Save the Dates: PCM's Galloping Gourmet Surprise Restaurant Tour Meets the second Fridays of each month in March, April and May. Then this fall plan on second Fridays of September, October and November. So please mark your calendars now to attend on 4/11, 5/9, 9/12, 10/10 and 11/14.
The story of the Palestinian Christians—often ignored by media accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Discussion after the film. Sponsored by the Presbytery of the Missouri River Valley Social Justice & Peacemaking Committe. This documentary film, produced by Yasmine Perni, will be shown at 6:30 PM. As opposed to most media accounts, this version focuses on Palestinian Christians and their particular plight. Please plan to come and discuss the film after the showing.
Did you know there is a “lost and found” in the church office? If you have lost something, please check the shelf behind the office door. If you find something, be sure to turn it into the office “lost and found” as well.
The Building and Grounds Committee has scheduled a Spring Work Day for May 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come and join us, many hands make light work! Lunch will be provided. Please let Ben Fricke or a member of the Building and Grounds Committee know if you are interested in helping.
Camp Calvin Crest summer camperships for church members’ children are available. Get a signature on your 2014 Summer Camp Registration Form from Kathy Sutula, Kathy Koslosky or Chuck McGavren. Consider camp this summer! Information and forms are in the Communications Center.
The story of the Palestinian Christians—often ignored by media accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Discussion after the film. Sponsored by the Presbytery of the Missouri River Valley Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee “The Stones Cry Out” (56 minutes) examines the plight of the Palestinian, indigenous Christian Arab population – the direct descendants of the first followers of Jesus, often called “the forgotten faithful” in the current Middle East situation. Media coverage generally portrays Palestinians as Muslims when, in fact, they include both Muslims and Christians. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, is now hemmed in by the “wall,” cut off from Jerusalem and robbed of much of its agricultural land. This film is all the more important for understanding the issues currently being discussed in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Are you rushed on Sunday mornings? Have you ever skipped breakfast because you’re afraid someone will steal your favorite spot to sit? Well, the Outreach, Nurturing and Evangelism Committee wants to take away your hunger pangs on March 9th with our First Annual Cereality Breakfast!
2014 PCM’s Per Capita 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.
After a brief break, we are preparing new acts for 2014. We have been I invited back for our fourth show at Skyline Manor, Friday, March 14. Festival, put on by Creative Ministry Solutions, is back in Omaha at West Hills Church Friday evening, March 28 and Saturday, March 29. There will be a choice of workshops to attend, live performances, and puppet group competitions both days.
What were you doing on February 2nd? A large number of caring PCMites were enjoying a variety of soups and supporting efforts to fight hunger in our state through the Souper Bowl of Caring. The Youth Group send their heartfelt thanks to those who prepared the soups, set up &/or cleaned up the Fellowship Hall and those who donated money. The final count was $1,287.35! (I believe that’s the highest amount raised in the history of PCM.) The youth have designated Food Bank of the Heartland (the lion's share) and Crossroads Connection Prison Ministry as the mission partners who will receive the funds.
Calling all Middle School (current grades 6-8) & High School (current grades 9-12) youth to join your peers & an outstanding leadership team for a week of service, growth, fellowship, fun and so much more. Add this experience to your summer plans.
Camp Calvin Crest summer camperships for church members’ children are available. Get a signature on your 2014 Summer Camp Registration Form from Kathy Sutula, Kathy Koslosky or Chuck McGavren. Early-bird discount (15%) for registration is also available for registrations received before March 15th. Consider camp this summer! Information and forms are in the Communications Center.