5th Sunday After Epiphany January 30, 2022
Rev. Dr. Merideth Mueller-Bolton to preach: "When in Doubt, Love"
Text: 1st Scripture Reading 1 John 4:7-11, 2nd Scripture Reading Luke 10:25-28
Meeting of First Presbyterian Church of Mendham
The Session hereby calls for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation February 13th
immediately following 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. Please mark your calendar.
January 30th, 2022 – IMPORTANT NOTICE
Virtual worship will continue
to be broadcast via our usual YouTube
Unfortunately, Hilltop has again been the target of some unscrupulous activity, with someone posing as the pastor and asking for "help" from unwitting congregations members. Hilltop is not alone as a victim of this scam. It has been around a few years and every church with a website is a potential target. It works this way: the scammers go to the church website and comb through newsletters for names, emails and cell phone numbers of church members. They also learn the name of the pastor from the website. Then, they "phish" for additional contact with members by creating a false but believable email address (or a random phone number for texts). They send vague messages posing as the pastor, asking for help with an unspecified matter, and instruct victims about how to contact them, via email or text. Unfortunately, there's no good recourse for such scams, as they haven't hacked existing emails or phone numbers and there's no effective way to trace them. The best defense is to be aware of any suspicious communications and DO NOT RESPOND. Simply delete them, or if you're unsure, check by calling or writing the Office or Pastor at their official church numbers and emails.