Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Fourth Annual PCC GOLF TOURNAMENT will take place on FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, at Mill Quarter Golf Course, 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Gather up your golf buddies and join us for an awesome day of golf! At our tournament all snacks, drinks, Turner’s BBQ Lunch, and homemade desserts from PCC’s finest are included.
It’s still $75 per person or $300 per team to play. Click here for the registration form. Simply print it off and mail it in to the address on the form along with your check to Powhatan Community Church. Please mark “golf” in the memo line.
There is a very good possibility that this year we will have a full tournament – all day! Those that register first will have the option of first or second flight should be reach that milestone. If we reach that point, we will contact you. Otherwise, plan for registration beginning at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Not only can you play in the tournament, your business or company you work for can be a sponsor at the tournament. Opportunities are a hole sponsorship for a donation of $100 and we also have snack cart sponsorships and a lunch sponsor. If sponsoring a hole, the same registration form attached can be used and sent into the church office. Snack cart and lunch sponsorships, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and possibilities.
Don’t delay, print off this form before it gets forgotten in your inbox and forward it on to your golf buddies so they can join in on the fun this year!
We look forward to seeing you all again this year on April 16th!
PCC Building Fundraising Team
Mary Margaret Dickerson
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Top Opportunities to get involved in serving at PCC:
• MIB “Men in Black” - for those who like to work behind the scenes setting up the stage on Sunday morning; WIB welcome too. (every other week)
• Camera Crew – able to zoom in with a single lens…will train. (video for Sunday mornings every other week)
• Caffeine Crew – willing to serve, not necessarily consume, on Sunday mornings. (rotating basis)
• First Steps (preschool) Small Group Leaders & Apprentices – have fun with creative activities and games to teach children that ‘God Loves Me’, ‘God Made Me’ & ‘Jesus wants to be my friend forever.’ (every other week)
• Security/Medical Response Teams - Patrol and secure the church campus and respond to medical emergencies if needed. A background check (paid by PCC) is required for this position. Emergency medicine skills needed for medical team. (rotating basis)
• Greeters/Ushers – first impressions are lasting aren’t they? Be a part of making a great one for those coming to PCC! (rotating basis)
• Westchester Launch Team - Are you interested in getting in on the ground floor of something wonderful and much larger than yourself? There are tons of ways to use your gifts for God as we launch this new venture called 'multi-site' in Midlothian.
•FOCUS Connector - Be the difference in a student's experience at our monthly program, FOCUS., for 7th-12th graders. Make them feel welcome and wanted. Connect them to other students. Encourage and support them between FOCUS programs. (once a month)
• 4th-6th grade Small Group Leader – 85% of people become Christ followers between the ages of 4-14! Join us on Sunday mornings in the PowerJam ministry making an impact with some awesome kids. Curriculum & training provided. . A background check (paid by PCC) is required for this position.(bi-weekly or weekly)
• Office - assist in the Church Office during the week on a per-project basis. Tasks include running copies, finishing and assembling booklets or packets, etc. Computer skills a plus, but will train.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
- We've waited a long time already. Our 'Ground Breaking' ceremony was in November, 2007. It's been almost three years.
- There's always something else to do.
- A week or two won't make a huge difference. In other words, there won't be a notable change in the building if we waited another month.
- It makes sense to move in as soon as we have the Certificate of Occupancy in hand. Why let a perfectly good and usable facility sit?
- The launch of our Westchester campus is dependent on us moving into our Powhatan facility. It doesn't make sense for us to purchase mobile equipment (like the trailer) to use for just a few weeks. It's better stewardship to move first, then use the mobile equipment for Westchester. We are pretty much locked in on launching Westchester on Easter Sunday (April 4).
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I wanted you to have a list of things that we will have in our building, and an idea of some things that we will not have - at least not on the day we move in.
First, the things we WILL have on day 1:
- Completely safe and county approved facility.
- State of the art sound and lighting system in the auditorium.
- An operating bookstore.
- Comfortable, padded chairs (with arms and without arms).
- Finished Atrium, with lighting designed to be very welcoming.
- Finished, tile flooring in the Atrium, primary hallway, bathrooms, and much of the children's floor.
- All painting will be complete.
- Student house will be onsite.
- Ceiling tiles in all public hallways, atrium, and in the foyer to the children's floor and the hallways on that floor.
- All interior doors will be stained and sealed.
- Paved entrance, with adequate gravel parking lot.
- The Auditorium and most of the rooms adjacent to the hallways will not have finished floors. We own all of the tile, so cost is not the issue here. Volunteers have worked extremely hard to get all of the flooring done, but we may run out of time. It's ok. Whatever we don't have finished on our 'move in' day, we'll complete in the days and weeks following.
- Many of the rooms adjacent to the main hallway and in the children's wing may not have ceiling tiles.
- The portico will not be on the building. We own it and we have it. However, weather delays have kept us from getting it done. In order to get a certificate of occupancy from Powhatan, it must either be completely finished or not started. We chose the latter rather than taking the chance that we'd get stuck because of weather (and this was likely).
- Most of the parking lot will not be paved.
- There won't be any finished concrete sidewalks. However, we will have packed, rolled, crush-n-run entrance areas and possibly poured concrete aprons.
We will develop a capital budget soon after we move in that will ensure that we are steadily making improvements in an order that makes sense and in the most cost effective way possible. Slowly, week by week, you'll see our facility improve.
- You can give time before we move in. We need as many people as possible right now to paint, tile, assemble, sweep, etc. There is plenty to do for the skilled and for the not-so-skilled. Call Dennis Green at 804-400-9820 or Chris Ashman at 432-8917 if you want to know more. But someone is usually on the jobsite 6 days a week now. You don’t have to call. You can just come.
- You can give time after we move in. As you now know, there will be plenty left to do even after our building opens. If you want to help, we can use you.
- Make a special gift. As I mentioned, funding has been a challenge. We weren’t able to do some of what was needed simply because there wasn’t enough money. Your gift can help make it happen.
- You can make a commitment to the Reach Campaign. Moving in is going to be so great. But the day after we move in, we start paying the mortgage. I have always hoped we would pay it off in five to seven years. If we all step up and make a regular, monthly commitment to the Reach Campaign, we can reach that goal and get the debt behind us.
We are SO CLOSE to moving into the Powhatan Campus facility - it's very exciting! Time for one big push to work on a few specific items: painting,
tile work and staining the porte cochere.
WE CANNOT MOVE INTO THIS BUILDING WITHOUT YOUR HELP! We have to have some extra man/woman/student power to help get some of this stuff done! If you have a block of time, a few hours or an entire day, come help.
THIS WEEKEND: Friday - 8:00 - 5:00 or Saturday - 8:00 - 3:00
You can JUST SHOW UP or call Chris Ashman for more details (432.8917).
Your investment of time will allow PCC to continue to honor the call that God has given us to do ministry in Powhatan.
It's a good thing - not to mention that you'll have FUN!
See you this weekend!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
- Email is old-school. There is an entire generation now who don’t do email. Hard to believe, I know. Instead, they use FB to communicate by sending and receiving messages and writing on walls. Truth be told, there are plenty of not-so-young people (like me) who are increasingly using FB as an alternative to overflowing email inboxes.
- Efficient, Real-Time Communication. Using group member lists and status updates, FB allows for exponentially fast, viral transmission of information.
- Effective Group and Team Discussion. More and more, I'm using FB to have group community conversations on discussion boards about a variety of topics. I'm not talking about shooting the breeze over meaningless issues. I'm talking about real debate over things that matter. This means good, well considered decisions happen with fewer face to face meeting, saving people time and money. They can participate in the discussion on their time at their convenience.
- Excellent Care. FB allows us to check in with our friends and respond with care when they need us. A quick run down of the latest status updates alerts us to friends who are hurting or need a word of encouragement or need someone to pray for them.
- Eliminates the Pictorial Directory. You may remember the days when folks came to church with their family at the appointed time and a few weeks later everyone received a copy of the photo album. When someone asks me now, “Why don’t we have a church directory?” I say, “We do…it’s called Facebook”
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Hope to see you tomorrow ONLINE!