"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require
of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
MICAH 6:8 NRSV
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Welcome to Old First Church

Join us for our regular service at 10:00 AM.

Rev. Joyce A. Phipps

 



  June 2016
Pastor’s Message: How Climate Change Affects Us

On Monday June 6 at 7 PM, Rev. Michael Dowd will present a program entitled “ Standing for the Future: Inspiring Science, Evolving Faith, Realistic Hope,” a discussion of climate change and how it affects us -- and what we can do. The program is at the First Presbyterian Church, 4 East River Road, Rumson, New Jersey.

His best-selling book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion will Transform Your Life and the World has been described as a bridge-building book. We are still experiencing the after effects of Hurricane Sandy and predictions are at least 1 to 4 serious storms will affect our area.

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Beginning June 5, worship will begin at 10:00 AM in our air-conditioned Sanctuary, always followed by food, fellowship, and engaging discussion.

JUNE EVENTS

Bible Study: Paul’s Vision and His Challenge -- Sunday June 5 at Noon

In conjunction with the preaching series on the letters of Paul, we will examine how Paul viewed the Cross and its challenge to the powers and principalities that try to govern our lives.

Riotous Readers June 19 at 2 PM

Join us for a challenging and stimulating discussion of Azar Nasifi’s ground breaking book, Reading Lolita in Teheran. Nasifi led a secret group of women who studied Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as other western literature banned by the arbiters of truth in Iran.

LOOKING AHEAD FOR JULY

Sunday, July 3: Worship with the Lord’s Supper and a stimulating discussion on religion and patriotism.

MISSION IS TO THE CHURCH AS A FIRE IS TO BURNING

OLD FIRST CHURCH AND THE MONMOUTH COALITION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

In September, 2015, Old First divested our investments in fossil fuel companies and reinvested in the innovative UCF Beyond Fossil Fuels Moderate Balanced Fund. In late January, 2016, we joined a a gathering of 100 people in viewing a documentary entitled, Merchants of Doubt, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by a Rutgers University scholar on the influence of public opinion upon energy and climate change issues. After networking with several sponsors and attendees we joined in forming the Monmouth Community Climate Coalition (MCCC), in order to to raise awareness of the climate crisis and take actions for solutions for a livable world. As we continue to work with others in Monmouth County, we hope that even more will join us.

Watch the website for more information.

THE CALICO CAT NEEDS YOU!

Help the Calico Cat Thrift Shop, a store for the community operated by the Community Outreach Group that sells gently used items to persons who cannot afford even discount prices. It also has a food pantry. If you have a few hours during the week, the Calico Cat could use your help. Call (732) 671-0550 if you would like to help in this important ministry.

AUW Bookstore: The Book Store will reopen this coming Saturday September 12. It will be open from 9 AM to 2 PM each and every Saturday except or holiday weekends Come and get your bargains and support women's scholarships at local colleges.