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 9-1-2015

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

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

You are listening to the FPC Ringer playing 'Praise to the Lord' during the Pentecost Service, May 24, 2015 worship service.  To stop the music, click on the Pause button below.

Vacation Bible School
July 6 - 10, 2015


Blessing of the Animals Service

July 11, 2015


This Week at FPCH:

9-1: Worship Committee Meeting; 6:30 p.m., Conference Room

8-26: PW Meeting; 11:00 a.m., Conference Room

9-2: Yarn Girls; 1:00 p.m., Conference Room

9-2: Buildings & Grounds Work Time; 6:30 p.m., Campus

9-3: FPC Ringers Chime Choir Rehearsal; 6:40 p.m., Music Room

9-3: Senior Choir Rehearsal; 7:30 p.m., Music Room

-6: 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Communion and Worship; 10:00 a.m., on the lawn next to the manse behind the Church

Near Future at FPCH:

9-8: Newton Presbytery Meeting; 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the United Presbyterian Church of Alpha

9-9: PW Ruth’s Circle Bible Study; 11:00 a.m., Conference Room

9-9: Adult Bible Study; 7:00 p.m., Conference Room

9-11: Deacon’s Free Market Drop Off; 3:00 - 9:00 p.m., Chapel

9-12: Deacon’s Free Market and Free Dinner; 9:00AM – 6:00 p.m., Chapel. The free soup and sandwich dinner will be served from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


Do you have “stuff” that you no longer use? Stuff that you’d just love to have go to a good home? Stuff like household items; kitchen things; clothing, shoes, handbags; sports equipment; baby items; linens; blankets; lamps; books, CD’s, DVD’s; toys; wall art; more?

Then you’re in luck! The FPCH Board of Deacons will be holding their second Free Market on Saturday, September 12, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm in the Chapel. We will accept donations on Friday, September 11 from 3:00-9:00 pm, or on Saturday morning beginning at 8 am. We regret that we cannot accept large furniture, electronics, computers, or large TVs.

We want and NEED your help, so how can you help? By bringing us donations. If you can’t make the drop off time, contact the church office or a deacon to arrange for another drop off time! We also need VOLUNTEERS!! You don’t need to be a deacon to be part of the fun-we’ll welcome any church members and/or friends who would like to be a part of this wonderful event.

We’ll need people to accept donations and help set up on Friday evening. You don’t need to be there all 6 hours: can you give us an hour or two? We’ll gratefully accept your help. (We’ll even have dinner for those who are helping!) Then we’ll need people on Saturday to help our “shoppers”. Again-can you give an hour or two……or more? Then join us. We’ll also need bags and boxes for our shoppers.

Finally, we’re having a FREE soup and sandwich dinner from 4:30-6:00 pm, and we’ll need donations of sandwiches and soups for our guests, and volunteers to help us set up/serve/clean up. Again, you DON’T have to be a Deacon to help with this part of the day.

So there you have it: everything you wanted to know about a Free Market. And now: we need our church family to help make this all happen. Won’t you be part of this very special outreach by FPCH? If you have suggestions or questions, please contact the church office or a member of the Board of Deacons! Thanks!!

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 a Deacon.

This week Community Events at FPCH:

8-31: AA Step by Step; 10:30 a.m., Chapel, every Monday

8-31: Boy Scouts Meeting Troop 158; 7:00 p.m., Chapel

9-1: NA Change or Die; 7:30 p.m., Chapel, every Tuesday

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

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

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

9-4: Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m., Chapel

9-4: Colonial Musketeers; 7:00 p.m., Chapel

Near Future Community Events at FPCH:

9-13: Stone Soup Symphony Concert; 3:30 p.m., Victorian Days in Belvidere

10-5: Blood Drive; 3:30 - 8:30 p.m., Chapel

Recent updates to web site:

September 1, 2015

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

July 28, 2015

- Pictures of VBS and the Blessing of the Animals Service added to this home page and click here to go to the Gallery page.

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