Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
August 19, 2018
This Sunday 

This past June both Karen Norby and Susan Beltran spent time in Africa on Mission Trips.

Karen went to Uganda with the non profit Sylvia's Children and Susan went to Kenya with the nonprofit Foundation for Peace. 

Both, in their travels, were able to uniquely minister to those across the world. This Sunday Karen and Susan will share aspects of their trips including some pictures of local sites as well as the work that is ongoing in the local communities where they were. 

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 Patricia Hewitt. Let us be prayerfully aware of Patricia, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: The family of Deb-Note Farwell; Jesse Bissey; Kevin Conheeney; Mary McSweeney; Irene Cash; Diane Sikora; Sue Williams; Jim Leasure; Craig Lambie; Dale Norby.

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Jim Millar; Dale Norby; 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.

VBS Recap

Our glorious week at Vacation Bible School -  AMPED "Live Fully Alive" - comes to a close today. What an amazing time we have spent with our children growing in faith-learning in groups, singing, dancing, learning, creating craft projects, and playing games!

We thank our dedicated volunteers:  Marion Blackford, Deb Brendler, Marilyn Coppolino, Randy Crate, Andrea Crate, *Lola Darcy, *Todd Ferry, Marge Meklin, Joanne McGuire, Cathy Walker, Joe Paradise, Frank Perkowski, Sue Perkowski, Barbara Reusch, *Katie Reusch, Marilyn Rice, and Donna Wittmann (*Youth Counselors)

We, also, thank the members of our generous congregation who supported VBS through prayer and financial/snack donations!  We were delighted, too, with the outpouring of donations for backpacks to be given to children participating in the Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Thank you!

Please click the link to enjoy some special moments at VBS in a multimedia presentation prepared by Joe Paradise (Thank you, Joe!)
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School 2018
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School 2018

Church Picnic  - Next Week - Have You Signed Up?
We need to get a final headcount for the picnic.  The picnice will be next Sunday at Riverfront Park, Point Pleasant Boro, on August 26 from 10:00 a.m. till 1:30 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. 

Remember to bring your chair!
Session Meeting This Week Session Meeting

This Tuesday, August 21 the Session will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room.  The final docket will be emailed out on Friday for Session review.  
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.  

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.
Chair Yoga

St. Mary's by the Sea invites you to join them on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for Chair Yoga.  Donation is $5.00  

Chair yoga is a form of exercise accessible to every age, allowing for the experience and the benefits of yoga to all.  Chair yoga offers a practice that includs seated poses on the chair and standing poses using the chair for balance and support.  Chair yoga allows you to modify your yoga practice based on your health, mobility, and current ability level.  For more information call Laurie at 732-675-4800.

Family Promise 25th Anniversary Retrospective -
Family Promise 25th Anniversary Retrospective - "Sharing Our Dream, Keeping Our Promise"

Interfaith Hospitality Network will be here for the week starting on Sunday, September 23.  Th IHN signup sheet is now posted in the Narthex.  

We are in need of dinners, hosting from 7 to 9:00 p.m. as well as people willing to stay overnight as a chaperone.  

Last year our church hosted forty-one guests, with twenty-one children and twenty adults throughout the year. The need for services to help shelter homeless families continues. Even making a dinner for a night allows you to put your faith into action.  

Please stop by the sign-up sheets in the Narthex  and let us know where you can help. Thank you!

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

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

Aug 19 - Nancy Jalowski
Aug 26 - Church Picnic

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

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 19
10:00 a.m. - Worship

Monday,   August 20

Tuesday,   August 21
6:30 p.m. - Session Meeting, Fellowship Room
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Wednesday,  August 22
6:30 p.m. PW Dine Around at Local Restaurants

Thursday, August 23
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs

Friday, August 24

Saturday, August 25
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, August 26
10:00 a.m. - Church Picnic and Worship at Riverfront Park, Point Boro
Photos of the Week

Little Dresses For Africa

Last Friday, Busy Hands for Mission mailed out 40 little girls dresses for the non profit Little Dresses for Africa.  The dresses were hand made by Busy Hands and we pray that the children are blessed by these dresses.

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