Sacred Sites Weekend on May 20-21
As part of the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Sacred Sites Weekend 2017 on Sat. May 20 and Sun. May 21, FPCN will once again open its doors for a weekend open house. Here are the highlights of our weekend schedule:
- On Sat. May 20 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Sun. May 21 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, we will have a display of photos from 1895 to the present and original documents from 1688 to the present.
- We will have talks on the history, architecture, and out Tiffany stained glass on Saturday at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM and Sunday at 1:45 PM.
- We will have a short tour of the historic neighborhood at closing on both days.
- We will have our Sunday worship service from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM.
Vegetable Garden Preparation Day on Sat. Apr. 22
On Earth Day, April 22, events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It's a great day for us to get started on our vegetable garden! All of our resources are already in place for planting and we can look forward to another year of fresh organic vegetables grown in our own garden.
We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare our garden for another season. If you are interested, please contact Dolores Joseph via the church office.
Proceeds from the garden support our Sunday School Scholarship Fund, which provides a small stipend to our high school graduates moving on to college.
Spring Concert on Fri. May 5
FPCN's annual spring concert will take place on Fri. May 5 at 7:30 PM in our sanctuary.
The concert will feature singing by our Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, and Youth Choir. The Harmonious Chorus and the Shalom Outreach Ministries' Children's Choir will also perform.
A free-will offering will be taken at the concert. All are welcome.
Have You Heard? (Weekly Devotional)
Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Apr. 16, 2017
Our triumphant victory in Jesus calls for a grand celebration. He is risen! May the message of salvation bring forth a jubilant praise, and may all of God’s love through Jesus Christ for you be visible in any and everything you do. Linger upon God’s wonderful word of grace, and know Christ died and rose for you!
Thanks to the death and resurrection of our Lord, we no longer stand powerless. In the name of Jesus Christ, we’ve been granted the gift to trust and obey and to claim all of our petitions in Jesus’ name.
May the joyous celebration of Easter sing within your heart!
Beautiful and Blessed (Weekly Devotional)
Weekly devotional based on the sermon of Sun., Apr. 9, 2017
With Jesus' triumphant entry, accompanied by loud shouts of Hosanna, the central story is at hand. We enter into Holy Week with acclamation of being exalted in, with, and through Christ who came, died, and rose for our sake. God's divine purpose strengthens our purpose as called-upon disciples, called to carry out the good news of the Gospel.
May the proclamation of Hosanna sing loud in your heart this Palm Sunday!