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"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. "

-- I Corinthians 10:31
History Commission offering keepsakes from our past
     For more than 118 years, the First Presbyterian Church has been a continuing Christian presence in Woodbury Heights, and our History Commission is doing all it can to preserve our past. To do that, the commission needs financial support, so it is offering a four-pack of note cards, as well as reprints of our original church buildings for purchase.
     The portrait on the left was done by Emma Holmstrom, while the one on the right was drawn by Winnie Higgins. A pack of note cards costs $10, while 5 by 7 reprints cost $8 and 8 by 10 reprints cost $10. See Janet Koehler, Denise Pitchford or Carol McDaniel for further information. For an order form, click the link below:
    Church portrait order form

Bishop Curry to speak
at Urban Promise gala
Oct. 23 in Collingswood
     This fall, Urban Promise enters its 30th year of youth ministry in Camden. To celebrate, it is planning a big party that will feature presiding Bishop Michael Curry as the keynote speaker. 
     Bishop Curry may be new to those who saw him for the first time at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, but he is not new to Urban Promise. Almost two years ago, Curry visited Urban Promise in Camden, and was joyfully inspired by its work.
     The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Scottish Rite in Collingswood. Organizers are still working out the details of what the event will include, but churches are asked to consider being event sponsors for $750 per table of 10 to 12 people.
     The organizers are hoping that Bishop Curry will agree to hold a workshop for sponsoring churches, and it is expected that his keynote speech will run 20 to 30 minutes.
     Instead of a dinner, the event is likely to include appetizers and dessert as well as some presentations by children in the Urban Promise program.
     Urban Promise representative Jennifer Giordano expects to finalize details of the event in the next two weeks. 
Race Relations Discussions

The First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights invites the public to participate in
 our journey to peace, understanding, harmony 
and uniting communities

Session 2:
Listen with Your Heart and Gaining Understanding
7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 19
500 Elm Ave., Woodbury Heights, N.J.

Session 3:
Taking action and uniting communities
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 
400 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, N.J.

Program leader: Nancy Butler
For more information: Call the church office Tuesday through Friday mornings at (856) 845-0139
Rev. Shedwick stands proudly with the 2018 graduates from our church during a ceremony June 10. The grads were feted at a pot-luck luncheon after the church service.

Photo: Joyce Woodrow