Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
July 15, 2018
This Sunday 

This Sunday we welcome back the Rev. Jessica Malek.   Jessica currently works as a Hospice Chaplain for Valley Hospice in Paramus, NJ. She is also the Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Freehold, in which she also grew up in. Jessica is married to Sam Malek and has 1 daughter, Alannah and 2 step daughters, Mary and Sara. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. 

Sunday Sermon is  "CHOSEN IN CHRIST" will include passages from  Ephesians 1:3-14.

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 People for the week is the Interim Search Committee. Let us be prayerfully aware of Dee D'Amore; Robin DeRosa; Diane Legriede; Kent Lorentzen; Marjorie Meklin; Frank Perkowsk; Diane Sikora, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Craig Lambie; Dale Norby; Anne Stich; Bill Williams.

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

Military: Kyle Barker; Sarah Davis Brown; Morgan Daniels Colberg; Michael Fahey III; Jeffrey Hanrahan, Matthew Warren; all those in our nation's service.

Job Opening at PPPC

Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church is seeking Church School Coordinator. This is a Job openings salaried position, currently based on 15 hours per week for ten months of the year.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field but will consider comparable experience; basic knowledge of the Bible and educational techniques; ability to recruit, motivate and oversee volunteers; musical ability ability preferred but not required.

If interested please call the church at 732-899-0587, or fax resume and letter of interest to 732-899-2946, or email to mail@pointpresbyterian.org, or mail to Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 701 Forman Ave., Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742.

PPPC T-Shirts Still Available 
Show your support for Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church with our church t-shirts. These high quality custom designed shirts celebrate our church and mission in the community. They are available for sale in the office during the week. Buy for yourself and your whole family!!! People are encouraged to wear their shirt to the Church Picnic in August as well as other church events throughout the year. The t-shirts come in a variety of sizes from adult small to 3XL. Checks can be made payable to the Church. 

Remember to be your best while representing your church!  

Spend a Night in a Cardboard Box to Raise Awareness

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County is raising awareness of homeless families with children right here in Ocean County.  

Carboard Box City will take place at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1528 Church Road, Toms River on Friday, September 21, 2018 starting at 4:00 p.m.

This is an ideal civic activity for groups, Scouts, families, congregations and corporate teams.

Contact IHNOC at 732-736-1550 or visit the website to obtain participant and sponsor information.  Start your pledge today.  
Do You Have Some Time to Donate to Your Church? 
We have come up with a list of several repairs/improvements that we feel can be completed by our members. Some of them require experience, but many just require a good attitude and your time. They range from pulling weeds to power washing the
walk and benches in the memorial garden. There are two lists posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. One lists items needed for the manse renovation and the other lists items for the annex, the sanctuary building, and the landscaping.

We're not looking to create a buildings and grounds committee. We simply want some
volunteers to come out and work on your own schedule for as much time as you have
to donate. The church owns much of the equipment needed (a power washer for
instance). Please contact Nancy Stout (318-436-9865 -cell) or nlstout@optonline.net
for more information.

Church Picnic 
The picnic will once again be held at Riverfront Park, Point Pleasant Boro, on August 26 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Worship with Communion begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by the picnic under the Pavilion. There will be food and games (including the playground). Attached to the Maxson Avenue Municipal Beach, this facility has 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. You can email Kerry at kljones70@comcast.net and let her know how many and what you will bring or 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.

AMPED Vacation Bible School - Live Fully Alive!

Next month our exciting VBS program will be here.  We have 15 kids signed up but know of a few that still need to register.  Please don't delay.  AMPED VBS is designed for children who have completed grades K-5 and for preschoolers 3 - 5 years old. Vacation Bible School begins on  
Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17. 
Hours are 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday  night August 16th, will be our parent program so mark that date on the calendar.  In addition a  Mission Project is planned.  We will supply special items for backpacks (i.e. pajamas, pillow pets, pillow buddy, stuffed animal, blanket, child's book) to be given to temporarily homeless children who participate with their families in our Interfaith Hospitality Network.  The congregation will also be invited to help with this project too.

Cost: $20 for your first child, $5 for each additional child. You may download the online registration and return it, with your check, to the church office.

If you'd like to spark your child's enthusiasm to grow in faith over the summer, please register now for this exciting opportunity at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church!

How Can you help?  Bins are in the Narthex for anyone who wishes to make donations of drinks and individually wrapped snacks for the week.  Donations have been slowly coming and we are very appreciative.  

In addition, if you know of any teens that are great with kids and willing to help especially in the area of song motions, we would love to have them join us.  Service hours for the week can be given out.  Teens are asked to call the church office if they can help that week. 

20 Ways to Honor God This Summer
Ahhhhh, summertime.
It's a time of backyard barbecues and homemade ice cream. A time for splashing in the water and basking in the sun. A time for road trips to see the Grand Canyon, and Grandma, too.

And, what a marvelous time to behold the natural beauty all around us and make it a special point to honor our Creator, our Savior - our God.

To help in that regard, we offer these 20 simple suggestions of ways to pay tribute this summer to the one who deserves all glory and praise:

1. Sit outside in the cool of the morning and meditate and pray.
2. Give anonymously to someone you know who is struggling financially.
3. Read through the book of Psalms aloud.
4. If it has been a while since you had a child in your house and you are missing the stomp, stomp, crash of little feet ... borrow some kids for a day from their harried parents. Take them outside and show them how to have fun unplugged from electronic devices.
5. Write a letter of encouragement to a missionary or a member serving in the military overseas.
6. Stay home, save gas and skip eating out one night, and donate the money to a soup kitchen or another  ministry that helps the homeless.
7. Put together a family prayer list.
8. Send a thank-you card and a gift certificate to that older member who greets you with a warm smile and handshake each Sunday.
9. Make it a point to think about others. Overcome your self-focus.
10. Don't just take a good book to the beach - take the Good Book.
11. Visit someone who shaped your life spiritually and thank them.
12. Bake cookies for Vacation Bible School.
13. Make a list of 10 ways God has blessed your life this year. Pick two or three and make them a blessing in somebody else's life.
14. Stop what you are doing in the afternoon and just think about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
15. Pay the toll or the lunch bill for the car behind you in line.
16. Write or call a favorite childhood teacher to let that person know how your life turned out and how much you owe him or her.
17. Make a list of New Year's resolutions that you didn't have time for in December. Complete them over the next six months.
18. Pick up the phone and call a couple of people just to tell them you are thinking of them.
19. Treat each day as a special gift from God and thank him for your many blessings.
20. Make a list like this of your own, only better.

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

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

July 15 - Judith Rachel Circle
July 22- Nancy Jalowski / Lynn Hahm
July 29 - Susan Reilly/Marjorie Meklin

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

July 15 Doris Pennypacker, Lauren Rauffer
July 16 Thomas Reinhold
July 17 Kelly Hughes, Lauren Hughes
July 18 
July 19 
July 20 Emily Dunston, Isabella Reid, Scott Smith
July 21 Robert Conway Jr.
July 22 Erin McGuire, Sandra Pasola, Sarah Sarbello
July 23 J. Louis Couche, Deborah McCrossan
July 24 Perry Collins,  Marion Search
July 25 Vivian Reid, Virginia Waldie
July 26 Janice Carter
July 27 
July 28 
July 29 
July 30 Carol Bonebrake, George Koch, Jonathan Yount
July 31

Up Coming Events

July 17 - Session Meeting
August 13-17 - Amped Vacation Bible School
August 26 - Church Picnic at Riverfront Park
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, July 15
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Healing Prayers

Monday,   July 16
10:30 a.m. Embracing Forgiveness, Chittick Hall

Tuesday,   July 17
6:30 p.m. Session Meeting

Wednesday,  July 18

Thursday, July 19
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs

Friday, July 20

Saturday, July 21

Sunday, July 22
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Noisy Offering
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Photos of the Week

The Big Cover Up is Completed

This Sunday during coffee hour or the next time you are over at the church take a look at the ceilings in the Chittick and Fellowship Room.   

Jon Ipock and his crew from ProTastic Painting did a fantastic job painting and repairing the ceiling damage from the leak.  We are glad to recommend them for any of your own personal painting needs.  

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this major improvement.  

  ProTastic Painting
Free Estimates

Interior & Exterior - Faux Finishes - Power Washing - Staining
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
William Shoppell, Chancel Choir and Choral Bells Director - Email 
Christian Education Staff
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email

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