Faith Development


Faith Development


Adults:  "Advent Study"  Pastor Eric   9:00 Library


Adults:  "Mere Christianity"  Ann Neckers   9:15 Downstairs



Men's Small Group

A Men's Small Group will meet the next 6 weeks on Wednesday nights beginning on November 1st

from 7:00-8:15p.m. in the church library. Facilitated by Pastor Eric, our focus will be on what it

means to sustain our Christian indentity and mentality in the workplace. 

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.


Advent Readings

As in past years we’ll be providing a devotional booklet to use during Advent.  This year we’ll be using the booklet entitled Advent:  A Calendar of Devotions from Donald K. McKim  In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the selections reflect the writings of the Protestant reformers.  Each day includes a passage of Scripture, a short devotion, and a closing prayer.  These booklets will be available in the gathering/fellowship area beginning on Sunday, November 19. 



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


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 


Thanksgiving is coming followed closely by Christmas hustle and bustle. In an effort to help you spend a little extra time in God’s word, we’re providing a 30 day Scripture writing plan around Bible verses expressing thanks to God.  On Sunday, October 29 you may pick up a list of 30 Scriptures and a notebook – they’ll be available in the gathering/fellowship area.  Each of the scriptures listed takes ten minutes or less to copy into the notebook.  Through the writing out of the scriptures we can commit to listening to God’s voice and thanking Him.  At the end of the 30 days you’ll have a wonderful Thanksgiving book that you can return to again and again when you need reminded of God’s presence in your life and your thankfulness for Him. 






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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