The Point Pleasant Community Garden breaks their annual
donation record to the Elk Grove Food Bank again this year, with a
total donation of 4,237 pounds of fresh produce!
Many thanks to our family of growers and “friends of the garden”
who help with the work throughout the season.
We hope 2017 is a great growing year!
As of Fall 2016, the Point Pleasant Community Garden located at PPUMC just completed its sixth year in operation.
Each year, the garden has exceeded the previous year’s crop. 2015 saw over 3,000 pounds donated and delivered to the Elk Grove Food Bank. The common area and orchard that supplies vegetables and fruit to the Elk Grove Food Bank is entirely irrigated by drip.
The garden includes an Inspiration Garden 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 garden. There is also a designed plot so that the children can learn about gardening hands on.
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 or would like more information, please contact the church office.
Elk Grove Food Bank
Each month, PPUMC is a host of the Elk Grove Food Bank mobile pantry program. The Mobile Pantry* brings a much needed service to an area that has a high concentration of poverty and receives relatively low levels of food assistance.
*For more information, contact: www.elkgrovefoodbank.org/programs/food-closet/mobile-pantry
ESL – English as Second Language Ministry
Point Pleasant is blessed with volunteers with both the experience and heart to serve those learning English as a Second Language. Weekly, any who are interested come to practice conversational English and enjoy fellowship. In the past, the program has hosted Spanish and Mandarin speakers, however, all are welcome! Contact the church office for more information.
2nd Saturday Breakfast
We at Point Pleasant UMC partner with Elk Grove UMC on the second Saturday of each month. Point Pleasant UMC joins together in service and fellowship with Elk Grove UMC to serve at their Community Breakfast*. Sign up to serve!
*Elk Grove UMC serves the community and neighbors who are in need by offering a warm breakfast every Saturday morning from 8 – 10, and a great lunch every Sunday from 11:30 AM– 1:00 PM.
For more information, go to: www.elkgroveumc.org/get-involved/weekend-meal/
Worship at The Meadows – 2:00pm, First Sunday of the Month
On the first Sunday of each month, Point Pleasant United Methodist Church leads the worship service, which includes a short sermon and singing, at The Meadows – A Senior Assisted Living facility. It is located at 9325 E Stockton Blvd in Elk Grove, CA.