inform and to inspire The Power of a Personal Word

Personal testimonies take abstract ideas and make them concrete. There is real power in sharing!

When leaders at FPC first began thinking and talking about our entire congregation reading The Story together, the project seemed a little daunting. Our congregation had read and discussed books together before (like The Purpose Driven Life and Walk Across the Room), but never had we undertaken a study that would take most of a year and completely involve so much of our life together— including all the pastor’s sermons and everyone’s participation in a small group for thirty-one weeks. But we had a goal—to have greater Biblical literacy in the congregation and to build relationships that were deep—to truly grow as a Christ-centered community on mission.

Last Sunday we heard a testimony from someone who is being deeply impacted by his contact with FPC and his reading of The Story. He is experiencing what we prayed for—a transformed spiritual life. Jeff freely admitted that he was uncomfortable standing behind the pulpit and talking to a large room of people, but his message was too good not to share.

After hearing Jeff’s testimony, we could all say “Praise God!” because our Lord does amazing things!

When Jeff shared his story, he took an abstract (that God could work through his Word in our lives) and made it concrete (that God IS at work through his Word—right here and right now)! The message was powerful—and it was real.

That same principle—the power of personal testimony— is true for all of us, all the time. We don’t have to be gifted in evangelism to tell other people how God has worked and is working. Our stories are too good not to tell! Just truthfully sharing our faith can help someone take their next flourishing step in Christ.

Mask Policy update:

In accordance with the New Jersey Governor’s Order 242, dated May 25, 2021, all previous FPC COVID Policies are rescinded. The following policy is in effect as of this date:


At FPC, our commitment has always been to respect and follow the state mandated policies regarding Covid restrictions.  Given the Governor's latest changes, we will no longer require the use of masks for indoor or outdoor worship.  Masks are still recommended (not required) for those who have not been vaccinated.  As per the Governor's orders, children will still be required to wear masks.  We will ease this restriction in accordance with local school policies.  We request that all people continue to be respectful toward those who wish to show caution and remain distanced from others.  Of course, we recommend everyone continue to practice strong hygiene habits and to stay home if you are sick.


We are so excited to see your smiling faces and hear your beautiful voices raised in worship this Sunday and beyond.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Session or FPC staff.


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