Our Church Community: 2017 - 2018

We are an active, engaged, and lively congregation

whose membership spans decades and generations.

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NOVEMBER


TurkeyDinner .1Our annual turkey dinner was once again the best!     TurkeyDinner .2Thanks to all the teens who helped with the dinner


CaringHands .1Our Caring Hands Crafters are pleased to thank a vet     CaringHands .2Caps, blankets, and cards free to veterans with our thanks



 

OCTOBER


Traugers .1Tons of fun at Trauger's Farm: hayrides and pumpkins     Traugers .2A chilly day set the mood for pumpkin picking


ConstructionCampaign .1The kids helped present an update on the constuction campaign     ConstructionCampaign .2Celebration refreshment table before the doughnuts disappeared!

 


 

SEPTEMBER


ConnectionLuncheon .1Pastor Nick thanks the congregation for his sabbatical opportunity     ConnectionsLuncheon .2The turn-out for Pastor Nick's sabbatical slides was great


GrowARow .1A great day working at Grow-a-Row     GrowARow .2So satisfying to see our harvest grow




AUGUST


ChurchPicnic2018 .1Thank you to Chef Charlie for mannng the grill at the annual picnic     ChurchPicnic2018 .2The rain didn't dampen our spirits at the church picnic


Hygienekits.1The crowd gathers to assemble Hygiene Kits for Church World Service     HygieneKits.2So many good things go into the Hygiene Kits: wash cloths, soaps, toiletries, and more


TrentonRescueMissionTrenton Rescue Mission makes regular stops at the church to pick up our donations      Personal products_8-18Over 50 pounds of sample-sized personal products are off to the Mission for their clients     


FlatJesusHorseFlat Jesus at "Hits on the Hudson" horse show, Saugerties, NY. He's a great rider, lol!     FlatJesusScramblerFlat Jesus at Hershey Park on "The Scrambler" with Dani and Kenzie


JonesCakeHelen & Howard's last day with us before their move to be with children and grandchildren     JonesGiftA fond farewell to our dear members of many years. Since 1976 to be exact!

 


 

JULY


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On vacation Flat Jesus found his twin with Brad!
     Flat Jesus_San_DiegoFlat Jesus visits Mission Beach, San Diego


.1VBS 2018 held at Frenchtown Presbyterian Church this year     .3Stories, songs, skits, crafts, and more highlight each day


.4The action never stops at VBS!     .5Learning all the dance moves


Retreat 7-2018_.1Our "Connections" all-church luncheon and retreat     Retreat 7-2018_.2Andrew Barton led a great retreat where we learned and grew

 

CarsCoffee 7-2018_.1Cars & Coffee's inaugural event     CarsCoffee 7-2018_.2Such great rides!

 


 

JUNE


FlatJesus 7-18_.2Ahoy! Flat Jesus on a cruise     FlatJesus 7-18_.3Flat Jesus crossing over from Daisies into Brownies with Nora

 

Eagle Scout_6-18_.1Pastor Nick congratulates our Eagle Scout for all his work     Eagle Scout_6-18_.2Our newest Eagle Scout with his proud parents after the ceremony

 


 

MAY


Confirmation 5-18_.1We happily welcomed our newest members: Confirmation Class 2018     Confirmation 5-18_.2Presbyterians and cake: the natural and perfect match!

 


 

APRIL


Walk in_the_Park_4-18Youth mission fund raiser: a walk in the park


Jim Morris_goodbye_4-18_.1Rev Jim's retirement celebration     Jim Morris_goodbye_4-18_.2Jim will be sorely missed

 

Egg hunt_4-18_.1Even the cold didn't interfere with the Easter egg hunt!

 


 

MARCH


Care to_share_3-18_.1A small army comes out to pack lunches for our Lenten service project: Care-to-Share     Care to_share_3-18_.2So many loving donations for our Care-to-Share project now in its 27th consecutive year!

 


 

JANUARY


EpiphanyStar2018Did you pick your Epiphany star?


ClothingDriveMinute2018The Clothing Drive Minute for Mission had us chuckling     ClothingDrive2018The kids show us the stacks of donations




DECEMBER

 

Caroling2018 .1Caroling connects us with folks who are home-bound     Caroling2018 .2The young and young-at-heart share Christmas joy


ChirstmasKids2018The kids made ornaments to decorate their very own tree     ChristmasPagaent2018The children's Christmas play is too cute for words


Christmas2018 .2Poinsettias donated to the memory of loved ones     Christmas2018All decked out for Christmas


ChristmasConcert2017 .1We made "The Journey to Bethlehem" with the mighty Chancel Choir     ChristmasConcert2017 .2The Christmas concert was a jewel in the crown of the Christmas Season


Movies2017 .1We gathered at Regal Cinema to see "The Star"     Movies2017 .2A nice time together despite the hustle of the holidays


Jerry2017Jerry, as irascible and fun-loving as ever, enjoys a break with the choir     Youth2017Our Sr High youth group feels the need for speed


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SSAndYouthTree2017 .1Our Sunday school and youth students pose in front of their tree     Christmas tree_youth_2017The kids' tree proudly adorned with handmade ornaments



 

NOVEMBER


concertOur Christmas concert returns! December 10 at 6 and 9 p.m.


ConstructionPlans2018 .1Our renovation plans are shared with the congregation        ConstructionPlans2018 .3Oscar has seen many changes in his 75+ years as a member


 ConstructionPlans2018 .2Pastor Nick explains a few details     ConstructionPlans2018 .4The finer points are discussed

 

DeaconsTDayBoxes2017 .1Our deacons at work preparing Thanksgiving meals for the food pantry     DeaconsTDayBoxes2017 .213 complete meals packed with lots of left overs!


stewardship .1The culmination of our stewardship drive     stewardship .2One of the stewardship perks


stewardship .3Our "Growing Our Faith" tree     stewardship .4It's not a party until there's cake!


clean up_.1Fall clean up day: a tradition     clean up_.2A labor of love

 



OCTOBER

 


dinnerOur Sr high youth prepared a feast to support their upcoming mission trip     van ensCongrats to Rev Jack Van Ens on his 45 years in ministry


Apples .1America's Grow-a-Row apple harvest     Apples .2Mmmmm, the aroma is delightful


Apples .3Another bucket of delicious fruit     Apples .4Gleaning dropped apples


NewMembers2017 .1We welcome new members     NewMembers2017 .2So grateful for new members!


Pumpkins2017 .1Trauger's Farm Stand & punkin' pickin'     Pumpkins2017 .2Painted faces and pumpkins

 


 

SEPTEMBER


RallyDay2017.1Always great food at AFPC's Rally Day     RallyDay2017.2Rally Day fun with the kiddos


RallyDay2017.3Rally Day and churchwide picnic     RallyDay2017.4Friends from near and far




JULY AND AUGUST 


VBS2017.1"Hero Central" at AFPC     VBS2017.2God gives us the strength we need



VBS2017.3Super heroes are strong and focused     VBS2017.4Spirits soar at vacation Bible school


 

YouthMission2017Our mission participants visit Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia      YouthMission2017.2Hard mission work demands a Philly cheese-steak break 

  

 

DoyleBaptism2017
Mackenzie becomes a child of God at her baptism
        VastolaWedding2017Congratulations to Jen and Gino! May the Lord bless you now and always. 



 JUNE

 

LDFA.1Laughs and love while sewing for Little Dresses for Africa.org   LDFA.2Our little dresses will go to those who need them most in Africa



AGAR.2Planting teeny sweet potatoes at America's Grow-a-Row


 AGAR.1The rain didn't dampen our enthusiasm: The mud was an unexpected delight for some!


HygieneKit2017.1Assembling our Hygiene Kits for Church World Services     HygieneKit2017.2

                                                                      Even the littlest hands help with the kits



70YearMembers2017
Our 70+ year members who are one of our greatest blessings



 

 MAY


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          Confirmation 2017.2Welcome to our newest members: The Confirmation Class of 2017!      Confirmation 2017Confirmation Class of 2017 and their mentors




APRIL


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FunRun2017.1Youth fund raiser at Alexandria Park    FunRun2017.2Fun Run for the Sr High mission trip

 

PalmSunday.1Palm Sunday processional     PalmSunday.2Sing Hosanna!  


CareToShare2017.1Order among chaos at our Care to Share activities night     CareToShare2017.2Care to Share goodies all boxed up and ready to go!


CareToShare2017SSPrepThe Sunday school preps for the big Care-to-Share service project     CrossRaisingGroup2017A brief service on Palm Sunday by the cross with the confirmands


CrossRaisingStudents2017Confirmation students work on raising the cross     CrossRaisingStudentsMentors2017Confirmands and their mentors by the raised cross

 


 

MARCH

 

SSRockClimbing.1The elementary Sunday schoolers go rock climbing     SSRockClimbing.2Little but mighty! There's nothing that can keep them down


Church in_the_snowThe church stands strong during the 2017 blizzard     SrHighYouthVertiquest.1Our Sr High youth scale the heights at VertiQuest in Bridgewater, NJ

  

YouthSunday2017.6          Youth Sunday = sweet cake           and sweeter smiles     YouthSunday2017.1The 4th-6th graders showed us we have "the right attitude"


YouthSunday2017.2Hats off to our greeters, ushers, and collection takers     YouthSunday2017.3Who can forget the rappin' sermon by the Jr Highs?


YouthSunday2017.4Artwork provided by the Pre-K and Kindergarten class     YouthSunday2017.5The Senior Highs served as our able worship assistants

 



FEBRUARY

 

GameDay2017.1Game Day: The challenge is on     GameDay2017.3More Game Day: Fun for all ages!

 

     GameDay2017.2Using our brains on Game Day     

 

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Scout Sunday: Duty to God

 

 

bibles.1
Bibles presented to our 3rd graders
     bibles.2So eager to dive into their new Bibles

 



 JANUARY

 

swap.2Food, laughs, friendship, and gifts at the Yankee Swap     swap.1It's always a surprise to open a swapped gift     

  

go karts.1Sr High youth group rarin' to go!     go karts.2The need for speed!



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