A Word From Pastor Dave . . .
Safe Ways to Stay Close to God and One Another
Yes, the pandemic is intensifying. After one very successful and safe in-week of indoor worship (in addition to our regular livestream options), the change from RED to PURPLE Covid Restrictions prevented us from remaining indoors. So last Sunday we went back outdoors with a primarily drive-in service, which went very well. While we expect that the Purple Restrictions and the weather will eventually cause us to go to livestream only; this coming week the weather looks good and we will once again offer all five options for worship and connection – including our primarily drive-in outdoor worship service in our back parking lot.
For all who enjoy singing the songs of Christmas consider the invitation from Jeremy Schulz our Director of Music about being a part of a special Christmas Choir (done safely thanks to some high-tech magic)!
A Celebration of the Life of Eleanor Price
1:00 p.m. This Saturday November 21st
(This will be an outdoor service)
GROW Classes This Week:
Two Zoom Classes to Choose From
Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m.
Your Favorite Movies Bible Study
Lead by Pastor Dave
This Week’s Grow Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2017 Disney Live-Action)
Join us for a new version of Beauty and the Beast. Five of the eight movies we have “studied” in this very fun form of Bible Study were selected by the youngest members of the Bible Study (7 children have been active participants along with 8 adults). Lots to talk about: The power of shame and the power of love, arrogance, and talking candlesticks and cups. We have great clips so that if you cannot watch the full movie, you will not be at a disadvantage.
Meeting ID: 885 5828 5422
Call in option: (669) 900 6833
Click here to see additional class materialsClick to view
The Bible Project
Lead by Ben Harrell
“Day of the Lord”
In this week’s Bible Project offering we will be looking at the phrase “The Day of the Lord”. A quick Google search lends itself to a variety of somewhat crazy answers. As always, we’ll refer back to the Book to delve into what that phrase means. Come join us! -BenClick to view
Zoom Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 991 737 1393
Call in option: (669) 900 6833
Music for Christmas is Coming!
Watch for more details about our virtual Christmas musical, which will be available to stream from home on Christmas Eve, featuring musical offerings from our Praise Band, soloists, a virtual Chancel Choir, and message from Pastor Dave. If you would like to participate in the virtual choir, the deadline to sign up is tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 18. You received an email on Friday, Nov. 13 with the subject line “PPUMC: Christmas Choir Opportunity”. Please respond to the poll at the bottom of that email.
New Small Group – T.K.A.I.B.!!
Tuesdays 9:00 p.m.
Parents with school-age children…do you miss the ability to slip away for an evening and enjoy uninterrupted conversation with other adults? You are not alone (that works on several levels)!! Join in with other parents on Tuesday nights (9:00 p.m. – Zoom) to share in some of that now-endangered time. Laugh a little, pray a little, spend some time in the Word and find out what new, painful item someone stepped on with their bare feet. Questions? Contact Ben Harrell (916-539-0146 or [email protected]). See you then!
Every Tuesday night at 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 812 9916 7868
The staff and Administrative Council are working hard (together with our District Superintendent) to develop safe worship options as the weather changes and our Outdoor Worship Service option will not be possible. Covid-19 restrictions in Sacramento County have risen to Purple, and this level does not allow for Indoor Worship. Our Worship moves back outdoors . . . but due to the weather, it will shift to our Drive-In option.
Outdoor Drive-In Worship Option with masks and social distancing
Livestream Worship Service (both during worship time and afterwards)
Sermon Only Worship Option (link sent out Saturday evening)
Community Groups that meet by Conference Call
A Single 10:00 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service.
The back parking lot of the Worship Center. Cars will park quite close and we will have a raised stage for improved visibility. We expect that everyone will be able to see and hear the service directly (but we will also broadcast the service on FM 107.9).
Cold & Rain
The drive-in format should allow person to stay both warm and dry. Our Worship Leaders and Sound & Video equipment can handle the cold, but they cannot handle the rain. Therefore, in the event of rain – our service will shift to Live-Stream Only. We will let the congregation know about possible cancelation of in-person worship by Thursday each week.
Why We Are Doing What We Are Doing
Our Outdoor Worship Service (on the grass and drive-in) has been both safe and well attended from June through October. The only reason we moved indoors beginning last week was due to the weather changing. Yet, with the current surge of the virus now preventing us from worshipping indoors, we will move back outdoors. Once again the incredible facilities of Point Pleasant allow us to have an outdoor drive-in Worship Service in the back parking lot. Cars can even start their motors and run their heaters, as needed.
Community Group Gatherings
by Conference Call
We have numerous Community Groups that connect by conference call each week.
Home Worship each Sunday:
We will email out links to the sermon as well as our live stream page weekly to help provide a way to worship, find connection with God, and deepen your walk with Jesus. The entire worship service resources are also posted on the church website:
To find our live stream of the worship service each Sunday check out our YouTube page under “Point Pleasant United Methodist Church,” or click on the link below:PPUMC Channel
Children’s Worship Activity Packets
are available each week for children of all ages. They are located on the turquoise table in front of the Ministry Center.
Sunday School Curriculum:
Parents, we have a Christian Education option for your family! We can text you a short video for your children to watch along with questions for you to ask them (with the answers) so you can make sure they’re learning the content and growing in their faith.
Sunday School Sigh Up
“Coffee with Pastor Dave”
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
This is another safe connection point with our church family! Call in to (605) 313-4464 and use code 128198#. Join Pastor Dave for conversation, stories, jokes and fellowship. Best of all the coffee will be perfect . . . because he’s not making it (He is famous for liking bad coffee).