Park United Methodist Church





Park United Methodist Church

 Week of Week of October 4, 2015


Please take a moment to view our video - Ministry Presence

From: Pastor Mike Somerville


Gain Packing Event


Lancaster, PA


October 12 - 17


There are a variety of mission packing things you can do there -  putting together care packs, working with used clothing, making Gospel Bead bracelets, making reusable feminine hygiene products, sewing quilts and packing food.


Go one day or all week.  See Pastor Mike if you are interested.


Russia Trip - January 31 - February 13 - if interested in going, see Pastor Mike.


Akron Park UMC will host a "Bridges Out of Poverty" seminar on Saturday, October 24, 9-3 PM.   The seminar helps us to look culturally at the distinctions between those who live in poverty, middle class and wealth to increase personal awareness and assist in developing bridges of relationship between cultures.  Cost $25.00 which includes text and lunch.
Please register by contacting Park United Methodist Church at 330-745-3714 or email:  Limited to 50 people.   



Senior of the Week:  Wilma Purvis, Pleasant Pointe, 220 3rd Street SE, #215,  Barberton, OH 44203.




Noisy Offering (coins and paper money collected by the children the first Sunday of each month for a specific ministry)

November—Thanksgiving baskets –food baskets that are given to those in need within our congregation and neighborhood.

DecemberThe Giving Tree— gifts given to those in need of help during the holiday season.



  • Local mission trip---The Kenmore Free Store—trips available every Tuesday (4PM-7PM) and every Saturday (9AM-12noon) unless there is a holiday.  Come be Jesus’s hands and feet, assist with sorting items, checking customers in and out, and placing items within the free store for purchase.  All items are free to customers of the free store.  Please see Keith Weaver or Mary Ann Gesaman, if interested.
  • TEAMS for Medical Missions—arrives in Jamaica every 3 months—November, 2015, February, 2016 and etc.  Please see Susie Partridge if interested in being a part of this team that includes a medical, building and evangelistic branches on each trip.
  • Russian Mission Trip—Please see Pastor Mike Somerville if interested


  We will be taking in new members on Sunday, October 18.  If anyone is interested in becoming a member of Park Church, please see Pastor Linda.




PAINTING AUCTION!  October 4 – October 25 at 12:00pm.

Mike Somerville Painting Auction.   All proceeds to benefit Mike’s Mission Trip to Russia. Paintings and bid sheets are on display in the Narthex.  Note:  Each painting has its own individual starting bid.



Fall Festival Donation Needed


Yellow, Orange or Red Yarn

Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls



Bags of individually wrapped candy

Bags of apples

Caramels for melting or jars of caramel



Hot dogs

Hot dog buns

Bags of regular potato chips




Donations can be dropped off in the church office.



Questions, see Kim Kesler or Lauren Presutti





SCHEDULE FOR October 4 – October 11


Mon-     5:30 PM GED

Tues-    2:30 PM After School Program Begins

1:00 PM Companions in Christ

6:30 PM Youth meeting

            7:00 PM Getting Ahead Class

Wed-    9:30 AM Bible Study

            5:30 PM GED

            6:30 PM Bible Study

            6:30 PM Healing Care

Thurs-   7:30 PM Choir Practice

Sun-     9:30 AM Sunday School           

           10:30 AM Worship Service


Looking Ahead

October 6 – SPR Committee meeting, 8PM

October 11 – Fall Festival, 4:00 – 6:30PM