Kids embark on an “icy” mountain adventure—right in your church!
At Everest VBS, you’ll explore one of the most majestic, beautiful (and sometimes dangerous!) places on earth.
Kids will join Climbing Crews to “trek” through your Everest VBS, discovering God’s power and promises all along the way. Kids learn to overcome obstacles—with God’s awesome power. When you make it to the top of Everest, you’re at the highest point on earth. But Jesus is higher still! He promises to provide, to comfort, to love us forever, and more.
At Everest, your kids learn that his awesome power is enough to overcome any “mountain” or problem in their lives. Kids become anchored in rock-solid Bible truths—ready to face life’s challenges.
Everest VBS brings kids together—kids who are happy, hurting, curious, doubtful, wonderful, wounded, and weak. In five days of mountain adventure, you’ll help them discover God’s mighty power. Kids will leave as more confident, faith-filled people ready to pursue a lifelong friendship with Jesus—no matter what!
Click here for the English registration form.
Click here for the Espanol (Spanish) form.
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 Workshop schedule is Monday through Friday, from 9am to noon, beginning on June 30 and ending on July 11. There will be two performances at Elk Grove Methodist on Sunday, July 13, at 8:30am and 10am; plus a repeat performance at Point Pleasant UMC in the Great Room during the 6pm service. The cost is $50 for 1 child, $35 for the 2nd child, (scholarships are available). For ages: graduated from 1st grade through 6th.
No experience required. Call the PPUMC office for info.
Sunday School Promotion
The school year is drawing to a close and so is Sunday school. On Sunday, June 7th at 10am we will celebrate in the Great Room of the Ministry Center. Come hear about what we learned this year and congratulate the students and teachers. Sure hope to see you there. Classes will resume in the Fall.
Celebrate Our Grads!
On June 7th at all three English speaking services we will be recognizing our graduating Seniors as they head off to a new adventure. Please come join in and celebrate with our graduates and their families.
High School Graduates:
Promoting from 8th Grade:
Community Garden Spring 2015
By Tracy Slavin
The Point Pleasant Community Garden located at PPUMC is entering its fifth year. Each year has brought new and exciting additions to the garden, this year is no different. First of all, the Inspiration Garden Project is complete with a patio made up of engraved bricks, a shaded pergola, chairs and benches, landscaping and worship materials for those wishing to spend time relaxing in the our garden.
This spring we have expanded our irrigation delivery system so that those wishing to switch to drip irrigation can do so. With the ongoing drought, we want to insure that everyone has the opportunity to water their gardens as efficiently as possible. Several of our gardeners have already taken advantage of the expanded delivery system and installed drip irrigation on their individual plots. The common area and orchard that supplies vegetables and fruit to the Elk Grove Food Bank is entirely irrigated by drip.
Speaking of the Food Bank, we have completed planting most of the common area. We have over 50 tomato plants, along with mild and hot peppers, eggplant, melons, and summer and winter squash. And to go along with the Pre-Skills Academy, there is a designated plot so that the children can learn about gardening hands on.
We hope to exceed the 3,500 pounds of produce that we delivered to the food bank last year. We are always looking for volunteers who can help harvest and or deliver the produce to the Food Bank during the summer. If you can help out please contact the church office.
Linda Floyd applied for and won a $250 grant from Thrivent, a Lutheran Credit Union. The funds were used to build two raised beds complete with climbing structures and a drip watering system. The funds were also used to purchase plumbing supplies for water faucets at nearly every family growing area.
The community garden is just that, the community’s garden so please feel free to come out and walk around and relax in the inspiration garden. There is plenty of room for new gardeners so let us know if you are ready to try out your green thumb.
School Kit Building Brunch
By Jan Stendahl
It’s not too soon to start planning for our School Kit Building Brunch to benefit benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) School Kits program. You may recall that we sent a Volunteers in Mission team to Utah in January to work at UMCOR’s Western Depot. There, the group put together over 3000 school kits in 4 days.
An important reason to travel to do this work was to bring back opportunities for our church family to experience this fun activity without leaving Point Pleasant! Saturday, August 29th, the church family is invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall for a School Kit Building Brunch.
The Missions Committee is hosting a scrumptious brunch that will be followed by everyone working in assembly-line fashion to put together hundreds of school kits. This “Kit Building Party” will find people of all ages and abilities working together with a common goal – to provide the basic needs for a child to be equipped to attend school in all parts of the world.
Between now and August 29th the Mission Committee is asking the congregation’s help in collecting items that go in the school kits. Soon you’ll see posters around the church specifically showing what is needed for each kit.
Isabel Albelo is making a batch of carrying bags for us, as her Girl Scouts Gold Award. We also have a group of sew-ers who will make additional bags as needed, by very carefully following the pattern obtained from UMCOR. (As the Volunteers in Mission team noted in their worship presentation back in February, the majority of kits worked on in Utah had bags that were made incorrectly and had to be replaced.)
When you see the posters specifically showing the items needed and the number of items needed, you will be invited to start bringing them to church. The Adult Mission Team’s goal is 200 kits, minimum! What do you think?