November 21, 2019

Current Message Series

Join us this Sunday for our last week of the message series, "Seeing Like Jesus." We'll learn & grow together from Jesus' example of truly seeing people as people and not projects.
Upcoming Message Series

Join us for the next message series that will begin Sunday, December 1st.

Fall Business Meeting This Sunday Evening
New Year budget concept - BUDGET 2020 written on wooden blocks.
Our Fall Church Business Meeting will be November 24th at 5:00pm. Childcare for birth-PreK will be available.

Copies of the proposed 2020 Budget & the Fall  Business Meeting Agenda are ready for you to pick up. Get your copy to review before the meeting at the Welcome Center and on the shelf just outside the church office.

Deacon's Christmas Party

Ladies Christmas Wrap Up

New Member Spotlight
This is a new section we're adding to our newsletter. God is blessing us with many new folks joining our PBC family. What better way to welcome them, than to get to know a little about them and to see a face you can pray for and introduce yourself to on Sunday!

Meet Rosemary Phelps-Joined 11/10/2019

Tell Us a Bit About You...
I grew up in West Branch Iowa and near Iowa City and the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics where I worked for 13 years.  I am new to Derby and new to PBC.  

What/who brought you to PBC?
I wanted to find a church Home.  I saw Iona Ellis out on her morning walk so I asked her if she had a church home.  She replied she did and it was a good one.  Since I do not drive I would need a ride.  (I have neuropathy but thankfully no diabetes yet).

Why have you decided to call PBC home?
PBC felt like home the minute I walked in the door.  It felt like I fit right in.

Favorite Bible verse
Well the 23 Psalm has always been a favorite of mine. 

Areas you enjoy serving in or hobbies/interests?
I like sewing and crafts.

Parent-Child Dedication December 15th
Child Dedication
PBC would like to partner with parents and support them in the journey of raising children for the Lord.  Our next parent-child dedication is  Dec. 15 at the  beginning of the worship service.

Please sign up on the connection card Sunday, call the church office, or email We will need your child's name, birth date, and a current photo of your child or a family photo.
LifeGroup Christmas Party Scheduling
It will soon be that time of year for Christmas parties. 

Please be sure to call the church office and check to see if your date is available  and schedule your party before dates fill up! We appreciate a head's up even if your party will be not be at the church. 

You must reserve a room for your party. Please do not assume it will be available.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Holiday Schedule
Marked and written holiday in a calendar to remind you an important appointment.
Here is a List of our upcoming schedules through the holidays.

PBC Holiday Schedule 
Wed. 11/27: 
Church Office Closes at Noon
No Evening Activities
Thursday 11/28: 
Happy Thanksgiving! Church Office is closed.
Sunday 12/1:
No Evening Activities
Sunday 12/22:
9:15am Christmas Fellowship Breakfast 
(No Sunday Morning LifeGroups)
No Sunday Evening Activities
Tuesday 12/24:
Church Office Closes at Noon
6:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Wednesday 12/25:
Merry Christmas! Church Office is closed.
No Evening Activities 
Thursday 12/26:
Church Office is closed
Sunday 12/29:
No Evening Activities
Tuesday 12/31:
Church Office Closes at Noon
Wednesday 1/1:
Church Office Closed
No Evening Activities

Youth Group Happenings
All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join in on any of these events
PARENTS- If you would like to stay in the loop with events and know what the kids are learning, please email

Special Events
  • 11/13-12/4: CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER This year the youth will be having a coffee fundraiser during the holiday season. This fundraiser will help them with their camp fees. See Corey for details.
  • 12/18: White Elephant Christmas Party 
    The last Wednesday of the year we are going to have a Christmas party filed with hot chocolate and fun. We will be doing a white elephant gift exchange. Each person needs to bring a gift but spend no more than 5 dollars on said gift. 
  • No Foundry on these dates:
    11/27- No Wednesday Night Foundry 
    12/1 No Sunday Night Foundry 
    12/25- No Wednesday Night Foundry
    12/29 No Sunday Night Foundry  
    1/1- No Wednesday Night Foundry 
  • Dates to know for the future:
    1/12-Parents Lunch after Church
    2/7 Winter Jam 
    2/14 Valentines day dinner 
    3/27-3/29 Spring Retreat 

Regular Events*
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm & Sundays at 6:00pm
*Usually do not meet if it's a holiday. Check schedule on back of the worship guides each Sunday.

*Stay in the loop with the Foundry's Google Calendar. Check it out here
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
 This study has already began but it's designed for you to jump in whenever. Feel free to join this group anytime!
Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals
family meal  
This Week's Menu (11/27):

-No Meal Next Week-
Happy Thanksgiving!

We ask that you PLEASE call the church by Noon on Tuesday if you are planning on attending (and don;t have a standing reservation) or can't make it.

Meals begin promptly at 5:30pm and end by 6:00pm usually. Cost is  $3 for adults & $2 for children 12 & under.

Reserve your spot for the whole season. Will call status is also available and requires a call each week you plan on attending by 12:00pm on Tuesdays. We'll need to know # of adults, kids, and if any food allergies need considered.
Miss the Message on Sunday?    

If you missed the Sunday sermon or want to listen to it you can "watch" each message on-line by clicking here. Enjoy!
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