The vision of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to see the world impacted through the influence of coaches and athletes. FCA has four ministries they focus on: coaches, campus, camps, and community. FCA values relationships and strives to demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
It’s time to purchase your copies of our wonderful keepsake cookbook. Hardback, three-ring binder books are sprinkled with artwork and articles of history and church life by POPC members and over 500 recipes. The cost is $13.00 per book. Purchase at pearorchard.org/cookbook or write a check to POPC and put it in Tammie Haynes's box or Linda Morris's box, which are both located in the office copy room. Cookbooks will be delivered by Mother’s Day. They make great gifts! Be sure you also think about future gifts. These make great keepsakes for your kids when they get married or move out. We hope you enjoy this wonderful keepsake filled with treasures from our church members! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail email@example.com.
Dear ones, we are now $28,600 short of our Direct Member Giving Goal. We have received 77 pledges from our 278 families. We typically don’t receive new pledges after April 1, so please consider now being one of God’s senders. Thank you! You can make a pledge with a pledge card at church, or fill the anonymous pledge form out online at https://buff.ly/2tAq4qI.
A Congregational Meeting has been called for Sunday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Our purpose is to discuss the pastoral succession plan further and to answer questions you may have about these matters. Another purpose is to name a Pulpit Committee as set forth in our Book of Church Order (BCO). Please be praying about this meeting and be sure to ask your questions of Carl or the Elders either before, during or after the meeting. To read more about our Pastoral Succession Plan, click here.
Missions Monday: Pray for our missionaries, Wes and Jami Baker (Peru Mission). Wes and Jami are from small towns near San Antonio, Texas. Wes and Jami have been on the field since the beginning of 2000 and they have seven children. Wes is the team leader in Trujillo, Pastor at Iglesia Cristo Rey, and professor of New Testament and Systematics at the Areopago Cristiano.
The POPC church directory is accessible online to communing and associate members through the free ShelbyNext Membership app. To sign on to the app once you have downloaded it from your appstore, enter your first and last name separated by a “.” [ex John.Smith]. Skip the password entry and type “pearorchard” for the domain. Next, click on Forgot password? and an email will be sent to you with a new password. Once you log in, if you see that any of your family information or pictures are incorrect or missing, please update it on the app. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like a copy of the Members User Guide, which provides many useful tips and explains the program features.
Rev. Kevin DeYoung said, “The Great Commission is so wonderfully freeing because it is big enough to fill the whole world and yet small enough for every single one of us to play a part.” Last year at this time we had 90 pledges for $117,600. So far this year we have 75 pledges for $104,000. Since there were no additional pledges last week, we still have need for each of our 278 families to play a part in sending our missions partners! Won’t you help by giving to missions each month and also submitting a pledge?
Registration is now open for the POPC Women's Retreat, April 12-13 at Twin Lakes Conference Center. Our guest speaker, Emily Hartman, will speak on "Living with a Whole Heart in a Broken World," from Psalm 90:14. For more information about the retreat and to register online, visit pearorchard.org/women. You may also fill out the registration form in the retreat brochure and attach a check made payable to POPC with "women's retreat" on the memo line. Place the form and check in Tammie's box in the church office. Brochures are in Sunday School classes and the church foyer. Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 28.
March 4, 2019
POPC Supports Lantern Medical Clinic. Lantern Medical Clinic is located in Pearl, MS. It is an after hours medical clinic that seeks to glorify Christ by providing medical care to qualified working, uninsured individuals and families. Please keep this wonderful ministry in your prayers! To learn more, visit their website.
February 25, 2019
Michelle serves orphans in Odessa, Ukraine, by loving them with Christ-like love so that they experience joy in their lives. She advocates for their adoption as well as their care after leaving the orphanages.
February 18, 2019
French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God. Though their backgrounds are diverse, all of the students trust French Camp
Academy to empower them to thrive emotionally, come alive spiritually, stretch academically, grow physically and mature socially.
Thanks be to God who went before us to prepare the way so that the Missions Festival was such a tremendous blessing to our congregation and to our Missions and Ministry Partners! Thank you to all who planned, executed, hosted and participated in numerous ways to make this a special week in the life of Christ’s church at POPC. We got off to a good start on our Direct Member Giving Goal of $133,000 as we have received 66 pledges for $94,000 so far. Keep praying about how God would use you to plant the seeds of His love and grace. Will you be one of God’s senders? This is an every member ministry.
Please join us this Tuesday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. for a night of basketball fun and entertainment. This night of community building and entertainment will include an Elementary and Middle School Boys’ All-Star Basketball Skills Competition and a 3 Point Competition. The event will culminate in a basketball game pitting the POPC/CCS staff members against the middle school boys’ basketball team and parents of CCS students. Food and drink will be on sale at the concession stand throughout the event. So, bring the entire family and watch staff and students battle it out in great fun. This event is a fund raiser for CCS.
February 11, 2019
Arklie Hooten serves as MNA Short Term Missions and Disaster Response Director. Mission to North America coordinates church planting and outreach ministries to serve PCA churches and presbyteries in North America in their mission to grow and multiply biblically healthy churches.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., Rendezvous (youth group) begins at 5:30 p.m., and children's catechism, choir, and adult electives start at 6:30 p.m. Rick Goodwin will be teaching a Financial Peace course. The men's Bible study will be "Herman Who? How to Study and Understand the Bible” (begins Feb. 13). The women will meet in the parlor from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. to study the topic of our identity in Christ using the Bible study guide, Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Who We are in Christ. Email Tammie at email@example.com to order a book. Inquirers Class begins Feb. 13 for those desiring to learn more about POPC. To register for dinner and nursery, click here.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. for a night of basketball fun and entertainment. This night of community building and entertainment will include an Elementary & Middle School Boys’ All-Star Basketball Skills Competition and a 3 Point Competition. The event will culminate in a basketball game pitting the POPC/CCS staff members against the middle school boys’ basketball team and parents of CCS students. Food and drink will be on sale at the concession stand throughout the event. So, bring the entire family and watch staff and students battle it out in great fun. This event is a fund raiser for CCS.
February 4, 2019
Missionaries in undisclosed areas
Please keep these missionaries located in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia that we support in your prayers!
January 28, 2019
Pear Orchard Presbyterian supports Sons of the King in Jackson, MS!
Sons of the King is a ministry of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS that comes alongside parents and guardians to assist them in pointing their elementary-age boys to Christian manhood. Through after-school and summer club, they aim to nurture boys spiritually, intellectually and physically - always encouraging excellence that all they do might reflect to the glory of our Heavenly Father.
Please pray for this ministry!
JANUARY 28, 2019
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MINISTRIES BEGIN JANUARY 30!
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., Rendezvous (youth group) begins at 5:30 p.m., and children's catechism, choir, and adult electives start at 6:30 p.m. Rick Goodwin will be teaching a Financial Peace course. The Men's Bible study will be "Herman Who? How to Study and Understand the Bible” (begins February 13). The women will meet in the parlor from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to study the topic of our identity in Christ using the Bible study guide, Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Who We are in Christ. Email Tammie Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org to order a book. Join us! An Inquirers Class begins on February 13 for those desiring to learn more about POPC. To register for dinner and the nursery, visit http://www.pearorchard.org/wednesday-nights.
The Riegers work with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales, helping to plant churches in Northeast England. They look forward to seeing the Lord move in a country where the history of His work is long and glorious, but where there has not been a vibrant Reformed church in recent years.
Please keep these missionaries in your prayers!