Upcoming December Events

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!

To view more information on Advent click here.


Devotional

This last Tuesday as a staff team we went around the Zoom chat room and answered this question “what are you hopeful for?” What I consistently heard was a hopefulness that Jesus would break into our neighborhoods and become real to our neighbors. That we could start to build relationships with our immediate neighbors and have a boldness to share the Gospel with them. We were all hopeful that we could bring hope, love, and freedom into their lives. It wasn’t until that Tuesday meeting that Christmas began to feel right again. This Christmas season hasn’t felt right to me. With the canceled Christmas parties, canceled trips, and canceled family gatherings, it felt like the spirit of Christmas was canceled as well. What I realized was that the spirit of Christmas is the story of Jesus stepping down from Heaven, becoming a baby, and bringing hope, love, and freedom to the world. 
There are three things I ask of you this week. 

  1. As a family or you can e-mail me (nick@theparksa.org), answer this question, “what are you hopeful for?”
  2. Celebrate this Christmas (responsibly). We can celebrate that Jesus was born 2000 years ago!
  3. For the year 2021, let us see our neighbors the way Christ sees them. Be active in your neighborhood; you never know when God will invite you to be bold and share the Good News. 

Merry Christmas!

~Nick Smith


In-Person Service Registration

You can register to join in-person this Sunday, December 20th, at Aggie Park at 10am by clicking here. 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 and YouTube. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

Christmas Eve Service Information

Our Christmas Eve service will be at Aggie Park at 5 PM. It will also be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Join us early at 4:30 PM for a time of community with coffee, hot chocolate and a family photo opt. This will be an outdoor service only. We will have seating available, but feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets. This will be our last in-person service for the year. Click here to register.

December Children’s Advent Videos

Advent is a great time to focus your whole family in. Check out December’s Family Ministries Advent videos by clicking here!

Prayer Request

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 info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

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