Our Plan For This Month
We are missing all of you and can’t wait until we can gather together again! In light of the changes starting this month we have made a plan for the rest of May. Click here to see our video response and plans moving forward.
In these strange times, we can be swept up into a frantic mindset of taking care of ourselves and hoarding things “just in case”. Over and again, Jesus tells His disciples not to worry and to operate out of a mindset of abundance which is a gift from our Heavenly Father. This gift allows us to give freely to those in need. Scarcity is driven by worry, striving and seeking earthly things. Abundance is fueled by trust in God, abiding and seeking His kingdom first. I love how Matthew records Jesus’ teaching in chapter 6,
25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? You of little faith! 31Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
It is in times of chaos and devastation that we need the church to operate out of a heart of abundance. Scarcity says it is every man for himself, whereas abundance draws us closer together and calls us to share all things in common. This is a constant inner struggle for me because fear causes me to only look out for me and my family. Will you join me in starting each day by seeking first the kingdom of God and asking Him to provide for what we need so that we can turn and be a blessing to others? This 5 minute video by the Bible Project has been incredibly helpful in summing up why we, as children of the most generous God, are empowered to be a lavishly giving people. Click here to view the video.
Family Ministries Zoom Meet Ups
We are enjoying our weekly Zoom meet ups with your kiddos! These fun, engaging video calls give us all a time to see friends and hear bible stories and play games! Click here to get meet up times and weekly curriculum.
Join an evening bible study via ZOOM. We are currently offering studies on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights at 8pm led by church pastors. For more details and to connect you can click here. We hope you’ll join us!
Sunday Nights @ 8pm – Deeper Dive in Proverbs led by Chris Nikkel
Tuesday Nights @ 8pm – Study Through Daniel led by Scott Austin
Thursday Nights @ 8pm – Spiritual Practices led by Mike DeFrees
You can learn how to use Zoom here.
Covid-19 Needs and Assistance
The Park is still gathering the needs of our community. We have created a way for you to request assistance. If you have a need you can click here.
If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.
Stay in Contact
If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at email@example.com