"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

 

  November 2015
Pastor’s Message

When we think of November, we usually turn our thoughts to Thanksgiving and the spirit of gratitude that the holiday embodies. But, often we are so overwhelmed by the events around us that it seems it’s difficult to be grateful for almost anything. Take time to remember how much we have to be grateful for, not just in material things but for our very basic freedoms which are not present in much of the world. Take time to be grateful for the beauty of the day and the glory of God’s creation. Take time to be grateful for your family, even those you’ really don’t like. Take time. Be grateful.

November Activities

Riotous Readers November 15 at 2 PM

This moth we are reading Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. The thirteenth in the Discworld series, this bok is a challenging and thought provoking satire on the nature of good and evil and how and what we believe. Interesting refreshments always served. Join us!

United We Sing November 22 at 4:00 PM

This annual event is an interfaith celebration in music and word held at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse , 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft. Refreshments served after the program.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service of Gratitude Tuesday November 24 at 7:30 PM

This ecumenical service will be held at the Middletown Reformed Church, Kings Highway, Middletown. Old First Church will be one of the participants. Bring an offering of food for those needing assistance and join us.

MORRO CASTLE PROGRAM A SUCCESS!

On Saturday, October 24, Old First hosted a special program on the Morro Castle, a ship that caught fire off the Jersey Coast near Asbury Park. This program with authors Gretchen Coyle and Deborah Whitcrat raised almost $2,000 for CALTR, a volunteer program rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. With our help, 40 more families will be in their homes by Thanksgiving. Thank you for your support!


MISSION IS TO THE CHURCH AS A FIRE IS TO BURNING

THE CALICO CAT NEEDS YOU!

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.

AUW Bookstore: The Book Store will reopen this coming Saturday September 12. It will be 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.