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May 14, 2020

Worship Sunday Mornings
Join us for a virtual service, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as Pastor Brad continues with our series, " Image of the Invisible: Christ in Colossians"

All the options below are also available anytime after the service airs Sunday.   
  • Our Website:  Go to pbcderby.com/streaming. You will be able to join us for worship each Sunday morning starting at 10:30am.
  • Facebook: Good News! You no longer HAVE to have a Facebook account to visit our page! This is a great option for those of you desiring to interact online with one another. Visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/pbcderby also at 10:30am. It's here you can chat with those who are watching and with our pastors.
  • Kids Resources: Help your kids follow along during the sermon with our NEW Kids Sermon Notes page! Parents can download & print it by visiting pbcderby.com/kids or by clicking HERE.
  • YouTube: To access all our current videos & resources, visit our PBC Derby YouTube channel by clicking HERE.
  • Technology Challenges: If you are experiencing challenges watching our Sunday worship service don't hesitate to contact the church office. We will do our best to see how we can make sure you get connected.

PBC Worship Update

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Hey PBC Family,

We have missed gathering in-person for worship with you.  At this point, we are planning on coming together in-person for worship only on Sunday, June 7th at 10:30am.  We are doing everything we can to create a safe and worshipful environment.  However, it will look a little different than we have been used to.

As we approach June 7th, we will let you know more about the specifics of what it will all look like.  In the meantime, we appreciate your encouragement we have received so far, your prayers and your patience.

If you are not ready to join us in-person just yet, know that we understand and you can still connect with us online.  Our worship service will continue to be live streamed on our website - just go to the  Streaming tab.


PBC LifeGroup Study Available Online
We have added the Capstone LifeGroup study, Joseph - A Man of Integrity & Forgiveness, being taught by Paul Chichester.  

The current session, Study #9, can be found on our PBC Derby YouTube Channel or by clicking  HERE.

You can also download the Study Notes Page on our website, pbcderby.com/joseph or click HERE.

Each Friday a new session will be uploaded to our YouTube Channel - PBC Derby for you to watch.

Hand Made Face Coverings
 
A few individuals have donated hand sewn cloth masks for those who would like them.

It is important you know that these cloth masks are meant to protect OTHERS in case you are infected. They DO NOT prevent you from contracting CoVid-19.

They are first come, first served. They also come in a variety of styles and we will not guarantee availability of anything specific.

Please email the office@pbcderby.com if you are interested and with the following specifications:

-Child or Adult? 
-Male or Female?
-How Many?
-Desired Pick up time?

We ask that you do not come inside the church to get them. We will limit person to person contact by sealing your masks in a closed bag with your name on them. The sealed bags will be placed in a tote just outside the church office door by the mailbox.

There is no cost for the masks. However, many have asked if they could send donations. Donations are appreciated but not necessary. Anything collected from the masks will go to our Operation Christmas Child Fund. Please put "masks" in the memo of your check. T hank you!

For more information regarding the safe use and handling of cloth masks, please visit this CDC link HERE

Also, the County's website is a great resource on current protocols, updates & general information: Sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/

Disinfecting Supplies Needed
A close-up shot of an open aquamarine push top cap of a disinfectant wet wipes plastic container set on a plain white background. We are trying to create a safe environment as we approach coming together again. Unfortunately, disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol, or the equivalent) are extremely scarce. Thankfully, we are good on hand sanitizer for now. 

We are asking all of you to please grab an extra as you come across them during your normal shopping. 
You may drop them off during normal church office hours 
(M-TH 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). 

Thank you for your help! 

Embrace Baby Bottle Fundraiser
  
 
It's time for our annual Baby Bottle spare change fundraiser

In honor of Mother's Day we are kicking off our annual baby bottle "Change for Life" fundraiser starting Monday, May 11th. ALL proceeds will be donated to Embrace in Wichita (formerly Pregnancy Crisis Center).


Here's how it works:

  • Come to the church and grab an empty baby bottle (or two). The bottles will be in a tote outside the outdoor church office entrance by the mailbox.
  • Bottles will be available to pick up Monday, May 11th through June 4th, Monday -Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Return the bottles on Sundays in June before or after the worship service OR bring to the church office M-Th 8:00-4:30.
  • We will collect the bottles through the entire month of June.
  • All proceeds go to helping Embrace equip women with emotional, practical, and spiritual support during pregnancy and beyond. To learn more about this important ministry click here


Kids Videos Available
We have a special place where families can access the Preschool and Kids Worship video lessons from Sunday mornings.  

Our partner, Orange, has allowed us to post each weeks videos to engage your kids. Click HERE to watch the Kids Playlist on our PBC Derby You Tube Channel.  

We also have special resources for families to use as they watch the video lesson.  A link will be provided with the video on YouTube for the resources.

the Foundry Youth Updates
Virtual Youth Group Weekly Schedule 

Monday Night:  
Every Monday night there will be a new youth specific worship time on YouTube. I will also send out an email with the discussion questions so you can have a family small group time after you have watched the videos. Links will be provided on facebook, instagram and email.

Wednesday Night: Virtual Youth Group Zoom Meeting
Just like last week we have a virtual youth group meeting on zoom. I will send out the link on Wednesday via text messages, email and on our band page. 

Friday: New Podcast episode 
Every Friday there will be a new podcast that debuts on Spotify and iTunes. These podcasts are for students and parents and they talk about issues for students and is a great listen if you want to listen to something else other then the news. 

Upcoming Events:
  • Social Distancing Picnic:May 13th we will have a social distancing picnic at the high park amphitheater from 6:30 to 8pm. We will  follow all social distancing guidelines as set out by the state. All you have to bring is a chair or blanket to sit on and a sack lunch or dinner family's are more then welcome to attend but we will all be staying 6 feet apart. This will be taking the place of our zoom meeting on May 13th please let me know if you have any questions. 
  • Super Summer Registration: 
    Super Summer registration is open follow the link below and enter the group ID and then follow the instructions and fill out your campers info. Please let me know if you have any questions. 
    Enter camper information at this link:  kncsbevents.org/sscamper
     Your Group ID is: W59116   

     

    Ways to stay connected 

Giving 
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The easiest way to continue giving is to click HERE and set up on-line giving. 

You can also mail your offering to 
1335 N Buckner, Derby, KS 67037 
or drop it by during normal church office hours (M-TH 8:00am-4:30pm)

2020 Reading Plan: Verse of the Week
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it- the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 
Romans 3:21-24 ESV
   
Now more than ever, is the time to be in God's word. Jump in with us this year and commit to reading through the New Testament! Find our reading plan by clicking HERE.

Featured Free Discipleship Resource
As believers and followers in Christ we are commanded to Love Others as Ourselves. But do you find yourself asking these questions?
  • Amidst the CoVid-19 pandemic, what does loving others & still being engaged with others look like? 
  • How can I reach out to my neighbors but still keep them and myself safe?
  • Is there really a difference between social distancing & isolation? Aren't they the same thing?
In this 4 week Bible study, The Art of Neighboring, Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon answer these questions and help you focus on the people who live near you. 

To watch the trailer video click HERE!

Check out this study offered by RightNow Media along with free resources, including the COVID-19 Neighboring Toolkit!

  • What is RightNow Media? It's an online video streaming service that provides on-demand Biblical content.
  • Who Can Get It? Anyone who has access to a computer or a smartphone.
  • How Do I Gain Access? If we have your email on file, you should have received an email Jan. 19th on how to sign up for your account. OR you can text "RightNow PBCD" to 41411 to sign up. We are offering this for free!
     
  • How Do I Use It? Use it at home and/or on your phone for everyday personal Bible study, for marriage strengthening, family devotional time, small groups, etc. There's literally a Bible Study for any season of life!

Storm Shelter Information
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Due to COVID-19, many have asked if our storm shelter operations will be affected. 

We are STILL authorized by the City of Derby to operate as a storm shelter. 

Our procedures will remain as follows:
  • Open for residents when a tornado warning is issued for Sedgwick County and includes the City of Derby.
  • Enter the church on the south side.
  • Animals are not allowed.
Visit the City of Derby's website  HERE  for other shelter locations or for more information.

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