PUMPKIN PATCH

The pumpkins are here and we need your help to help man the Pumpkin Patch. The Patch is 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. There is a sign-up sheet/schedule located at the Information Center or online by clicking the link below. Thank you for making this an annual success!
 


WEDDING SHOWER

The church has been invited to the Bridal Shower of Erin Claborn, daughter of Jason and Susan Claborn. The shower is Sunday, October 27, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Erin is the bride elect of Ethan Colmenero and is registered at Wal-mart, Target and Amazon.


DEACON’S MEETING

There will be a Deacon’s Meeting next Sunday, October 27 in Room 202 at 4:30 PM.


LADIES’ TASTIN’ BEE

The annual Ladies’ Tastin’ Bee will be Monday, November 4, at 6:00 p.m. in the Activity Room. Bring an appetizer, dessert, or any favorite holiday recipe already prepared for everyone to taste, and a copy of the recipe. The recipes will be collected and made into a cookbook for everyone to have. Also, bring a Christmas ornament to play “Dirty Santa” after we eat. Please contact Tammy Benton if you need transportation.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

The O.C.C. information and shoe boxes are available at the Information Center and the commons area as you enter the playground. The boxes will need to be returned by Sunday, November 17. Please make sure you read the list of accepted items.


THANKSGIVING DINNER

Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

Catered Meal by Caddo Cafeteria

Chicken & Dressing, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese,  Cranberry Sauce & Rolls

$5.00 each, Maximum  $12.00 for a family

Please sign up at the Information Center if you would like to participate.

 


MISSION TRIP

We have the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and partner, once again, with Contigo International. We have been working and partnering with this organization and the Piñeiros family since 2012. The dates of the trip are May 30, 2020 - June 7, 2020. During this time, we will be working in orphanages and with their community projects. The cost of the trip is approximately $1,100.00 plus the cost of airfare. The trip is open to all adults and students 9th grade and up. Middle school students may sign up if a parent is going. We will have various types of fundraising opportunities as well. If you would like more information or to sign up, please contact Jeremy Meetze (jeremy.meetze@parkviewdecatur.org) or Andrea Lovell (andrea.w.lovell@gmail.com, 256-566-9150.) ¡Gracias! 


PROMISELAND PRESCHOOL

This has been a short week at Promiseland, so we have been reviewing what we have learned so far this year. The kids have been working on six Bible verses and hearing Bible stories to go with them. We have talked about how our attitude should be like Jesus, how we can believe in Jesus, how God created us, how God directs us, how we should do everything without grumbling or arguing, and how we should be fishers of men. The staff of Promiseland is very thankful for the opportunity to be planting such important Biblical truths into 70 little minds each week.


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