A Word From Pastor Dave
Churches all over the country (and all over the world) are working hard on finding ways to gather safely to worship God. It’s neat to see this yearning . . . even though it may end up being fulfilled in different ways.
Pentecost Church Family Drive Thru
6:00-6:30 p.m. this Sunday May 31st
This Sunday May 31st, the Pt. Pleasant Church family will gather for the first time since we stopped gathering in-person for worship in early March. From 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. you are welcome to share in a Pentecost Celebration at the church with a fun, musical and worshipful (yes all three!) Drive Thru. There will lots happening: liturgical dance, games (for all ages), music, the gift of a tomato plant, honoring our graduates, and Holy Communion . . . all from your car! The Drive Thru event will take place in addition to our regular online home worship service and community group conference calls.
Outdoor Worship Service
Sunday June 7th
And in case your wondering . . . the following week we are working hard on our first actual worship service gathering: Sunday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m. on the lawn in front of the Worship Center. The staff is working hard to abide by both Federal and State guidelines for church worship services as we seek to ensure that what we do will be both safe and worshipful for all ages. We will share more details in the coming week. On that first Sunday in June, we also will continue to provide an at-home (online) worship service and community call-in groups to build community and keep people safe and healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Coming up for PPUMC:
Pentecost Sunday Drive Thru:
Sunday, May 31st from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Drive out to church any time during that 1/2 hour. We will remain in our cars and drive around the church property in such a way that we can recognize High School Graduates, view a Liturgical Dance, hear familiar music, see the improvements that have been made to the grounds on both campuses, take Communion to go, and have staff available to wave and send smiles along the route. Feel free to decorate your car, wear red for Pentecost, or simply come as you are and enjoy the drive and see familiar faces. The Sunday School Lesson that day will be a craft of making a fire stick, kids can bring those to wave out the car windows too.
Sunday School this week, Pentecost Sunday, May 31st:
Sonia and Thi Samelson will have a Sunday School Lesson this week via video (the link will be sent out with the worship materials Saturday night as usual). This lesson will include a craft of making your own Pentecost Fire Stick. Supplies are located in a box on the turquoise table in front of the Ministry Center. Please pick up one kit per child. On Sunday morning when the children watch the Sunday School video, they can make a fire stick along with Thi and Mrs. Sonia. Then that evening they can bring their fire sticks to the Pentecost Drive Thru Celebration and wave them out the window around the church.
Community Group Gatherings (by Conference Call):
We have numerous Community Groups that connect by conference call each week. Know that there is opportunity for each and every person to have this powerful form of Christian community at this time — either through the Community Group conference call along with the weekly worship materials, or through the Open Community Group that Pastor Dave leads at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. (605) 313-4464 access code 128198#.
Home Worship each Sunday:
We will email out links to videos of the sermon, prayer and the children’s time. There are scriptures, music links and other elements of worship that will 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: ppumc.com.
Youth Fellowship Zoom Game Nights
Sundays at 7 p.m.
Contact Ed Young: (916) 895-4291 or Karen Snyder: (916) 769-9204 for more information. This is a great opportunity to invite friends!!
Final One: Monday, June 1st at 11 a.m.
Use Conference Call: (605) 313-4464 access code 128198#. This group is led by Steve Arnold, an ordained minister, certified spiritual director, and Marriage & Family Therapist. Steve has worked with churches, seminaries and non-profits leading guided meditations. He has donated his services to Point Pleasant during the Coronavirus and we are incredibly grateful. No prior experience with meditation is necessary for this to be a wonderful calming time.
“Coffee with Pastor Dave”
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
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). All are welcome to this casual and informal time of connecting.
Zoom Around The Room with Mrs. Marcy is cancelled this week.
See you all again on Wednesday, June 3rd.
A Mask For Everyone At Point Pleasant
Masks are available in a box on the turquoise picnic table in front of the Point Pleasant Ministry Center. If you need additional masks for other members of your family, or child-sized masks, please contact the church office ([email protected]) or text Pastor Dave (707) 834-9958. Thank you to the wonderful group of volunteers who have made hundreds of masks for our church family and surrounding community!!
Wednesday Night G.R.O.W.
Call-In Classes (Wed. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.):
There are two wonderful opportunities (see info. below) to G.R.O.W. in faith and fellowship this Wednesday. Just watch the video(s) for the class and join in the call at 6:30 p.m.
1. Pastor Dave and Jeremy Schulz will co-lead a class on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. exploring the Christian themes in the Star Wars Saga . . . and have a lot of fun. The class will be by Zoom; however, you can also call in (see the instructions below). All are welcome . . . and that includes children. Here are two short clips to watch before the class to be prepared for the discussion:
The temptation of Anakin (Darth Vader):Click to view
George Lucas on the difference between the lightside and the darkside:Click to view
Topic: Star Wars GROW Class
Time: May 27, 2020 06:30 PM
Meeting ID: 826 1520 4959
Join Star Wars Zoom G.R.O.W.
Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 826 1520 4959
2. Ben Harrell will continue his Bible Study class with videos from The Bible Project as well. This week he will look at “Ecclesiastes.” His class will begin Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Call in to (425) 436-6365 and use code 550792#. To watch the 6 minute video ahead of time, click here:
“Ecclesiastes” Video Link