Pleasant Women Reading this Summer
May – Redfield Farm by Judith Redline Coopey
June – The Surrogate by Judith Henry Wall
July – Kidnapped by the Taliban by Dilip Joseph, MD
August – The Women Jefferson Loved by Virginia Scharff
The Pleasant Women Book Club meets on the second Sunday of each month at Starbucks at Whitelock and
Bruceville, at 1:30pm. All ladies who enjoy reading and discussing books are invited to show up.
(from – Worship Committee)
One of the ways the Point Pleasant UMC congregation was invited to explore Lent this year, was through the ancient practice of fasting and prayer. The invitation was to skip a meal and spend the time instead in reading and spiritual devotion. Additionally, folks could give the money they would have spent on the meal in a meaningful way of their choosing. Here is a sample of what those who participated shared about their experience.
· I had a creative time with God. It was a blessing.
· Peacefulness. Joy.
· Blessed by fasting and prayer after finals with my best friend.
· I was calm and it gave me time to pray and close my eyes at day time. I remembered my grandma.
· Shortly after I meditated, my friend was extubated. Glory be to God!
· Reread the book of James—great reflective time and a peaceful prayer opportunity.
· I am thankful for this time. I prayed for my grandparents to get a new house so they won't have to walk up a flight of stairs every day.
· I had the opportunity to give money to someone who needed it. My grandson was with me and it led to an amazing conversation about our responsibility to share our resources.
· A moment of peace in God's presence.
We're so thankful for these Lenten Blessings and the opportunity to grow in our faith. If you're interested in more information about fasting: www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-does-the-united-methodist-church-say-about-fasting
Kids Gain Theatrical
Experience at EGUMC Musical Workshop
The Musical Theater Workshop is sponsored by the Elk Grove United Methodist Church. There are workshops in makeup, costuming, singing, dancing and acting. The cost is $50 for 1 child, $40 for the 2nd child, (scholarships are available). For ages: graduated from 1st grade through 6th grade.
This year’s workshop begins June 29th through July 3rd, and continues July 6th through July 10th; from 9am to noon each day at Elk Grove United Methodist Church, 8986 Elk Grove Blvd.
There will be three performances on Sunday, July 12th. The first two are at Elk Grove UMC’s Sanctuary; one at 8:30am and the other at 11am. The last showing is at 6pm at Point Pleasant UMC, in the Great Room.
No singing, dancing or acting experience required. Contact the PPUMC church office for registration forms.
The hands of thousands will join together in service during Change the World weekend, May 16-17, by working to help communities all over the world. Our project this year will benefit two communities that help make up our family here.
Día del Niño (Children's Day)
Saturday, May 16 - Bring your children to Día del Niño (Children's Day) at Point Pleasant UMC. We invite our Spanish, English and Khmer speaking families and friends to a day of games, arts and crafts, food and beverages, storytelling and music. There will be activities for all ages, and it's all free.
Activities start off at 10am on the lawn behind Fellowship Hall and inside the Hall. There will be carnival booths with prizes and food for children and adults, and the ever-popular Pinatas. Throughout the day there will be hot dogs and nachos, popcorn and soft drinks provided at no charge by members of PPUMC.
This year, the children will learn how to make homemade corn tortillas. There will also be a penny drive to buy pencils and other school items for School Kits that our church will be “building” this summer, to be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
We are calling it “Pennies for Pencils and More for UMCOR,” encouraging children to save pennies to help buy pencils for other children in other countries by teaming up with UMCOR. This is a perfect match since Día del Niño was created to empower children through education.
Interested in helping out? Teens and adults are needed to help with setting up and working the game booths, and food prep and service. Each game booth shift is only an hour. The food prep includes cooking hot dogs, making popcorn and serving up nachos. Donations of food items are needed. Contact the church office or see Elsa Eliason if you can help.
Cambodian Eggroll with Rice Bowl Fundraiser
Sunday, May 17 – Our Cambodian brothers and sisters are holding an Eggroll with Rice Bowl Fundraiser to purchase hygiene and first aid supplies for villagers in Cambodia this summer. It’s easier to travel with cash and purchase necessities for the villages they visit, than traveling with suitcases of supplies.
The idea of an Eggroll Fundraiser was born when our missionaries found that the only way to get their suitcases across a Cambodian lake was to float them across in large plastic bags last summer. It worked, but this year we hope it will be easier to get supplies to those in need.
The eggrolls will be served with a bowl of fried rice. The donation for this meal is $7.00. Just fill out an order form (found in an “apple” basket) in both the Fellowship Hall and near the doors to the Great Room in the Ministry Center. You pay for the meals when you pick them up from the Fellowship Hall on May 17. If you have any questions, contact the church office or see Savanna Thaing.