"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

 

  APRIL 2015


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.

Sunday worship Times have changed to 10:30 AM

Pastor's Message
The Evangelist of John's Gospel wrote “When the Spirit of truth comes, you will be guided into all truths.” When we open our minds and hearts to the Spirit, we are open to a new life, a new way of not just seeing things, but of experiencing the world. When we enter into the new life of the Spirit, we enter into the poetry of God.

APRIL ACTIVITIES

EASTER is Sunday, April 5: Join us for worship at 10: 30 AM in the celebration of new life!

Sunday,April 19: Riotous Readers This month we discuss a real classic: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, this novel is based on events that occurred in the rural Alabama town in 1936, a story of the courage and determination of Atticus Finch, a lawyer appointed to defend a black man against a charge of raping a white woman, a crime which even more than murder galvanized fear in the Southern white mind. The novel was made into a movie in 1962 starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. Unfortunately, many of the issues are as salient today as they were then.

Looking Ahead

Thursday, May 2-3: Weekend in Old Monmouth Come and explore the history of Old First Church, established in 1688, part of New Jersey history since 1664, when Middletown Township was founded. Visitors will have tours by a guide in historic dress through the building and cemetery that contains the burial sites of Revolutionary soldiers and heroes/ Saturday 10 am to 5 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM


MISSION IS TO THE CHURCH AS A FIRE IS TO BURNING

Connect with organizations serving God's world – the Littoral Society, the New Jersey Sierra Club, Pinelands Preservation, and other groups working to preserve and protect the earth that God has given us.

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.

SUPPORT WOMEN'S EDUCATION BY YOUR PURCHASE AT THE AAUW BOOKSTORE
The Book Store is open from 9 Am to 2 PM each and every Saturday except or holiday weekends Come and get your bargains and support women's scholarships at local colleges.