FAQ's

Baptisms:

If you are a member of The Yellow Frame Presbyterian you may present children for the Sacrament of Baptism, and it is part of the Session’s (not the clergy person: the Session consists of 12 church members elected by the congregation) responsibilities to approve all baptisms. In addition to members of Yellow Frame Church, any parent who is an active member of a Christian Church somewhere (regardless of denomination) may present a child for baptism here at Yellow Frame on behalf of their home church, and in such cases, Yellow Frame would celebrate the sacrament on behalf of that church, with the Session here at Yellow Frame obtaining permission from the parent’s home clergy person for Yellow Frame to do so (the name and phone number of that clergy person will be needed.) Being a member of a church is necessary as we believe baptism is about the parent(s) making a promise to teach the Christian Faith to the child, and to do so in the context of a local church, and with the local church also making a promise to help teach the faith to the child. In all cases, Baptism is not about making the child Christian, or “safe,” or loved by God. Each child is already loved by God. Baptism is primarily about the parental promise to teach and model the Christian faith to the child, and the congregation’s promise to help in that process.

For those parents who are not formally part of a Christian Church, but would consider becoming a member of Yellow Frame, the Session receives new members twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring.  The only condition for the Session receiving you as a new member is your regularly attending services for several months prior to your request to become a new member.  Some churches require “new member classes,” but we feel the best way for you to make an informed decision about what local church both challenges and comforts you in your spiritual journey is simply through being among us in worship and service, as opposed to sitting in a classroom nodding our heads at certain “facts.”

To schedule a baptism please click the button below. If you still have questions, contact Michael for more information.

Weddings:

Michael is available to officiate weddings here at Yellow Frame Church.

For members of Yellow Frame, church wedding fees consist of $150.00 for the custodian and $175.00 for the organist.

For non-members, there is an additional $500.00 fee for Michael’s services, and $500.00 for use of the church facilities, and a $200 custodial fee.

All uses of church property, including weddings, are approved by the Session and generally require a couple of months notice for approval. Only birdseed can be thrown on church property, no rice please.

The church sanctuary can seat 140 people comfortably and up to 180 squeezed in very tightly!

To schedule a wedding please click the button below. If you still have questions contact Michael for more information.

Funerals & Memorial Services:

Michael is available to officiate at funerals and memorial services, whether here at Yellow Frame or some other location.

For such services here at the church, the only fees involved for members are $150.00 for the custodian and $175.00 for the organist. For non-members, there is an additional $300.00 fee for Michael’s services and $500.00 for use of the church facilities, plus $150.00 for the custodian.

The Session approves all uses of church property, including funerals and memorial services.

Please note that the cemetery across the street is a separate organization, and neither Michael nor Yellow Frame Church have any say regarding the cemetery.  
For information on the cemetery, you need to call T.R. Shotwell at 973-903-5958 or Jim Hunt at 973-670-9615.

To schedule a funeral or memorial service, please click the button below. Questions can be directed to Michael.

Donation Information

Paypal:

As of May 1st, 2022 the Church now has a PayPal account. Thanks to the hard work of the Church's Treasurer, Barbara Cornwell, anyone looking to donate to the Church now has a much easier, more secure method of donating than in years past. This account can be accessed via the Donate button at the top of the page, which will direct you to the Church's PayPal Giving Fund page. There are no donation fees to use this service and it is a tax deductible donation. However, you must be within the U.S. to use this service. For people outside the U.S. or those unable to use the Giving Fund page, please see the International Donation Information section below.

Please note: Each time you make a donation through PayPal, you will receive an email from them confirming the donation. This is the documentation needed if you plan to write off your donations for tax purposes at the end of the year. If you plan on writing the donations off, do not delete the confirmation emails!

The Old Fashioned Way:

If you prefer to donate the old fashioned way, don't worry, that hasn't gone away!

Every Sunday during Church the offering plate will go around just as it always has if you prefer to make donations in person.

If you want to donate the old fashioned way but can't make it to Church on Sunday, you can always mail your donation to the Church.
Please make sure to put ATTN: Treasurer on the envelope so we know where it's going when we receive it!

The Church's mailing address is:

The Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church
1 Yellow Frame Road
Newton, NJ
07860

International Donation Information

For those generous donors outside the U.S. that would like to donate to the Church, please utilize the Donate button below this information. However, please be aware that there is a credit card fee associated with this method of donation. If you would like to ensure that the Church receives the full amount you intended to donate, please select the check box asking if you would like to cover this cost. It would be greatly appreciated.

If you are within the U.S. and are able to use the PayPal Giving Fund which can be accessed through the Donate button at the top of the page, we would highly recommend that as a first choice.

If you are unable to use the Giving Fund donation page, please utilize this Donation button below.

If clicking the button does not bring up the PayPal donation screen, please ensure that you are not blocking pop-up's on this page :)