Weekly Bulletin

July 16 & 17, 2017


¨ Vic & Hattie Aebly are celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary July 30th! Their new address is: 1545 S. Forest Rd. #209, Freeport, IL 61032.

¨ Maxine Miller will be celebrating her 88th birthday July 27th! Her address is: Stephenson Nursing Center, 2946 S. Walnut Rd. #232, Freeport, IL 61032.

KIDS WORSHIP 2017 - We would like to let you know about an opportunity for your family and friends to join us for a night of worship led by children! Kids Worship will be held at Krape Park on Friday, August 11th, at 6:00 pm in the band shell. For more information and to sign up visit www.parkhillskids.com or the Children’s Check-in desk.

SEVENTH HOUR COMING TO PARK HILLS CHURCH - Seventh Hour is coming HERE! Please join us Thursday, August 17th, for a night of worship. Doors open at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 6:30 pm. Seventh Hour is a well known band in the EFCA that performs at the Districts Youth Conference and Challenge, the National Youth Conference. We are hoping to engage our students and younger adults with this event, but all ages are welcome to join us! Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.parkhillsefc.org. For more information contact Pastor Shane.

PERSPECTIVES CLASS - Perspectives, a world-missions class, will be offered at New Life Bible Church in Pecatonica from Tuesday, September 5th—Tuesday, December 12th. This amazing class will confront your understanding of missions and give a terrific vision for what a Christian “on mission” looks like! You are a missionary, whether you realize it or not, so this class intends to guide you in finding your place in what God is doing locally, nationally and globally. You can register on-line at www.perspectives.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - CONTACT of Northern Illinois is looking for Telephone Help Line volunteers. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, July 24, from 5:30-6:30 pm at VOICES 1401 Crestwood, Freeport.  Come learn more about CONTACT and its ministry of listening and availability to become a Certified Telephone Help Line Specialist.

KIDS WORSHIP 2017 - We would like to let you know about an opportunity for your family and friends to join us for a night of worship led by children! Kids Worship will be held at Krape Park on Friday, August 11th, at 6:00 pm in the band shell. For more information and to sign up visit www.parkhillskids.com or the Children’s Check-in desk.

SPRINGHILL DAY CAMP -  LAST WEEK TO REGISTER - Your campers (completed Kindergarten through 5th grade) are invited for an AMAZING week of summer camp, right here at Park Hills Church! Camp week is July 31st - August 4th (Monday-Friday) from 9 am to 4 pm! Register NOW at www.parkhillskids.com. We want your kids to experience new things, make new friends, learn about God and create lifelong memories!

We have a few roles that we would love you to consider. HELP SUPPORT SpringHill day camp JULY 31st-AUGUST 4th. Please join the fun! We are looking for help in these areas:

  • Activity Volunteers: aid the SpringHill team in running camp smoothly.
  • Counselor In Training (CIT): build relationships with campers and assist SpringHill counselors by working with the same group of campers for the entire week.
  • Host Homes: house 2-5 SpringHill staff members during the week of camp.
  • Lunch Preparation Volunteers: help each day of camp preparing food for SpringHill staff and church volunteers.
  • Medical Volunteers: help take care of the minor medical incidents that arise during camp.
  • Registration Volunteers: help us process registration quickly and efficiently.
  • Gathering Hosts: families who are willing to open their home on Tuesday or Thursday night for our staff to gather for worship, dinner and fun.

Let us know your area of interest by signing up at the Welcome Center or at www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps/locations/park-hills-church-freeport-il (click on Volunteer Opportunities Available!).

THE JULY EAST CAMPUS PRAYER SHEET - Please help us in praying for the upcoming launch of the East Campus. There are prayer sheets available at the Welcome Center to guide you in praying for this launch. Please take one and join us in seeking the Lord.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Tri-County Christian School has open positions for teachers grades 1st, 5th, middle school/jr. high and music. More information can be found at the Welcome Center or by calling Tri-County at 815/233-1876.

CONNECT CARD - If you are new to our church, have an address or phone number change, have a prayer concern, or would like more information about Park Hills, please fill out one of the connect cards found in the chair pockets and drop it in the offering plate.   

DID YOU KNOW our website (www.Parkhillsefc.org) and our app (parkhillschurch) contain a video and audio copy of the weekly sermon? You will also find a copy of the latest Sermon Based Small Group (SBSG) questions on the website. Audio and video copies will be available each Tuesday afternoon.

READING PLANS ARE AVAILABLE at the Welcome Center, the church website (www.parkhillsefc.org) and the church app.

FACC (Freeport Area Church Cooperative) is asking for donations of personal items, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, laundry detergent, deodorant, toilet paper, dish soap, etc. for July. Donations may be left in the bin in the lobby.  No more egg cartons or bags are needed. Thank you for your continued generosity!


¨ RAY VANDER LAAN DVD SERIES ON THE HOLY LAND -  taught by Dale Miner & Bill Kuhlemeier, 9:00 - 10:00 am in the Library.

¨ ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE  -  taught by Gary Quinn, 10:00 - 11:15 am in the Chapel.

SUNDAY MORNINGS for KIDS - Parents and families, following are your children's Sunday morning options, designed to give your children a deeper experience in God's word, no matter which service they attend.

¨ 8:45 a.m. one combined nursery (ages birth through 3 years), staffed with volunteers who really love caring for your little ones.

¨ 8:45 a.m. one combined class (ages 3 years through 5th grade) that follows the same topic as the sermon to allow for families to have meaningful conversations throughout the week on what we are all learning.

¨ 10:30 a.m. two age-appropriate nursery options.  (Parents decide when it is suitable for their three-year-olds to move up to the next class).

¨ 10:30 a.m. three age-appropriate (ages 3 years through 5th grade) classes, that make use of the entire service time. You are able to drop off your children with their teachers in their classrooms starting at 10:15 a.m.

NEW TO PARK HILLS? - Stop by the Welcome Center for more information about our church! We would love to meet you!

MEAL MINISTRY - If you would be willing to make a meal for someone recovering from an illness or surgery, please contact Wendy—815/541-5204 or Charmaine—815/821-5211.

CHECK OUT MONDAY NIGHT CHURCH 6:30 pm in the Chapel!

“SECOND HALF” is a ministry at Park Hills composed of retired and semi-retired individuals who have a heart for serving within our church family.  The members of Second Half recognize their God-given talents and this ministry is one of the ways they continue to use those gifts.  In the short time of our existence, multiple projects have been completed with more being planned.  These opportunities have been a blessing to those who have worked together.  Please contact the church office with any questions about this ministry.