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Looking for an opportunity to serve? We are looking for new greeters and ushers, and this is a great way to use your talents to be able to help make our space a welcoming and inviting place for people coming to worship on Sunday mornings. If you can say “good morning” while opening a door, then you would make an amazing greeter! If you can hand-out bulletins while saying “good morning” to those coming into the sanctuary and pass plates to people in pews, then you would make an amazing usher! Please email Pastor Cody or talk with her after service to sign up to serve in this way!
Even if you don’t knit or crochet, and you’d like to learn how, please join us on Tuesday from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in Room 216 for Knit One Pray Two (K1P2) to create beautiful prayer shawls to be shared with anyone who is need of being tangibly wrapped in God’s love and know that others have prayed while creating their shawl. We usually purchase our own supplies, but have some that have been donated to share. While we meet, we enjoy fellowship, conversation, laughter, tears and mutual support. Questions? Email Julie Kronbach. All are welcome!
Calling all kids grades 4th-6th that are ready to have fun, play games and talk about God’s great big love! We will meet at the church on Sunday February 5th from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. We need a volunteer and someone to provide a snack. If you can’t volunteer this time, check out the link to volunteer another date! You can also volunteer or get additional info by emailing Noelle Allison, Director of Children and Families.
The Leadership Board meets next Tuesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. in room 137.
The 2023 Youth Mission Trip is going to Little Rock, AR on June 10-17th to work with the Ozark Mission Project, which is an organization that pairs with mission work and community connection. Whether our team will be building a wheelchair ramp or cleaning up someone’s yard, we’ll be making a difference and help creating lasting change in those communities. Aside from the mission work, the youth will also have the opportunity for daily devotions, worship, and reflections throughout the week. We will be among other church youth groups, but we will work with our own church. This mission trip is for incoming 7th-12th graders as well as graduated seniors. Youth must have completed 6th grade by the time of our trip in June to register.
The cost for this Mission Trip is $500 total including the $100 deposit owed at the time we register on Feb 1st. The remaining $400 can be paid on or before March 31st. Because this is a steep price, we are going to do some fundraisers this year! Stay tuned for more information. If you have any difficulty with this cost, we have ways to help! We don’t want money to be the reason your child doesn’t get to go on this opportunity – we will help!
Sign up your name here by February 1st to let me know you want to attend. Then, I will register the whole group together through the organization for a group rate on Feb. 1st. Also, we are going to need 3 more chaperones. Preferably 2 males and 1 more female. If you are interested in being a part of this great group, please let me know by Feb 1st as well.
The kids are meeting for choir. We sing in church on the last Sunday of each month. Rehearsal is every Sunday from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. in the choir room. Grownups can enjoy coffee, donuts and time with other grownups while the kids (of all ages) sing, learn about God’s great big love and enjoy donuts with friends! No need to RSVP, just show up and we will be happy to see you! This month we are singing, “This Little Light of Mine” and “Awesome God.” Click the link to hear practice the song. For more information email Noelle Allison, Director of Children and Families.
New dinner groups are forming to start in February to May. We have had a great response and the participants are enjoying meeting new people. We want to invite new participants (couples or singles). If you are interested in joining Dinner Groups through Parker UMC, please email Vicky Brase. In your email please indicate if you are interested in groups in homes or restaurant groups. Let Vicky know your name, email and phone number. We look forward to having you join us.
Last night, January 17, Pastor Laura and Pastor Cody accepted an award from the Parker Town Council on behalf of Parker United Methodist Church for their outstanding work and contribution to our community for over 110 years. What an amazing legacy and a wonderful foundation to keep building upon!
Thank you to all who voted so promptly on our spring reading suggestions. We have our books!
Please note that all of the books are available through the library. However, the waiting list for the novel Lessons in Chemistry is still huge, so you might want to get your request in soon. Our books and meeting dates are:
February 1: Non-fiction
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (2017)
March 1: Theme – Finding a Place (Fiction)
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
April 5: Theme – Who is Jesus?
Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven by Amy-Jill Levine
May 3: Theme – Life in Essays (Non-fiction)
These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett
June 7: For Fun… (Fiction)
Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel by Bonnie Garmus
We meet at the church and we would love to welcome new readers! Please email Susan Gustin if you would like to become a part of this amazing group.
Please join us for the second message in our six week series on 1 Corinthians. This Sunday’s message, Growing in Christ, focuses on unity. The scripture readings are Matthew 7:24-27 and 1 Corinthians 3:9-17.
- 9 a.m. Sunday: Blended service with traditional elements and a variety of music including hymns, bells and choir
- 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Spark! Energetic family centered service with movement, contemporary music, stories.
- 5:30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of Each Month: At the Table we gather around a meal, share stories of faith, conversation and complete a small mission project.