Your smiling face is needed to make your new Absecon Presbyterian Church’s directory complete! Sign up today with the link here or below this sample picture. If we fill up our four days of photos, Lifetouch will add another day, so the sooner you sign up the better! For more complete information, see the pastor’s letter below!

Church Directory Photo Sign-up

Dearest Friends,

Smile! You are wanted for a great community building exercise this November that will also help provide nutritious meals to your neighbors in need. I’m inviting you to be part of your Absecon Presbyterian Church’s 2019 Church Directory!

Your participation is needed to make this directory complete. All you do is pick a time, show up and let the camera do the rest! You can make this a directory that both captures this moment in the life of your church and secures the maximum donation from the photographer to feed local families. I am hopeful that we will have 100% participation, but it will take you to make that happen.

Lifetouch has agreed to do the photographs at NO COST to you (except for about 1 hour of your time) and they will even publish the directories at NO COST to the church. You will receive a FREE 8x10 portrait, a printed directory and access to an electronic directory just for getting your photo taken. (In fact, the only true cost to the church will be if you choose to submit a photo rather than get yours taken.)

Photography sessions have been scheduled for four days in November:

  • Friday, November 2 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 14 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 15 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You can sign up for your photography session starting Sunday, September 30, in any one of three convenient ways:

  • On Sunday before or after services on the signup sheet.

  • Click right here on weekdays, Monday to Friday. (Note: Online signups will not be available on Saturday or Sunday to allow for paper signups on Sunday at church without double booking slots. Once the on-line schedule is uploaded after church, online signups will be opened up again.)

  • By phone from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the evening.

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, call Louise Speitel at (609) 412-5157

    • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, call Ann Wallace at (201) 991-1340

For your convenience, all photography and portrait viewing will be scheduled in 15-minute blocks and take place in Madden Hall at the church with no sitting fee. You will have a variety of poses taken and one pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to you free 8x10 portrait and directories, you will have the opportunity to order additional portraits on the day of your portrait session, but the company has promised to limit the sales pitch, asking us to give feedback if it goes too far. Lifetouch’s portrait price lists are available in the church office for those would like them prior to photography, and every Absecon Presbyterian Church participant will receive 20% off those prices.

This is a great opportunity to get a professional portrait done for yourself and be a part of the ministry of your church. Not only will this directory help you and me, your new pastor, to put names to faces, but Lifetouch will also give $2 for every sitting (no purchase necessary) to a “Feed the Need” charity chosen by the church. Plus, if you bring in a non-perishable food item on the day of your photographs, you will receive an additional $5.00 coupon towards your photo purchase if you choose to make one.

I hope you will take advantage of this no purchase necessary way to remember your church family in this new season at Absecon Presbyterian Church, get closer as a community, and serve people in need around you.

In Gratitude for Your Upcoming Participation,

Drew Mangione
Your Pastor

P.S. Your photography session will take about an hour, during which time you will check-in, be photographed and view your portraits.