CHRISTMAS GIFT BAGS
Located next to the Information Table is a bin filled with small gift bags. Please take some to give to cashiers at stores when you check-out, to a server at a restaurant, or to anyone you may come into contact with during this Christmas season. Each bag contains information about Parkview, a bookmark with Scripture, and candy. This is a great way to invite others to church as well as brighten someone’s day.
CHRISTMAS CARD MAILBOX
Throughout December, you may send your church friends and family a Christmas card by using the mailbox at the Information Table. The cost for each card is 25¢. All proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. In order for the mailbox to run smoothly, please file the cards by recipient’s last name. Everyone be sure to check the mailbox frequently for mail you may have received.
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY
The youth will be having our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. We are asking all students to bring finger foods (drinks will be provided) and a $5 gift for dirty Christmas. There will be lots of fun to be had at this party so make plans to attend.
SENIOR ADULT MEAL/TRIP
On Friday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m., the Keenagers will travel to Cullman, AL by bus to eat at the Angler Seafood House and then view Christmas lights in Cullman. Each person will be responsible for their meal and gas for the bus. Please sign-up at the Information Table if you plan to attend.
CHURCH-WIDE CHRISTMAS CAROLING
On Sunday, December 18 at 3:30 p.m. we will divide into several groups for Christmas caroling as we visit a number of homebound and others in our church and community. We will meet in the Sanctuary, determine our groups, go over the carols, and get our visiting assignments. Following the caroling, we will return between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. we will have a church-wide chili supper for those who participate in the caroling. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet at the Information Table how many in your family will be participating in caroling and the meal. This event will involve children and students.
The Backpack Ministry is in need of donations. If you wish to purchase food, please pick up a list of recommended items at the Information Table. PLEASE NO PEANUT PRODUCTS. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please use the special offering envelopes located in the pew racks and indicate that it is for the Backpack Ministry. If you have any questions, please see Mary Laney. Your faithful support of this ministry is appreciated very much.
2017 PROPOSED BUDGET
Copies of the 2017 proposed budget are available for your review. You will find copies of the proposed budget at the Welcome Center and the Information Table. The proposed budget will be presented by the Stewardship Committee in a special called business meeting on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
YOUTH WINTER TRIP
The youth will be attending the Strength to Stand Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN. The dates are December 28-30 and the cost is $100 plus the cost of 4 meals. The conference includes Scott Dawson, Rick Burgess, Ed Newton and Chris Brooks as the speakers with Rush of Fools as the worship band and a concert with For King & Country. Sign-up today!
You now have the ability to safely and securely support Parkview Baptist financially online. Our partnership with ACS Technologies allows you to give a one-time gift, set up a recurring weekly contribution, monthly gift by debit card, automatic withdrawal, or credit card. Just go to parkviewdecatur.org/onlinegiving and click the link for online giving. Then you will simply fill in the form and follow the directions to set up your account. For more info call the church office.