Let's Get Together! We hope you're having a nice March so far...in like a lion, out like a lamb and all. We have some exciting in-person gatherings to let you know about in this month's video update, so make sure to watch the video above.
SEVEN THINGS TO KNOW:
We are here for you.
We know that this pandemic has been difficult for everyone, especially for you who might be suffering in silence, isolated at home, afraid, sad, or just confused. You might feel alone – and actually be alone – but don’t think you need to do this alone. We are here to help you. Reach out to us, because we want to come alongside you to walk in these difficult days with you.
Community Groups are great, especially now.
During the pandemic, we’re continuing to run our Community Groups – often virtually – as your opportunity to connect with others, find support, and grow closer to Jesus together. These are the backbone of Park Church, and if you’re not in one, you’re missing out. But don’t miss out. Join one today! Contact Matt Agresti with any questions, for more info, etc.
We have virtual worship gatherings each week, and in-person when we′re able!
Kids can still learn and grow closer to Jesus during this time.
We really miss seeing your Kids on Sunday mornings. There’s no doubt about it. But each week through our curriculum, we are happy to provide you the video lesson and worksheet for your child’s grade level for that week. They’re really great videos – kids love them! But they can’t see them unless you show it to them! The videos are linked on the main page for each Park @ Home episode.
You can always read the bible with us.
One thing we can all do even while we’re isolated at home is read the bible together. Join in our our yearly reading plan, read with us online (or on our app!), and check out our daily bible reflection videos from different members of the community. Even if you’ve never read the bible before, this is a great time for you to start. After all, God speaks to us through it!
Middle & High School Groups are still happening, as is MOPS.
Our Community Groups continue to operate during the pandemic, and so do our speciality groups. Middle School Group continues to run on Wednesday nights in-person or virtually (contact Jenny Streich for details), as does our High School Group on Thursday nights (contact Anthony Santiago for details). MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) meets twice a month on Tuesdays (in-person or virtually) as well. Contact Justine McDonald for details.
We want to help you help.
So many are struggling and are in need during the pandemic, and we want to help. And we want to help you help. Throughout the pandemic, we are organizing efforts to serve our communities around and you’ll see announcements on how to get connected. If you want to help sooner, or have an idea for how to serve, contact us and let us know.
Click below if you need or want to help!
In this time of social distancing, it is especially important to stay connected. So join one of our Community Groups! Rather than meeting in person, we’re meeting via Zoom right now. We have Groups on most nights of the week, and we’d love for you to join one! Find out more about the Groups right here, and use the button below to sign up!
INSIGHTS, UPDATES, & MORE
This spring, Park Church will be gathering for simplified outdoor Sunday worship gatherings at 312 Hance Ave. (former Monmouth Church of Christ property) at 9:30AM (weather permitting!).
Dear Park Family and Friends, I have a vivid memory of one morning last March. I was eating breakfast at Americana Diner with my family and in-laws who were about to leave after a brief visit. The news anchors on the flatscreen TVs were consumed with the rapidly spreading coronavirus. I was consumed with the question of what this would mean for Park. That upcoming Sunday became our first Park@Home. Despite the adaptability and excellence with which our staff were able to pivot (special shoutout to Matt Agresti), after making the decision to move worship online, I remember thinking to myself, “I hope this doesn’t last more than a month.” And nearly one year later, here we are.