THE NEWSLETTER    Vol 53, No. 52                                December 30, 2020
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Sunday School starts at 9:30 In-person and via Zoom
  Sunday worship starts at 11:00 AM In-person and on Facebook Live


Office will be closed on Friday!

Farewell Rev. Laura Neely Villarreal 
We will not be hosting a reception for Laura due to the need to social distance. If you would like to send her a card or letter, please send to the church office at 3707 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi TX 78411. December 31st will be her last day. 



Parkway has benefited from Laura's ministry with us in many ways. She broadened the mission engagement of the entire church as well as focusing our Youth ministry on mission. She led 
Youth Mission trips to San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Mobile, AL. Along with Martha DeCou, she 
re-engaged us in hands-on international mission in Guatemala through Tree 4 Hope and the Miguel Magone orphanage, and led two mission trips to Guatemala.
Laura has played a key role in engaging the families of our children and youth in the ministry
of the church, and creating new educational opportunities for all ages.
Laura has taken our youth to the Mid-Winter Retreat at Mo Ranch and has been a retreat leader at Montreat. She served on the Leadership Team for the Women's Retreat at Mo-Ranch.
Laura has served Mission Presbytery on the Church Development Committee, the Commission
on Ministries, and chaired the Presbytery Examinations Committee. She has served as the Moderator for Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas and First Presbyterian Church in Rockport. Laura has filled the pulpit for many of our neighboring churches of various denominations.

Pictures From Our Drive Thru Advent Event

A Huge Thank You
Your extreme generosity will definitely brighten Christmas for the PCHAS youth in Corpus Christi. Sophia Montemayor has worked very hard to give us a list of the needs and wants of her young clients and will distribute your gifts to the kids for whom you shopped. Also, the generous monetary donations helped buy gifts for the few clients who did not have a sponsor from Parkway. The Mission Outreach Committee wants the congregation to know how much your participation in the Gingerbread Project is appreciated, whether you sponsored a child or made a monetary donation. Have a Merry Christmas!
A Note From Marian Farmer

Thank you - A BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in preparing and presenting the Christmas Eve Services. You made Christmas very special.

2020 Donations 
For income tax purposes, 2020 donations must be received or postmarked on or before December 31. If you are dropping off a check, the church office will be open until 1:00 on December 31. 

If you have any questions please contact our bookkeeper, Sue Jackson at

It's time to start signing up for the 2021 flowers. We are using Sign Up Genius this year. I will print out an updated list for those who wish to sign up in person on Sunday morning. Click here to sign up.
Online Order of Worship
We are posting the Online Order of Worship on Facebook, as well as emailing it via Constant Contact.  It is posted on Fridays,  Saturdays (around 6:00 am) and Sundays (at 10:00 am.) 
January 3  --  January 9

Sunday  -- Communion
 9:30  Sunday School In-person 
             and Zoom  
11:00  In-person and Online Worship 
 12:00 Member Care Committee 

  5:30 Events and Fellowship

  9:30 Staff Meeting 
12:00 WOW Bible Study via ZOOM

 7:00 Handbell Rehearsal


Connie Tamez has served Parkway for 27 years!
Current Projects

Other (then click memo for more options which include: Flower Fund, Memorial Giving, Guatemala Trip, Coastal Bend Food Bank etc.)  

* Don't see the fund you want to support? Call or email Sue and she will gladly help you.

Poyner Evening Circle ZOOM Schedule for 2020-2021

Currently meeting via Zoom which is very safe, convenient, and frequent!  Please contact Barbara Leal for the meeting link at 361-992-9116 or email.


January 10Horizons Lesson 4
January 24

Loaves and Fishes (Metro Ministries)
Loaves & Fishes is a free cafeteria that serves nutritious dine-in meals for the homeless, poor, working poor, disabled, and elderly. This program provides lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Parkway has committed to serving in the soup kitchen every Friday, from 4:45 to 6 pm. A food handler's permit is required and quite easy to obtain. 

All Parkway shifts have been cancelled until further notice. 

Still want to volunteer? Please call Loaves & Fishes at  887-0151, Ext. 242. to let them know you are coming.
Prayer Concerns
If you would like to place a prayer concern onto the prayer chain, please call or text Karen Wesson at 361-815-2099, or send an e-mail to If you are not currently receiving the prayer chain emails (or your email address has changed) and wish to participate in lifting up concerns of the congregation, you may add yourself to the distribution list by going to your Realm account at
Judy Forbes
June BakerDallas Marek Billie Franklin
Elizabeth FalkDick McCrackenTom Kimes
Don Liljestrand 
Wanda Sorrell
Roy Salziger
John Piatt
Ray Cross
Jeri Johnstone
Bill and Barbara Jue
 Dave Houseman, son of Dottie Swinger
Family of Mel Allen

Educational Opportunities
Grades K-2nd In-person and via Zoom. Please contact Nancy Graves
Grades 3rd-5th In-person and via Zoom. Please contact Katie Hoover
      or Isla Schuchs Carr.
Youth meet via Zoom. Please contact Allen Mosiman, Rob Durham or 
      Lou Lambiotte.
Adult meet in-person and via Zoom. Please contact David Williamson
Wednesday Night Discussion Group meet via Zoom. Please contact
      Allen Mosiman.
WOW meet via Zoom. Please contact Nancy Graves.