News Notes

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The monthly church newsletter is now available.  If you did not receive an emailed copy, contact the church office at churchoffice@pcsda.net with the first and last names and email addresses of all in your household who wish to receive it.

 

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meetings have resumed.  6:00 Wednesday evenings.

 

Sabbath School and Worship Service order:

 

9:30 am, First Worship Service begins - MASKS OPTIONAL

10:40 am, Adult and Children’s SS Classes begin

11:35 am, Second Worship Service begins - MASKS OPTIONAL

 

RETURNING TO ONE SERVICE!!

Sabbath, August 7, 2021 - On Sabbath, August 7, we will be returning to our regular one service format.  Sabbath School will begin at 10 AM for all ages and classes, dismiss at 10:45, and Worship Service will begin at 11 AM.

 

ABC EXPRESS  Adventist Book Center Express Delivery will be at the church August 1 between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.   Call 407-644-4255 before July 29 at 12 noon to place an order.

 

VESPERS ON VACATION  Friday evening vespers are on vacation for the remainder of July and all of August.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  A big thank you to all the volunteers, including 7 teens that made our VBS a success.  A special thanks to Joe and Debbie Francis who spent hours building the set and producing the nightly programs.  46 children were registered.  God has blessed again!

 

WEBSITE UPDATE  

The new church website will be up and running soon, and there are some things we want you to know about the new format.

1. The website is VERY different from the one we have had, but once you get used to it, it should be more user-friendly.

2.  The website is an OUTREACH tool and has been created for the public to learn more about our church, and to be welcoming to people who are interested in attending.  It will not have all the information you are used to seeing on the old site.  There will still be information for members, especially when something urgent has occurred or information that is not available through emails and the newsletter.

3.  The website is a work in progress and more will be added soon.

4.The website will have the same look and feel as our newsletter, and other media we have been making, so that our church media becomes familiar and recognizable.

A big thanks to Laura Dancek for all the time she is giving to this project!

 

WEDDING BELLS!!  In honor of Keila Morales and Barrington Morgan’s upcoming wedding, please join us for Keila’s Bridal Shower on August 15 at 1 pm in the Grand Hall at the church.  The happy couple is registered at Amazon and Target, and you can find their registry at Keila Morales and Barrington Morgan’s Wedding Website-The Knot.  Please RSVP by August 10th.

 

QUILTING MINISTRY  All of us have appreciated the beautiful quilts this ministry has provided.  Andrea Williams is the only one involved in this right now.  If you would like to have a part in this ministry, please contact Andrea.

 

PEW CARDS  We have new pew cards for those of you who are 1st time visitors.  If you would fill it out and take it to the welcome center in the lobby, we have a gift for you.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH A SMALL GROUP ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL CLASS?  If you are interested in teaching a small adult SS class, please pick up a request form at the reception desk to fill out for Board consideration on July 26.  So far, the office has received only 2 forms!

 

SCHOOL WORK BEE…August 1, 8 am to 12 noon.  A big thanks to all who helped on the last one, especially to those who worked outside!

 

SPEAKING OF OUR SCHOOL...Check out the fantastic mural on the end of PCAS.  This was done by our own very talented Pastor Dustin and his daughter Adelle!

 

SS DOORS  Whoever opens the outside SS doors, please be sure the alarm is off before you open any of the doors.  Use the keypad in the back hallway.  

 

CHURCH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS:  Summer hours will be 9 AM to 3 PM Monday and Thursday for the months of June and July.

 

URGENT NEED - Please consider helping financially with the Newborn Baby program in Charlotte County.  This is for mothers with great needs!!  If you utilize online giving, there is a new line-item for this worthy cause, WIC/SINGLE MOM'S.

 

LABELS, LABELS, LABELS!!  Remember to bring in your Loma Linda and Morningstar labels-this is one of the church’s investment projects.  Box is in the hallway.

 

CHURCH TREASURER NEEDED  The church is recruiting for a part-time Treasurer.  (Candy Bedford is moving in July.)  Must have bookkeeping experience and be available for evening meetings.  Contact church office if interested in position.

 

CHURCH OFFICE MANAGER NEEDED We are searching for a new Church Office Manager, please apply if interested.  Call the church office if you have any questions.  The position is now posted on the Florida Conference Website.

 

SECURITY GATE  The security gate across drive to the back parking lot will be locked when the church is not in use or the back lot is not needed.  If you did not receive the code and need it, please contact the office.

 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS - Do you have a special celebration occurring in your family?  We would love to list your milestone birthdays and anniversaries, weddings, graduations, and births in the church newsletter.  Send your info to pcsdacommunication@gmail.com.

 

THE CHURCH NEWSLETTER and staff will be "on vacation" for June and July, so there will be no new newsletter available for these months.

 

DAILY DEVOTIONAL that will bring hope to people in these uncertain times written by Dexter Thomas. Pastor Thomas is the Disabilities Ministries Coordinator for the Florida Conference.  Go to innovativeoutreach.com to order your copy.

 

Non-perishable food items are available via the church office.  Please come by if you know of an individual or family in need!

 

Our YouTube URL is www.youtube.com/c/portcharlottesdachurch

 

There will be some foodstuffs added to the bread ministry in the lobby.  Please support this ministry with your donations.  Thank you.

 

Please join our Wed prayer meeting at 6 pm; be a part of God’s blessings!

 

The Community Services Center is closed until further notice.

 

Sign up for You Tube (free) and access our live-streaming services.

 

Please leave the rope attached to the designated pews so we may continue with social/physical distancing in accordance with CDC recommendations.

 

If you prefer to view your Sabbath School Lesson online, you can log on to absg.adventist.org or click here.  You can find many resources to enhance your Sabbath School Lesson study and most materials are printable.

 

The Audio-Visual team is looking for fresh faces and willing hearts.  Please see Troy Peterson or Kevin Goode at the A/V booth after worship service.  Young and old alike are welcome to join the A/V team.

 

If you are working with children under the age of 18 in ANY capacity at the church, you MUST complete a security process and background check.  Log on to ncsrisk.org or click here and select "First-Time Registrant". 

If you need help logging onto the website for training and background check Donna and Diane will be available at the church Monday, June 28 from 9-11 am.  If you need an evening assist, please contact the church office so arrangements can be made.  Please bring your phone, iPad or laptop with you along with the logon information. Please call the church office with any questions.