Expect some jamming Christmas music all through the church to help get you in the holiday spirit.  On Sunday, November 26th at 4:00 we will all meet in the Narthex for the hanging of the greens. Soup, Salad, Dessert and a holiday devotional will end our fellowship time together.  Click here to sign up to help with the dinner.

Learn About God’s Work in Gressier, Haiti

Megan Boudreaux, founder of Respire Haiti Christian School will be speaking at Parker UMC on December 17th at 6 p.m. Respire Haiti is a long time mission partner of PUMC. Come and see what God is doing in Gressier Haiti for over 500 children and their families on Bellvue Mountain in Gressier, Haiti. This event is hosted for three churches in our region that support Respire so it is expected to be well attended. Come early, you don’t want to miss it! Childcare will be provided.

Advent Prayer Vigil

Please join us from 12-3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 10th for an Advent Prayer Vigil in the Sanctuary or the Prayer Room. The Christmas season is an important time to reflect on God’s gift of Jesus. We do this by reading the scriptures and thoughtfully praying prayers of thanks. There will be a place to sign up for the vigil the next two Sunday’s between worship services. Let’s join together to celebrate the miracle of Advent through prayer!

Sing Handel’s Messiah

Every December Parker United Methodist Church hosts an annual Messiah Sing! Rehearsals are Wednesday December 6, 2017 @ 7pm and Saturday December 9, 2017 @ 9am. Just show up! We have extra copies of the music and welcome singers age high school through adult from the community, local churches, and high schools.

The Messiah is presented on Sunday December 10 at the at the 8 and 9:30 Services with a live orchestra. We would love to have lots of singers join us!
Please come and sing, share the info, or come and be a part of the morning! Please email kurt@parkerumc.org if you have any additional questions!

Last Sunday, Nov. 19, we collected the 2018 Commitment cards as part of our worship services. But if you were unable to attend last Sunday, it is not too late to get your card turned in. Please prayerfully consider your giving to our church during next year, and complete a card that can be brought next Sunday and placed in the offering plate – or can be dropped off at, or mailed to, the church office. Or if it is more convenient for you, you can go to www.parkerumc.org/faithfulgiving

We’re Coming Together to Help Victims of Recent Floods

At our Circuit Conference meeting on December 4th, we will be joining with other churches to create 50 Flood Buckets to meet the needs of people who have experienced flooding.  We are providing the buckets and trash bags. If you would like to help provide some of these items, we are in need of 5-gallon round buckets with a resealable lid and 24-roll heavy duty trash bags (33-45 gallon).  Please bring those to the church office by December 3rd and join us on the 4th as we put the buckets together.

Ushers Needed for 8:00 Worship

Are you interested in helping usher once a month, 4th Sunday, 1st service?
If so, please contact Judy Stephens at 303-478-3558 or stphju3@aol.com. It is not a hard to do job!

When You’re Used to Haiti Colorado Weather is Cold!

Megan’s husband Josh and their four adopted Haitian children are in America for some time during the holiday season. They are in need of some winter clothing, especially for their children, who have never been outside of Haiti. We are asking for donations of Old Navy gift cards so they can each purchase a few winter outfits.

Recycle Your Old Eye Glasses While Helping Others

If you have eye glasses that you no longer use please take them to Pearl Vision in Parker and the Lions Club will pick them up and they will be refurbished and reused.

 

Youth Events & Happenings

Would you like to receive the Youth Happenings Emails?  Email April Kauffman at April@ParkerUMC.org to be added to the list!

Volunteer Opportuities at Parker UMC

We’re a very active church and because of that we have several events, committees and groups that could use your help. No matter what your spiritual gifts, talents and skills may be we have something for you. We recently launched a new page on our website to advertise these opportunities. The page is divided into date specific needs and ongoing needs. It’s a great way to get involved and be a blessing to folks in our church and in the community. Check it out at www.parkerumc.org/volunteer.

If you need volunteers please contact Jason Anderson jason@parkerumc.org to get your requests added to the page.