TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
A DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT by Lois Coady

R-E-T-I-R-E-M-E-N-T  I use to think of retirement as elusive, something that I would do a lot of preparation and planning for but would not reach until “one day” in the far off future, if I was lucky. Well, that was 35 years ago and now I am finally on the brink of retiring. I made it, another life goal almost complete! 
 
This makes me recall my list of life goals over the years: graduate from High School, get married, have kids, turn 21, graduate from college, buy first home. Just as with these other major life goals, I find myself really excited about this new chapter. Of course, there are always twists and turns but I am open to whatever God has planned for me.
 
I don’t plan to just sit around. I am looking forward to finding a new “church home.” I look forward to meeting new neighbors, finding new grocery stores, frequenting new restaurants and local hangouts. My husband and I lived in the south some years ago; in fact our middle daughter was born in Virginia. More recently we have taken some trips to South Carolina and Georgia. These trips to the south have been wonderful so I am looking forward to really living the “southern culture.”
 
We will need to adjust to the humidity and the seasonal hurricane warnings and potential direct hits. None of these will be pleasant, but I know we will adjust just like the thousands of people who call these areas home. All of this is part of following God’s call and then adjusting to a new way of life and, quite honestly, I find that exciting. This move will meet my intrinsic need for adventure.
 
Like most of you, at times I do get anxious about things that I am unfamiliar with or that are out of my control but then I am reminded of Philippians 4:6-7. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Paul continued to encourage the Philippians in verse 19 sharing, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” This applies to you and me, too, and is so reassuring. 
 
While much around me will change, I am grateful that the constant in my life will be God and my relationship with him. My confidence in God is so strong that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt we are moving in the direction he has ordained for us. I have no reason to be anxious nor do you. In those moments when fear begins to rise up in our minds, we need to turn to him, present our requests to him and thank him for walking with us through whatever the challenging circumstance is. He will give us peace, an inexplicable peace that our human minds cannot begin to understand. He will richly provide for all of our needs. I cannot think of anything better than that!
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OUR MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH

TEEN CHALLENGE
Happy Valley Women and Children's Center

Finally things are getting back to normal (sort of.)

This year has had COVID19, fires and power shortages, but we are back visiting churches and working outside of our facilities. We were just at PGCC and are making plans for fundraisers to further our work with women who need Gods help and our help as well. 

Because of the pandemic, alcohol and drug use and depression have increased. We are needed now more than ever. Our mission is to provide a successful recovery to women from destructive and abusive behavior. We do this through mentoring, education, training and spiritual direction in a residential program that lasts 12-18 months. We want our students to have lives God intended for them. We estimate the number 30-40 decisions were made for Christ last year were at our center alone. 
 
After going through the Teen Challenge program, the ladies find and participate in a home church, stay connected and move on to influence those around them .We also have a chapel onsite where the graduates can come back and participate. Many of our graduates stay in touch five, ten or more years once they complete the program. Some students go on to college. One became a doctor, another became a teacher while another went on to start her own recovery facility. God works in wonderful ways.
TODAY
10 AM in the Worship Center
Youth Group, Spiritual Refresh, Saturday, June 12th, 11 AM

Men of the Word. Wednesday, June 23rd, 10 AM

Solo Sisters, Thursday, June 24th, 11 AM

Don Anderson Bible Study, Revelation, Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
"Thank You" from Those We Love!

Thank you PGCC family for all the prayers, love, kindness, and the support you have shown to me in the passing of our beloved Jerry. While this is a time of great sadness for my family and me, we are comforted in hearing through your cards, calls, visits and messages of how Jerry touched your life with his servant's heart. Of special comfort is the knowledge Jerry is free of pain and in the presence of his Lord.
Eileen Jones

Church family,
I want to thank you for your prayers. I have been through a long battle with COVID and its after effects. My wife, Montie, has been so special and giving with her support and endurance while I experienced this illness over the last 11 months. I have appreciated all of your cards that you sent to me. Please continue to pray for both of us as we now look to God’s new plans for our lives. We are so blessed to be able to worship at PGCC!!
Rich Bergstedt
1: Rosa Neumann
3: June Trost
    Jim DesRosiers
4: Karen Welch
9: Lois Carson
10: Leonard Shott
12: Gene Barth
      Bob Cleaves           
      Richard Peterson 
13: Evah Bigler
      Jill Fuller
14: Jan Dahlin
      Duane Kreun
      June Woodland
15: Marilyn Fierro
      Sonja Mnich         
      Bob Burton
15: June Griffy
17: Terry Snook
19: George Porter 
20: Marian Barnett
24: Kathleen Snook
      Larry Thomas
      Lorne Dishaw
25: Leila Bauer
      Joan Van Dyke  
      Sandra Marcello
      Ann Bolden
26: June Wood
27: Jan Kemple
28: Julia Ondatrs
      Jane Weeks
      Cheryl Hall
29: Bonnie Reynolds
1: Ken & Carol Evans
6: Ken & Blanche Place
13: Bob & Jean Sadowski
15: Leonard & Carol Shott
16: Mike & Joy Reed
17: Ray & Joanne Blake
      Jim & Jan Dawes
20: Art & Sena Brust
22: James & Maxine Gruebele
23: Mel & Bettye Grant
      Bob & Lori Schuermann
24: Bob & Jerry Lane
25: Gary & Lori McCullough
26: Don & June Wood
27: Robert & Polly Paynter
      Rodger & Jorene Page
      Dick & Jean Kay
      Dave & Kathleen Enloe
GIVING SUMMARY - May 2021

GENERAL GIVING: $67,562
BUDGET: $62,069
YTD General Giving: $239,192
YTD Budget: $248,277

DEBT REDUCTION STATUS (as of May 10)
Current Loan Balance $296,329

20/20 CAMPAIGN STATUS (as of April 30)
Amount Given: $350,288
Amount Pledged: $386,368

Thank you for your faithful giving to PGCC.

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