Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, and chairs and join us for fellowship at the park. We will be hanging out at Lincoln Glen Park by church. There will be no agenda, just building relationships and enjoying the warm summer nights. Please join us!
Several of our youth will be heading to the community of Terrabona in Nicaragua. They will be leading a Vacation Bible School, sports camps, and acts of community service.
Please surround their planning and preparations for this trip in your prayers. Praise that the financial support has been provided. Pray for safety and health. Pray that the pastors and believers at the churches in Terrabona would be encouraged.
Sacred Heart Community Services needs our help to donate new backpacks and school supplies for children in our community. The program hopes to provide over 3,300 backpacks this year.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS
NEW backpacks (no sports teams, please)
USB flash drives
$20 shoes gift cards*
NEEDED ITEMS BY GRADE
K - 2nd grade
1 NEW backpack, 3 erasers, 1 glue stick, 2 pocket folders, 2 packs of JUMBO crayons, 1 pack broadtip markers, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 pack of pencils, 2 wide-ruled notebooks, 1 box of tissues, 1 bottle of hand sanitizer, 1 pair of safety scissors, $20 gift card for shoes*
3rd - 4th grade
1 NEW backpack, 1 erasers, 2 glue stick, 2 pocket folders,1 pack of 16 or more crayons, 1 pack markers, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 pack of pencils, 2 packs of wide-ruled paper, 3 wide-ruled notebooks, 1 three-ring binder, $20 gift card for shoes*
5th – 12th grade
1 NEW backpack (no red or blue), 5 pocket folders, 1 pack of mechanical pencils, 1 scientific calculator, 1 pack of highlighters, 2 packs of index cards, 1 USB flash drive, 3 college-ruled notebooks, 3 packs of college-ruled paper,
1 three-ring binder, 1 ruler, 1 pack of markers, 1 stick of deodorant, $20 gift card for shoes* (*Gift cards to anywhere shoes are sold)
Check out Sacred Heart's Amazon Wishlist for a quick and easy way to purchase and donate items online. To ensure that donations are received on time, please place orders by Monday, July 24th. Visit their website for more information.
BACKPACKS WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE MINISTRY TABLE--
July 9, July 16, July 23 & July 30
Backpack Distribution Day at Sacred Heart will be
August 11 from 3:30-6:00pm.
Sign-up at the Ministry Table in July if you are interested in helping distribute backpacks.
Questions? Contact Jan McClellan.
During the months of July and August, we simply have one service at 10:00am.
Our last single service Sunday will be Labor Day Weekend, September 3.
We will resume our regular two service schedule on Sunday, September 10. Those services are 9:00am & 10:45am.
All are invited to join us for dinner. The catch? You don't know who you will be dining with until you get there!
You will enjoy an intimate dinner for 8-10 people at your location. It will be a great night of fellowship and building relationships. Please note, this is an Adults-only event. Tickets are $10.
If you are interested in hosting a dinner for 8-10 people at your home, please contact Debbie Kelly.
Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, and chairs and join us for fellowship at the park. We will be hanging out at Lincoln Glen Park by church. There will be no agenda. It's just a night to enjoy being together. Please join us!
Come out to the ballpark for a night of baseball fun!
Fellowship Night includes:
• Q&A with San Jose Giants Players and Staff
• Special musical performances
• Themed in-game music and raffle
• Fireworks following the game
The first pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm, but the gates open at 4:30pm.
Adults, $10 per person.
Children ages 5-12, $8 per person.
Senior discount for ages 65 and up, $8 per person.
Children 0-4, FREE
BBQ VOUCHER PLUS TICKET
Adults 13 and older, 1 ticket plus a Turkey Mike's BBQ voucher, $27.
Children 0-12, 1 ticket plus Turkey Mike's BBQ voucher, $16.
Parking will be $15 at the gate.
The PBCWG Ministry Fair is a special time that we set aside to celebrate the opportunities that God has given us to connect and serve within our church, in our local community, and beyond. This festive, community-building event encourages people to consider their gifts, and explore how they can be used to further the PBCWG vision…Knowing God, Living Freely, Loving All. It is a time to honor the Lord, to recognize & appreciate our volunteers, and to generate ministry awareness, enthusiasm, and involvement among our church family. It offers people an easy way to ask questions and gather information about the many connecting, serving & outreach ministries that are active within our church community.
“...created for good works, speaking truth,...doing the will of God from the heart.” (From Ephesians)
If you have any questions please contact Jan McClellan.
Sunday, September 10, we resume a two service Sunday schedule.
Services will be at 9:00am & 10:45am. Please join us.
Mark your calendars! Our All-Church Picnic. It will be at Hellyer County Park at the Buena Vista Picnic Area. There are covered picnic tables, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, a playground and plenty of grass for all the games you can think up!
We will have a taco truck providing the food. There will be musical entertainment of some sort. And hopefully a contest of some kind. Stay posted!
There will be a $6 parking fee at the gate. Ticket pricing will be $10 per person. Children 0-3 free, and there is a $50 maximum per family. Tickets will be on sale online and at the ministry table starting in August.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with any of the big and small pieces to this event, contact Trish Moxon.
CLICK HERE for the PARK MAP: You will want to turn into the entrance on the south side of Hellyer Ave toward Cottonwood Lake, not toward the Velodrome.
Our annual Sports Camp at Willow Glen Elementary School will be Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23.
Camp starts at 5pm each evening and ends at 8pm.
The sports we offer include:
- soccer and cheerleading for students entering 1st-6th grades
- basketball for students entering 3rd-6th grades
- tennis for students entering 3rd-6th grades
Along with highly-skilled sports instruction, children will enjoy Bible story skits, live music, and small group time. We will provide a camp t-shirt to be worn to camp every evening, and a snack each session. Please send your child with a water bottle. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Stothers.
International Justice Mission firmly believes that the work of justice begins with prayer and that it is only with and through our all-powerful God that we can free those who are being abused, trafficked and enslaved across our world.
So we invite you to join us for the second annual IJM Bay Area Prayer Gathering on Sunday, May 21 at PBC Palo Alto.
The Evening Schedule
6-7pm Partner showcase and reception
7-9pm Prayer and worship.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear from several IJM partner organizations as well as IJM staff. And most importantly, we’ll have an evening focused on worship and prayer for the fight against slavery and justice for the enslaved. It’s free. Register here. Questions? Contact Grace Kvamme from PBC Cupertino.
All men are invited to join us at Mount Hermon for an overnight retreat. It will start Friday, May 19 with dinner and will end after lunch on Saturday, May 20. Get to know other men, eat really good food, and be encouraged in your walk with the Lord.
Sign up at the Ministry Table. Contact Gary Vanderet with questions.
The Walk for Life and 5K Run is a community awareness fundraising event that benefits RealOptions. All proceeds go towards providing free services to women, men, students and families through our four pregnancy medical clinics as well as our life-affirming outreach programs in the Bay Area.
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Locations: Martial Cottle Park 5283 Snell Avenue San Jose, CA 95136
- 9:00 AM – Registration
- 9:30 AM – Welcome/Prayer
- 9:45 AM – Walk/5K Run
- 10:30 AM – Prizes and Breakfast
- 11:30 AM – Music and Activities
● 2-mile Walk
● 5K Run* (includes chip timing and results posting at Martial Cottle Park Onl)
● Family event Event Details: www.friendsofrealoptions.net/walk
Event Parking: Parking available. Fees may apply. Street parking available.
Contact Kenia Fritz with questions: 408-229-9836 x10, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nicaragua Mission Team will be serving us breakfast. They plan to prepare a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast of Gallo Pinto, Scrambled Eggs, Plantains and Cantaloupe.
A small PBCWG team will be heading to the village of Cobani (Coh-Bahn), Moldova in May to minister for a week and a half alongside Neemia (Nehemia) Ministries.
There, they'll join with ministry leader Victor Zama to help bring life giving gospel truth to this rural region where religion is widespread, but the life giving grace of Jesus has not yet penetrated.
Please pray for planning, preparation, and safety. Pray that many Moldovans will come to know Jesus, and that the Zama family and friends would be encouraged in their ministry!
Contact Mark Bucko with questions.
Soon, the PBCWG Moldova Team will leave for 10 days of ministry in the village of Cobani, a poor, forgotten, out of the way place in Europe’s poorest nation.
In preparation and anticipation, we will be holding a delightful evening of music and celebration a week from Sunday. This benefit concert for Moldova will feature:
Samplings of traditional Moldovan food and some delicious desserts.
Much live music from Kokua, Dave Matsumura, our friend Travis Oberg, and more!
A chance to support sending Moldovan friends on retreat - a rare and special opportunity for many
This HOUSE CONCERT will take place at the home of Peter and Julie Handel and is open to all: very family/kid friendly event and space.
When: Sunday, April 23 - 5:30-8:00 or as long as your kids last!
Contact Rebekah Frederickson for directions
Notes: eat before you come, but save room for tasting some delightful Moldovan foods and terrific desserts
There will be a giving opportunity for camp scholarships & ministry efforts in the village.
Join us as we celebrate the risen Lord during our two services.
First Service will be at the regular time of 9:00am.
We will have a pancake breakfast from 10:00 - 10:45 am outside (weather permitting.)
An Easter egg hunt will be held at 10:30am on the front lawn of the community center.
Second Service will be at 10;45am.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with breakfast, contact Rebekah Frederickson.
We will be having a joint service with Dwell Christian Church for Good Friday. Join us at 6:30pm.
Sunday, April 2 the men will have a dinner at the Willow Glen Community Center starting at 6pm. The cost is $10 per person.
Sign ups will begin at the Ministry Table in March.
Mount Hermon’s Spring Women’s Retreat will be March 24-26! We encourage women of all ages and stages to come worship God together and build relationships in this beautiful setting.
Cost includes, conference, food and lodging.
Single Economy Housing: $281
Triple Standard Housing: $252
Quad Deluxe Housing: $258
Register at the Ministry Table.
If you have any questions contact Debbie Kelly.
Our speaker will be Debbie Alsdorf. Debbie is an author, international speaker and the founder of Design4Living Ministries. Debbie has served in women's ministry for over 20 years. For almost 14 of those years she served on the staff of Cornerstone Fellowship, in Livermore, California, as the Director of Women's Ministries.
Music will be led by Sarah Meng. Sarah is the worship pastor at Valley Bible Church at the Crossing in Pleasanton and serves their Livermore location. She is a gifted vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter.
CLICK HERE to sign up for a Portrait Session.
We are updating our church directory and need your help. We would love to have everyone sign up for a time slot and have your family's photograph taken. You are not obligated to purchase any of the photos taken. Photos will be taken at the church office.
Thursday, March 16 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 17 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 18 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The explosive cultural changes in our world leave many of us bewildered and confused when it comes to loving others with grace and mercy while standing on God’s truth.
This adult elective class on Gender & Sexuality taught by Mark Bucko and Tel Schreiber will explore how Jesus calls us to navigate our culture with love, compassion, and truth. It will include teaching, panel discussion, and question & answer sessions.
The class will be a three-week course beginning on March 5 and ending on March 19. It will meet in Room 5 starting at 10:45am. All are welcome.
Session 1: The Bible & Sexuality - A Biblical Lens on 21st Century Homosexual & Gender Identity.
Session 2: The World & Sexuality – Why Our World Embraces an Anything Goes Culture
Teaching, questions, and conversation to equip us to love with grace, mercy and truth
Session 3: Redeeming our Sexuality Through Biblical Identity & Biblical Community
With sexuality, our imagination sometimes works against us. But imagine what Biblical identity and Biblical community could do to redeem our sexuality. Please join us as we explore this and answer your questions.
A small group of people from PBCC and PBCWG will be traveling to Liberia in early April. We want to BLESS the children and teachers at the Vision Trust school. We can use your help in two areas:
1. We are collecting letters for each student at the Vision Trust school---over 300 letters are needed from our congregation! Letters do not have to be long; they can be a simple note addressed to "Dear Friend," introducing yourself and letting the child know you are praying for them. Most importantly, please include a photo of yourself or your family so they can make a more personal connection. Here is a sample letter if you'd like some ideas.
SPONSORS: We would love to bring your sponsored child a letter from you. Just include the child’s name and ID number on the letter, and don’t forget to include a picture! (No gifts this trip please.)
2. Donate supplies for activities we will run at the school. You can sign up here.
All letters and donated supplies can be placed in the Liberia Ministry collection box in the Welcome Hall now through March 12th. For questions, or to email a letter, contact Marianne Mehuys
Handing out these letters to the students has been one of the highlights of the trip--the children are SO excited to receive a letter, and the love and care that it extends from our church to this school community is incredible. Thank you!
If you have any questions, please contact Mikenna Salin.
The IF Gathering is a Christian women’s conference that is live streamed all around the world from Austin Texas. This year they will have speakers such as Jennie Allen, Ann VosKamp, Rebecca Lyons, Lysa Terkeurst and others.
The heart of the conference is to bring unity within the body of Christ and to equip women to live out their calling. This year they will be looking at ACTS-“the most influential generation that has ever lived.”
This weekend is for all ages and geared for multigenerational women….junior highers to Grandma’s!
The event is at the South Hills campus of Westgate Church 6601 Camden Ave. San Jose.
On Sunday, January 29, the PBCWG women will be hosting a clothing exchange and dessert event. Bring unwanted clothing, purses, and accessories that are in good condition to church on Sunday or between 4-5pm. Then we will have a time to shop in each other's closets.
We will get to enjoy an evening of dinner and fellowship together. The cost is $5.
Invite your friends and neighbors.
Join us for a night of worship as Kokua shares the songs from their latest album, “Wanderlichter” along with other songs they enjoy. They will be joined by special guests Travis Oberg, Jonathan Stowers, Daniel Aaron La Point, & Kevin Duell as The Reservoir.
@The Kings Academy Theater
This Adult Elective Class titled, "Parenting Well in a Digital World," will be held during second service in Room 5 from 10:45am to 12:00pm Sunday, January 15 and Sunday, January 22.
Please join us for this free, informative presentation to learn more about how to help children be safe, healthy and connected in today’s digital world. We will discuss the latest research on the benefits and challenges that parents and students face in this 24/7 technology driven culture. Speakers include Alex Lerza, LMFT, Chip Stearns, Software Developer, and Valerie Plummer, Love and Logic® instructor. By the end of this interactive session, you will leave with:
· An overview of the digital landscape and awareness of how students are actually using their devices
· Tips and tools to teach safety, time management, and how to become ethical producers and consumers of digital media
· An understanding of the importance of parental engagement and relationship
· Ideas for balancing family life, school work and technology
· Strategies for avoiding power struggles and teaching students how to navigate the dangers and benefits of social media and build a healthy digital reputation
· Guidelines on when to block and when to monitor - balancingprotection with privacy
· A lit of excellent support resources and further reading
Although the class will be directed mostly toward K-12 parents, anyone can benefit from this class.
For questions, contact David Misson
We will have our January Feast on Sunday, January 8. Join us for breakfast in between services starting at 10:00am.
We will have a single 10:00am service with extra Body Life time to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the Lord's faithfulness.
Elementary Classes will be closed. Nursery/Toddler and Preschool classes will remain open.
Merry Christmas! Please enjoy Christmas Day with your family & friends. There will be no Sunday services.
We hope to see you Saturday evening at our Christmas Eve Service.
Join us for a family friendly Christmas Eve celebration at 4:30pm. It will be a joint service with Dwell Christian Church at their facility.
Child care will not be provided. Next to the balcony there is a small cry room that will be available for families with small children.
Our elementary children are preparing a special song to perform for us during both services on Sunday, December 18.
We are having a Christmas Lights Bike Party! We will be riding around Willow Glen looking at the holiday lights together.
We will meet at Bramhall Park on Willow Street starting at 5:30pm. Bring your pre-decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers or just your walking feet. Glowing accessories and head lamps are a must!
We will have a Sacred Heart collection bin available at the park for those who want to donate food. Sacred Heart has requested canned tuna, chili, spam, stew, fruits and veggies. Dry goods such as pasta and rice are also appreciated.
Then after our ride, we'll meet up at the Handel Haus and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and singing Christmas carols together. For those not able to brave the walk, you can simply meet us at the Handel's around 6:15pm.
Come for all or part of the festivities. Don't let your lack of a bike hinder you, we will have plenty of walkers. Invite your friends and join us!
Join us for a special Christmas Feast in between services. We will be cooking pancakes, sausages, and all the fixings. Come early so you don't miss out on all the goodies!
"GIVE THANKS, GIVE BACK--a benefit dinner for House of Grace"
This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to dine with us and hear about House of Grace and how it is impacting women in crisis. It will be at the Willow Glen Community Center, and the cost is $25 which includes appetizers, sit down dinner, & door prizes! All of the proceeds will go toward House of Grace.
Register here or at the Ministry table. Checks are to be made out to PBCWG.
November 11th - Craft faire open 11am-7pm,
1 sitting at Cup of Hope Tea Room
November 12th - Craft faire open 10am-4pm,
2 sittings at Cup of Hope Tea Room