Announcements June 2019

Member Portal Online! As announced in the last church conference, our online Member Portal is now live. You can login to update your contact information, upload family/individual pictures for the online directory and access your financial contributions throughout the year (including 2018). For those who have an email address on file, you will get an email this week asking you to set up your profile from Member Portal. If you don’t get an email invite and want to add your email, you can send a request to to have your email added.

The Men’s Ministry will meet in the fellowship hall on Monday, June 10 to discuss upcoming projects. Contact Nathaniel Washington (703-789-1109) for details.

ATTENTION MARRIED COUPLES! – Connecting Couples Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. – join us for “Coffee Conversations” a unique Sunday School class for married couples where you chat-n-chew about the lesson and how we can use it to enrich our marriages. Enjoy a beverage and light eats while we connect the lesson to our lives. Real talk, no pressure. Please sign-up in the copier room so we can make adequate provisions available.
  • Sunday, July 21 plan to meet us after church to hear about the New and Improved “10 Great Dates” series. We will share information on this fantastic series that will enrich your marriage while you enjoy dates with your spouse.
  • We are looking for couples who are interested in being a part of the Connecting Couples Marriage Ministry Advisory Team. Send an email to or see Ken or Vernita Griffith for more information.
  • Prepare your hearts, minds, and your budgets for the first Connecting Couples Marriage Ministry Cruise in August 2020! More details to come.

Graduation 2019 – Each year the Scholarship Ministry recognizes all students of Poplar Springs for their accomplishments made during the year; accomplishments can be church, school, athletic, or community-related. The Scholarship Ministry is asking all graduates and students to complete the Graduation Recognition Form or the Youth Recognition Form found on the table near Pastor Brooks’ office, the narthex, or on the church website.  The form should be completed in print and returned to the Scholarship mailbox located on the table next to Pastor Brooks’ office, emailed to, or given to any Scholarship Ministry member. The deadline to submit the graduation form is June 2. The deadline for the Youth Recognition Form is June 30. ALL Preschool, high school and college students will be recognized on July 14.

PSCC Summer Camp – We offer eight (8) weeks of summer camp, June 17 – August 9, 2019.  You may register for as many weeks as you would like with a two-week minimum.  Camp will operate Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $50 per child.  The weekly camp fee for the summer of 2019 is $60/child. A convenient payment plan is available. The summer camp registration form can be picked up from the church office.  For additional information, contact Sherria Grubbs (919) 819-3435 or Pam Pettiford (919) 637-3860, and/or email  

Scholarship Ministry – The Scholarship Ministry is in the process of gathering names of our 2019 graduates. If your name is missing or you know of someone whose name is missing from the list below, please contact a member of the Scholarship Ministry or the secretary’s office immediately.  


Micah Brown

Zay McLean

Jessica Robbins

Juliana Robbins

High School

Tayari Allen

David Baker, Jr.

Tinoi Daughtry

Destinee Davis

Nia Marshall

Makayla McClain

Trevor Moss

Caleb Rooks

Cameron Taylor

James Taylor

Akira Williams

Ian Woodard

Ruth Woods-Barnes


Hasana Clark

Imani Clark

Gloria Copeland

Amber Courtney

Zoe Harris

Rev. Dr. Rhonda Wright

LAMBS/AGAPE Dance Ministries – If you are interested in your little one or youth joining one of these awesome ministries, please sign up in the copier room.  If you have any questions, contact Uashekqua King at 919-879-4492. 

Church Parking – As a courtesy to our neighbors on Poplar Springs Church Street and as a safety precaution, please do not double park on Poplar Springs Church Street.  We are happy to accommodate you with parking on the hill and our shuttle drivers are happy to assist you with getting to and from the church before and after service.  Thank you for your understanding.

Anyone interested in joining the First Aide Ministry should contact Vanessa Snellings, Chairperson, at  To participate you should have a serving spirit and be willing to obtain a First Aid CPR certification. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Shop on Amazon to Support Poplar Springs – Help Support Poplar Springs when you shop on Amazon by selecting Poplar Springs Christian Church as your Supporting Agency.  Just type in your browser and select Poplar Springs Christian Church (Make sure it’s Poplar Springs Christian Church as there are other Poplar Springs organizations listed). We will receive a portion of all sales purchased through this link. Thank you for your support and spread the word!

Please contact the Media Ministry at 919-961-7614 if there are problems with the broadcast so they can work to correct them as soon as possible.

The Usher Ministry is looking for smiling faces and helpful hands to join them.  Please see Marie Taylor or Brenda Alston if you would like to be a part of this ministry.

The Security Ministry is looking for new members.  Please see Ruby Hodge for information.

For the summer months, please send your announcements to by Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

As a reminder – no eating or drinking is allowed in the sanctuary; if you need to feed your child, we ask that you step out to the Cry Room until food has been consumed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sick and Prayer List

Patricia Baker

Phyllis Burrell, The Laurels of Glenn, Garner

Betty Burt

Levi Burt

Evelyn Chalmers

Irene Cooper

Margaret Gatling

Mary Green

Vennie Almeta Hall

Howard Horton, WakeMed

Alice Jones

Nicole Jones

Marie Lowe

Terry McCullers, The Laurels of Glenn, Garner

Fleeter Merritt

Dennis Moore

Leon Partin

Rosa Partin

Erma Phillips

Alease Pryor

Ella Smith

Rev. Alice Watson

Lane Whitaker

Mary Elizabeth Williams, PruittHealth

Simmie Williams


Clorana Bass (Doza Primus’ mother)

Barbara Bullock (Brenda Alston’s aunt)

Ivan Clemonts (Alecia Anderton’s uncle)

Angela Cloud (Mildred Keith’s friend)

Mary Daughtry (Rene Daughtry’s mother)

Adrienne “Susan” Elsinity (Pastor Brooks’ sister)

LeVone Ford (Jill Cook’s uncle)

James Grays (Dorothy Grays’ husband)

Chrystal Jackson (LeVone/Ann Holiday’s niece)

Lorene Jones (Pamela C. Williams’ aunt)

Warren Lassiter (Mildred Keith’s friend)

Virginia McCall (Cleopatra Lacewell’s sister-in-law)

Melva Moore (Mildred Keith’s niece)

Loretha Peacock (Joyce Horton’s friend)

Montia Rhodes (Sydney Saddler’s friend)

Darren Sanders (William Sanders’ brother)

Kim Saunders (Della Watson’s cousin)

Wilma Stewart (Brenda Alston’s aunt)

Daisy Thorne (Jill Cook’s mother)

Constance VanDyke  (Mildred Keith’s friend)

Alice B. Watson (Bobby Bost’s mother)

Mary Wells (Dorothy Grays’ friend)

Dallie Williams (Barbara Johnson’s sister)

Earl Williams (Alyce Williams’ husband)

Joyce Williams (Pamela C. Williams’ mother-in-law)

Ramona Wright, PruittHealth (Marie Taylor’s niece)