By now, you may be wondering: "What in the world is Prospectus 2.0?" Let me answer for you! Prospectus 2.0 is the brainchild of the PPUMC Communications Team and was created as a way to connect digitally with the PPUMC community – and beyond!
So what can you expect from Prospectus 2.0? Some of the regular features include: upcoming events at PPUMC and related communities; photos and reviews of events that have already taken place; words and wisdom from members of the community...and much more! Prospectus 2.0 will help us as a community to not only engage with the people we see often, but also with members who can’t be with us physically (but always in spirit!), and those who we may not yet know! Our doors – both physical and digital – are open to all!
We’re hoping you will enjoy Prospectus 2.0 - online on your mobile device or computer - and help us spread the word about this new resource! Tell your friends, family, or anyone in your life who is interested in receiving updates from PPUMC they can sign up to receive this newsletter by doing one of the following:
Go to our website and enter their email where it says "Prospectus 2.0 Sign Up"
Write their name, email address, and "Prospectus 2.0" on a welcome slip during a Sunday morning worship service
Without further ado, I present to you the first issue of Prospectus 2.0!
-Cassie Davies-Juhnke, Communications Intern
A special thank you to Jacquelyn Culbert for creating the stunning and colorful image at the top of this email. Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Jacquelyn is a designer and artist who currently resides in the Twin Cities and loves to create art in her spare time.
Jacquelyn took inspiration from the Historic Hinners Organ and the multitudes of rainbows splattered about our building to create this image that so vividly evokes the life of the congregation at PPUMC.
I’m excited about Prospectus 2.0. It’s a sort of a mustard seed that has been planted in our midst. The idea: to create a “portable” format to keep in touch. The potential: a growing network of communication. Amen!
This past Saturday night we hosted folk singer Joanne Bolles in a concert of solo voice and acoustic guitar. It was a wonderful evening! Joanne’s extraordinary music filled the sanctuary, and people – familiar faces from the congregation and the neighborhood as well as folks first time met – listened, participating and relaxing. People, most importantly, together in good cheer and hopeful energy. And on top of all of that, the concert was a benefit for Glendale Food Shelf – so the good energy, the “God” energy, ripples.
From such kernels of generous intention, great things grow!
Please let us know your thoughts about Prospectus 2.0 over the next several months, and if you have ideas for content, please send them as you would send Prospectus ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAKE SALE EACH SUNDAY IN MARCH TO SUPPORT ALL IN THE CIRCLE CREATIVE ARTS & NATURE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS!
Donate baked goods for sale and/or buy tasty treats to help send children to camp. Baked goods will be priced with a minimum donation, but you can also donate above the suggested amount. Your gift of: $500 supports a full camper for two weeks, $250 supports one week of camp, $50 supports one day of camp, and ANY AMOUNT HELPS. To donate, make a check payable to PPUMC and note “camp” on the memo line, or donate online at mnipl.org. Cash also accepted for baked goods.
On February 27 PPUMC hosted an organ concert featuring music from women composers 1800-present. Not only was there beautiful music, but a few lovely ladies from the congregation dressed up as some of the composers whose music was featured during the concert!
Pictured above from left to right: Mary Parish as Nadia Boulanger, Tamara Brown as Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, organist Frank Trnka, guest organist Kathy Webb, Chris Kliesen Wehrman as Emma Lou Diemer, and Jan Ekern as Ethel Smyth.
Thank you to all who could join us for this inspiring and educational concert.
This month for the PPUMC Community Concert Series we heard the music of Joanne Bolles, a local musician with a masterful command of vocals and acoustic guitar. Read more about the concert in Pastor Chris's note earlier in this newsletter.