For several years now, Parkway has participated in Operation Christmas Child under the direction of MOPS. We will continue to do that but have a desire to produce even more boxes than last year…so we have a plan that includes everyone. Our goal is 325 or more boxes!! In August, we are collecting school supplies to go in the boxes. We encourage families to still fill their own boxes, but we also feel like there are several who would prefer to help by bringing the various items. Watch the bulletin, website and Facebook for reminders!
Blueprint for Parenting
Based on the popular series by Dr. Kevin Leman, “Have a New Kid by Friday!” this parenting seminar will begin July 10 and last 8 weeks on Sunday nights. Facilitated by Parkway Staff members, participants will use large group, video and small group times. Fun Bible study, music and games for Preschoolers to 6th grade will be available. Sign-ups and more details coming soon!
Fall Kick-Off, Diving Deeper, Wednesday, August 31, 6 - 8 p.m. Attractions include sign up for Children's Choirs and Awana, bounce house, dunking booth, water games, sno-cones & cotton candy and lots of fun!!!
It’s what’s for kids! Cubbies (age 3 by Aug. 1-PreK), Sparks (K-2nd) and T&T (3rd-6th) meet on Wednesday nights, 6:30-8:15 p.m. beginning September 7. And it’s for big kids, too! Trek (7th-8th grade) and Journey (9th-12th grade) meet on Sunday nights at 5:15 p.m. starting September 11. Sign up and pay online at www.parkwaybaptist.net/awana .
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. beginning September 7
To Live is Christ to Die is Gain by Matt Chandler – Men’s Study
Led by Jasper Rains
The short book of Philippians is one of the most quoted in the Bible, yet Paul wrote it not for the popular sound bites, but to paint a picture of a mature Christian faith. While many give their lives to Jesus, few then go on to live a life of truly vibrant faith. In this disruptively inspiring book, Chandler offers tangible ways to develop a faith of pursuing, chasing, knowing, and loving Jesus. Because if we clean up our lives but don't get Jesus, we've lost! So let the goal be Him. To live is Christ, to die is gain—this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus. Class meets in E101. Book cost is $10.00.
The Accountable Man by Tom Eisenman – Men’s Study
Led by Scott Niemeyer
Good men--husbands, fathers, church leaders, pastors--sometimes make bad choices. And for far too many men, bad choices have led to the crumbling of marriages and ministries. Tom Eisenman knows it doesn't have to be this way. He also knows that in order for men to develop authenticity, vulnerability, honesty, trust--the character traits of spiritual maturity--they must cultivate healthy relationships with their brothers on the journey. In The Accountable Man Eisenman shows men how to build friendships of camaraderie and relational depth. He casts a compelling vision of inter-dependence and spiritual vitality--a vision in which no man stands alone against the temptations of our twenty-first century. Class meets in W202. Book cost is $10.00.
"Choosing God’s Way” is this year’s theme as we are reminded in Psalm 46:10 to “Be still…and know…I am God…” Join us this year on Sunday nights beginning September 11 at 5:15 p.m. as we choose God’s way, and show that way to others. Carolers Choir (age 4 by August 1 – Kindergarten); Music Makers (1st-3rd grade); Young Musicians (4th-6th grade). Register online at www.parkwaybaptist.net/childrenschoirs.
Sundays at 9:15 a.m., Classes for all age groups
Psalms - Rubies (Women’s) Study
Led by Sherry Blankenship
Ladies, do you wonder why the LORD’s detailed plan includes Psalms smack in the middle of the Bible? With your thumb in the center, you can open to any page for encouragement, comfort, instruction, and promise. This treasure of faith is our RUBIES Bible study for the whole year. Even if you have never studied the Bible before, you are sure to love this one! Find your spot at a round table of friends who become sisters as we learn and apply God’s Word together. Tea Kettle whistles at 5:00. Discussion begins at 5:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Books are available at the Welcome Center. Book cost is $20.00.
"One of the church family’s privileges is ordination of men to the Gospel Ministry. One of our finest young couples, Fielding and Alison Poe, have proven themselves in ministry. We will ordain Fielding to the Gospel Ministry on Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as we celebrate his commitment.”
All ordained men are invited to be part of the Ordination Council to interview Fielding on Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.
Ephesians - Precept Study
Led by Marcia Lemmons
Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, targeted by grace, sons of God united in a single family, inheritors, holy, redeemed, forgiven, raised from the dead and seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies! How can you not study Ephesians!? Before Paul even hints at how believers should live, he lays a rock-solid foundation: who we are in Christ! If you think you're just a cog in a machine, if you don't know your true identity, then this study is for you. Class meets Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. begining September 13 in W202. Book cost is $22.50.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. beginning September 13
Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothschild - Women’s study
Led by Kendra Rains
The Celebration55+ is going to Third Degree Glass Factory on Thursday, September 29, for a one hour demonstration followed by a visit to their gift shop and lunch at Hodak’s Restaurant. They will leave church at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $8.33 plus lunch. Sign up at the Welcome Center or call Iris McNalley at 314-965-7040.