DECEMBER 17 & 18, 2017
On the third Sunday of Advent, we light the pink candle of joy! As the shepherds were filled with joy at the news of Jesus' birth, we rejoice for the good news that peace and joy come with accepting Him as Savior! Jesus brings joy - He makes friendships more than they were before and teaches families true love. We have joy for what He has done in us and we continue to look to His return with hope and preparation, imagining the joy we will feel on the day He arrives again!
FEELIN’ FROSTY MOTHER/DAUGHTER BRUNCH - mark your calendar for Saturday, January 20th, from 9:30-11:00 am, for delicious food, a winter craft, lots of laughter, door prizes, and entertainment. 160 tickets will be available for $5.00 each. (Girls 5 – 90 are welcomeJ) We will sell tickets in the lobby beginning Sunday, December 31, January 7 and 14.
CHRISTMAS INVITE CARDS are available at the Welcome Center. Take several and invite your friends or neighbors to one of our Christmas services.
PARK HILLS CHURCH CHRISTMAS 2017 - We are mindful that Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday presents a special holiday service schedule. Take note we will have no Sunday morning services on the 24th. Please join us Sunday evening for Christmas Eve services at 4:00 or 6:00 pm. We gather this night to celebrate the hope we have because of the birth of Jesus Christ! There will be NO CHILDREN or STUDENT MINISTRIES on Christmas Eve, ALL ages are encouraged to attend the service together. There will be special activity packets for children to pick up at the beginning of the service. (NO MONDAY NIGHT CHURCH DECEMBER 25th.)
CAN WE HELP YOU WITH TRANSPORTATION? – We are offering bus transportation to the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve service. Sign up at the Welcome Center today.
OUR DAILY BREAD 10 - DAY CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONALS are available at the Welcome Center.
TAKE NOTE! – ONE COMBINED SERVICE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31st, at 10:00 am – Please join us as we gather as a church family and joyfully witness the baptisms of our brothers and sisters. Baptism Sunday has a very celebratory tone, you don't want to miss it! There will not be adult or youth Sunday school on the 31st. Children's ministries will be offered for ages birth to 1st grade. No Monday Night Church on January 1st.
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available in the lobby, across from the café. If you don’t see a box there with your name on it please contact the office and we will provide you a set. If you wish to donate and not use envelopes a great option is online! www.parkhillschurch.com, click the Subsplash link at the top of the page.
SAVE THE DATE, NEW YEARS EVE DATE NIGHT! - Resist the temptation to be asleep by 10pm this New Year’s Eve! The marriage ministry team invites you and your spouse to an unforgettable date night with food, entertainment, and fun on December 31st from 8pm-midnight in the Chapel. Sign up for this great event at the Date Night table or online. There will be no childcare option for this event.
GREAT LAKES DISTRICT HURRICANE CRISIS TRIPS – EFCA regional superintendent, Daniel Grell is organizing and leading two district trips which individuals can join. The first trip will leave on Saturday, March 3rd, with a return on Saturday, March 10th. The team will travel to and assist with hurricane recovery in the Corpus Christi area alongside Bayshore Bible Church (EFCA). The second trip will leave on Saturday, April 28th, with a return on Saturday, May 5th. The team will travel to and assist with hurricane recovery in the Houston area. If you are interested in joining one of the GLD hurricane recovery trips alongside other individuals from churches across the GLD, please contact Daniel Grell at for further details.
FACC (Freeport Area Church Cooperative) is asking for donations of canned fruit and fruit juices for the month of December. Donations may be left in the bin in the Lobby. Thank you for your continued generosity!
The beautiful poinsettias adorning our worship center
this Christmas season were given as follows:
Gordy & Shelli Williams in memory of nephew, Leo Gerhe.
Larry & Karen Frey in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Frey and son, Bobby, and Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Kielsmeier and daughter, Jackie Madill.
Wayne & Cheryl Schofield in memory of Greg & Carolyn Schofield and Ruth & Don Robertson.
Quentin & Rachel Davis in memory of Emmerson & Norma Busker and Duane Davis.
Gary & Diane Hagemann in memory of Earl & Doris Mahon and LeRoy & Ester Hagemann.
Mary Jo Dalton in memory of Fred R. & Fern Franz Sr. and Fred R. Franz Jr.
Kathy Brenner & family in memory of the 20th anniversary of Claire Brenner’s homegoing on Decmember 24th.
Dorothy Voss & family in memory of Howard Voss.
Dewey Snyder in memory of Colleen Snyder.
Dick & Willie Weber in memory of our sons Jerry L. & Dennis J. Weber.
Ron & Alla Sorn in memory of Andrej & Helena Solowjow and Milton & Kate Sorn.
Lincoln & JoAnne Arnold in memory of Leon & Pat Arnold and Emerson & Helen Iske and Ron Iske.
Tom & Elaine Bauscher in memory of Del & Jane Bauscher and Marvin & Esther Abels.
Ken & Joyce Antoine, Curt & Julie Loghry, Nathan & Carson Antoine in memory of Aaron Antoine.
Van Smith in memory of Connie Smith.
Ted & Betty Schober in memory of Dave Schober.
Clarene Dorty & family in memory of Larry Dorty.
John & Terry Brooks and family in memory of our mothers, Patty Young and Mary Brooks.
Georgia Herman in memory of Rea Williams.
Gary, Mary Pat, Michael & Emma Gordon in memory of our son & brother, Justin.
Shirley McLeRoy, Sue & Jeff Hartman, Patti & Steve Rhode in memory of Mark McLeRoy.
Jeff & Sue Hartman in memory of Russ & Dorothy Hartman.
LaVonne Hartman, Jeff & Sue Hartman in memory of Jim Hartman.
Ruth Scovill in memory of parents, Wilbur & Lauretta Scovill.
David & Cheryl Graff in memory of our parents.
Jean Wubbena, Tim, Jolene, Austin & Kiley LeClere in memory of James Wubbena.
Dorothy Cox in memory of parents, Phil & Erma Fawver and David Cox.
Karen & Donna Kilker in memory of our parents, Glennes & Kathleen Kilker.
Stan & Myrna Buttel in memory of our son, Christopher Buttel, and parents, Russell & Jeanette Buttel and Calvin & Ruth Baumann.
Linda Spangler in memory of husband, Richard Spangler.
Hartog Family in memory of Jackson & Robert Hartog.
Nancy & Maurice Vorwald and Lori Vorwald in memory of Margaret & Don Halstead.
Nancy & Maurice Vorwald and Lori Vorwald in memory of Tim Vorwald.
Justin Bardell in memory of Laurie Floe.
The Leid Family in memory of Roger Leid.
Carol Mehlhausen in memory of Bill Mehlhausen.
Dale & Sue Kaney in memory of parents, Warren & Florence Kaney and William & Kathleen Jeffrey.
Kevin & Cathy Carpenter in memory of Randal Carpenter.
Bill & Gayle Lingle in honor of Bill & Tina Lingle & family.
Marilyn Nelson in honor of Carol Mehlhausen.
Craig & Christine Williams in honor of Dave & Duska Ruter and Bruce & Kathy Helm.
Carol Mehlhausen in honor of Georgia Herman, gardener extraordinaire.