Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
May 27, 2018
This Sunday 

This Sunday we welcome the Rev. Fred Whitehurst. His sermon is entitled "Rebirthed by  Love" and is based on Bible passages from Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17.

Mr. Whitehurst resides in Manalapan and is a hospice chaplain. He is a native of New Bern, N.C., he attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and was ordained in 1996. He served at the Hapeville Presbyterian Church in Atlanta for nine years until 2009.

The Chancel Choir will be singing traditional Memorial Day anthems.  


Don't forget to bring your loose change.  We will be celebrating "Noisy Offering" for Cents-Ability which supports ministries to relieve hunger locally, regionally, and globally.

Prayer Concerns This Week
The Prayer Person for the week is Jon Yount. Let us be prayerfully aware of Jon, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: The family of Henry Stout; Ginny Claeys; Geoff Reilly; Rod Smith

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; Maryanne Leach; Jim Millar; Edith Pula; Grace Philhower; 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.

A Night Out at Blue Claws is Back! 

Once again tickets are on sale for the Friday, June 15th Blue Claws game at Energy Park.  Join other members and friends for a night out as the Blue Claws take on  the Hickory Crawdads, who are a  Texas Rangers Affiliate. The game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Fireworks will follow the game. Adult tickets are $10, 60 years and over are $8, 5-12 yrs old are $8. 

There is a signup on the bulletin board outside the church office.  

We once again expect a nice turnout of families who enjoy this event each year.  

Please speak with Kyle Jones or Dee D'Amore (deedamore4@gmail.com or 732-552-9861) to get your tickets. 

Interfaith Hospitality Network Arriving June 3 - NEXT WEEK

Families in the IHN program will be arriving here on June 3. We are in need of IHN Trailer volunteers to help with setup and take down, provide dinner meals, visit with families in the evening, stay overnight in the Annex with the families, as well as launder bed linen at the end of the week. Only half of the slots are filled.  

Sign up sheets are in the back. Dorothy Tolley  would appreciate any help you can provide. Please speak with her if you have any questions.  We are glad to say our church has been a faithful host church for IHN for many years.  
Dine Around - Coming Up on Wednesday

Presbyterian Women are all invited to meet at the Shrimp Box at 75 Inlet Drive, Pt. Pleasant on Wednesday, May 30th, as we continue our 'dine-around' experience. 

A mid-week, uplifting time to share a meal and fellowship with other PWs!  

We're getting the Shrimp Box in early because summer crowds will soon keep us waiting too long and we'll move further inland to dine.  We'll meet about 6:15 so please call Lynn Hahm at 732-929-7133, or Maggie Giaise 732-295-0908 if you can join us and we'll reserve space.  

If you're not sure till the last minute just come anyway and we'll make room!   Hope to see lots of you there.  

Anniversary Sunday

Once again we will be recognizing those celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary Anniversary Celebration as well as membership milestones on Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

Are you having an anniversary 50 years or more, either a wedding or of church membership, that we may not be aware of? If so, please call the church office so we can be sure your name is included.

Attention Class of 2018

PPPC would like to recognize all those students who will be graduating from college or high school this year. If you know of someone graduating from high school or college, please let us know. 

You can drop a note with their name and the school where they are graduating from in the offering plate, or call/email (mail@pointpresbyterian.org) the church office with the information.  Our graduates will be recognized in the bulletin on June 17.

Can you help us this Tuesday at 3 p.m.?

Point Beach will be having bulk pickup on May 30.  The day before, on Tuesday, May 29 several people have volunteered to help put items out from our buildings.  We still can use more volunteers beginning after 3:00 p.m.   There will be large and smaller items that we need help with moving.

Point Beach is wonderful in taking all kinds of items at no cost to the church.  Through New Beginnings it was suggested that decluttering our buildings would be a great benefit to our church.  This is a great opportunity for us to get these items out of the way and work together.  All ministries of the church are encouraged to go through their items and purge any unused items.  

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 10:00 a.m.  

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.

Something to Pray About

Each year the congregation elects a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee seeks and presents to the congregation a slate of names to be elected to the office of Elder or Deacon

The Nominating Committee selects
* People to serve as the next year's class of ruling elders and deacons
* People to serve as ruling elders and deacons, filing vacancies left in unexpired terms
* People to serve on the next year's Nominating Committee

The presentation of the nominees is made at a Congregational Meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 24 immediately following worship.

Perhaps you would like your name to be considered for nomination as either a Ruling elder or Deacon. Both Ruling Elders and Deacons serve for three-year terms. When a term is completed, the person is eligible to be re-nominated for one additional term.

Officer training for both Elders and Deacons will take place in July. Additional training is offered in January through Monmouth Presbytery "Equipping the Saints."

Ruling Elders should be persons of strong faith, dedicated disciples, and love Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Session meets on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Elders chairing committees also organize committee meetings. There are also occasional special called meetings of Session to receive new members and the confirmation class, usually on a Sunday morning, or, if needed, to deal with a major subject for which there is insufficient time at its regular meeting (e.g. the budget).

Deacons should be "Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies and sound judgement should be chosen for this office." (G-6.0401). As persons demonstrating a ministry of sympathy and service on behalf of the church, deacons should have the time and inclination to reach out to members with particular needs, visiting them in their homes and otherwise extending the love of Christ to them. Deacons meet the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

If you would like to be considered as a Ruling Elder or Deacon, please email or call the church office with your name and contact information.

Special Communion Brunch - 10 Year Anniversary

Next Sunday will be the 10th Anniversary of the Communion Brunch.  Since June 1, 2008 the Kitchen Team has been preparing delicious food for us all to enjoy together.  The fun and fellowship over the years has strengthened us as a church.  

Since the beginning, a  free-will offering has been continually received, to cover expenses. Any money left over will support missions.  Back in 2008 the Communion Brunch supported the church's summer mission trip workers.   

Ten years later it will be no different.  Any money left over next Sunday will go to support both Karen Norby and Susan Beltran on their mission trips to Africa this Summer. 

Karen Norby will be going to Uganda on June 13-26, with the nonprofit organization, Sylvia's Children.  Following Karen's trip, Susan  Beltran will be heading to Nairobi on June 27-July 13 with the non profit Foundation for Peace.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported them all already.  Karen was able to collect many instruments and Susan will be bringing 100 bags made by Busy Hands!  

Plan on coming to this grand celebration next Sunday following church. On that Sunday the kitchen crew will be making a special Father's Day breakfast of steak and eggs and other special surprises.  Be sure to also thank the Kitchen team for their faithful service to our church.  God is good!

This Week at Point Beach Prep

This week we learned numbers 7 and 8. We are counting in English and Spanish!

Our Nursery class focused on the authors Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. They read How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? and How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? Some of their activities were making dinosaur footprints,going on a Dino hunt, counting gumballs and working on a Father's Day gift.

Our Pre-k class read Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,Spiders, and Memorial Day. Their projects included 7 Days of the Week, Color by Number, and a Spider. They sang There Are 7 Days in a Week,Heigh-Ho!,The Number Rock, and 1-2-3 Spanish.
The children enjoyed putting the boat back into the classroom in the Dramatic Play area. They were pretending to be pirates, fisherman and cruise captains! They were also on the lookout for sharks! While pretending may just look like "playing", it is integral to the developmental learning process. It should be encouraged, and our students are given lots of opportunities to engage in it!

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

This Church sure has the gift of hospitality.  We have coffee hosts from now until the end of June!!! Sincerely Thank you.  Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions or 
May 27 - Carol Bonebrake
June 3 - 10 Year Anniversary of Communion Brunch
June 10- Bette Hughes
June 17 - The McGuires
June 24 - Marilyn Coppolino

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

May 27 Rylan Parrott
May 28 Diane Manzo
May 29
May 30
June 1 Susan Lorentzen
June 2 Robin Cook
June 3
June 4
June 5 Diane Sikora
June 6
June 7 Olivia Shapiro
June 9
June 10
June 11 Susan Leasure
June 12
June 13 William Birdsong
June 14 Cecilia Collins, Jason Parrott
June 15
June 16 Cameron Durante, Brady Graham
June 19
June 20 Trudy Pedersen, Jack Satterlee, Donna Wittmann
June 21 Nicholas Jalowski
June 22 Mary McSweeney, Andrea Purtell, Virginia Welch
June 23
June 24
June 25 Gayle Ferry
June 26 Bryan Smith
June 27 Caitlyn Cook
June 28 Aidian McGuire

Up Coming Events

Sunday, June 3 Dove Choir Recognition/Confirmation
Special 10th Anniversary of the Communion Brunch with Mission support
Sunday, June 24 - Congregational Meeting to elect new officers following worship
August 13-17 - Amped Vacation Bible School

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, May 27
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Noisy Offering
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Monday,   May 28
Memorial Day - Office is closed

Tuesday,   May 29
10:00 a.m. -Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
5:00 p.m. - Confirmation Class, Fellowship Room

Wednesday,  May 30
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast at the Rainbow Diner
4:30 p.m. - Webelos
5:00 p.m. - Dove Choir
6:15 p.m. - Dine Around Dinner at the Shrimp Box
6:30 p.m. - Wolf Pack
7:30 p.m. - Boy Scouts, Wilton Hall

Thursday, May 31
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
4:00 p.m. - Brownie Troop 360
5:00 p.m. - Daisy Troop 443
6:00 p.m. - Webelos
7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir

Friday, June 1

Saturday, June 2

Sunday, June 3
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion/Confirmation/Dove Recognition
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:15 a.m. - Ten Year Anniversary of the Communion Brunch
Photo of the Week 

Thank you to Brownie Troop 360 and Daisy Troop 443 for planting the Pentecost begonia's around our church.
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