The Voice | May Newsletter

Pastor's Ponderings
Pastor’s Ponderings
 
Church Family,
2021 continues to be the year of new beginnings. As the pandemic continues to move to our rear-view mirror, the road ahead becomes clearer and more exciting. Our Sunday gatherings and our community ministries are getting back to what they were before the pandemic, yet there is a new spirit of unity and expectancy of what God is going to do.
May is such an exciting month in the life of our church. Along with the excitement we experience each week through our Sunday School and Worship gatherings, we have some special things to look forward to…
OUR SCHEDULE CHANGE- Beginning May 2 our schedule changes to allow for 2 Worship services and 1 hour of Sunday School. Whether you begin your Sunday at 8:30AM for Worship/Sunday School or you choose to begin your Sunday at 9:45AM for Sunday School/Worship, the opportunity to connect with the Lord and others who love Him too will help us grow in spirit, impact and numbers.
NEW MEMBERS- Sunday May 2 is our next edition of the NEW MEMBER CLASS that I will be leading from 9:45AM-11:45AM. Anyone considering joining should come to hear more about what membership at PARKSIDE is all about and how to join! 
EVANGELISM FOCUS- I am looking so forward to hearing RICHARD TAYLOR preach and then lead us in our WITNESSING WORKSHOP on May 2. The workshop (2:30-4:30PM) will train us in how to share the good news about Jesus to those God intends for you to share with. 
KIDS MINISTRY- Awana will finish up a great year of teaching kids the Bible and we will have a FAMILY DEDICATION of their kids on Mother’s Day, May 9th.
YOUTH MINISTRY- Our students will be finishing up their Wednesday Night THROWDOWN this month and we celebrate several students who became believers through this year’s ministry. Also, as our kids get ready for camp, you can help by coming to the BAKEOFF on May 2 at 4:30PM in the gym and making a generous donation to get students to YOUTH CAMP this summer. We will also be honoring our High School Seniors on May 16.
ADULTS- It is exciting to see our PACESETTERS back to regular meetings for our Senior Adults, and also exciting to see our two new YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL classes flourishing. If you have not found a Sunday School class that fits you, I invite you to consider joining my PASTOR’S CLASS that will begin on May 16th at 9:45AM in the Worship Center. Only folks not currently active in an adult Sunday School class are invited! 
There truly are ways for everyone to get plugged into opportunities to find and take your next step with God here at Parkside. Find yours and be faithful!
 
Privileged to be your Pastor,
Pastor Jeff
PREACHING CALENDAR FOR May
May 2nd: Taking It To the Streets
Special guest preacher Richard Taylor will be preaching in both services, as well as leading a “Taking It To the Streets” workshop, at 2:30 PM.
Preaching: Richard Taylor
May 9th - 23rd:
After God's Own Heart
King David is one of the most beloved characters of the Bible. He was not a perfect person, but we do know that the Bible says he had a heart that was “after God’s own heart.” Our next sermon series is called AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART and we will see what the Bible says about a WOMAN after God’s own heart on Mother’s Day, followed by a KID and a MAN after God’s own heart the next two week. As the hearts of women, kids and men become more like God’s heart, we will see ourselves, our families and our community change for the glory of God. Join us starting May 9 and invite your friends and family to come with you!
Upcoming Events | May
May 02
Our Schedule Is Changing THIS WEEK
As you may have heard, we’re changing the times of our services THIS WEEK, on May 2nd!
You can read more below, or click here to learn about what's changing, why it's changing, and how it will affect you
(including new class rooms)!
May 09
Family Dedication
We will be dedicating families and children this day. For more info click here.
May 16
Senior Recognition Day
We will be celebrating our Graduates this year. If you have a High School graduate, let Jason know
May 2nd
Our Schedule Is Changing This Week
We’re changing the times of our services beginning THIS WEEK, May 2nd!
You can check out our website to learn more about what's changing, why it's changing, and how it will affect you
(including new class rooms)!

8:30 AM Worship Service

9:45 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship Service
Livestream and K3 Worship will be available
during this time.
Taking It To the Streets
Special guest preacher Richard Taylor will be preaching in both services, as well as leading a “Taking It To the Streets” workshop this Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 PM.
Membership Class
This class will be held from 9:45-11:45 AM in the aerobics room, and free breakfast will be served to all that attend!
The Great Parkside Bakeoff
Are you ready for some amazing baked goods? Our annual Great Parkside Bakeoff is coming up! All proceeds go towards students tuition for our student camp this summer! The Bakeoff will take place on May 2nd at 4:30pm in the ROC, immediately following our "Taking It To the Streets" workshop.
LOOK WHAT GOD IS DOING
Esperanza's Baptism
This past Wednesday night, we had one of our own youth, Esperanza Velasquez show her profession of faith in the waters of baptism. After having a conversation with Jason about becoming a Christian, and choosing to follow Christ, she decided to get baptized the very next week!
We are so incredibly proud of Esperanza for her decision, and are excited to see what God has planned for her!
RECREATION OUTREACH CENTER
Position Opening
We have a Recreation Assistant position opening soon. As Recreation Assistant, you would provide part-time support and coordination for the ROC and recreation ministry. To inquire about applying, contact Ron Urban, and use the button below to find out more information about the position!
SENIOR ADULTS
Billy Kemp
Guest Singer and Musician
Pacesetter Program Night
May 8th, 6:00
We will be holding our potluck meal on this night! Please bring a meat, vegetable, salad, or dessert dish. Don't Miss the chance to hear the heart and musical talent of this member of our Parkside Worship Band.
Game Night
Friday, May 28th at 6:00 PM
Brown bag meal night!
Stop by your favorite fast food restaurant
and pick up a meal and drink
We can't wait to see you there!
STUDENT MINISTRY
Senior Recognition
May 16th, 2021
The end of the school year is coming up soon, and that means it's time to honor our graduating seniors. If you're graduating high school this year, get in touch with Jason so we can celebrate with you properly!
M3 Camp
July 14-20, 2021
Tuesday - Wednesday
Cost: $335 per student
Only 10 spots left for M3 Camp 2021. If your 7-12 grade student wants to experience an awesome camp in the beautiful mountains of Glorietta, NM, contact Jason ASAP, as spots are almost gone.
KIDZ MINISTRY
Family Dedication
Family Dedication is one of the first steps we take in partnering with parents. This shared time is a beautiful expression for parents to publicly declare their intention to raise their child in a God-centered home and with the people of Parkside, as we declare together that we will all play a part in the spiritual formation of a child's life.
If you’re interested in participating contact Kathy Lovell at Kathy@thepark.org
Mom's Inc.
Good News! Mom's Inc will be meeting on-campus in the ROC on Monday, May 3rd, from 7:00-8:30 PM. We look forward to seeing everyone very soon!!!
For more info check out thepark.org/kids
May 12th - Awards Night/Last Night
Vacation Bible School
This Summer's VBS is coming up faster than you might think! For the first time ever, we're hosting our VBS program in the evening from 6:00-8:00 PM.
The planned dates are from Monday, June 28th through Friday July 2nd. Keep watching for sign-up dates!

Sizzle and Stitch
Registration for Sizzle and Stitch 2021 is now OPEN! Use the button below to register now!
Budget Recap
Budget Receipts
Budget receipts for April 25, 2021: $ 9,291.80
Online receipts for April 19-25, 2021: $ 12,395.00  

Total budget needed Y-T-D 2021: $ 391,247.69
Total budget received Y-T-D 2021: $ 352,427.41
Total expenses paid Y-T-D 2021: $ 360,510.16
National Day of Prayer
National Day Of Prayer
Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Noon - 1:00PM
Thursday, May 6, Parkside will be hosting a noon prayer gathering for our city, as part of the National Day of Prayer. We will meet in the Worship Center, from Noon-1pm, and pray for our nation in regards to the seven centers of influence in America, including families, military, government, churches, education, media, and business. Gatherings at the same time will happen at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Park Avenue Church of Christ, here in Denison. We encourage you to join other believers at one of these prayer gatherings as we pray for our nation.
Prayer Ministry
Prayer Warriors Needed

Jack Galloway has requested help from any of Parkside's prayer warriors. If you would like to help pray with us, contact Jack Galloway
Online Sunday School Options
Joe Thedford's
Sunday School Class
Sundays @ 9:45 am
Meeting ID: 816 1676 0020
No passcode required
Jeff Walton's
Sunday School Class
Sundays @ 9:45 am
Meeting ID: 291 195 492
Passcode: PBCSS