Announcements

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

This Sunday, November 17 is the last day to return your O.C.C. shoe boxes. Please return them to the table across from the Information Center.


CHRISTMAS CARD MAILBOX

Beginning this Sunday, November 17 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, please check the mailbox frequently for mail you may have received.     


COAT DONATIONS NEEDED FOR NUNGESTER

Frances Nungester Elementary School has asked for donations of new coats for students at their school who are in need. All sizes, boys and girls, are needed. Please place your donations in the backpack food bin outside the Activity Room. If you have any questions please see Mary Laney. These donations will be taken through Sunday, December 15.


N.C.C. DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS

N.C.C. is in need of pies, cakes, and help delivering Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Cakes and pies need to be dropped off at Austinville United Methodist Church Wednesday, November 27, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and meals need to be delivered all over the city Thanksgiving Day. With the help of volunteers from the community N.C.C. is normally feed over 1,100 people on Thanksgiving Day that would normally have to do without a meal that day. Volunteers meet at Austinville United Methodist at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, get delivery assignments, then head out. You can deliver as few or as many meals as you’d like. From meeting at the church at 9:00 a.m. to delivering 4 to 5 meals usually takes about 2 hours of your time. If you have questions please see Larry or Tammy Benton, or visit N.C.C.’s website for details.


SENIOR ADULT TRIP

Our Senior Adults will be going to Stonebridge Farms in Cullman, AL Thursday, November 21. We will leave the church no later than 5:15 p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person. Those who ride the bus will be responsible for gas. This Sunday, November 17 is the last day to sign up and pay. Please sign up at the Information Center if you plan to attend.  


NOTES FROM CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

November 24 - Family Worship

No evening activities for children that night.

December 1 - We will need a volunteer to help with Children’s Church.

(Dewana will be out of town.)

No evening activities for children that night.

December 22  - Family Worship

Currently need 2 volunteers to work with 3 and 4 year old group during worship hour on a permanent basis. Please contact Dewana Howard if you would be willing to volunteer for these areas. Thank you so much.  


PROMISELAND PRESCHOOL

In this Thanksgiving season, Promiseland wanted to list a few of the things for which we are thankful. We are thankful for the amazing team that God has put together to staff our preschool. We are thankful for the willingness of Parkview to partner with us in ministry to the families in this community. We are thankful for the families and children that God has sent to our school. We are thankful for how God has blessed this program and allowed for the growth that we have seen. We pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving! If you would like to volunteer to help with the Thanksgiving meal, please be here by 11:15 a.m. this Wednesday.


ParkviewKids: Stay Updated

Find us on Facebook!

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ParkviewKids Website:

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We have recently started communication through an app called Band. Please download the app and then email Miss Ashley requesting your unique invite code!

CONTACT US TODAY!

Minister to Preschool and Children, Ashley Holmes

Ashley.holmes@parkviewdecatur.org

GETTING INVOLVED

Providing an effective children’s ministry involved a critical need for volunteers from within the church. If you are interested in serving in ANY facet of ParkviewKids, please do not hesitate to let Miss Ashley know! We are always looking for volunteers to help love on our babies and kiddos!
 
 


ParkviewKids: Security

Here at ParkviewKids, we value the safety and respect of our children as well as our parents. We use a system called KidCheck to check children in and out of our facilities in order to ensure they are picked up by the right people. If you do not have a KidCheck account, please take the time to create one and add your child online at kidcheck.com. If you have used KidCheck at a previous church or facility, your account should still be accessible from our computers. This check-in process also allows us to document allergies, attendance, and other special needs that may arise.


ParkviewKids: 5th/6th Grade

Sunday Morning
 
Our 5th and 6th graders meet together in room 400 for Sunday School with Shawn and Shana Johnson. They do not have their own worship service like the children do, but instead go to “big church” to worship alongside their families!
Sunday Evening
 
FLYTE (Faith & Life Together) is a Bible study curriculum for kids ages 10-12 – one that speaks to what they’re dealing with right now, not what’s past or in their future. Our 5th/6th graders love FLYTE and we are excited to continue this study!
Wednesday Evening:
 
Wednesday nights for our 5th/6th graders are a special time of Bible Study. We like to take studies that our preteens can use in the current phase of life, and implement them every day. We have previously done studies on Experiencing God, the Armor of God, and How Sin is Like SLIME!

Our Vision

Here at Parkview, we see a specific need with our 5th/6th grade age group. They are not yet ready for the youth, but they are also starting to feel they have “outgrown” the children’s ministry. We (and the kids) love having this opportunity to be their own ministry sect of PVK.. We allow them to have more privileges and opportunities that they might not receive in the younger age groups, while still keeping studies and activities at an age appropriate level. Our goal is to teach them to be great leaders within ParkviewKids, while also preparing them Biblically for their time ahead when they move into Fieldhouse Student Ministry..



ParkviewKids: Children

Sunday Morning:
 
Sunday School meets at 9am in grade-specific rooms. Currently, we are using this time to go through LifeWay’s Gospel Project Curriculum – a tool used to teach how the whole Bible is God’s great story of redemption!
Sunday Evening:
 
This fall, we will be using our Sunday evening sessions as a time to continue learning our books of the Bible! We will studying all about the New Testament through the end of the year.
 
Wednesday Evening:
 
Our Kids also participate in TeamKid! This year in TeamKid, we will be learning how to begin “Jumping the Hurdles” as we help prepare our kids to face life's challenges with confidence!'
Sunday School Teachers:
1st Grade: Lisa & Matt Bennich
                  Tabitha Smothers
2nd Grade: Steve & Sandy Adams
3rd/4th Grade: DeWana Howard
 

Vacation Bible School:
 
VBS takes place the first full week of July each summer, with this years being July 7-11. We host our VBS Sunday-Thursday from 6p-8:30p, with dinner served at 5:30. We will open our registration to ALL ages under 6th grade beginning May 20th.


ParkviewKids: Preschool

Sunday Morning:
 
Sunday School meets at 9am in age-specific rooms. Since most preschoolers are not officially in school, please use the birthday guide (bottom right) to determine your child’s class placement.
Sunday Evening:
 
Sunday evenings are a great time of fun Bible study for our preschoolers. Playtime, crafts, and other activities make this learning time special!
Wednesday Evening:
 
Our Preschool participates in TeamKid! This year in TeamKid, our preschoolers will be exploring “All Around” their churches, homes, towns, feelings, God’s creation, friends, and Bible times!
 
Sunday School Teachers:
Threes: Monkey Room
Mike & Becky Hogan
Cathy Terry
Fours: Frog Room
Gwen Bohlender
Kindergarten: Tiger Room
Leanne Kent
Shannon & Jennifer Wilson
2018-2019 Age/Birthday Guide:
 
Babies – birth through those who are beginning to take steps
 
Wobblers - infants who are starting to walk, but were born after 9/1/15
 
9/1/15 – 8/31/14 --> Twos
9/1/14 – 8/31/15 --> Threes
9/1/13 – 8/31/14 --> Fours
9/1/12 – 8/31/13 --> Kindergarten

Promiseland Preschool:

Promiseland preschool is a great branch of our ministry here at ParkviewKids. We are open Monday-Thursday from 9a-1p. For more information, visit our church website, or email Carla at carla.Jackson@parkviewdecatur.org