Faith Development


Sunday School Faith Development


Beginning Sunday Sept 10th in The Library 9:00 a.m.

 In honor of the 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation, we will begin a 6 week study called: 

"Martin Luther; Righteous Faith". 

Please join us for a survey of Luther's thoughts mixed with biblical texts from Romans, Ephesians, 

and Colossians.

Mere Christianity - 9:15 a.m.


C.S. Lewis delivered a series of radio talks during WWII “when the outcome of the war was still very

uncertain”.  These broadcasts were later published as Mere Christianity.  While this was more than 50

years ago, C.S. Lewis’s talks appeal to our hearts, but also provide a very thoughtful discussion that have led

many to a faith in Christ.  For those who are already Christians, C.S. Lewis writings can help us think through

why we believe what we believe, and Lewis doesn’t shy away from dealing with the awful things that happen

in this world (his talks were during WWII) and the love of God so great, that He sent His Son to save us.    We

will be taking a look at Mere Christianity Sunday mornings starting at 9:15am starting September 17th, in

the room downstairs and to the right (follow the signs).  We will wrap up around Thanksgiving.  You can read

the book and use the study guide, read the book, or participate in the discussion using the study questions.  The

depth is up to you.  If you did the study of Romans in the spring, you may connect Lewis addressing some of

the things we talked about, but there is no need to have been involved in that group.  Ann Neckers is

facilitating this study.  The books will be available for you to look at Sept. 10 to see if you want one or both. 

If you can pay $10 towards the books, great.  You need not be able to come every week to attend when you

can.  If you have any questions, please contact Ann at">    392-4509


New Member Class

Park Church is offering a new member class beginning Sunday, October 8th in the meeting room. 

Congregational Care Director, Ruth King, has been communicating with those of you that have

expressed an interest in joining our congregation.  The book entitled “Following Jesus” written by

Carolyn Slaughter is the study used to discover more about our spiritual gifts and new ways to be in

service in the life of our congregation.  The class will meet for seven weeks from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and

is facilitated by Pastor Eric and Ruth King.  Please speak to one of us if you are interested in

becoming a member of Park Church and haven’t already been contacted. 

Monday Night Women's Bible Study


Women of all ages are invited to join our Monday night bible study starting Monday Sept 18 at 7:00pm for a new study.                           




Uninvited is a six-session video Bible study, by Lysa TerKeurst that digs deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, with a visual journey in the Holy Land to some of the places where people of the Bible such as Hannah, David, and even Jesus lived and walked. Lysa will help us to enter a place of healing and new perspective, as well as a time us to go to new places with Jesus and experience him like never before.  Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken—a love that does not reject or uninvite. Please prayerfully consider joining. Please call Shari Cooney (725-8332) or the church office (725-4105) to reserve your workbook for $10.00 by Sept. 11.


Daily Devotionals 

If you’re looking for daily devotional materials to use year round, Park UMC offers the Upper Room for adults and Pockets for children ages 6 – 12.  The Upper Room provides a daily scripture and brief story showing real people struggling to live faithfully in their walk with God.  Pockets includes stories, poems, games, mission-focused activities, and daily scripture readings around a central theme.  These devotionals are available on a table outside the overflow entrance to the sanctuary.  Pockets are also available in the activity bags provided for children. 


Reading through the Bible in a Year


Congratulations!  If you’ve been reading through your Bible this year, you’ve made it 1/3 of the way through.

According to Billy Graham, “The Bible is the most important book … it is God’s Word – God’s message – to you, and to all humanity.”  He writes that the Bible’s center or focal point is Jesus Christ.  “All the Old Testament points forward to Him, and all the New Testament tells us about Him … John 20:31 states the Holy Book was “written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.””  So no matter where you are reading in the Bible, look for the connections in the Old Testament to the coming of Christ and learn about Him in the New Testament.  Then thank God who loved us so much to send His son to save us from our sin.

                                                                                                 Cheryl Davis, Accountability Chairperson 









Nursery care will be available during the Sunday School hours:


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Are you interested in attending one of this fall's adult faith development classes but have a young child or baby?  We can help!  Nursery services are available beginning at 8;45 every Sunday downstairs, straight through at the bottom of the stairs to the back hallway, turn left, nursery is on your right.  We're currently doing some physical updates to our room to brighten and make it more inviting for our young guests but we're still available.  We're staffed every week by two very capable people who would love to play with and spend time with your children  Come check us out!


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