Faith Development


Faith Development


“MENU” of  Faith Development

AGE                   CURRICULUM                              TEACHER                           LOCATION

Adults                Peter Lead Disciple                                Pastor Eric                                9:00 Library

                          Jeremiah                                                 Ann Neckers                             9:00 Downstairs



Youth breakfast            9:00-9:30

Youth Faith Dev     Grades 6-12                                        Ronnie Cox                             9:30 Downstairs                       

Grade School           Orange club                 breakfast 9-9:20                                           9:30 Downstairs                                                    Terri Vale, Missy Allen, Erika Schultz, Cyndi Szymanowski 

Preschool           Godly Play                                       Julie McAuley, Jamie Allen             9:30 Downstairs




Book of Jeremiah


Reading the Old Testament is sometimes hard for me.  I much prefer the love and salvation of Jesus in the New Testament and it’s guidance for my daily life.  But in the Old Testament the promise of salvation through Jesus is already being promised, and there is much promise and hope there---“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” 


We are going to look at the book of Jeremiah in a study Sunday mornings at 9:15am, starting on Feb. 4.  It is a 12 week study and we will meet in the blue room downstairs and to the right.  Follow the signs.  There is a study book available, if you want it for $6.  A sample is in the coffee area. If you can’t come every week, that is no problem, come when you can. If you have any questions, please ask me. Thanks!   Ann Neckers 392-4509 


Monday Night Women's Bible Study


What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like.

The Sermon on the Mount helps group members learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven through a 9-week study led by Jen Wilkin.

Please prayerfully consider joining the Monday Night Ladies Bible Study beginning Jan 15, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Park UMC Library. Notify Shari Cooney (725-8332) or the church office (725-4105) to reserve your workbook ($15) by January 7th.



Daily Readings

Love!  Love!  Love!  During February we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day of expressing love to one another.  This February let’s celebrate what God has to say about love.  We’ll be providing a list of 29 scriptures that you can write out just as you did with the verses of thanksgiving in November.  This exercise will provide a great focus for how God loves us and how He expects us to love.  Notebooks will be available in case you filled your thanksgiving notebook.  “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”  1 John 4:7

                                                                             ~ your Accountability chairperson, Cheryl Davis



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. 


 Lenten Devotional


“This is Love – Acts of the Savior” is the title of our Lenten devotional this year.  Based on the Book

of Acts, we’ll focus on a summary of all Jesus did for us during his earthly ministry and how those first

Christians were driven to share the message of salvation in all they said and did.  Through these

scriptures, devotions, prayers, and reflection questions we pray that our hearts will be similarly stirred to

speak and live in such a way that shows the difference our Savior’s suffering, death and resurrection

makes in our lives.  These booklets will be available in the gathering area on February 4 and 11 so that

we’ll be ready to begin reading on Ash Wednesday, February 14.  “We believe that we will be saved

through the grace of the Lord Jesus.”  Acts 15:11

Reading Through the Bible in a Year


Does reading through the Bible next year seem like a great goal but an impossible task?  Maybe you tried last year but didn't quite make it because the plan you chose didn't work for you - don't give up. Maybe you need to try a different plan or just take a little longer with the plan you have.  Or maybe you want to get started this year for the very first time.  During December a variety of plans will be available in the fellowship area that can help guide you through the year on a daily basis.  You can choose to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation or chronologically as events happened or a reading from the Old Testament and the New Testament each day.  Or perhaps you would just like to read the New Testament - there's a schedule that will take you through it in 5 minutes a day for 5 days a week.  If you do your readings on your cell phone or tablet, you might check out a free app such as Bible from Life.Church. also found under Youversion.  Apps like this offer many ways to enhance your daily walk with God, such as daily devotionals and a variety of plans to read through the Bible in a year, including tracking your progress. Whatever method you choose, we pray that your time in the scriptures each day will bring you closer to God in the coming year.

                                                                                                 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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