Staff Spotlight: Abigail McRoberts, our new Youth Coordinator!

MAY 26, 2017

 
 

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I grew up in Montgomery AL. I went to Ole Miss and graduated last year.

I love traveling, reading, watching Ole Miss sports, and spending time with my family and friends.

I am in my first year in the Marriage and Family Counseling program at Reformed Theological Seminary.  

I am so excited about being at Pear Orchard and I look forward to my time here!!

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Welcome to POPC, Abigail!
 

Help needed for Mission First VBS

On June 12-15, a group from POPC will once again be going to Mission First (which now includes Neighborhood Christian Center) to host a Vacation Bible School.  The VBS will offer Bible lessons, crafts, music, and recreation, as well as opportunities to build lasting relationships with the children and staff and volunteers at Mission First.  VBS will be from 12 noon -3:00 p.m. each day.  If you are interested in being a part of this team, donating money for snacks, or have any questions, please contact Susan McCullouch (susanbmcc@gmail.com) or Frances Wilson (flcwilson4@gmail.com).

Community Groups

The vision for community groups is to glorify God by expanding His kingdom through growing meaningful relationships, building community within our church body, and reaching out with a ministry mindset to welcome newcomers. Lord-willing, these groups will continue to grow and multiply until being a part of a community group is the norm for every member of POPC. Click here to find out more about community groups. 

POPC Neighborhood Outreach

POPC will host Neighborhood Outreach Week June 26-30.
The purpose of this week is for our members to get to know our neighbors by hosting two outreaches:
·         a CEF Good News Club, June 26-29, from 6 – 7:30 pm, at Friendship Park.

·         a Balloon Glow Picnic at our church on the 30th.

Stay tuned for more details and an opportunity to sign up to help at Friendship Park and the Balloon Glow! Contact Cheryl Reese at cherylreese4christ@gmail.com about the CEF Good News Club at Friendship Park; Contact Wendy Herring at leeandwendy@hotmail.com about the Balloon Glow.

Missions Monday: Ellie Honea

POPC Supports missionary Ellie Honea!  Please pray for Ellie and for the Japanese people she serves. 

God was calling Ellie to Himself and to ministry in Japan long before she was aware of it. She was born and dedicated to the Lord as an infant just south of Tokyo. After a two-week mission trip to Japan during college, Ellie graduated with a bachelor of arts in music from Belhaven University and returned to Tokyo for a two-year term, building relationships with the Japanese as a musician, teacher, student, and friend. During that time, she saw God powerfully using music and the arts to encourage Japanese Christians (which make up only 0.3 percent of the population) and to function as a bridge between non-Christian communities and the church.

Ellie is excited to continue serving in Japan as a long-term missionary with Community Arts Tokyo, supporting church planting through music and arts ministry.

Visit her MTW page here.

Super Summer Sunday Nights begin June 4

Super Summer Sunday Nights begin June 4 and runs through August 20. Our youngest children (4 year old class through 1st grade) will be dismissed to the Outback Room, studying "God's Wisdom." 2nd-6th grade girls (Room 230) and 2nd–6th grade boys (Room 232) will be learning about prayer. All groups will also enjoy some fellowship and outdoor activity time too!

Connect 4

Moses' Basket is excited to host two more Connect 4s (respite for foster care families) - Friday night, June 2nd (5:30-9:30pm) and Saturday, September 23rd (9am-1pm). Please pass this on to any foster families you know. To register, ask questions, or volunteer, please contact us at mosesbasket@pearorchard.org. Click here to view the flyer for more information and to share with any foster families you might know. 

Yakama Mission Team Meeting: May 21

The last mission trip meeting for the Yakama mission team will be Sunday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Refuge. Team members will receive information about packing and itinerary details. We will also spend some time in prayer for our week. Please pray for our 16 students and 4 chaperones and their week in Washington state coming up June 2-10.

Missions Monday: Gateway Rescue Mission

MAY 15, 2017

POPC Supports Gateway Rescue Mission, a wonderful ministry in our area.

Offering hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Gateway Rescue Mission is committed to providing those in need with shelter, food, clothing, and rehabilitation. On any given night 100 people are off the streets and in safe shelter at a Gateway Rescue Mission facility. Their programs include 40 beds for men, 12 beds for women at Ruth´s Refuge, 52 beds for men struggling with addiction, and 3 meals a day to the homeless and hungry. Check out their website for more information.

Visit their Facebook page or website under operation brown bag lunch to read about a recent need after an accident and please keep them in your prayers!

Young Marrieds Fellowship registration

Don't forget about the Young Marrieds Fellowship at Carl and Jeanie Kalberkamp's home (627 Wendover Way) next Friday, May 19, from 6:00-7:30! We'll have a picnic style dinner - you don't need to bring anything but chairs to sit on. There will be a nursery and child care at the church (open from 5:45-7:45). Please pack a snack or dinner for infants; we will provide food for the rest of the children. So we can have a headcount for food and nursery, please register by next Wednesday.  This is the kickoff event for several upcoming Young Marrieds Fellowship dinners, so if you aren't able to make it this Friday be on the lookout for more to come!

Summer Salad Suppers

Plan to join us for a time of food, fellowship, Bible Teaching, and Small Groups!
June 1 - home of Amy Brown – “The Truth that Leads to Godliness – an overview of Titus” – 
June 8 - home of Leslie Milam – “Good Works”
June 15 – home of Frances Wilson – “Biblical Hospitality”
June 22 - home of Ginny Futvoye – “Gospel Friendships”

Neighborhood Outreach opportunities

POPC will host Neighborhood Outreach Week June 26-30.
The purpose of this week is for our members to get to know our neighbors by hosting two outreaches:
·         a CEF Good News Club, June 26-29, from 6 – 7:30 pm, at Friendship Park.

·         a Balloon Glow Picnic at our church on the 30th.

Stay tuned for more details and an opportunity to sign up to help at Friendship Park and the Balloon Glow! Contact Cheryl Reese at cherylreese4christ@gmail.com about the CEF Good News Club at Friendship Park; Contact Wendy Herring at leeandwendy@hotmail.com about the Balloon Glow.

Connect 4s (respite for foster care families)

Moses' Basket is excited to host two more Connect 4s (respite for foster care families) - Friday night, June 2nd (5:30-9:30pm) and Saturday, September 23rd (9am-1pm). Please pass this on to any foster families you know. To register, ask questions, or volunteer, please contact us at mosesbasket@pearorchard.org. Click here to view the flyer for more information and to share with any foster families you might know. 

Young Marrieds Fellowship registration & information

If you are 35 or under, and have been married for 10 years or less, you are invited to Carl and Jeanie Kalberkamp's home for a backyard picnic style dinner next Friday, May 19, form 6:00-7:30. You don't need to bring anything but chairs to sit on. There will be a nursery and child care at the church (open from 5:45-7:45). Please pack a snack or dinner for infants-2 year olds; we will provide food for the rest of the children. Please register here by next Wednesday. This is the kickoff event for several upcoming Young Marrieds Fellowship dinners, so if you aren't able to make it next Friday be on the lookout for more to come!

VBS Youth Helpers needed!

Some of our youth have already signed up, but we still have needs for youth helpers in all areas and classes.  If your 6th-12th grader is available this summer, we would love to have them!  Please send Kristi Clark (kristiclark3@comcast.net) an email right away to sign them up.

Missions Monday: Friends of Alcoholics

MAY 8, 2017

POPC Missions Monday:

Friends of Alcoholics - Located in Flora, MS. Friends of Alcoholics is a three-phase Biblical approach to drug and alcohol addiction. FOA maintains three homes the men live in while they are being ministered to.

POPC supports this wonderful ministry, as well as many others. Please keep them in your prayers!