Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m. for one of Parkview’s favorite  events.  There will be no other activities that evening.  Childcare for ages 4 and under will be available.  


Parkview will have the church tent set up at the Nucor Hero Dash Saturday morning, March 18, where we will be handing out free cookies and church flyers.  Volunteers are needed to make homemade cookies prepared by either you or your favorite bakery/deli.  Please wrap or bag your cookies two to a bag and have them at the church by 4 pm Friday evening, or bring them to the tent by 8 am Saturday morning.  Contact Tammy Benton if you need to make other arrangements, also keep in mind the church office is closed Friday, so you will need to bring them by Thursday unless you have a key.  Volunteers are also needed to man the tent.  The event takes place near the Old State Bank downtown and runs from 8 am until the race is over (around 10:30 am-11:00 am).  There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Table.    


Parkview Men's softball sign ups are underway. Cost is $50.00 each and will include a jersey. Age limit is 16 years old and above. Money is due by Sunday, February 26th and payable by either cash or check to David Martin. Practice will start in March and a 12 game season will start on April 11th. Games are played on Tuesday nights. A post season tournament will also be included. Please sign up at the Information Table as soon as possible if you are interested in being a member of the team. If you have any questions see coaches David Martin or Shannon Wilson.  


Beginning Sunday evening, March 12, from 5:30-7:00 pm, we will offer the following discipleship classes. 
¨ The Man God Uses—Henry & Tom Blackaby (Men’s Study)- Facilitator—Greg Weeks
¨ Face to Face with Priscilla & Aquila: Balancing Life & Ministry– Janet Thompson (Women’s Study)-  Facilitator—Melissa Moore
¨ The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as If He Doesn’t Exist– Craig Groeschel (Co-ed Study)- Facilitator—JoAnn Linkous
¨ Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change In The Church—Thom Rainer—(Co-ed Study) - Facilitator—Todd Evans
¨ From This Day Forward: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage- Craig & Amy Groeschel—Facilitator—Dewayne & Patty Maze

There are sign-up sheets and a brief description of each class on the Information Table. Most classes will be six to eight weeks in length.  Participant study guides /books will be $10.00 per person.



On March 4, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm we will be having a ladies luncheon, "Come to the Well". Amanda Steele will be our speaker, and many ladies in our church will be decorating tables for the event. Tickets will be $10 and will be on sale from now until February 26. Tickets can be purchased from Sandy McWaters, Tammy Benton, Janet Watson, Robin Moore, Robin King, Lauren Adams, Tina Weeks, or Leah Ann Williams! Please contact Tammy Benton or Lauren Adams if you are interested in decorating a table.      


The Celebrate Family Formal Dinner/Dance for preschool children through sixth grade students and their parents will be Friday, March 17, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Activity Room. Please make plans to attend. Sign up sheets will be on the Information Table. Please sign up by March 12, 2017. You can email DeWana Howard at or call me at church at (256) 353-7124 if you have any questions.    


The students will share testimonies about their weekend this Sunday evening, February 26, 2017, at 6 pm. There will be no M & M for children. They will be in the sanctuary.


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.  


Promiseland Preschool is currently accepting new students.  Hours are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please call the church office for more information.