Worship and Potluck Brunch with Rev. Vance-Ocampo 1/26

Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, General Presbyter of Southern New England, will lead us in worship January 26. Following worship, join us for a potluck luncheon and presentation about our presbytery downstairs in the Peace Room. All are welcome to share a dish for lunch, and to share in this time of fellowship with our Presbyter.

Book Group Discussion 2/8
We will be discussing What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers on Saturday, February 8, 10:30am–12noon (place TBA). If you have any questions about the group, contact Bob Pruchniewicz or Kathy Cooper.
About the Book: What is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng, who, along with thousands of other children—the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man. It was a finalist for the National Book Award. 

Pledge Cards
To make a financial commitment to PPC for 2020, pledge cards and return envelopes may be found at the church front entry. It’s never too late to make a pledge. Thank you to all who have done so: as of January 16, pledges total $124,904.

2020 Offering Envelopes
Boxes of offering envelopes for 2020 are available for anyone making donations the traditional way, by check or cash. If you need a box, please give Financial Secretary Dan Blackford your name(s) and address. Contributions are equally welcome through our church website,; or you may wish to utilize your bank’s online bill payment system. All are needed and appreciated. Thank you!

PPC Calendar

10:00am | Worship (Communion on 1st Sundays)
> Sunday school for children through grade 5: weekly during worship
> Sunday school for youth grades 6-12: 2nd & 4th Sundays during worship
11:15am | Coffee hour fellowship
11:30am | Chancel Choir rehearsal

7:30am (approx.) | Prayer breakfast in the Hope Room

7:00pm | Chancel Choir rehearsal

Sunday, January 26
10:00am | Worship with Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo, General Presbyter of Southern New England
11:30am | Potluck brunch with Rev. Vance-Ocampo following worship

Saturday, February 8
10:30am | PPC Book Group discussion in the Hope Room: What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers 

Saturday, December 15
9am–12noon | Volunteering at Camp Street food pantry

For our full calendar please visit our website.
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