Posts by Angie Smith

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New Men’s Book Study

by Angie Smith

Crazy Love by Francis Chan God is love.  Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love.  Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (09.14.18)

by Angie Smith

On Sunday evening, September 23, at 5 in the afternoon, the Parkway family will do one of those things we enjoy and do well — get together to eat. We’ll be at McDaniel Farm Park, the setting where we had a good time together last summer, and we’ll have good barbecue and good conversation. But […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (09.07.18)

by Angie Smith

Those of us who are part of the Parkway family of faith are aware that, beyond the most important and fundamental benefit of church membership of helping to deepen our relationship with God, there are other tangible benefits as well, most of which have to do with the connections we have with other Christians. But […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (08.31.18)

by Angie Smith

Christians readily affirm, based on clear New Testament teachings, that a relationship with God is a gift that cannot be earned and is not caused by any merit we might possess. Nevertheless, as the writer of The Letter of James emphasizes, our conduct as followers of Christ does matter a great deal. Whether in our […]

From the Pastor….

by Angie Smith

Recently I asked someone to assist in a ministry for just one event. It was in his wheelhouse. He has way more talent than was really required but his participation would add a lot. I sent the request in an email. He replied almost immediately saying he would be glad to help and then he […]

From the Children’s Ministry….

by Angie Smith

It is hard to believe that summer vacation is over and the children are back in school!  We have already begun our 2018-2019 Wednesday night Children’s Choir schedule. In September, we will begin our Wednesday night Children’s “Growing in Faith” rotation. On the first Wednesday of each month the children will join me for an […]

From the Music Ministry….

by Angie Smith

Christmas Is Coming Singers: You are invited to participate in this year’s Christmas Choir! On Sunday, September 16 after morning worship, we will have our Annual Christmas Music Workshop. During this rehearsal, we will begin learning music to be presented for this year’s Christmas Choir Program. That afternoon we will enjoy a lunch of sandwiches […]

From the Student Ministry….

by Angie Smith

What’s Missing? The Student Ministry has just started a new series called “Decisions” and we are learning about how to involve God in our small decisions, so that when big decisions come in our lives we will seek God’s wisdom. The only problem with that is what if we are not keeping a close relationship […]

Faith and Works: Lessons from the Book of James

by Angie Smith

Christians readily affirm, based on clear New Testament teachings, that a relationship with God is a gift that cannot be earned and is not caused by any merit we might possess. Nevertheless, as the writer of The Letter of James emphasizes, our conduct as followers of Christ does matter a great deal. Whether in our […]

Pastor’s Friday Comments (08.24.18)

by Angie Smith

Today is my oldest brother’s birthday. Happy birthday, Robert. (I doubt very seriously that he ever reads these comments, but I’ll call him sometime today and I might tell him that his name came up.) I find myself often mentioning the fact that I am the oldest of six sons. I think I do it […]