|“Walk the Walk” with fellow church members in the Annual Crop Walk. Funds raised go to Church World Services to assist hunger-fighting agencies around the globe and to bring hope to those in need.|
For those available, Fanwood Presbyterian Church offers Mid-Day outings on the first Thursday of October, December, February and May. Come break bread with some new found friends.
The Fanwood Presbyterian Prayer Group meets every Tuesday from 2:00 PM till 3:00 PM to pray for loved ones and congregational members as well as Community, National and World concerns.
Presbyterian Women's Group offers Circle Meetings monthly.There are many Circles offered during the day or in the evening depending on your availability. These include the Book Club, Needle Night, The Park Hotel Birthday Program, Baby Gifts & Nursing Home Volunteers just to name a few.
The Women of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church have been knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting for new born babies through Care Wear Volunteers for many years. Hundreds of baby blankets, hats and toys have been donated to Beth Israel Hospital of Newark and blankets and quilts to Norwood Convalesce Center and other nursing homes.
In the Fall of 2002, the women decided that working on personal unfinished projects would be a pleasant way to spend some Friday evenings. The sessions have been called "Needle Nites". "We have learned new things, completed old/unfinished projects and started many new projects." Nancy Bassman, a spokesperson for the group said. " We invited the community to join us making tote bags as a mission project and sold them, raising $3000 for a well for women in Kenya."
This past year the group has provided quilting instruction and encouragement for those who had never made a quilt before and a challenge for those who had. These quilts will be on display at the Harvest Quilters of Central Jersey "Sharing the Quilts XXV" show on April 5, 2008 at the Terrill Road Bible Chapel in Fanwood. They can be seen at Fanwood Presbyterian Church after the regular service on April 20 at 11:30am. The quilts will then be donated to Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.
On Friday, April 4th, the women will start two projects for charity: small quilts and small knitted or crocheted blankets. The Women can knit, crochet, quilt and sew and will patiently help and guide all who attend, particularly those who have never made anything before.
The group will welcome other women of the community to join them. Patterns, instruction and guidance will be provided. Please contact the church office at 908-889-8891 to reserve your space and to receive a list of materials for which project you prefer. It is not necessary to sign up for all of the evenings. Refreshments, show and tell and sharing of supplies add to the fun.
These "Needle Nites" are scheduled for Fridays at 7:30pm on April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, and November 7. They will be held in Westminster Hall on Marion Ave in Fanwood. For more information please call the Church office at 908-889-8891 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Dancing is offered every Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Westminster hall. top
|This Summer Program is sponsored by Fanwood Presbyterian Church to engage & challenge Middle School children in service and mission activities. top|
"Yet, O Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand." Isaiah 64:8
Fanwood Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry (FPCYM) exists to foster Christian youth Friendships, to Praise God, to Contribute back to God's kingdom on earth, to fulfill a Yearning to bring other youth to Christ, and to Mature our youth and leaders along their spiritual journeys.
Youth meetings are open to grades six through twelfth. We meet on a bi-monthly basis in Westminster Hall on Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
To engage in service to others, a variety of special events are planned throughout the year. These events may include trips to Agape soup kitchen, collection for food pantries, help at recycling center, help with community clean up days, Souperbowl of Caring, service to Interfaith council for the Homeless, baking and letter writing to shut-ins, college students, and or military personnel. We will also be participating in a mission trip to Washington, D.C. from August 27th to September 1st.
Retreats are a wonderful way for leaders and youth alike to become closer to each other and to God. Retreats are age appropriate events which take place three times per year. Retreat opportunities are publicized in the church bulletin, in the Fanfare, by E-mail, and through handouts. Youth and parents receive appropriate information prior to the retreats. Scholarships available.
Meet the Leaders
Leaders are actively involved in the life of Fanwood Presbyterian Church and are supported, encouraged, and affirmed through the Christian Education Committee and Session of the church. All leaders are volunteers who receive training through special opportunities sponsored by Youth Specialties and our presbytery. Leaders are committed to strengthening relationships with children and parents through respect, trust, and understanding as we all continue along our spiritual journeys.
The current Leaders are:
Derek and Julie Brown
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This site will have all the latest concerning the schedule retreats and mission outreach.
Church Meetings Fanwood Presbyterian Church
Marion Avenue doors to Westminster Hall for drop-off and pick-up