Growing in FAITH, Growing in LOVE, Growing in COMMUNITY.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunday School and Worship has been canceled for Sunday January 19th 2019 in compliance with Governor Phil Murphy declared state of emergency. "As Winter Storm Harper approaches New Jersey, I am declaring a state of emergency across all 21 counties," said Governor Murphy. “Our top priority is the safety of New Jerseyans, and we urge residents to stay off the roads and prepare for potential power outages. We will continue to monitor the storm and quickly respond to any storm-related needs.” Please stay home and keep yourselves safe! Your Session Click here to read the official notice. And click here for more information. From www.nj.com:
A place where you can be yourself! Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway, NJ
We hope you will check out our website and then come be our guest for worship, Bible study, service to those in need, choir or bell choir, and more.
2019 Presbyterian YOUTH TRIENNIUM
What is Triennium? Triennium is a gathering held every three years for high school age students in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Youth from all churches (across the sponsoring denominations) come together for this life changing, life giving, faith growing gathering!
Five days that help form a younger generation of active Presbyterians. Five days that shape the leadership gifts and deepen the discipleship awareness for a generation who are already achieving a strong presence in this church and the world!
Who Attends Triennium? High school age youth (entering freshman through graduated seniors) and accompanying adult advisors (age 24+). *** We send 1 adult for every 10 youth participants. If you are interested in being an adult advisor please contact Jeanne Radak, email@example.com ***
If you wish to attend or for more information, click here or contact our church office firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcomed our new Interim Pastor, Pastor Nancy, on her first Sunday with us. January 6th
BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Nancy K. Young Nancy Young is a native of North Dakota and attended Jamestown College (now the University of Jamestown), receiving a BA in English and Vocal Performance. She also holds a Master of Music degree in vocal music from the University of Maryland as well as doctoral work in performance and pedagogy. Nancy has taught private voice for over 30 years and has taught as adjunct faculty at Mercer College (NJ), Concordia College (MN) and at Delta College (MI). She began working in the church as a musician when she was 14 and was the organist for her home church. She continued to serve as a church musician in a variety of roles throughout her career.
Nancy received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served churches in Fargo, North Dakota and Midland, Michigan and served on the national General Assembly Mission Council staff at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, KY, as the Coordinator for Women’s Leadership Development and Racial-Ethnic Schools and Colleges. She has served as the transitional pastor at 1st Presbyterian of Franklin, NJ, Wharton Community Church in Wharton, NJ and 1st Presbyterian of Iselin, Iselin, NJ.
Nancy is married to the Rev. David E. Young who is currently serving 1st Presbyterian of Newton, NJ. David and Nancy are the parents of three adult children, Adam, Micah and Molly, all of whom are professional musicians and are paying their own rent. They are also the delighted grandparents of Arden Grace Young, the 2½ year old daughter of Adam and Kristine Wilson Young
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IT’S HERE!! OUR SCRIP FUNDRAISER! FPC Rockaway has done fundraising with Scrip gift cards for years but never this fast and easy! Now you can print gift cards at home on your own printer or download cards to your phone within minutes! No more placing orders and waiting two weeks for delivery. Imagine this…you decide you want to go out to eat at Olive Garden. Simply go to your computer, print out a card or download it to your phone. Enjoy your meal out and pay with your gift card. It’s quick and easy and the church receives a percentage of your gift card purchase. It’s a win, win, situation! Now imagine this…you’re out on a Saturday running errands. You realize you need to pick up some gardening tools at Home Depot. Simply go to the ShopWithScrip website on your phone, download a gift card and you’re good to go! Scrip gift cards are an easy way for the church to make money to continue our ministries in the community. The profit the church receives comes from the vendor; you pay nothing extra. To be a part of this fundraiser, you will need to sign up. Please contact, Diane Knipper at email@example.com or 973-495-9312 for more information. Below are just a few of the hundreds of vendors that take part in this program. For more info on vendors go to www.shopwithscrip.com.
2018 Historical Cemetery Walk
Historical Cemetery Tour November 3 2018 - The weather cooperated and brought sunshine, although some pretty strong wind on Saturday, November 3rd for the Historical Cemetery Walk. On hand were the Historical committees of Rockaway Borough and Rockaway Township as well as the DAR (Daughters of the America Revolution) to share information about their organizations. We featured a new portrayal this year of FPC’s own Edward (Bud) Evans, WWII aircraft radio operator, along with our other popular portrayals. We also had a blacksmith with us who demonstrated metalworking The Stewardship committee served homemade meatball sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks and beverages. Thanks to all who worked hard to make this event happen, including students from the Morris Knolls High School History Honor Society and thanks to those who came out and supported us.
AMAZON SMILE FUNDRAISER
The First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway is now a registered charity on AmazonSmile. Every time you make a purchase at smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be directly donated to our church. It costs you nothing and the church gets income to continue it’s ministries in the community. All you need to do is sign up and here’s how! Go to smile.amazon.com. If you already have an existing Amazon account, just sign in (you will use your same Amazon login and password). **Whenever you want to purchase anything from Amazon you MUST sign in to this site in order for the church to receive a percentage of your purchases (the church will receive no money if you just sign in to Amazon.com).** All your recommendations, history, and Prime discounts will be listed on this site under your account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from their list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time. To list our church as your charitable organization, enter “First Presbyterian Church, Rockaway.” If you do not currently have an Amazon account, sign into mile.amazon.com and follow the prompts to set up an account. Then follow the instructions above to choose our church as your charitable organization. Let’s get the word out to our family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Anyone can sign up and designate our church to receive funds so please spread the word!
If you have any questions or would like help setting up your account, please contact Diane Knipper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-495-9312.
This calendar highlights special events and the occasional rescheduled meeting. For a full calendar of events see the church newsletter below.
The Church Street Journal is now Weekly! Click on the Date below.