***The Summer Worship schedule has changed to 9:30 am and will continue until Labor Day—No Children’s Sunday School throughout the summer months.
For over 27 years, NAP has provided supportive services and HIV prevention education to our community. There are over 1600 people living with HIV in Nebraska with an estimated 600-800 more people who have it but do not know it. Every three days someone in Nebraska is diagnosed HIV positive. NAP strives to provide innovative and effective programs or services to meet the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS, and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy.
June 1, 2014 marked the date that 31 women celebrated PCM Women’s Book Club’s 35 years together. Current members and charter members were at the event—a luncheon gathering after worship at Tussey’s Casual Grill. The program consisted of current members speaking and taking part in a fun program, plus a professional storyteller—Rita Paskowitz, entertaining the group. May 7, 1979 was the initial Book Club meeting. It was held in Cathy Heitmann’s home. The group reviewed the book “Gifts from the Sea” by Anne Lindberg. It is speculated that our group has only missed two meetings in the entire 35 years. We are still reviewing a book each month, still meeting in members’ homes every third Monday of the month & still have an annual Pot Luck Dinner in July with a Chirstmas Party in December. We have approximately 33 women on our current PCM Women’s Book Club membership roll. It is a privilege to lead this group onward. Look for our next anniversary article in the 2019 VOICE when we celebrate our 40th year as a book club.
Meal Mart Would you appreciate a home-cooked meal? Are you tired of cooking? Do you have a friend or relative that would like a visit and a meal? Deacons will be sponsoring a MEAL MART on Sunday, August 3. Summer food items like sloppy joes or stir fry meals will be 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. Rainbow House Are you familiar with Carolyn Scott Rainbow House? Rainbow House accommodations include kitchen, dining, laundry facilities, a library, family and living rooms, a play room, and bedrooms. The facility is available for families of children who are receiving treatment and care at Children’s Hospital and who live 60 miles away. Each month PCM provides the ingredients, and PCM members cook the meal for the Rainbow House residents. The cooks have a nice fellowship time together, and have an opportunity to meet a few of the Rainbow House guests in the process. PCM will serve the meal on August 4; be sure to check the sign up sheet in the Communication Center. Young Adults In June Deacons joined Pastor Sara and Pastor Bob and a number of college students and young adults for a gathering at Old Chicago. Watch for updates for additional activities! Greeting Cards Deacons are sponsoring a new ministry: greeting cards will be available to purchase in the Commons or the Communication center. Artistic, crafty, talented people will be creating cards on the second and fourth Monday of each month, and the cards will be sold at cost, so the card-making supplies can be replenished. Swap Meet Swap meets are a nice way to stretch your budget, recycle your goods, and enjoy something new without breaking the budget. They are popular activities for people to share the components for their hobbies; for people to trade parts for motorcycles or bicycles or cars. Twins clubs have swap meets for multiple passenger strollers and doubles of EVERYTHNG. Schools with uniforms have uniform swap meets. Young parents trade clothing and toys for kids. So, before you make a trip to Goodwill, save a stash of stuff so you have some items to trade at the PCM Swap Meet!
~ ~ PCM Happenings ~ ~ **The Garden Mart will also be starting soon!** MEAL MART on Sunday, August 3. PCM’s August 17th Swap Meet -- watch for more information! Fundraiser/Rod Rodgers & Family Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction—Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 from 4:30—8:30 p.m.