Mar
29
8:00 AM08:00

East Flora Incentive Day

Next Friday, March 29th, we are sponsoring an Incentive Day Field Trip to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for the 3rd-5th grade students of East Flora Elementary School. This is a reward for the students who have met or exceeded the month's academic and behavioral benchmarks. If you would like to chaperone during this fun outing, let the office know!  Times listed are estimates. The office can give details. Thanks.

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Mar
29
8:00 AM08:00

East Flora Elementary School Incentive Day - 3rd - 5th grades

We are planning for TWO Incentive Day Celebrations in support of East Flora Elementary School, one for PK - 2nd grade on Thursday, February 28th, and one for 3rd-5th grade on Friday, March 29th. Incentive Days allow those students who have met the criteria for positive behavior and academic responsibility to enjoy a morning of celebration with music, food, games, crafts and fun!  We'll need lots of help. Contact Allison Jordan to add your name to our volunteer list.

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

Church-Wide Work Day

Wear old clothes, bring some gloves, and pitch in to help us spruce up our beautiful campus just in time for spring activities. We need your help to ensure our building and grounds continue to be a safe, welcoming, and inviting place for all! (Rain date will be the following Saturday, April 13th.)

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Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Family Fun Day

Not only is this ball rolling... it is quickly gaining speed! On Sunday afternoon, April 7th from 3-5 pm, we're hosting a Family Fun Day to engage our community! (Rain Date: April 14th) We are inviting children and families to visit our campus while it is set up with free games and activities to provide the whole family some old-fashioned outdoor fun. Our prayer is that through this outreach of hospitality, our community will ultimately feel welcome to come experience God's love and grace along the way with us. Want to learn more or sponsor a station? Contact Cynthia Gibbs. 

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Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

Annual Egg Hunt

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail...Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children through the 5th grade will be held April 14th during the Sunday School hour - complete with crafts, snacks, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny! Don't miss it!

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Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Vacation Bible School

ROAR! Life is Wild - and summer calendars fill up quickly - so be sure to save June 3rd - 6th, 9:00 - 11:30 am for Vacation Bible School here at Parkway Hills UMC. ROAR! is an epic adventure that allows kids to explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that will power them through this wild life. Watch for more details, and contact Cynthia Gibbs if you would like to help.

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Vacation Bible School

ROAR! Life is Wild - and summer calendars fill up quickly - so be sure to save June 3rd - 6th, 9:00 - 11:30 am for Vacation Bible School here at Parkway Hills UMC. ROAR! is an epic adventure that allows kids to explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that will power them through this wild life. Watch for more details, and contact Cynthia Gibbs if you would like to help.

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Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Vacation Bible School

ROAR! Life is Wild - and summer calendars fill up quickly - so be sure to save June 3rd - 6th, 9:00 - 11:30 am for Vacation Bible School here at Parkway Hills UMC. ROAR! is an epic adventure that allows kids to explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that will power them through this wild life. Watch for more details, and contact Cynthia Gibbs if you would like to help.

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Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Vacation Bible School

ROAR! Life is Wild - and summer calendars fill up quickly - so be sure to save June 3rd - 6th, 9:00 - 11:30 am for Vacation Bible School here at Parkway Hills UMC. ROAR! is an epic adventure that allows kids to explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that will power them through this wild life. Watch for more details, and contact Cynthia Gibbs if you would like to help.

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Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

Shrove Pancake Supper

Next Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm
Don your aprons and heat your griddles!  Everyone’s invited for large helpings of pancakes and fun. We need to feel the bond and blessings of community on the eve of Lent. We can use a few more griddles - drop them off in the church kitchen, or bring them with you Tuesday night. Plan to arrive a few minutes early in order to heat your griddles and show us your pancake flipping skills!

Note: No Wednesday night meal or activities next week due to Ash Wednesday. (We will have a Contemplative Service of Prayer and Song that day at both 7:15 am and 6:00 pm), We will not have a Wednesday night meal or activities the following week due to Spring Break. Plan to join us when dinners and programs resume on March 20th at 5:30 pm.

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Feb
28
8:00 AM08:00

East Flora Elementary School Incentive Day - PK - 2nd Grade

We are planning for TWO Incentive Day Celebrations in support of East Flora Elementary School, one for PK - 2nd grade on Thursday, February 28th, and one for 3rd-5th grade on Friday, March 29th. Incentive Days allow those students who have met the criteria for positive behavior and academic responsibility to enjoy a morning of celebration with music, food, games, crafts and fun!  We'll need lots of help. Contact Allison Jordan to add your name to our volunteer list.

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Feb
16
6:00 AM06:00

Road Trip!

Several members of the Men’s Group are planning a day trip to Tupelo to visit the Tupelo Auto Museum on Saturday, February 16th before it closes for good. This is not for men only, everyone is welcome!  There will never again be a chance to see all of these iconic cars under one roof. Contact John Reed for more information, including exact trip departure and return. (PS: You may want to plan to visit Elvis Presley's Birthplace while you are there - it is also fun for the whole family!)

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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Women Speak of God

Join us this Monday, February 4th at 6:30 pm. We will meet in Dawn's home to work through the series "A Grace-Full Life" by Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds. We’ll examine a Wesleyan understanding of grace for the common person. It’s a game changer! You may watch an introduction to the book by the authors HERE Mark your calendars for the rest of the series: February 11th, February 25th, March 4th and March 18th.

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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Women Speak of God

Our new study begins this Monday, January 28th at 6:30 pm. We will meet in Dawn's home to work through the series "A Grace-Full Life" by Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds. We’ll examine a Wesleyan understanding of grace for the common person. It’s a game changer! You may watch an introduction to the book by the authors HERE Mark your calendars for the entire series: January 28th, February 4th, 11th, 25th, March 4th and 18th.

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Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Night Dinners Resume

Join us on January 16thfor dinner at 5:30 pm, then stay for fellowship. MENU: Lemon pepper chicken, English peas, mac-n-cheese, salad, rolls, fruit, dessert, tea, water, or lemonade. Kid's Option: Pizza. Bunk Bed Building will commence right after dinner on the 16th. (About 6-ish) All other Wednesday Night Programs will begin the following weekJanuary 23rd.

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Nov
20
10:15 AM10:15

Grace Place Thanksgiving

Join us at Galloway UMC in Jackson to help serve a Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and marginalized on Tuesday, November 20th. We also will distribute the hand-knitted and crocheted hats we made this year, as well as some much needed socks!  Meet us here at the church by 10:15 am to carpool, or meet us at Galloway by 11:00 am. Contact Juliet Huam if you have any questions.

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Church-Wide Thanksgiving

Next Sunday, November 18th, we will gather together at 6:00 pm for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner! As always, the church will provide the turkey, gravy, dressing and cranberry sauce. You bring your favorite sides and desserts to share.

Let's take some time to name all we are grateful for among those for whom we are thankful!

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Oct
5
8:45 AM08:45

Read at East Flora

From 8:45-10:00 am on Friday, October 5th, a group from Parkway Hills will read "The Apple Pie Tree" with our youngest friends at East Flora Elementary School. We always ask questions and talk about new concepts and vocabulary words to improve reading readiness. Then, we teach a cute craft to help fine-tune small motor skills, and enjoy a tasty apple snack! If you would like to help with this ministry, contact  Allison Jordan.

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Oct
1
to Oct 29

Women of God Speak

On Mondays at 6:30 pm
October 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

All women are encouraged to meet in Dawn's home for this study of how God is revealed in scripture. Grow in your spiritual journey by exploring images of God such as light in darkness, water in desert, and guide in wilderness. Speaking of God with the richness of Biblical imagery will nurture and strengthen us, and help us understand the expansiveness of Christ's embrace. See you on Monday nights!

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Women Speak of God

A new, 5-week series begins this Monday, September 24th. All women are encouraged to meet in Dawn's home on Monday nights at 6:30 pm. This study of how God is revealed in scripture invites us to grow in our spiritual journey by exploring images of God such as light in darkness, water in desert, guide in wilderness, rock that gives birth... Our speaking of God with the richness of Biblical imagery will nurture and strengthen us, and help us understand the expansiveness of Christ's embrace. Join us!

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Sep
12
6:15 PM18:15

Wednesdsay Night Book Club

This is one book you don't want to miss. Join us this fall as we move through Kate Bowler's book, "Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved." We'll take it slowly, just a chapter a week; but feel free to simply show up for the discussion! Begins Wednesday, September 12th at 6:15 pm. Let us know if you would like us to order copy for you.  (Hardcover book is about $15, or you can download a kindle version for about $13.) Click HERE to hear Kate Bowler's interview with Terry Gross on "Fresh Air".  Still not sure? Listen to a few of Kate's podcasts HERE.

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Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Hope - 2018 Choir Christmas Music Presentation Rehearsals Begin

Hope! "A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen - the notion that what is wanted can be had, and that events will turn out for the best. Hope has always lifted the human heart. In Old Testament times, the beleaguered hoped for deliverance, the sick hoped for healing, and the Israelites hoped for freedom in a new and peaceful world. But during one moment in time, Hope took on a new meaning and we celebrate that moment each season of Christmas when Hope came as a gift from God.”

May 7, 2018 - not sure why I remember that date. Maybe because it seemed late this year; but on that day, my first batch of Christmas Music samples arrived! Then, in quick succession, I received many others from a variety of music publishing companies. Thus began my process of not only considering WHAT to sing for the 2018 Choir Christmas Music presentation, but also HOW to get all of you to join me to tell the story of Hope that Christmas brings to us each year!
Rehearsals for Christmas will begin this Sunday, September 9th at 5:30 pm in the Choir room. (2nd floor of the Education Building.) Come have a “taste” of the Adult Choir as a new small group to become involved with for a season - no need to commit past Christmas. I know you will enjoy preparing to share the Christmas story through the ministry of music, and we would love to add your voice to our celebration. All are welcome! - Philip

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Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

A Year of Welcome and Invitation: Welcoming Those with whom we Disagree

We will continue to think about how welcome and invitation are part of our story and who we are to be as disciples of Jesus Christ. As we make this journey together, continually carry these two questions with you: "Am I a welcoming presence?" and, "Who am I inviting?

September 9th: Welcoming Those with whom we Disagree:1 Peter 3:8-9

 

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Sep
2
8:30 AM08:30

A Year of Welcome and Invitation: Welcome as Paying Attention

We will continue to think about how welcome and invitation are part of our story and who we are to be as disciples of Jesus Christ. As we make this journey together, continually carry these two questions with you: "Am I a welcoming presence?" and, "Who am I inviting?

September 2th: Welcome as Paying Attention: Genesis 28:10-22

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

September's Communion Offering to fund East Flora Support

September's Communion Offering will fund East Flora Support throughout the coming year. This year, along with supplying weekly backpacks of food for hungry students, (already fully funded for this school year - THANK YOU!), we are sponsoring a reading incentive program for the 5th grade as well as awards and an Incentive Day to encourage reading in the lower grades. Our work with the preschool class continues as well. Let Allison Jordan know if you would like to help with the quarterly reading and craft program. First program is scheduled for Friday, October 5th from 9-10 am.

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Theology on Tap Begins

Join us for Theology on Tap when we resume our monthly meetings this Tuesday, August 28th. (Go ahead and mark your calendars- going forward we will meet at 6:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month!) This month's guest will be Rev. Dr. James A.  Holowach, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Jackson. Jim holds degrees in the sciences from the University of California and University of Mississippi, practicing medicine for fifteen years before going to seminary. This should be a very interesting conversation; we always learn a lot from our guest and from each other! Hope you'll join us next Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Musgrove's Home.

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Aug
26
9:45 AM09:45

Playground Planning Committee

There will be a brief meeting this Sunday, August 26th at 9:45 am in The Parlor to begin brainstorming and collecting ideas for a new playground! Our goal is to create a space that is safe and welcoming to all. If you would like to be a part of this planning process, (even if you can't attend this first meeting), send your contact information to Lindsey Norris

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