Pastor’s Update

Dear friend of Pine Mountain Christian Community Church,
We live in and exciting time with great opportunities to share the good news of God’s love and forgiveness! This Week, and for next several days, PMCCC is taking the opportunity to share the gospel with over 1,2oo people who live in Pine Mountain Club. We are sending out a personal letter to over 1,2oo individuals to offer help, and to let them know that God loves them. We will also include in the letter how they can trust Jesus as their savior and Lord, as well as include the “Peace With God” pamphlet published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. I have a copy of the letter at the bottom of this update so you can know what it says, and perhaps answer questions should anyone you know receive the letter and ask about it. We have already mailed out 200, and will mail out a few hundred each day until our mailing list is completed. If you know of someone in PMC who you would like to receive the letter, just call our office at 661-242-1025 to make sure they are on our mailing list. I’m also letting you know of this project so that you can pray that the Holy Spirit will go before us and prepare the hearts of each person who will receive it. Please join me in praying that many in our community will turn to Christ and trust Him as their Savior and Lord.
PLEASE NOTE THESE COMMENTS AND EVENTS:
*I again want to thank all of you who were able to participate in the Baby Bottle Fundraiser. When all the change, bills and checks were added up, PMCCC gave $527!  This gift will be a huge help to The Vine Pregnancy Center, and I know many women will be helped and drawn to Christ because of your help.
* I want to invite you to join us in prayer at the church 6 p.m. each Wednesday as we seek God’s mercy and ask for God to bring revival and healing to our land.
* Please set aside September 26th for a special time of uniting with Christians nation-wide. We will be streaming the national event called “The Return” on September 26th at our church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come when you can to watch the prayer march led by Franklin Graham, and the rally before the United States Capital. We too can join with the body of Christ as we seek God’s help and healing.
* I want to thank Jack MacKenzie for teaching the Adult Bible Class for the last 8 weeks! It was a blessing to come together and study the life of the great King Josiah, and to apply principles of his life to our life and present day situation.
THIS WEEK’S CHURCH CALENDAR:
* Friday, September 18th at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Youth Fun Night in the AC: Activity: Hike to the wilderness Christmas tree!
* Sunday, September 20th, at 9:30 a.m. : All Church Prayer time in your home or in the church sanctuary. Please pray for us as God’s people to “seek first His kingdom” (Matthew 6:33). Please pray for God’s protection for all of us at PMCCC from the Covid-19 virus. Please pray that God will use our letter to the community to bring many to Christ, as well as bring many into the fellowship of our church to grow in Christ.
* Sunday, September 20th at 10 a.m: Church Service in the sanctuary. Also streamed live on pmccc.org, Facebook, and YouTube. Sermon: “God Passes His Covenant to Isaac”  Genesis 26
* Sunday, September 20th at 5 p.m.: Youth Group Bible Study in the Activities Center
* Wednesday, September 16th at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center, Men’s Bible Study in the Library
* Wednesday, September 16th at 6 p.m.: Prayer Meeting in the church sanctuary
Rejoicing in the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16),
Pastor Rick
Letter to individuals in the community of Pine Mountain Club (letter is on church stationary and personally signed by me):

Dear _____,

I am writing you to both ask for your help and offer help. During the last six months, Pine Mountain Christian Community Church has been actively helping individuals and families out of work because of Covid-19.  We have provided food, firewood, gas for cars, transportation to critical appointments, and have helped with various bills.  If you know of people here in PMC who could use assistance, please let me know by calling the church at 661-242-1025.  If you yourself are in need, please don’t hesitate to call me – we are here to help.

I also recognize that Covid-19 has caused more than just physical difficulties. If you are struggling with loneliness, depression, marital problems, or difficulties with children or family issues, I would welcome your call.

If you are struggling with, or curious about, spiritual issues such as the reality of God, His love, mercy and direction in your life, I again welcome you to call, or to stop by for a social-distance visit.

Lastly, I want to suggest to you that the solution to all problems, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, begin with a move toward God. He loves you and offers help, guidance, and salvation to all who humble themselves and call upon Him.  He has proved His love for us by visiting us in Yeshua Messiah, or, as many call Him, Jesus Christ.  Jesus died in our place on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, and then rose from the dead so that we can know that we too will rise from the dead and have eternal life if we put our complete trust in Him.

Jesus stressed the importance of turning to God in His very first sermon. He said, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is near” (Matthew 3:2). Repent means “to turn”.  God wants us to turn from running our own lives and turn to trust God and follow His Son Jesus.  If you would like to take the first step toward God so that you can experience His love, forgiveness, and help, you might get alone and pray something like this:

“Lord Jesus, thank you for coming from heaven so that I can know who God is. I admit that I am far from perfect. I know I am a sinner.  I repent and accept your suffering and death on the cross as a payment for all my sins.  I believe that You have risen from the dead, and I now receive You as both my Savior and Lord.  From now on I will follow You, and live for Your great kingdom. Amen.”

When we place our complete trust in Christ, He forgives our all our sins, enters our heart and is with us to comfort and guide us in every situation. I have enclosed a pamphlet that I hope will help you.  I would also like to invite you to join us for church in person at 16301 Askin Dr. in Pine Mountain Club at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  Or, if you prefer, you can join us online at pmccc.org.

I know God will bless you as you trust and follow Jesus,

 

Pastor Rick / pastorrick@pmccc.org

Pine Mountain Christian community Church

 

Sunday Worship Service

9:30am – All Church Prayer in homes

10:00am – One service for youth and adults. Streamed online only.

5p.m. ‐ Jr. High meet in Activities Center - Postponed until further notice

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in Activities Center - Postponed until further notice

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.: Men's Bible Study in the Church Library - Postponed until further notice