First Presbyterian Church
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Rev. Birda Ferguson

Hackettstown, New Jersey
Rev. Birda Ferguson

Home - Information about contacting the church, activities at FPCH this week and in the near future, pictures along with a list of recent updates / additions to pages on the web site.                                                                                                     Last updated 4-1-2014

Strengthening families; Sowing friendships; Serving community;
In the name of Jesus Christ.

Sunday Worship 10:00 am and the Sunday School meets during Worship. The Confirmation Class meets Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

Church Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Office Phone: 908-852-4011, Fax: 908-852-4976, E-Mail:
Address: 298 Main Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey, 07840

Click here to go to a map on the Calendar page.

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Observing each part of Holy Week enables us to more fully appreciate and embrace the gift of the Resurrection on Easter Day. Please participate as much as you are able!

Palm Sunday April 13 10 a.m. Holy Week begins here. Our Sunday School children will enter the sanctuary with a procession of palms as we remember Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem for the Passover. Everyone receives a palm! Dedicate the One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering.

Maundy Thursday April 17 7:30 p.m. We will observe the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, remembering Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and his commandment or “mandate” for them to “love one another.” We will “unlight” candles in the Tenebrae service. The Panther Valley Ecumenical congregation will worship with us, our Confirmation Class will participate, and the tone chime choir will play. This service is a moving and dramatic part of Holy Week!

Good Friday April 18 Noon-1 p.m. at Panther Valley Ecumenical Church; this Community service tells the story of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. A community choir will sing.

Good Friday April 18 7 p.m. Gethsemane Lutheran Church; their moving service includes a choir and the powerful story of Jesus’ last days.

Easter April 20 6 a.m. Alumni Field Shelter; Community members present the story of the empty tomb, sing, pray, and celebrate the Resurrection as the sun rises. Coffee, and donuts included!

Easter April 20 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church; Glorious music, glorious flowers, and the glorious
story of Jesus’ Resurrection! “He is Risen, Indeed!”

This Week at FPCH:

3-31: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 a.m. - noon, HSNS Classrooms

3-31: Building & Grounds; 6:00 p.m., Campus

4-1: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 a.m. - noon, HSNS Classrooms

4-2: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 a.m. - noon, HSNS Classrooms

4-2: Lenten Study; 11:00 a.m., Parlor

4-2: Yarn Girls; 1:30 p.m., Parlor

4-3: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 a.m. - noon, HSNS Classrooms

4-3: Youth Choir Rehearsal; 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., Parlor

4-3: FPC Ringers Rehearsal; 6:40 - 7:25 p.m., Youth Room

4-3: Senior Choir Rehearsal; 7:30 - 8:45 p.m., Parlor

4-4 Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., HSNS Classrooms

4-4: Heaven Sent Nursery School Chapel; 11:45 a.m. - noon, Sanctuary

4-4: Bible Study; 10:30 a.m., Chapel

4-5: Trout Season Opening Day Breakfast & Lunch Fundraiser; 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Chapel

-6: Bible Study; 8:30 a.m., Chapel

4-6: 5th Sunday of Lent, Communion, Worship & Sunday School; 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary

4-6: Confirmation Class; 4:00 p.m., Parlor

Near Future at FPCH:

4-9: Lenten Study; 11:00 a.m., Parlor

4-9: Adult Bible Study; 7:00 p.m., Parlor

4-12: Men’s Breakfast; 8:30 a.m., Chapel

4-12: Deacon’s Free Lunch; 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Chapel

Although there still may be random piles of snow around and some of the local ponds are still iced over, the calendar says Spring has arrived. The Deacon’s would like to celebrate this long anticipated warmer season, with a Free Lunch on April 12th from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm in the Chapel. All in our congregation and the surrounding community are welcome, so spread the word! Come join us for a variety of tasty soups, sandwiches and chili along with beverages and dessert. If you would like to participate contact any Deacon for information. See you there!

4-13: Palm Sunday; Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m.

4-13: Youth Group Scavenger Hunt; 5:30 p.m., Highlands Presbyterian Church

4-17: Maundy Thursday Service/Tenebrae/Communion; 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

4-18: Good Friday Service; 12:00 p.m., Panther Valley Ecumenical Church

4-18: Good Friday Service; 7:00 p.m., Gethsemane Lutheran Church

This week Community Events at FPCH:

3-31: AA Step by Step; 10:30 a.m., Chapel, every Monday

3-31: Boy Scouts Meeting Troop 158; 7:00 p.m., Chapel

4-1: NA Change or Die; 7:30 p.m., Chapel, every Tuesday

4-2: AA Meeting; 9:00 a.m., Chapel, every Wednesday

4-2: Stone Soup Symphony Rehearsal; 7:15 - 9:15 p.m., Chapel

4-3: AA New Beginnings; 9:30 a.m., Chapel, every Thursday

4-4: Colonial Musketeers; 7:00 p.m., Chapel

Near Future Community Events at FPCH:

4-7: Blood Drive; 3:30 - 8:30 p.m., Chapel

Recent updates to web site:

April 1, 2014:

- Church April Newsletter, click here to go to the Newsletter page.

- March 30 Sermon and Anthem added, click here to go to the Library page.

March 27, 2014:

- March 23 Sermon and Anthems added, click here to go to the Library page.

March 17, 2014:

- March 16 Sermon and Anthem added, click here to go to the Library page.

February 27, 2014:

- Heaven Sent Nursery School March 2014 Calendar, click here to go to the Heaven Sent page.

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