March 24, 2019
HEARTFELT THANKS – Thank you for all the prayers and cards when I had my hip surgery. A special prayer of thanks to Dr. Dammann, my surgeon. He is a great witness for Jesus. ~ Ramona Kryder
SPRINGHILL DAY CAMP - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This will be the BEST week of your child's summer! Park Hills Church is hosting SpringHill July 29th – Aug 2nd this summer for kids who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. The week will be full of fun, friendship, mentor relationships, character development and spiritual investment to help your child grow in their faith. Be thinking now about who you should tell about SpringHill. Visit parkhillskids.com to register today! Scholarships are available, please contact Merri at
- Our church family extends an invite to campers in the community that would not be able to get to camp due to cost. If you can help, please drop a special gift of any amountinto the offering plate MARKED SPRINGHILL to sponsor a camper. (A full week of camp is $199). Thank you for considering helping in this way. THANK YOU for praying for young hearts to receive the good news and to establish a lifestyle of following Christ.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER - EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE - Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches and professionals to better serve children. All those who love and serve families are invited. The content is ideal for adoptive and foster families, those considering adoption or foster care, Safe Families, those who are serving and supporting others, social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors and therapists. Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention methods, developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, to help bring attachment and connection in families. $20 per individual/$30 per couple (includes childcare, snacks, materials and lunch). Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. SPECIAL DISCOUNT for any SAFE FAMILIES or Children's Ministries volunteers, $10 per individual/$15 per couple. Register NOW at http://parkhillsefc.org/featured-events.
HOPE MINISTRY – Looking to make a difference but haven't found a niche yet? Please consider joining HOPE Ministry. HOPE provides basic household items to those in need and helps them spiritually by encouraging and sharing the Gospel. There are a variety of roles involved in this ministry. If you are not able to lift or move items, don't despair, maybe your gift is listening, sharing and encouraging. Likewise, if you are the quiet muscular type and would like to help physically but don't feel comfortable talking, we could use you too. All ages and abilities are welcome. Our only requirement is a desire to help and to give God the glory. For more information, contact Dave Lawrence at 815/616-7708 or or Pastor Rich in the church office. Our next meeting will be Monday, April 9th, at 6:30 pm in Room 202.
EASTER SERVICES: Sunday, April 21 – 8:45 & 10:30 am – No Monday Night Church
GUATEMALA TRIP - Our students and some of our leaders will be heading to Sumpango, Guatemala for a work/mission trip that focuses on helping build a church while serving an HIV/AIDS camp in the local village. We would love for you to join us in prayer support and consider us for financial support! The Welcome Center has support letters available if you choose to take one, just follow the instructions within to join our team. If you'd rather pray for us, please grab one of the prayer sheets near the envelopes - you will find a list of those going and some basic prayer requests to get you started. Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE! The 2019 Pilgrim’s Progress (animated) movie night will be Sunday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. More details coming, stay tuned!
MEAL MINISTRY – If you would be willing to make a meal for someone recovering from an illness or surgery, please contact Wendy 815/541-5204 or Charmaine 815/821-5211.
FACC is asking for donations of cereal for the month of March. Donations may be left in Lobby bin.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG EVERY THURSDAY! Head on over to our app or website to check out a new blog! We publish these pieces to help you continue to think through the topics we explore during services. We pray that these blogs will help you think more deeply about Scripture and grow closer to God.
FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE (FCN) – FCN’s will be doing free blood pressure screenings, TODAY, Sunday, March 24th between services (9:45 – 10:30 am) in the Music Room Annex.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Serving is just one way we respond to God’s love for us. It’s essential in growing your faith and investing in God’s Kingdom. There are many ways to get involved at Park Hills. Contact the church office or click in the app “How to Serve at Park Hills”. We look forward to serving with you soon.
GET CONNECTED! If you are new to our church, have an address or phone number change, have a prayer concern, or would like more information about Park Hills, please fill out one of the connect cards found in the chair pockets and drop it in the offering plate or at the Welcome Center.
READING PLANS ARE AVAILABLE at the Welcome Center/www.parkhillsefc.org/and the church app.
DID YOU KNOW? – You can view and/or listen to the weekly sermons on our PH mobile app (parkhillschurch) and website (www.parkhillschurch.com). You can also download a copy to your computer or mobile device for listening offline! You will also find the Sermon Based Small Group Questions (SBSG) and the weekly bulletin in electronic form on the mobile app each Sunday morning.
ALLELUIA QUARTET will be in-concert at Cedarville Emmanuel Church, Sunday, March 31st at 6:00 pm. This quartet has been presenting its unique style of harmony for more than thirty years. Their music includes traditional, contemporary, gospel, country Christian and inspirational songs.
MIDWEEEK OPTIONS FOR ADULTS:
- MENS’ JAVA TUESDAY meets in the Café at 7:30 am, come join us for coffee & donuts.
- TUESDAY MORNING MOMS’ BIBLE STUDY meets in the Music Room from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Childcare is provided. We are studying Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin. Please contact Nicole Libby 815/291-6497 with questions.
- WEDNESDAY MORNING LADIES BIBLE STUDY meets from 9:30 – 11:00 am in Room 202, studying the Gospel of John. All women and their friends are invited to participate.
- FRIDAY EVENING SINGLE LADIES SMALL GROUP meets at 6:00 pm, in the Elevator Room. We are studying IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY by Lysa Terkeurst. Please contact Carol Mehlhausen 815/291-9478 with questions.
Knowing, Loving, Following, Jesus Together
PARK HILLS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 2525 W STEPHENSON ST - FREEPORT, IL 61032 815-232-6159
Office Hours: M-Th 9 am - 4 pm & Fri 9 am - 12 pm