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Current Consistory Members

Elders

Rafael Armstrong, VP of Consistory & Elder of Worship

Jan Grogan, Elder of Congregational Care

Paige Inglese, Elder of Youth & Discipleship

Celeste Kirk, Elder of Christian Education

Deacons

Sherri Caramico, Deacon of Church Life

John Schaffer, Deacon of Buildings & Grounds

Jack Sytsma, Deacon of Finance

Tristian Wyant, Deacon of Missions

Mission Moments

Mission In Action Report - February 2024

1. Martha’s Pantry: Ongoing the first Saturday of each month.

2. Eva’s Village: We have four potential dates available between March - June. Please see the Mission Board near Fellowship Hall to sign up.

3. New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home: Our worship team will sing on February 25th from 2-3pm.

4. NJ Food and Clothing Rescue: Renay Stafford will join us for our April Mission Moment and speak more about the organization and ways we can help support throughout the year.

5. Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center: We’ve been supporting them throughout January and February in their Sanctity of Life Celebration! Our January mission offering received $275 to benefit this initiative!

Submitted by Tristian Wyant

Church Life

Please note: Church Life Meetings will take place on the FIRST Sunday of each month in 2024. ALL ARE WELCOME!

2024 EVENTS:

February 11, 2024 - Sunday, after Church Service - Pre-Lenten Breakfast

March 9th, 2024 - Spring Scrapbooking Crop Fundraiser - 9:30AM to 9PM - WE ARE SOLD OUT - with 48 seats reserved!

*Coming Soon*

APRIL 27th - NOAH Movie Afternoon

May 11, 2024 - Saturday 1-5:00PM - Paint Party with Paint Fusion! BOOKED

Please reach out to Sherri Caramico (201) 321-4535 or shercara@aol.com with any questions.

Buildings & Grounds

Building and Grounds Report – February 2024

Repairs to Wind Damaged Slate Roof Flashing - Kovac Roofing came and made repairs to the wind damaged slate roof ridgeline flashing in late January. They repaired/replaced a 10-15 ft piece of copper flashing that was lifted up from the ridgeline on the slate roof and bent exposing an open vent. No water damage in the attic area has been noted. They also repaired flashing above the church kitchen window and ceiling vent which was also damaged. Thanks to Glen Colyer for meeting with Chris Kovac and the work crew.

Furnace Operations

The heating system was given a real test last month with the sudden cold snap which mobilized as lot of internal scale and rust in the system owing to this increased heating demand. This resulted in several issues throughout the system in the sanctuary, some classrooms and downstairs in the Faith Place. Bobby Van replaced a radiator thermostat in the sanctuary, replaced two steam traps in radiators in separate classrooms and made repair to a condensate return pipe that leaked downstairs. We replaced pipe insulation around exposed piping.

Faith Place Floors

Floors were completed on the January 13th workday. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped expand this event into a general cleaning and repair effort across the church. Indeed many hands did make light work and a lot of progress ! Special thanks to Mike Coughlin who donated his time freely to do the floors.

General Repairs and Maintenance

Lots of general repairs and maintenance continue as needed and identified.

Respectfully Submitted,

John Schaffer

Youth & Discipleship

Report - February 2024

Faith Place:

The floors are DONE. There was a minor flood a few weeks back that was taken care of thank you to my family, Wes, Jaden and John Schaffer. Big shout out to my brother-in-law Brad using the shop vac. A couch was damaged, so I am looking for lightly used couch donations or will make an Ikea run.

Networking:

Same as last month: I have contacted Debbie Pierce from Ponds. I shared our movie night event with her. We plan to meet up in the new year. I contacted Sarah Christie from Wyckoff Reformed and did not hear back, so that I will try again. I have connected with Sam Chisholm, a younger woman in a leadership position at her church (I believe the church is Marian Shrine Salesians of Don Bosco in Stony Point). Carol Schafer connected with us, and we plan to meet for coffee this month. I continue to let Stefanie and Jackie from voices of praise aware of event.

Instagram we are almost at 100 follows. I post flyers and photos on their and our Facebook page.

Events:

Next Middle and High School Event Mike Rica will be giving the talk. We need to pick a date. Last week of Feb. or first week of March.

CPR Certification Event ( I didn’t forget things have just been crazy) Realistically, I was thinking of setting up sometime in the spring (Early April)

Youth Leadership Conference:

There is a youth leader summit May 22nd-24th

https://www.hcbible.org/youthleadersummit. I signed up to go, rate is $150 for an individual. I should be receiving an email in March with further details.

Submitted by Paige Inglese

Capital Campaign

We want to thank everyone who has given generously toward the Capital Campaign. So far, we’ve collected $5,345. We have several projects that need to be worked on. Click below to learn more about our 5 year Capital Campaign plan.

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