Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
August 26, 2018
This Sunday 

It's not too late to join us for the

Church Picnic this Sunday! 
Just come no signup needed!

This Sunday's weather will be beautiful. The forecast calls for clear skies with the temperature in the mid 70s going up to the low 80s. Perfect weather for a picnic!

Please join us this Sunday, for the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church's Annual Picnic. It's being held at Riverfront Park, Point Pleasant Boro, from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage you to come at 10:00 for the informal worship service (we won't be having worship in the church Sanctuary that day), but in fact you can arrive and depart at any time that's convenient.

Everyone's welcome, members and friends of the church alike! Please spread the word...

At our informal worship service, you'll have a chance - if you wish - to share how 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

We will be having Jersey Mike Subs with gluten free options available.  Paper products will also be supplied. Each guest/family, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share as well as your own drinks. 

This Sunday will also be Noisy Offering...so bring your spare change and lets make a joyful noise unto the Lord for all of the residents in the Boro to hear.  All change collected supports ministries to relieve hunger locally, regionally, and globally.

So put on your blue church tee shirt, a dish to share, folding chairs, sunglasses, hats, and smiles and join us for a fun-filled day enjoying God's gift of nature with your family and friends. There is a large roofed pavilion that will provide plenty of shade.
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 Philips family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Melissa, Tim, Connor, MacKenzie and Madailin, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: The family of Sue Williams; Jesse Bissey; Mary McSweeney; Diane Sikora; 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: Thanksgiving for the Interim Pastoral Nominating Committee.

Meet Our New Interim Minister at the Picnic This Sunday

The Committee on Ministry of the Monmouth Presbytery approved the call of the Rev. Osvaldo Nüesch  begining September 1, 2018 to serve as the Intentional Interim Minister at PPPC.  We are excited to have him join us and eagerly await his arrival.  

This Sunday you will have the opportunity to meet Pastor Osy and his wife Juli as they join us as our guest at the picnic.  Pastor Osy will be preaching the following Sunday, September 2, 2018 at our 10:00 a.m. worship service with Communion.   

Osvaldo D. Nüesch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina into a Swiss family. His spiritual formation took place in The Salvation Army, and continued when he came to the USA in 1975 and after the appropriate preparation becoming involved in full time ministry for ten years. The transition to the Reformed Tradition was formalized while a student at Princeton Theological Seminary from where he graduated in 1993. After Seminary, Osy was the Music Director and Organist at Cary Presbyterian Church and also directed a Community Music School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was ordained and installed as Pastor of Bensalem Presbyterian Church in 1998 (lower Bucks County, part of the Presbytery of Philadelphia), a congregation he served for over 10 years. In 2008, Pastor Osy accepted a call to serve as the pastor of Six Mile Run Reformed Church, a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, located in Somerset County. He concluded his service there in June so that he may utilize the skills he has acquired in three decades of ministry and as a member of the Interim Ministry Network. Pastor Osy is delighted to commence his intentional interim phase of ministry at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Osy has been married to Juli (also a naturalized citizen originally from England) since 1980. Juli is a Human Resources professional in a multi-national company which requires regular travel. Her US office is in Plainsboro, NJ.

Pastor Osy and Juli have two adult children, Son Christopher is married to Erin and they both work in Manhattan and live in Jersey City. Their daughter Carolyn is married to Jeremy. They live with their two children Johannah (3 ½) and John Mark (19 months) in Amarillo Texas.

In his spare time, Pastor Osy likes to play the piano and the cornet, read works of fiction, walk their Golden Retriever pup, and travel with his wife. 

We Invite You to Sunday School
It's Time to Register!

We are thrilled to begin Sunday School on Sunday, September 9, 2018 with an exciting NEW curriculum! We will enjoy large and small group learning experiences, amazing Bible story videos, music, worship, dance, games, activities, crafts, and more, as we grow in our faith!

Please enjoy this Preview Video, so you will know what's happening in Sunday School during the month of September.  
We invite children from Preschool (age 3+) through grade 5 to join us. Each Sunday morning, the  children will enter the Sanctuary with their parents/guardians to experience the beginning of our 10:00 a.m. worship service. Then, they will leave, supervised by their teachers and Escort Shepherds, and walk across the street to Wilton Hall upstairs in the Education Annex. Following worship, we ask parents to enjoy fellowship at our Coffe e Hour, before they walk over to the Annex to gather their child(ren) from their classroom downstairs at 11:20 a.m.

So that we can prepare efficiently for your arrival, please download the online Sunday School Registration Form, fill-out both sides, and hand deliver or mail to the PPPC Church Office, 701 Forman Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 as soon as possible. May I suggest an even easier, quicker method? After filling out the form, take a photo with your cell phone of both sides and send it by email to pppcsundayschool@gmail.com. We will, at least, know quickly that you are coming! Then, return the original form with signature on the first day of Sunday School.

If you have questions, please email me directly or leave a message through the church office at (732) 899-0587.
With joy and anticipation,
Frank Perkowski (for the Sunday School Staff) 
Sunday School Coordinator 
"Anyone who welcomes a little child like this one in my name welcomes me."
Matthew 18:5 (NIRV)

Session Highlights from the Meeting on August 21

The Session took the following actions at their meeting on August 21, 2018 
  • The Committee on Ministry of the Monmouth Presbytery approved the call of the Rev. Osvaldo Nüesch  begining September 1, 2018 to serve as the Intentional Interim Minister at PPPC.
  • Motion passed to fund the cost of Kim Gaydos' dental insurance beginning in September 2018
  • Motion passed to dismiss the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee with thanks. Members of this committee will be recognized at the worship service on September 2, 2018.
  • Motion passed to approve the Policy & Procedures Handbook as amended.
  • Motion passed to approve two floating paid days off per year (no carry over) for hourly employees.
  • Police Chief Joe Michigan will address Session members, Sunday School representatives, and ushers regarding preparations to deal with a possible active shooter situation in the church and in the Annex after Labor Day.
  • Leadership structure is still being finalized
  • Plans for the Church Picnic on August 26 are in full swing-Jake will be present to reserve the gazebo at the park at 5:30 AM; Mike & Diane Manzo will supply subs; worship, sound system are planned; participants are reminded to bring their own drinks and a dish to share with others
  • New Beginnings report will be released to the congregation in mid-September
  • Reminder that offerings are below average as they often are in summer, so congregation should please make every effort to fulfill pledges and financially support the church activities and obligations
  • Morgan Sarbello will be the new Bell Choir Director
  • Eagle Scout candidate Andrew Warade will improve the larger Sunday School room by building 2 bookcases, installing doors that secure storage of equipment, resurfacing one wall by installing cork boards and a white board, and replacing handles on closets, all at no cost to the church
  • Farewell receptions for two of our beloved leaders who are retiring are being planned . The Rev. Linda Chase reception will be during Coffee Hour following worship on September 23rd. Choir Director William Shoppell reception will be following worship on October 7th

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.

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.
Monday is a Rainbow Diner Monday

Join others from our church at the Rainbow Diner for lunch beginning at 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome!  This is a great informal way to fellowship and get to know others from the Church.  The Rainbow Diner is located at 849 NJ-70, Brick, NJ.  We hope to see you there.  

Sign Up for IHN in September
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

September 2 - Sundae Sunday
September 9 - Church Brunch
September 16 - PW Membership Coffee Hour
September 23 - Reception for the Rev. Linda Chase
September 30 -  **Host Needed**

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Aug 26
Aug 27
Aug 28 Courtney Bixby
Aug 29
Aug 30 Lynn Hahm
Aug 31 Lisa Van Winkle

Up Coming Events

September 2 - Worship with new Interim Pastor the Rev.  Osvaldo N ü esch preaching 
September 11 - Sunday School Begins
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 26
10:00 a.m. - Church Picnic and Worship at Riverfront Park, Point Boro

Monday,   August 27
9:15 a.m. - PW Coordinating Team
12:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner, All Welcome
7:00 p.m. -  Deacon's Meeting

Tuesday,   August 28
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room

Wednesday,  August 29
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner

Thursday, August 30
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs

Friday, September 1

Saturday, September 2
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, September 3
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Special Music
11:00 a.m. - Sundae Sunday
Photos of the Week

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