A Note From Pastor Dave
Summer is winding down. Kids are back in school. Morning traffic is to be feared and avoided. Our commitment to getting back to normal is being further complicated by a rise in COVID spread due to the Delta variant. Despite all this, I am longing for ways to come together again, to connect around our stories and a common calling to grow and serve together in Christ.
Tuesday August 31st 6pm is coming up quickly. It’s an evening that I hope as many as possible will come be a part of. It is an invitation to tell stories. Amid all the questions and stress, confusion and frustration, I want you to think back to moments when God met you in this church. Or, if you are newer to Providence, tell us about a moment at a different church. When was the church at its best?
Here are some primer questions for you: Remembering your history at Providence (or the church more broadly), when did you feel most motivated or blessed? What is a moment when you felt close to God, or when you grew the most, or had the clearest sense of the church? And as you remember back, press into the details of the story. Who was there? What happened? What was most exciting? What part did you play? etc.
I’m eager to hear your stories, and for us to get in touch with the core of what it means for us to be the church together. If the particulars of a meal are concerning to you considering COVID, please let me know and we will adjust. We want you to be involved.
Installation Service for Pastor Dave
Installation service for Pastor Dave on Sunday, August 29th at 3:30pm.
Church-wide meal and conversation on Tuesday, August 31st at 6pm.
Read Pastor Dave’s letter about these upcoming events.
Attention Golfers and Duffers!
Come join us on Wednesday, September 1st at the incredible Arrowhead Golf Course to play in the ZMP Open Golf Tournament. Afterwards, stay for lunch and participate in the auction to bid on some great items or experiences. This event doesn’t just apply to golfers; lunch and the auction at this beautiful Clubhouse are open to all. The proceeds go to the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership for care of the orphans. Click here for more information. Great course, great cause. See you out there!
Update from Heather Chimhoga Orphan Center: Susan Jones, ZMP’s board chairman received the following from our head nurse Beauty regarding COVID at HCOC:
Good evening Susan,
All is well here as HCOC workers are not directly affected. Cases are decreasing now. All the kids are safe and healthy. Sure Susan it is not by our wisdom and intelligence that we are alive. Your prayers have taken us this far. I hope all is well with you and your family and all the ZMP family. Your prayers and support will always keep us going.
Love and blessings,
Clerk of Session
Lynn Hoy has served as our Clerk of Session, and we are extremely grateful for her diligence and proactive-ness. She has relocated, however, back to Florida. She is going to finish her term, continuing to the end of the year virtually. We will, in the meantime, need to identify a new Clerk of Session. If you are interested or willing, please let us know. You can contact Lynn, Pastor Dave, or a member of Session for more information.
Coffee and Conversation
The next Coffee and Conversation will be held on 8/24/21 at Providence Presbyterian Church at 9am. We enjoy fellowship, and we continue conversation around the sermon, related scriptures or a poem. It is a chance to get to know each other more, and to grow together. Are you free on Tuesday morning at 9am? Then, come join the fellowship and conversation!
The first Sunday of every month is Deacon’s Sunday. Sunday Sept 5th, is Deacon Sunday. in addition to your regular giving, you are invited to give to the work of Deacons in our church. The Deacons have been reaching out to Providence Members, regular Visitors and the Community as a whole. We will be gearing up for Fall with ways to support our friends, family and neighbors in staying connected with one another. As providing support is important to all of the Deacons we realize we are not able to provide the support and do what we do without your generous donations. Thank you!
Food Drive for the Parker Task Force
Due to the Parker Task Force return to doing food collections at local grocery stores on Saturdays, Providence will now be doing collections once a month on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Our next food drive for the Task Force will be Sunday, September 19th. If you are participating in the service via ZOOM, donations can be brought in after the service between 10:30 and 11:30am. A list of their current needs can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Heald at 303-730-5759. Thank you to everyone who has supported our food collections for the PTF! It is so important that we continue to support families in need during these challenging times.
Coins for Christ
Coins for Christ is a program that was started several years ago to help fund Providence’s capital campaign. It encourages members to collect loose change and bring it in once a month to donate. After discussion, Session has decided that moving forward it better fits the current financial needs of Providence to have the money from Coins for Christ go towards the operating fund to help cover shortfalls in the budget exacerbated by COVID-19. The Coins for Christ donation will occur on the last Sunday of each month. On that Sunday we encourage members to bring their loose change to donate towards Providence’s operating fund. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of Session or Pastor Dave.
Wanted: A/V Volunteers!
Do you enjoy working with Audio/Video? Want to learn? It’s easier than you think. Signup to be a volunteer to help run the A/V system for Sunday Services. If interested, please contact Rob Krause @ 303-766-5887 or email@example.com.
King Soopers Fundraiser
It’s now easier than ever to support Providence Presbyterian Church when you shop at King Soopers and City Market! Simply register your King Soopers/City Market loyalty rewards cards and link it to support Providence. Then King Soopers will donate to us based on the purchases of our supporters. If you don’t already have a rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk of any King Soopers or City Market. Here’s how to link your King Soopers/City Market loyalty rewards card to support Providence:
- Login to your King Soopers or City Market account (or create an account) at www.kingsoopers.com or www.citymarket.com.
- Click on Savings & Rewards, then King Soopers Community Rewards, then Enroll Now.
- Search for Providence Presbyterian Church or enter our organization number YJ207 and click Enroll.
Your King Soopers/City Market loyalty card will be linked to Providence and you’ll be helping us every time you shop! Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
Providence Financial Update
At the end of July 31, 2021 the Income and Expenses are as follows:
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