This weekend is the annual Act Like Men Retreat. We hope you can be a part of this wonderful event. For more info click here
**IMPORTANT** New COVID-19 Update (3/19/20)
Dear Parker church family,
(Thursday, March 19, 2020)
After carefully monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 Virus and weighing our options, the elders have made the following temporary adjustments to our scheduled activities and services at the Parker church of Christ:
ALL Service Times (including Sunday AM Bible Class, Sunday AM and PM Worship, and Wednesday Bible Class) along with all events including (Fellowships, Teen Activities, Lads-to-Leaders, etc.) have been CANCELLED for the remainder of March.
Recent guidelines suggest limiting contact to crowds of 10 to slow the spread of this virus. Along with Federal, State, and Community efforts, we are joining in to help minimize the effect of this virus on those in our community.
In light of our current circumstances, James and/or Steve will be live-streaming words of encouragement throughout the week on Facebook Live on our Inside the Parker Facebook page.
James and/or Steve will also be live-streaming a sermon each Sunday morning at 11AM through Facebook Live on our Inside the Parker Facebook page. We encourage all members to participate in the sermon and engage in each of the other prescribed acts of New Testament worship at home with your families. If you are unable to get out to the store to purchase unleavened bread or grape juice, please let the elders know so they can arrange for someone who would be happy to get it for you.
The work and needs of the church continue, so we ask that you continue to support the work through your financial contributions. Your weekly contributions may be mailed to the church treasurer (Lance Petrillo), or you can set them aside to give when our normal meeting times resume.
This decision was made after much prayer and deliberation. We have been charged with the care and protection of the church, and we believe that this is our best plan of action due to the current situation. We recognize that worship is not limited to a building or to an address. We can be the church and worship as the church outside of the walls of our building. These circumstances will not last forever, and our God is in control! Our regular assemblies and activities will resume at a later date. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay in contact with one another and check on one another during this challenging time. If you have any needs or concerns, the elders are always available to talk to or meet with you.
Take care of yourselves. We love you!
- The Elders
Parker church of Christ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Over the last week your eldership has been monitoring updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that we love you and are prayerfully considering how to respond to our current health crisis which puts many of our number at serious risk. We strive both to keep God's will while obeying the decrees of our public officials and attempting to keep the members of our spiritual family safe.
First and foremost we want you to know that we value both your life and your soul. We pray that you will have patience with us and know that adjustments we are making are intended to be temporary. We recognize that many feel that the reactions seem
extreme but we and our public officials hope that these measures will help prevent overburdening our healthcare system as we have seen happen in other nations. It may be difficult, but we ask that you avoid close contact with each other as much as possible. We have also implemented greater cleaning procedures for our building.
Returning Family Members
If you or a member of your family in your house is returning from a destinations via airline then we ask that you self-quarantine for two weeks before rejoining the assembly.
We ask members in high risk categories whether that be age or pre-existing health conditions please consider refraining from attending worship services for the next two weeks. You are at much greater risk from this disease than the rest of the population. We also ask that if you are ANY age and are currently sick to please refrain from attending worship services for to please refrain from attending services for the next two weeks.
We have made arrangements that one person (wearing gloves) will be preparing the communion. We will have tables set out up front with the bread and the juice in individual cups. Each row will be asked to come up to the tables to partake of the bread AND the juice together and then dispose of the cups. While up front, you will also be able to place your contribution in the trays.
We WILL BE meeting for Sunday morning worship at 11:00 am.
However we are suspending Sunday morning Bible classes AND Sunday evening worship services.
We will be continuing to record the sermons(Audio) and placing those up on our web site (www.parkercoc.com). We will also be Live Video Streaming worship services on Facebook Live.
We are suspending Wednesday evening Bible Classes. This means that we will not be meeting as a family on Wednesday night.
Other Church Activities
All other church activities outside of Sunday morning worship are suspended:
- Teen Devos
- Lads 2 Leaders practices
- Ladies' Bible Class
These changes are effective starting Sunday, March 15th going through Wednesday, March 25th. We will reevaluate things after that date.
Please look to reliable sources such as the CDC or the Colorado Health Department for more information. Useful links:
In Christian love,
Chili Cook Off
This Saturday 5:30.
Prepare your tastebuds, start simmering your award winning chili and invite your friends.
His Shoes Her Shoes Marriage Seminar
We are pleased to host Wayne and Tami Roberts and their wonderful marriage seminar His Shoes Her Shoes.
There will be a lunch break but food will not be provided. There are plenty of chain restaurants in the area or you are welcome to bring your own sack lunch.
Wednesday night summer series.
We are working our way through the book of Luke on Wednesday evenings in this year’s summer series. We hope that if you are available you will join us in this in depth study of Luke’s account of the gospel message.
Have a wonderful summer!
Another wonderful week of Vacation Bible School is in the books. While the decorations and kids may be gone we pray that the souls we may have reached and the impact we are trying to be in this community are just getting started. You are always welcome to join us for our regular scheduled worship each week and the fun activities we do as a church family year round and of course, next year’s VBS.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is finally here! We hope you will be able to join us this week.
Another great day for the Lord’s church in Parker. We added a third elder to help oversee this body here and installed seven deacons to work with the eldership in servicing the members and reaching the lost in our community. Please pray for these newly appointed men, their families, this church and the work God has called us to accomplish.
New Adult Bible Class
Sunday December 9th will be the start of a NEW bible study for the adult class. This will be an in-depth look at the book of Romans. We hope you will be here for the kick off of this study.
The Teens had a wonderful and profitable time at the Youth Day yesterday. We had teens from the Denver area join us for a great day digging deeper into the Bible and ways for Christ to work in their lives. We hope to host another Youth Day again soon, so be watching for the next opportunity to attend.
Ladies Day 2018
We are less than a month away from our annual Ladies Day on November 3rd. There is still time to register for this wonderful and spiritually uplifting time. We hope you can join our ladies for this uplifting and profitable day, please register to let us know if you can make it.
Installation of Elders
36 years ago a few faithful families began the work of the church in Parker, Colorado. Since then, God has worked through many hands and hearts, past and present, to bring about this day. Today Phil Bott and Darrel Vanhooser were appointed the work of shepherds for the church in Parker. This has been a great day and we are excited to see what God has in store for His church in this place. Keep these men in your prayers as we continue to strive to do His will.
“1Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” -1Peter 5:1-4
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is here!!! Pre-register today.
June 11-15th 7-8:30pm
FREE classes for ages 2-Adult
Lads 2 Leaders
We are so proud of our Parker church youth who were part of the first annual Lads 2 Leaders convention in Denver, CO. Some lead singing, gave speeches, submitted art work, memorized the books of the Bible, and competed in the Bible bowl. They all did so well and learned a lot in the process about themselves and God and His word.
United in Christ
We were blessed to have Austin Greer bring us a powerful lesson on why it’s important that we as Gods people are united.
It’s always refreshing to hear a young man and his passion and knowledge for Christ. We continue to pray for Austin and all of the students at Bear Valley Bible Institute who are dedicating their lives to spreading God’s word.
To listen to Austin’s lesson click here
The Work of the Shepherd
The Lord’s body NEEDS elders! As we here at Parker continue to strive to be the church that Jesus built, we are taking an in-depth look at what a shepherd is and is not. It is Gods plan that qualified men oversee His church. These lessons will teach how those men do that and how the members work with the shepherds. We hope you will join us over the next few weeks as we study this important topic.
Wednesday Night Mini Series
Wednesday nights at 7pm through the month of March we will be diving into the book of Jude. We hope you can join us for our midweek bible study!
There is a reason to contend for our faith.
Future Preachers Training Camp 2018
Held at the home of the Bear Valley Bible Institute in the idyllic Rocky Mountains with an incredible group of counselors and teachers.
For young men ages 13-18
It’s FREE, fun and most importantly, a proven tool to help young men grow their leadership and speaking abilities.
Preacher student speaking
This coming Sunday night, February 25th, we will have the opportunity to hear a lesson from Adam Warnes. He is an exceptional young man with a solid foundation and is currently a preacher student at the Bear Valley Bible Institute. His message will surly benefit you, so we hope you can join us and support this young man as his aspires to proclaim Gods word.
Sunday Evening Series
One way you can be ALL IN this year is by joining us Sunday evenings for our worship service at 6pm. We are beginning a study of the book of 1st Timothy.
You can listen to the introduction to the series here.
We hope you will join us!
Brazil Missions Report
This last week we were blessed to have the Tomasi's present a missions report on the work they have been doing in Niteroi, Brazil for the last four and a half years. We are very thankful for the Tomasi's willingness to do this work in a far off country away from their friends and families. We continue to pray that God will bless them and the church they are working with, and that they will continue to save souls in that country.
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Move Youth Conference
Please pray for our youth group as they will be attending the MOVE Youth Conference in Oklahoma City. Pray for safe travels and that this Conference designed for them will be beneficial to their spiritual growth.
Act Like Men Retreat
This retreat is an opportunity for men of the Church to come together and learn to be the men that God created them to be in their familes, in the Church, in the workplace, and in their very own life.
Last year was enjoyed by many men from several states. The speakers for this year include Wayne Roberts from OKC, OK, Steven Minor from Kingfisher, OK and Wesley Walker from Nashville, TN plus mini breakout sessions with men from Parker and Bear Valley churches of Christ.
Space is still available so REGISTER today!
Fall Semester Bible Classes
September 3rd marks the start of our Fall semester bible classes. With school starting back up, this will be a perfect time to make bible class a priority. This will also be the time we will be promoting kids up a grade level. Our teachers are excited for the upcoming semester and we hope you will be able to join us.
We have started up a basketball night with a small group of men that get together Wednesday evenings after our 7pm bible study. The goal of this endeavor is to fellowship with other men (hopefully from congregations around Denver) and as an outreach opportunity to the community. If you are interested in this please contact us or just show up; you are even welcome to join us for bible study too. We'd love to have you there!
Wednesday 8:30pm at North Star Academy 16700 Keystone Blvd. Parker, Co