Upcoming Events-

Advent Festival December 3rd!
Greet the Christmas season at this year’s Advent Festival! This wonderful event will be held on Sunday, December 3rd. Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship at this much-loved FCC tradition.

3:00 to 5:00pm - Craft & Gift- Making
Select from a wide variety of crafts and gifts to make, to keep, to share. Bring your
creativity; all other supplies provided!

• Craft Festival Admission Fee: $5 per person ($20 cap per family) and $5 for friends. Each family is asked to assist at a craft table for 1 hour.

5:00 to 5:30pm - More fun for the children
5:30 to 6:15pm—Pasta & Pizza Dinner, Cookie Sampling Dessert Join us for Dinner, Dessert and Caroling beginning at 5:30! Choose pasta & salad OR pizza for dinner.

•       Pasta Option – Baked Ziti, Green Salad and Garlic Bread for $6 per person
•       Pizza Option—Pre-order slices at $2 each
•       Prices include beverages and paper products
•       Cookie Sharing - Please bring 2 dozen homemade Christmas cookies to share for dessert
6:30 to 7:30pm—Caroling and Tree Trimming
Enjoy lively caroling with Joe Regan at the piano! The children will present a special song they’ve learned in Church School. Then all will join in singing traditional favorites as the Patton Christmas tree is decorated.

Advanced reservations for the Festival are greatly appreciated. Sign up in Patton during Coffee  Hour  on  Sundays  throughout  November  until  December  3rd,  or  online at

Contact Denise Schifando at (908) 217-5130 for more information!

Adult Studies-  

“The Messiah”
Mondays, December 4, 11 and 18

7:30-8:30 pm in Chapel Lounge

During this three week Advent study we will spend time with world- renown Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggmann and his critical examinations of four of the royal titles used in Isaiah 9:2-7 - Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. We will discuss how people in Jesus’ time understood these titles and how Jesus did and did not fulfill them. We will also reflect on how Christianity interprets Jesus as representing that title of “Messiah.

“Monthly  Prayer and Meditation”

Tuesday, December 5 and 19
7:30-8:30 pm in Sanctuary

Members, friends and guests have the opportunity to come together to learn about and share in a variety of prayer and meditative practices.  These sessions also include time for participants to offer their own prayer concerns.