This is Joshua Hahn sharing his faith in Russia.
Being a disciple of Jesus is a learning and growing process that requires a daily walk and commitment to do the right things according to God’s Word. Every believer is on a journey toward spiritual transformation, God’s work of changing a believer into the likeness of Jesus Christ by creating a new identity in Christ and by empowering a lifelong relationship of love, trust, and obedience to glorify God. It is a process we call SPIRIT-UAL FORMA-TION, which is the process of nurturing an intimate relationship with God, encompassing the heart, soul, and mind. It is obedience to the word of Christ and a commitment to grow, study, pray, do and be held accountable for our life and witness, both before God and one another.
How do we do this at Park UMC? We know that it is more than showing up on Sunday morning and listening to a powerful sermon. It is about being intentional in both learning and in serving. There must be a balance between input and output.
We have a variety of opportunities to deepen your faith in Christ. We are developing a Discipleship Pathway to help each of us move forward in our discipleship. (You will want to take a look at the Discipleship Pathway in this Web site.)
We have a variety of Adult Sunday School classes that meet at 9:30. Homebuilder’s Class for Senior Adults, Ambassador Class, and a young adult class. There are classes for all ages.
A Men’s Discipleship Training Class meeting on Monday evening at 6 for supper and study. (Class just starting April 7th.)
Healing Care Class (on Wednesdays) This is a closed class which means once it starts no one new can join. This class deals with anyone who has ever personal trauma and how to process those hurts. A new class will start in the fall
Adult Bible studies led by Pastor Linda.
1:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon studying “Not A Fan”
9:30 am on Wednesday “The Path” part of the Discipleship Pathway
6:30 pm on Wednesday evening we are doing a Journey Through the Bible.
For some practical classes we offer: A Getting Ahead Class for those struggling with poverty and there are weekly GED classes for those who need to obtain a high school diploma. Contact the church office for information.
CHILD SAFETY MEASURES
Hello Friends! We are continuing to move forward in updating our children's programs, and things are going well! We love our children and want the best for them in every way. This month we will have new child safety measures in place. When you come to worship with your child, please follow these procedures:
Nursery both Services:
Take your child to the nursery at any time to check in, or you are welcome to stay with your child.
Take your child to the Sunday School room on the third floor before the service starts to check in.
Find a "Children's Welcome Team" member at either entrance to the sanctuary before the service starts to check in. As usual, your child will begin the service in the sanctuary with you until after the Children's Challenge. At that time they will be taken by age group to their Children's Church classes. (K-2nd and 3rd-6th grades. All children in the 7th grade or above will remain in the sanctuary.)
When you check-in and fill out your child's nametag, you will be presented with a parent tag that has a unique number identifier for each child. This identifier changes every week and cannot be duplicated. The parent tag is required when you pick up your child. The teacher will match the parent tag number with the child's tag number to ensure that you are the responsible party to pick up the child. We ask that no one under the age of 18 (even siblings) picks up children in the younger class (K-2nd grade) or the nursery. No child can be picked up without a parent tag.
We look forward to continue safely teaching the children of Park Church!
NEEDED: Volunteers for our Nursery on an “as needed” basis to give our regular nursery workers a break every now and then. If interested, please see Mike Somerville.