Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
September 23, 2018

Dear Friends

As I write my last piece for Constant Contact, Busy Hands are outside my office chatting, sewing, ironing and pinning various items getting them ready to sell at the Christmas Boutique. These women do such wonderful work behind the scenes. This group reminds me how much I will miss the many friends I have made and the comfortable friendships that I have formed over the past several years here at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Thank you one and all for welcoming me  so warmly over 8 years ago. Right from the first I was embraced as being part of this church family. We have laughed and cried together and I have cherished our time together. My faith has grown and strengthened in your midst and hopefully, I have helped your faith grow as well.

Looking ahead, I see nothing but wide open possibilities for this community of faith. You have a solid foundation built on your faith in Jesus Christ. More and more I have sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit working in your midst. The expression that comes to mind is, "You ain't seen nothing yet!" and truly I believe, that, with God leading you, that is what is ahead for Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.


Pastor Linda
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 Family for the week is the Chase family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Linda, Doug and Faythe as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Gerard Cosimo; Diane Sikora; the family of Andrew LaManna.

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

With us as we honor t he retirement of 
The Reverend Linda Chase

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Followed by a reception
in Wilton Hall

Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

IHN This Week
IHN Trailer

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 hosts from 7 to 9:00 p.m. on one evening, as well as 
one more couple to stay overnight as chaperones.  

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!
Responding to Hurricane Florence

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Florence. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Florence on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Initial assessments suggest catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months.

The storm's path is cutting across areas still recovering from Hurricane Matthew (2016). While these winds and waters have meant loss and destruction, the work of PDA might become, as the Psalmist says, "a river whose streams make glad the city of God."

PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain-providing spiritual emotional care and Long Term Recovery to address unmet needs of those impacted.  Through your prayerful gifts we draw hope out of the chaos. 

The Board of Deacons has generously responded by sending a donation last week to PDA.    To make a donation look for the bulletin insert this Sunday.  Gifts can be sent into the church marked "PDA", or made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Jersey Shore Remembers - Paying it Forward With Cleanup Supplies

Kyle and Frank Jones are collecting items that will be sent down to Hurricane Florence survivors in affected areas in the Carolinas.  Look for Kyle and Frank after church this Sunday in the CE Annex driveway and they will collect your items and load them into their black pickup truck or just put them in the bed of the truck.  You can pull up your car by the driveway so there is no need for carrying items into church.  Here's a list of items that are needed now, mainly cleaning, muck-out supplies:

Cleaning supplies, bleach , 5-gallon buckets, contractor garbage bags, flashlights, batteries, soap, hand sanitizer, baby/adult wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, plastic silverware, solar chargers, solar/battery fans, solar lights, ax, generators, work gloves, masks, wheel barrels, hand saws, rakes, shovels, plastic zip bags all sizes, rubber work boots, dehumidifiers, crowbars, hammers, utility knives, sledge hammer, chainsaws, rope, safety glasses, moldicides, large candles, air circulators, extension cords, ground fault protectors, pop-up canopies, dish soap, first-aid kits, collars and leashes, collapsible dog crates, dog bowls, dog beds, cat litter, dog/cat food, Ensure, aspirin, pain relief, nonperishable food (not expired), canned meat (vienna sausage, tuna, spam, chicken, ham, beef stew, soup, peanut butter, beans (can and dry), vegetables/fruits in a can, spaghetti, beef jerky, Slim Jim's, CAN OPENERS - NO GLASS

You can also make monetary donations thru Presbytery Disaster Assistance (PDA)
Thank You

Lunch at the Rainbow Diner

Join others for lunch this Monday at the Rainbow Diner in Brick.  This informal way of fellowship will brighten your day.  Men, women, members, non members - all are always welcome.  The Rainbow Diner is at  849 NJ-70, in Brick.  Lunch begins at noon.  

September Dine Around Coming This Week

Attention all Presbyterian Women!  On the fourth  Wednesday  of this month, September 26th, we will meet at Frankie's on Rt. 35 N, Pt. Pleasant, at 6:30 p.m.  for our "dine around."  

We would love to have all of our women and their friends join us for good fellowship and good food, but we need a phone call to Maggie at 732-295-0908, or Lynn at 732-920-7133, in order to call ahead to reserve space for our group.  (Last time we had to change location at the last minute because we had no idea how many would be there. So if you don't remember those numbers you can call the church in a pinch!) See you all on the fourth Wednesday!!

Highlights of Session Meeting September 18, 2018

Motion: Made, seconded and passed that the resignation letter of Nancy Stout, Elder and Chairperson of Buildings & Grounds Committee, be accepted with regret and thanks for her service.

Announcement: A Point Pleasant Beach Police officer, Detective Derek O'Neill, will walk through the campus buildings and grounds with Brian Potter, Kent Lorentzen, Craig Lambie, and Frank Jones to make recommendations for dealing with emergencies that arise. Plans of the buildings should be given to the police at that time. This will be completed by the October Session meeting.

Motion: Made, seconded and passed that the church order a minimum of 500 business cards (estimate of cost: $20) for church representatives to hand out in their interactions of behalf of the congregation.

Motion: Made, seconded and unanimously passed to confer the title Director of Music Emeritus on William R. Shoppell, Jr with a plaque made to that effect to hang inside the Choir Room to honor Bill's many years of dedicated service.

Motion: Made seconded and passed to do a feasibility study to examine the possibility of the sale of the property next to the Annex playground and assess what impact that sale would have on the rest of the campus, the church school and nursery school, and the church as a whole.

Announcement: A called Session meeting will be held September 30 for the purpose of examining Deacons-Elect.

Announcement: Plans for Bill Shoppell's celebration are being made in anticipation of the October 7th reception in Chittick Lounge.

Announcement: 75% of those who pledged are meeting their pledges, so there is a cash flow challenge at the moment.

Announcements: IHN CROP Walk-October 14th. Deacons' Blood Drive-November 18th

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Reusch, Clerk

Financial Update
Financial News

Tithes and offerings recieved during the month of August amounted to $14,575.  Our expenses last month came to $23,007.  Let's not wait for someone else to do what needs to be done was the Sunday School theme for last Sunday.  Let us apply that to our financial support of our wonderful church.  
This Week at Point Beach Prep

Every day we come together for circle time to discuss the weather, what day it is, and our letter of the week. We salute the flag and assign a daily job to each student. We have begun working on our alphabet and this week we learned letter A. We learned there are capital letters and lower case letters plus the sound that A makes. We sang ABC songs.

Our Nursery met the animal puppet, Mr. Alligator. They read Animal Boogie, All the Awake Animals, and Airplanes. Some of their activities were apple printing,marching like ants, making an ant,making an alligator, and flying airplanes. The Dramatic Play area was set up as an airplane, complete with pilot's hat.

Our Pre-K met our letter doll Ms. A, who has allergies and says a-choo! They learned their first sight word, a. They learned sign language for letter a and the word awesome. They read The Letter A Book, The Apple Pie Tree, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Apples Here. They learned all about apples and did a taste test to pick their favorite- red, green or yellow. What an awesome week we had!

Two Weeks Away

Come Celebrate the retirement of
William Shoppell, Jr.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Followed by a reception
in the Fellowship Room

Those who wish to sing should try to attend
one Thursday evening rehearsal at 7:30 pm, 27th of September or 4th of October. Or come to rehearsal at 9:15 AM
on Sunday, October 7th.

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions

September 23 - Reception for the Rev. Linda Chase
September 30 - Hosted by  Bette Hughes
October 7 - Retirement Reception for Bill Shoppell 
October 14 - Open House at the Manse
October 21 - Church Anniversary Brunch
October 28 -  Host Needed

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Sept 23 
Sept 24
Sept 25
Sept 26 John Brzyski Jr., Katherine Durante, Robin Fiorentino
Sept 27
Sept 28 Pam Cole
Sept 29 Leigh Reinwald
Sept 30 Donna Fahey, Dalton Garner

Up Coming Events

September 30 - Deacon Ordination
October 7 - World Communion Sunday with Peace and Global Witness Offering
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, September 23
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Noisy Offering
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
11:00 a.m. - Retirement Celebration for Linda Chase
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Monday,   September 24
9:15 a.m. - PW Coordinating Team
12:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner, all Welcome
6:15 p.m. - Choral Bell Rehearsal, Fellowship Room

Tuesday,   September 25
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Wednesday, September 26
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner
6:30 p.m. - PW Dine Around at Frankie's Restaurant, Point Pleasant Beach

Thursday, September 27
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
7:30 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, September 28

Saturday, September 29
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, September 30
9:00 a.m. - Special Session Meeting, Fellowship Room
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Special Music
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
11:00 a.m. - Coffee Hour, Chittick Lounge
Photo of the Week

On Sunday May 23, 2010 - Pentecost,  Rev. Linda Chase preached her first sermon here at PPPC.  Be sure to join us this Sunday as we are blessed one more time with her final message to us. 
Contact Us

The Rev. Osvaldo Nuesch, Interim Pastor - Email
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
Morgan Sarbello, Choral Bells Director - 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