"Invitation to Prepare"

We continue our journey through Advent together with an invitation to prepare. We are reading Enuma Okoro's book, "Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent". As we read and meditate, we are to ask ourselves, "What invitation do I need to receive from God this season?"

"Invitation to Seek"

We continue our journey through Advent together with an invitation to seek. Our waiting is active; we seek because we believe God has already begun a great work, God is already present, and we don't want to miss how God will continue to move! We are reading Enuma Okoro's book, "Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent". As we read and meditate, we are to ask ourselves, "What invitation do I need to receive from God this season?"

"Invitation to Wait"

We begin our Advent season with an invitation to wait.  We will journey together through a daily devotion from Enuma Okuro's book, "Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent". Spend some time in reflection over what invitation you need to receive from God this season, and join us in committing to worship these next 5 weeks where we may wait and seek as we sing, pray, and hear God's Word.

"This is Shared Ministry"

Today is Consecration Sunday at Parkway Hills UMC!  We wrap up the series on our core values by adding another important expectation to the list: Welcome, Grow, Serve, Celebrate, and GIVE!  We believe Christ calls us to give. Our tithes and offerings are a tangible sign of our desire to live wholly for God. They are an expression of gratitude, worship and praise. They demonstrate that we put God first in our lives. They are an investment in God's work through the church. And, without a doubt, they are pleasing to God.
Today's message provides many reasons why, as United Methodists, we delight in being a part of this shared ministry. We do best the things we do together!

"Celebrate"

We are in a time of exploring and intentionally growing into the core values of Parkway Hills UMC. Our fourth core value is "Celebrate". We believe God's grace and love are in us and all around us. They are the source of all our gifts. We will praise God in our worship, with all of our gifts, and through our stewardship of the beauty and the bounty of the earth.

"The Greatest Among You Will be Your Servant"

We are beginning a time of exploring and intentionally growing into the core values of Parkway Hills UMC. Our third core value is "Serve". We believe Christ calls us to serve. With the hearts of servants, we will nurture and care for those within and beyond our walls. We are the hands and voice of Christ.

"Where Two or More are Gathered"

We are beginning a time of exploring and intentionally growing into the core values of Parkway Hills UMC. Our second core value is "Grow". We believe Christ calls us to grow! Spiritual development is a lifelong journey - from cradle to grave. We will live to be more like Jesus and never stop growing into a deeper relationship with God.

"I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me"

We are beginning a time of exploring and intentionally growing into the core values of Parkway Hills UMC. Our first core value is "Welcome".  As people of the United Methodist Church, we will welcome each other and the strangers in our midst with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We are a community which values everyone and extends the love of Christ to all.

"Share Your Gentleness"

Rev. Philip Messner wraps up our series on Philippians today. We've been looking at how Paul's letter to the Philippians helps us understand koinonia. For Paul, koinonia finds its meaning in Christ, and is shaped by Christ's own story. What is the meaning of Christ's story for the life of the community and its members? How does Jesus help us create and sustain koinonia? We trust you have taken this opportunity to read this ancient letter in its entirety: looking for joy, and reflecting on what it says to us today as we continue the story of the church. We thank you for journeying with us through this time together as friends in Christ!

"This is Not a Spectator Sport"

  For the third week, we consider how Paul's letter to the Philippians helps us understand koinonia. For Paul, koinonia finds its meaning in Christ, and is shaped by Christ's own story. What is the meaning of Christ's story for the life of the community and its members? How does Jesus help us create and sustain koinonia? Take this opportunity to read this ancient letter in its entirety and reflect on what it says to us today as we continue the story of the church. Blessings as we journey through this time together as friends in Christ!

"We Have to be Full to be Emptied"

  We continue to look at how Paul's letter to the Philippians helps us understand koinonia. For Paul, koinonia finds its meaning in Christ, and is shaped by Christ's own story. What is the meaning of Christ's story for the life of the community and its members? How does Jesus help us create and sustain koinonia? Take this opportunity to read this ancient letter in its entirety and reflect on what it says to us today as we continue the story of the church. Blessings as we journey through this time together as friends in Christ!

"A People Set Apart"

Today, we begin to look at how Paul's letter to the Philippians helps us understand koinonia. For Paul, koinonia finds its meaning in Christ, and is shaped by Christ's own story. What is the meaning of Christ's story for the life of the community and its members? How does Jesus help us create and sustain koinonia? Take this opportunity to read this ancient letter in its entirety and reflect on what it says to us today as we continue the story of the church. Blessings as we journey through this time together as friends in Christ!

"Miracle of Reconciliation"

For the last 6 weeks, Rev. Dawn Douglas Flowers has preached from stories found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-18.  What makes a miracle a miracle?  How does one even define miracle?  Do you believe in miracles?  Today's message, the sixth and final in the series, comes from Matthew 18:15-20.  Thank you for journeying through these stories with us to "Rethink Miracles"!

Miracle of Discipleship"

For 6 weeks, Rev. Dawn Douglas Flowers will preach from stories found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-18.  What makes a miracle a miracle?  How does one even define miracle?  Do you believe in miracles?  Today's message, the fifth in the series, comes from Matthew 16:21-28.  We look forward to journeying through these stories with you as we all "Rethink Miracles"!

"Miracle of Faith"

For 6 weeks, Rev. Dawn Douglas Flowers will preach from stories found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-18.  What makes a miracle a miracle?  How does one even define miracle?  Do you believe in miracles?  Today's message, the fourth in the series, comes from Matthew 16:13-20.  We look forward to journeying through these stories with you as we all "Rethink Miracles"!

"Miracle of Humility"

For 6 weeks, Rev. Dawn Douglas Flowers will preach from stories found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-18.  What makes a miracle a miracle?  How does one even define miracle?  Do you believe in miracles?  Today's timely message, the third in the series, comes from Matthew 15:21-28.  We look forward to journeying through these stories with you as we all "Rethink Miracles"!

2017-08-13, "Miracle of Failure"

For 6 weeks, Rev. Dawn Douglas Flowers will preach from stories found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-18.  What makes a miracle a miracle?  How does one even define miracle?  Do you believe in miracles?  Today's message, the second in the series, comes from Matthew 14:22-33.  We look forward to journeying through these stories with you as we all "Rethink Miracles"!

2017-08-06 "Miracle of Multiplication"

For 6 weeks, Rev. Dawn Douglas Flowers will preach from stories found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 14-18.  What makes a miracle a miracle?  How does one even define miracle?  Do you believe in miracles?  Today's message, the first in the series, comes from Matthew 14:13-21.  We look forward to journeying through these stories with you as we all "Rethink Miracles"!