First Presbyterian Church
142 Stage Road | Monroe, NY 10950
Office: 845-783-1632 | Fax: 845-783-9082 | Email: fpcmonroeoffice@yahoo.com

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Today is:

Annual Habitat for Humanity Walk for Housing

The Annual Walk for Housing helps Habitat Newburgh continue to build homes, communities and hope. It is also a major advocacy event to bring attention to the issue of substandard and poverty housing here in the City of Newburgh and around the world. When Habitat dedicated its 50th house in November of 2011, they set a bold new goal to meet the need for quality affordable housing in this city – build their next 50 Houses in just 5 years. Driven by a desire to do more to help families struggling with the substandard and poverty housing conditions many face, Habitat has embraced this ambitious goal. With your support, they are able to step up their capacity to build at this rate and help more families escape the cycle of poverty housing.

Come and join in helping Habitat reach its goals. Lynn Costa has agreed to be a walkathon captain, representing out church.

The walkathon will be held on Sunday, April 27. Registration will begin at 1:00pm at the Habitat Headquarters at 125 Washington St, Newburgh. The walk will begin at 2:00pm. Following the walk, walkers are invited to the dedication of the Habitat Board Build at 34 E Parmenter Street, with an open house beginning at 3:00pm and a dedication ceremony at 3:30pm.

We’ll meet at the church at 1:00pm and carpool to Habitat’s headquarters to walk the 5k trail past houses that have been built by community groups, including PRESBYBUILD. Call the office at 783-1632 to sign up.

For more information, visit the Habitat Website: http://www.habitatnewburgh.org/events/walk-for-housing/.

Hudson Valley Opera presents Titanic Revisited

The Hudson Valley Opera presents Titanic Revisited. Everthing from Back and Irving Berlin to waltzes by Strauss and ragtime by Scott Joplin, from Irish jigs to melodies from the opera. In this exciting and toe-tapping delicious concert, Maestro Ron De Fesi recreates the original musical arrangements played by Titanic's band in the salons and dining halls, and finally, on deck that fateful night. Those now legendary musicians may be gone from this world, but the echo of their music lives once more.

Two shows are available:

  • Sunday, April 27, 2014, beginning at 3:00pm, at the United Presbyterian Church of Middletown, 25 Orchard St.
  • Sunday, May 4, 2014, beginning at 3:00pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mornoe, 142 Stage St.

A fabulous Titanic-inspired reception follows the concert.

Admission is $25.00 for Adults, $12.00 for students, and free under 12.

Call 845-661-0544 for tickets and information of visit the website: http://www.hotopera.com

What is 'Per Capita'?

Per Capita is the administrative cost of our higher governing bodies. It is based on the number of active members in each congregation. Every congregation is expected to pay the Per Capita for the entire year. Our church will pay:

  • $30.50 per Member for 2014
  • $6,679.50 for the whole congregation for 2014

Many of you use the Per Capita envelope in your boxes. If you do not have the Per Capita envelope but would like to contribute your portion, you can send a check to the church office with 'Per Capita' written in the memo line. The amount is figured as follows:

  1. 2 adult members: 2 x $30.50 = $61.00
  2. 2 adult members + one confirmed youth member: 3 x $30.50 = $91.50
  3. 1 adult member + 1 confirmed youth member: 2 x $30.50 = $61.00

Thank you everyone!