Park Hills News

 

June 25 & 26, 2017

 HEARTFELT THANKS -

¨ Thank you to my Park Hills Church family for the prayer, calls and visits after my hip replacement surgery. A special THANK YOU to Pastor Larry for the visit and encouragement before surgery.       

GREET OUR NEW SUMMER INTERNS - You will be seeing Kayla Boll, Erica Hass, Sophia Dammann, Stephanie Breneisen, William Clark & Sam Wilks around the church this summer. They will be helping in many ways using their various talents!   ABOUT OUR INTERNS Erica Hass is starting her Masters at Liberty Christian University in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Counseling. She grew up in Freeport and previously studied Education at Trinity Western University. Kayla Boll is a senior at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, studying Music and Worship. Kayla grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sophia Dammann is a senior at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, she is majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in writing and publishing. Her family lives in Winnebago.  William Clark and Sam Wilks are both students at Highland Community College pursuing careers in Video/Graphic Arts. Stephanie Breneisen grew up in Freeport and in Frontline. She is majoring in Social Work and Pre - Law.

SPRINGHILL DAY CAMP - Your campers (completed Kindergarten through 5th grade) are invited for an AMAZING week of summer camp, right here at Park Hills Church! Camp week is July 31st - August 4th (Monday-Friday) from 9 am to 4 pm! Register NOW at www.parkhillskids.com. We want your kids to experience new things, make new friends, learn about God and create lifelong memories!

We wholeheartedly believe in camper scholarships and are hoping to raise support to send campers to camp. A full week of camp is $189. Please consider helping kids from our community get to camp. You may drop a gift in the offering (checks payable to Park Hills Church, note SpringHill in memo), or sponsor a camper online at www.parkhillskids.com. We pray this will be a life-changing week to fill campers with God's word.

We have a few roles that we would love you to consider. HELP SUPPORT SpringHill day camp JULY 31st-AUGUST 4th. Please join the fun! We are looking for help in these areas:

  • Activity Volunteers: aid the SpringHill team in running camp smoothly.
  • Counselor In Training (CIT): build relationships with campers and assist SpringHill counselors by working with the same group of campers for the entire week.
  • Host Homes: house 2-5 SpringHill staff members during the week of camp.
  • Lunch Preparation Volunteers: help each day of camp preparing food for SpringHill staff and church volunteers.
  • Medical Volunteers: help take care of the minor medical incidents that arise during camp.
  • Registration Volunteers: help us process registration quickly and efficiently.
  • Gathering Hosts: families who are willing to open their home on Tuesday or Thursday night for our staff to gather for worship, dinner and fun.

Let us know your area of interest by signing up at the Welcome Center or at www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps/locations/park-hills-church-freeport-il (click on Volunteer Opportunities Available!).

 EAST CAMPUS PRAYER SHEET - Please help us in praying for the upcoming launch of the East Campus. There are prayer sheets available at the Welcome Center to guide you in praying for this launch. Please take one and join us in seeking the Lord.

 WOMEN’S WEEKEND - Broken and Spilled Out, Fierce Lovers and Weary Warriors. Cedarville Emmanuel Church is hosting a Women’s Weekend, Friday, July 14, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm & Saturday, July 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Pick up more information at the Welcome Center. To register, call Cedarville Emmanuel Church at 815/563-4315 or email

SUNDAY MORNINGS for KIDS - Parents and families, following are your children's Sunday morning options, designed to give your children a deeper experience in God's word, no matter which service they attend.

  • 8:45 a.m. one combined nursery (ages birth through 3 years), staffed with volunteers who really love caring for your little ones.
  • 8:45 a.m. one combined class (ages 3 years through 5thgrade) that follows the same topic as the sermon to allow for families to have meaningful conversations throughout the week on what we are all learning.
  • 10:30 a.m. two age-appropriate nurseryoptions.  (Parents decide when it is suitable for their three-year-olds to move up to the next class).
  • 10:30 a.m. three age-appropriate (ages 3 years through 5th grade) classes, that make use of the                    entire service time. You are able to drop off your children with their teachers in their classrooms starting at 10:15 a.m.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Tri-County Christian School has open positions for teachers grades 1st, 5th, middle school/jr. high and music. More information can be found at the Welcome Center or by calling Tri-County at 815/233-1876.

CONNECT CARD - If you are new to our church, have an address or phone number change, have a prayer concern, or would like more information about Park Hills, please fill out one of the connect cards found in the chair pockets and drop it in the offering plate.  

DID YOU KNOW our website (www.Parkhillsefc.org) and our app (parkhillschurch) contain a video and audio copy of the weekly sermon? You will also find a copy of the latest Sermon Based Small Group (SBSG) questions on the website. Audio and video copies will be available each Tuesday afternoon.

 

READING PLANS ARE AVAILABLE at the Welcome Center, the church website (www.parkhillsefc.org) and the church app.

FACC (Freeport Area Church Cooperative) is asking for donations of canned fruit or fruit juice for June. Donations may be left in the bin in the lobby.  No more egg cartons or bags are needed. Thank you for your continued generosity!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES:

¨ RAY VANDER LAAN DVD SERIES ON THE HOLY LAND -  taught by Dale Miner & Bill Kuhlemeier, 9:00 - 10:00 am in the Library.

¨ ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE  -  taught by Gary Quinn, 10:00 - 11:15 am in the Chapel.

SUNDAY MORNINGS for KIDS - Parents and families, following are your children's Sunday morning options, designed to give your children a deeper experience in God's word, no matter which service they attend.

¨ 8:45 a.m. one combined nursery (ages birth through 3 years), staffed with volunteers who really love caring for your little ones.

¨ 8:45 a.m. one combined class (ages 3 years through 5th grade) that follows the same topic as the sermon to allow for families to have meaningful conversations throughout the week on what we are all learning.

¨ 10:30 a.m. two age-appropriate nursery options.  (Parents decide when it is suitable for their three-year-olds to move up to the next class).

¨ 10:30 a.m. three age-appropriate (ages 3 years through 5th grade) classes, that make use of the entire service time. You are able to drop off your children with their teachers in their classrooms starting at 10:15 a.m.

NEW TO PARK HILLS? - Stop by the Welcome Center for more information about our church! We would love to meet you!

MEAL MINISTRY - If you would be willing to make a meal for someone recovering from an illness or surgery, please contact Wendy—815/541-5204 or Charmaine—815/821-5211.

CHECK OUT MONDAY NIGHT CHURCH 6:30 pm in the Chapel!

“SECOND HALF” is a ministry at Park Hills composed of retired and semi-retired individuals who have a heart for serving within our church family.  The members of Second Half recognize their God-given talents and this ministry is one of the ways they continue to use those gifts.  In the short time of our existence, multiple projects have been completed with more being planned.  These opportunities have been a blessing to those who have worked together.  Please contact the church office with any questions about this ministry.

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PARK HILLS HAS A POLICY regarding the use of media and online material by the church. One of the most exciting things about the digital world is that we can share whatever is going on around us with our friends and family through social media and technology. However, we understand that some families may be uncomfortable with their child’s image or likeness being presented online or in church promotion. Should this be your family’s position, we have created an opt-out form that you can complete and submit. More details can be found on parkhillsefc.org | parkhillsyouth.com | parkhillskids.com.

DOWNLOAD THE CHURCH APP on any device!  Simply search Park Hills Church in the App Store, Google Play, or on Amazon and download the app!  The app is a great way to watch and listen to the sermons, follow the reading plan, and share with others what is going on at Park Hills!

SAFE FAMILIES for CHILDREN - When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support. For some parents, there isn’t a safety net. Without assistance, many of these families will find issues in their homes escalating to episodes of abuse and/or neglect with long lasting consequences for not only the child, but for our communities as well. Since 2005, Safe Families for Children has offered sanctuary to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. At Park Hills Church we want to help build a Freeport area safety net for children and families in crisis. 

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