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Posts from 2019

Home At Christmas

From the Pastor’s Desk:Home at Christmasby Rev. John DeBevoise Home is a regular theme at Christmas — lots of Christmas songs reference it, and many Christmas cards show idealic images of homes decorated with family gathering around some sort of hearth, even if it’s a digital one. It’s an interesting dynamic since the Gospel tells…

Incorporating Advent Wreaths Into Our Homes

by Rev. Nicole AbdnourAdvent wreaths aren’t just for church worship spaces. Advent wreaths can be a meaningful devotional tool for individuals and families. Did you know that the wreath is round, with no beginning or end, testifying to the eternity of God’s creation, and of God’s love and care for people? The wreath is also…

Giving Tree Blooms Thru Dec. 6th

Please support this year’s Giving Tree by selecting a tag from one of the Christmas trees in the Fellowship Hall, the Church Narthex, or by selecting a gift from the SignUpGenius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090845AFAF2EA64-2020). You can also mail or drop off monetary donations/gift cards in the secure mailbox in the church parking lot. Guardian ad Litem, FED, Created,…

Peacemaking Offering For Hurricane Dorian Relief

PCPC is participating in the Presbyterian Church’s annual Peacemaking Offering through October 6. One of four special offerings collected each year, the Peacemaking Offering this year is being designated for Hurricane Dorian relief. Specifically, the offering will focus on the community of Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas. We have a special neighbor there, Kirk of…

PCPC’s Continued Medical Work in Papoli, Uganda

by Dr. Sylvia Campbell “It is said that a seed well planted, nourished and cared for with warmth, light and love, will bear fruit of the most amazing sweetness and beauty.” Eighty-eight percent of all maternal deaths worldwide occur in Africa and Asia, with the highest rate of life lost occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. According…

Prayer for Teachers and Students

This month is the month when a great percentage of this congregation is climbing back into school, either as students, teacher, administrators, or as parents launching students. It is, I think, a significant enough moment and enterprise that we ought to surround it with prayer. People are often writing me concerned that schools don’t offer…

Tips On Going Back To School from the Palma Ceia Preschool

by Serina Kirkland, CDA, and teacher at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool      As families of the preschool continue to enjoy their Summer vacations, administration and staff are busy preparing the school for Fall. Summer is the time for deep cleaning, organization, and school-wide improvements. We are delighted by the new flooring inside the classrooms of…