Park Church sponsors Boy Scout Troop #775. The group is off to a great start in helping our local community and those affected by the storm by conducting food drives. First of all, they helped in the efforts of our Deacons by contributing to the food collected for the Streatorland Food Pantry during their “One for Me and One for Thee” Food Drive. In addition, the troop set up a drop off site at Park Place to collect food for those affected by recent tornadoes. Great Job Boys!!!
The Free Lunch Program is a monthly program sponsored by Park Church and Hardscrabble Lions Club on the second Saturday of each month. It is held at Park Place at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public.
The next scheduled date is Saturday, July 12th and will be hosted by St. Michael’s Church. The menu will include chicken a la king and biscuits.
Everyone Welcome To Attend!
Winter Jam is a great event that has quickly become one of the top concerts in America. Winter Jam is a great event for kids and adults. Winter Jam is a tour that goes all across America. It is a bunch of Christian bands that gather to bring worship at a great price. We will try to get seats close to the stage and possibly be there for a meet and greet with bands. Getting there early is the best way to guarantee you will get to see the concert.
I feel strongly about Winter Jam because worship through music is awesome. At the concert we will get to see popular bands sing praise, but the best part is the over 10,000 people coming together to worship at each event. Last year the message hit home, Nick Hall gave the message on what music we listen to, and how the music affects our relationship with others, ourselves, and God. I challenged our youth group and challenge each of you to take one week of listening to your normal music, if it be country or rap, or maybe Christian music and see how you feel. Write down how you feel when you listen to that music.
Then start a new week with the flip side, if you listened to rap, listen to nothing but Christian music. Nick Hall proved to me that the music I listened to changes how I feel. Christmas is fast approaching, that music gives people a nice feeling; so does Christian music.
The dates for Winter Jam are Sunday January 26, Peoria or Saturday March 29, Hoffman
Estates. We hope to take the youth group to the March concert. Please consider joining us, this is
a fun event that you won’t forget, and you will want to go again next year.
On Wednesday, December 18th, we will be going Christmas Caroling. Those interested in participating should meet at Evergreen Place at 6:00 p.m. We will then walk over to Heritage Health to entertain the residents there as well. Our tour will conclude with meeting at Liberty Village at 7:15 p.m. The residents look forward to our annual visit and we hope you can join us.
The Christmas Joy Offering is a Presbyterian Church USA program that provides financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families and also provides opportunities for deserving students to attend Presbyterian related racial ethnic colleges and schools.
The assistance program offers current and retired church workers with urgent financial and housing needs as well as pastors with vocational leadership needs. These are the workers that have lead and supported the Presbyterian church for much of their lives.
The students, faculty and staff of PC(USA) related racial ethnic colleges and schools are in need of spiritual and material support. The institutions provide quality education to those who have contributed to the church and the world. Students are educated in the professions of their choice in an environment which supports and nurtures racial and ethnic heritage.
Your generous gifts to the Christmas Joy Offering will shine the One True Light of Christ’s Love.
Envelopes for the Christmas Joy Offering can be found on the table in the Chapel starting December 8.
Thank you from your Mission and Stewardship Committee