June 4, 2013
For the June edition of First Church News, click here.
WEST ESSEX MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION RAISING MONEY
FOR GENERATOR FOR THE WEST ESSEX FIRST AID SQUAD
See note below for FPC participation
Thanks to the volunteers who made the Deacon’s 5th Annual Golf Outing for Youth Missions such a success! For more pictures, click here.
If you haven’t signed up to have your picture taken for the new FPC pictorial directory, you’re running out of time! You can do so by clicking here (you can also sign up following church on Sundays). Just for sitting for a picture at a pre-scheduled time you will receive a free 8×10 portrait as well as a free directory.
Appointment Dates: June 11-15
Why not schedule an appointment now? Click here!
As soon as you select how many people are in your group, available dates and times will be displayed.
GENERATOR NEEDED FOR
THE WEST ESSEX FIRST AID SQUAD
The West Essex First Aid Squad is the regional Emergency Medical Service organization providing EMS service to Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell and West Caldwell. In 2012 they responded to 2,757 calls, an average of 7.5 calls per day. As the EMS agency for each town’s Emergency Operating Plans, they depend on donations to exist as a volunteer agency.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there were few places where residents could charge oxygen machines and other life support machinery. There was also a need for a warming station for the first responders who responded to over 200 calls during the hurricane and recovery in our community.
The West Essex First Aid Squad would like to install a standby generator system to meet the needs of the squad and our communities in the event of another significant power outage.
The West Essex Ministerial Association is working with the West Essex First Aid Squad to raise the needed funds in each of our houses of worship to meet our community’s needs.
The estimated cost of this generator system is $34,000. The Session authorized me to provide this giving opportunity to our congregation. The goal for FPC is $7000. Congregation Agudath Israel and Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church have also committed to reaching the same amount, with some of the smaller congregation in WEMA contributing somewhat less. If you would like to support this worthy cause, please make your check out to FPC, and mark it for First Aid generator.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the mission and ministry of FPC, and stay abreast with all the happenings by checking the church website frequently!