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Worshipping at the Lamington Crossroads Since 1740
Celebrating 275 Years of Ministry!
 
A Family of Faith Wrapping our Arms around God's World
and Making Jesus Christ a Way of Life
through worship, as we praise and glorify God;
through mission, as we embody God's love in service to the World;
through study, as we listen for God's Word in body, spirit and mind;
through giving, as we express gratitude to God;
through fellowship, as we love and care for one another.
 
 
Please Join Us for Sunday Worship at 10:15AM
(See below for summer worship time change information.)
 
Beginning July 5, summer worship will start at 9:15AM.
We will return to our regular worship time of 10:15AM
on September 13 – Kick-Off Sunday.
 
 
Thank You 
Rev. Brooks Smith

The Lamington Church Congregation is most grateful to Rev. Brooks Smith for providing a uniquely insightful and engaging ministry during this interim. His empathetic and warm nature combined with his experience was a blessing to our Church as a whole, and to those who are celebrating joyful times or enduring sorrowful times in their personal lives. Brooks provided pastoral care to those unable to travel and frequently met with committees and individuals who needed his advice and counsel, as well as leading discussion groups which were invigorating and interesting. We are, indeed, indebted to him for his time and efforts given gracefully during the past few months. Rev. Smith's last day preaching at Lamington Church is Sunday, August 30.

Kick-Off Sunday & Welcome Back BBQ Sunday, September 13
 
We will celebrate Kick-Off Sunday by having our annual BBQ on the front lawn immediately following our 10:15AM worship service on Sunday, September 13. Tables will be set up; but if you prefer to picnic, please bring a blanket to sit on the lawn. Invite a friend to come and introduce them to Lamington Church. 
 
To help make this day fun and special we need many volunteers for all the various jobs such as--set-up, clean-up and food preparation. Please call Shelley Ricco with questions at (908) 510-6961, and to sign-up for a task, click here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F45A4AF2CA3F94-kickoff
 
Take a walk on the Asia Trail! All are welcome to join Pam and David Smith after the barbeque on Kick-Off Sunday for a walking tour of the Asia Trail. Come and enjoy a leisurely walk and experience the natural beauty of the land across the street. Please wear comfortable footwear for walking--sneakers, hiking boots or flat, rubber soled shoes.
 
(Note: LPC will resume its 10:15AM Sunday Worship time on this day.)
Lamington Choir

 

The Lamington Choir will resume their Sunday morning rehearsals on September 13—Kick Off/Welcome Back Sunday. The Choir practices are from 8:45AM-10:00AM in the Choir Loft before Sunday worship. If you have any questions about the choir or are interested in joining, please email Jim Goldsworthy, Director of Music at goldsworthy@rider.edu.

Reasons Why 
You Should Join 
The Lamington Bell Choir

  • A handbell program provides a fun way to work together and share fellowship.
  • Handbells are accessible to all levels of musicians – even those with no prior musical experience!

Please join Julia Beckmann in the choir loft on September 13 after the BBQ for a mini-handbell workshop. We will learn the basics of handbell ringing and learn a piece together. All ages are welcome. If you are interested in joining the handbell choir, please email Julia at jaybeckmann92@gmail.com. The Lamington Bell Choir meets once a week and performs regularly throughout the year. A rehearsal schedule will be determined after our first meeting/rehearsal – tell your friends and family, everyone is invited!

 
 

Welcome 
Rev. Jacquelynn Collins Van Vliet

The Temporary Pastor Search Committee and the Session of Lamington Presbyterian Church are very proud and pleased to announce the arrival of Rev. Jacquelynn Collins Van Vliet.

Reverend Van Vliet begins her ministry as Interim Pastor to the community of faith at Lamington Presbyterian Church on September 1, 2015. Her first Sunday preaching is September 6.

Jacqui grew up at the Jersey shore where playing at the beach was year-round recreation. Her earliest memories of church involved attending Sunday worship and Sunday School in Harvey Cedars with her maternal grandparents. She loved hearing the many stories of Jesus, especially in boats and on the sea, which made her feel right at home.  

She earned a B.A. in History from Houghton College and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University. Jacqui received her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. 

Jacqui served West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ for over ten years as the Director of Children’s Ministries and Lay Ministries; Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York City for over two years as the Interim Director of Educational Ministries and most recently at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA doing interim, transitional ministry for almost three years as the Supply Associate Pastor to Children and Family Ministries. Additionally, Jacqui has worked outside of the church -- in educational, social services, and health related fields—teaching, coordinating and supervising programs for all ages.

Jacqui is the mother of, Rachel, a learning specialist teacher at a public school in Vermont. When not at church she enjoys the outdoors, reading, and being by the ocean at any season of the year.

During this time of transition, Jacqui looks forward to sharing the journey and ministry with the community of faith at Lamington as well as the Presbytery of Elizabeth and, once again, feeling right at home.  

 

We're Having A Party!
Save The Date--
Saturday, November 21, 2015

It’s a celebration party! The Lamington Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 275th Anniversary! Join us on Saturday, November 21, for an old-fashion family square dance and dinner at the Oldwick Fire House. It is going to be a wonderful evening filled with good food, dancing and fellowship--be sure to bring the whole family and invite a few of your friends too! Watch for more details. Time to be determined. If you have questions, please call Shelley Ricco at (908) 510-6961.

IMPORTANT—We Need Your Help!

As the Lamington community begins its journey through this transition period to a new permanent pastor, communications will take on added importance. The Session is committed to keeping the Congregation informed as to progress/next steps in the search—initially for a temporary pastor and ultimately the permanent pastor, along with current events that are happening at Lamington Presbyterian Church (LPC).
 
Two such critical communication methods that we will be using for sending out announcements are—the LPC email distribution list and the hard copy Church Directory.
 
Here is how you can help:
 
Your email address: If you have an email, but are not on the LPC email distribution list, we invite you to join by sending an email to Regina Morris, Office Manager, at lamchurch@aol.com with details. If you currently have an email on the distribution list but it needs updating, please provide that that information to Regina as well.
 
The Church Directory: Please review the current Church Directory. If your listed address or telephone number is outdated, please notify Regina—by phone at (908) 572-7013, email at lamchurch@aol.com, or US Postal service (Lamington Presbyterian Church, 355 Lamington Road, Bedminster, NJ, 07921). Upon your request, Regina will send you the latest Directory electronically via email or through the postal service.
 
Thank you very much for your support and do not hesitate to contact any member of the Session with questions or comments.