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Sunday Mornings at PPC

9:15 am Sunday School (in the Manse)
9:15 am Adult Education (in the Fellowship Hall)
10:30 am Worship (in the Sanctuary)
11:30 am Fellowship (in the Fellowship Hall)
 
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Welcome to Poolesville Presbyterian Church

We may be small, but we're huge at heart

Church is a place to find comfort, wrestle with the big questions, to make a difference, to encounter the presence of God.

Poolesville Presbyterian Church is in the business of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Discipleship is a lifelong process so we welcome children, youth, adults, and the elderly alike. On Sundays we worship together and hold Sunday School.

Throughout the week we gather for various reasons: to serve food at the soup kitchen, to rehearse choir, to care for those in need, and offering free computer help. PPC is a small church with a lot going on. We treasure the human touch and we also embrace technology. Our newest venture epitomizes the connection of these two things, a cybercafe called the Connection Cafe: a ministry of hospitality connecting people to the Internet, to each other, and to God. We hope you'll stop by some Wednesday.

Our historic facilities are not large or impressive, but we do a lot with what we have. We believe that above all else, we are called to be Jesus' hands and feet in a broken world. We are always growing in faith, both as individuals and as a community. Won't you join us? May God's peace rest upon you. Shalom!

Ashley Hofmann

Responsible for Worship and the Arts

Ashley Hofmann is our leader for Worship and the Arts.

Ashley became a member of the current Session in 2016.

This is Ashley's first time as a Session member.

Kathy Hanna

Responsible for Buildings and Grounds

Kathy Hanna is our leader for Buildings and Grounds.

Kathy became a member of the current Session in 2015.

Kathy has previously served as an Elder at least 3 times.

Pat Williams

Responsible for Christian Education

Pat Williams is our leader for Christian Education.

Pat became a member of the current Session in 2016.

She has been a member of Poolesville Presbyterian Church since 2014.

"I joined Poolesville Presbyterian Church shortly after our family moved to Poolesville because I enjoyed the worship service, and the warm welcome we received from the congregation and Pastor. It reminded me so much of the Presbyterian Church from my former neighborhood - it felt like home - a small church with a big heart and deep spiritual foundation."

Julie Halstead

Responsible for Budget and Stewardship

Julie Halstead is our leader for Budget and Stewardship.

Julie became a member of the current Session in 2016.

This is Julie's first time as a Session member.

Jorge Valles

Responsible for Evangelism

Jorge Valles is our leader for Evangelism.

Jorge became a member of the current Session in 2015.

Jorge has previously served as an Elder at least 2 times.

Catherine Beliveau

Responsible for Mission

Catherine Beliveau is our leader for Mission.

Catherine became a member of the current Session in 2017.

Catherine has previously served as an Elder at least once.

Bill McDonald

Responsible for Fellowship and Congregational Care

Bill McDonald is our leader for Fellowship and Congregational Care.

Bill became a member of the current Session in 2017.

Bill has previously served as an Elder at least 3 times.

Upcoming Events

Oct 21
Noon
WUMCO Walk
Oct 22
10:30am
Sunday Worship
Oct 25
7:00pm
Friendly Thrift Shop
Oct 25
1:30pm
Connection Cafe

News and Events

WUMCO WALK & OKTOBERFEST
This annual event to benefit WUMCO-Help is supported financially by PPC through our mission budget. There is also a need for volunteers! Please consider volunteering your time to help at this event on October 21 by clicking here

WOMEN'S GROUP MEETING
The PPC Women's Group meets the second Tuesday of each month (typically) at the home of one of the members.

FRIENDLY THRIFT SHOP
Poolesville Presbyterian Church volunteers the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Friendly Thrift Shop in Poolesville. Monies realized from the operation are used to cover operating expenses, as well as donations back to the community.

ADULT CHOIR
Join us and make a joyful noise! All are welcome. Rehearsals are every Thursday at 7:30 pm, at the Mattes home. Please contact Monica Harwood if you have any questions.

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Core Beliefs

Jesus is Lord

Scripture is our authority

Everyone is called to discipleship

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Who We Are

At PPC you will discover a warm, hometown community feel. We encourage everyone to join us in share their spiritual journey; PPC is a place where you can ask questions about faith, attend Bible study, join the choir, or many others.

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PPC LEADERS

Meet the people that are leading PPC:


pastor

Meet our Pastor

Rev. David Williams has been our pastor since October 1, 2011. He grew up in the DC suburbs, and is both a DC area townie and a cradle Presbyterian. He attended the University of Virginia for Undergrad in Religious Studies, and got his M.Div from Wesley Theological Seminary, and recently his D.Min. Click here to get more info.

Meet our Session

Our lay (non-minister) church leaders are elected by the congregation for a 3-year term as ruling elders, and are referred to as the Session. Click on the arrows to see a picture and the name of each Session member. Click on their name to read more about them.

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Meet our Session

Our lay (non-minister) church leaders are elected by the congregation for a 3-year term as ruling elders, and are referred to as the Session. Here are our current Session members:

  • Ashley Hofmann is our leader for Worship and the Arts. Ashley became a member of the current Session in 2016 as a first time Session member.
  • Julie Halstead is our leader for Budget and Stewardship. Julie became a member of the current Session in 2016 as a first time Session member.
  • Jorge Valles is our leader for Evangelism. Jorge became a member of the current Session in 2015, and has previously served as a Session member at least 2 times.
  • Kathy Hanna is our leader for Buildings and Grounds. Kathy became a member of the current Session in 2015, and has previously served as a Session member at least 3 times.
  • Pat Williams is our leader for Christian Education. Pat became a member of the current Session in 2016. She became a member of our church in 2014.
  • Catherine Beliveau is our leader for Mission. Catherine became a member of the current Session in 2017, and has previously served as a Session member at least once.
  • Bill McDonald is our leader for Fellowship and Congregational Care. Bill became a member of the current Session in 2017, and has previously served as a Session member at least 3 times.

Click here for more info about our Session.

Other Leaders

Meet our Other Leaders

In addition to the elected Session members, we have other lay leaders. Hover on/rollover a name to read more about each of these leaders.

In addition to the elected Session members, we have other lay leaders.

Suzanne Stevens is our Clerk of Session and has served in this position since 2010.

Chris Hofmann became our treasurer in 2015 ... 2017 will be the last year of his three year term.

Nancy Kasner became our Receiving Secretary in 2015 ... 2017 will be the last year of her three year term.

Monica Harwood became our Music Director in 2013. She plays piano and organ during worship services, and also leads both the adult and the children's choir.

  • Suzanne Stevens is our Clerk of Session and has served in this position since 2010.
  • Chris Hofmann became our treasurer in 2015 ... 2017 will be the last year of his three year term.
  • Nancy Kasner became our Receiving Secretary in 2015 ... 2017 will be the last year of her three year term.
  • Monica Harwood became our Music Director in 2013. She plays piano and organ during worship services, and also leads both the adult and the children's choir.

Where we're Located

Contact Us

Address

  17800 Elgin Road

  PO Box 68

  Poolesville, MD 20837

  301-972-7452

  poolesvillepresbyterian@verizon.net

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