April 2019 PPAC Newsletter

"I am the resurrection and the life. 
The person who believes in me, 
even though he dies, will live."
(John 11:25 )

PASTOR'S CORNER
Blessings!
Pr. Michael Taylor
(P.S.: We may, or may not, have accidentally broken the old newsletter template by sharing so many stories about what God is doing in and through PPAC families. Oops! I hope this template works better for you!)
VISION 2019
The Future of PPAC
Goal: $250K raised in 2019!
The Vision 2019 Campaign is entering the third month. Chris Randall, Head Treasurer, reports that February Cornerstone giving was nearly 4 times the average for the past few months, however, we will need to pick up the pace to meet the goal! Several sizable gifts, combined with gifts from new givers, show support for the project. The lofty goal is possible and we have placed our faith in the One who generously blesses us. 
  • Fellowship Space
  • Additional Sabbath School Classrooms
  • An Elevator
  • Enlarged Foyer
  • Additional Seating/space in the Sanctuary
Check out the Pledge form and prayerfully consider how you will be responding. The Master Plan committee emphasizes that these are not contracts, but the committee would like to know how to plan for the phases of construction. The current goal of $250,000 in 2019 will draw a matching loan from the conference and allow early work to begin. Forms are available on the table in the foyer or you may simply let Tony Belcher or Chris Randall know of your plans.

The Master Plan/Cornerstone Committee welcomes input - please speak to a member of the committee with ideas and questions: Tony Belcher, Mike Johnson, Pauletta Johnson, James Hood, Cynthia Salgado, Chris Randall, John Boothby, Jim Bermingham, Joe Sarcona, Chuck Randall, Pastor Taylor. 
"A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE"
Our 2019 Easter Weekend Service
Join us on April 20 for a very special service of music, readings, thoughts, prayers and a drama contemplating the original Last Supper, the crucifixion and resurrection.

  • At 10:00, join the congregation in the sanctuary for Music and Inspiration (Cradle Roll and Kindergarten will have Sabbath School). Primary, Juniors, Teens and Young Adults will meet in the sanctuary.
  • At 10:30, participate in the Ordinance of Humility in the lower level, followed by the Communion.
  • At 11:05, consider the thoughts and actions of those who were there when Jesus was crucified and resurrected in music and the drama, A Matter of Perspective, drawn from the final chapters of The Desire of Ages by Ellen White.
  • Spend time with the congregation at the new Memorial Garden, giving thanks for the Resurrection of Jesus as we await the Coming of Christ and Resurrection Day.
  • Join your church family for A meal with the Bible characters and Jesus. Bring a dessert to share. 
 
2019 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Every two years, ministry positions are restaffed at PPAC. The newly-formed Nominating Committee is prayerfully considering where God may be wanting you to use your Spiritual Gifts. You are invited to share your thoughts with a member of the committee ahead of time. You are also asked to pray for them as they fill the ministries - and to respond as He leads you when a member contacts you.

The 2019 Committee members: Barb Carpenter, Heidi Griggs, Maribeth Henry, John Khillah, Gwyne Kramer, Kerry Mattson, Barb Randall, Geetha Selvadas, and Pr. Taylor (chair of the Nom Com).
"JESUS IN JEANS" EMPHASIS
Starting April 27
Our 2nd annual "JESUS IN JEANS" Sabbath will take place on April 27, 2019. Several projects to help others will be available for your family to complete between April 27 - May 11. If you know of a local need or have an idea, please contact Pauletta in the church office. Jan Steffen and Donelle O'Connor are also collecting projects. Last year there were more than 50 projects, so we know we need your help - and your ideas. Here are some examples from last year:
  • Visiting local assisted living facilities to provide music and conversation
  • Cleaning up a yard for a single mom and two retired families with significant health challenges
  • Fixing appliances for a single mom
  • Taking someone out to eat
  • Participating in CROP WALK
  • Providing meals for a new mom and her family
  • Providing meals for someone who is sick
  • Visiting those in nursing homes or assisted living
  • Cleaning the church, inside and out on Church Clean Up Day
  • Shopping for Eleanor's Pantry and assisting agencies

More Resources:
Be the Sermon (SDA Global Youth):   https://www.globalyouthday.org/
This is what the Lord Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.'
  Zechariah 7:9-10

CROP WALK 2019
Sunday, April 28
Each year, PPAC has strongly supported CROP WALK for Eastern Van Buren County. Last year, the largest group was the PPAC walkers (under the leadership of Addison Randall). If you would like to participate but cannot do so physically, consider sponsoring a walker (or making a donation). You may donate online through PPAC, or directly through the Eastern Van Buren CROP HUNGER WALK website. 
 
We are looking for a PPAC CROP WALK Captain. If you are interested, contact Pr. Taylor or Donelle O'Connor. The CROP WALK website has many good resources to assist you if you are interested in leading out.
 
Mark April 28 on your calendars now. Registration is at 1:00 and the walk begins at 2:00.  
Startling Facts:
  • 795 million people world wide do not have enough food to lead an active, healthy life
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developiong world
  • Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and TB combined
  • 1 out of 6 children -- roughly 100 million - in developing countries is underweight
What do CROP WALK Services do around the world?   https://resources.crophungerwalk.org/resource/crop-map/  
  • In Haiti, CWS leads an ACT Alliance program to improve living conditions for families by increasing access to dignified, safe housing and improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities
  • In Myanmar (Burma), CWS and parents team up to make sure children have the nutrition, sanitation and hygiene they need to grow and thrive.
  • 20 million people in Vietnam do not have access to sanitary latrines. In the past year, CWS helped build more than 1300 latrines, with 17 villages being certified as Open Defecation Free as a result.
  • More than 270,000 people have fled Burundi since the outbreak of violence in April 2015. CWS has been at the forefront of the ACT Alliance response in neighboring Tanzania, constructing 361 new water points, latrines and other sanitation facilities.

(Our 2018 CROP Walkers!)
FEEDING AMERICA
Thursday, April 11
On Thursday, April 11, Feeding America will bring their semi-truck to PPAC for us to distribute food to anyone in need (approximately 100 families). The following volunteers are needed:
 
  • Restocking (10 needed). 10:00 - 12:30. Each volunteer will be assigned a table of food to keep stocked and help those shopping.
  • Registration (2-3 needed). 9:30 - 11:30. Greet each shopper, help them sign in.
  • Traffic Control (2-3 needed). 9:30 - 11:00.  
Can you give a few hours of your day to help solve food insufficiency in Van Buren County? Contact Jan Steffen to volunteer - steffenjj@gmail.com  or 269-808-4706.
 
For more information about Feeding America in West Michigan, check out the website.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Adopt-a-Teacher
The mission of the Adopt a Teacher Community Service Initiative includes encouragement and support of the teacher as well as the children in their classroom. As opportunities increase to connect with our chosen 3 teachers, our relationships with them are growing.  Take a moment to get a glimpse of their personalities and their relationships with their students via thank you notes written to you, their PPAC benefactors. 
Heidi
Teacher , Paw Paw Alternative Ed Program
I have been meaning to write you all and tell you just how deeply your thoughtfulness has touched my heart. It is not often that people notice our little program, let alone extend such generosity to us. Your gifts have enhanced my students' lives. With one of your gifts I purchased an oil diffuser and essential oils for my classroom. So many of my students suffer from anxiety. The smell of lavender and peppermint helps them feel calm. I now have students coming to me when they feel overwhelmed just to get some oils on a piece of tissue. This allows them to feel in charge of their emotions and stay in school rather than leaving.
 
Personally, the biggest, most appreciated, most touching gift you have given me, are your prayers. Knowing that I am continually being lifted up by you has filled me with humility and immense gratitude. I feel that your prayers had so very much to do with what a great year this has been so far.
 
Thank you for being so kind and supporting us so much!

Jessica
Teacher, Hartford Elementary Schools
Thank you so much for the birthday card and the gift card! I was and am just floored! As I've told you before words, cannot express how grateful and thankful I am for your support, thoughtfulness and generosity! Your church is amazing! This pick-me-up gives me an extra boost as I face the stress of parent conferences this coming week.
Shaina
Teacher, Gobles Elementary School
Thanks for the tickets to the Home for the Holidays Tour. They are much appreciated. I am grateful and so blessed by your kindness!


(A follow-up note from Shaina:)
Greetings to the Seventh-day Adventist church of Paw Paw. Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and the generous gift card. WOW! I'm am so very thankful and blessed by you guys! You made it a very special day for me.
Do you want to get more involved?
Donations of cash are awesome, but personal interaction is even more satisfying. Contact Donelle or Jan Steffen to volunteer with the many ministries of PPAC Community Services!

Make assistance part of your regular budget by marking your tithe envelope or your on line giving. Your donation is so important. Mark Community Services or Member Assistance. 

12 STEPS TO HEALTH
Our monthly challenges from Health Ministries
By Lorena Newkirk
April's challenge may not be as difficult as the previous one (Editor's Note: Thanks, Lorena!!). This challenge will involve sitting; actually the reduction of sitting. Research suggests that prolonged sitting is linked to health problems including high cholesterol, obesity, high blood sugar, and cardiovascular problems. Studies are showing that just a five minute walk every hour can eliminate the harmful effects of sitting. 
 
Maybe April sermons will need more stand up time!
dog_leather_leash.jpg
STEP FOUR (April's Challenge) : Aim to walk at least five minutes every hour (or 2.5 minutes every half hour). A word of warning - ten minutes every two hours doesn't have the same benefits! To see if you are at risk for SITTING DISEASE, check out  https://www.juststand.org/  

STEP THREE (March's Challenge) : Cut out sweets or caffeine for the next 30 days.
 
STEP TWO (February's Challenge) : DO ONE ACTIVITY AT LEAST SIX DAYS A WEEK.

STEP ONE  (January's Challenge) : KEEP TRACK OF YOUR WATER INTAKE - STAY HYDRATED 
UPDATE FROM OUR HARVESTERS
While the parents learned more about the Global Pathfinder Camporee in August, the Pathfinders worked on their pizza honor with Master Pizza Chef, Mr. Joe Sarcona, sharing his coveted secrets. The parents had a chance to taste the end products and gave their hearty approval.

The Pathfinders will have their first campout on April 12-14 - on the church campus. They will be participating in Feeding America that weekend as well.

Check out the Michigan Pathfinders site for information about activities and preparation for the summer Oshkosh trip: https://www.facebook.com/michiganpathfinders/
PPAC FINANCIAL REPORT
February 2019
By Chris Randall, Treasury Chair
Take a careful look at the Treasurer's Report each month - and prayerfully consider your family's contributions. PPAC has been trending behind recently, so this section is worth your attention.
  
Treasurers' Report for FEBRUARY 2019. Here are some items of interest:
  • Tithe was $27,541 for February. This results in a fiscal year total that is 13.8% behind the previous year. Remember that 100% of Tithe is remitted directly to the Conference and represents nearly 60% of our receipts for the year.
  • Income/giving to Local Church Budget was $11,984 in February. Compared to our monthly target of $14,663 we are now $7,813 or 8.9% behind our YTD goal and 6.1% behind the previous year.
  • Cornerstone (capital/building projects) received $9,525 in February. This is a significant bump from the average of the previous few months of $2,300 and shows the growing interest and support for Vision 2019.
  • The PPSDA Promise (education endowment) investment account has a current value of $146,462 with an additional $2,389 in the PPAC trust account and another $7,500 in transit to the brokerage account.
  • Our reserves continue to be healthy and earning interest in the Revolving Fund at the Lake Union Conference. In total our cash on hand, general operating reserve, and capital replacement reserve is down 1.8% comparing 2/28/18 to 2/28/19.
  • Roughly 75% of our giving (dollar value) is now coming via the web. This is certainly easier for Deacons and Treasurers as it reduces time for counting, possibility for error, and ultimately time and travel to the bank. If you haven't yet tried online giving please give it a try! Look for "Adventist Giving" in your phone's app store, go to https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANFFT1/envelope/start, or visit http://www.pawpaw.church/  and click on Members to find the tab for giving.  

LET'S BE NICE!
The MARCH "Nice and Kind" winners are the women of PPAC. A pretty common Sunday activity is to gather in the Fireside Room or the Lower Level to celebrate new babies or brides-to-be. Various ladies bring fancy food, decorate walls and tables, and maybe plan a silly game with a prize. Everyone comes in, laden with gifts to help the new mom or bride get started on a most important venture. The next time an invitation lands in your mailbox (Sara Merrills' Bridal Shower - 11:00 a.m. on May 6), make sure to come! Not only are you being NICE to someone else, you get a chance to chat with your new best friends! 
 
Pictured here is Sherena Marvin and her mom, Nancy, at the March 10 shower for Layla, who surprised her mom by showing up a couple of weeks early on March 7. 
 
Thanks, PPAC Women for BEING NICE 
 
Be on the lookout for the APRIL winner! Focusing on the Review article in the January Edition, we are answering that important question, "Adventists are Nice?" right here at PPAC. If you see an Act of Niceness/Kindness, take a picture and send it to Jan Bermingham.  

A Second Winner!
The second MARCH Nice and Kind winner is Frida Boyd! The fellowship meal on March 9 was provided by Frida with an African theme. Frida is originally from Tanzania and is an amazing cook - she used to own and operate Jambo, a popular African restaurant in Oshtemo.
Frida also is serving as Head Deaconess for PPAC at this time. This is the second time she has treated the entire church to a variety of tasty dishes. Thanks, Frida, for being NICE and KIND! We love you!!!!!   
CHILDREN'S CHOIR
A big thank you to Maribeth Henry and Micole Dyson for their work with the Children's Choir. They will bless us with their musical enthusiasm on March 30, so make sure you are at PPAC to appreciate the children lifting joyful praise to their Creator. If your child would like to be part of the choir, let Maribeth or Micole know.
PR. ROB VULCANO
Our Newest Seminary Pastor
PPAC has been blessed with many God-sent Seminary pastors (Theological Field Evangelism is the current handle), and Robert Vulcano is our most recent addition. Although he grew up mostly in Seattle, Washington, along with a few other states. However, he says he identifies with Seattle not only because he was raised there, but because he met Jesus while living there. He was not born or raised a Christian, let alone Adventist. He says, "So, in many ways, it was my experiences in Seattle that shaped my life as a man, father, and a Christian. And I look forward to utilizing these experiences for God's glory!"

We are blessed with Mona Sarcona's eyes because she is responsible for introducing Pastor Robert to our church. She assured him that PPAC was family-based and passionate about Jesus. Because she helps organize the Summer Campout, she invited the Vulcanos to attend and he says this trip was fundamental in helping them decide to invest their time and passions at PPAC. Robert is dad to three children, Robert Jr, Michelle and Olivia. Nicholas and August, who are in college now, claim him as their adoptive dad. Family is fundamental to Robert and he thanks his Italian father and African-American mom for teaching him to value family and to make sound decisions. 
We have come to see Robert as a man of many interests and talents. He received his BS from Oakwood University in Organizational Management in 2011, becoming the first person in his family to ever attend and graduate from a four-year university. While in school, he became the father of three beautiful children. He believes that the additional responsibility of providing for his family while going to school was a testimony of God's continuous workings in the midst of our shortcomings.  
 
To say his background is diverse is an understatement; he has worked in schools as a teacher, in retail and restaurant management, in state and local government, as well as in information technology. While none of these ended up being the vocation that God eventually called him to do, Robert believes God used all of his experiences for good. 
 
Ministry wasn't on his mind earlier, but it certainly is his passion today. Currently, he is involved in Bible studies and vespers activities, as well as looking forward to implementing some upcoming plans for the church body. He says, "PPAC is very important to me because it reminds me of many things that Christ wants His church body to look like. And, my prayer for PPAC is to help - in my own personal way - to help our church reflect Christ more clearly." We look forward to working alongside Robert for God.
 
He dreams of partnering with a church body that uses all of the gifts and talents to meet the needs of members, as well as the community and all within its reach. He wonders what churches would be like if we really let the Holy Spirit take control, not only on Sabbath, but in how we live our personal lives, how we serve others, and how we worship during the week. His prayer is for the Holy Spirit to ignite the fire in us individually, in our families, and in our church so that we can experience Christ's true redemptive power. 
 
When asked about his hobbies and interests, Robert simply says, "I love spreading the love and redemptive power of Jesus Christ. I aspire for this love to be seen in all of the practical things that I am interested in." In the little bit of spare time he can scrape up, you will find him reading, building, enjoying athletics, writing, and doing anything DIY. He appreciates the spiritual gifts God has given him from teaching to preaching, from business to language, and more he is just discovering. As a lover of learning, he claims he is most interested in what he doesn't know yet, but he is intent on using whatever he learns for God's glory. Traveling is a keen interest as he has been able to travel throughout much of the US and several other countries.  
 
You can often learn about the depth of a person by his favorite quotes and texts. These are some of his favorites: 
  • "It is never a wrong time to do the right thing." - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "I believe in God as I believe in the sun. Not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - C.S. Lewis
  • "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
  • "Take up your cross and follow me." - Matthew 16:24
  • "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Acts 2:21
  • "He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him." - Hebrews 9:28
  • "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8

THE GONZALEZ FAMILY
Daniel, Wendy, Cora, and Ella
Both Daniel and Wendy Gonzalez spent some of their growing up years in missionary settings, but on opposite sides of the world. Daniel was born in Uruguay, but came to Berrien Springs as a five-year-old while his parents were in college. In 1994, the family moved to Mexico where they were missionaries for 8 years, particularly serving at the University of Montemorelos.

Wendy was born in California, but went to Saipan with her missionary family when she was three years old. The family returned to Sonora, California after eight years, where she spent the rest of her growing up years.

Their how-we-met-and-fell-in-love story is missionary-based, as well. Wendy's best friend had told her about this "Daniel guy" she had met at Walla Walla University's Summer Marine Lab, believing he might be "the one" for Wendy. A year later, both were planning for student missionary years; Wendy through Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) to Guinea, West Africa and Daniel through Maranatha to an orphanage in El Salvador. They attended a one-month orientation in Berrien Springs in 2003. Daniel was more than reluctant to attend because he already understood missionary life, the culture and the language, but he came to understand God's leading when he met Wendy. Four weeks was enough time for them to continue their relationship by mail, just to see if the initial attraction would stand the test of separation. 
 
At the end of the year. Daniel met Wendy in Paris before he started his trip around Europe with friends, and the friendship led to a commitment later that summer. Daniel was starting at Loma Linda, so Wendy transferred from Pacific Union College to La Sierra University to end the long distance challenges. They were married in 2007. 
 
Education is very much a part of their lives. Daniel holds a BS in Biology from Andrews, an MS in Biology from Loma LInda University and a 2013 PhD in Ecology from Duke University. He currently is an assistant professor of biology at Andrews. If you have listened to his children's stories at church or if you have had a chance to talk with him, you know his passion is deep and his knowledge is vast. 
 
Wendy's BA in Liberal Studies came from LaSierra University and her BS in Dental Hygiene is from the University of North Carolina. She is a dental hygienist with Kai Steele Dentistry in St. Joseph and South Haven.
 
Central to this family are two beautiful girls, seven-year-old Cora and Ella, who is three. Mom and Dad say they fill their hearts with absolute joy. The family enjoys camping, biking, reading and traveling.
 
We are delighted they recently have chosen to make their church home here. They first attended one Sabbath in 2013 with Wendy's cousin, who was visiting from California. They were well established in a church closer to their home, but they enjoyed the church that day. Wendy says, "As our circumstances changed, we began searching for a new home church last year. We remembered the welcoming environment and the solid display of Christ-centeredness here at Paw Paw."  
 
Both Wendy and Daniel have been dedicated to children's Sabbath School divisions and Pathfinders, so PPAC is truly blessed with their commitment to the Paw Paw Harvesters. Daniel's passions for biology and ecology bring the knowledge of and the care for God's creation to life. As one eighth grader was asked what she wanted to be when she finished school last week, she said, "Daniel Gonzalez".  
 
The family shares a favorite text, Micah 6:8. "He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MARCH
Congratulations, Jacob!
We were blessed to be able to witness the baptism of Jacob Elanko on March 23rd.
Kerianah & Jake shared their musical gifts with us.
Pr. Taylor & Hannah, visiting PPAC students at Kalamazoo Christian's annual "Pastor's Chapel" event.
Our Kindergarten SS program really knows how to keep their students' attentions!
Before
After!
Pr. Krysten Thomas
We were blessed by a message from Pr. Krysten Thomas on March 16th, filling in for Pr. Michelle (who was battling the flu).

You'll have the chance to learn more about Pr. Krysten in the upcoming months; she'll be joining our Seminary Pastoral Team this upcoming fall!
CONGRATULATIONS, DR. DYSON!
Congratulations to Micole Dyson on her upcoming graduation from Western Michigan University with a PhD in Educational Leadership. PPAC prayed her through the defense of her dissertation on March 14. She already holds several degrees: B.S. in Elementary Education from Andrews University, MA from LaSierra, and Ed.S. from Eastern Michigan. Her ambitious five year pursuit will be recognized next month when she collects the final sheepskin! 
 
Dr. Dyson (doesn't that just roll off your tongue!) taught at Antelope Valley Adventist School in California before coming to Michigan. She is currently the principal at Woods Lake Elementary, Kalamazoo Public Schools - and wife to Rodney and mom to Malachi and Caleb, the last of the Dysons still at home. She is pictured above with her family and borrowed son, Brandon Bledsaw, who attended her dissertation defense. 
 
Micole says she is reminded of the following scriptures, ". . . He will finish the work that He has begun in you." Philippians 1:6. She says she is also glad that ". . . Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights." James 1:17. On the wall in her home office, she has posted, "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord." Jeremiah 29:11. Although she has worked so very hard, she gives God the credit for her accomplishments.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
ARE YOU IN NEED OF A GREATER REVELATION?
 
As a church family, we have taken the past three months to delve into "The Revelation of Jesus Christ." But your study doesn't have to stop at the end of the quarter. Our church has many excellent books on Revelation, including:  
  • Plain Revelation, by Ranko Stefanovic
  • Secrets of Revelation, by Jacques Doukhan
  • God Cares, Vol. 2, by C.M. Maxwell
  • Victory in Christ by our own James Merrills.
For family and friends who are interested in knowing more about the end-time and Jesus' soon return, our church has many magazines, booklets and tracts on Revelation and Bible prophecy. These can be shared with people you know or simply placed where someone who may be interested will see it. 
For more information about our books and literature, contact Jim Merrills or the Adventist Book Center (ABC) in nearby Berrien Springs, at 269-471-7331  

BRIDAL SHOWER FOR SARA MERRILLS
Sunday, May 5



LADIES OF THE CHURCH 
Mark your calendars now 
Breakfast Brunch Bash 
for Sara Merrills 
Sunday, May 5 
11:00 a.m. 


More information to follow!  

APRIL CALENDAR
March 30:       Speaker: Pastor Tara Jean-Baptiste, Children's Choir
April 3:          Fab 50s, 11:45, Fireside Room
April 6:            Speaker: Village SDA School Youth Program
April 10:         Final Meeting for GriefShare, 6:15, Fireside Room
April 11:          Feeding America, Church Parking Lot, 10:00 - 12:00
April 12-14:     Pathfinder Campout, Church Campus (Feeding America - Allegan)
April 13:          Speaker: Pastor Chad Angasan
April 15:          Finance Committee, 6:30 pm, Church Board, 7:00 pm
April 20:          Communion Celebration, 10:00 (Cradle Roll and Kindergarten will have Sabbath School)
                       Speaker: "A Matter of Perspective", 11:05, Sanctuary
                       Lunch with Jesus and the Disciples, 12:45, Lower Level
April 27:         Speaker: Pastor Taylor, Jesus in Jeans Sabbath - CHOOSE A SERVICE PROJECT to complete by May 11
April 28:          CROP WALK, 1:00 - Registration, 2:00 - Walk, United Methodist Church
May 5:            Breakfast Brunch Bridal Bash for Sara Merrills, noon, Lower Level, 11:00
PRAYER AND PRAISE
  • Dave, Kathy and Amy Hill - Amy is now at White Oaks
  • Anna Freeman - Recovering from complications from her February 19 surgery at home!
  • Donelle and Caleb O'Connor - Health Challenges and thank you prayers
  • Meredith (Liam) Steele - Making improvements, but in need of continued recovery, 616 Benson Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
  • The Kniss Family, 723 E. Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw, 49079
  • Nancy Boothby - Health challenges, 3060 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Anita Ashton - Send a card or come and visit! 6600 Constitution Blvd, Unit 8, Portage, MI, 49024
  • Emilie Bermingham - Jim's mother in declining health under Hospice care
  • David Scofield - Health Challenges, 10640 Paw Paw Lake Dr, Paw Paw, MI 49079
  • Becky Lynn, Karl and James Driskel - Karl continues to experience significant health issues
  • Mary Kay Bever, 4220 Leisure Lane, Apt E435, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Lewis and Ardyth Owen, 6154 Valley Drive, Paw Paw 49079
red-pink-flowers.jpg
STAY CONNECTED
Don't miss anything that might be going on - even if you aren't there, you can be there! 

Check out the Facebook page, which has very frequent updates, videos, pictures, and other posts.   https://www.facebook.com/pawpawsda

Check out the Paw Paw SDA website,  http://www.pawpaw.church/  where you will find a variety of information about past and upcoming events, including links to other church related sites.

The Paw Paw YouTube Channel can be found at  https://www.youtube.com/user/ppacav