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  1. Fall Schedule: Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 10:30 am Worship
  2. Sunday School is here! Children are invited to Gathering Time from 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. every Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Sunday School from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.. In Sunday School, children and youth form meaningful relationships with each other and their teachers, learn about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in a supportive and fun environment, grow in faith and are equipped to love and serve God in their lives.
  3. Adult Sunday School Class on the Reformation: This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, one of the most important movements in the history of Western civilization. To mark this occasion, Pastor Lou, with help from Pastors Hannah and Suzanne, will provide an Adult Sunday School Class on the Reformation for 6 weeks: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 and 10/29. We will also celebrate the Reformation during Worship as well, all leading up to October 29, which marks the formal anniversary date!
  4. Out of Chaos, Hope
    On Sunday, September 17, there will be a retiring offering for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. PDA teams of volunteers are being deployed to hurricane affected areas when it is safe to do so. Your financial support will enable those volunteers to help those in need of shelter, food and support. Checks should be made out to The First Presbyterian Church, and in the memo line note - PDA. For more information about Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and additional ways you can help go to pda.pcusa.org.
  5. Looking for a Church Home?   Learn what it means to be a member of First Presbyterian. We offer members of all ages opportunities to join in fellowship and expand their faith experiences. Please email the Church Office.
  6. Save the Date - Parent Program:   Join us on Sunday, September 17, beginning at 9:15 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Our Pastor Hannah Lovaglio will share an informative program on the powerful role that faith communities and spirituality play in a young child's life. This program will be based on the New York Times Bestseller, The Spiritual Child, The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving by Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
  7. Book Club! Book Club Returns Monday, September 25: Join us in Room 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for our first book club of the new programmatic year. This month, we ask everyone to come ready to share about a book or two they read this summer. Mark your calendars for Book Club on the fourth Monday of every month (October 23, Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio).
  8. Youth Ministry   Youth Group returns Sunday, September 17
    Join us for a BBQ from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Every family should send a nut free side dish. We'll provide burgers, hot dogs, drinks and s’mores for dessert. Wear a white t-shirt (that you're willing to destroy) for our Annual Color Clashes game! We look forward to another great year learning and growing with you!
    Support our Youth   Car Wash Sunday, September 24 following Worship: The Youth Group wants you to have a clean car at least twice a year, so we'll be washing cars on Sunday, September 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and accepting donations to support our mission trips.
  9. PASTA NIGHT:   The Outreach Committee will host a PASTA DINNER on Friday, October 13. Please join us from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets can be purchased after Worship during coffee hour. Each ticket is $5 and children under 5 are free.

    Volunteers Needed: The Outreach Committee needs your help for our pasta dinner night. We need helpers for prep work, serving, cleanup, etc... The sign-up sheet is on the Outreach bulletin board in Fellowship Hall (first one on the left). We are also in need of desserts to serve that evening - you can sign-up at the same time! Thank you! Thank You!
  10. The Outreach Committee needs YOU! We are a small group trying to do big things. Consider being a member. The Committee will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. At present, we are planning our Pasta Night, the Church Christmas Procession, banners for Christmas and Easter on the church columns, "MOO"vie Night, a trip to Sight and Sound. If you feel that you can help us in our goal of outreach to the community and promoting fellowship among our congregants, come on October 10, call Doris at (609)395-7099, or speak to any committee member for more information. Look forward to your joining us!
  11. SENIOR BREAKFAST CLUB Please join us for Senior Breakfast Club on Thursday, September 28 at 8:30 a.m. at The Cranbury Inn. This month, Nancy Fiske from the Audubon Society in Plainsboro will be our speaker. The Senior Breakfast Club is open to all who wish to hear these events at our Thursday, once-a-month breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Cranbury Inn. If you wish to attend, and have not done so before, please notify the church office at (609)395-0897 so that we can contact you. We need to notify the Cranbury Inn with the number of guests that will attend. The cost of breakfast is $6 payable at the Inn. For information, contact Walter Wright at (609)655-6864.
  12. SQUARE DANCE Join us on October 28, 2017 for a fun filled evening of square dancing with Mr. Rich Delgado, professional caller! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with square dancing starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Entry donation is $5 per person. Proceeds directly benefit the Deacons Benevolence Fund.
  13. LUNCH OR DINNER FOR EIGHT   Summer is over and it is time to gather again with old and new friends for talk and fun. Please join us for Lunch or Dinner for Eight. We are looking for guests and hosts or hostesses for this semi-annual event. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at our new location outside of Fellowship Hall waiting for your name. If you have any questions, please call Carol Fisher at (609)655-5153 or Ann Mooney at (609)655-4283.
  14. Bell Choir The Bell Choir is in need of a player/ringer. The only qualification is that you can count simple note values. We work as a team so everyone helps each other. Why not give it a try and help keep your brain fit. You'll be amazed what you can do. Please contact Pat Bohrs at pbohrs@verizon.net. Thanks!
  15. Lay Readers   We are looking for Lay Readers for September to December 2017. We welcome new readers to join our team, and would be happy to see your name for one or two Sundays on the sign-up sheet which may be found on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Thank you! If you have any questions, please call Joan Fraser.
  16. Coffee Hour We need people to sign-up for Coffee Hour. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Heidi Knowlton at (609)799-1724 or cabotk@comcast.net.
  17. Skeet's Pantry
    We were able to give food to 70 families in August thanks to your generosity, and now we are gearing up for larger numbers of families, as is usually the case when Fall arrives. So once again we say THANK YOU, because your donations of food and $ make this possible.

    SEPTEMBER AT SKEET'S PANTRY This month we are asking especially for donations of:

    DETERGENT (32 oz. or larger size), PANCAKE MIX, PANCAKE SYRUP

    We also continue to welcome the basic foods we put in family bags each month:

    Peanut Butter, Pasta, Cereal, Canned Fruit, Soup, Jelly, Pasta Sauce, Canned Beans, Tuna Fish

    As always, please be sure to check expiration dates on the food so that nothing is out of date - and THANKS again for giving us so much support!

    Please drop items at the church office or in the wheel barrow outside the Sanctuary during church on Sunday. NO OUT-OF-DATE food can be accepted. Thank you.
  18. We are a PCUSA Hunger Action Congregation
    The First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury has just been named a PCUSA Hunger Action Congregation in recognition of our Mission, Service & Grants Committee's multi-faceted approach to alleviating hunger and its causes locally and around the world. None of this would be possible without our congregation's incredible support - once again, THANK YOU!
  19. CLOTHING DRIVE for The Rescue Mission of Trenton The drive will be held from Sunday, September 10 - Sunday, October 1. The collection box will be located in the "mailbox room", next to Skeet's Pantry. All clothing must be CLEAN and in good condition. Men's, women's, and children's clothing and shoes will be accepted. Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Anne Gordon.
  20. Announcements for the website? Send requests to webmaster@cranburypres.org.


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Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
  1. Dinners for Eight – Sign up now.

  2. Reformation Bible Study – September 24 - October 29
  3. Youth Group Kick-Off BBQ & Color Clashes –
    Sunday, September 17
  4. Sunday School Begins – September 17


  5. Pasta Night – Friday October 13
  6. Bible Blast – Friday October 20
  7. Square Dance – Saturday October 28
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