Park United Methodist Church





Park United Methodist Church

 Week of Week of May 24, 2015

Please take a moment to view our video - Ministry Presence


Senior of the Week:  Betty Voris, Pleasantview Nursing Home, 401 Snyder Avenue, Room 101A, Barberton, OH 44203.


Staff Position Opening: Youth and Children’s Ministry Director

Principal Responsibility: The Youth and Children’s ministry outreach director is responsible to oversee and implement the Spiritual Formation process for youth and children at Park United Methodist Church and in its outreach ministry to the community.

For further information, a complete job description or to submit a resume, please contact: Dave Baer or Doug Schwall.



GARDEN SOXX -  Akron Family Garden Initiative: Gardens deliver on May 30, meet at the church at 9 AM.  Price is still $50. 



Attention all couples, married or engaged...we are planning a couples night out on Saturday, May 30th, from 5-8 pm.  We are forming a new group called "Marriage Builders" in hopes that we can strengthen our relationships and build better marriages.  This is intended as an intergenerational event...all ages are invited, as long as you are, or are almost, wedded.  A Pasta Dinner will be served, and we will watch an entertaining video, and share some Biblical principles for a healthy marriage.  We will also have door prizes and provide child care (donations gratefully accepted and will go towards youth activities).  We will need to know how many are coming in order to plan enough dinner and we will also need to know how many children need to be cared for, so we will have a sign up table in the back hallway on Sundays after church in May (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th).  You may also call Dan or Lynn Karant, (330-825-7676 = Work, 330-825-4170 = Home) to register.  The best part about this night is that it is FREE, and serves as a great "date night".  Please mark your calendars and get signed up right away!


Sunday, June 7 is Graduation Sunday.  Please submit names of graduates and the school they are graduating from to the office by June 1. 




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


~JUNE—For SHINE—A Kenmore based ministry that involved teenaged students to rehab houses in the Kenmore area.  Volunteers are needed as will many types of food.  See Lynette Warmsley for more information.

~JULY- For the Free Store—a store where the people can receive clothing, toys and household supplies free. The Store is located at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and is open every Saturday from 9:30AM-12noon unless it is a holiday weekend.  A St. Paul’s shed is open at all times for collection of clothing at the same location.

~AUGUSTHaircuts are given free of charge to those who make appointments through the church office.  School supplies are also given to the children in preparation for the coming school year.


Need for relief supply kits is great!

Please bring any of these supplies and place in the box provided in the coat room by Sunday, June 14th.

For Cleaning Buckets:  5 gallon buckets with re-sealable lids (clean), scouring pads (not steel wool), sponges, scrub brushes, liquid laundry detergent (25 ounce or 50 ounce bottle), dish soap (16 or 28 ounce bottle), clothes line (2- 50 foot or one 100 foot), dust masks (disposable and sealed in a bag), work gloves (leather palm), 33-45 gallon heavy duty trash bags, aerosol or pump air freshener, 50 clothes pins

For health kits: hand towel, washcloth, large and sturdy—not pocket sized—comb, nail file ( NO emery boards or toenail clippers), bath size soap, toothbrush (single in original wrapper—NO child size), adhesive plastic strip sterile band aids

For layette kits: cloth diapers—prefolded or plan—NO DISPOSABLE), onesies, infant size washcloths, gowns or sleepers, diaper pins (must have protective plastic NEW items, do not wash as they will be considered used.) Remove all packaging.

SCHEDULE FOR May 24 – May 31

Mon-     Memorial Day – Office Closed

Tues-    1:00 PM Companions in Christ    

Wed-    9:30 AM Bible Study

            5:30 PM GED

            6:30 PM Bible Study

Sat-      9:00 AM Garden Soxx Distribution

            5:00 – 8:00 PM Marriage Builders

Sun-     9:30 AM Sunday School           

           10:30 AM Worship Service


Looking Ahead

May 31 – Vision Team meeting, after church

June 21 – 25 Vacation Bible School, 6 – 8:30PM