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Children’s Ministry at PPC

We believe that our children are some of the most precious gifts God has entrusted to us and we actively look for ways to help them grow in their understanding of God’s love and purpose for them.

Sunday School (September–May at 10:30 am. following the Children’s Message in worship)  Our first Sunday School class for the fall will be Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Nursery: loving care provided for children under 3 in the downstairs level of our Christian Education wing (Room 102)

Godly Play: for children ages 3–kindergarten, upstairs (Room 208)
Our Godly Play helps children know God and His Story in a unique way. Children are invited to enter into the classroom as a sacred space, hear the Bible story through the use of concrete visuals (such as wooden figures), and then wonder  together about the meaning of the story. Children are then invited to respond to the story by choosing their “work”, which may involve retelling the story with the wooden figures, drawing a picture, finding the story in the Bible, or spending quiet time with God. We are excited about how Godly Play enables our children not just to know about God but to experience God!

Kid Connection: for children in 1st–6th grade, upstairs (1st–3rd grade in Room 206, 4th–6th grade in Library)
Our Kid Connection classroom begins with worship time and a Bible story presentation for the whole group. Then kids engage in discussion and activities with their teachers to dive deeper into the lesson. Over a period of 4 years, this curriculum covers the whole Old and New Testament twice, exploring 117 key stories for kids this age.

Worship
Children of ALL ages are always welcome in worship and we rejoice in the “kid noise” they bring! We also have a children’s message right before the sermon where children are invited to come down to the front of the sanctuary. The pastors share the heart of the sermon message with the children in language they can understand. Then children aged 3 through 6th grade may meet their teachers in the fellowship hall where they will be escorted to their Sunday School classroom upstairs, or they are welcome to return to their seats with their parents. We also have a “cry room” located at the rear of our sanctuary where parents can take especially noisy children and still be able to see and hear the worship service.

Nursery Care is provided for children 3 and under during all worship services. Our nursery is staffed by screened and trained caregivers who seek to engage the children in fun and nurturing activities. Our goal is to help you feel safe and secure in leaving your children with us.

Jr. Church is open for children 3 though second grade following the Children’s Message when Sunday School is not in session. It is located in Room 102, across the hall from the nursery.

For more information on Children’s ministry, please contact Elder Jason Sampson.


Youth Ministry at PPC

Join us for Youth Group, where dinner is always included!
Our youth ministry is led by Pastors Matt and Amy and a team of wonderful college and adult volunteers.

Jr. Youth Group (grades 2nd and up)
Location: Pullman Presbyterian Church
Time: 1st Wed. of the month, 6:00-7:30, September-May

Middle School (grades 6-8)
Location: Pullman Presbyterian Church
Time: Every Wed. 6:00-8:00pm, September-May
For more information contact Pastor Matt.


College

The INN-Intervarsity Partnership
PPC reaches out to WSU students though a partnership with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. PPC hosts the INN, a mid week fellowship featuring a home cooked meal, conversation, community, and deep Christian growth.  Small groups are coordinated by Intervarsity Staff. Interested in getting connected? Contact Pastor Matt @ 509-592-7228 or Donan Nealon at 208-301-3409.

– Interested in Joining a College Age Small Group Bible Study?
The Inn seeks to provide small groups that meet weekly to learn how to love God, live in Christ-centered community, and reach out to those who don’t know Jesus. To accomplish this, small groups spend time being together in prayer, in
the study of Scripture, and simply hanging out with one another. Through these groups, our hope is that WSU students might find a place to belong where they are challenged and encouraged in their relationship with God. If you have
questions concerning small groups, or would like to join one please contact Donan Nealon at (208)-331-3409.

– Ways to Serve
We hope to make an impact on our campus, in our communities, and around the world. Join us Tuesday nights to find out what service projects you can be a part of! We also offer a spring break mission opportunity to travel
domestically/abroad and work alongside our brothers and sisters who also labor for the gospel.

– Giving
Our entire operating budget is provided by the support of our community, alumni, and partner churches. We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us through a monthly/yearly gift in order to support God’s work in Pullman!
Historically, we have partnered with University Presbyterian Church (Seattle) for a large part of our funding, but as we gain our footing as an official part of Pullman Presbyterian Church (PPC), we are transitioning into a pledge form of
giving, trusting God will provide faithful individuals to walk alongside us in this endeavor. PPC is a small church with a big mission! Will you join us?

– Financial Needs
Operating Budget: This is the most pressing need as it is what allows us to be here! The operating budget includes staff salaries and ministry expenses. $90,000

There are three primary ways you can donate to the Inn at WSU:

Check: Please make all checks payable to Pullman Presbyterian Church and mark them “The Inn at WSU”. Mail them to:
Pullman Presbyterian Church
1630 NE Stadium Way
Pullman, WA 99163

Online: Donations can be made online through the web site of our church partner, University Presbyterian Church of Seattle, by clicking here. Instructions on setting up an account and donating are provided. To donate to The Inn at WSU, select University Ministries for the fund then UMin – Washington State University for the sub fund. UPC will then forward the donation to Pullman Presbyterian Church.

Directly from your bank: You can easily set up an automatic withdrawal through your bank which will cut a check to our ministry as often as you would like to tithe. Most online banking systems help you set this up through their website, but if you would like help or more information please don’t hesitate to contact the church office.

If you have any questions about giving to The Inn at WSU, please contact the church office.


Missions

In response to the radical message of service and hospitality found throughout the scriptures, our church is committed to serving our local and global communities as best we can. For us, this means coming alongside people with our very lives, not just our pocketbooks. If you are interested in serving with us, below are some opportunities to get involved throughout the year. Otherwise, send Claudine an email for further inquiry.

Pullman Food Bank
The Pullman Child Welfare (PCW) Food Bank sees on average 35 families each Saturday who are in need of food. Bags of food go out quickly these Saturday mornings, especially for families of 3–6 persons. PPC takes non-perishable food donations from the congregation the first Sunday of every month and brings them to the food bank. You can bring food other Sundays as well. Items that are always needed: canned fruits (peaches, pears, applesauce); canned soups (especially tomato); canned vegetables (corn, beans, peas); canned tuna or protein, cereals. Personal care items, paper towels, diapers, and laundry detergent are in high demand as well.

Share what you have with the Pullman community that hungers. We pull out a shopping cart in the fellowship hall where you can place food items for donation.

Questions? Message phone (509) 338-0801. Calls will be returned as quickly as possible. Cash donations may be mailed to PCW Food Bank, PO Box 521, Pullman, WA 99163.

Meals on Wheels
Did you know that Pullman Presbyterian Church participates in the Meals on Wheels program? About 17 groups made up of churches and other community organizations work together to deliver lunches to the homes of Pullman’s home bound. The month of September belongs to PPC. Four volunteers are needed every day during the month of September to form two teams of two; a driver and vehicle are needed for each team. The time commitment is about one hour starting at 11:15 am at Bishop Place Kitchen.

Family Promise
Family Promise is an organization that networks different churches in an area to utilize their facilities to provide temporary housing for homeless families. The church hosting provides shelter and meals, and hopes to make their space accommodating for the families in need. Our church is committed to making this service available for our local community, and will be hosting at various weeks in the year. Let us know if you’d like to participate by donating needed items, preparing a meal, or serving as an overnight host!