"What would YOU put in the bag?"
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While it seems in these last months that there have been many things that have changed - it is good to also realize that there are some things that have not changed - we continue to offer ministry, we continue to "share" God's good news and we continue to "be" God's good news.
Yet, this does not happen without YOU! Your prayers, your care for one another and your neighbors, your presence from a distance are all testimony to the faith and courage and ministry to which God has called and to which God continues to send us.
We continue to be amazed that even in this "wilderness time," God is leading us, inspiring us, providing for us and that God is opening new doors of ministry, mission and support.
And we look forward, as you do, to that day when we can come together once again in fellowship and sing to the Lord - and that day will come!!!
Still the uncertainties that this pandemic has brought into all of our lives and into the community in which we live can also ripple into the church as well. And so we ask that, to the best of your abilities, you would continue to provide your financial support to the church. You can share your gifts by dropping them off at the church office (in the mailbox) or by mail. We are also working on an "online giving" option that you may choose to use.
Thank you for your continuing support of this church's mission and ministry.
WOW! Your generosity and faithfulness to God's ministry in and through PPC is awesome! We asked for paper and envelopes and mailing resources and You came through "big time!" In fact, we have received all of our "wish list" from the previous "update" for the rest of 2020. THANK YOU to all who donated these items!
As we continue to explore new opportunities in PPC's work and ministry, we offer a few "new wish list" items for your consideration.
If you would like to make "Wish List" donations - or if you have questions, please contact the Church Office.
- CD-RW (disks for video recording worship services)
- Portable DVD players with video screens
- Hand Sanitizer (for use in the buildings)
- Wipes (for use in the buildings)
- Sanitizing Spray (for use in the buildings)
If you are interested in helping with these or any items on the "Wish List" please contact the Church Office for more information.
One of the things that we want to continue using is the "live video" of worship services. If anyone is interested in evaluating, researching and offering suggestions about "live streaming" opportunities (worship and other ideas), and perhaps in developing PPC's "video ministry" please contact the Church Office.
"Habitat for Humanity" is building a home in Portage this summer at 424 Oneida Street and they are looking for individual volunteers to help out with the building.
Construction managers are there Wed.-Sat. 9:00 to 4:00. No skills are required. And safety measures are all in place.
Persons who may want more information can inquire by calling our office at 608-448-2888. Further information is also on our website: www.hfhwisconsinriver.org
If you are interested in purchasing any of the "Scrip" cards, orders will be placed on June 22.
There are many different vendors which can be used via the Scrip cards. And remember, there is a percentage of each purchase that is returned to the Women's Association for their mission support work.
Please see or talk with Elaine Crammond "before" June 22 to place your order.
If you have any questions or concerns
While it can feel that there has been much that has kept us apart, we have not been, we are not and we will not be separated!
In the Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans, in the 8th Chapter we read - "there is nothing in life or in death that can ever separate us from the love of God for us in Jesus Christ."
Over these past few months we have experienced in powerful ways Paul's proclamation of not being "separated." This did not just happen. It has taken a ministry focus of "energy, intelligence, imagination and love" from each of us for each of us and for the work of the church as a whole. God indeed has blessed us and provided for us "in this wilderness." Thanks be to God!
As we move ahead, may we continue to build our sense and experience of "community" - to affirm that there is nothing can separate us because the love and grace of God which brings us together is stronger than anything that might seek to disrupt or distance the church community from each other and from the world around us.
, you may also contact the church office and leave a message if no one is there. We will do our best to be in touch with you as soon as possible.