SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Beginning Sunday, June 2 and continuing until Sunday, September 1 - our Sunday morning worship service will begin @ 9:30 a.m.
Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to come and share with us over the summer months.
"HABITAT FOR HUMANITY" NEWS
"Habitat for Humanity in Columbia County" has just been approved to do "aging in place" modifications to homes.
If there is anyone who needs ramps or shower bars, anything to allow them to stay in their home, they should apply!
HOW TO "HELP" ONE ANOTHER
Sometimes we wonder where we might go if we need a little help. Or sometimes how we can best help someone in need.
In order to help you be aware of the many wonderful resources in our community, we have included a "community resource" insert in this month's newsletter.
Please feel free to use this information and to share this information with everyone.
"THANK YOU" FROM THE GIDEONS
On behalf of Gideons International, Adam Russ and I would like to thank you for the offering totaling $228.00. (That amount will grow as several folks said they will be sending checks in) We will be able to provide 46 Bibles or 182 Pocket Testaments for distribution in 201 countries and in over 100 languages. It was good to be with you. We appreciate your support.
The offering is evidence of what we consider to be a partnership between the church and The Gideons International in providing God's Word to a lost world. We are actively working as an extended missionary arm for our supportive churches. Please know that these funds will be used in their entirety to purchase and provide Scriptures in the traffic lanes of life. Certainly we can pray for searching hearts to be touched and for souls to be saved by way of these Scriptures.
We pray that you continue to enjoy God's abundant blessings!
Kenneth R. Manthey
Portage Gideon Camp
"PPC SOFTBALL" - IN THE "BIG-INNING"
Efforts are being made to organize a Portage church softball league which would begin play near the end of May or beginning of June.
Alex Harvey has agreed to be the "GM" for "Team PPC."
If you would like to be a part of this team or would like more information (or need to have your contract details worked out), contact Alex ASAP.
PORTAGE SUMMER LUNCH FOR KIDS
This will be the 6th year in which the "Portage Summer Lunch for Kids" program will help to meet the nutritional needs of young people in our community.
"Volunteer training" will be offered on Thursday, May 30 (during the day - time to be determined) and on Tuesday, June 4 (in the evening - time to be determined).
Once again we will serve meals at 4 sites: Portage Public Library; Goodyear Park (Splash Pad); Lincoln Park; and Sanborn Park.
Last summer we served over 5000 meals to young people in the community.
The first day of serving meals this summer will be Wednesday, June 12.
Come and help make a difference in the lives of young people in the Portage community.
If you have questions, please contact Pastor Dave.
COMMUNITY VBS COMING IN AUGUST!
From August 5-9 young people from 4 years of age through 6th grade are invited to "Roar!"
Four churches are coming together to offer this unique community Vacation Bible School experience, which will be held at the Portage United Methodist Church - Portage United Methodist, St. Mary's Catholic, Bethlehem Lutheran and PPC.
New this year is an "online site" where you can get more information, register and volunteer. Please check it out at ...
Costs for "Roar" are $10.00 / child or a fee of $25.00 / family.
Come and hang out for a wild and fun time as we learn more about God's love for all of us.
UPCOMING "BIBLE STUDY" INFO
The Adult Bible Class will be having its last class (until Fall) on Sunday, June 2 ... @ 8:30 a.m. Please note the change of time for this class!
Come and join us in the Bell Tower Room for a time of interesting discussion and fellowship.
The Adult Bible Class is led by the Rev. Dr. Carol Hermann.
“SHARING SUPPER” – JUNE 24, 2019
The “Sharing Supper” will be shared on Monday, June 24!!!
Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Bartels Middle School cafeteria.
The "Sharing Supper" is served from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
“Sharing Supper” is a meal, sponsored by community groups and organizations. It is intended to bring people in the community together, around tables, where we get to know one another and have an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the community around us.
A unique part of this experience is the “Kid’s Corner” designed especially for the younger folks. Here young people will have a chance to hear stories and do craft projects related to what is happening around us.
All are welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors.
Come and share in this unique and wonderful experience – on June 24 @ 5:00 p.m.