Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
January 27, 2019
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 Carol Bonebrake. Let us be prayerfully aware of Carol, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Albert (nephew of Marilyn Coppolino); Ron Claeys; Anna Landre; Bill Shoppell; Deb Brendler; The Rev. John Gilbert; Sue Hankins; Bill Hoey; Charlene Mendelsohn.

Long term concerns: Jacob Basilotto; Bill Birdsong; Irene Cash; Gerard Cosimo; Despina Koch; Jim Millar; Melissa Millar; Dale Norby; Susan Robbins; Geoff Reilly; Jean Stoll; Chad Suhoskey; Ralph Smith; Jacque Thornton; Bill Williams; Ginny Zimmerman; 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.

Notice:  Please keep the office updated on any prayer concerns 
you may have, including ones previous submitted.
Noisy Offering

This Sunday, in addition to the presentation of God's tithes, our monetary gifts and pledges, we will be receiving the "Noisy Offering." Any loose change deposited in the metal containers will go to Cents-Ability - which supports ministries that relieve hunger locally, regionally, and globally.

Annual General Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church

The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place this Sunday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. (Snow date: February 10). The Congregation will elect the Nominating Committee (for the election of officers), and conduct any other business that may properly come before the Congregation. The 2018 Annual Report is available in the Narthex or can be read online.

Parents may pick up their children from Sunday School after the meeting.  
2019 Church Directories

The 2019 Church Directory is now available in the Narthex and church office.  If you would like a digital version, please call or email the office and we will gladly email you one.

Please also inform the office to any changes to your information.
Thank You Once Again 
IHN Trailer
Thank you to everyone who helped out this past week with IHN.  In 2001, the Session agreed to become a part of Interfaith Hospitality Network. 

Those beginning years had only approximately 8 families throughout the year. This past year we provided sleeping quarters, dinners, lunches and breakfasts for 47 people, of that 26 were children or young adults.  

This ministry would not have had the long time success it has has without our many wonderful volunteers.  We will always be grateful to Bill Kunz, Ron and Joan Panuska, Bill and Terri Williams and especially Jack and Dot Tolley who have lead this ministry for us over the years.  May we not get tired of doing good and continue on with  the task   the Lord Jesus has given us!

Mark your calendar now...IHN will be back April 7 and June 23rd of this year.  Additional dates to follow.  
Prayer Chain 
Prayer Changes Things
Prayer is a way for us to reach out of ourselves, to put aside our loneliness or pain for the sake of another. A prayer chain is a way for people to gain assistance in prayer for any serious and pressing problem. It is also a way for any person to act on God's command to love one another.

We, who are pray-ers for our church's Prayer Chain, invite you to join our Telephone Prayer Chain or our E-mail Prayer Chain and become a vital part of our church's prayer ministry. Do pray your prayers in your own way and in your own time.  Always respect their confidentiality.  

When you receive a request, you pray and then pass the prayer concern onto the next person on the Telephone Chain. If you are using E-mail, you pray for that request. Call Frankie Kunz, 732-892-4223, learn more about being a member and decide if you'd like to join us. We'd love to have you
Confirmation Dove, animated
Confirmation Meeting February 10

Confirmation  Classes for youth 7th grade and older will begin in February.  

This year's course of study will consist of 12 class meetings between February and mid-June ( Confirmation  Sunday), a weekend retreat at Johnsonburg Camp, and a final meeting with Session members. The full schedule will be determined when leaders, parents and interested youth get together on February 10 after worship. 

Our classes are a time to learn different aspects of our Christian faith while giving you a chance to ask questions (no question is off-limits), and have a good time in the process.  

Please call the church office 732-899-0587 if you plan on attending the Feb 10th meeting.   
Sunday School

We learned more about  self-control this month and discovered what Solomon said about the amazing power of words:

"The words of thoughtless people cut like swords. But the tongue of wise people brings healing." Proverbs 12:18 NIrV

In any situation, words can either hurt or heal. Self-control helps us to think more carefully about what we say. That's important, because our words can help point others to Jesus.

From the Financial Secretary

2018 Year End Donation Statements have been either emailed or mailed out. If you have not received yours or have any questions, please contact Donna Ferry, who is available in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays before 1:30 pm. If you are not already receiving your statements via e-mail, please consider helping by going green.  Look for the green sign-up slip including with your mailed donation statement. You can also send a quick e-mail to   donna@pointpresbyterian.org to sign-up. Thank you. 

There are a few 2019 offering envelope boxes still located on the table in the Narthex.  A reminder note to those with boxes waiting to be picked up has also been included with your mailed donation statement.  Please let us know in the office if you or someone you know is unable to pick it up for you.    
Point Beach Prep Open House This Month

The Point Beach Prep Open House 
to register for the 2019/2020 school year 
will be January 26th, 10am-12pm. 

Church members listed in the Directory may register in advance on Friday, January 25th 12-2:30. There is half off the registration fee of $100 if you register on this day or at the Open House. 

Point Beach Prep is an early learning center for children  2 1/2 to 6 years old where children are encouraged to play, create, imagine and solve problems. We promote kindergarten readiness. We make learning fun, while building self esteem and a positive attitude toward learning! Point Beach Prep Preschool offers morning and afternoon programs, along with an optional extended lunch hour. 

Please call Director Devlin House at 732-701-9900 or email pointbeachprep@hotmail.com with questions.
Souper Bowl of Caring Coming in February

souperbowl pot Next week, we will be asking you to join us in helping fight hunger through the Souper Bowl of Caring

More than 29 years ago the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat." 

Since that day, more than $143 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around the Big Game into the nation's largest celebration of giving and serving.

Be part of this movement that is sharing God's love with
those in need. Please give generously on Super Bowl Sunday

All canned goods and money collected will be donated to St. Gregory's Pantry which is the local food bank that serves our community. Please bring a canned good or donate to one of the two soup pots the youth will be holding at the doors as you leave worship.

In Case of Snow....

Please check the main page of the church website (www.pointpresbyterian.org) or our Facebook page for the latest information about cancellations of church activities.  

Free to a Good Home

The church has two lateral file cabinets to give away for free.  They are located in the old Associate Pastor's office.  If you are interested please call (732-899-0587) or email the church (mail@pointpresbyterian.org).  

First come first serve.  They will go out for bulk pickup on Tuesday night if they are not claimed before then.    

North Hall Gallery

Take a look at our new North Hall Gallery.  We are proud to have Jeff Childers display "Glimpses Around the World."  All photos are available for purchase with 50% of the proceeds going to our Church.  

Matted, Framed 5x7 Photos - $50
Matted, Framed 8x10 Photos - $60
Matted, Framed 11x14 Photos - $75

Photos are available in any size by request.  For more photos, please visit  www.JeffChildersPhotograph.com   Email: jchilders@childerssir.com

Watch for the official gallery show opening to be announced.  

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 to volunteer
January 27 - The Brown Family
February 3 - Communion Brunch

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Jan 27 Samantha Trainor
Jan 28 Connor Durante
Jan 29 Blake Birdsong
Jan 30 Michael Fanizzo
Jan 31 Donna Ferry
Feb 1 Jean Findlay
Feb 2
Feb 3 Deb Brendler, Diana Obser, Jovie Hall
Feb 4 Robin DeRosa
Feb 5 Kim Carver
Feb 6 Gwendolyn Whitworth, Jean Stoll
Feb 7 Jake Brzyski, Jarod Brzyski
Feb 9 Peter Farwell
Feb 10 Nancy Cook
Feb 11 Karyn Smykowski,Samantha Sellmann
Feb 12 
Feb 13
Feb 14
Feb 15 Samuel Muraglia
Feb 16 Virginia Zimmerman, Julie Budrick, Emma Scarpone
Feb 17 Sue Hankins, Ryan Wittmann, Morgan Sarbello, Henry Scott
Feb 18 Mary Wade, Kylee Kells
Feb 19 Harvey Mendelsohn
Feb 20 Olive Shahady
Feb 21 Linda Smith
Feb 22
Feb 23 Terri Satterlee
Feb 24 Heidi Steinert, Jamie McGuire
Feb 25 Kent Lorentzen
Feb 26 Allan Novick
Feb 27 Thomas D'Amore
Feb 28 Eva Pula, Emily Birdsong

Up Coming Events

January 28 - PW Coordinating Team - 9:15 a.m. 
January 28 - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner - Open to All, Noon
February 3 - New Beginnings Meeting - 11:15 a.m. 
February 10 - Confirmation Meeting - 11:15 a.m. 
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, January 27
IHN Leaves
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Chancel Choir/Noisy Offering
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:15 a.m. - Congregational Meeting, Sanctuary
11:45 - New Beginning Group Meetings
2:30 p.m. - Claremont Care Center

Monday,  January 28
9:15 a.m. - PW Coordinating Team, Chittick Lounge
12:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Rainbow Diner, all welcome
6:15 p.m.- Choral Bells, Fellowship Room

Tuesday,   January 29
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
6:00 p.m. - Webelos, Basement
7:00 p.m. - NA, Fellowship Room

Wednesday, January 30
9:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast, Rainbow Diner
6:00 p.m. - Bear Den, Wilton Hall
7:30 p.m. - BS Troop 6, Wilton Hall

Thursday, January 31
8:00 a.m. - Men's Breakfast, US Subs, Point Pleasant
4:00 p.m.- Troop 360 Brownies
5:00 p.m.- Troop 1443 Daisy
7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 1

Saturday, February 2
7:00 p.m. - NA, Fellowship Room

Sunday, February 3
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Communion/Chancel Choir
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:15 a.m. - Communion Brunch, Wilton Hall
11:30 p.m. - New Beginning Coaching Session, Fellowship Room

Image of the Week

Epiphany  Party at the Valentine House

The residents of the Valentine House enjoyed the Epiphany Party hosted by the Board of Deacons.  This year 48 names were on the Giving Tree.  Thank you to everyone who provided gifts, transported them, and hosted this annual party.  

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