"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require
of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
MICAH 6:8 NRSV
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Welcome to Old First Church

Join us for our regular service at 10:30 AM.

Rev. Joyce A. Phipps

 

  SUPERSTORM SANDY AFFECTS US STILL!

Not only did our Sanctuary roof sustain serious damage from the storm, but there are still many people who are not back in their homes. For some, their homes will never be replaced. Recovery from the storm is more than opening a boardwalk or two. It means housing for those who still have no homes and help for those who need it.

Pastor's Message

April is a time of new life, the time when we feel that spring has really arrived. It is also a time of reflection as we come to the end of Lent and enter the Easter Season. Easter tells us that there is no despair without hope and that God is with us through even our darkest moments.


APRIL ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS


Maundy Thursday, April 17:
This service commemorating the instituion of the Lord's supper will speak to our fears, our doubts, and our need for reassurance

Easter Sunday April 20, Feast of the Resurrection,: Join us in joyous celebration!

Sunday, April 27: Riotous Readers at 2 PM
This month we are discussing Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Based on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson and his marriage to Fanny Osbourne, this novel brings both characters to light in an unexpected manner.

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4: Weekend in Old Monmouth
Join us for a tour of our historic buildings and cemetery and visit the other 42 sites in Monmouth County. This event is open to all and is free. Tour guides will be in periodic dress.

MISSION IS TO THE CHURCH AS A FIRE IS TO BURNING

Help the Calico Cat Thrift Shop, a store for the community operated by the Community Outreach Group that sells gently used items to persons who cannot afford even discount prices. It also has a food pantry. If you have a few hours during the week, the Calico Cat could use your help. Call (732) 671-0550 if you would like to help in this important ministry.

Shop FAIR TRADE this Spring

As you think about shopping for wedding and birthday gifts, check out Ten Thousand Villages in Red Bank, a Fair Trade Store. Located at 69 Broad Street (close to the intersection of Monmouth Street). Beautiful things and the artisans get the money!


You can also find Fair Trade on the web at www.serrv.org and your money does a world of good.

COMMUNITY LIFE TO OPEN YOUR MIND

Every Sunday, the congregation and the pastor engage in lively discussions – after a meal in which we share food and fun.