Posts by Kristen Franchetti

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Spring Women’s Retreat

by Kristen Franchetti

April 26-28th at Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center. “Resilience for the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”, led by Rev. Dr. Tracy Mehr-Muska. Cost: $170 for semi-private room, $210 for Private room and includes 2 nights lodging and six meals. For more information and to register online, visit or see Kristen Franchetti if you have questions. […]

Christian Educaton News

by Kristen Franchetti
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

I can’t believe that the Advent season is upon us. In a short few weeks we will gather together as a church and start to celebrate the period when we await the birth of Jesus Christ. The Advent party is a great way to start off the season. Come have lunch, make an Advent wreath […]


by Kristen Franchetti
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FALL RUMMAGE SALE!! ATTENTION EVERYONE! IT’S RUMMAGE SALE TIME! The Women’s Association brought in over $2800! Thanks for everyone who donated, helped and shopped the Rummage Sale! The Women’s Association Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, November 3rd! Keep the sale in mind as you clean out the basement or closets in your house. Remember – NO […]

Christian Education News

by Kristen Franchetti

Right around the corner is Fall, which means start of the school year. I am ready for the cool air and all the beautiful colors Fall brings. We have a busy schedule for the Christian Education area. We are gearing up for Rally Day on September 9. We are so happy to have Jack Hill’s choir, Choral Arts of Southern Jersey singing […]

2018 Christian Education Block Schedule: Spring Block: Four Weeks

by Kristen Franchetti

Do you ever wonder about Origins? How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Were Adam and Eve the first humans? Is evolution a fact? Starting April 15th, we will have 4 consecutive Sunday Spring block classes (11 am) dealing with these questions and compare and contrast scientific theories with Biblical explanations. These classes […]

Women’s Retreat: Her Story, My Story, Our Story

by Kristen Franchetti
woman on beach

Many people are telling their stories today and courageously speaking out. What is our story in the text- we look at a few women from both the Old and the New Testament- some more familiar and some more uncomfortable-, then some women in history who have lived out their faith, and finally reflecting on what […]

Christian Ed Highlights

by Kristen Franchetti
Church exterior with clouds

One of the things I love about my job is that there is always something exciting and challenging to bring to the congregation and these next few months are no exception. Lenten Service Project: This year again we will be doing personal Hygiene kits for the Community Food Pantry. The slips will be out this […]

2018 Christian Education Block Schedule

by Kristen Franchetti

Following is the 2018 Christian Education Block Schedule: January 7: off January 14: off Winter Block 1 – Four Weeks Encouraging Others Strengthening the Art of Caring January 21 – February 11 Build Others Up! As God’s people live out their faith in this world, they need advice, challenge, and encouragement to persevere. Sometimes we need a reminder that […]

The First Wait is Over (Almost)

by Kristen Franchetti
Three wise men, star, stable

As we move toward the Advent Season awaiting the birth of our Savior we also await the first Sunday of Advent-November 26 a day of worship, praise, celebration and joy in our church. It all starts with the Hanging of the Greens service at 9:30, a service which tells us the background to the many images of Christmas. The […]

60 and Over Small Group Sessions!

by Kristen Franchetti

We just started Adams Hamilton’s- The Way- Walking in the footsteps of Jesus. This group meets in the church Lounge Tuesdays at 1-2:30. This study concludes October 24.  Our next study will be on Ruth Haley Barton’s Life Together in Christ- a 10 Week class with a break in between November 14-December 12.  January 9-February […]