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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
Here are the ways
you can financially
support our church

By Dick Daugherty
Church Financial Secretary
    This is what you need to know about the methods your Session has made available to you for donating to our church:
     Electronic Funds Transfer via the Presbyterian Foundation:  There is no setup or monthly fee, so getting started is free. However, the foundation takes a 2% administration fee from all gifts to cover reasonable and customary costs of operation and to help ensure the continued viability of the program and its services.
     The foundation also holds the contributions until the first of the following month, which forces us to wait for your contribution – and that could affect our cash flow.
     Bank checks: If you have a checking account at a bank, you can arrange through a “Bill Pay” or some other outlet to have the bank cut a check and mail it to the church.  
     You must arrange how often checks will be sent and for how much. The bank will do the rest at no charge to the you or the church. Once the check is received, it is recorded with the next offering and deposited the next business day.  
     Offering envelopes: They’ve been used for decades, and they physically show which weeks donations were made and which were missed and need to be made up.  
     Your offering envelope box includes envelopes for each week’s donation as well as envelopes for the Capital Fund, the Per Capita Fund, the Deacons Fund, etc.
     The church pays a nominal sum annually to provide every member, couple or family an envelope box.
     The Stewardship Committee and Session have given you the ability to choose how to donate. Use it wisely and most economically for the church.
     God Bless.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Give blood. Help save lives

Where: Cooper Hall (use Fourth Street entrance)
             First Presbyterian Church 
             335 Elm Ave., Woodbury Heights, N.J. 

When:  2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23

Please note: As a thank you for giving blood this October, you will be automatically entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants! See for details.

Appointments: They are preferred. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or make an appointment online at: and use sponsor code: First Presbyterian Woodbury Heights

Save time: Visit on Oct. 23.

Ask about Power Red donations:

Area hospital patients are counting on you!
Don’t forget to HYDRATE and remember your ID.

Try Tai Chi at Cooper Hall
for 8 weeks starting Sept. 24
     A program called Tai Chi for Healthy Living will be offered free of charge from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside Cooper Hall, starting Sept. 24.
     The program, led by Ralph Quinn, will be offered for eight consecutive Mondays
     Tai Chi is perfect for adults of all abilities and ages. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to join, too. 
     Those who want to participate are asked to register in advance by calling the church office between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday.
     For more information, check with church member Peg Schoen.
Sign up in Sept. for Dinner for Six
     Do you enjoy good food, interesting and fun conversation and a night out? If so, you might be interested in signing up for the revival of our church’s Dinner for Six program.
     Our scheduled start date for Dinner for Six is Saturday, Oct. 13. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the narthex on Sept. 9, 16 and 23. 
     When sign-ups are complete, a letter will be sent to each participant indicating who the host/hostess will be and what type of dish is to be contributed by each couple or individual. Single people as well as married couples are welcome to participate.
     Many special friendships have developed because of these gatherings. We share experiences, tell stories and create our own memories that we will cherish as we look back on the good times, conversation and fellowship we have shared.
     If you have questions, contact Dinner for Six coordinator Carol Martino at (856) 848-7221. 
     If you want to be a host or hostess, please indicate whether you would like to have six or eight guests at your home when you sign up. Please remember: Any two people make a couple, so grab a friend sign up.


     Gratitude should be the basis of our relationship with God. And we have so much to be grateful for!
     As we move through this program year, we need to stop and think about the blessings God is so willing to give us, if we ask. 
     So, here is the next verse I chose for us to focus on in the coming week:  

     In Romans 8:28, Paul writes: “We know that all things work for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes.” 

     Sometimes, it is hard to think that ALL things work for good; but as we reflect on them from a better vantage point, we can see the good in them. 
     Let us keep that thought in our hearts, minds, and souls throughout the coming year.
Living in the grace of God, Rev. John W. Shedwick
Parents Brad and Kristen Lynch, with daughter Sophie, witnessed the baptism of daighter Ellie Kate (left) during a ceremony in our church on Sunday, Aug. 19.                                                  Photo by Joyce Woodrow