A Note from Pastor Jim
I hope the vision of our church is seeping into your heart and mind more and more as the weeks and months go by. As Jesus gave His life for us, we give our lives for others in our community and world. Jesus mission was to give His life for us to save us from sin and death once and for all. When we are in Christ, our mission is simply an extension of His. We announce and make visible the reality of what Jesus has done in us, what He is doing in us today and what we know He will do for all of those who are in Him one day.

We believe that we live out that vision in three simple ways: LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. LOVE NOW.
 
That means sharing the Gospel in word and deed personally in all kinds of ways in all of our different individual contexts. It also means doing so together, locally and throughout the world.

Every October we turn our attention to highlighting some of the ways we share together when we talk about Faith Promise. Through our Faith Promise projects, we help to fund the work of missionaries in different parts of the world. We work to educate and train new leaders for local churches. We help confront sex trafficking in the US and globally. We aid refugees who live in crisis. We help pregnant mothers, women and children escaping violence and so much more.

Next Sunday, October 6 th , we are inviting you to the Faith Promise experience from 6-7 pm. There you will hear all about what God is doing through these important projects. Not only that, you will get to hear firsthand from Kara Junck, one of our missionaries in Western Europe. In addition, you will hear from some of our own family who are heading to England for the first time in about a month and others who have been faithful to work with Community Pregnancy Center of Pasadena. As a special treat, you will even get to sample some foods from around the world to get a “taste” of life there. It’s a night you won’t want to miss!

Then, on Sunday October 13 th , we will come together as a church faithfully and prayerfully ready to “promise” our support for these important projects. While we obediently tithe to support our church’s ministry, we also partner together and trust God to provide us with the extra resources for be a part of His mission around the world. How? 
·         Some intentionally give up something to have extra money to “promise.”
·         Some “promise” to give out of unexpected money like tax returns and gifts. 
·         Some “promise” out of the blessings God gives them of a raise or a bonus from work. 
·         Others simply “promise” by adjusting their budgets to make this commitment.
 
Make no mistake, this isn’t a pledge or a bill, but a “faith promise” to share in these projects as God guides you. Then you simply give as He provides.

I hope you are as excited as I am to be a part of God’s work far beyond our walls.

May God bless all of us and make us generous and ready to share!  

Pastor Jim
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News & Events
IMPACT Summer Send-Off
Saturday, September 28 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy the end of summer as we head to the Choates' house in Galveston for a day of games, swimming, and barbecue. This event is totally free and for anyone in 6th - 12th grade, so feel free to bring a friend with you! We will meet at the church at 10 a.m. to carpool over together and return around 4 p.m. We will be swimming in a canal so inexperienced swimmers need to bring a life jacket. Click the button below to register.

Questions? Contact Pastor Andrew at awalker@parkgate.org.
ESL Participant Registration
Monday, September 30 • 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Registration for our fall session will take place Monday, September 30 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for the book.
For more information, contact Frankie Duenes at 832-603-2588.




 
Habitat for Humanity Work Day
Saturday, October 5 •
Calling All Laborers . . . Our church is leading a crew to work on the Habitat house being built for our very own  Jackson family. We need 10 people to work on painting, siding and insulation jobs that day. We'll also provide lunch for everyone (20 people) too. Contact the church office to join the work crew or to provide sandwich trays, chips, cookies and bottled water. 
 
Faith Promise Experience
Sunday, October 6 • 6-7 p.m.
Please join us for this unique Faith Promise event in which you will hear from some of our Global Missions partners. You will have the opportunity to learn how you can support these partners financially and serve on the local and global mission fields, as well. Come and enjoy tasty global treats while you hear about the impact Parkgate’s generosity is having all around the world.
 
Family Fall Fest: Trunk Hosts Needed!
Sunday, October 27
Save the date for our Family Fall Fest, happening October 27 from 4 - 6 p.m. This annual tradition at Parkgate is free fun for the whole family, with games, a bounce house, a rock wall, face painting, Trunk-n-Treat, a costume contest, and more! Sign up to host a trunk at Trunk-n-Treat below and look for even more ways you can contribute to this exciting event in the weeks ahead. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
October Birthdays
1 Babs Locklear; Lisa Frissinger; Zachary Axtell • 3 Jacob Montoya • 4 Mike Aschenbrener; Jill Wiess; Janet Duncan • 6 Angela Alvarez • 8 Michael Pinney • 8 Jane Walker • 9 Ashley Thomas; Rachel Mendoza 10 Newton Ward; Sandra Shaffer; Frankie Duenes • 11 Molly Pinney • 12 Luke Nawrot; Megan Nawrot • 15 Lisa Heacock; Fernando Pacheco, Jr. • 16 Sylvia Locklear • 19 Claudia Votaw; Paul Heacock 20 Kylin Manning • 21 Nicholas Cuellar; Jean Burns 23 Brad Barnes; Susan Thomas • 24 George Rehbein; Jesse Serna; Toni Bowdoin • 25 Shirley DeLozier; Marie Mears • 27 Craig Hackney• 29 Liz Hicks • 30 Mike Gonzalez
September Anniversaries
5 David & Cheva Smith • 8 Craig & Rosie Hackney • 10 Phi & Kayla Thai • 13 David & Frankie Duenes • 21 Mike & Jenni Gonzalez • 24 Mike & Pam Aschenbrener • 29 Robert & Veronica Montalvo