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KIDS AND YOUTH GROUPS ARE BACK

Kingdom Kids, Crossing Zone and Youth Group Fall Plans

Youth Group Plans Spooky Campfire Stories

Small groups have started for Middle and High Schoolers! If you haven’t touched base with a leader, talk to Dave Fauvell and he’ll set you up.

Fall Fun!
 
We have a campfire hangout scheduled for Saturday, October 24 from 7 – 9 pm, with October 25th as the rain date.

We will have a bunch of candy, warm apple cider, and hot coco as we share spooky campfire stories.

 

Kingdom Kids and Crossing Zone are Back!

Join us on Zoom
  • Kingdom Kids (K-3rd grade) The first Wednesday of every month at 4:45 pm
  • Crossing Zone (grades 4-6) Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

    Parents: watch your email for the Zoom links.

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CONSECRATION SUNDAY – NEW CHANGES!

Consecration Sunday, October 18th. New changes!

We Give to the Lord

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NRSV)

Please make plans to virtually attend 9:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, October 18 when we will celebrate the joy of living a generous Christ-centered life. In some ways, our stewardship campaign looks a little different this year and, in some ways, it looks just the same.

How It Will Work
In early October, Estimate of Giving cards will be MAILED to all members so that households may prayerfully (and safely) indicate their weekly, monthly or annual financial commitments to the Lord’s Work. Members may also submit them online. On Consecration Sunday (Oct. 18), we will all be together at home for ONE 9:30 a.m. live stream service, where we will welcome an engaging speaker Dr. Shane Berg from Princeton Theological Seminary. Together, as an act of worship, members will complete their 2021 giving pledge.

Stewardship Series
On September 27, we began our stewardship sermon series “Giving Lessons,”, to provide a biblical framework of God’s Word. Thank you to our Stewardship Speakers:

Sept. 27: Kelly and Lorenzo Eagles
Oct. 4: Frank Manion
Oct. 11: Ann and Tom McBride
Oct. 18: Dr. Shane Berg, Princeton Theological Seminary, Guest Preacher

Dedicating our Gifts
Drive-Up Dedication. As we do traditionally, we offer a meaningful way to dedicate your pledge (COVID style!). From 10:45-noon that morning, take part in a contact-free Drive-Up Dedication Parade where you can dedicate your gifts safely from your car. Members of the Stewardship team will receive your sealed Estimate of Giving envelope given through your car window, and Stuart and Kelly will offer a personal prayer of thanksgiving for each arriving household.

 

Other Ways to Submit Your Estimate of Giving
If you’re unable to join us for the Drive-Up Dedication, you may submit your Estimate of Giving online, or mail the card in the return envelope that will be provided in the mailing in early October. Watch your mail for additional information!
 

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THE (UN)SIMPLE TRUTH OCTOBER WEBINAR

Our October (Un)simple Truth webinar featured the Reverend Dr. Michael Bruner.
Rev. Bruner was an Assoc. Professor of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University in California for 20 years. Born and raised in the Philippines as the son of missionary parents, he received his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington, a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Seminary.
 
Michael is the author, most recently, of A Subversive Gospel: Flannery O’Connor and the Reimagining of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth (IVP Academic Press, 2017). He is currently writing a commentary on the four gospels with his father, Dale Bruner. Michael is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Lily Fellow, and a resident scholar at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.
You may have missed our first webinar on October 5th or you may like to watch again!
We are pleased to make Rev. Bruner’s dynamic presentation available for you to view.
 


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OUTDOOR SUNDAY SCHOOL

FAMILY FUN OUTDOOR SUNDAY SCHOOL


Every Sunday from 11:00 – 11:45 am come and join us for a family fun outdoor Sunday School class. Classes will start September 27th and continue until October 18th.

This is for families with children in K-6th grades. Children must be accompanied by a parent the entire time. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and wear a mask. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on as well as masks for you and your family.

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STEWARDSHIP

We Give to the Lord

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:7 (NRSV)
 
Please make plans to virtually attend 9:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, October 18 when we will celebrate the joy of living a generous Christ-centered life. In some ways, our stewardship campaign looks a little different this year and, in some ways, it looks just the same.
 
How It Will Work
In early October, Estimate of Giving cards will be MAILED to all members so that households may prayerfully (and safely) indicate their weekly, monthly or annual financial commitments to the Lord’s Work. Members may also submit them online. On Consecration Sunday (Oct. 18), we will all be together at home for ONE 9:30 a.m. live stream service, where we will welcome an engaging speaker Dr. Shane Berg from Princeton Theological Seminary. Together, as an act of worship, members will complete their 2021 giving pledge.
 
Stewardship Series
On September 27, we begin our stewardship sermon series “Giving Lessons,”, to provide a biblical framework of God’s Word. Thank you to our Stewardship
 
Speakers:
Sept. 27: Kelly and Lorenzo Eagles
Oct. 4: Frank Manion
Oct. 11: Ann and Tom McBride
Oct. 18: Dr. Shane Berg, Princeton Theological Seminary, Guest Preacher

Dedicating our Gifts
As we do traditionally, we offer a meaningful way to dedicate your pledge (COVID style!). From 10:45-12:00 p.m. that morning, take part in a contact-free Drive-Up Dedication Parade where you can dedicate your gifts safely from your car. Members of the Stewardship team will receive your sealed Estimate of Giving envelope given through your car window, and Stuart and Kelly will offer a personal prayer of thanksgiving for each arriving household.
 
 
If you’re unable to join us for the Drive-Up Dedication, you may submit your Estimate of Giving online, or mail the card in the return envelope that will be provided in the mailing in early October. Watch your mail for additional information!
If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (856) 235-1688.

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MISSIONS GIVES

FPC Moorestown gives $165,000 for COVID-19 Relief

Over the past month, our missionaries, locally and from across the globe, have reached out to FPC Moorestown for assistance due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Last year, funds were made available to us under the generous legacy of Joan Van Camp. The Mission Committee will be sending funding over the next four months to our missionaries who are reporting tragic circumstances of food insecurity, lack of education, beatings, and extreme poverty.

The Mission Committee, with the approval of the trustees and session, have agreed to send $165,000 in assistance to those deemed most in need. Assistance will occur in three stages with the hardest hit receiving funds first. Prior to sending the final payments, the trustees will evaluate the situation with the church to ensure that we can sustain the additional payments.

The following ministries will receive funding:
Locally:
  • Moorestown Ministerium/Live Civilly Food Pantry
  • Food Bank of South Jersey
  • Urban Promise Camden Forward Schools
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Moorestown
  • The Philadelphia Project
  • Christian Caring Center
  • Feeding 5000
  • Seeds of Hope

 

InternatIonally:
  • Urban Promise International Honduras
  • Antioch Partners Mexico (Weymeyers)
  • Haiti Outreach Ministries
  • Hope Alive Clinic Haiti
  • Urban Mosaic Mexico
  • Medical Benevolence Foundation St. Croix Hospital Haiti
  • Medical Benevolence Foundation Good Sheppard Hospital Congo
  • Medical Benevolence Foundation Embanweni Hospital Malawi
  • Nadia Ayoub (Greece) PCUSA
  • SNEHA India
  • Glad Tiding India
  • Hekima Place Kenya
  • Urban Promise International Africa Ministries

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