A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM PASTOR, FRED BUETO

As you perhaps know by now, the Parkview Baptist congregation issued a call for me to serve as the Interim Pastor beginning September 15, 2019. I sense that it is God’s will that I accept that call. I look forward to serving alongside each of you as we seek to strengthen His people and to reach out to the lost.
   
I am aware of the disappointments you have had in recent months. More importantly, God is aware of your situation. I can say with assurance that because of His foreknowledge, He knew long before you did what was going to develop. Thus, He was already prepared to meet your needs. “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
   
When I had the privilege to serve for 11 months as your Interim Pastor, I found you to be a loving and spiritually gifted congregation. I am confident that that has not changed. Some of you may have become discouraged and/or disillusioned, but God will not fail you. “Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5.
   
“For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you…Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” II Timothy 1:6, 13
   
I look forward to worshiping with you, and covet your prayers as I seek to prepare and present God’s message.
   
In Christ’s Name,
   
Fred Bueto, Interim Pastor
 


PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

In recognition and appreciation of the commitment he has shown to our Church and it’s families, the Personnel Committee is gifting Jeremy Meetze a two week paid sabbatical. Jeremy will be away beginning September 15 through September 28. Brother Fred Bueto, Sr. will be serving as our Interim Senior Pastor starting this Sunday. Please contact the church office for any needs that may arise. 


PUMPKIN PATCH

Next month will be the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. This is an extremely beneficial event to our Children/Student ministries. 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. The pumpkins will be delivered on Friday, October 4, at 4:00 pm, and we need volunteers to help unload. You can also click here to sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fa9ab28abf49-pumpkin
 


MINISTRY FAIR

September 22 will be our church wide ministry fair in the Activity Room from 10:00 - 10:30 AM. Each ministry team will have the opportunity to promote their ministry at a table. Please stop by the tables between services to get involved! 


DOERS DAY

Sunday afternoon, October 6 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM the women's ministry will be sponsoring a "Doers Day" (James 1:22) at the N.C.C. This is a church wide outreach opportunity. We'll meet at the N.C.C. at 3:00 to serve. There will be projects for us to help with - kids are invited too! Please sign the signup sheet if you plan to attend. They are also in need of the following items if you would like to bring them with you: Small Toiletry Items (hotel size included), Jackets of all sizes, paper plates and toilet paper. Please join us as we serve our community! 


SENIOR ADULT GAME NIGHT

On Friday, September 20, at 6 PM, the senior adults will be having a game night in the Fellowship Hall. Pizza will be served. Please bring chips, desserts a drink snack . Please sign up by this Sunday, September 15  if you plan to attend.   


C.C.C. DONATIONS

For the month of September, we will be collecting new underwear (all sizes) to donate to the C.C.C. There is a collection box outside of the Activity Room.


PROMISELAND PRESCHOOL

This is "C" week at Promiseland. In enrichment classes this week we will be: having a First Note lesson for music, exploring caterpillar habitats for STEM, making very hungry caterpillars for art, and learning about “my continent” for geography. In chapel, we will learn about “C is for created”. Our verse for the week is: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1.  


ParkviewKids: Stay Updated

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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