THANK YOU for choosing to worship God with us today. May you experience the welcoming presence of Jesus! In the pew rack is a card inviting you to take the next step in your spiritual walk. Please let us know how we may help you.
Temporary Sabbath School Room Changes:
The Junior class will now be meeting in room 115 (the last room along the breezeway). The adult class that was meeting in 115 will now be meeting in Grand Hall A. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
FRIEND DAY: November 9 has been designated "Friend/Visitor Day" at our church.
On that Sabbath, Pastor Moses Brown will preach a special sermon and church
members are encouraged to invite their friends to this special day. We are
making gift bags for all visitors, so we need your input. There is a "Friendly
Contract" insert in your bulletin and at the Resource Center. When you get it,
please fill it out with your intended friend, invite your friend or friends and return
the contract back to any Sabbath School teacher or to the church office by
October 19. Lunch will be provided for visitors and members; there will be a
concert featuring International Gospel Singer Christine Sinclair at 4:00 pm.
OUR CHILDREN’S CHURCH NEEDS YOU! Do you want to get involved with our children’s departments? There is a huge need, and you are just the one we’ve been looking for! If you’d like to work with our Children’s Church, please contact Danielle Roye at email@example.com
HEALTH MINISTRY MEETING ON OCTOBER 19 to talk about further plans for this Ministry, we will get together at my home for a potluck on October 19 at 3765 Pebble Terrace, at River Club (gates open), located at the end of Westchester Boulevard/Oak View) We welcome new volunteers. For questions/concerns contact/call Lidia Peters (cell 570-275-2415 or home 941-286-0599) firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN'S MINISTRIES is hosting their Annual Brunch at Olive Garden on Sunday, October 13, at 11:00 am. If you would like to attend, please sign up at the Resource Center by October 12. Each lady is responsible for her own expense. Yes, this is for LADIES only.
NEW DIRECTORIES ARE HERE! Please stop at the table in the lobby and sign your name to get your new directory. Thank you, Resty, for the beautiful picture of our sanctuary on the cover.
HEALTHY COOKING CLASS OCTOBER 20, 1–3 PM: Instant-Pot /Air Fryer Cuisine: $5 at the door includes samples, supplies and recipes! Join us for a fun and educational social time with our church and community friends.
THANK YOU TO MY CHURCH FAMILY: Your prayers, phone calls and cards are very much appreciated by my family and me on the passing of my uncle, Vincent Carter. We have the Blessed Hope that we will meet on resurrection morning. Thank you for your continued prayers.--Your sister in Christ, Deta Lightbourn.
SPANISH CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT: We start Sabbath School at 9:30 am and Divine Worship at 11:00 am. Visitors and members can join us. All are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Art Grayman at 941-380-5299.
THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOOD STORE is now open Thursday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. We are always looking for volunteers. Come join this wonderful outreach ministry as we serve our community.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PASTORAL VISIT from Pastor Jaime or Pastor Art, please contact the office. Thank you.
LIBERTY IN BALANCE is a one-day Sabbath event, scheduled for October 26, 2019, packed with information and presenters covering a broad spectrum of issues relating to religious liberty and last day events. It is a chance for you to get up to date with what is happening in the political world and how it is affecting religious liberty in light of Bible prophecy. Register before August 30 for the early bird discount rate of $65.50 per person.
For more information, visit www.southernunion.com/congress.
YOUNG AT HEART RETREAT registration at Camp Kulaqua is open. Call Theresa at 386-454-1351 or register online at www.campkulaqua.com. Those 50 and older, don’t miss out on this great weekend. Save the dates: October 20-23, 2019.
BIBLE STUDY--THE BOOK OF ROMANS: THEME CHRIST, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS: John Peters will lead this verse by verse study with handouts as part of the Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 6:00 pm. Find your assurance in Christ alone as we anticipate the Second Coming of Christ.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT PCSDA SCHOOL: If you love children and would be able to stop by the school next to the church to read a book with a student for 30 minutes a week when it best fits your schedule, please call me at 941-875-5103. —Lucinda Lang
"HOPE FOR HURTING HEARTS" is a retreat for sexually abused women and victims of domestic violence on Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 (English) and Nov. 7 - 10 (Spanish) at Camp Kulaqua. Reservation Fee is $150.00 and covers everything except transportation. There is only room for 16 women at each retreat and rooms are private because of the nature of the retreat. If you have a need to attend this retreat, please call 407-644-5000, ext. 2151. There are flyers also located at the Resource Center.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY is searching for names and addresses of our
high school, college and university students. We want to send, or present to
them, boxes of blessings from their home church. There are forms to fill out
at the Resource Center in the foyer. Last year, because of your generosity,
29 students were blessed.
REVELATION BIBLE STUDY will meet in Room 116 on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Sabbath mornings at 9:30 am. Your study material will be handed out at your class. We look forward to studying with you.
FLORIDA CONFERENCE MEMBERS: Make sure your loved ones are cared for and protected through an estate plan designed for your needs. To take advantage of this free benefit, contact us at Florida Conference Association Development and Planned Giving Department for more information at 407-644-5000, ext. 2241 or email us at email@example.com. Blessings and thank you!
SINGLE MOTHER OUTREACH: Specific items requested by Women’s & Newborn Coordinator at Bayfront Health for new single mothers: diapers (newborn/infant), wipes, receiving blankets, onesies, sleepers, bath towels, wash cloths, socks, two (2) books, crib sheets. This outreach ministry is designed to foster the attitudes and actions in our children by providing love and support to those in our community with a specific need. Please place items in boxes in the children’s Sabbath School classrooms.
DARE TO SHARE WOMEN'S RETREAT 2020 is taking registrations for Jan. 31 - Feb 2 (English) and Feb 7 - 9 (Spanish). There is another weekend planned in September 2020 in Fort Myers for those unable to attend in January. There are flyers at the Welcome Center regarding registration in January and February. For any questions on either the Convention or Retreat, please see your Women's Ministries Director.
WHEN RESERVING THE GRAND HALL OR KITCHEN, please call the church office to confirm availability of the date(s) you need.
ATTENTION: The closet in the Spanish Church is going to be cleaned out shortly. If there are things that belong to you that you wish to keep, please see Ron Barber or Dave Mathewson so you can remove them, or they will be donated to the community center or thrown out. Thank you for your cooperation.--Ron Barber, Head Deacon
Cheryl Argento (Victor Meliti's cousin)
Yvonne Brewster (Beryl Jackson’s niece); Thelma Campbell; Ines Carter;
Lucinda DelCastillo; Winston Dillon; Linnet Adassa Ellis; Ismael Felico;
Ann & Cleveland Forde; Ray Hayes; Adrian Jackson; Merline Jones;
Owen Jones, Sr.’s family in Jamaica; Lionel Jordan;
Gloria Leiba (Wave Williams’ cousin); Allan Lightbourn; Sam Lightbourn, Jr.;
Gary Lockhart; Lavida; Lavie & Edie MacNeil;
Walworth Mantock (Wave Williams’ uncle); Connie Martin;
Suzanne McCarthy & granddaughters Kaylee & Presley;
Madonna Moore’s sister, Barnona; Norman Moore;
Michael (Phillis Morauske’s brother); Luz & Yuly Peña; Daniel Richards;
Pauline Samuels; Sylvia Sewell; Richard Trumper;
Leslie & Helen Wint and son, Keith;
Brennen Yunis (Suzanne McCarthy’s step grandson)
PLEASE NOTIFY the Church Office or the Pastors of any individual who is experiencing an illness and/or hospitalization and is desiring a visit. Prayer Requests: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
ADVENTURERS: David Molina will be leading the Adventurers Club this year. They will continue the registration for new members today, Saturday, October 5. The first meeting will be on October 12 at 4:00 pm.
SINGLE MOMS MINISTRY: Thank you, church members, for supporting our children’s outreach to newborns in our community. In July, 2 mothers and 5 children delivered our first gift packages along with one car seat. Currently our specific needs are for gender neutral crib sheets, 0-3 mo sleepers, socks, and books for mothers to share with their growing baby. Collection boxes are in the children’s SS classrooms.
FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM THE STAFF: If you are the last person/group at the church, please be sure ALL doors are locked, and the alarm is on. Please let Janelle in the office know if you have keys to the church as we will be issuing new passcodes for our security system. If you have a key, you must be issued a passcode.
WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER MEETING meets at 10:30 am in Room 204. Bring your prayers, your concerns and singing voices! We look forward to having you join us!
A NEW KIND OF LEADER TRAINING - IN 2019! If you are an adult who works with kids and you are looking for a training that will help you and other leaders to strategically organize and plan your ministry...join us for a one-day intensive program called "A New Kind of Leader". To get dates/times/locations go to www.floridaconference.com/NKL.
Vespers October 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Al Cruz will be leading out, Come and be Blessed!
Sunset October 1, 2019 - 7:03 PM
Musician Contact Information:
7239 N. Plumb Tree
Punta Gorda, FL 33955