Thank you church family, individuals, and Sunday School classes for your generous donations to the Backpack Ministry and Frances Nungester Elementary School.  Your faithful support is very much appreciated.



Due to our Sunday evening Discipleship classes, the quarterly business meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, October 12, at 6:00 PM.



Thanks to many of you for your response in committing to be a part of a number of ministry teams.  The three areas that we can always use additional help is with the Good Samaritan team (helping to provide a meal in the event of a death of a church member), the welcome center (welcoming guests and directing them to an appropriate Sunday School class – 9:00 and 10:30), and the Hospitality team, (organizing and setting up the fellowship time each Sunday between Sunday School and worship.)   If you can help in these areas, please sign up on the bulletin tab.



On Saturday, October 8, we will be packing sack lunches (sandwich, chips, and cookie or brownie) to take to folks 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.



For the 17.3 million children in the U.S. affected by poverty, Christmas does not always come with the promise of gifts—or even a Christmas meal.  Every day is more about survival than celebration.  But you can help change that.  Five hundred thousand of those children live in Appalachia, and an additional 600,000 live in the Mississippi Delta.  You can make a difference this year by providing a backpack.  You can find more information on the Information Table.  You can also visit:



On Sunday, October 16, we will honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day with a remembrance tree near the Welcome Center.  We will have leaves available for people to place on the tree in memory of a lost child.  The tree will be available from October 9-16.




The pumpkins are almost here and we need your help to help man the Pumpkin Patch. The Patch will open on Friday, October 7 and will be open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. We would like to have 2 people for each 2 hour slot. Once again we will be accepting credit cards. This will be a really easy process and you do not have to be technology savvy to be able to do this. Please sign up at the Information Table for whatever time slots you can work. Thank you for your help.



The pumpkins will be arriving on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 pm. We need as many people as possible to unload the pumpkins at the church. We will be receiving close to 2,000 pumpkins this year so we will need lots of hands to help. If you can be here please sign up at the Information table.



There is a list of Ministry Teams in the Sunday, September 25, 2016 bulletin. A description of each team and the duties involved is included in the team descriptions.  Please read this list and sign up to participate in one or more of the various teams.  


The Keenagers will be taking a bus trip on October 10 to the Hyundai Montgomery Plant for a group tour.  We will leave the church at 8:30 am.  We will stop for lunch and then tour the plant at 2:30 pm.  We will return to the church around 7:00 pm.  Please sign up at the Information Table or see Kathy Taylor for more information.



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.



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.