Welcome to Parkview Baptist Church!
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We’ve Been Hit!
On Tuesday, 23 July, the church building was struck by lightning. Our telephones, internal network, and internet connection, as well as other pieces of equipment were all damaged or disrupted. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused anyone. Please call or visit us again if you tried to contact us during the last week and received no answer. All our phones and computers are working again!
Praying with Purpose: 31 Days with Jesus
Over the next 31 days we will focus our attention on Jesus – who He is and His impact on our lives and the life of our church. You are encouraged to use a notebook or journal to record what God shows you. On some days you will be asked to write down a scripture, quote, or thought of your choosing on an index card to give to someone with whom you come in contact (school, work, shopping, etc.). This will hopefully encourage them and open the door for sharing Jesus. For those who can, we will meet at 4:30 on Wednesdays and Sundays starting August 7 in the Smith SS room to pray together for God’s working in our lives and the life of our church. There is power in prayer only because of the power of the God to whom we pray. Thanks for being a part of this journey. Get ready for great things!
Here’s the Sunday bulletin for August 25, 2019.
All bulletins from the last month have been restored.
Looking for a previous week’s bulletin? Visit our library.
Please join us this Sunday
Sunday School begins at 9:00 AM, and the morning Worship service starts at 10:15 AM. Come early and join us for a cup of coffee in the reception area by the church office. Our greeters will make you feel welcome and can direct you to the sanctuary or the Sunday School class of your choice. We also invite you to attend our evening worship service at 6:00 PM every Sunday.
Parkview Christian School Open-Enrollment
Registration for pres-school, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 5 is now open to all current and prospective students. Call the school office at 334-687-4449 or visit their website for details and registration forms. Seats are limited in each class, so enroll now!
Online web streaming is down
Our live stream equipment was destroyed by the recent lightning strike. Replacements have been ordered and will arrive soon. Until then, please visit the Worship Service archive of past sermons on our YouTube channel. Just search for ‘ParkviewLive’.
UPDATE: We should have the live stream running again on Sunday, 18 August. We received the replacement part from the supplier this week; unfortunately, it was the wrong one. The correct part is on its way.
Children Hemmed in Prayer
These girls from Uganda visit the US almost every year, singing in churches to encourage support for the children’s ministries conducted in that African country. Here they are seen modeling some of the clothes sewn by our wonderful Parkview ladies as part of the “Children Hemmed in Prayer” effort. Read more about this program after the photo below.
Since 2005, Parkview ladies (and a few men) have participated in a ministry to send shorts, dresses, and other clothing items to needy children around the world. It began as part of the Children Hemmed in Prayer program pioneered by Mary Beth Turberville of Phenix City, AL.
Mary Beth is nurse who would go for several weeks each year as a medical missionary, showing God’s love to the people of Central America through the healing arts. She would also take clothing items for the children she encountered in these countries. You can find out more about her at this website.
The Parkview effort originally began as a participant with Mary Beth, but later started working independently to supply children’s clothing items for missionaries from our church and the Baptist association.
The items are made from rolls of cloth or recycled clothing, cut out and sewn by hand with love and prayer. Right now there is a need for tee shirts to go with the shorts and skirts that have been made. If you feel led to contribute, please speak with Ms. Faye Watford about sizes and other issues before you donate.
The group meets one Thursday each month at 9:00 AM in the Youth Center to continue this worthy cause. Keep an eye on the Sunday bulletin for the next date – they would love to have you join!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Looking for a new school for your child? Consider Parkview!
Parkview Christian School provides a Christ-centric private education at the preschool (ages 2-4), kindergarten, and elementary grades 1 through 4 at a price below all other regional private schools.
Also – Grade 5 classes begin Aug 2019!
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