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MSM PROPEL 8TH GRADE DINNER // FRIDAY JULY 28 :: 6:30PM

June 21st - July 27th, 2017

PROPEL 8TH GRADE DINNER // FRIDAY JULY 28 :: 6:30PM

All 8th grade students and parents will join in the Teen Center on Friday July 28th starting @ 6:30PM for dinner and a special time as we remember our 8th graders and the time they have had in MSM Middle School Ministries. We will have some fun and share some special memories from leaders and parents as we PROPEL our 8th students into a new journey of High School.

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HSMSM Family Night - Smokies Game

June 28th, 2017

$15 - $30

All HSM and MSM students and their families are invited to join us for a Smokies game on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00pm! Transportation is provided, so if you'd like to ride the bus, please meet at the church at 6:00pm that night to leave for the park.

Here are the ticket/pricing options per person:

-For park admission and transportation: $15

-For park admission, transportation, and an all you can eat meal voucher at the park: $30

*Please note if you do not purchase the all you can eat meal voucher, you can obviously still buy food at the park on your own.

Please register you and your family no later than Sunday, June 21 so we can plan for tickets and transportation.

All family members are required to fill out a liability release form since the church is providing transportation. The form is available when you register.

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Adult Wednesday Night Class in June

June 28th, 2017

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Are you ready to create the next chapter of Acts? The story of Acts hasn't ended. It's a book about evangelism, but more than 90 percent of churchgoers don't feel prepared to share their faith. Are you one of them? God has chosen you to write the remaining chapters of Acts with the words and actions of your life.

Taught by: John Unthank - C125 - 4 Week Class - 75 spots available - Wednesdays at 6:30pm - June 7-28

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New York Mission Trip

July 8th - July 14th, 2017

$650

Our mission trip to New York City will take place July 8-15, 2017. The cost will be $650 per person. A deposit of $130 is due by February 12. No scholarships will be available, but we will do a group fundraiser which is available now.

If you want more information on the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fundraiser, please contact Pastor Adam or Casey at the church office at 865-693-0144. Act now because all strawberry orders and money are due by February 8.

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VOLUNTEERS - Vacation Bible School - 2017 - PWC

July 10th - July 14th, 2017

We are so glad you are joining our VBS volunteer team!

Select the area you would like to serve in when registering.

YOU HAVE TO click the blue button, complete my registration at the end and you will receive a confirmation email.

Here are a few things to remember:

  • VBS Dates: July 10 - 14

  • Meals will be provided for volunteers and their families prior to VBS Monday - Thursday. Volunteer meal times: 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

  • Childcare will be provided for volunteers that have children under the age of 3.

  • Be in your classroom - 6:00 pm; Child pick up time - 9:00 pm

DO NOT FORGET to sign up for a time frame to help on Friday Night. Click Here

On Wednesday, June 21, look for “training videos” to come to your email. (These video links will be in the confirmation email once you register to volunteer.)

  • These videos will be specific to your responsibilities and will be required. If you choose to not watch the short videos, you must attend the volunteer meeting on Thursday, June 22 at 7PM.

We will also be getting supplies and crafts together before VBS happens.

  • Email bethany@parkwest.org if you are interested in helping.

For more information: email bethany@parkwest.org or call Bethany Benner at 865.693.0144

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KIDS - Vacation Bible School - 2017 - PWC

July 10th - July 14th, 2017

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ADULTS, when registering your children, take note of a few things below:

At the final step, YOU HAVE TO click the blue button, complete my registration, and you will receive a confirmation email.

  • If you have more than one child, PLEASE register for each child according to their grade recently completed!

  • PLEASE fill out the information using the child's name, birthday, GRADE COMPLETED & gender.

  • Please also include any allergies and let us know who will be picking up your children each night as well.

Register by Wednesday, May 31 to receive a FREE t-shirt.

  • Please SELECT which size t-shirt you will need.

  • After May 31, t-shirts are $3.


Offering

Boys & Girls will be collecting School Supplies for our local Title One Schools during the entire week of VBS. We will reach 8 schools and help over 300 teachers in our local community. If the girls bring in the most supplies, Pastor Randy will be dunked in water but if the boys bring in the most supplies, Pastor Amy Jo will be dunked in water!

Supplies Needed:

  • Crayola Brand Crayons (24 Count)
  • Crayola Brand Colored Pencils (12 Count)
  • Yellow #2 Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Marker Erasers
  • Cap Erasers
  • Blunt End Scissors
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Solid Color Folders w/ pockets
  • Black Composition Books
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Quart Ziplock Bags
  • Sandwich Ziplock Bgs
  • Gallon Ziplock Bags
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Tissues/Kleenex

Kids’ Got Talent

FAMOUS – throughout the week of VBS, we will have a total of 16 kids, 8 girls and 8 boys share their talent during our Openers. If your child would like to be apart, send in a less than one minute video to Bethany@parkwest.org. State your name, grade, & the name of your talent; then show us your talent. Make sure to video landscape on a phone. We want everyone to have fun with this activity. This is not meant to be a “serious” competition.


Visitors

Please feel free to bring visitors to VBS. Please note that if they are not pre-registered, they will need to register at the main registration desk. For the one that brings in the most visitors, gets to take a ride in a limo. Let your homeroom teacher know if you brought a visitor.

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Belonging Seminar - August 6, 2017

August 6th, 2017

If you are new to the Park West Church family you are invited to join us for our next Belonging Seminar in the church café! Join us for this special night as leaders share their vision for the church with you and help you get connected! Our goal is for you to feel a sense of BELONGING as we share our purpose, values, history, and our vision for the future. You will learn more about our leadership and how we operate, be given the opportunity to become a member of Park West Church, and explore the many ways to get involved in ministry.

Childcare will be available.

We can’t wait to see you there!

  • What Belonging to Park West Church looks like.
  • What we Believe at Park West Church.
  • How to get connected at Park West Church.
  • Giving at Park West Church.

This seminar meets quarterly and is a prerequisite to church membership. Membership is not required once the seminar is completed.

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Next Steps Class for New Believers - Larry Winters

August 9th - August 30th, 2017

Receiving Jesus is the most important decision a person can ever make; it’s the beginning of a lifetime following Christ. If you’ve recently prayed to receive Jesus, we have some focused next steps for you. These steps will offer you informational directions, and you'll also have the opportunity to build relationships with other new believers.

Water Baptism

Water baptism is an opportunity for you to publicly share your decision to follow Jesus. Now that you've accepted Him, we'd love to celebrate with you at our next baptism event!

Freedom Basics

We know you might have a lot of questions, but you don't have to search for answers alone. That's where Freedom Basics comes in! This four-part class is designed to provide relevant answers to your questions about your new life in Christ.

We'll cover many questions and topics such as:

• What does it mean to be a Christian?

• How can I live free from my past?

• What do I do now?

In addition, you'll hear about many of Park West ministries and about how you can continue to grow.

Groups

Whether you are looking for a place to meet new friends, connect to a mentor, grow spiritually, or serve your community, there's a PWC Small Group for you!

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PWC Fall Small Group (on-site) - Greater Works Shall We Do - Charlotte Fawver

August 30th - November 29th, 2017

Jesus said in John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

These Words of Jesus are Truth.

Let us approach the Word of God exploring by the leading of the Holy Spirit in how to walk in these greater works. Certainly, Jesus ministered in the miraculous. Is this something that the church should be walking in too? The answer is “yes”.

Come with us and see.

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PWC Fall Small Group (on-site) - Your Best US - Brad & Kerri Sagraves

August 30th - November 29th, 2017

Every couple is different, but small changes in marital habits can lead to less moments of awful and more moments of awesome! We will look at 4 easy to understand habits that will help you become Your Best US, starting with “Have Serious Fun”. The goal is not some cookie cutter stereotype, but simply you and your spouse becoming your best US, however that looks for you!

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PWC Fall Small Group (on-site) - Parenting a New Generation - Pastors John & Jeremy Unthank

August 30th - November 29th, 2017

A Tool for Parents and Student Pastors to Understand and Lead Today's Students

The world is changing, and so are today's teens. Any parents who feels unequipped to raise a teenager in today's world, and any student pastor who has ever felt overwhelmed with the alarming statistics, both know parenting and leading this generation can be challenging.

Both need help. Both need a plan. Both need each other. In this study, Chap Clark (Ph.d) articulates the problem with humor and fresh insight in a way you have never heard, and gives practical solutions that will change how you relate to this generation. Whether you work with teenagers or live with them, this DVD-based study will encourage you, challenge you and better equip you to raise healthy adults in today's world-something that is not only possible, but within your reach.

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PWC Fall Small Group (on-site) - Guardrails - Stan & Nancy Pippin

August 30th - November 29th, 2017

[Guardrails: a system designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas.]

They're everywhere, but they don't really get much attention . . . until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life—areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage.

Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this study, Andy Stanley will challenge us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.

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PWC Fall Small Group (on-site) - Keeping Place - Kenya Stafford

August 30th - November 29th, 2017

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Home. There’s nowhere quite like it. It’s a safe place, a place of belonging, the place we feel secure. And if we’re honest, at our core we all long for home. Our longing might be sprinkled with nostalgia or laced with pain, but regardless, we all feel the ache of homesickness in our hearts.

God is a homemaker. He created the earth for us to live in and He’s preparing a place for us to spend eternity with Him. Jesus came, died, and rose again so we could become part of His family—a family with the inheritance of eternity.

In this series, author and Bible teacher Jen Pollock Michel takes us on a journey through Scripture to uncover the meaning of home. We’ll discover our holy yearning for a place to belong, how God provides that place for us, and how we can model His hospitality in our lives each day.

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PWC Fall Small Group (on-site) - Trust, Read, Walk - Lucy Wetherington

August 30th - November 29th, 2017

Practical Bible Study For Every Christian

Whether you are a brand new christian or you have been a christian for years, this Bible Study will give you:

  • a fresh approach to God's word & explanation of it's structure

  • ways to prepare your soul to receive the Holy Spirit as your teacher

  • practical tools for personal transformation & growth

  • present a few Bible study helps that you can use for the rest of your life