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 3-2-2015

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


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time and meet Jesus? To see what he was like, listen to him, and perhaps talk with him?

Beginning with February 22, the First Sunday in Lent, and ending with the Maundy Thursday service April 2, each sermon will address one of the famous “seven last words from the cross” and the story of one of the people who knew Jesus or whose life somehow intersected with him.

Here is the planned schedule of sermon topics throughout Lent. You can read them as a personal devotional, if you wish. May these stories bring greater understanding to our journey through Lent!

February 22, 1st Sunday in Lent:
FORGIVENESS: The Woman caught in adultery Luke 23: 33, 34

March 1, 2nd Sunday in Lent:
SALVATION: Joseph of Arimathea Luke 23: 39-43

March 8, 3rd Sunday in Lent:
RELATIONSHIP: Mary, the mother of Jesus John 19: 25-27

March 15, 4th Sunday in Lent:
ABANDONMENT: Simon of Cyrene Mark 15: 34

March 22, 5th Sunday in Lent:
DISTRESS: The Woman at the well John 19: 28, 29

March 29, 6th Sunday in Lent:
TRIUMPH: Caiaphas, the High Priest John 19: 30

April 2, Maundy Thursday:
REUNION: The Centurion Luke 23: 46; Mark 15: 39

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

You are listening to the FPC Ringer playing 'The Church's One Foundation' during the February 8, 2015 worship service.  To stop the music, click on the Pause button below.

Secret Valentine Coffee Hour February 8, 2015

The Sunday School invited the congregation to a special Coffee Hour in the Youth Room where the children also met their Secret Valentines.


This Week at FPCH:

3-2: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 - 12:00 a.m., Classrooms

3-2: Building & Grounds; 6:00 p.m., Campus

3-3: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 - 12:00 a.m., Classrooms

3-4: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 - 12:00 a.m., Classrooms

3-4: Lenten Bible Study; 11:00 a.m., Conference Room

3-4: Yarn Girls; 1:00 p.m., Conference Room

3-4: Lenten Bible Study with Soup Supper; 6:00 p.m., Chapel

3-5: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 - 12:00 a.m., Classrooms

3-5: Youth Choir; 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., Music Room

3-5: FPC Ringers Rehearsal; 6:40 - 7:25 p.m., Music Room

3-5: Senior Choir Rehearsal; 7:30 - 8:45 p.m., Music Room

3-6: Heaven Sent Nursery School; 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Classrooms

3-6: Heaven Sent Nursery School Family Chapel; 11:30 a.m. - noon, Sanctuary

3-8: Daylight Savings – Set your clocks ahead 1 hour before going to bed

3-8: 3rd Sunday in Lent, Sunday School and Worship; 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary, Lenten Sermon Series #3 - The Third Word is Relationship, Anthem - His Eye is on the Sparrow by the Senior Choir

3-8: Confirmation Class; 11:15 a.m., Balcony

Near Future at FPCH:

3-9: Building & Grounds; 6:00 p.m., Campus

3-10: Newton Presbytery Meeting; 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Chatham Presbyterian Church

3-11: Lenten Bible Study; 11:00 a.m., Conference Room

3-11: Lenten Bible Study with Soup Supper; 6:00 p.m., Chapel

3-14: Men’s Breakfast; 8:30 a.m., Chapel

3-14: St. Patrick's Day Dinner; 5:30 p.m., Chapel

3-15: Last Day to order Easter Flowers through the Deacons

3-17: Session; 6:30 p.m., Conference Room—NEW TIME!

Donate Books to Support Deacons Outreach Programs!

New Legacy Books is a Hackettstown based company that sells and redistributes books that are donated.  The Deacons will receive a portion of the books sold.  Book donations can be placed in the green bin with the blue sign that says "Donate Books" in the Church parking lot.

They accept books in good readable condition that have an ISBN bar code. Most paperback and text books have the ISBN bar code on the back cover.  Hard cover books with a jacket must have the book jacket because the ISBN bar code is on the jacket.
The books must have an ISBN bar code in order to resell.  They can not accept encyclopedias, magazines or water damaged books.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Courtright.

                                                ADOPT-A-FAMILY MINISTRY

Once again the Deacons will be looking for your support for our 7 adopted families in our community who are in need. On March 8th please look for our treasure chest once again filled with suggestions for items that you can donate to our families. As seasons change, so do their needs. Items need to be returned to the church by March 22nd. The Board of Deacons thanks you for your continued generosity for this wonderful ministry.

This week Community Events at FPCH:

3-2: AA Step by Step; 10:30 a.m., Chapel, every Monday

3-2: Boy Scouts Meeting Troop 158; 7:00 p.m., Chapel

3-3: NA Change or Die; 7:30 p.m., Chapel, every Tuesday

3-4: AA Meeting; 9:00 a.m., Chapel, every Wednesday

3-4: Stone Soup Symphony Rehearsal; 7:15 - 9:15 p.m., Chapel

3-5: AA New Beginnings; 9:30 a.m., Chapel, every Thursday

3-6: Colonial Musketeers; 7:00 p.m., Chapel

Near Future Community Events at FPCH:

4-6: Blood Drive; 3:30 - 8:30 p.m., Chapel

Recent updates to web site:

March 2, 2015

- Sermon and anthem from March 1st service added, click here to go to the Library page.
- Church March Newsletter, click here to go to the Newsletter page.

January 30, 2015:

- Heaven Sent Nursery School February calendar, click here to go to the Heaven Sent page.

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