Events of Interest
New Life Silvers: (New Life Church’s ministry to retirees) On Saturday, February 16th at 5:30pm, New Life Silvers will meet at Eagle Nest Restaurant for their “Silvers Dinner Out” and PPC folks are welcome to attend. Please contact Mary Brubaker at New Life by Sunday Feb. 10th if you plan to attend, so they can make the reservations.
Lost & Found — If you misplaced something and cannot find it, maybe you left it at Providence! We have two baskets full of items that have been left behind. Stop by on your way out today and check out the treasures!
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.
C.R.E.W. Youth Group
The C.R.E.W. BREAKAWAY Winter Retreat will take place February 15-17th at Blue Mountain Christian Retreat in New Ringgold, PA, where we will join other PCA youth groups. Friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend! The registration deadline is January 25th, and payment is due by February 10th. Please place your checks in the Giving Box in the narthex, payable to PPC with “Breakaway Retreat” in the memo line.
Have you been wondering what to do with medical equipment your family is no longer using? Are you in need of a wheelchair or walker? United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania has a reuse program called Changing Hands. Manual wheelchairs, shower seats and benches, over-bed tables, walker, canes, lift chairs, raised toilet seats and portable ramps are being accepted. Because of limited space they cannot accept hospital beds or stair glides. All items must be in good to excellent condition. Changing Hands will clean the items and make them available to people who need them. If you have questions about obtaining items or would like to arrange to drop off items at our Camp Hill location, please call 717-737-3477 or email email@example.com.
The deacons would like to enlist the help of experienced painters in the congregation to "adopt" and paint a room in the church. Paint and other supplies will be provided, and paint colors will be selected by PPC's Decorating Committee. If you or your "team" would like to help spruce up the church facility, please contact the church office or one of the deacons.
On Tuesday night, 12/4, the officers examined Doug Dickey for the office of deacon and unanimously approved his examination. The Session is now calling for a congregational meeting on February 3, 2019 immediately following the 10:30 AM worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the ministry of PPC as we begin a new year and to vote on Doug Dickey’s nomination. The meeting will take place during a potluck meal.
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 or Karen for more information.
Weekly Bible Study
We are excited to be offering two Bible studies for women, one which meets during the day and the other in the evening. Pick the one that works best for you, or come to both!
The daytime group meets weekly on Thursdays from 9:15-11:00 AM. They are using Courtney Doctor’s study, From Garden to Glory. See Shannon Hawk with questions.
The Friday evening group meets weekly from 7-8:30 PM and is studying NavPress’ LifeChange series, The Book of Ephesians. They would love to have you join them! Contact Kathy Hassinger with questions.
Weekly Craft Group
Ladies—Do you enjoy fellowship while working on a craft project? A group of women meet weekly on Tuesdays from 1-3 and the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00, here at the church, and they welcome newcomers. Just bring that half-finished sweater or the scrapbook you’ve wanted to complete for years and join in the comradery. You do not need to be a member of our church to join us.
Do You Love Babies?
The nursery is in need of at least four more regular volunteers. Currently, we have sixteen men and women who care for our little ones on a rotating basis, which means 2-3 times per quarter. If we have just a few more helpers who are willing to love these children (and their parents) by volunteering during Sunday School or worship, we could spread the frequency out. Please consider joining this team, and be prepared for a lot of hugs, book-reading, playing and fun! Childcare clearances are required for all volunteers, but they’re free and easy to apply for. See Mary Oles or Marlena MacPherson with questions or to sign up. Thank you!