Swing Your Partner!
What gives you a great cardiovascular workout, is entertaining, raises your heart rate in a good way, not only brings a smile to your face but makes you laugh, may cause dizziness, is excellent for all ages and families, and Pastor Dave would call it a whoop de doo good time?
You are absolutely correct!!! It’s FPCB’s, too many to count, annual square dance and covered dish supper. Ed LaPlante will be returning to be our live caller on Saturday, Nov. 4. A delicious, covered dish supper will run from 5–6 PM and you know the smorgasbord of food will be beyond belief! The square dance will take place from 6–8 PM, all taking place in Fellowship Hall. It’s truly a great evening out, and if by chance you’re not up for dancing, you’ll have a guaranteed good time laughing and watching the fun. Your friends and neighbors are most welcome.
A sign-up sheet is in Fellowship Hall or you can RSVP by calling the church office at 908.362.5254, or email at [email protected]. Prefer not to drive at night? Call or text Pete Peterson at 908.798.7164 and we’ll get you there and back, Partner.
Tuesday, July 4 – Blairstown Fourth Celebration at Footbridge Park!
Back again for 2023! Blairstown Fourth Celebration at Footbridge Park! We will have a booth at the 4th of July Celebration. The festivities begin at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 4th and continue until 4:30 PM. It’s a great way for the community to get to know us. We will have face painting for children, a kiddie fishing game, and cookbooks for sale. Volunteers are needed to set up, staff and take down our booth. There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Questions? Contact Deb Albrecht at [email protected] or (908) 447-2112 or Pete Peterson at [email protected] or (908) 798-7164. We hope to see you on the 4th!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Summer is the time for baseball. Join us for an evening home game with the Sussex County Miners Professional Baseball team in Augusta, NJ on Saturday, July 15, @ 6:05 PM. If we get 20 people to sign up, we will qualify for the group ticket rate, which is $14.00 per person. Regular price is $20.00 lower level and $17.00 upper level.
Please feel free to invite relatives and friends to be part of our group, the more the merrier! You can drive on your own or carpool. Contact Pete Peterson with any questions and/or let him know you’d like to join in on the fun.
Pete 908-798-7164 – (call or text)
About the Membership & Fellowship Ministry . . .
Letters of inquiry were sent out in May of 2022, to individuals who have not participated in the life of the church for a number of years. We reached out to these members in the past with “Thinking of You” notes and phone calls. Membership and Fellowship received replies to move nine members to Inactive Status per their request. Eight individuals were moved to Inactive Status due to non-participation for a significant number of years. Moving a member to Inactive Status means the individual is still a member of the Church but is not active.
On July 4, we once again had a booth at the Blairstown Fourth Celebration. An updated church photo brochure was available for distribution highlighting some aspects of church life, as well as an informational flyer from Marlene Wilburn on the Children’s Center, and church cookbooks were for sale. Christian-themed slap-on bracelets were handed out; the young, and young at heart, enjoyed the kiddie fishing game; and this year we offered face painting. Small bottles of ice cold water were handed out. It was a beautiful day and many members volunteered and took turns helping.
In November, the Membership and Fellowship Ministry hosted a concert with Dave Paulson and Water Street in the sanctuary, followed by a community supper in Fellowship Hall. The event was free and the public was encouraged to attend. About 45 people attended the event, 17 of whom are regularly attending members. Those on the Membership and Fellowship Committee were motivated to host this event because of a desire to share with the community who we are as neighbors, and as a welcoming community of faith. Again, many volunteers willingly came forward to support this successful event.
“Christmas Letters” were developed and sent out with pledge forms in coordination with Stewardship and Finance to members and friends of FPCB, listing all the seasonal events being held at church during the season of Advent. The letters were sent with the hope that all would be encouraged to attend and participate.
We wish to acknowledge and thank Jennifer Plut, Church Administrator, for her support in helping us carry out our ministry.
The Membership and Fellowship Ministry