LORD’S SUPPER NEXT SUNDAY: Please be in prayer and prepare your heart this week for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday in worship.

SANCTUARY DEDICATION SERVICES are set for next Sunday, October 2, in the morning. Please prepare your hearts for celebrating services of thanksgiving to our gracious God for His gifts.

THE MUSIC MINISTRY invites you to sing in the Christmas Choir. We rehearse in the Choir Room (138) on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. from October 5 through December 14. The Lessons and Carols Service will be on December 18 at both morning services. Please contact Margaret Sprow,, for more information.

LADIES MONTHLY BIBLE STUDIES FOR OCTOBER: Lydia Circle will meet Tuesday, October 4 at 9:45 a.m. in the library (Room 127). They will be studying Chapter 8 of Bad Girls of the Bible. Tabitha Circle will meet Tuesday, October 11, at 10:00 a.m. in the home of Mary Frances Smith (104 Sandalwood Drive, Madison; 601-898-3523). Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the home of Micki Smith (724 Wood Gate Drive, Madison, 601-672-2513). Please contact Amy Hatchett (601-832-4041; for directions.

YOUTH MISSION TRIP: Are you coming on the Yakama Mission Trip for summer 2017? Your application and $100 deposit are due TODAY. Please turn it in to Molly.

GREATER BATON ROUGE FLOOD RELIEF SHORT TERM MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: The PCA’s Mission to North America (MNA) is coordinating disaster relief in the greater Baton Rouge Area. POPC is sending teams of interested church members as long as the need exists. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for a weekend trip. Baton Rouge is relatively close and the opportunities for service are great. If you are interested in volunteering and are at least 15 years old, please email Jeff Gamblin for more information ( Also, please visit to register as a volunteer, to receive updates and to give financially.

GOOD NEWS! The 55+ Bible Study lunch will return to Room 127 in the school Wednesday, September 28!

AN AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR/AED CLASS is being offered to the deacons and those serving on the Sonbeams ministry on Saturday, October 15, from 8:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $15. Class size is limited. Please contact Stephanie Price at or 601-540-8747 if you are interested in attending.

IT IS TIME TO GET READY FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL POPC FALL FELLOWSHIP! The event will be Friday, October 28, 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 or sign up in Sunday school.

YOUTH FALL RETREAT: Our youth Fall Retreat is November 11-13 at Central Hills Baptist Retreat Center. The speaker for the weekend is Rev. Kurt Cooper from Trinity Pres. in Montgomery, AL. We will study the book of Jonah. A $50 deposit is due Wednesday, October 5. Total cost: $110. Don't let money be the reason you don't come! For scholarship information contact John at

OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP HAS BEGUN: Opportunities for fellowship, growth and ministry for all ages begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The following will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Catechism instruction led by John Kwasny for 4 yrs. through 6th grade, youth group Bible studies, Sanctuary Choir rehearsal, Women's Bible study taught by Tammie Haynes on I Peter, a study led by Pastoral Intern Alex Wright on John Perritt's new book Your Days Are Numbered, and an Inquirers' Class (beginning Sept. 7) taught by Pastor Carl. Registration for meals, nursery and women's Bible study is required (see Wednesday night fellowship page)

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL for all of the supplies that have been donated for children taken into custody through Madison Co. DHS. The collection bin will be in the children's ministry office through the end of September. Moses’ Basket will purchase small suitcases and backpacks and Bibles. Gently used or new small suitcases/backpacks, children’s Bibles (Jesus Storybook Bible), and the following hygiene items for kids and teens are needed: toothpaste, dental floss, soap/body wash, shampoo/conditioner, hairbrush/comb/pick, hair items for girls (rubber bands, clips, headbands), lotion, facial wash for teens. Contact Betsy Denny (601-672-7695) or Estelle Sones (601-941-5902) with questions. Feel free to spread the word throughout the community.

POPC FACEBOOK: If you have "liked" us on Facebook (Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church), we encourage you to like, comment, or share our status updates. This will help us get the word out with reminders about upcoming ministries and events, as well as increase the likelihood that our status updates will appear in your newsfeed.

WOMEN IN PRAYER: Ladies meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, in the office of Tammie Haynes, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Ladies gather together to pray for our church staff and ministries, as well as the Body of Christ at POPC and the missionaries we support.