A Word from Pastor Dave…
Restarting Sunday School and Shasta Children’s Camp
No one would have imagined how challenging is would be to restart children’s ministries as the pandemic wanes. Yet, despite these challenges, we are carefully preparing to restart Sunday School (outdoors) this Sunday May 16th and Shasta Children’s Camp June 25-27.We have a letter explaining all the safety that we have built into our outdoor Sunday School (see the below tab), and Shasta Children’s Camp is building in the same level of safety as our Sunday School. We offer these up as options for parents and grandparents to consider for their children and grandchildren. I would also share that Shasta Children’s Camp is able to include parents and grandparents that would like to volunteer for the staff (see me if interested or you have any questions).

Letter to Parents: Sunday School Reopening Information

S.S. Letter PDF

Four Weeks Out
Worship Calendar

Sunday, May 16th – Indoor
10:00 a.m. In-person Blended* Worship in the Ministry Center
11:15 a.m. In-person Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Sunday, May 23rd – Indoor
10:00 a.m. In-person Blended* Worship in the Ministry Center
11:15 a.m. In-person Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Sunday, May 30th – Indoor
10:00 a.m. In-person Blended* Worship in the Ministry Center
11:15 a.m. In-person Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Sunday, June 6th – Indoor
10:00 a.m. In-person Blended* Worship in the Ministry Center
11:15 a.m. In-person Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

*Blended Worship includes both contemporary and traditional music.
** Guidelines for indoor, in-person worship can be found at the bottom of this email.

PPUMC Channel

G.R.O.W. Class This Week
Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 pm

The Bible Project
Led by Ben Harrell
“What God Wants From Us”:
Why does God want a relationship with us?
Let’s take a closer look at the book of Hosea.
See you then!

For all of the weekly G.R.O.W. details, links, info, and videos, click the button below.

G.R.O.W. Details

The Kids Are In Bed: TKAIB
Looking for quality time with other adults who understand the unique challenges of being a parent during these crazy times? Join us on Tuesday nights at 9:00 by Zoom. No kids (at least that’s the plan), no homework, no dishes, no cooties, just time together to share, laugh and pray. See you there! -Ben Harrell
Zoom Meeting

Every Tuesday Night at 9:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 812 9916 7868
Top Secret Access Code: 587437

Zoom Link

Getting a Vaccination
Obtaining Vaccinations through Persistence and Timely Information
A big thanks to all of you that have let us know about vaccination options that you have successfully utilized. While many in our congregation have received vaccinations through their health care providers, an almost equal number have found success though open vaccination facilities that often require quickly responding when word of availability is discovered. Great persistence and patience has often been necessary for success.

If you need help with transportation, navigating the sign-up process, or anything else in getting a vaccination, please contact one of us for assistance:

Pastor Dave (707) 834-9958
Pastor Neal (916) 539-3415
Linda Harrell (916) 539-1486

Healthcare Providers

Kaiser:
https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/northern-california/front-door

Sutter:
https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/health-alerts/covid-19-vaccine

Dignity Health:
https://www.dignityhealth.org/sacramento/medical-group/mercy-medical-group

UC Davis Medical Center:
https://health.ucdavis.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/patient-information.html

Open Vaccination Facilities:

Sacramento County
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/CoronavirusVaccine.aspx

California Northstate University (in Elk Grove):
https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvcS6aoeoBWEyQC

Safeway Pharmacy
https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html

Solvhealth Elk Grove (this website works with a number of providers)
https://www.solvhealth.com/ca/c/elk-grove-ca-srv-covid-testing

CDC Portal Consumes River Fire Dept.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html

Worship Options:

The Option to Worship In-Person (Socially Distanced) has Returned!
In-Person Worship Service
10:00 am in the Ministry Center
11:15 am in the Sanctuary
Livestream Worship Service
Concurrent with 10:00 am In-Person worship
Sermon Only Worship Option
Link sent out Saturday evening
Community Groups
Meet by Conference Call

The In-Person worship services will abide by (or exceed) all state Covid-19 requirements for worship; including the following:

Capacity limited to 25% of room capacity (55 in Worship Center and 53 in Sanctuary). (We will have extra seating available outside the room should we reach capacity)
Outdoor airflow through the room using a fan system (so you may want to bring a jacket).
Well defined social distanced seating.
Everyone wearing masks.
Frequent reminders about not physically greeting others.
No passing of microphones or offering plates (there will be an offering depository).
Self-Contained Children’s Activity Packets (both services) and four spaced single family tables available in the 10:00 a.m. service.

We want everyone to err on the side of safety and only attend if you feel comfortable and safe doing so. We will be doing all of the above to create a safe worship space; however, there is no in-person gathering that does not come without some level of increased risk.

Community Group Gatherings
by Conference Call
We have numerous Community Groups that connect by conference call each week.

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – Leanna Schulz (425) 436-6362 code: 331754#
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – Linda Harrell (425) 436-6388 code: 242505#
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – Ben Harrell (425) 436-6365 code: 550792#
Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – Carl & Carol Rand (425) 436-6338 code: 563671#
Monday, 7:00 p.m. – Wendy Weller (425) 436-6329 code: 458128#
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – Rick & Chris Huffman (425) 436-6380 code: 888070#
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – Pastor Dave (605) 313-4464 code: 128198#
Spanish Language – Don & Elsa Eliason – Contact office with interest

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.

“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).

Updated 5/11/21

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