PROJECT CHRISTMAS MORNING is supporting Oasis, located in Paterson, whose mission is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty. It is the hope of the Mission Committee that we once again

share our generosity this holiday season by giving a gift to fulfill the magic of Christmas morning. You can select either a girl or boy, infant to age 13, toy or clothing. Please stop by our table in the Chapel following service this morning. Gifts to be returned and dedicated on Advent Sunday, December 1st.

Outreach, How We Serve the Community Around Us

All aspects of our church are involved in serving our neighbors. From the children, to Deacons and our dedicated Mission Committee, see below our many efforts to help those in need and see how you might assist. Click here to view our volunteer opportunities and contact us to help. Make a Difference Today!

Mission Walk-in Dinner

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

The Mission Committee is beginning to prepare for our participation in serving dinner at the Family Promise walk-in shelter in Hackensack on Monday, February 25th. Because we have a day at the end of the month, and also due to colder weather, the attendance for dinner at the shelter will increase. Therefore, our committee will need to provide additional casseroles. We will be asking for up to 5 cooks to prepare our main dish of ground beef, macaroni and vegetables. The committee will supply the required 2 pounds of meat, box of pasta, two casserole pans, and recipe. Carol Geragotelis will be in Parish House after service on Sunday February 17th to give out casserole ingredients. Casseroles would be returned, defrosted, on Sunday, February 24th. Carol, Diane, and Kathy will be available after service each Sunday to answer any questions you may have and hopefully you will able to assist us. Thank you.

Coat Drive

We have been blessed with generous donations from our members, friends and the greater community! To date we have delivered 121 Coats, 19 hats, 16 scarves and 7 pairs of gloves to the Oasis shelter. The drive is still ongoing through the end of the month, we truly appreciate your support. When I delivered coats today with the help of Pastor Pete we were thanked and told just how much these coats are needed! If you have any questions or need help getting your coats to the Church, please call me at 201-935-0665. Mary Hadrava

Advent Box Project

The response from the congregation in contributing and participating in the Advent Box Project was amazing. The Mission Committee forwarded 25 boxes (equal to 50 bags) of food and household items to the Rutherford Food Pantry and much needed diapers along with pajamas and winter accessories for men, women and children to Oasis in Paterson. The Committee offers their sincerest thanks for your generous support of this project.

On Monday, March 5, our First Presbyterian volunteers were at it again, serving a delicious hot pasta dinner at Bergen County Human Services Center! The best part was when our guests came up to us afterwards and thanked us for such a nice meal. It makes it all worthwhile, and God’s love was shared.