Under the capable leadership of Mark Oricchio, you will examine the historical origins of the Bible and trace them through modern day translations through a blend of professorial pedagogy and everyday observations. Often, humor is an integral part of the learning experience.
ALL ARE WELCOME.
A Service of Worship on the Lord’s Day
Celebrants: Reverend John Christian Kile
Children’s Message: Prior to adjourning to the Sunday School Program, the children gather to hear a short message that they can take with them to their classrooms.
Musical Participants: Every Sunday:Chancel Choir and on alternating Sundays: the Cherub, Caroler and the Westminster Choirs.
Sunday School: convenes immediately after the Children’s Message in the adjoining classrooms in Education Hall.
Nursery care: available for infants through 3 years old.
Fellowship Time/Coffee Hour: Immediately after worship EVERYONE is invited to join us in the Thomson Youth Center to share refreshments and greet new and old friends.
Free Grief Recovery Seminar
GRIEF IS NOT SOMETHING WE “GET OVER”, IT IS SOMETHING WE LEARN TOOLS TO COPE WITH
The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Ave., will hold their eight-week seminar – “Journey to Wholeness- Healing the Grieving Heart” on Sunday evenings from January 13, 2019-March 3, 2019.
Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, will lead the sessions from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Prime Time Room at the church. This location is handicapped accessible. Patti and Virginia have offered this seminar for over 18 years now, and have helped about 2,800 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again. This is an experience like no other.
The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies, dealing with loneliness, building a support system, etc.
Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death or job loss; loss is loss, it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss. Bring family members and friends. All faiths are welcome. To register for this life changing event, please call 908-709-1341. No fee is charged. Registration is required.
The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program wanting to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.
“Your program has been a life saver for me. I have learned more along this heartbreaking journey than I ever thought possible. I have learned that you will never ever forget your love and that you are changed forever, but you need to give yourself permission to heal. I have learned that I can revisit the past, but I can not live in it, because it undermines my present and all that I have is just today. I have learned that love never dies and my love is with me always because he sends me signs to tell me so.These are my greatest treasures. I have learned that by keeping his memory alive with stories,photos etc. it makes me smile and brings me a kind of peace. I believe that your loved one only wants the best for you and you will be reunited one day. ” Joan
Please help us help the homeless of Union County. Tuesdays from December to March First Pres Cranford provides shelter, food, and light services to a group of 14-20 homeless individuals. Get involved by volunteering your time or by donating gently used or new clothes, shoes, boots, Keurig coffee, tea, sugar packets,canned soda, juice and bottled water, sewing supplies, laundry pods or disposable tableware. Contact the church office at 908-276-8440 or contact Catherine at email@example.com.
Our awesome program coordinator, Catherine, talks about Operation Warm Heart in this Facebook video.
Posted by First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Join us in praying for Christ’s ongoing ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Cranford NJ! We will meet at 11 AM in Snyder Memorial Chapel to offer prayer and silent reflection as we seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for His church. If you can’t come to the chapel, pray wherever you are at that time and allow the Spirit to wash over us and mold us into His ministry going forward.
Caroler Choir Rehearsals Thursday Afternoons 3:30-4:15 in the Choir room on the lower level.
Caroler Choir is for children in grades 1-3. We learn to sing together and have fun while reinforcing team work, improving singing skills, develop poise, and training children as worship leaders. We sing in church once a month. Where can you get so much for so little– No tuition required!
Crusader Choir Rehearsals Thursday afternoons 4:30-5:15 in the Choir room
Crusader Choir is for children in grades 4-6. We build on the skills we have learned previously (although new comers are always welcome), adding more difficult and thought-provoking anthems. These children form the backbone of the cast for two cantatas a year, a highlight for us all.
Contact name/number: Elsa Hahn 908 756 7551