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We are delighted you have found us online and hope these pages will give you a sense of the vibrant, engaged and caring community we call our church family. Be our guest for Sunday worship and meet some of the folks who make this place special.

Worship Schedule

9:45 am Worship

For people of all ages, our 9:45 am service runs concurrently with church school.  Children and youth (K-8) join us for the first 15 minutes of the service; younger children go directly to their classes.  A variety of musical offerings are provided by the Chancel Choir, adult or youth ensembles,  or one of our children's choirs

11:15 am Worship

This service is for those who enjoy a more relaxed start to their morning and prefer a more intimate environment. Musical offerings most often feature soloists and ensemble groups, with the Chancel Choir singing on occasion. Nursery care is provided through age 4.

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Announcements

Cookie Walk & Christmas Treasures

Saturday, December 10

9:30 am  -  1:00 pm

Come and support mission!  Choose some homemade cookies to eat or as a gift!  Shop our popular Christmas treasures, find a gift basket!  A lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit while supporting mission. 

Christmas Joy!

Christmas Joy! Our very own Rev. Halldorson is featured at the end of the December "Keeping Faith" video created by the Presbyterian Mission Agency. He is at the end. The entire video is well worth the watch! Also featured are children from the Menual School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When you donate box tops, this is the school the tops support. 
https://www.facebook.com/pcusa/

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Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 18

*9:45 am and 11:15 am 

A very special worship service blending music performed by all of our music groups, along with youth and adult leaders sharing scripture and featuring an orchestra.  Don't miss this family-friendly celebration of Advent and Christmas! (*Note: There was an error in "Tidings" these are the correct times.)

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Advent Wreath Making & Ornament Making

 Sunday, December 4

2-4 pm, Mulford Hall

Join us for this annual PCCT Christmas Kickoff event!  Make an Advent Wreath out of fresh cut greens and candles hand dipped by you!  We'll also have tables to make ornaments and more. Whistle while you work, singing traditional Christmas carols and enjoying hot chocolate, homemade baked goods and fellowship time together.  Fun for all ages.  Guests welcome - the more the merrier!

Advent wreaths are $20 each to cover supplies. A free will donation of $5 for ornament making is suggested.  

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Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Support Women's Ministries AND

take a night (or two) off from cooking!

We are taking orders for home-made Chicken Pot Pies.  Order before January 8. Pick up on January 18 at PCCT from 2-6 pm. Download a form here or pick-up a form in the church

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Poinsettias & Music Fund!

It's that time of year when you can donate in honor or memory of your loved ones.  Forms are due back by Friday, December 9.

Poinsettia Donation Form

Music Program Donation Form 

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Family Promise Guests

December 4-December 11, 2017

Let's make our guests feel welcome and comfortable during this Christmas season. This very important ministry takes many hands to go smoothly.

Please sign-up HERE to help. 

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December 04
Sunday 2:00 PM
A special PCCT tradition. Families come together and make Advent wreaths, sing carols, make ornaments and enjoy the spirit of the season together.
Mulford Hall
Dec
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December 06
Tuesday 12:00 PM
A NEW DAY - Widows’ Support Group
First Tuesday of Every Month
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Halldorson Hall


This wonderful group will begin the fall season on Tuesday, September 6. The program will be "Favorite Hymns." The Tuesday, October 4 program is to be determined. Please bring a sandwich; dessert and beverages will be provided.
Coordinator: Ann Meyers
Halldorson Hall
Dec
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December 10
Saturday 9:30 AM
Dec
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December 16
Friday 6:30 PM
Dec
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December 18
Sunday

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
LESSONS & CAROLS
9:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

A very special worship service blending music performed by all of our music groups, along with youth and adult leaders sharing scripture and featuring an orchestra. Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration of Advent and Christmas!


Sanctuary
Dec
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December 24
Saturday 3:00 PM
This Christmas Eve Family Service will be on December 24 at 3:00 p.m. Janice and Cindy will work on this together. Details to follow. Parent volunteers are welcome so please let Cindy know if you can help. Let Cindy also know if you are able to bring a plate of cookies for the brief reception following the service.
The main characters, i.e., Mary, Joseph, four Shepherds, the three Wise Persons, and an Angel, will be provided with full costumes.  
 
These parts will be filled, on a FIRST COME basis, by emailing Cindy at ccaporaso@pcct-nj.org. For the music details, please email jwilliams@pcct-nj.org
 
Children with these roles are required to come 45 minutes earlier to the 3:00 service to change into costume and to go over details. Narrators will be emailed their reading parts before rehearsals.   
Other participants (Angels, Wise Persons and Shepherds) will receive head coverings and can make their choices on Christmas Eve as they enter
the Narthex prior to the service.  

Sanctuary
Dec
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December 24
Saturday 5:00 PM
The Rev. Dr. Edward M. Halldorson will give a monologue, "A Shepherd."

Music by Manna and a soloist.
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Dec
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December 24
Saturday 7:00 PM
The Rev. Thomas A. Brown preaching. Music will be by the Chancel Choir and there will be a soloist.
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Dec
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December 24
Saturday 11:00 PM
The Reverend Dr. Edward M. Halldorson will give a Monologue, "What Does He Look Like Today? Wiseman." There will be a small choir and a solist.
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Dec
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December 25
Sunday 9:45 PM
Merry Christmas! There will be one worship service today at 9:45 am. Rev. Halldorson will be preaching.
Sanctuary