Why Save Aluminum Can Tabs?
By Vicki Nicholson
For as long as I can recall PPUMC has saved tabs from aluminum cans for Ronald McDonald Houses. Recently I was the beneficiary of a similar program.
As many of you know, my husband Barry had planned surgery for mitral valve repair to his heart and Kaiser offered this type of surgery either in Santa Clara or San Francisco. We opted for the South Bay facility and ended up spending 10 nights there. On the day of surgery I saw a pamphlet about the "JW House" which operates similarly to Ronald McDonald Houses. It invites anyone caring for a family member at the hospital to stop in for rest and restoration.
After the ICU nurse suggested that I try it out for meals, I was wonderfully surprised to find a beautiful "home" which offered family suites for overnight stays, a day room with a shower and TV for someone just visiting, and free home cooked meals. Except for a couple of days, I ate all of my lunches there for just the cost of a donation. I spoke with several women who actually lived "locally" but wanted to stay overnights closer to the hospital because the constant traffic may prevent them from getting to Kaiser quickly in case of emergency.
The JW House is named for a young cancer patient who inspired the fundraising for this particular facility. However, I felt very blessed to have been able to take advantage of its hospitality.
Saving tabs is such a simple matter that helps in the ongoing operation of Ronald McDonald Houses, so I encourage all of us, including our youth, to collect any aluminum tabs for this worthwhile cause.
Mission Christmas Gifts
By Deb Holbrook
PPUMC’s Missions Committee is excited to work in Chiloquin, Oregon this year on our Christmas Shoebox project.
To help with one of our major mission activities; get a shoebox, purchase a few small gifts, toys, winter hat, gloves, socks, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, the list goes on. All items in your box should be age and gender appropriate.
Don’t want to make your own Shoebox gift? Cash donations will be accepted up to early November when our Sunday school kids will shop for you. See Linda Harrell to donate.
Larger items like coats, boots and pajamas will be purchased from the proceeds of the Missions fundraiser meal on November 1. The congregation is invited to purchase large items as well. Watch for details.
The 5th and 6th grade Sunday school class will be having a bake sale on Sunday, October 18th after the 9am and 6pm services and between the 11 and 1pm services. The proceeds will go to support our Christmas shoebox ministry to Chiloquin, Oregon. Come check out the goodies and meet the students.
By Linda Harrell
This thank you should have been written last month but my heart was so full I could not even put it on paper so I will try this month.
To have Pt. Pleasant participate in Sierra Service Project was a dream my daughter Kate and I came home with from attending our 1st SSP 16 years ago. We came to you, our church family, and not only did you give us the OK but you have embraced it. You have supported the fund raisers, let us use your vehicles, sorted endless rummage, written the participants and prayed for us. When I asked for help you have been there. You have attended the SSP services and fell in love with the changes that happened in our youth and adults.
Then, so many of you came to our single service this year and told me thanks for all I had done – it was overwhelming. As I pass the leadership of this life changing program to Patty and Russ King, I ask you to continue to show them and the youth and adults that will participate in the future the same support you have shown me. Thank you again for sharing your love with me.
We have been blessed recently with new folks attending church. We want to get to know these folks better so we are inviting one and all to a big Bunco Party on October 10th in the Ministry Center. We will gather at 6pm and be out by 8pm. There will be special activities for kids of all ages while the adults play Bunco.
Oh, you haven’t played Bunco before? Well, it is easy to learn. Watch the announcements for more details. Come join in the fun!
Thanks to your HUGE effort, we donated 212 School Kits to UMCOR, valued at $2,332! Thanks all, for shopping, building and delivering the much-needed kits.
--- Adult Mission Team
Thanks to your HUGE effort,
we donated 212 School Kits
to UMCOR, valued at $2,332!
Thanks all, for shopping,
building and delivering the
--- Adult Mission Team
Mission Committee Fundraiser
The Missions Committee is holding a Pulled Pork Sandwich Meal Fundraiser on Sunday, November 1 after all four services. All the funds raised will be used for PPUMC’s Mission projects.
The meal includes a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, cole slaw and baked beans for $8.00. Pre-orders will be taken the last two weeks of October at all services. On Sunday, November 1st, go to the Fellowship Hall after your service to pick up your pre-ordered meals.
Sierra Service Project for 2016
By Patty King
This is an invitation to all youth, 8th grade through high school, who are interested in going to Sierra Service Project or learning more about SSP in 2016. SSP provides a life changing opportunity to serve others for a week in an environment that is God centered, hard work, yet tons of FUN! If you are thinking about going, then you and a parent must attend the mandatory meeting being held in Hein Room 1 on Sunday October 4 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. At the meeting we will discuss the sites and dates we are considering and get necessary forms filled out to begin this service adventure. Again, please remember you and a parent must attend. We hope God is calling you to join us next summer. If you have questions call Patty King at 916-212-6278. Praying we see you there.
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) “Commit to the LORD whatever you do and he will establish your plans”