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Two Worship Services Return!

We will be returning to our two service worship schedule September 11. Service times will be 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Donut & Coffee Help Still Needed on Sundays

Do you like coffee? Do you like donuts? Do you like helping people get together over coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings? Then we need you! We are looking for people to join our team on Sunday mornings to help make coffee and set out donuts. This is a wonderful, easy and fun ministry to help out with once a month! If you are able to help in this small but huge way, contact Diane Sheffield at lucyjean279@q.com

Growing Youth Commitments’ to Jesus Christ

we are excited to start our 2022-23 Confirmation classes at Parker UMC! Classes begin after Labor Day on Sunday, September 11 from 9 – 10 a.m. If you have a youth in 7th grade or older, we want you to sign up for Confirmation with us! We’ll be exploring our faith a little deeper while learning about Jesus, the history of Christianity, and the United Methodist Church. We’ll continue meeting Sundays during the Sunday school hour from 9 – 10 a.m. throughout the school year. Email AnneMarie@ParkerUMC.org to sign up or if you have questions.

Sign Up for a Time with Your Friends!

Click on this link https://tinyurl.com/bdevy266 to identify available dates/times to get to know Pastor Laura and to help Pastor Laura get to know our PUMC congregation. Just coordinate with your church friends, click on an available date between now and the end of September to reserve that available time, and then communicate directly with Pastor Laura and your other attendees on the place to meet!

Does Someone You Care About Have a Memory Disorder?

Friends Together, is a support group for caregivers and family members of persons diagnosed with memory disorders. We meet Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m. in room 216 at Parker UMC. Call Rosanne Mizer (720) 733-0100 or Marian Gore (720) 217-4422 for more information.

If You Love to Read You’ll Want to Hear This

The Contemporary Christian Book Group has picked out our reading for this fall! We meet at the church the first Wednesday evening of the month, generally from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We’re working to offer hybrid meetings with both an in-person and a Zoom component. We invite you to join us to discuss any of the books below – please just confirm with Susan Gustin (sjgustin@comcast.net) ahead of time to verify the times/meeting mode for that month.

  • September 7: Theme — Other Points of View (fiction). Klara and the Sun by Kazuro Ishiguro
  • October 5: Theme – Who is Jesus? The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Richard Rohr
  • November 2: Theme — History Mysteries (non-fiction). American Ghost: A Family’s Extraordinary History on the Desert Frontier by Hannah Nordhaus

Dinners for 8 Are Back!

We are relaunching our Dinners for 8 small groups this fall, and we want you to sign up and get connected! We are hoping to offer in-home groups, Restaurant groups and daytime groups. Look for the sign-up in the Narthex or email cody@parkerumc.org to get your name on the list!

Your Invited to Join United Women in Faith Welcoming Pastor Laura

United Women in Faith (aka United Methodist Women) invites ALL women to join us for an informal get together on Sunday, August 21 after the 9:30 service to welcome Pastor Laura to our Parker UMC family. It will be a chance to get to know Laura and enjoy some fellowship time together. We hope you will join us!
Your Parker UWF Leadership Team,
Marsha Weber, Ruth Wills, Carol McMinn, Lauren Ross, Cathy Higgins, and Sabrina Thompson

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

Save the Date! The Parker MobilePack® returns to PUMC on October 21-22! We’ve packed over a million meals; we’ll get started on our second million this year! After a long absence under Covid packing restrictions, we will hold our first annual post-covid event!

It takes a planning team as well as everyone’s labelling and packing skills during the event weekend to have a successful event. If you feel called to help with leading a leadership team, prayer support, promotion, logistics, volunteer coordination and hospitality. What? No fundraising? We have, by God’s grace and your faithful stewardship, already have sufficient funds to hold this year’s pack! Donations are always welcome to purchase food to feed more kids, but we will be able to fund our first 100,000 meals. If you feel called to help feed some of God’s most vulnerable children in Jesus’ name, please contact Julie Kronbach jkronbach@comcast.net to join the team. We will have an organizational meeting in early August.

Help to Support Ukrainian Refugees

If you feel called to support the surge of suffering refugees fleeing from Ukraine to safety, you may give with confidence thru UMCOR or thru Global Hope.

Gifts to UMCOR to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

  • Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
  • By toll free telephone: 888-252-6174
  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given through PUMC with UMCOR-Ukraine in the memo section

Gifts to Global Hope may be made online  at  https://www.globalhope.org/giving/  Click on Donate, Give Once, and select Ukrainian Refugee Relief from the drop down menu.  Checks to PUMC should be marked Global Hope-Ukraine in the memo section.  Gifts will go directly to two of Global Hope’s partner churches in Romania who are helping refugees who have entered Romania. All gifts to both UMCOR and Global Hope will directly support relief with no administrative charges.

This Week’s Message

Please join us this Sunday for worship and the message, Just Keep Swimming, the third in our series Parker UMC at the Movies. The movie we’re watching is Finding NemoThe scripture readings are Proverbs 3:5-6 and James 1:2-6.