How We Spent Our Summer Discovering God

Many thanks to Rev. Jennie Sankey, associate for Christian Education and the CE Committee for their incredible vision for the summer! It was a sacred experience cherished by all!  Here’s some highlights…

Sunday June 5: Discovering Jesus On The Road. Everyone made their own Flat Jesus to take on their summer journeys!
Sunday June 5: Discovering Jesus On The Road. During 11 am Church Schoo, everyone made their own Flat Jesus to take on their summer journeys!

 

Flat Jesus went out to lunch in Duluth!
Flat Jesus went out to lunch in Duluth!
Flat Jesus seen in Sin City!
Flat Jesus visited Sin City but didn’t save anyone cause it was more than a 100 degrees!
Flat Jesus greeted the HS Youth returning from Montreat, NC.
Flat Jesus greeted the HS Youth returning from Montreat, NC.
Flat Jesus traveled to New Orleans for the HS Youth Mission Trip.
Flat Jesus traveled to New Orleans for the HS Youth Mission Trip.
Flat Jesus visited Mike The Tiger at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Flat Jesus visited Mike The Tiger at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Flat Jesus ate good at a quaint inn in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Flat Jesus ate good at a quaint inn in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Flat Jesus was on a boat in Rhode Island.
Flat Jesus was on a boat in Rhode Island.
Flat Jesus learned to say "Aloha!"
Flat Jesus learned to say “Aloha!”
Flat Jesus in Texas
Flat Jesus in Texas
Flat Jesus in Nashville
Flat Jesus in Nashville
Flat Jesus at the Panama Canal
Flat Jesus at the Panama Canal
Flat Jesus found a Thousand Dollar Chocolate Candy Bar at The Hands of Christ Duluth Co-Op
Flat Jesus found a Thousand Dollar Chocolate Candy Bar at The Hands of Christ Duluth Co-Op
Flat Jesus walked over the Niagra Falls!!!!
Flat Jesus walked over the Niagra Falls!!!!
Flat Jesus even brought manna home from Kroger
Flat Jesus even brought manna home from Kroger
Sunday June 12: Discovering God In Dreams. During Dr. Dave Fry's sermon on Ezekiel's vision of The Valley of the Dry Bones, artist and pastor Lisle Gwynn Garrity of A Sanctified Art painted a representation of the text on canvas. The finished piece is hanging outside the sanctuary!
Sunday June 12: Discovering God In Dreams. During Dr. Dave Fry’s sermon on Ezekiel’s vision of The Valley of the Dry Bones, artist and pastor Lisle Gwynn Garrity of A Sanctified Art painted a representation of the text on canvas. The finished piece is hanging outside the sanctuary!
During the 11 am Church School class, Lisle guided folks through an art exercise where they put their visions of God's love and kingdom on large banners
During the 11 am Church School, Lisle guided folks through an art exercise where they put their visions of God’s love and kingdom on large banners
Sunday June 19: Discovering God In Our Neighbor. We studied Matthew 25 "The Least of These," read and discussed stories of two residents at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries and prepared health kits for Clifton.
Sunday June 19: Discovering God In Our Neighbor. We studied Matthew 25 “The Least of These,” read and discussed stories of two residents at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries and prepared health kits for Clifton.
Sunday July 17: Discovering the Spirit in Creation. Elder and church intern Courtney Henry lead a wonderful lesson on the Creation story in Genesis.
Sunday July 17: Discovering the Spirit in Creation. Elder and church intern Courtney Henry lead a wonderful lesson on the Creation story in Genesis.
Sunday July 24: Discovering God Among Strangers and Neighbors. Folks studied the story of Abraham Greeting Three Visitors and The Parable of The Good Samaritan. And then participants made large prayer posters and origami prayer birds to go to the cities of Baton Rouge, Dallas, St. Paul and Orlando who suffered terrible tragedies this summer.
Sunday July 24: Discovering God Among Strangers and Neighbors. Folks studied the story of Abraham Greeting Three Visitors and The Parable of The Good Samaritan. And then participants made large prayer posters and origami prayer birds to go to the cities of Baton Rouge, Dallas, St. Paul and Orlando who suffered terrible tragedies this summer.

Dinner For Eight, July 23 (RSVP Today!)

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Dinner For Eight Fellowship Event

Join old and new PHPC friends at one of several Sugarloaf Gwinnett Center restaurants for dinner and conversation! Check out the Dinner For Eight flyer for dining options. Make your restaurant choice and then respond June 19 to Kathy Reineking (ksreineking@gmail.com) who will be handling reservations. Kathy will email the details and confirmation by July 21.

Fellowship Cook-out & Picnic, Sunday June 12


Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the church’s backyard to kick-off summer
with a good ole cookout and picnic!  After the 11 am Inter-Generational Christian Education Event!

We’ll provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, chips and watermelon.
You bring chairs, blankets and appetite!
And be ready to have a fun time!!!!

Theater & Theology: “Me Before You”, Sunday June 5

Let’s go see Me Before You (based on the best-selling book by Jojo Moyes) on Sunday, June 5 at 4:30 at Regal Medlock Crossing.

After the movie we’ll get a bite to eat and discuss the movie.

All are welcome!

RSVP to the Rev. Jody Andrade at jody@pleasanthillpc.org

 

Women’s Ministry Breakfast: Program by Rev. Jennie Sankey, Saturday June 4

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Join us from 9-10:30 am for a wonderful breakfast and to hear the story of the “new girl” on the block, the Rev. Jennie Sankey and the exciting ministry she is doing with Christian Educational at PHPC!

RSVP to Florence Milway at ffmilway@gmail.com. Also let her know if you need childcare.

June is Volunteer Month at the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-Op

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One of the mission traditions at Pleasant Hill is to serve at The Hands of Christ Duluth Co-Op during the month of June. About 2-3 people are needed to unpack and stock donations, prepare packages and do some light cleaning and yard work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-12 pm (or till 2 pm depending on the need). To volunteer, contact Doug Langdon, co-chair of the Mission & Outreach Committee, doug_langdon@bellsouth.net.

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