Join us for our regular service at 10:00 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.
WORSHIP TIME MOVES TO 10:00 AM Sunday September 7 Our summer schedule is over and Old First will begin worship at 10:00 AM. on Sunday, September 7.
Pastor's Message: Crop Walk 2014
On Sunday, October 19, members of Old First and many other churches in Monmouth County will join in Crop Walk. This annual walk raises money for feeding the many who still suffer from the effects of the 2008 recession, not to mention those who lost so much in 2012 when Sandy slammed our coastline. Go to our church webpage and pledge to help feed our neighbors.
SPECIAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER
Sunday, October 7 will include the Lord's Supper and a light lunch and discussion of how we experience the holy and sacred in our lives.
Sunday, October 19: CROP WALK Show that you care for your neighbor by pledging much needed dollars for the hungry
Sunday, October 26: Riotous Readers This month we are discussing The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secrete of America's Future by Jonathan Cahn. This novel is provocative, to say the least.
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 Autumn
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.