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Oct
6
Sun
World Communion and Peacemaking Sunday @ Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
World Communion and Peacemaking Sunday @ Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, NJ Welcomes Back Rev. Liz Alexander for Peacemaking Sunday!

The Service and Mission Team is proud to announce that the Rev. Liz Alexander has accepted their invitation to preach on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019.  Rev. Alexander needs no introduction to long time First Presbyterian Church members and friends.  A Cranford native, Liz served as Interim Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Cranford from January 2014 to June 2016.  Liz earned a BA in Early Childhood Education from Trenton State college (now the College of NJ) an MA in Special Education from Jersey City State and a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Rev. Alexander’s experiences include serving as an Associate Pastor, Director of Children and Family Ministries at the Riverside Church in New York City and as the Pastor of the Church of Gethsemane in Brooklyn.  Both of these congregations were involved in interfaith and advocacy concerns.  The Church of Gethsemane was founded by formerly incarcerated persons and their families and seeks to find alternatives and changes to our present criminal justice system.

Liz describes herself as a pastor, teacher, advocate and community builder and has a lifetime of experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and peacebuilding.  She has served on the board of JusticeWorks Community, a non-profit organization that advocated for women in the criminal justice system and their children, was a member of the Prison Re-entry Task Force of the Presbytery of New York, was a staff person for the National Peace Academy, and participated in an Interfaith group founded after 911 called Building Bridges.  She was also a founding board member for Presbyterian Welcome, a group advocating for equity and full inclusion of all LGBTQ persons.

Liz is a parent, step parent and a grandmother to 5 grandchildren.  Her hobbies include water color painting, nature study, traveling and canoeing.

Rev. Alexander’s last call was as Interim Pastor at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in the spring, Liz has been putting additional energy into advocacy work, particularly in the areas of criminal justice reform and peacebuilding.

Welcome Back Liz !

Oct
14
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Nov
11
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Nov 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Dec
9
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Jan
13
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Jan 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Feb
10
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Mar
9
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Apr
13
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Apr 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

May
11
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.

Jun
8
Mon
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office
Jun 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WORSHIP & MUSIC TEAM MEETING @ FPC Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Worship Team is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to enhance the worship experience in our sanctuary and chapel. Worship is a communal experience and combines the voices and prayers of the pastors and people as well as the visual beauty of the space, the music, and adherence to the traditional colors and décor of the church calendar.

The Worship & Music Team meet on the second Monday of each month in the Main Office at 7:30.