Welcome to November! If you haven’t already, today is the last day to do early voting so beat the lines and cast your vote today. Also, Daylight Savings is this weekend so set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night!

With thankfulness being the emphasis of this month, I’m reminded of the freedom we have in this country to select our leaders. These verses also come to mind with regard to thankfulness:

Psalm 28:7The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Colossians 2:6-7  Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Here is the latest news around the Park:

Starting Point on 11/11/12: What is Starting Point? We do this meeting once a month and it is designed to be a time where you get to find out more about the Park; it’s history, vision, values, etc. It is also a time where you can come with questions and we hope to provide clarity. Most questions get answered through the material that we cover, but not always. So, whether you are new or have been coming for a while, I want to encourage you to join us right after service Sunday, November 11th, for Starting Point. Questions? Email chris@theparksa.org

Kids Dedication: If you are interested in dedicating your child, our next service will be November 11th during our regular Sunday morning church service. There’s a required class this Sunday, November 4 at 5 PM. Contact Jennifer for more details at jen@theparksa.org.

Undies/Socks drive with Christian Assistance Ministry: CAM is a local partner of the Park. CAM’s mission is to assist homeless and low-income families in San Antonio, Texas, with food, clothing, financial services and counseling. At the Park, we’ve decided to do a special Thanksgiving drive with them this year. On Sunday, November 18th, we will be collecting underwear and socks for all ages and sizes. We need you to bring these items on the 18th and let’s bless our community in a tangible way!

Online Giving: People tend to ask us how to give financially at the Park. Since we don’t pass a plate, you can drop your donation in the box as you come into the cafeteria on Sundays. Or, you can give online at www.theparksa.org. Thank you for giving financially! If you have questions email Chris at chris@theparksa.org.

Volunteering on Sundays: As our community continues to grow, there are always needs with regard to volunteering on Sundays. We ask people for a once-a-month commitment to reinforce the fact that your primary ministry exists outside of Sunday mornings. If we all take one Sunday per month, we can keep that focus alive. Interested to jump in on Sundays in Family Ministries or Set-Up/Take-down? Email Scott at scott@theparksa.org.

Romans Teaching Series: Check out Romans 11 for this coming Sunday. A great way to get more out of the message is to read before coming. So, read chapter 11 several times before Sunday. Go!


Staff Highlight:

At the Park, all of our staff people are bi-vocational and we want to support them in any way possible. So, we will be letting you know who these amazing people are and what they do. Help us spread the word on these folks!

Kyle Isenhower is one of the Co-Founders of the Park and also runs his own production business called Isenhower Productions. Kyle has created much of the content you see on Sundays and can usually be found by the sound board and computers. He is extremely talented, creative, and professional. He designed our current website which is amazing and easy to navigate.

If you haven’t met Kyle on a Sunday, you should change that this week!

Find out more about Kyle’s work at: http://www.isenhowerproductions.com/


Have a great weekend and we will see you at 10am at Huebner Elementary this Sunday!