From the Staff . . .

Summer is here! Other than the heat that is bound to arrive in full force soon, what is there not to like about summer? Everyone needs time to rest and to do all the fun things that can’t be done the rest of the year. With summer trips, there are many of you that we will not see a lot of until school starts in August! I think I speak for all the staff when I say, “Enjoy your summer and vacations to the fullest!” I can’t wait to hear about some of your adventures when you get home!

While some things at church will be on Summer Sabbath, there are many things that will continue to go on. I am looking forward to the first “traditional” VBS we have hosted in many years. Even if this is a year of “reintroducing” ourselves to the surrounding communities as a Vacation Bible School, we will do our best to make it a quality experience for those who attend. I am truly grateful for all who have agreed to help with this endeavor! You always respond when help is needed!

We are also going to try out a few “Wonderful Wednesdays” for the children and any youth that want to attend. You will hear more about these as we get them on the schedule! My goal is to have two in June and two in July.

It is exciting that Parkway will send out our first mission team since the pandemic this month! Jim and Jodie Samp, Brandy and Ally Huneycutt, and Kristy Engel will return to Bolivia to work on an addition to a church. They will be the first mission team to go to Bolivia since the pandemic. I look forward to hearing all about their trip! While they are there, all of us at Parkway can participate in this mission by praying faithfully as the team prepares to go and as they do the work, and as they travel to and from Bolivia.

We will also continue to have Sunday services this summer! I hope that when you are in town, you will join us for worship and fellowship! 

Whatever your plans this summer, let’s remember to pray for all of our church family as they travel. Let us pray for a summer that will fill us with the rest that we need so that we can be the church that God has called us to be!

May God bless and keep all of you well this summer!

Jane Redman