Our Mission, Our Calling!
Gifted by our Creator, we at Park United Methodist Church follow the way of Jesus as led by the Holy Spirit; as a community of faith and love, our mission is to make and mature disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are remembering and renewing our five baptismal promises -
These devotionals will open our hearts to the Spirit of Compassion.
Please pray for the needs of our mission field and our world.
- For the Kenmore Community
- For those addicted to drugs and alcohol and their families
- For the homeless and underserved in our country
- For those facing drought and starvation in the Sudan
- For those killed by the attack on the hospital in Afghanistan
- For women around the world that they are accorded full dignity and opportunity as they are daughters of the King
Senior of the Week: Christine Wiley, Pleasantview Nursing Home, 401 Snyder Avenue, Barberton, OH 44203.
MISSIONS—EVERY BELIEVERS CALLING
Noisy Offering--(coins and paper monies collected by the children the first Sunday of each month for a specific ministry) April—Community Meal—monies used to offset the cost of providing a meal to be enjoyed by the community of Kenmore and Park Church. This meal is at no cost to those who wish to come to enjoy meeting our neighbors and to enjoy fellowship.
Chili Cook-off Winner—Onias Mabgwe. Donations totaled $426.00 for the Zimbabwe, West Africa Clinic
Silent Auction for short term mission Fund—April 30th at 6PM in the fellowship hall. Bring your crafts, bake goods, and treasurers to the auction. Bid on the items you would love to have and enjoy the fellowship of friends and family.
100th Anniversary shirts are still available—order blanks are available in church office. Need 11 more orders to send in the next order. Thank you for your support. Monies from these shirt sales will go to the West Africa Clinic.
Mission trips—Joy Center in Kentucky, leaving after church on June 4 and returning on the following Friday, June 9. Cost $150 each, this includes travel, meals and lodging. We will be assisting Nancy Maurer in her ministry in Big Creek, Kentucky. See Mary Ann Gesaman (330-606-2878) if you are interested.
Praying for the Persecuted Church—Pray for Christians in Kenya, that the Lord will protect believers living in areas vulnerable to attach by al-Shabaab Islamist militants. Pray that al-Shabaab will be defeated and that the spread of Islamist ideology in Kenya will be halted. Give thanks that the Kenyan government reversed its decision to implement tight restrictions on churches; pray that there will be no further attempts to curtail religious freedoms in Kenya. (From Barnabas prayer guide for March/April 2017)
All are welcome to “Drop In” Bible study! Come when you can for lively spirit led conversation as we engage with God’s word in the Gospel of Luke. Join us each Sunday at 9:30am in Pastor Pam’s office.
Each week we will be asking for a food item to add to our emergency food closet. Please consider purchasing these food items this week as you shop:
There will be a basket at the back of the sanctuary for you to put the food donations. If you would prefer to donate cash and let us do the shopping, place your donation in the offering plate and designate it for food closet.
SCHEDULE FOR March 26 – April 2
Mon- 5:30 PM GED
Tues- 1:00 PM Companions in Christ
4:30 PM Kenmore Freestore
5:00 PM Kenmore Café Community Dinner
7:00 PM Getting Ahead class
Wed- 9:30 AM Bible study
5:30 PM GED
6:30 PM Bible Study
Thurs- 7:30 PM Choir Practice
Sat- 9:00 AM Kenmore Freestore
Sun- 9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Worship Service
April 9 – Palm Sunday
April 13 – Maundy Thursday Service, 7PM
April 14 – Good Friday Service, 7PM
April 16 – Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service - 7AM, Traditional – 10:30AM
April 22 – Euchre Tournament, 6PM
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Canal Spring District Conference –
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Lockwood United Methodist Church, 3680 Manchester Rd., Akron