Christian Education Newsletter  
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Sunday, December 2nd  4:00 PM 
Chrismon Service
The service begins with the congregation placing their white and gold Chrismon ornaments, a continue reminder of God's greatest gift to us, on the tree.  
At the same time, members of the congregation may bring up unwrapped gifts of clothes and toys to be placed under the tree for children in need.

The children and youth of the church will then recreate the Nativity Story to lead us into the Christmas season.
Sunday Nov. 11th - Church School Food Drive
Our church school students collected 29 bags of food for the Center for Food Action, Englewood in their November 11th Thanksgiving food drive.  

They chose to emphasize the most-urgently needed items rather than only focusing on Thanksgiving meals 

Here's part of the lineup

Great job!
 Sunday September 16th  10:00 am
 Welcome Back Sunday  
 * We welcomed and commissioned our Church School Teachers
* Church school children were welcomed with special Children's message
(See the picture below!)
* Their were special activities in Fellowship Hall.
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Sunday Sept. 16th - Apple Picking!
12:00 noon 
Meet in church parking lot
 to go to Demarest Farms
Cost $7/person plus cost of apples
If you plan to attend, please let Nicole know: nbabington@fccriveredge.org
No advance payment needed
 Summer Activities  
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Sunday August 19th

  Bird Houses in the making!

Sunday July 29th

  Bible Covers - The young people made great covers for their Bibles!  

Check the pictures below!

Saturday July 14

  Faith and Family Night at the New Jersey Jackals 

Attended by 19 from First Congregational!  

And the Jackals won by a run - Exciting game!

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June 10th - Church School Sunday
Did you see our Church School children and youth do a wonderful job of leading us in worship on June 10th?
Here are just some of the highlights  (and there were more)