There will be an interest meeting for the summer mission trip Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the CCS Library. This is for current 9th–12th grade students and their parents. Come learn about this great opportunity to serve our Native American neighbors! The trip will be June 1-9, 2018.
Celebrate the 500th anniversary of our great reformation heritage! On October 29 we will celebrate with hymns accompanied by a brass quintet at both morning services. On Sunday night, October 29, our Sunday evening service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson at 6:00 p.m. We will join with our entire Presbytery to remember God's grace to His people in this turning point in church history.
Sonbeams is the special needs ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS. Our vision is to see God glorified through integrating children and adults with differing abilities into the life and the mission of the church.
We believe that individuals with disabilities are precious gifts from God. We consider it a privilege and a calling from God to reach out to those who are disabled because this ministry represents the very heart of God. We are committed not just to serving these individuals, but in equipping them to become vital members of the body of Christ. Ultimately, we live to demonstrate the magnificent beauty of Jesus Christ and the power of His life-transforming presence to individuals with special needs.
We would love to have you join us in worship and Sunday School each and every Sunday. If you have any questions about our ministry to special needs families email Martie Kwasny or call her at 601-919-8605.
Men, register now for our fall men's retreat! It will be on Friday-Saturday, November 3-4, at the Barnes’ Barn (we’ll have directions soon). Billy Dempsey, Minister of Congregational Care at First
Presbyterian Church in Jackson, will be our speaker. The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday at 6:00ish (but feel free to arrive earlier), and end before lunchtime. Billy will speak once on Friday evening and twice Saturday morning. The cost is $15. You can register here.
High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to join the youth staff for a road trip to Mississippi State's RUF on Thursday, October 19. Please meet at the church at 4:00 p.m. We will return around 10:30 p.m. that night. Let Wilson or Molly know if you're interested in going!
Moses' Basket, a ministry of POPC, seeks to provide care for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of children at risk who are suffering locally and throughout the world, by encouraging, educating, equipping and supporting our church body towards adoption, orphan care and foster care so that in this we may live to demonstrate to the world the magnificent beauty of Jesus Christ and the power of His life transforming presence.
To learn more about Moses' Basket, click here to visit the page on our website.
POPC Supports American Heritage Girls POPC Troop. AHG is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. "Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country".
If you would like more information about AHG Troop MS-1423, please email email@example.com and someone will be happy to put you in contact with the AHG troop leadership.
All 7th-12th graders are invited to attend our annual Fall Retreat! It will be November 3-5 at Central Hills Baptist Retreat Center. The Fall Retreat is a great time of fellowship, fun, and study of God’s Word. Rev. Claude McRoberts, the senior pastor from Trinity Pres. in Montgomery, AL, will be our speaker for the weekend. He will teach through Romans 6-8. Bring a $50 deposit by Wednesday, October 4 to secure your spot. Total cost: $110. Don’t let money be the reason not to come! Contact Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship information. Please lift this retreat in prayer, as students will be hearing the Word multiple times throughout the weekend.
Men, mark your calendars! On Friday-Saturday, November 3-4, we will have our Men's Retreat at
the Barnes' barn. More details will be coming soon!
Lydia Circle will meet Tuesday, October 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the parlor. They will begin by making Sonbeams birthday cards. Tabitha Circle will meet Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the home of Mary Frances Smith. Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the home of Cindy Fox. Please call Amy Hatchett (668-5812) for more information.
Young marrieds, save the date! On Friday evening, October 20, we will have another Young Marrieds Fellowship at the church. More information will be coming soon.
Your service is essential for your own spiritual growth. A growing Christian is always a serving Christian. Jesus was known for putting others first and when you serve in the nursery you are walking in His example.
It's time to start thinking about Fall Retreat! Fall Retreat is a great weekend of fun and time in the Word. We'll be at Central Hills Baptist Retreat Center November 3-5. Rev. Claude McRoberts (yes, Abbey's dad!) will be our speaker for the weekend. He is the senior pastor at Trinity Pres. in Montgomery, AL. Rev. McRoberts will spend the weekend going through Romans 6-8. Total cost: $110 (This helps us cover the cost of lodging, food, transportation, and speaker). Bring your $50 deposit by Wednesday, October 4 to secure your spot!
John Perritt serves as the Resource Coordinator of Reformed Youth Ministries (rymonline.org). RYM seeks to serve the local church by producing theologically rich resources for parents, teenagers, and youth workers. Let's pray for John as he serves in this wonderful ministry!
One of our distinctives as Presbyterians and as Christians is our belief in the covenant of grace in Jesus Christ. An essential application of that gospel truth is our responsibility to one another in our covenant community. Taking a turn in caring for our nursery children is a beautiful and needful outworking of that application. Thank you for taking seriously the responsibility to love and nurture the littlest of Christ's lambs!
Women's Ministry weekly Bible study registration going on now: It's not too late to join in!
To register for the Monday Evening Bible Study on the book of Hebrews, please contact Jackie Shelt at email@example.com. This study meets at 7:00 p.m. at Jackie's home (1407
Belle Glade St., Jackson). To register for the Wednesday Evening Bible Study, at 6:30 p.m., in the parlor, please go to the website, www.pearorchard.org and click the Wednesday Night Ministries button. Dinner and childcare are available also by registration. To register for the Wednesday Morning Bible Study, which meets at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor, email Doreen Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org. A homeschool study hall is available for children age 5 and up by emailing Tammie. To register infants through 4 yrs., please email Mary Lou Heaney at email@example.com with the names and ages of your children. The Wednesday morning and evening studies will use the book, The Envy of Eve, to study biblical contentment.
It is time to get ready for the 4th Annual Fall Fellowship! The event will be Friday, October 27, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. If you would like to host a game, make cupcakes, or donate candy, please email Megan Adcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in Sunday school.
POPC Supports Palmer Home for Children. The mission of Palmer Home for Children is to provide superior residential care for children that introduces the love of God through service and to extend that care to many more children in need. Also, they now place babies in Christian homes for care while their mothers are incarcerated. They currently serve nearly 100 children from birth through college age who live year-round on the two campuses. Please keep Palmer Home for Children in your prayers! Visit their website for more information.