Mark your calendars for this year’s church picnic on Sunday, September 8th! It will be held at John Rudy County Park in the Bluebird pavilion. The picnic starts at 2:00 PM, with dinner around 4 PM.. Hot dogs, and hamburgers will be provided. Please bring a salad/side dish or dessert to share. Also, bring your lawn chairs and any games you would like to play. bring your family and friends for a great time of fellowship.
Ladies Bible Study
Fall Ladies Bible Study will begin Thursday, September 19. We meet from 9:15 - 11: A.M. and will be studying God‘s word from Psalm 23 guided by a time honored classic, A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm by W. Philip Keller. All ladies are welcome. This is the time to invite friends, neighbors, and relatives.
Our first week of study always starts with a brunch potluck. If your contribution will be a protein dish, let Shannon Hawk know by text or e-mail. (See church directory.)
Any questions please contact Shannon Hawk.
It’s that time of the year where we are looking for women softball players as we play a short season of coed softball. We need at least 4 committed women to play once a week (Mon or a Tues) for about 7 weeks from the beginning of August until the end of September. If interested, visit the team web site www.asoninc.com/ppcsoftball or contact Russ Denning.
Prayer Chain Volunteer
PPC is looking for a volunteer who would be willing to take over the prayer chain ministry. If you feel this is something you could do and would be willing to do, or if you have any questions about what all is done with the prayer chain email list, please contact Karen Montgomery.
New Men’s Study
Jon Burke has started a men’s Bible study using the Navigators Design for Discipleship series but is looking for other men that want to meet for discipleship. If you would be interested in attending a discipleship group, contact Jon.
New Pictorial Directory
We have again partnered with Lifetouch to provide pictorial directories for 2020. It will now include a mobile directory. Their professional studio will be here at Providence, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5th and 6th, with photography sessions from 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. both days. More information about how to schedule an appointment will be forthcoming in September.
All groups photographed will receive a free 8”x10” photo, a coupon for $10 off a purchase, a $30 Shutterfly gift certificate, and a free pictorial directory.
All portraits will be shipped directly to families within two weeks of the event for those interested in using a family portrait as a Christmas gift. Lifetouch is also now partnered with Shutterfly.
Lifetouch also has a Friends & Family program where people outside of our church can be photographed and receive the same promotions without being listed in our directory or receiving a free directory.
4th Annual Voices Conference
Your story includes the wounds you carry, and God’s disdain for the abuse you endured. It is a powerful story which brings healing for you and your community when you speak it with your own voice.
Join us Saturday, November 2nd from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM here at Providence. Our keynote speaker will be Darby Strickland, a Christian Counselor who speaks at churches, educating them how they can care for those affected by domestic abuse. Darby was trained at Westminster Theological Seminary where she obtained a Masters of Divinity specialized in Counseling. She is the author of Domestic Abuse: Help for the Sufferer and Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, Rescue.
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Refuge Ministries Mentor Training
Providence will again be offering Refuge Mentor training. The sessions will be offered on three Saturdays - October 12th, November 16th, and December 14th, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each Saturday. To register send a check for $25 to Providence Presbyterian Church with “Refuge Training” on the memo line. Questions or more information contact Vince Wood. More information about Refuge Ministries can be found here.
An important element of our goal to come alongside of survivors of domestic abuse is Refuge Ministries. We are currently holding weekly support groups for women and men, here at Providence, and welcome others to join us and find healing and redemption from oppression. Do you know someone who would benefit from participating in these weekly support groups? Please see Vince for more information.
Bi-Weekly Craft Group
Ladies—Do you enjoy fellowship while working on a craft project? A group of women meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., here at the church, and they would love to see some new faces! All are invited to join this great group and work on any craft of your choosing or just hang out and chat. You do not need to be a member of our church to join us.
Weekly Prayer Warriors
A prayer group meets at Providence Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM in Room 1. All are welcomed and encouraged to come and pray for individual needs, and the needs of our church, our community, and our nation.