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.

 



BACKPACK MINISTRY

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.

 



LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING

December 4th begins the week of prayer for international missions.  The National Goal for International Missions of the Southern Baptist Convention is $155 million dollars. Our goal locally as a church is $12,000.  Offering envelopes can be found in the pew racks or in your box of tithing envelopes.  We will receive this offering throughout the month of December and January.  The Lottie Moon Christmas offering is named for Lottie Moon who served as a missionary in China for over 30 years in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The Lottie Moon Christmas offering provides half the resources needed to sustain and support over 4,000 missionaries around the world. Without this offering Southern Baptists’ international missions efforts would cease to exist.

 



CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION

Join us on December 11 at 6:00 p.m. as the children’s ministry will be presenting “Wrapping All the Way.” The Jungle Room class will also sing at the beginning of the Children’s Presentation.



ADULT CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PRESENTATION

Join us Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. as our Adult Music Ministry presents, “He Shall Be Called.”  Infant childcare will be available during the presentation.

 



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!

 

 

 



ONLINE GIVING

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.

 



PROMISELAND PRESCHOOL

Open enrollment for the 2016 – 2017 Promiseland Preschool school year has begun. The school year began August 15, 2016.  Hours will be Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please call the church office for more information.