Lazy days of summer?!?! Not for the Deacons! We have been busy little bees! Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies. Our little yellow bus was overflowing with items used to fill backpacks to help kids start off their school year on the right track! The Greeting Card Ministry continues to be popular! Check out the new supply of Halloween and Thanksgiving cards available in the Communication Center. These cards are a great way to send a note letting someone know you are thinking about them. If you are interested in helping make the cards, contact Julie Binderup. Sunday Donuts were a great time of fellowship for members after the single service in the summer. Thank you to the various groups who hosted the Donuts in the Communication Center. After Labor Day when we go back to two services, we will continue to offer fellowship with cookies and coffee after the second service. If you are interested in sharing your baking talents by donating cookies, please contact Mary McClean. Deacons continue to minister and support the congregation. Fourth of July treats were made and delivered to home bound members and those needing a little TLC. If you know of a member who needs a little bit of 'Deacon TLC', contact Cliff Buckingham or any of the Deacons. Laura Schonlau
School Supplies Drive Join the Deacons as we team up with Metro Community Church to help them with their backpack and supplies drive as a part of National Night Out on August 4th. 300 backpacks have been donated by Cox Communications that need to be filled with the following supplies:
— 4th of July Celebration — PW along with Pastor Bob and Kathleen are inviting PCM members to join us at dusk on the south side of the PCM parking lot. The top of the hill has truly been a secret spot to view the displays without dealing with the large crowds, etc. So if you’d like to join us, bring your lawn chairs, bug spray, snack and beverages.
Each month Deacons support PCM members through cards, greetings, phone calls, visits, and building a sense of community. If you have suggestions for Deacons, please contact Cliff Buckingham.
Thank you to all those who helped with donations for the Easter Brunch. It was our biggest one yet! Delicious food and great fellowship! What a special way to celebrate the end of Holy Week!
Does your family morning routine include cold cereal or oatmeal packets? Or, just barely time for a cup of coffee? You can expand your breakfast choices and enjoy fellowship with your PCM family this Easter!
The Board of Deacons thanks the following Deacons who completed their terms in December, and are retiring from the Board of Deacons: Sandra Wolff, Marge Finch, Mason Finch, Colleen Collins, Deb Burg, and Brittany Andersen.
Deacons met Tuesday night, October 14, and were honored to be greeted by Margo Forsythe and some of her ESL students. They served the Deacons homemade apple pie! The ESL students have been so appreciative of the ways that PCM supports and encourages them; the apple pie was a way of saying thanks to the congregation for the school supplies.
The Deacons are helping with the Congregational Dinner on May 4. Please be sure to support the Mission Trip with your presence and with your monetary presents. Additional information is available in the article on Page 7. May 11 is Mother's Day, and the Deacons will provide a small gift to be delivered to the homebound mothers of the church. If you know of one of our members who would like to be remembered, please contact the church office or Deb Burg. Look for the bouquet of flowers with homebound names and addresses if you would like to make a delivery. The Deacons provide meals in containers for you to take home and enjoy, or for you to take home and share with a friend. March and April Meal Marts offered soups, but upcoming Meal Marts will expand the selections to other kinds of meals. A free will donation is suggested to continue the ministry. Thank you to the Deacons who provided the excellent soups and banana bread. The next Meal Mart will be held on May 11. 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. Long term illness or confinement can make meal preparation difficult. For generations Christians have helped each other with food preparation, or delivered a casserole and a loaf of baked bread to support families in crisis. At PCM, Mealtrain.com is used to manage meal deliveries. Meal preferences, delivery times food allergies, frequencies and contact information are individualized for each Mealtrain. Please contact the church office or Deb Burg if meal deliveries would be helpful for someone you know at PCM. Each month Deacons support PCM members through cards, greetings, phone calls, visits, and building a sense of community. If you have suggestions for Deacons, please contact Deb Burg. Thank you to all of the PCM members who delivered live Easter lilies from the sanctuary the week following Easter. During the Easter Brunch the Deacons provided names and addresses of homebound PCM members so that the plants would brighten their day. The 2014 Board of Deacons includes: Brittany Andersen, Maurine Beason, Bob Benson, Julie Binderup, Cliff Buckingham, Angela Burg, Debra Burg, Colleen Collins, Joan Edwards, Marge Finch, Mason Finch, Mike Forsythe, Diane Frans, Cathy Heitmann, Loren Ilg, Lynne Ilg, Mary McClean, Winnie Pinch, Laraine Roberts, Emily Struebing, Sandra Wolff.
The Deacons have started using the SignUpGenius site to facilitate scheduling. You may receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities that will involve going to http://SignUpGenius.com enteringa password, and filling your name into a form. The current form is scheduling visits to Rod Rodgers.
Would you appreciate a donated, home-cooked meal? Beginning on March 2, the Deacons will be sponsoring a MEAL MART on the first Sunday of the month. On March 2 soups will be available in two-cup or one-quart containers, cooked and ready to take home for your family or for someone who you know who would appreciate the attention. In the same spirit as the Garden Mart, you are welcome to make a free-will donation to support the ministry. Leftover soups will be frozen at the church and will be available for pickup during the month.