Vacation Bible School July 6-10, 2015
Vacation Bible School is nearly here! Save the dates -- July 6-10 from 3-6pm in the Ministry Center.
Kids embark on an “icy” mountain adventure—right here at PPUMC! At Everest VBS, kids will explore one of the most majestic, beautiful (and sometimes dangerous!) places on earth.
Kids will join Climbing Crews to “trek” through our 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!
Registration form in English
Registration from in Spanish
UMCOR Sewing Day!
August 1, 2015 – 8 am to 5 pm (Lunch provided)
Isabel Albelo will be organizing a Sewing Day to make the canvas bags for UMCOR School Kits. This project is for Isabel's Girl Scout Gold Award. Materials will be provided to construct 100 bags. Then on August 29th, the bags will be filled with school supplies for donation to UMCOR.
We need seamstresses! Please bring your sewing machine, pins and scissors. All other supplies will be provided. Our goal is to complete the construction of 100 bags. If we have additional materials and hands to work, who knows, we may get over 100 bags done!
If you don't sew, we need a few people that can iron. If you can't come for the whole day, please attend as long as you can. Contact the church office if you can help, so a head count is obtained for lunch. Thanks!
SSP Off to San Diego
By Linda Harrell
The fundraising in complete, the adult participants are ready for the drive, and the youth are anxiously awaiting this new adventure. On July 18th your SSP mission team will head out for San Diego for an urban-style mission trip.
I cannot begin to thank each of you enough for all your support this year. You can continue your support by writing a note the participants. Watch for a complete list and address in the announcements and e letter.
EGUMC Kid’s Musical Workshop Comes to Point Pleasant
The Elk Grove Methodist Church’s Children’s Musical is bringing their production of “Spend Awhile on the Nile - The Mighty Ancient Hero Cruise” by Christy & Daniel Semsen, to Point Pleasant on Sunday, July 12th during the 6pm service in the Great Room.
Everyone is invited to see what these talented kids have been working on.
A group of Point Pleasant’s children are also in the musical and they’re very excited to present the show to their friends at EGUMC during their morning services, then performing at PPUMC for their church family for the evening service. You don’t want to miss this powerful worship.
Rummage Sale in August!!!
What? It is not February – so it can’t be rummage sale time – but it is. EGUMC has graciously offered to let us use their church again. We have been so blessed with donations that the need for a second sale has occurred.
Mark your calendar for August 7th & 8th for the sale. Set up will be Thursday, August 6th starting at 8:30am. You can bring your donations to church on Sunday the 2nd after each service, or if you have large items or a lot we will pick up on Thursday the 6th. Please come join us in the sorting and unpacking of the donated items - you never know when you are going to find a treasure.
Community Garden Open House
By Tracy Slavin
This is year #5 for growing vegetables for the community and the Elk Grove Food Bank at PPUMC.
The Community Gardeners will be hosting Fellowship following the 9am, 11am and 6pm services out in the garden, on Sunday, August 2nd. The Cambodian congregation is invited to attend a shared Fellowship with the 11am group at 12:30pm, before heading to the Hall for their worship service.
There will be grilled goodies and sample dishes from family gardeners.
The Community Gardeners learned a lot about growing produce during the past four years, trying new planting and watering methods. Nearly all of the garden plots are set up on automatic drip systems, helping to conserve water, energy and time.
Our gardening family includes: Nayyar Sarfaraz and family, Pastor Neal, Tracy & Jan Stendahl-Slavin, Vickie & Bryan Campbell, Ashley & Taylor Krueger, Jaime, Celeste & Pierce Schulz, Deb Holbrook, Patty, Russ & Mitch King, Chuck Hamilton, Linda & Antonio Floyd-Eguia, JoAnn Floyd, the Cambodian Congregation’s mega-plot and the Point Pleasant Pre-Skills Academy has a tidy garden on the northeast area of the garden.
In addition to the family plots where families design, plant and maintain their own plots, (with the help of their neighbors) there are separate squash, cucumber and melon areas; a section with a variety of peppers including Point Pleasant’s own Ed Kynaston’s “Ed’s Best Peppers” (now being sold at Green Acres Nursery); eggplants, many varieties of tomatoes, standard and heirloom; and the orchard yielded plums, apricots and quite a few cherries this year. The produce grown in these areas are for the Elk Grove Food Bank and anyone hungry for fresh, organically grown produce.
Come take a stroll through the PPUMC Garden, it is guaranteed to improve your outlook.
School Kit Building Brunch
By Jan Stendahl
It’s not too soon to start planning for our School Kit Building Brunch to benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) School Kits program.
The Missions Committee has set aside Saturday, August 29th for the UMCOR School Kit Building Brunch, starting with a hosted brunch at 10am. Once everyone has eaten, the school kit supplies will be set out, and the fun begins! This is an activity that brings together the church family from all four services. You 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 asks the congregation’s help in collecting items that go in the school kits. See the Wish List
for the items needed. The Wish List is very specific, varying any item will make it unsuitable for the school kits.
Isabel Albelo is making a batch of carrying bags for us, as her Girl Scouts Gold Award. She will lead a group of folks on August 1, to create 100 bags.
The congregation and families who attended Dia del Nino played a part in this mission project. They had a “penny drive”, collecting “Pennies for pencils and more for UMCOR”. This coin drive brought in $290. 27 to purchase school kits supplies.
Wish List for School Kits
Each Kit Contains:
• 1 pair blunt scissors—rounded tip (no plastic scissors)
• 3 pads of paper—8 1/2 x 11 spiral notebooks (no composition notebooks)
• 1 30-centimeter ruler (12 inch, no advertising, religious, patriotic, military markings please)
• 1 hand held pencil sharpener (with compartment to catch pencil shavings)
• 6 unsharpened pencils with erasers (no advertising, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please)
• 1 pencil eraser, 2 1/2 ” (think pink school eraser)
• 1 box of 24 crayons (only 24 count)
These items are then placed in a prepared 14” x 16” (finished size) cloth bag with 2 handles. These school kit bags are being produced by Isabel Albelo as her Girl Scouts Gold Award Project.
By multiplying the list above by 100, (the number of kits we hope to build) EVERYONE can join in the shopping fun!
Put your school kit items in the marked boxes in the Fellowship Hall and the Ministry Center lobby. The donations will be inventoried weekly to keep an accurate list of needs for our kit project.