Weekly News For
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
January 13, 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 Family for the week is the Paradise family. Let us be prayerfully aware of Joe, Jill, Benjamin and Charlie, as well as all our members and friends.

Prayer Concerns: Deb Brendler; 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; Bill Shoppell; 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.
Welcome New Members New members

On Sunday we warmly welcome the following new members.  Please be sure to introduce yourself to our new members if you have not done so already.  

Carol Ketchersid joins us by Letter of Transfer from Monmouth Presbytery since her membership was held there after the closing of the Morning Star Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, holding a variety of positions through the years (Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Administrative Assistant to the Pastor, etc.). Carol was baptized at Watchung Presbyterian Church in in Bloomfield, NJ and raised in Bayville. She moved to Point Pleasant in 1990 with her husband, Bob, and they became the parents of Leigh (26) and Kelly (24). Carol enjoys gardening, biking and travelling. Belonging to a church is very important to her and she is glad to have found a welcoming congregation here.

Karen Baron joins us by Reaffirmation of Faith. Karen was born in Chicago, IL, and lived in Lombard, IL, where, as a teenager, she was baptized at Lombard Mennonite Church. She graduated from Mannes College of Music (NYC), Columbia Teachers College and worked as a Music Teacher teaching violin, piano, vocal and instrumental music in Fort Lee, NJ, until her retirement in 2010. Karen has served as Minister of Music/Music Director at Presbyterian Churches in Leonia, Ramsey and Tenafly. She was married to a math professor and together they raised two sons and a daughter and she is the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren. As one would expect, Karen enjoys listening to music and playing chamber music, but also travelling, cooking, and theater productions. Living in Brick, this church is close to home, but what most attracted her to PPPC was the Choral Bell Choir, which she describes as the "best team sport ever!"

Ryan Carver joins us by Letter of Transfer from the Presbyterian Church of Toms River. Ryan was born in Point Pleasant Hospital, grew up in Beachwood, and graduated from Toms River High School South. Ryan was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Beachwood. He and Kim Brown were married at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River in 2014 and two years later they moved to Point Pleasant. Ryan is a full-time musician, dividing his time between teaching at a local music school, at his private studio, and playing in various bands. He loves collecting and restoring old drums as well as restoring their lovely 1880s colonial home. Ryan has coached the High School Drum Line and he has already substituted in our Choral Bells Choir.  
Kimberly Carver joins us by Letter of Transfer from the Presbyterian Church of Toms River. Baptized at Brick Presbyterian Church, she was confirmed and participated as a member of the Middle and High School Youth Groups at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River where her parents and brother hold ordained offices. She attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. She has worked as a pharmacist at Ocean Medical Center since 2014. Kim is married to Ryan and they are expecting their first child, due on February 10. In her spare time, Kim enjoys running, biking, reading and travelling. She appreciates being able to walk to a family-friendly church and to worship with familiar rites and traditions.

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Families from the Interfaith Hospitality Network will be staying with us starting next week.  Please sign up this Sunday since it is only a week away. 

Families will arrive on Sunday, January 20th and stay for the week. We especially need help with meals and overnights.  Meals can be simple - either store bought or ordered in.  

Sign up sheets are in the Narthex.  Having coverage filled before they arrive makes our hosting that much easier.  Please indicate where you can help. Thank you

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

The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. (Snow date: February 10). The Congregation will elect officers, 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 will be available in the Narthex a week prior to the meeting. An extended program for Church School children will be available in the Education Annex, so parents may attend the Annual Meeting.

Restaurant Fundraiser for January

Once again we will be having a fundraiser at a local restaurant with  20% of your bill going back to the Church. Come out to
Bonefish Grill
179 Van Zile Road, Brick
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
anytime between 
4:00 p.m. to 10. p.m.

No Flyer Required.  Please let your server know you are part of PPPC!

Bonefish Grill is committed to partnering with local charities to help create a better community that gives back.  These restaurant fundraisers that are scheduled throughout the year are enjoyed by many. 

Attention PW - This will be our January PW Dine Around at 6:00 p.m
Please join us for some fun and fellowship as we have our Dine Around as part of the Church Fundraiser. 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!

Thirty-One Demonstration

Margie Meklin is hosting a the Thirty-One Fundraising Demonstration on 

Sunday January 20 
at 12:00 p.m. 
Chittick Lounge 

(In conjunction with the 
coffee hour)

20% of all the monies raised will also benefit the church general fund.

Thirty-One Gifts offers purses, wallets, totes, accessories, home d├ęcor and organizing solutions, thermal bags, jewelry and more, most of which can be personalized..  

You can also RSVP by calling Margie at (908-433-3957) or email Margie.

January is the perfect month to get organized.  Have a look of some items that on sale and will be available to order

Hospitality Bread Team

Our church is pleased to welcome visitors at the Sunday Service.  To let them know that they are special to us and that we are interested in them, the Hospitality Bread Team hangs a loaf of bread (either homemade or store bought) and a brochure about our church on the visitor's front door. What a welcome surprise to find a caring gift at one's door!  If you would like to become a part of this committee and "spread the word" by delivering bread on a rotating basis, please contact either the church office or Karen Norby at 732-295-8174.

A Reiminder...It is Per Capita Time Again
Per Capita
The way our denomination funds the different levels of ministry support is by requesting each congregation to submit a contribution based on the number of active members. 

For 2019 our congregation is expected to contribute $40 times 331 members (the number on the rolls as of the end of 2017). If every member would become personally accountable for this amount, we could easily meet this obligation that sustains the Monmouth Presbytery, the Synod of the Northeast and the General Assembly. During this time of transition, we realize the value of our connectional system that provides available Interim Pastors (like Pastor Osy), liaisons to the Presbytery's Committee on Ministry (like Rev. David Cotton), coaches for our New Beginnings Program discernment stage (like Rev. Jeanne Radak), and eventually, access to the General Assembly's Church Leadership Connection where pastor candidates are matched with congregations seeking new pastors. 

None of this could be offered without the support of per capita giving! Please use the per capita envelope in your offering envelope box and indicate "per capita" on the memo line of your check, or you can always use PPPC's convenient online giving option. Thank you for playing an active role in support of the Presbyterian Church (USA)!
Church Organizational Leaders

Information for the Annual Reports was due on Friday, January 11, 2019. 

If you have not done so please provide a  concise overview of last year's highlights. Reports can be emailed directly to Kim Gaydos at mail@pointpresbyterian.org. Reports will be ready for the congregation on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Cards and Well Wishes

Deb Brendler will be staying at the Hope Lodge until February 22, 2019 as she is receiving treatment.  Cards and well wishes can be sent to 

Debbie Brendler
Room 209
Hope Lodge
110 W Laurel Ave
Cheltenham PA 19012

No Flowers/Live Plants or visitors under 18 is allowed in the facility.  Deb is immensely grateful for all the prayers and love. 
Sunday School

The start of a New Year is a fine time to take stock and see how we're doing in all aspects of life. To point us in the right direction, we'll begin 2019 exploring the wisdom of Solomon as recorded in the Book of Proverbs. Specifically we'll highlight:
  •     Doing what you should can keep you safe.
  •     Think before you lose your temper.
  •     Choose your words carefully.
  •     Know when to stop.
Our "Life App" this month is Self-Control-Choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to. We'll talk about drawing on God's strength while exploring how to make wise choices and exercise self-control in keeping with God's character. Please check our Preview Video for January.

If your child hasn't visited us yet at Sunday School, the New Year brings an opportunity for a fresh start! You can download the  Sunday School Registration Form online and bring it to church on Sunday.
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.

Coffee Hour Hosts For The Month

Please call Marge Meklin at 908-433-3957 to volunteer
January 13 - Marilyn Coppolino
January 20 - Marge Meklin - Thirty One Demonstration
January 27 - Congregational Meeting Host Needed

A Good Cause

Sara Hoey will be participating in the 13th Annual Valentines Plunge. This plunge is in support of those living with ALS.  If you would like to support Sara, please speak with her directly or visit her participant page.  Sara will be taking the plunge on February 2 at Main Beach in Manasquan.  Any donation is very much appreciated.  

birthday blessing
Happy Birthday To Our Members And Friends

Jan 13 Judy Antonucci, Jason Krayl, Rod Smith
Jan 14
Jan 15 Stephen Ferguson, Nicholas O'Hara, Calvin Potter
Jan 16 Chris Nelson
Jan 17
Jan 18 Patricia Hewitt
Jan 19 Ann Lappke
Jan 20 Lauren Braaten, Mary Beth Schroeder
Jan 21
Jan 22 Michele Cleveland, Trevor Sellman, Londa Scarpone
Jan 23
Jan 24
Jan 25 Christopher Muraglia
Jan 26
Jan 27 Samantha Trainor
Jan 28 Connor Durante
Jan 29 Blake Birdsong
Jan 30 Michael Fanizzo
Jan 31 Donna Ferry

Up Coming Events

January 16 - Pinewood Derby setup in the Annex
January 20 - Interfaith Hospitality Network Arriving

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 13
9:00 a.m. - Called Session Meeting, Fellowship Room
10:00 a.m. - Worship/New Members
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:30 a.m. - Staff Calendar Planning Meeting, Pastor Study

Monday,  January 14
11:30 a.m. - EliSabeth Verdella Circle, Fellowship Room
6:15 p.m.- Choral Bells, Fellowship Room

Tuesday,   January 15
10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands, Fellowship Room
6:00 p.m. - Webelos, Basement
6:30 p.m. - Session Meeting
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Wednesday, January 16
Pinewood Derby in Wilton Hall
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 17
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, January 18

Saturday, January 19
7:00 p.m. - NA, Wilton Hall

Sunday, January 20
8:45 a.m. - CE Committee
10:00 a.m. - Worship/Blanket Sunday
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School begins in Worship
11:30 a.m. - Transition Team Meeting

Image of the Week

This Sunday we observe Baptism of the Lord.  

The mahogany baptismal font was given by Dr. and Mrs. Townley as a memorial to their son John who was killed in action during World War II.  

Dr. Townley served as pastor of Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church 
f rom July 8, 1926 until his retirement on October 31, 1957.

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