In 1895, the first missions offering to benefit the work of home missions (now known as North American missions) was promoted and taken up by Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). The Home Mission Board (now known as North American Mission Board) asked for $5,000 toward its work. WMU efforts exceeded that goal. From that start to today, more than $1 billion has been raised for North American mission efforts. Every dollar of the offering (named after missions advocate/WMU leader, Annie Armstrong, in 1936) goes to missionaries and their work of sharing the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the United States, Canada, and their territories. The national goal this year is $70 million, with our church goal being $6,000. The amount received thus far is $1,970.13.  


On Friday, April 7, at 6 pm, the senior adults will be having Game Night in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a finger food and bring a friend to come enjoy an evening of fun.    


On Sunday, March 26, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. the youth will have S.N.A.C. following the Bible study time. We are asking students to bring the snacks and the church will provide the drinks.   


On Saturday, April 1, we will be packing sack lunches (sandwich, chips, and cookie or brownie) to take to people in the ICU waiting room at Decatur Morgan Hospital. We will also provide a tray of sandwiches or pot of soup, etc. and a dessert for the nurses working in ICU. We will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. to pack the lunches. There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Table to help with the sack lunches. Anyone interested in volunteering to prepare something for the nurses please contact Tammy Benton.  


We have openings available for children that would like to go to summer camp on June 18-21, 2017.  The final numbers must be turned in by April 1, 2017.  Please let DeWana Howard know as soon as possible if you have a child that would like to attend.  


  On Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. we will be having an Easter egg hunt for ages preschool through sixth grade at the home of Greg and Kathy Taylor.  Directions to the the Taylor’s home are on the Information Table.  We need candy to fill the eggs.  If you would like to make a candy donation, please place your candy in the bin beside the Information Table. Please sign up if attending at the Information Table.   


We are excited about another fun summer at Camp Promiseland. We have fun activities planned for the kids and we will sneak in a little learning to keep us fresh for fall. We will have fun weekly themes with a different daily focus: Make It Monday--arts and crafts; Taste It Tuesday--we will head to the kitchen; Wet & Wild Wednesday--fun outdoor activities; Think It Thursday--Science and hands-on activities.  Ages: 6 weeks- completed 3rd grade. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Info and paperwork are available online at The dates are: May 29th-July 28th (holidays: May 29th & July 4th) Monday-Thursday 9AM-1PM.  There is a registration fee of $20 (goes up $5 after April 27th).  Please contact: Carla Jackson @ 256-606-1087 or for more information.  


The associational VBS training will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Hartselle from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please make plans to attend this important meeting. Please email DeWana Howard with any questions and to confirm your attendance.  


Ladies, come join us for a fun evening of ice cream and coffee at Kaleidoscoops on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 6 pm. Bring a friend, grab some ice cream, enjoy some coffee, and great fellowship!  


Follow Parkview's new social media accounts to keep up with events and announcements! These outlets will aid outreach and help keep our church family and friends informed. Facebook:, Instagram: pbc_decatur, Twitter: pbc_decatur.    


Please join us on Wednesday evenings for TeamKID. This is a fun, high-energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and grow in a relationship with him! All parts of TeamKID- Bible stories, Scripture memory, mission activities, life application, and recreation games- connect to teach life lessons to kids.  


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 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.  


2017-2018 registration is now open for current Promiseland and Parkview families at a reduced rate of $40. Registration opens to the public on April 3 and the rate goes to $50 for everyone. Information and paperwork are available online at and at the preschool sign-in desk.