News and Events

It's a busy month at Plain City Presbyterian Church. Please see the current newsletter for news on all monthly events. Several events are featured here.

Featured News:

Challenges for 2018

As the new year begins, its a chance to try something new or to try something again. Here's a few ideas for 2018 -

1.  Visit a shut-in. Just give them a call and stop by. The winter days are long and a visit means a lot. Don't make it a big production or worry what to bring. Bringing yourself will be the most valuable thing of all.
2.  Come back to church. Has life covered up your Sunday mornings with events and obligations? Mark an appointment with God on the calendar and come back. We miss you! 
3.  Invite someone to come with you to church. What do you enjoy about Sunday? The study, the music, the sermon, the traditions, the friendly faces, the food? Whatever it is, tell them and invite them to share it with you. Then take them out to lunch. 
4.  Try something new. Never listen to contemporary music? Or heard it and did not like it? Find a radio station and give it a try. Or listen on the internet. Never read Presbyterian Today? There are many back issues under the parlor bulletin board. Pick one up.  
5. Interested in checking out the Food Bank and just never have? Mark a Saturday on your calendar and come at 4:30 pm to help. We're there every Saturday and you are always welcome. 
6. Check out a Bible study. We offer several here at the church. There are also many free ones online. 
7.  Take time to disconnect from your electronics and use that time to reconnect with God, friends and family.




Church Info:

LIGHT YOUTH PROGRAM: The LIGHT youth will be learning the symbols of Easter. There will be children bulletins and puzzle sheets on the back table for activity during our off-weeks while encouraging your children to experience worship.

LEGACY: Just like Jesus and his disciples dined by the sea shore, we're going to have Breakfast for Supper and learn about how Jesus unites the Christian community through the sacrement of Communion. We'll enjoy a meal and some fun games. Bring your family and enjoy. Please RSVP to the church office. Saturday, February 25th, 4-6 pm.

KUMJOINUS: Come out of your winter hibernation and warm up our hearts with the fellowship of Kumjoinus on Saturday, February 10th at 6:30 pm. A gathering of fun folks come together to enjoy pizza and a good time. Karon and Jim Kaufman and Sharon Newell will be the hosts. We'll be ordering pizza so just bring some money. If you are coming, please tell let Karon or Sharon know or call the church office.

CLEAN KID KITS PROJECT: The PW are going to be filling Clean Kid Kits during the month of January. From the local Clothes Closet which works with the Mennonite Central Committee, we have 14 cloth bags to be filled with hygiene items and then returned to the Clothes Closet to be delivered. Items needed for the kits are an adult size toothbrush, large bar of bath soap, fingernail clippers, and a dark color hand towel. Items should be new and in their original packaging. Please return your donations by Sunday January 28th.


BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:  Monday Night Bible Study gathers together Monday evenings at 6:45 pm to learn about Romans - The Letter that Changed the World. Christian Conversations meets Sunday morning at 9:15 am with Frank and Jerry Smith leading the group. Ladies' Bible Study meets Sunday mornings at 9:15 am and the Men's Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings at 8 am. Both groups are using the "Not a Fan" Bible study.

GENTLE SPIRIT SUPPORT GROUP: Are you or a family member struggling emotionally with cancer and its treatments or life after treatment? Come join Gentle Spirit, a Christian emotional and spiritual support group for help during this difficult time. Reverand Alice and Beth Beach, both cancer survivors, are co-facilitating this group at the montly meeting. There will be a light supper donated by Der Dutchman, a time of sharing, fellowship, a short Biblical meditation and prayer. See the calendar or call the office for the next scheduled meeting.



Another Fundraising Opportunity:

Max & Erma'sEnjoy a meal at Max & Erma's on the first Thursday of the month and 20% of your bill will be returned to the church for our Mission Trip Fund. Please call the church office if you need vouchers or see the current newsletter. Gather up your friends and family, and go hungry for lunch or supper! See you there!!