The season of Advent in the Church calendar is such a strange time. It is a time when we "look back and look forward" - seeing "where we have been" as we anticipate "where we will go next."
Much the same could be said when we talk about the life and ministry of the Church.
As we come to the end of the "calendar year" we take a moment to "look back" - to see how and where God has been at work in and through and with the Portage Presbyterian Church. PPC continues to be a strong messenger and presence of God's grace and love and peace through our mission projects, our participation in the community and our fellowship.
And as we look ahead, we really trust that God will continue to lead and inspire this church as we seek ways and means to share this "Good News of Great Joy With All People."
We are grateful for all of the "offerings" that have been shared this past year. Remember- "offering" is not merely our financial gifts, but the giving of our "whole self" (talents, abilities, time, presence among other "gifts").
God has blessed the Portage Presbyterian Church in many ways over our 172+years - and especially in these last 3 years.
Because of the faithful "giving of our gifts" PPC has been and continues to be "a place and a people" of hope - joy - peace - love - and fun!
But there is more yet to be done! We believe that God will continue to bless this church community - that we might be a blessing to the community and people around us - as we "look forward" to the work and ministry to which God will call us and send us.
Thanks to all who continue to make a difference by giving and sharing your "gifts."
Peace Be With You!