PCOC Updates for The Week
Joys & Concerns
Flowers in the chancel this week are given by Jerry and Renee Cornett in memory of Renee’s father, Robert Raseraon’s birthday.
If you are interested in providing flowers for the sanctuary, please call the church office.
PCOC Birthdays for This Week
Each week, we list birthdays, so you can extend your good wishes to one another. You can find member contact information in the online directory
7/23 – Dawn Zimmerman
7/24 – Marietta Morhardt, LeRoy Swedlund, Scott Lewis
7/25 – Carolyn Hansen, Haidyn Spielman
7/26 – Tanya Mitzel, Joslyn Bailey
7/27 – Irene Burson, James Fuller
7/28 – Wendi Harkness, Danielle Obregon, Jane Olson
7/29 – Amy Miller, Amanda Stalnaker, John Bennett, Beth Maxwell
Best wishes from your church!
Jackie (Jacqueline) McCartney
February 15, 1923 – July 1, 2021
We are saddened by the news that member Jackie McCartney passed away on Thursday at the age of 98. Jackie and her husband Mac (deceased) were members of the church for more than 50 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
New Member Class – July 25
Our next new member class will be Sunday, July 25 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 15. If you know someone who is interested in joining the church, please let them know about this opportunity. They can call the church office at (402)333-7466, sign up at the Information Center on Sunday, or sign up online on our website. If you visit the online sign up page on our website, you can easily share it with others.
Donation Drop Off
The Annual garage sale is happening on Saturday, July 31. DIY donation drop is happening now at north entrance. We want your gently used items (in sellable condition) — clothing, furniture, toys, sports equipment, household goods, children and baby items, or anything else you think our SHF can sell and make money! You can also donate hangers, boxes and plastic bags. Please no broken, partially used, or dirty items. We cannot accept mattresses, tires, tube TVs, or liquids. We have to pay to dispose of these items, so please do not bring them to church.
Help wanted! Garage Sale sorting and organizing begins on Monday, July 19 and runs through July 29. Everyone is invited to help any and all days, Monday thru Friday, for the next two weeks, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You do not need to sign up to help. Just show up! THANKS!
Funeral Luncheon Volunteers Needed
- Who is God?
- What is God’s nature?
- What does scripture inform us about God?
- Does God change God’s mind?
- Why did God create?
- What does it mean to believe in God in this time and place?
“Tables for Eight” Fall Session 2021
School Supplies Needed for OPS Partners
The Mission Committee is asking church members to donate school supplies to benefit four OPS elementary schools supported with our mission work: Walnut Hill, Bancroft, Sherman, and King. School supplies will be collected Sunday, June 27 – Friday, August 13.
With the children back to in-person learning, backpacks will be in high demand. Last year PCOC set a goal of 80 backpacks and collected 118 – great job! Each school received 5-6 sacks full of various supplies and 30 backpacks. This project is a huge success every year because of your generosity. For 2021, we’ve set a goal of 100 backpacks! The collection boxes can be found in the circle drive lobby and by the Information Center in the Narthex.
Reach out to Amy Miller, John Bennett or Rob Bailey for more information.
First Aid Kits for Sale for Boy Scout Troop 552
Boy Scout Troop 552 is selling first aid kits as their fund raiser this year. The are small enough to put in your glove box, but contain what you would need when there is a small accident at the park. There are 2 styles available: Home or Auto. The Kits are $10 each. The Scouts will be selling them at the church for the next few Sundays. We ask that you prepay by check (payable to Troop 552) or cash. We are expecting to deliver in September. If you have questions, you can contact Tammie Will.
Friends, Family, Food, Fellowship, Faith, Fun, AND FREE?!
- Trail Run and Bike Ride
- Amazing Crafts (including a few edible creations) for the whole family, materials provided!
- Live music
- Outdoor Worship Service
- Yard games and group activities
- Hayrack Rides
- Silent Auction
- Concession-style lunch and treats
- Photo Station
Active Minds On Break for July
The group will resume activities again in August. More information to come!
Our Worship & Music committee is building our usher team for the fall. If you are interested in serving the church in this role, please contact Mike Shannon. Your ushering duties will begin at the end of the summer.
Report Your Mission Hours
As part of PCOC’s strategic plan, the Mission Committee tracks the number of volunteers and the number of volunteer hours of the congregation. In the past, a Mission Committee member would collect the volunteer hours for their specific organization. Given the swift move to the use of digital technology in the past year, we are now tracking volunteer hours through the PCOC website. Help the church accomplish the goals set out in the Strategic Plan by updating your volunteer hours today using our new online form. We’re collecting March hours now. (Don’t worry, we’ll remind you every month to report your hours!)
Upper Room Booklets
Need a spiritual wellness boost in these times of social distancing?
The Upper Room booklets are available for pickup anytime just inside the circle drive doors at church.