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 May 2016
1 - 9:15 a.m Morning worship service. Guest preacher, Cheryl Keiper, missionary. Virginia Derbyshire, greeter.
      9:15 a.m. Sunday School.
      10:30 a.m. Welcome Coffee Hour in the Prayer Room.

5 - National Day of Prayer.
      Ascension Day.

8 - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship service. Mother's Day. Jeanne Dalrymple, greeter.
      9:15 a.m. Sunday School.

10 - 12 noon Bible Study in the Prayer Room.

15 - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship service. Day of
Pentecost. Holy Communion. Eric Cashman, greeter.
        9:15 a.m. Sunday School.
        10:30 a.m. Board of Session/Trustees meets in the Prayer Room.
        10:30a.m. Board of Deacons meets in the sanctuary.

17 - 12 noon Bible Study in the Prayer Room.

19 - 7:00 p.m. Milford Lions Club dinner meeting in the Christian Education Center.

22 - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship service. Trinity Sunday. Nettie Rainey, greeter.
        9:15 a.m. Sunday School.

29 - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship service. Bob Trippeda, greeter.
        9:15 a.m. Sunday School.

30 - Memorial Day.



As we gather together, welcoming both members and guests in worship and Christian fellowship, may we be blessed as we bless God and one another. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us. Amen.


  Sunday School 

     Kids are invited to come to our Sunday School each Sunday, starting with the morning worship service at 9:15 a.m.  Children arrive with their families and will experience a little of what "big" church is like, hear their very own Children's Sermon and then proceed to the Prayer Room for lessons and activities provided by our special Sunday School teachers.   Amy Stanley, Rae Taylor and Nettie Rainey are great storytellers and this is a chance for the little ones to hear Bible stories.  Related coloring materials and crafts help make the story even easier to understand and they're lots of fun.  All kids are welcome. 

 Weekly Bible Study

                      May 10 and May 17

A Tuesday Bible Study is held every other Tuesday in the month. Just to introduce a little confusion, the Bible Study will be held on March 10, and March 17 this month, and not on May 3. The study is held in the Prayer Room, and you're invited to bring a bag lunch. Every one is welcome. Bring a friend or neighbor.     




Service of Wholeness and Healing       
     Following the morning worship service, on the first Sunday of each month, we offer a brief, informal service of Wholeness and Healing.  It's a time to offer prayers for healing for those we love and a time to give thanks for recoveries.  Anointing with oil is available. 

Loaves and Fishes

       The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will no longer be open due to a lack of clients. 

      However, if you know of someone who needs foods, the food pantry will remain supplied with non-perishable items; and you are welcome to carry needed items to that person.  Often the problem for those most in need is transportation to the church to get the food.  If you know of a special situation, call Joan LeVine, and she will be glad to help.

For further information please call the pastor at 908 996-7660. 




      A Congregational Gathering was held on October 11, 2015 following the morning worship service.  The purpose of the meeting was to determine whether to change the name of the Holland Presbyterian Church to the Holland Bible Church.  This action would not sever all ties to the Presbyterian Church (USA) at this time, but it would serve to distance Holland Church from the PCUSA in light of highly publicized changes which we perceive to be non-Scriptural.  It would emphasize our belief in the Bible as the standard and guide for our lives.

     After prayer and serious discussion, the congregation voted, with one abstention, unanimously, to change the name to Holland Bible Church. 

     Please pray for wisdom for the Presbyterian denomination and for our congregation as we all seek to discern God's will regarding this issue.



"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, "                                       Mark 16: 15-16,19-20



     Forty days after Easter, Jesus ascended to heaven, with the promise of sending the Holy Spirit to his followers.  And, indeed, 10 days later, as the disciples were gathered to celebrate Pentecost, an ancient Jewish festival, suddenly, the Holy Spirit descended on them.  It marks the beginning of the Christian Church. 

     It is our joy to celebrate Holy Communion on this day, May 15, during our worship service.  Please join us and contemplate the importance of this beginning of Christianity, and how our faith has become a source of justice, peace and hope throughout the world.

        Missionary Speaker        

     Please welcome and listen to Missionary Cheryl Keiper on May 1 during the morning worship service.

Cheryl has served as a missionary in countries around the world amidst the hazards of mosquitoes and Muslims.  She now works with international students at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

     Cheryl has close ties with Holland Church, having been baptized here.  She is the granddaughter of Harold and Marvilla Larkin, two very active members and officers of our church.

     A time of fellowship in the Prayer Room will follow the service.  Come and welcome Cheryl.

  Loose Change Sunday  

Don't forget that the first Sunday of each month is the time when we empty our money bags into the "Make a Joyful Noise" jar.  The contents of the jar are used to buy phone cards for our military men and women so that they can call home from the distant parts of the globe where they are serving.  It's a great way to relieve their boredom, loneliness and just a little fear.  May 1 is the date this month.

  Be shepherds of the church of God,

 which he bought with his own blood.

                                                Acts 20:28b


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Caregiver Support Groups

Below, we have listed a schedule of care-giver support

groups that are a part of the Hunterdon County

Older Adult Program.  If you would like more information,

find the meeting times inconvenient or have special

concerns about your individual circumstance,calls

are welcome to:

     Jessica Pellicano

     Caregiver Initiative Therapist

     908-788-6401 ext. 3149

or online at:


Daytime Groups

          Caregiver Group - 1st Thursday

          1 pm to 3 pm

          HMC Behavioral Health

          Dementia Caregivers Group - 2nd Tuesday

          1 pm to 3 pm

          Hunterdon County Senior Complex, Flemington

          Caregiver Group - 3rd Thursday

          1 pm to 3 pm

          Hunterdon County North Branch Library, Clinton

          Caregier Education - 3rd Friday

          1 pm to 3 pm

          Hunterdon County Senior Complex, Flemington

          Parkinson's Group - 4th Friday

          1:30 pm to 3 pm

          Hunterdon County Senior Complex, Flemington

   Evening Groups

          Alzheimer's Group - 2nd Wednesday

          7 pm to 9 pm

          HNC Senior Services Conference Room

             4th Floor

          908-788-6401 Ext. 3002, Christine Stevens

          After-Caregiving Support Group - 2nd


          5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

          Independence Manor - lower level, Flemington

          Caregiver's Group - 3rd Wednesday

          5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

          Independence Manor, lower level, Flemington