Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is coming November 17-24, 2014! Last year over 36,000 shoeboxes came through Pear Orchard as part of the over 10 million boxes distributed globally. Operation Christmas Child partners with churches worldwide to share the good news of Jesus to hurting children through these simple gifts. To volunteer, please contact Mary Elizabeth Upton (601-209-9142) or Jenny Murphy (601-906-9776) or email occ@pearorchard.org.

Make Note! THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, IS OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SUNDAY in our children’s Sunday School classes. Parents, please send items to pack a shoebox to Sunday School with your two year old – 6th grade children.

Sanctuary Renovation Project

We will have a congregational meeting on November 23rd after the late service, at which members will be asked to approve moving forward with the Sanctuary Renovation Project and office space. This project has been presented both in a letter mailed to members and in the presentation made Sunday evening, October 26. If you missed the presentation, please contact Chairman Bob Austin (601-540-0826; blaustin6167@yahoo.com) if you have any questions or would like to have a member of the Renovation team go through it with you.

Peru Mission Trip

Would you like to go to Peru with us next summer? We have a trip planned for July 31-August 8 and there are only a few more spots available. Contact Pastor Caleb or Matt Vitart if you would like to go or would like more information. We are reserving some spots for youth over the age of 16, so look at your summer schedules now! The application deadline is February 4th.

Comfort and Joy Cafe

All ladies are invited to join us for Comfort & Joy Cafe, a festive fellowship complete with a coffee & hot chocolate bar and incredible Christmas treats. Join us in the Multi-Purpose Building on Thursday, December 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. We will have a devotion to give adoration and thanksgiving for our Savior. It is our prayer that you will have a marvelous time with one another and that you will be purposed to exalt Christ as you approach the celebration of His birth! Jennifer White will be our guest speaker. Contact Joy Lurate (joy@pearorchard.org; 956‐3283 ext. 236) with any questions.

Sonbeams Christmas Ministry

Sonbeams will deliver Christmas packages to families with special needs on the evening of Tuesday, December 16th. We are now accepting donations for purchasing gifts for these families. If you would like to give, please make your checks payable to POPC and denote “Sonbeams/Christmas” on the memo line. Checks may be placed in the offering plate or given to John Kwasny. For more information or to sign up to help with deliveries, please contact Marty Kwasny at 601-919-8605.

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