End of Year Giving
We are extremely grateful for the faithful financial gifts that you all have contributed in 2020 which have resourced us to join in (in new and creative ways this year!) what God is doing in our neighborhoods and city. In case you missed The Park’s Annual Report with highlights of what your giving has enabled us to do you can click here to view it. As we look to next year, we invite you to make an end of year gift to help seed the work of the Park going forward. There are three ways to do so.
• Drop your gift in the offering box located inside and outside at Aggie Park this Sunday
• Mail a check dated by December 31st to: P.O. Box 781669, SA TX 78278
• Give online by December 31st by clicking here.
We pray you all have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you in person or online this weekend!
Upcoming December Events
- 13th | Register to Attend at Aggie Park
- 19th | MacTerrace Women’s Christmas Gathering @ 7:30 – Register
- 20th | Register to Attend at Aggie Park
- 24th | Christmas Eve @5pm – Register to Attend Outside Candlelight Service
- 27th | No Service
To view more information on Advent click here.
I want to start this devotional with an apology. I’m sorry but I am about to say something extremely cheesy, (my dad jokes have amplified since this second kid was born). Jesus ends Matthew 5 with the famous instruction of “love your neighbor and love your enemies.” My first question isn’t “well who is my neighbor?” But my first question is Mr. Rodgers singing “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood. A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?” The more I read the Bible the more I see God’s heart for the marginalized and the poor in spirit. I see His graciousness, His mercy, and most importantly His perfect love for His people. As I abide in Him and His perfect love overflows my cup I can’t help but echo Mr. Rodgers words “Won’t you be my neighbor?” God’s love has pulled me out of my house, onto my driveway, and has created in me a love for my neighbors.
“Perfect Love is an external reality that we resist or submit to. Gravity pulls us downward. Love ultimately pulls us outward, towards others, toward the stranger, the widow, the foreigner, the poor, and most shockingly, toward our enemies.”
Dan White Jr.
I pray that as a church we are able to tell neighbor stories with one another. Stories of how God has used you to be a light in your neighborhood and reach those physically closest to you. I pray that 2021 will be a year of less division and a year filled with invitations to the marginalized and poor in spirit.
In-Person Service Information
Registration is open two weeks in advance to join in-person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.
December Advent Videos
Advent is a great time to focus your whole family in. Check out December’s Family Ministries Advent videos by clicking here!
Women’s Christmas Gathering
‘Tis the season to celebrate! Women of The Park, all ages and stages, are invited to join a fun Christmas gathering. Each parish will be holding outdoor Christmas gatherings during December. To find out more information and to register to attend, please click here.
Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email email@example.com.
If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.
Stay in Contact
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.