Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
October 28, 2018
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 Person for the week is Marilyn Powell. Let us be prayerfully aware of Marilyn as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: David Steinert; Jim Millar; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby.

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Irene Cash; Gerard Cosimo; Despina Koch; Bruce Larsen; 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.
Join Us in Welcoming Ms. Melanie Chambers This Sunday

This Sunday, Melanie Chambers will be directing the Chancel Choir as we celebrate Reformation Sunday.  Following the service, please make sure to greet Melanie during Coffee Hour in the Chittick Lounge.  We will be serving cake and coffee to welcome her.
Noisy Offering

This Sunday we will be collecting our monthly Noisy Offering during our worship service.  So far this year we have collected $753.32 in coins.  It would be a great goal for us to reach $1000 by the end of the year.  With three more Noisy Offerings left this year, we can accomplish this.  Please bring your loose change this Sunday and let us make a joyful noise.  Our Noisy Offering supports ministries to relieve hunger locally, regionally, and globally.

Advent Planning Meeting Next Week

All who have been involved with or would like to help with the preparations for the upcoming Advent season are invited to stay after the Communion Brunch next Sunday, November 4 for a coordinating meeting. We will discuss every aspect of Advent including decorating.The first Sunday of Advent is December 2.

Challenged and Sustained by Faith Stewardship Testimonies

As part of our Stewardship Campaign this year, we will hear different personal testimonials that reflect how we are Challenged and Sustained by Faith.  

Challenged and Sustained by Faith
from Susan Robbins

Since joining the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church in 2005, I have faced a few medical challenges. These include Cancer, two Open Heart Surgeries with complications after the surgeries, a broken arm, and a broken shoulder. I got by with a lot of help from my Circle, Dee D'Amore, and my friends - all of which I believe received a calling from God to help. Believe me, I needed help to get back on my feet after each event. God not only provided me with the help that was needed and my faith sustained me into keeping a positive attitude no matter what challenge I was facing. I am now in a good place - feeling really healthy and exceedingly grateful that I have finally reached this place where I can enjoy each and every day.

Challenged and Sustained by Faith
from Randall (Randy) Crate

Our daughter Rebecca has been involved with the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church all her life: she was baptized at this church, she attended Sunday school, and was very active in the Youth Program and Bell Choir. From the beginning she has always felt welcomed into this church, at ease and very comfortable. Before we would have the official church greeting, Rebecca would always be asked how she was doing, what she was doing, and did she have anything coming up in the future. It is nice when you get introduced in church as Rebecca's dad. At age fourteen, while she was a girl scout, she applied for a career badge - she thought about it and considered ministry. She spoke to Pastor Carl and on one Saturday afternoon, he took her to Princeton Theological Seminary and this helped her to always have this in her mind. Someone else I give credit for Rebecca's interest in ministry would be Robin Lostetter and the talks they had covering so many subjects so many times. Both Carl and Robin opened her mind to ministry. Through this church, Rebecca joined Burning Bush at the Richmond Seminary, visited Montreat Retreat Center for classes, and went to the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University. Rebecca truly received a lot from this church and we thank you.

(Rebecca earned her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Master of Theology in Ministry from the University of Edinburgh's New College and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament at this church on May 22, 2016. Since then she has been serving as the Lead Pastor of Springfield Presbyterian Church in Sykesville, Maryland.)

Dine Around For October This Upcoming Week

On the last Wednesday of October, the 31st,  the Presbyterian Women will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Shrimp Box with other witches and goblins to dine!  Please join us there for some fun and fellowship.  Call ahead to Maggie Giaise, 732-295-0908, or Lynn Hahm at 732-920-7133, so we can reserve space for all.  But don't hesitate to join us if you had not called.  PWs  know how to make room for other PWs and their friends!!
See you there!  

IHN Returns in Just A Week

It was just a couple of weeks ago that we hosted IHN.  We will once again be hosting IHN starting on November 4th.  The hosting schedule had to be moved around due to conflicts with Christmas events at various worship centers.  Our Christmas Toy Distribution conflicted with our original scheduled week, so we are much sooner this time than expected.

Please see the sign up board in the Narthex.  Volunteering at any capacity can be very rewarding.  As anyone who previously volunteered with IHN can tell you, the families that are our guests for the week are usually some of the most thankful and grateful people you will come across in your week.   From preparing dinners, to evening and overnight hosts, there is a volunteer position for everyone. 

Why not get your kids involved and aware?  Families can sign up for a meal one night as a way of teaching the valuable life lesson of serving others.  Having your kids plan, help shop and prepare a meal for our guests is a great way for the entire family to extend kindness and empathy.

Please call Dorothy Tolley 732-892-9306 if you have any questions.  
Gift Auction to Benefit IHN

IHN is having their 2018 Gift Auction at Eagle Ridge on Friday Nov 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. Dee D'Amore and several others from the church will be attending. There is room for a few more at their table. Tickets are $40 each which includes a sit down dinner and 5 gift basket tickets, silent auction and door prizes.  There will be a cash bar. Please speak with Dee D'Amore if you are interested in attending (732-552-9861).

Service of Remembrance - Sunday November 4th  Service of Remembrance

An important element in the observance of All Saints is the offering prayers of thanksgiving in loving memory of members and friends of our church who have departed this life in the past year. Please call the church office or send us an email with the names of people to be remembered during the Great Thanksgiving.

Holiday Dinner Donations For St. Gregory's Pantry 

The pantry is in need of items for traditional holiday dinners. Boxes of stuffing and potatoes and cans of cranberry sauce, gravy, yams, potatoes, and vegetable are especially needed for Thanksgiving distribution. 

All donations can be dropped off in the Narthex as well as at the pantry directly every weekday from 10:00am - 12:00pm at 804 Bay Ave, PPB. 

Thanksgiving Distribution is scheduled for November 19th.  Christmas Distribution with Toy Land will be December 18th.  

Volunteers for Thanksgiving distribution are needed at the Pantry from 9:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. Adults are needed for as much time as possible for the distribution, especially in the afternoon. No sign up is necessary.  Volunteers will also be needed for the Toy Land Distribution held here in Wilton Hall.   Additional information on donations and volunteering for the Christmas Distribution will follow. 
Shoebox Ministry of Samaritan's Purse

Completed shoeboxes can be placed in the North Hall. For those still preparing their boxes, red pamphlets with instructions and labels on packing a shoebox can be found in the pews and in the office.  

operation christmas child Please include $9 for each shoebox to help with shipping costs.  Checks can be made payable to Samaritan's Purse with a note on the memo line that the donation is for Operation Christmas Child.  Place the sealed envelope (found in the Operation Christmas Child pamphlet) on top of the items inside your shoebox so it is clearly visible.  

Shoeboxes will be dedicated on November 11th during our Sunday Service.  Please have your box in before then.  Boxes will then be brought to the distribution center so please don't delay in getting your box here by November 11th. 

Further instructions on how to pack a box can be found on this  link 
This Week at Point Beach Prep

This week we learned letter F.   Our Nursery class met the puppet Firefighter Frank. Their sign language word was fish. They read Let's Get Froggy,The Foot Book, The Fly Flew In, and Faster Faster. Some of their activities were finger painting, making fish, painting flowers, and decorating their Halloween bags.

Our Pre-k class met letter doll Mr. F with his pet frog and funny hair. They had fun dancing to the freeze dance and pretending to go fishing. They played with farm animals and sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm. They played Follow the Leader. They talked about feelings. Their sight word and sign language word was fish. Their projects included making frogs, fire trucks, friends craft, and finger painting. They read Rainbow Fish, Feather For Lunch, Five Little Ducks, Freight Train and Flower Garden. During Music and Movement they sang the Firetruck Song, Five Little Speckled Frogs, the Little Frog Dance, and the Color Farm.

This week was fabulous!
Daylight Savings Time Ends Next Week
Set Clocks Back
Next Sunday (November 4th) is going to be a good day for sleeping in an extra hour before heading to church and then staying for the Communion Brunch!

The biannual changing of the clocks is coming upon us next week. We will gain an extra hour when daylight saving ends Nov. 4, and time falls back one hour.

The change should take place automatically for most with smartphones, laptops and tablets. (Make sure you have the "set automatically" feature enabled in your date and time settings.)   But for those using analog watches and non-digital alarm clocks, the switch will take place at 2 a.m. Sunday.  

LAST Sunday To Get Your Cleanup Supplies In!

Kyle and Frank Jones are collecting items that will be sent down to Hurricane Florence survivors in affected areas in the Carolinas.  

Throughout the month of October, look for Kyle and Frank after church on Sundays.  Frank's black pickup will be by the CE Annex driveway.  They will collect your items and load them into their black pickup truck or just put them in the bed of the truck.  You can pull up your car by the driveway so there is no need for carrying items into church. Items can also be dropped off in the office at anytime in October.

Here's a list of items that are needed now, mainly cleaning, muck-out supplies:

Cleaning supplies, bleach , 5-gallon buckets, contractor garbage bags, flashlights, batteries, soap, hand sanitizer, baby/adult wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, plastic silverware, solar chargers, solar/battery fans, solar lights, ax, generators, work gloves, masks, wheel barrels, hand saws, rakes, shovels, plastic zip bags all sizes, rubber work boots, dehumidifiers, crowbars, hammers, utility knives, sledge hammer, chainsaws, rope, safety glasses, moldicides, large candles, air circulators, extension cords, ground fault protectors, pop-up canopies, dish soap, first-aid kits, collars and leashes, collapsible dog crates, dog bowls, dog beds, cat litter, dog/cat food, Ensure, aspirin, pain relief, nonperishable food (not expired), canned meat (vienna sausage, tuna, spam, chicken, ham, beef stew, soup, peanut butter, beans (can and dry), vegetables/fruits in a can, spaghetti, beef jerky, Slim Jim's, CAN OPENERS - NO GLASS

You can also make monetary donations thru Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
Thank You

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 for questions

October 28 -  Sue Hankins and Marilyn Rice
November 4 - Communion Brunch
November 11 - Glen Gauer
November 18 - **Host Needed**
November 25 - Everyone is asked to bring a Thanksgiving Treat

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Oct 28 Cynthia Kells
Oct 29
Oct 30 Claude Hurley, John Pasola, Frank Perkowski, Lisa Simpson
Oct 31
Nov 1 Greg Perry
Nov 2 
Nov 3
Nov 4 Theodore Durante, Connie Wandras
Nov 5
Nov 6 Lily Johnson
Nov 7 Barbara VieBrock
Nov 8 Shirley Snyder
Nov 9 
Nov 10
Nov 11 Mia Rauffer
Nov 12
Nov 13 Bette Hughes
Nov 14 Luke Steinert
Nov 15
Nov 16 
Nov 17 
Nov 18 Michael Lappke
Nov 19 
Nov 20 
Nov 21 James McGuire, Amanda Shahady
Nov 22 Sherri Hall
Nov 23 
Nov 24 Osy Nuesch
Nov 25
Nov 26 Jacque Thornton
Nov 27 Mandy Rauffer
Nov 28 
Nov 29 
Nov 30 Ronald Panuska

Up Coming Events

November 4  - IHN Returns/Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 8 & 9th - No School at Point Beach Prep
November 18th - Stewardship Sunday followed by Busy Hands Christmas Shoppe during Coffee Hour

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, October 28
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Noisy Offering
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Monday,   October 29
6:15 p.m. - Choral Bell Choir Rehearsal, Fellowship Room

Tuesday,   October 30
6:00 p.m. - Weblos, Basement
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Wednesday, October 31
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner
6:00 p.m. - Bear Den, Basement
6:30 p.m. - PW Dine Around, Shrimp Box
7:30 p.m. - BS Troop 6

Thursday, November 1
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs
7:30 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Friday, November 2

Saturday, November 3
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, November 4 - Day Light Savings Time Ends
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Communion
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in worship
11:00 a.m. - Communion Brunch, Wilton Hall
11:30 a.m. - Advent Planning Meeting, Wilton Hall
IHN Returns

Picture of the Week

This photo was taken at Summer Bible School around 1920.  
It was part of a thank you written many years ago to the Church by the late John and Betty Van Horn.  As we celebrate the tradition that grounds our faith this Reformation Sunday, we are grateful to those who have gone on before us and on whose shoulders we stand. 
Contact Us

The Rev. Osvaldo Nuesch, Interim Pastor - Email
Office Staff 
Kim Gaydos, Church Secretary  -  Email
Donna Ferry, Financial Secretary - Email
Music Staff
Sara Hoey, Organist - Email
Melanie Chambers, Chancel Choir Director - Email
Morgan Sarbello, Choral Bell Director - Email

Christian Education Staff
Devlin House, Point Beach Prep Preschool Director -  Email
Frank Perkowski, Church 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