PFC Kids’ Summer Nights

Who: All children age 4 through completed 5th grade

What: Four evenings of learning about different ways to glorify God through specialized classes, worshipping through music, and making friends along the way! We will also enjoy games and snacks each night. Two evenings will be spent across the street at the Elliott Farm and the other two nights will be at PFC. (You will still drop off and pick up your child each evening at PFC.)

When: Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13; 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: Parker Ford Church 20 Rinehart Rd. Pottstown

Rsvp: Please call 610-327-2266 to register your child or ask any questions!

Additional Information: Each year during PFC Kids Summer Nights we collect items or funds toward a mission. This summer we are encouraging families who are able to donate money toward a project affiliated with the Southern Pennsylvania District of Church of the Brethren. This specific project will aide pastors and their families as well as widows in very poor regions of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. More specific information will go home with the children on the first night.

Download PFC Kids’ Summer Nights registration forms on link below (one form per child).

PFC Kids’ Summer Nights Registration Form

 

Our Current Sermon Series “GET FREE, STAY FREE”

I remember my first time driving a car without any passengers. Just me, the road and the radio. At one point I was driving past a Burger King and thought: “You know what, I could just stop and grab a burger if I want. I don’t have to worry about what anyone else thinks of that.”  So, I did. Man was I cool…I may have just as well been a falcon soaring at high altitude. I was free! Do I still feel that free every time I drive a car?  Ask me that when I’m stuck on the Schuylkill at rush hour.  I may not always feel quite as excited and grateful as that first day driving solo, but I definitely feel the restriction on my life when the car is in the shop.

I also remember what I experienced when I first came to Christ and understood and accepted His grace and forgiveness in my life. That was freedom on an entirely different level. That was the freedom that comes from experiencing true and unconditional love from the one who matters most. That was breaking free from myself, from the deceptions of self-focus and self-reliance. It was freedom to flow in love and worship. Are you experiencing that sort of freedom today? In the next few weeks we are going to look at the letter to the Galatians together. It will remind us about the heart of the Gospel and it will call us to Get Free, Stay Free… Really Free.

Ladies Brunch at PFC

Ladies Brunch – All Ladies are invited to a Ladies Brunch at Parker Ford Church on May 20 at 9:30 am. Registration will begin at 9 am. RSVP will be required by May 15; please contact Jen Doering to RSVP. Bring your friends and/or your teenage daughter to join us for a fun time of fellowship and teaching. Beth College will be sharing “Christ Revealed in You: Who You Truly Are.” No childcare will be provided.

Church Work Day

Church Work Day will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 8 am to 12 pm. Come out the church and help with the various tasks that need attention. Both inside and outside jobs for everyone. Men, women and teens are encouraged to come out and lend a hand. Please review the work day job list on link below.  If you have any questions, please contact Jay Doering.

http://www.parkerfordchurch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Work-day-job-list_042217.pdf

 

Love Feast and Holy Communion

Love Feast and Holy Communion will be celebrated on Palm Sunday, April 9, immediately following our 10:00 am morning Worship Service. After a short period of set-up needed for the service, we plan to begin at approximately 11:45 am – 12:00 noon. This service is our full communion service, observed twice per year and includes a meal, a service of feet washing, and communion. Everyone, participants and observers, are welcome and invited to attend.

Childcare will be provided for children up to 3rd grade; however, children are invited to participate in as much as the service as parents deem appropriate.  Children 4th grade and older are encouraged to sit with their parents throughout the service.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact a member of the Deacons, the Elder Team, Pastor Tim, or Dave Willauer.

For more information, please see link below.

Palm Sunday Communion Service – 2017

Tenebrae Service

Tenebrae Service will be held at Parker Ford Church on Good Friday, April 14 at 7 pm“Tenebrae” is the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows,” and the service is marked by the gradual extinguishing of candles until there is total darkness.  Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering.  Through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.   The service, which flows unannounced to not disrupt the flow, concludes with a hopeful promise represented in bread and cup communion. Childcare is provided, up to third grade.  Enter humbly, worship deeply, stand by the cross to watch your Savior, then leave with a deep sense of peace at his gift for you!

 

Easter Sunday Services

Join us Easter Sunday, April 16 at 10 am at Parker Ford Church, to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is always a beautiful celebration of the most important holiday. Please feel free to invite friends who may wish to attend a church service during this special season. There will be the opportunity to flower the cross—an annual tradition at PFC on Easter Sunday.

Sunday School will not be held on Easter Sunday.

Union of Churches Sunrise Service will be held at St Matthews UCC and at Bethel UMC on Sunday, April 16. Both services begin at 7 am and followed by breakfast.

Miller/Keystone Blood Drive

PFC Friendly Reminder …

Miller/Keystone Blood Drive to be held at Parker Ford Church on Saturday, April 8, from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Sign-up online at Giveapint.org, enter code 5961 when prompted and register there. A sign-up sheet is posted on the Information Center. If you have any questions, see Deb Swist .

Walk ins are welcome!

Deadline to Order Easter Flowers

Easter FlowersThis Sunday, April 2, is the last day to place your order for Easter flowers. Order forms are available at the Information Center.  Place your completed form along with payment in the secretary’s box outside the office door or give it to her. Flowers will be placed in the church and picked up Easter Sunday to take home with you. Contact Becky Elliott if you have any questions. Please make checks payable to Parker Ford Church.

Stitchers in Christ

Stitchers in Christ is a ministry of Parker Ford Church’s Women’s Fellowship & Ministries.  The Stitchers group meets monthly and provides hand-made prayer blankets to people who have been battling a serious illness, been hospitalized, have a lost loved one, or have recently welcomed a new baby to their family.  There are many ways to get involved with Stitchers in Christ.  You can learn how to crochet or knit, but the group can also use ladies to help sort and wind yarn, as well as to pray over, gift wrap, and deliver the blankets made by the group.  For more information or to get involved, contact Bette Wenger.