Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
August 12, 2018
This Sunday 

This Sunday we welcome back Sue Smith to the pulpit.  She will be preaching  "ENGAGEMENT AS A MATTHEW 25 CHURCH"

Sue Smith is an elder and a member of First Presbyterian Church Rumson. She works for God's creation in both religious and secular organizations: from working to certify Rumson as an Earth Care Congregation, to representing GreenFaith on the Coalition for Healthy Ports, to board membership with Clean Water Action's NJ chapter, to serving as Vice Moderator of Presbyterians for Earth Care. Sue holds a BA from Cornell University, an MBA from NYU and is an M.Div. graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a candidate in the PCUSA call process. She currently serves as Stated Clerk of Monmouth Presbytery.

This Sunday is also Healing Prayers - Everyone is  welcome to come forward for prayers of Healing, Wholeness and Thanksgiving during the final hymns.  
Prayer Concerns This Week
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for everyone, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity."  1 Timothy 2:1-2

The Prayer Person for the week is the Brian Potter. Let us be prayerfully aware of Brian, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Mary McSweeney; Irene Cash; Diane Sikora; David Hanrahan; Edward DeMartino; Deb-Note Farwell; Sue Williams; Jim Leasure; Craig Lambie; Dale Norby.

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Jim Millar; Edith Pula; Grace Philhower; Geoff Reilly; Bill Shoppell; Agnes Skowronek; Chad Suhoskey; Ralph Smith; Jim Tabor and Baby Christian; Bill Williams; those struggling with addictions and mental illness.

Military: Kyle Barker; Sarah Davis Brown; Morgan Daniels Colberg; Michael Fahey III; Robin Fiorentino; all those in our nation's service.

For our Church: Wisdom, guidance and patience during this transitional time.


The week is almost here.  We have 22 kids registered for the week.  We have been getting ready and are AMPED!
Please arrive at the Annex before 9:00 a.m. 
Don't forget to send in a white t-shirt with your child that we will decorate. 

The parents program is on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.  Please arrive by 6:50 p.m.  

Our mission project for this year's VBS will be to supply items for the backpacks of children who participate in the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). A representative from IHN will join us Thursday night to speak about the program and the importance of the backpacks to the children receiving them. Everyone is invited to join in on this important mission. We hope to fill many backpacks! 

The children need the items listed below:
Pajamas for girls: Sizes and season (S=Spring, W=Winter) 2 S, 3 S & W, 4/5 S, 6 S, 7/8 S & W, 10 S & W, Teen and young adults size S & W
Pajamas for boys: All boys sizes S & W EXCEPT newborn to 18
month & 4/5 W
Additional item needed are: pillow pets, pillow buddy, stuffed animal,
blanket, child's book

Items can be dropped off Monday - Thursday.

Fully Alive Music Video
Fully Alive Music Video
Get ready for singing, crazy dance moves, playing games, making crafts, watching videos, talking in large groups and smaller groups, worshiping, snacking, learning, and praying together!  Hope to see you Monday morning.  

Thank you to the congregation for donating and helping with this year's VBS.  We ask that you specifically pray throughout the week for the volunteers for wisdom and strength as they go through the week.  Also pray that the children attending gain an understanding of knowing God is always with them and that they are part of a bigger story.  

Church Picnic  - Two Weeks Away
Have you signed up for the Church picnic?  Like last year, it will be held at Riverfront Park, Point Pleasant Boro, on August 26 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by the picnic under the Pavilion. The theme this year is :  "OUR HOPES AND DREAMS AS A CHURCH"

What are you thankful for that God has already done for our Church?
What ministry has especially grown your faith?
What would you love to see God do for our church?
How does your faith play a part in the hope you have for your church?
In what area would you like to grow spiritually?
What is your prayer for the future of our church?
"For nothing will be impossible with God." Luke 1:37

The annual all-church picnic is a memorable occasion where families relax and enjoy an afternoon outdoors together, sharing food, conversation, and playing games.  Attached to the Maxson Avenue Municipal Beach is a beach area that can be used for fishing or crabbing.

We ask that you sign up to bring either an Appetizer, Salad or Dessert. We will have Jersey Mike's Subs this year. Look for the yellow sign up sheet in the Narthex. 

As in years past, we will make every effort to reach our goal of 100 people to sign up.  Currently we are under 50 people right now.  Help us reach our goal!

Presbyterian Women - Get Ready to Start Up

On Monday, August 27th at 9:15 a.m. the Coordinating Team for the Presbyterian Women will be starting back up.  We will meet in the Chittick Lounge.  

We are looking forward to another great year of growing in faith, prayer, study, mission, working for peace and justice as well as continuing to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom. 

The PW Directory will be available at that time.  Please contact the office right away if you have not submitted your circle information.  

Susan Robbins continues as the PW Moderator. With many different PW circles, there are circles that meet on a variety of days and times. Sue Hankins also continues as the Membership Coordinator.  You can call her at 732-458-3823 to find the right circle for you!    All women in the church and community are welcome to join a circle, and church membership is not required.

Dine Around this Month

Presbyterian Women, come one come all! Lets meet again for "dine around" at Grazziano's on the 4th Wednesday, August 22nd, at 6:30 p.m.  

Good fun, food and fellowship - and we need YOU to complete the circle! Please call Maggie Giase at 732-899-0908, or Lynn Hahm at 732-920-7133 if you can come so we can reserve space. Come even if you don't call - we'll make space. Looking forward to seeing you!

Graziano's is located at 3119 Rte. 88, Pt. Pleasant
Deacons Mark Your Calendar

We will be having our first meeting on Monday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chittick Lounge.  Since Labor Day is the first Monday in September we will meet at the end of August instead.  We will then meet on the first Monday of the month throughout the year.  For questions please contact Moderator Dee D'Amore at 732-552-9861.
New Church School Coordinator

The Personnel committee is happy and excited to announce that Frank Perkowski has accepted the volunteer role of Sunday School Coordinator.   

Frank's gifts of administration, generating enthusiasm, vision and brainstorming paths to solving problems while all the time working hard, make us excited for our program.

We know you share in our excitement of him accepting this position and ask that you prayerfully support this important program for our children. 

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

August hosts are needed during the Summer.  Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions

Aug 12 - Barbara Reusch and Deb Brendler.
Aug 19 - Nancy Jalowski
Aug 26 - Church Picnic

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Aug 12
Aug 13 Maryanne Leach, Jeannette Peterson, Alex Simpson
Aug 14 Sandra Grebel, Bill Hoey
Aug 15
Aug 16 Virginia Aiello
Aug 17 
Aug 18 Christina Parrott
Aug 19 Dawson Wittmann
Aug 20 
Aug 21 Kaitlyn Ridge
Aug 22 Joseph DeRosa, Lynn O'Hara, Melissa Philips
Aug 23 Colin Obser
Aug 24
Aug 25 Sean McCrossan
Aug 26
Aug 27
Aug 28 Courtney Bixby
Aug 29
Aug 30 Lynn Hahm
Aug 31 Lisa Van Winkle

Up Coming Events

August 27th - PW Coordinating Meeting 9:15 a.m.
August 27th - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner at noon, all Welcome
August 27th - Deacon's Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
September 23 - IHN Arrives
October 27 - Monmouth Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering at PPPC Theme:  Knitting the Unity Together 

More information to follow on these events
Church Calendar For The Week

Visit our full Church Calendar on our website for a complete and up-to-date  calendar.

Sunday, August 12
10:00 a.m. - Worship with Healing Prayers

Monday,   August 13
9:00 a.m. Amped VBS, CE Annex

Tuesday,   August 14
9:00 a.m. Amped VBS, CE Annex
10:00 a.m. - Eye Openers, Chittick Lounge
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Wednesday,  August 15
9:00 a.m. Amped VBS, CE Annex

Thursday, August 16
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
9:00 a.m. Amped VBS, CE Annex
7:00 p.m.- VBS Parents Program

Friday, August 17
9:00 a.m. Amped VBS, CE Annex

Saturday, August 18
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, August 19
10:00 a.m. - Worship
Photos of the Week

VBS Ready

Contact Us

The Rev.  Linda Chase , Associate Pastor -Email 

Office Staff 
Kim Gaydos, Church Secretary  -  Email
Donna Ferry, Financial Secretary - Email
Music Staff
Sara Hoey, Organist - Email

Christian Education Staff
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email
Frank Perkowski, Sunday School Coordinator -  Email

701 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
(Corner of Bay and Forman Avenues) 
Church Office: 732-899-0587 Fax: 732-899-2946