Advent/Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
Both the 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm services have reached capacity, and there are only a few seats available at the 10:00 pm service. So we have added a fourth service at 2:00 pm. Click here to register for either the 2:00 pm or 10:00 pm service. Note: Registration is required. Please understand that we cannot welcome "walk-ins" during the pandemic. 

You may also worship with us online beginning at 4:00 pm. Remember, worshiping in your living room or kitchen is the same as worshiping in the sanctuary as far as God is concerned!

Finally, if you'd like to attend Christmas Eve worship "together" on Zoom, click here to join Pastor Liz. She'll screen share the service in her Zoom room at 5:00 pm, and there will be time to "chat."

PARTNERING WITH PATERSON
Just six miles from West Side, the pandemic is taking its toll on a city that was already struggling - Paterson. For many residents, life has changed dramatically since March. Paychecks have stopped. Rent can’t be paid. Hot meals for the hungry and the homeless have been put on hold at community kitchens. Vulnerable children no longer have a safe haven at school. These are just a few of the heavy burdens that our neighbors are carrying every day. 

Thankfully, four of our mission partners are helping to ease some of these burdens and are dedicated to making a difference in Paterson during the pandemic and beyond. 

During Advent, we invite you to contribute to our campaign to raise $50,000 for these four mission partners:

  • Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children

  • New York City Relief (which also serves in Paterson)

  • New City Kids

  • Eva’s Village

Please prayerfully consider helping our neighbors in Paterson this Advent/Christmas season. Please click here to donate online.

ADVENT SERMON SERIES 
Many of us can hear the music of Handel's Messiah whenever we hear these familiar words from Isaiah: "For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!" Was Isaiah really predicting the coming of Jesus? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean these names don’t help us understand who Jesus is and what he calls us to do. This Advent, during our sermon series entitled "The Names of Jesus," we'll explore the way Jesus fulfills these royal titles...and the way he doesn't.

ADVENT FOOD DRIVE
Food insecurity in our area has skyrocketed due to COVID-19. When you go grocery shopping, please fill a bag or two for the Center for Food Action and the food pantry at First Presbyterian Church in Passaic. Most-needed items include: canned tuna/chicken, canned hearty soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, tomato sauce, cereal and oatmeal, powdered/boxed milk, instant potatoes, 100% juice, bar or bottled soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss. Donations may be dropped off inside the main glass doors between 8:30 and 10:30 am on Sundays, or between 2:00 and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.