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Sep
15
Sun
BIBLE EXPLORERS @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Bible StudyThis program meets every Sunday, before  service, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

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. 

WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

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 2 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.

Sep
18
Wed
Members, Visitors and Fellowship Team Meeting @ First Presbyterian Church - Main Office
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The MV&F Team has the fun job of planning events and celebrations, welcoming visitors and organizing greeters for Sunday morning worship. We are looking for energetic, organized individuals to join the team! Contact the Church Office for more information!

  • To provide a welcoming atmosphere to visitors, repeat visitors, and friends and members of the church
  • To provide opportunities for fellowship through social events
  • Sponsor New Member Exploration classes
  • Identify and implement new methods for inviting new members to become active participants in the life and work of the church
  • Organize and provide for a team of Greeters to welcome members and guests as they enter the doors
Sep
22
Sun
BIBLE EXPLORERS @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Bible StudyThis program meets every Sunday, before  service, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

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. 

WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

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 2 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.

Sep
29
Sun
BIBLE EXPLORERS @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Bible StudyThis program meets every Sunday, before  service, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

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. 

WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WORSHIP IN THE SANCTUARY @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

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 2 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.

Oct
5
Sat
TRUSTEES “B & G” WORK DAY @ Meet in Main Office
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TRUSTEES "B & G" WORK DAY @ Meet in Main Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

God has given us our wonderful building so that Christ’s life-changing ministry may occur in Cranford.

The first Saturday of every month (except the month of July), the Board of Trustees and other dedicated members and friends of FPCC convene at the Church Office and attend to the numerous opportunities that present itself for the upkeep, maintenance and repairs to the Church buildings and grounds. These monthly gatherings help the Church save monies that would not be able to be channeled to other ministries that serve our community if it were not for the dedication of these Buildings and Grounds volunteers. Bravo!

Come join us for a couple of hours to create a warm, welcoming home for all who come here.  Donuts and coffee provided.

Oct
6
Sun
BIBLE EXPLORERS @ The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Bible StudyThis program meets every Sunday, before  service, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

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. 

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 !