Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
June 24, 2018
This Sunday 

This Sunday we welcome back the Reverend Alice Batcher.  

The Rev. Batcher graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan, and was originally ordained by the American Baptist Churches of NJ. Her ordination standing is currently with the United Church of Christ.

Alice enjoys visiting many different Presbyterian and UCC churches as a Pulpit Supply Pastor. After serving as Pastor in several congregations, Alice is currently training to be a Funeral Director. Currently a resident of Lakewood, Alice enjoys walking her aging dog, and occasional days at the beach during the Summer.

Congregational Meeting

Following the service on Sunday there will be a meeting of the congregation of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary.

This short meeting will act on a report from the Nominating Committee with respect to the election of church officers and to elect a new Nominating Committee.  The following names are presented on Sunday:

Ruling Elders Class of 2021
Amanda Rauffer
Jacque Thornton 

Ruling Elders  Class of 2019 - Filling an unexpired term
Linda Lee Smith

Board of Deacons Class of 2021 
Susan Beltran
Joseph Paradise
Celisha Scarpone
Ryan Wittmann

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 Hughes family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Tim, Bette, Kelly, Kieran, and Lauren, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: The family of Marian Beckley; Nancy Cook; Mary McSweeney; Deidre Stietzel Pope

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

For our Church: Wisdom, guidance and patience during this transitional time.

Travel Mercies for Karen Norby as she returns from Uganda and Susan Beltran as she leaves for Nairobi.

Church Office Hours for this Upcoming Week
Church Office Hours

Thank you to those who have volunteered to cover the church office this week.  For this week only while the secretary is on vacation - the church office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9 to 12 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. The office will not be open on Friday, June 29th.  

The Rev. Linda Chase will be back in the office Monday and Wednesday of this week and will be preaching on Sunday, July 1. For prayer concerns for the week please contact Frankie Kunz directly at 732-892-4223.

As a reminder the church office closes at noon on Fridays during the months of July and August.  Please have all bulletin information in by Thursday mornings.

Summer Giving

Summer brings a lot of things but often it means a drop in attendance due to vacations Summer Pledge - Don't Forget and summer distractions. I t is during the summer that our giving tends to dips.  Our ministries here at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church continue during the summer months - worship on Sunday continues, the office remains staffed and ready to help, various groups continue to meet, and we even have a Vacation Bible School in August. Our financial team does a great job preparing for this summer decline but our summer bills never take a vacation.  We very much need your continued financial support in the summer months.  

If you are away over the summer you can take advantage of several ways to easily give.  
1.  Donations can be mailed or dropped off directly to the church. 
2.  You can use your bank's online bill pay system which can automatically make a payment on a date you desire.  
3.  Our website online allows you to use a debit/credit card to schedule a payment.    

Our electronic giving services is powered by the Presbyterian Foundation.  When you make a payment through our website you are not only contributing towards our mission but also to the global Presbyterian mission.  All ways are s imple, safe and secure and include no setup or maintenance fees.

Remember that.....

Giving allows you to be obedient to God

Giving helps you grow in your faith

Giving supports the ministries of PPPC

Giving allows you to be a part of God's story locally and around the world

Giving allows the Holy Spirit to transform you into an open-handed and generous person

Your faithful giving is always appreciated and used wisely.  

Dine Around This Month

All Presbyterian Women are invited to "dine around" locally the last Wednesday of each month. 

This month on June 27th we will be going to Houlahans, at  491    Rt. 70  in Brick, by Costco's. beginning at 6:00 p.m  

We'd love all PWs to join the fun, get to know one another better, share the fellowship.  If you plan to attend please call Maggie Gaise at 732-295-0908 or Lynn Hahm at 732-920-7133 so we can reserve space, but if you are not sure, just come and we'll make room for everyone!  

Please mark your calendars now for that Ladies Night Out.  It's fun!!

Highlights From This Month's Session Meeting

  • Amended motion passed to allow same sex marriages in the Sanctuary of PPPC,  if at least one member of the couple has a connection to the church.  If the Pastor or Associate Pastor declines to perform the ceremony, as is his/her right, the couple may bring in another minister to perform the ceremony, as long as that person is from a denomination in communion with PCUSA and is in good standing.
  • Approved additional NA group to rent the Annex on Tuesday nights from 7:45-9:00 PM
  • Approved the motion to fix the manse to accommodate a new pastor or to accommodate a rental agreement, with funding up to the estimated cost of $52,500.
  • Quarterly combined schedule of ushers, liturgists, and Communion servers will be distributed. Assigned volunteers will be responsible for finding their own replacements when unable to serve.  
  • Heard a report that the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee is interviewing three prospective Interim Pastors hoping to have one of the candidates in place by September.
  • Coffee Hour Host volunteers are need in August (3 weeks) and on July 22nd.
  • Resource Committee is authorized to choose a vendor for Wifi installation in the Annex.
  • Finance Committee reminded us that church expenses continue over the summer, so please continue to be generous with your pledges and donations.
  • Homeland Security will do a walk-through of the Sanctuary and the Annex buildings to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses and address possible responses to violent intent.
  • Church Picnic is scheduled for August 26, 2018 at Riverfront Park, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, rain or shine.
  • Personnel Committee announced the resignations of Church School Coordinator, Patricia Stoffers, and Dove Choir Acting Director, Rebecca Muraglia. A job description is being advertised for Church School Coordinator.

This Monday is a Rainbow Diner Monday

This Monday, June 25 members of our congregation will be meeting for Lunch at the Rainbow Diner in Brick. Lunch begins at 12 noon. Stop in and have lunch with some friends. Better yet, call and invite someone you know who would enjoy having lunch out for a change.

AMPED Vacation Bible School
Live Fully Alive!

Our new curriculum centers on faith and encourages hands-on learning and fun!

AMPED VBS will help children understand why God wants each of us to be FILLED with CONFIDENCE. He wants us to LIVE FULLY ALIVE, because we can believe that what He says is TRUE!

Each day we will worship, experience a new Bible story, watch a video, create a craft, enjoy snack, learn new songs with exciting dance moves, and play a game. Thursday night will be family night.

For our Mission Project, 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 throughout the year.

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 and continues through Friday, August 17, 2018
Hours are 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

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!

VBS Donations Needed

As we begin preparing for VBS, we are in need of contributions, either financial, small waters or individually wrapped snacks for the week.  Donations can be placed in the marked bins in the Narthex.  For donations please indicated "VBS snacks" on your check.

Anything you provide will be extremely helpful to making this year a success. Thank you for your time!

Summer Bible Study 

At the request of many of you there will be a Summer Bible study.  

By popular demand, we will use a book we have used before called "Embracing Forgiveness."  This is a 5 week study that will be held on each Monday during the month of July.  The first class will be July 2nd at 11: 3 0 a.m .  

You are welcome to bring a lunch or perhaps some would like to go out to lunch afterward.  

If you would like us to order a book for you for $10, please let Linda Chase know or you may order yours directly online.  A signup sheet is in the Narthex. 

Participants will need to read the first session before coming to class on July 2. 

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

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

June 24 - Marilyn Coppolino
July 1 - Sundae Sunday
July 8 - Busy Hands
July 15 - Judith Rachel Circle
July 22- Open  ** Host  Needed **
July 29 - Susan Reilly/Marjorie Meklin

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

June 24
June 25 Gayle Ferry
June 26 Bryan Smith
June 27 Caitlyn Cook
June 28 Aidian McGuire
July 1 Amy Wisniewski
July 2 Thomas D'Amore
July 3 Lorraine Williams
July 4 
July 5 Jane Millar
July 6 Emily O'Connor
July 7 Robert McSweeney
July 8 Ronald Claeys, Kyle Jones
July 9 Kelly Iadarola
July 10 John Cutting
July 11 Carol Eckenfelder
July 12 Christine Conway
July 13 Laura Landre, Marjorie Watson
July 14 
July 15 Doris Pennypacker, Lauren Rauffer
July 16 Lindsey Knehr, Thomas Reinhold
July 17 Kelly Hughes, Lauren Hughes
July 18 JoAnna Liotta
July 19 Eileen Jinks, Ruthanne Paulus
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, Bill Findlay Jr., Deborah McCrossan
July 24 Perry Collins,  Marion Search
July 25 Vivian Reid, Virginia Waldie
July 26 Janice Carter
July 27 
July 28 Nancy Pazienza
July 29 
July 30 Carol Bonebrake, George Koch, Jonathan Yount
July 31

Up Coming Events

Sunday, July 1 - Ordination and Installation of Officers
August 13-17 - Amped Vacation Bible School
Sunday, August 26th - Church Picnic at Riverside Park
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, June 24 
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Noisy Offering
11:00 a.m. - Congregational Meeting
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Monday,   June 25
12:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner

Tuesday,   June 26
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
6:00 p.m. - Interim Committee

Wednesday,  June 27
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast at the Rainbow Diner
6:30 p.m. - Dine Around, Houlihan's in Brick

Thursday, June 28
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 30

Sunday, July 1
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion

Photos of the Week

Friday Family Fun Night at the Blue Claws Last Week.  
Thank you Dee D'Amore for organizing.   

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 
Rebecca Muraglia, Acting Dove Choir Director - Email 
Christian Education Staff
Tricia Stoffers , Sunday School Coordinator - Email
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