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 collected school supplies to go in the boxes. In September we collected hygiene needs. This included toothbrushes, floss, bar soap, combs/brushes, washcloths, deodorant, and other non-liquid hygiene items, PLUS small sewing kits, shoes, socks, shirts, gloves, sunglasses and hair accessories. During October we are collecting toys, small games, hard candy and gum. 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!
Final collection of shoe boxes will be Wednesday, November 16. A Packing Party will take place in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 19, at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for the new semester of Financial Peace University. This semester will meet beginning October 3 in room W202. The cost per family is $85. What is Financial Peace University? This isn’t your typical “money class.” Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun! More than 1.5 million families and individuals have taken FPU. The average family completing the course pays off $5,300 and saves $2,700 in just 90 days. That’s an $8,000 change position! Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re a millionaire, FPU has something for you. FPU is based on more than 800 verses of Scripture and is a proven plan that will work for you.
Free childcare is provided with advanced notice.
See Jasper Rains or Scott Niemeyer if you have any questions.
Click HERE to register online.
On Thursday, October 27, we are headed to the OMNIMAX Theater at the Science Center to see “National Parks Adventure.” We will also drive around the newly renovated Arch Grounds (no walking) followed by lunch at Rigazzi’s on The Hill. We will leave church at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $7.00 plus lunch. Contact Iris McNalley at 314.965.7040 by October 10 for more information or sign up at the Welcome Center.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 30, 4-6 p.m. Invite your friends! There will be trunk-or-treating, games, food, balloons and more. Contact Becky Wescoat for more information.
Do you want to serve your community and your church family? That is what we will be doing October 31, by raking leaves. We will meet at church at 9:00 a.m., break into teams and go out in the name of Jesus. Please bring a sack lunch and a rake and/or leaf blower if you have them. Even if you can only rake an hour or two we would love to have you. If you would like for a team to come and rake your leaves or if you have any questions contact Dale Baker or Mike Laws.