptism of the Lord worship service at 10 am at First Presbyterian StirlingHere is the link to the online version..

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Our special mission for the month of January is Bridges Outreach. Bridges Outreach, located in Summit, concentrates their efforts to make an impact on the lives of many homeless folks living in Newark, Irvington, Summit, and NYC.  Their mission: “Bridges ends homelessness through volunteer-driven outreach and individual case management focusing on health, housing, and independence.  We form relationships with those experiencing homelessness while meeting their most urgent needs.”  In the past, they have provided lunches, socks and underwear, toiletry kits, soup, and tons of clothing to over 21,000 homeless people.  In addition to their street outreach, they provide case management services at their Project Connect office in Newark and see folks in Summit every Friday for their Neighbors in Need program. They also provide new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunch in Summit and sheltered children in Newark and Irvington. If you would like to participate in this special mission, please send a check to the church marked “mission” or “Bridges.”

Yours in Christ,

Barbara Aspinall

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New Year's Day Worship Service - January 1, 2023

I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. All are invited to our New Year's Day and Epiphany in-person service on Sunday, January 1 at First Presbyterian Church at Stirling at 10 am. Communion will be served. Here is the link to the online version.

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Our special mission for the month of January is Bridges Outreach. Bridges Outreach, located in Summit, concentrates their efforts to make an impact on the lives of many homeless folks living in Newark, Irvington, Summit, and NYC.  Their mission: “Bridges ends homelessness through volunteer-driven outreach and individual case management focusing on health, housing, and independence.  We form relationships with those experiencing homelessness while meeting their most urgent needs.”  In the past, they have provided lunches, socks and underwear, toiletry kits, soup, and tons of clothing to over 21,000 homeless people.  In addition to their street outreach, they provide case management services at their Project Connect office in Newark and see folks in Summit every Friday for their Neighbors in Need program. They also provide new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunch in Summit and sheltered children in Newark and Irvington. If you would like to participate in this special mission, please send a check to the church marked “mission” or “Bridges.”

Yours in Christ,

Barbara Aspinall

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Christmas Morning Worship Service - December 25, 2022

Here is the link to the Christmas Morning worship service. Our Christmas Day service will be a special online service only. This is a service prepared by members of our Presbytery of the Highlands and includes contributions from numerous congregations in our presbytery. Meyersville contributed the story for children.

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Christmas Eve Worship Service - December 24, 2022

Here is the link to our Christmas Eve worship serviceAll are invited to our Candlelight Christmas Eve in-person worship service tonight at 6:30 pm. 
I wish you a blessed Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year. 

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Our December Special Mission is Jersey Battered Women’s Service of Morris County. This is a full-service domestic violence and abuse prevention agency. The services include a 24 hour hotline, counseling, a safe house, services for children, vocational counseling, batterers’ intervention, legal assistance and other services. Their mission is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victim, rehabilitation of family member, and education of the public about domestic violence and it consequences. If you would like to help with this ministry, please send a check to the church marked “JBWS.”

Yours in Christ,

Barbara Aspinall

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Blue Christmas Worship Service - December 18, 2022

Here is the link to our Blue Chrismas worship service. Sometimes called a Longest Night service, this service is meant for everyone and especially for those who find the ringing cheer of the Christmas holiday a bit incongruous because of feelings of loss or loneliness or despair. It is meant to acknowledge the pain we bear and at the same time, remember the love of God given us in Christ's arrival in our world.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Service - December 18, 2022

Here is the link to the Sunday Worship

If you are in the area you are most welcome to join our in person Sunday Worship service at 10:00 am in our sanctuary. This is the Third Sunday of Advent . We will be welcoming another visitor from the past - a friend of Joseph's names Jacob. Our handbell choir will be playing. Following the service will be a special coffee hour in thanks for the Bell Choir's dedication and hard work. 

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Our December Special Mission is Jersey Battered Women’s Service of Morris County. This is a full-service domestic violence and abuse prevention agency. The services include a 24 hour hotline, counseling, a safe house, services for children, vocational counseling, batterers’ intervention, legal assistance and other services. Their mission is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victim, rehabilitation of family member, and education of the public about domestic violence and it consequences. If you would like to help with this ministry, please send a check to the church marked “JBWS.”

Yours in Christ,

Barbara Aspinall

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