Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Helping to reach a $175 million goal can be daunting if you’re struggling to make ends meet. But God smiles upon every gift given from a joyful heart, no matter the amount. Every penny given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is used to help support nearly 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries and their ministries as they share the Gospel overseas. The offering makes up 54 percent of the IMB’s income. Last year, your missionaries reported baptizing 266,451 new believers and starting 24,073 new churches. Thus, your gifts had an eternal impact on the lives of these new believers by helping to bring them to Christ. Please help us reach our goal of $14,000 by placing your offering in the special offering envelopes found in your pew rack.
Big Country Breakfast
December 31st—On the final Sunday of December, we will share a church-wide breakfast and time of worship in the Activity Room at 9:00 a.m. Please sign-up at the Information Table. The menu includes eggs, bacon, biscuits, gravy, grits, and a drink. The cost is $3 per person with $12 family maximum.
Special-Called Business Meeting
There is a Special-Called Business Meeting on Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary to present the 2014 proposed budget. Copies of the proposed 2014 budget are available at the Information Table.
Adult Christmas Musical Presentation
Join us Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. as our Adult Music Ministry presents “Christmas is Coming.”
Christmas Card Mailbox
During 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.
We will be decorating the Sanctuary this Christmas with poinsettias. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, the cost is $10. Please stop by the Welcome Center to reserve your poinsettia. Sunday, December 15th, will be the last day to reserve poinsettias. All proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Senior Adult Christmas Party
The senior adults will be having a Christmas party on Thursday, December 12th at 11:30 a.m. in the Activity Room. Please bring a covered dish (the meat will be provided) and a $10.00 White Elephant (a gift suitable for a man or woman.) If you would like to attend, please sign up at the Information Table.
Proposed By-Laws & Constitution Amendments
For many months a committee has been reviewing and revising the church By-Laws and Constitution. The revisions are now ready to be reviewed by the church membership. The amended By-Laws and Constitution will be presented in the January 2014 Business Meeting. The proposed By-Laws and Constitution are available online at www.parkviewdecatur.org or printed copies can be found at the Information Table. If you have any comments or questions please contact one of the committee members: Walter Lewis (Chairman), Richard Bays, Allen Hall, Debbie Hamlin, and Dewana Howard.
Please review the proposed By-Laws & Constitution amendments by clicking the link below:
Constitution and By-Laws
There will be no activities this Wednesday evening, November 27th, due to the Thanksgiving holidays; the office will be closed on November 28th and 29th. We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27th.
Ladies’ Tastin’ Bee
All ladies are invited to our Annual Tastin’ Bee on Thursday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Activity Room. Please bring your favorite snack, the recipe, and an ornament to swap. This is always a fun time of fellowship!
N.C.C. Thanksgiving Meal
Neighborhood Christian Center will serve and deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day. Austinville United Methodist Church is the host for the on-site meals and deliveries. Last year they served/delivered over 900 meals. If you are interested in volunteering to help with preparation of the meal, delivering meals, or fellowshipping with those who come to eat that day, please call the N.C.C. (256-351-7633) for more information.
Hearts of Compassion
Hearts of Compassion will be sponsoring an Ornaments 4 Orphans fundraiser. There will be a tree outside the Activity Room each week beginning today until after Christmas. You can purchase ornaments for $10 or garland beads for $20. The funds raised will go to help adoptive families.
Join us Sunday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. for the Preschool and Children’s musical, “Where’s Baby Jesus?” and “The Nightshift Before Christmas.”
Three year olds – 4th grade will meet Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m.
Promiseland 2013-2014 Registration
Promiseland is now accepting registration forms for the 2013-2014 school year. Promiseland welcomes children ages 6 weeks through 4 years. For registration forms, please see Brandi Childers or click here for a Promiseland Preschool Application.
Sunday Morning Schedule
For the past several months we have maintained a Sunday morning schedule of Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. followed by one worship service at 10:30 a.m. Following a number of suggestions and discussions, your pastor, along with the deacon body believe it is in the best interest of the church to maintain our current schedule for an indefinite amount of time. We do believe at some point it will be necessary to return to two Sunday Schools and two worship services; however, at this time we feel the church will be best served to maintain our current schedule.
Children’s worship will resume this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fuzion Theatre.