Hain and Mary Swope live in Clifton, NJ. Hain was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA, and pursued his higher education at George Washington University where he earned both his undergrad in pharmacy and law degree. He is an experienced chemical intellectual property attorney who officially retired from Gibbons PC in Newark in 2007, and has remained with them in a part-time capacity since his retirement. Mary was born in Elizabeth, NJ, and moved to Clifton when she was 10 years old and has lived there ever since. She furthered her education at Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Montclair, NJ. She is a retired legal secretary. They have been married for 32 years and have raised four children together, have 3 grandchildren – Emily, 15, Sarah, 11, and their youngest, 6-month old, Andrew, will be baptized here at FCC on November 10th. They were introduced to FCC by Heather Cherrey who was their Pastor at St. Paul’s UCC in Nutley. They made a commitment to travel when they got married and have lived up to that commitment over the years. They belong to the North Jersey Corvette Club–driving with club members on both short and long trips, social dinners, and sponsoring an annual car show that raises money for charities. They enjoy most of the summers at their retreat in the Poconos. Music and reading are other passions of both. Hain plays both classical and jazz piano. Mary likes to sew, cook, and bake.
Sunday October 15th, 2017The Stake
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Upcoming at FCC!The Labyrinth Walks are open every Wednesday (except holidays) from 6-8pm. These weekly walks are open and unstructured time for meditation and prayerful walking on this ancient path and practice. All are welcome -- no experience necessary! See "Going Deeper" page for more info.
Bible Study, Sunday mornings 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the church library.
Worship Service, Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.
New Members’ Inquiry Classes, Oct 22, 29 and Nov 5, after worship. If you’ve been attending at FCC and feel we may be your spiritual home please join us for our New Members’ classes this fall. (New members will be received in worship on November 19.) Child care is available upon request.
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Halloween Costume Party (fundraiser)! Saturday October 28, 7:30pm. Family Fun!! Dress in Costumes ...Dancing in the Guild Room ...Silent Movie with the Organ in the Sanctuary. Fundraiser for FCC Youth Group. Tickets: adult $15; kids $10; couple $25; family fun pack $40.
FCC Book Club Discussion Nov 3, 7:30 in the Guild Room. The first read of the new FCC Book Club is a searing and profound Southern odyssey by Jesmyn Ward called "Sing, Unburied, Sing." See calendar link below for details.
Help Serve Local Homeless Families Through IHN November 7, 9 & 11 at Union Congregational Church - 176 Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair. Sign up to volunteer by going to: www.tinyurl.com/nov2IHN!
See FCC Calendar link below for more details and additional events!
Still Speaking Lecture Series
(Child care is available).
Sunday morning Bible Study will be held in the church library from 9:15 to 10:15 am.
Coffee Hour after service (in the Guild Room).
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Wednesday Eve Labyrinth Walks
Open labyrinth walk in Sanctuary 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday evenings (closed on holidays) . See "Going Deeper" page for more info.