Pastor’s Update

Dear friend of Pine Mountain Christian Community Church,

Warning signs are very helpful. Like the word “POISON” on a bottle can be very helpful. A warning, if heeded, can keep us from doing something stupid, protect us from injury, and even save our life. We need warnings. Jesus, because He loves and cares for us, gives us warnings. We don’t want to miss them or fail to heed them. When Jesus gives warnings, it’s not because He wants to cut out our fun – just the opposite. He wants to give us healthy, happy lives, free of guilt and shame. Jesus obviously doesn’t want us to miss out on His perfect plan, and so he warns us not to continue in sin. Jesus makes it clear that the wages of sin is death. God’s plan for us is life. Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus is referring a life of purpose, a life in which Jesus Himself will walk with us through every difficulty. So remember: heed the warnings of Jesus, and receive His life. This new life begins on earth, and when we graduate to heaven, we can look forward to a life without sorrow, pain, disease or death. This Sunday, October 2nd, we will look at a few of the warnings of Jesus. This will definitely be a helpful passage of Scripture to hear.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:                   

* This Friday, September 30th, there will be a free food distribution at our Activities Center at 12 noon.

*On Thursday, October 13th, we will begin a new community outreach that will help those who struggle with addictions. This will be a weekly Christ-centered recovery program. It will be from 7 to 8 pm in the Activities Center and will be led by Michael Andress. If you struggle with any addiction, or you know of someone who struggles with alcohol, drugs, pornography, or gambling, please encourage them to attend.

*Last week I mentioned that we are interested in beginning a Christ-centered ministry called “Mother’s Morning Out” that would give mom’s a break and provide Bible stories and Christian activities for kids in the neighborhood. Because we didn’t have enough mothers sign up for the program, we will set this project aside until we have enough interest in the community to sustain such a ministry.  If you know of mothers interested in such a ministry, please have them give our office a call at 661-242-1025.

* ATTENTION ALL WOMEN: We (PMCCC) will be providing the use of our Activities Center for a non-denominational group of women, called, “Women of Hope”, for a Luncheon on Saturday, October 8 at 11:30 to 1:30. This is open to all women on the mountain. Cost is $12 per person. RSVP required BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH. Contact Linda Rivette by leaving a message at : 661-242-1618 or 661-242-1025.

THIS WEEK’S CHURCH CALENDAR:

Friday, September 30th at 12 noon: food distribution at the Activities Center

*Sunday, October 2nd at 9:30 a.m.: All church Prayer time in the church sanctuary

* Sunday, October 2nd at 10 a.m.: Service in the sanctuary.  Sermon: “Thank God for His Warnings”, Mark 9:38-50.  The service will be live-streamed (Lord willing) on pmccc.org, YouTube.com, and Facebook

*Wednesday, October 5th at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center

*Wednesday, October 5th at 10 a.m.: Men’s Bible Study in the church library

*Wednesday, October 5th at 5 p.m.: Youth Meeting in the Activities Center

Heeding God’s warnings,

Pastor Rick

Sunday Worship Service

9:30am – All Church Prayer in Sanctuary

10:00am – One service for youth and adults. Both in person and online.

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center.

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.: Men's Bible Study in the Library:

Wednesday at 5 p.m.: Jr. High meet for dinner and Bible Study