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Pastor's Blog

The Little Syrian Angel

by Dwight K. Nelson

The world’s heart has been broken over a video clip gone viral two weeks ago. Who can forget the picture of that five-year-old Syrian boy, pulled from the rubble of an Aleppo building, the victim of yet another lethal bomb in the war-torn city. Stunned and mute, the boy is seated on an orange jump seat in the back of an ambulance, the side of his head gashed by some projectile. While the video rolls, the young child stares back with blank expression, bewildered into silence. Not even a sob. Silence. What was he thinking in that moment of sheer terror? His chubby hand reaches up to his mane of hair, piled high now on his head, soaked in his own blood. The boy begins to rub his temple where the wound is coagulating. And as he rubs, his hand is soon stained red. Silence. Staring out the open gate of the vehicle, he keeps rubbing. more


Feature Announcement

Can You Undo Diabetes?

Nancy T, was shocked to learn that her hgbA1C was 5.9 (the prediabetic range is 5.7 - 6.4 Once the level has reached the level of 6.5 or above diabetes is diagnosed. The optimal level is 5 - 5.1 and the risk of heart disease begins to climb as the A1C climbs above these numbers.) Though slim, she had a strong family history of diabetes. Knowing that diabetic complications begin to develop during the pre-diabetes phase motivated her to action. more


Feature Announcement

PMC Office Closed

The PMC office will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day holiday. We will be open at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 6, and look forward to serving you.


Financial Feature

PMC Operating Budget

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10). How pleasant it is to serve those who are closest to you right here and right now! The local combined budget for PMC does just that. From the youngster right now picking up the children’s education offering to the retiree’s beautiful voice in the choir, each one receives God’s grace through your gifts to the combined budget. The local budget- serving those who you know best.