Wednesday Night Ministries have begun! Join us!

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 thaynes@pearorchard.org 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.

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Basketball Fun Night

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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.

Missions Monday: Sons of the King

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!

Wednesday Night Ministries are beginning this week!

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 thaynes@pearorchard.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.

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Missions Monday: Cheryl Reese

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January 14, 2019

Cheryl Reese, POPC Member, is a Ministry Coordinator for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). CEF is a Bible-centered organization composed of believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in the local church for Christian living. Click here to find out more about CEF!

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YEAR-END SACRIFICIAL GIVING TO CHRIST’S CHURCH AS THE YEAR CLOSES

A large portion of the church’s contributions are received in the last 2 months of the year, and are annually needed to end the year fiscally sound as a church. Please remember that your tithes and offerings must be received by December 31. Sacrificial giving to the General Fund and also to Missions is deeply encouraged by all as we model our Savior whose gifts to us are eternally priceless. We are equipped to handle gifts of stock also. Please prayerfully make Christ’s Church the recipient of your heartfelt and generous giving.

Lessons and Carols

Join us on December 16 at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. for our Lessons and Carols service entitled "The Glory of the Incarnation." This service of worship will be led by our Sanctuary Choir accompanied by chamber orchestra and will feature scripture readings, congregational carols and a homily on the indescribable gift of Christ coming to earth for us.

Congregational Meeting on January 13, 2019

At the Session meeting last week, the elders approved men to stand for election by the congregation. These men are recommended for the office of Deacon: Jamie Murphy, Austin Stewart, and Charlie Upton. These men are recommended for the office of Elder: Phil Ethridge; Brad Ingram, Steve Morris, John Slater, and Rob Waltzer. The congregational meeting to elect officers will be held during the Sunday School hour on January 13, 2019. The ordination/installation service of those elected will be on the following Sunday evening (January 20). More information about each of these men will be coming soon.

Operation Christmas Child success

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Many THANKS to all who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year. We had a great year with collections of over 20,000 shoeboxes at POPC and over 41,000 shoeboxes in our area! Praise the Lord for his gracious provision and for allowing us the privilege to serve Him in this ministry. Please continue to pray for the children who will receive the boxes, and all involved in the process of getting the boxes delivered. May this be a tradition that our church family participates in annually to prepare our hearts for the season. Merry Christmas!

Hurricane Relief Trip

There is a Hurricane Michael relief trip planned to assist Mission to North America’s Disaster Response teams in Panama City, FL. The plan is as follows: • Leave Thursday, December 6th at noon from POPC • Work Friday and Saturday • Return Sunday, December 9th by 5pm Volunteers of at least 15 years of age and of all skill levels are encouraged to consider the trip. Any volunteers under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Please e-mail sethwinchester@gmail.com for more information.

Sonbeams/JAF Jackson delivering Christmas Packages to families with special needs

Sonbeams and JAF Mississippi will deliver Christmas packages to families with special needs on the evening of Tuesday, December 11. 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 Morgan Vitart (601-717-4058).

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Youth Christmas Party on December 5

All 7th-12th graders are invited to our annual Youth Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 5! We will meet in the Multi-Purpose Building from 5:30-7:30 p. m. for pancakes and hot chocolate. Wear your PJ’s and bring a $5, wrapped gift for the White Elephant exchange. There is a $5 fee at the door for food! This will be our last Wednesday night meeting for the semester.

Poinsettias benefiting Palmer Home for Children

If you are interested in purchasing a Palmer Home poinsettia for the Christmas Eve worship service, please sign-up in Sunday School or complete an order form located near the entrances, and place in the offering plate. The cost is $18.00. Orders must be placed by December 2. You may get your poinsettia after the Christmas Eve service on the 24th.

Grown in the Hope Grows greenhouses at Palmer Home for Children, each poinsettia purchase you make will go toward rescuing and restoring children who have had their childhoods stripped away, providing them with a home and a family this holiday season.

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Coats for Mission First/Neighborhood Christian Center

Pear Orchard has supported Mission First (and Neighborhood Christian Center) in downtown Jackson for the past several years. One of the ways we have supported them is by helping with their Christmas store each December.

Mission First/Neighborhood Christian Center sponsors a Christmas store for the children who attend their after-school program. Many of the parents are unable to provide essentials for their children, so they are given the opportunity to shop (for a small fee) for their child. Each child is provided with a new school uniform, book bag, devotional, some toys and essentials such as underwear, socks, pajamas, and coats.

This year we will be providing coats for the students. If you would like to help please visit https://buff.ly/2zLhp7k to sign up to donate coats or read more about giving money toward a coat. Please note: in the past, we have donated fleeces, but they are wanting winter coats this year.