Rainbow House is an ongoing ministry of the Board of Deacons. On the first Monday of each month dinner is prepared for the people who are staying at Rainbow House. The congregation is encouraged to support this ministry through food donations and by helping prepare the meals at the Rainbow House kitchen. Menus are posted in the communication center.
The PCM Vus has served as our bus/taxi/limo, trailer-puller, parking lot sentry, temporary shelter and steady companion for countless fellowship and mission trips and other adventures. Oh, the things the Vus has seen, heard and endured for almost 15 years! We invite you to share you own story or memory of/in the Vus in the comments section below, or reply to an existing comment to add your memories to the story.
This is a reminder to everyone, we have a “No Loan Policy”, that nothing is to be taken from the kitchen. Recently there was a request to borrow some dishes and the people were not aware that nothing is to be removed from the kitchen. So many things have disappeared such as a fairly new roaster, 8 white tablecloths, various pans, utensils, sugar & creamers, etc. That is why this policy was put in place some time ago.
PW Coordinating Board will meet at the home of Dorothy Norton at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 6.
Young Mom’s Bible Study will meet at the church on January 2 – 9:30 a.m.
PW Afternoon Circle will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, at the church.
The Thursday Evening Circle has changed their meeting date to the first Monday of the month so we will be meeting on Monday, January 6, 7 p.m. at the home of Dorothy Norton – studying the second chapter of the book “Wounded Woman of the Bible.”
As I’m typing this, it’s actually the middle of December. Your Mission Committee spent a large part of the last meeting of the calendar year talking about where to send the funds remaining in our budget. The annual report (which will be available at the congregational meeting) will have a complete picture of our fiscal year, but I’d like to give you a thumbnail of who received donations in December. Local mission recipients included the Omaha Seminary Foundation, Covenant Network, Crossroads Prison Ministry and the folks who drive the bus for Crossroads, ACE Puppets, and immigrant families with children in Margo Forsythe’s classes. World mission recipients were Aqua Africa, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Project Homecoming and Los Chavalitos.
The Crossroads Ministry Meal and worship service at PCM was well received. A big thank you to Sara for a great message at worship. Also the ACE troop presentation was well received and liked if all the picture taking on cell phones could be used as indications for how the audience enjoyed the performance.
The “Per Capita” assessment is an obligation we gratefully accept to fund our Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. This year, PCM is assessed $35.00 for each member of our congregation. Any member who does not pay their “PCM Assessment” will have their portion paid from the PCM General Fund.
The Deacons and the Mission Committee sponsored 41 immigrant families in December. These families have students in the OPS English as a Second language programs at Central Park and Mt. View Schools. On Sunday, December 15, PCM members brought fruit to worship. Long tables set up outside the sanctuary were overflowing with oranges, apples, and mangos. Those fruits were divided among the families and delivered to them before Christmas.
Did you notice that we were without a church administrator for six weeks? I would be surprised if you noticed. Members of the Church stepped up and made things continue to happen, knowing that it was temporary, but willing to give extra time and energy to keep things going. Many of them have also helped our talented new administrator, Diana Sorenson, get “up to speed” on her duties and oriented to our life as a Church.