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Rev. Dr. Kevin James, Sr & Mrs. Linda James
CONGRATULATIONS CONFIRMANDS!
We welcome into the membership of
the church the following young people: Gavin Green, Brandyn Maddux,
Jamal Mendez, Emily Tartaglia,
Daniel Thomas, Cassidy Van Brink,
and Alyssa Wallace.
FAMILY BIBLE STUDY
TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE TWENTY-THIRD
PSALM
Beginning Wednesday, May 2nd
and continuing until June 6
Meets in Fellowship Hall, 6:307:30 pm.
COMMUNION SUNDAY, MAY 6
Communion will be
offered on Sunday,
May 6 at all services. Be sure to
wear your name tag
so the blessing can be personalized
for you. Temporary name tags are
available in the Narthex.
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Rev. Dr. Kevin James, Sr is the senior pastor of Palma Ceia United Methodist
Church in Tampa, Florida, where he resides with his wife, Linda, who is a
twenty-nine year veteran of the Department of Children and Families. Rev. James
was born in Los Angeles, CA, but raised in Daytona Beach; Linda is also from
Daytona Beach.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a
minor in Sociology from Bethune-Cookman University; a Master of Divinity
Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) at Gammon
Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia; and received an Honorary Doctor of
Divinity Degree from Bethune-Cookman University. Dr. James has recently
completed a year-long preaching study at Duke University Divinity School.
Rev. James is an avid sports fan, and has coached basketball at the YMCA.
He and Linda are the proud parents of two wonderful young adults: Brittany
Michelle, a graduate of Florida A & M University (her mother’s alma mater),
and Kevin, Jr., a junior at Bethune-Cookman University.
Rev. Dr. Kevin James, Sr. will offer his first message at all worship services
at Palm Coast United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
DESSERT & SILENT AUCTION, MAY 6TH
A dessert & silent auction will be held Sunday, May 6,
6 pm in Fellowship Hall; proceeds to benefit the youth/
adult summer mission trips. A complete list of auction
items, some of which include a 52” wide screen TV w/
stand, bakery gift cards, house cleaning, pet sitting,
handcrafted jewelry, is available at the church office.
Please let the office know if you plan to attend so that an
adequate amount of dessert can be prepared.
Bakery Goods Needed for silent auction. If you can
help out, bring your donation to the kitchen Sunday
morning or before 6 pm Sunday evening. Thanks!
JOYSONG MUSICAL:
AMERIKIDS
JoySong Children’s Choir
will present the children’s
musical, Amerikids, on Saturday, May 19 at 6 pm in the
church Sanctuary. Amerikids shares the faith that made
our country great and reminds people of all ages about
the early Americans’ total trust in God. Freewill offering
will be taken. NOTE: There will be no Family PJ Movie
Night on that date. Please attend the musical and encourage our “America’s Got Talent” wannabees!
COMING SOON!
AMAZIN’ GRAZIN’ FELLOWSHIP GROUPS!
Put together casual dress code + social
setting + food + laughs + more food +
beverages + story swapping + desserts,
and what do you get? Amazin’ Grazin’!
A new fellowship group is forming with the intent to
bring together groups of eight people, couples and singles, who can get to know each other and share a meal
and social time. Would you like to know more about
Amazin’ Grazin’? Pick up an information sheet on the
Patio area this Sunday, or visit the Amazin’ Grazin’ page
on our web site:
www.palmcoastumc.org/amazin.
PHOTO ALBUM ON PCUMC WEB SITE
Be sure to check our web site periodically for pictures of
progress and events taking place at our
northern property:
www.palmcoastumc.org/allalbums/
matanzasproperty
GRADUATION SUNDAY, MAY 20TH
Celebration of our high school and
college graduates will take place
Sunday, May 20th. Contact Mike
Legaspi, [email protected]
with names of Palm Coast UMC
high school and/or college graduates so they can be recognized and congratulated at worship services.
BOB EVANS BENEFIT DAYS
Thursdays, May 24 & 31, are Bob Evans benefit days for
PCUMC. We will receive 15% of all sales from anyone
dining at the restaurant on the above dates and presenting the flyer at the time of your order. Flyers are available at the church office, or on designated Sundays at the
Patio area. Proceeds will again benefit the summer
youth/adult mission trips. Eat up—a lot!
PASTOR SCOTT’S FINAL SUNDAY
Pastor Scott’s final Sunday preaching will be Pentecost,
May 27th. His sermon is entitled “Pentecost—The Great
Give Away.” There will be a farewell reception for the
Farman family; date, time & location TBA.
GUEST PREACHERS FOR JUNE
June 3, Communion Sunday, Rev. Harry Gilman
June 10, Rev. Wayne Wiatt
June 17, Father’s Day, Pastor Xiomara Reboyras-Ortiz
June 24, Youth Sunday, Mike Legaspi
EXCITING FUNDRAISING NEWS!
United Methodist Women Book Sale: $750.00.
(benefits various local/global missions of UMW)
Fundraising efforts for youth/adult mission trips:
Concession sales @ Easter Egg Hunt: $141.00
Bob Evans Restaurant benefit: $216.00
Beverage/T-shirt sales @ church picnic: $180.00
Rummage sale receipts: $1,000.00
Aluminum can recycling: $$ TBA
Boxed lunch sales: $450.00
(benefits summer camp scholarships for children)
Thank you to all who helped make the above events
so successful and profitable!
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MORE NEWS & UPDATES
REUNION HOMECOMING WEEKEND, SEPT. 29 & 30!
Get-together with church friends, reunite with those
who have moved elsewhere, visit with former clergy,
students, Sunday School teachers and musicians!
Saturday, Sept. 29 at our northern property.
Sunday, Sept. 30 at our current campus.
PAST PICTURES WANTED!
If you have pictures of past events at PCUMC, print
copies or digital, please contact Kathy Fotopoulos,
[email protected]
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
If you are still in touch with former members, clergy,
staff, etc., help us by passing along their contact info:
Phone number, address, and email address.
Call the church office, 386-445-1600, or email
Beverly Patrick, beverlypatrick @bellsouth.net
NEW PRECEPT STUDY BEGINS IN JUNE
Lord, Heal My Hurts, led by Joan Reese, is a 13-week
devotional study on God’s care and deliverance. Precept
will meet on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. No matter
what we’ve done or what’s been done to us, God wants
to be our refuge. Contact Kris Blanchek,
[email protected] for starting date, location, and
materials cost.
OPERATION OVERBOARD, VBS: JUNE 25-29
Registration for VBS will soon begin. For an overview
of the activity centers, visit:
http://overboard.cokesburyvbs.com/overview/centers
You may register your child/children on or after
Wednesday, May 23 by going to:
www.overboard.cokesburyvbs.com/palmcoastumc
We are still collecting supplies. New needs include:
empty 2-liter plastic bottles, sponges, driftwood, balloons, bath scrunchies, loofah sponges, clear trash bags,
brown paper bags, blue plastic table cloths, and aquarium
tank gravel. Volunteers are
always needed and appreciated! Questions? Contact
Kris Blanchek,
[email protected]
Please keep VBS in mind
when shopping. Thank you!
DESIGN TEAM UPDATE
by Leslie Thornhill
Construction continues on our
northern property. Our picnic pavilion has received permitting from
the city and is now under construction. We will be in
need of volunteer labor for light carpentry, painting, and
cleanup. If you can help in any of these areas or have a
gift for any other construction trade that you’d like to
contribute, please contact Ray Giaccone,
[email protected]
A small sunrise worship took place on Easter morning, and several future events are already scheduled
in anticipation of summer completion of the work.
A new Resource Garden ministry is being planned
now for a fall harvest. If you have a gift for gardening or would like to cultivate one, please contact
Jean Staten or Lorie Spencer
at st[email protected]
Various items are on the wish list for the new property but are not in the current budget. Please contact
Joe Cotie, [email protected] if you are interested
in donating toward any of the items. Click here to
view to the complete list.
If you have not yet visited the new church property, we
encourage you to do so. Let us know if you, your committee, or small group would like to tour the property.
Contact Design Team chair Leslie Thornhill, [email protected] to arrange a brief tour or if
you have any questions or comments.
As always, the Design Team appreciates your prayers
for PCUMC’s future home, the many workers and donors who are making it happen, and the many new disciples who will come to Christ there.
LOST: Large black 3-ring binder with CDs and lyric
sheets inside. Please contact Reathea Holmes, [email protected] if you have seen or found the
notebook. Thank you!
Stay up to date on all the PCUMC news at:
www.palmcoastumc.org