Whether you are an ad combing, list making, coupon clipping two-hour shopper or a blue basket shopper who sails through the express lane, the Backpack Ministry needs your help.  The new school year has begun and we need to stock our pantry with individual sized food items, such as ravioli, cereal, fruit cups, and chips for some children at FNES, who might be without food on the weekends.  The list of food items needed is at the Information Table.  Please remember to avoid anything with nuts.  So as you are shopping this week, please add a few extra items to your cart for this important ministry (or maybe get the double-wide cart and go wild).



The CCC needs volunteers to work the Clothing Closet on Wednesdays. 8:30 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Your time  is greatly appreciated. Any questions please contact Sandy Adams.  


Sunday, October 1, SNAC  Students are invited to join us for SNAC following the evening worship service from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  We will meet in the activity room.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Students will need to bring a snack to share.  



On Saturday, October 7, 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.    


On Tuesday, October 3, at 5 pm, the senior adults will be having Game Night in the Fellowship Hall.  Pizza will be served.  Please bring desserts and snacks and invite a friend and enjoy an evening of fun.  Sign up at the Information Table by October 1.  


 If you would like to make a contribution to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, you can do so through the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.  You can go to the website to make a contribution online or write a check to Parkview Baptist Church.  Please indicate on the check and on the envelope ‘Hurricane Relief.’  We will then forward the funds to the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions who will then forward this to the Texas Baptist Convention.    


Beginning Sunday evening, October 1, through Sunday, November 12, we will offer adult Bible studies beginning at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Todd Evans – ‘I Will’ by Thom Rainer – Could you be the answer to the problems you see? Greg Weeks – Music 101 – Learning Basic Music, a refresher course, and an opportunity to sing better.  Ashley Holmes -  ‘Uninvited’ by Lysa TerKeurst, Lysa shares honestly from her own struggles with rejection and gives readers concrete truths to combat the lies our old Enemy hurls our way. You can stop feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. We are excited for this opportunity to do this new study together! David Hayes—Men’s Bible Study—TBA    


On Sunday, September 17, Parkview Baptist Church will celebrate its 70th anniversary.  Our guest speaker for the day will be Dr. Joel Gregory, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Gregory currently serves as Professor of Preaching at Truett Theological Seminary on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  We are also pleased to have Mike Harris as our guest pianist for the day as well as Riley Fox, our guest violinist who lives in Decatur.   


With October brings the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.  This is an extremely beneficial event to our ministry.  Please consider signing up to work multiple shifts—many hands make light work.  There is a sign-up sheet/schedule located at the Information Table.    


September will be Brother Todd’s 20th anniversary as pastor of Parkview Baptist Church. We are planning a small reception for him Sunday evening, September 24th
at 6 pm in the Activity Room.


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.    


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.  


This week is "C" week at Promiseland. In science, the kids will explore a cloud in a jar. In art, the kids will build a cloud. During chapel we will talk about "C is for created." Our verse is "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1. We are excited that our program is growing!  We have added three new children so far in September. We appreciate your prayers and support of this ministry.