Sunday Worship Service  May 8th, 2022
 

 
Sunday message: Jesus – Blessed to be a Blessing

This week our guest speaker is once again Pastor Randy Young.  
He will be teaching from the Book of Genesis Chapter 12 about Abram (Abraham) and the blessing that God gave him so that he will be a blessing to the nations and later generations of his descendants.
 
Join us in-person or online every Sunday at 9:30am.
 
 
 
 
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Newark! We are so glad you are here. We invite you to join us by connecting with us in our virtual meetings and worship services.
 
We are live streaming and open for in-person Sunday worship service at 9:30am every Sunday on Youtube.
 
Thank you for visiting our page, feel free to message us if you have any questions.
 
 
 
Sunday in-person & Livestream Worship Service @ 9:30am
 
 
—-What’s new? Check it out below;—-
 
 
THIS WEEK AT FPCN
 
 
 
This past Sunday our guest speaker was, once again, Pastor Randy Young!
 
This Sunday (5/22) we will be treated to a special performance by our Celebration Bell Choir and we hope that you will join us in person or online for this joyous occasion!
 
 
We hope to see you here in person or online via our YouTube channel.
Our sermons are broadcast live on our website as well and the video is available here all week. The video stays on our YouTube channel for good.
 
Our Family Ministry is now meeting in person during Sunday morning worship every week at 9:30am
 
Youth Group meets every Thursday @7pm in person at FPCN. This is our middle school and high school group primarily. For further information please contact our Family Ministries Director at Brian@newarkpres.org
 
 
 
Our mission statement at FPC Newark is, That as followers of Jesus Christ,
we will love God, build up others
and share our faith.”
 

 

Location

First Presbyterian Church Newark
35450 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Phone: 510-258-7764
Email: office@newarkpres.org
 
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Welcome back to FPCN in-person worship. We came back to in-person service on Sunday, May 16th and have been meeting regularly ever since.
We know that many people in our church family will not be able to
attend at this time due to a number of reasons. 
 
We want to be clear that there is no pressure for anyone to attend. We support your decision to delay returning to in-person services until the time that you and those you care for are comfortable returning. We will continue having our services online.
 
If you need help, please email us at office@newarkpres.org. Your request will be forwarded to one of our team and they will assist you.
 
Please see the bottom of the page for our SSP plan.
 
We look forward to seeing you both in person and online!
 
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First Presbyterian Church of Newark
Site Specific Protection Plan (summary)
Beginning 3/16/2022
 

The State of California has modified the precautions and restrictions caused by Covid-19.   Following are points that are required by the State and County to be included in our updated plan for the church facilities.

  • We ask anyone who does not feel well to stay home. (Flu, cold, fever, covid)
  • Face coverings are not required but the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends the use of masks by everyone in indoor public settings. The CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis to determine when and how to update masking guidance, with consideration of the indicators and safety factors. 
  • Social distancing will not be required 
  • We ask that everyone respect other people and their decisions about face coverings and social distancing.

Programs with Youth:

  • We will follow the CDPH guidelines for K-12 schools.  At this time, face coverings and social distancing are not required but are recommended. The CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis to determine when and how to update masking guidance, with consideration of the indicators and safety factors. 

Group settings (Church Services, group meetings, Bell practice, Scouts)

  • Face coverings are not required but the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends the use of masks by everyone in indoor public settings. The CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis to determine when and how to update masking guidance, with consideration of the indicators and safety factors. 
  • Social distancing will not be required 
  • We ask that everyone respect other people and their decisions about face coverings and social distancing.
  • Communion will continue to be served in individual prepackaged containers.   

Food and beverage service, we recommend:

  • All persons wear food grade gloves when preparing food or drinks whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Occupancy of the kitchen shall not exceed five people.
  • All eating and drinking will be outside.

Requirements for Renters/Tenants

  • All renters/tenants will comply with the details of the Church Site-Specific Plan.  Copies of the Plan will be posted at the entrance and provided to Church staff.  Violating First Presbyterian Church requirements may be cause for termination of the rental/ use agreement.

We will continue to monitor and work with the California Department of Public Health and Alameda County Health Department for any future changes in the local guidelines and recommendations. Persons planning special events can request a review and possible modification to the guidelines. Questions can be directed to: 

  • Barbara Miller,  Buildings & Grounds Elder
  • Mike Marzano,  Corporate Trustee
Sundays at FPC Newark
 
Online Worship Service
 
9:30am
 
 
 
Come as You Are
 
We know it can be a big first step to decide to come to a new church. At FPC Newark we want you to feel comfortable and prepared for your first time. We want to let you know what to expect on a typical Sunday. 
 
What to Expect When You Come
A warm welcome and a 1hr service.
A mix of traditional hymns with contemporary praise music.
Coffee time fellowship after Sunday worship in person, 
Adult Sunday School Class at 11am on Zoom.
 
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Children’s Sunday School
Children, preschool – 6th grade, will begin meeting in person August 1st, 2021
 
OUR TEAM                         MEMBERSHIP
 
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Newark’s website. We are a church located in the East Bay of Northern California and we hope that you come by and visit. Our vision at FPC Newark is, That as followers of Jesus Christ, we will love God, build up others and share our faith.”
 
We hope you will come and visit our wonderful community of faith, which is open to all. We want to make a difference in your life and in our neighborhood and in our world.We encourage you to take a look around this site to find out more about our church family and the ministries that we offer. 
 
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Monday – Thursday | 1pm-5pm
510.258.7764
 
35450 Newark Blvd. Newark, Ca 94560
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Our History
First Presbyterian Church of Newark (FPC Newark) has been a part of the community for over 100 years, demonstrating the Lord’s word to the people of the Tri-City area of Fremont, Newark and Union City, California. Organized on July 23, 1894, the “Church on the Corner” continues to serve the community as a place of worship and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.”
What We Believe

FPC Newark is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). You can read their statement of faith by clicking here.

You can also learn more about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and what we believe in regarding specific things by clicking here.

The Lingo
How to speak Presbyterian, here are some helpful description of words that are used but might not be easily understood. These were taken from the PCUSA website and you can find more by clicking here
 
Session
This is the group of people, elected by the congregation, who make the decisions for the running of the local church. In some churches this group is called the “church council.”

 

Elders
The session is composed of elders. This doesn’t have to do with age so much as those who are considered competent and wise enough to make good decisions. There are two kinds of elders, “ruling elders” and “teaching elders.” The ruling elders come from the congregation and are elected to serve in three-year cycles. The teaching elder is the pastor. This person is called a teaching elder because a pastor has to go to many schools to get the education to preach and teach proper doctrine.

 

Book of Order
This is the rule book for the Presbyterian Church. It contains the guidelines for church life, including structure, worship and collective action. It not only tells us how to do things but also explains why. It was developed and can be modified by the General Assembly, with the ratification of a majority of the presbyteries.

Calvin and Knox
In the Presbyterian Church you will hear “Calvin Church,” “Calvin this-and-that,” as well as “Knox Church,” etc. John Calvin was a French Reformer who followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther in the 1500s. He gave us the theological foundations for our church, so we have named a lot of things after him. John Knox was a Scottish preacher who brought the teachings of John Calvin to Scotland and got the Presbyterian Church going in that country, so we have named a lot of things after him too.

“We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another, and gain instruction that we may all sit down in heaven together.” ― Lucy Mack Smith 


 
 
 
 
 
CHILDREN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STUDENT
 
 
 
 
 
MEN
 
 
 
 
 
MISSION & SERVICE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MUSIC
 
 
 
 
 
PRAYERS
 
 
 
 
 
QUILTERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMALL GROUP
 
 
 
 
 
WOMEN

 

 
The heart of First Presbyterian Church of Newark is to Love God, Build Up Others and Share Our Faith. If you would like to partner with us in reaching our community with the love of Christ and supporting the vision of FPC Newark, please click the button below to give online.  Every gift makes a difference. We thank you in advance for your support and generosity.
 
 
 

Online Giving

Giving just got easier. We’ve recently upgraded our giving platform to make it easier and more secure. Give a single gift, or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit, or credit card.
 
While you don’t have to create an account, if you do, you will be able to manage your gifts as well as get updated summaries of all of your online giving. 
 
* Please note at this time you can only give online to  the following areas, General Fund, Deacon Fund, Building Fund and our Holiday Baskets. At this time if you would like to make an gift to another fund it will need to be done by cash or check. If there is another area that you are a looking to give on a regular basis email us at office@newarkpres.org to see if arrangements could be made.