Services for Sunday, Feb. 23
9:45 Contemporary Worship
10:20 Children’s Sunday School
10:45 Fellowship in the Foyer
11:00 Traditional Worship
12:00 Fellowship in the Hall

Cambodian Fellowship
1:30 Khmer Worship in Hall
2:00 Sunday School
3:00 Meal
3:30 English Class
Volleyball (weather permitting)

ESL Class
Meets on Tuesdays in Hein 1 from 9:00am – 11:00am. Contact Carol Rand with any questions.

Tri-Tip Dinner Drive Thru
Support Women’s Retreat Ministry. $45 for a meal for 4 people includes: a whole tri-tip, beans, salad & rolls.
Meal pick up will be Thursday, 2/27, from 4:30-7:00pm in the old OSH parking lot (corner of Bruceville and Laguna – near Target). Checks can be made payable to PPUMC. Text or call Celeste Schulz (916) 804-8044 to reserve a meal. She will be available at GROW on Wednesday evening and at church on Sunday morning to collect donations.

Point Pleasant Book Club
Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00pm in the home of Carolyn Renno. March’s book to be read is: “Peace like a River” by Leif Enger and for April the club will be reading: “If I Live to be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians” by Neenah Ellis. Contact Lari Shirley for more details at (916) 684-2667.

Pre-Skills Academy
Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:30am in the preschool room of the Ministry Center. Contact the office or Jan Stendahl-Slavin with any questions: (916) 684-5842.

Generosity Made Easy
Electronic Giving is a convenient, consistent way to share God’s love. www.ppumc.com/giving

Gardening Angels
There is a new branch of the church’s Chancel Guild called the Gardening Angels. These are folks who work to keep the church campus grounds weeded, watered and fertilized. During these past winter months they took on some of the deeper cleaning needs in the inside of the church, fellowship hall and worship center. Some projects completed or in progress have been cleaning the windows, blinds and outside light fixtures of the fellowship hall, as well as wiping down its tables and chairs. In progress currently is the cleaning of the sanctuary blinds and window coverings. The Gardening Angels meet each Friday morning around 11am and generally work no longer than two hours. You are invited to join in these efforts to keep God’s places of worship and fellowship in the condition that reflects His people’s love. If you can spare an hour or two on any Friday, please join us. There is a long list of inside and outside projects to keep us busy year round! Just show up and your heart and hands will be made busy. Please call or text Sue Navest with any questions (916) 743-1789.

Youth Fellowship
Youth 7th – 12th grades meet on Sundays at 11:00am (right after the contemporary service) in Hein 4.

Ladies Fellowship
is asking for donations of toilet paper and diapers (sizes 4-6) to be given to Loaves and Fishes, Salvation Army, and to the Elk Grove & South Sacramento Food Banks. You can leave your donations in the box in the Narthex and/or the Ministry Center. Donations will be accepted thru March 29th.

Community Garden Preparations:
Come help fellow Tomato Heads to plant seeds, transplants, and get the garden ready for spring planting!
Saturday, Feb. 1st: 10am – 1pm
Saturday, Feb. 22nd: 10am – 1pm
Saturday, April 25th: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, May 30th: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Contact Tracy Slavin, Linda Floyd, or Don O’Hair to let them know you’re planning to come so they can contact you of any cancellations or changes.

Liturgical Dance Classes
will be offered on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of every month.
The class for 3-6 year old children (“Tiny Dancers”) will meet from 11:15AM to 11:45AM, in the Great Room.
The class for 7-10 year old children (“Praise Dancers”) will meet from 11:45AM to 12:30PM, in the Great Room.
Child care will be available in the nursery for all dancers before and after their classes, from 11:15AM to 12:30PM. This will allow each class to learn without interruptions and distractions.

Another Bible Study Opportunity!
On the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month Ben & Carrie will lead a Bible Study for anyone interested in attending. From 11:15am-12:30pm in the Ministry Center. We will be studying the book of Acts. Childcare is already provided for liturgical dance classes!

Women’s Retreat
The annual “away” women’s retreat will be held this year in a new location. Silver Spur Conference Center, where we have been meeting for many years, has changed the facility that we used to an Airbnb. We will be hosting our retreat at a VRBO home in South Lake Tahoe that is a luxurious estate that sleeps 22. The retreat begins on Friday, April 17, with arrival at 4 pm and ends on Monday, April 20 at 12 pm. The registration process will be a little different this year. To be on the Guest List with a secure reservation, guests will need to complete a registration form online on the church’s website at PPUMC.com and include a $25 non-refundable deposit made online on the website. The final deadline for the remainder of the tuition, $255 ( $280-$25 deposit) will be on April 1. If registration fills up quickly, we will keep a wait list and notify you if an opening occurs, with payment due in full. Registration online will open on Feb 9. Once the guest list is complete, details will be available on the website for the retreat on What to Bring, address of the house, carpool arrangements and schedules. For questions you may call Leanna at 916-804-5559 or Celeste at 916-804-8044.

Women’s Home Retreat
The annual “Home” Retreat will be Saturday, May 9th from 8:30am – 5:00pm in the Ministry Center Great Room. The cost will be $30 for a meal and supplies. Childcare will be available if needed.

Shasta Camp
For children 4th – 8th grades. June 23-26. Cost is $160 (scholarships available). Youth and adult volunteer staff positions available. Contact church office with any questions. More details to come.

G.R.O.W. Wednesday Night Family Ministries
Join us on Wednesday evenings for any part, or the entire evening! Everything is a free event for the entire family. We have started offering tutoring for children in grades TK-7th Grade from 4:30-5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall (kids can come and just do their homework during this time too). A Community Meal from 5:30-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Classes for all ages from 6:30-7:30pm in the Ministry Center. And Choir from 7:30-8:30pm in the Sanctuary. Contact the church office with any questions.
Cornbread
If you’d like to make a pan of cornbread for this Wednesday night GROW – it would be appreciated. It’s such a nice complement to chili night. Thanks so much!

We’ve added free drop-in tutoring for children TK – 7th grade from Natalie Ellison, a credentialed teacher with 18+ years of experience. (Going rate for a service like this is $60-$90/hour!!) Will be offered from 4:30pm – 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Children can come and just do homework during this time as well.

4:30- 5:30 pm Tutoring for children
5:30- 6:15 pm Dinner: Chili & Soup Night
6:15 -7:30 pm Classes for all ages
7:30- 8:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

There is nursery care available, Children’s Class: “G.R.O.W. Kids” with Sonia Samelson, and 2 Adult Class Offerings:

  1. How to Read the Bible: A stimulating video series on the Bible’s unique design and literary devices. By the end of the class you will be familiar with every part of the Bible and how it uses language to communicate who God is, who we are, and the big, redemptive story that we are all living. Led by Ben Harrell
  2. The Bible & Human Sexuality: This class will surprise any and all who come as we look deeply at (rather than assume we already know) what the Bible has to say… regardless of where you are on the issue. The class works best when people come with an open mind, and realize as Adam Hamilton puts so well: many things that we want to be “black and white” are actually “a shade of gray.” If delving into the Scriptures and trying to understand more deeply where God is leading us on this issue appeals to you – join us for this class. Led by Pastor Dave & Carrie Harrell

Updated 02/18/2020

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