This week at Polk Street UMC 7.7.19

Welcome to this week’s Snapshot of the life of Polk Street UMC.

Singing is an essential part of our worship services every Sunday. Singing to the Lord is a part of our faith tradition, a part of our culture, and is accessible to almost every person.

 Have you ever thought about our singing?  It’s more than karaoke and even more than a solo in the shower. What if singing could transform our daily life?  What if it could make a difference in the quality of our spiritual life?  What if there was an “Open Mic” in front of us in church?  Singing is so much more than what we hear or actually sing. There is depth in our singing that can help be an anchor for our souls in whatever season of life in which we might be engaged.

This Sunday, July 14, Polk Street will be hosting a Youth Choir from Christ UMC in Plano called “Living Proof!” This 40-member Youth Choir will lead us in worship at the 8:30 am and 10:55 am services, and we’ll have a special message from Psalm 150 called “Open MICS.”

At 12:00 pm, Polk Street will host a Youth Luncheon for our Youth and Living Proof in the Great Hall with a catered lunch, youth mixer, and an opportunity to sing with “Living Proof” as one choir in the Great Hall. This will help us launch the planning of a new Polk Street Youth Choir of our own.

I hope to see you either in person or online this Sunday. God bless you, you family, our youth, and Polk Street UMC!

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This Sunday:  Guest Youth Choir from Plano, Texas

Welcome to the Living Proof Senior High Youth Choir this Sunday, July 14, in the 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. Worship Services.  This 40-member youth choir comes to us from Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas (the church from which Rev. Margie McNeir came). They are beginning their Rocky Mountain Choir Tour here in Amarillo. You will not want to miss their beautiful, inspiring music as we gather on another glorious Sunday to worship. Please plan to attend worship this Sunday and give them a big Polk Street Welcome!

Mission Moment – San Jacinto Elementary School Supplies

 The Fall semester of school is just over a month away and the first day of class begins August 13th.  It has been our annual outreach to San Jacinto Elementary School to provide some school supplies for the teachers.  This blesses the teachers in a tremendous way because they often go out and buy needed student supplies with money from their own pockets.  This year we are collecting the following:

  •  Glue Sticks

  • School boxes (please no zipper bags)

  • Folders with brads

  • No. 2 pencils

  • Hand cleaner

 Please do not purchase or bring any other supplies not on this list.  Thanks so much for your generosity which expresses itself in the love of Christ to our friends at San Jacinto Elementary School.

United Methodist Men

Friday Breakfasts - Join the United Methodist Men each Friday at 6:45 for breakfast and fellowship in Wesley Hall. We have coffee, donuts, cereal, or bring your own.

 Wib Newton is our First Friday speaker on August 2. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and is acting Supervisor for both organizations. Wib is a co-founder/trainer of Restoration Therapy and is an active therapist at the Hideaway Experience marriage intensive.

He is the author of “Great Start”, a premarital training that is being used in the Texas healthy marriage initiative, “Together in Texas”, and the Family Wellness fatherhood curriculum, “Dad’s for Life.” He regularly leads a small group of couples through “Marriage Made Easier.”  Wib is considered one of the most diversely trained and experienced therapists in the Amarillo area specializing in marriage, trauma, and addiction.

Wib grew up in WV and went to WVU on a football scholarship where he played under coach Bobby Bowden.  Wib was a minister for 31 years before focusing solely on his private practice. He and his wife, Janice, have been married since 1976 and have two adult sons.


Romans and Christians: On Wednesday, July 17th, all of the NWTX UMC YOUTH GROUPS will be getting together to play Romans vs. Christians.

  • The Event will be at the WTA&M Campus in Canyon from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

  •  PSUMC YOUTH meet at the church at 5:00pm. We will be picked up at 9:00pm to return.

  •  Snacks and drinks will be available!!!

 Youth Summer Events:

Below are our PSUMC YOUTH  2019 summer activities! Along with having fun, we nurture the spiritual, emotional, and mental growth of your teen. Together we will work towards developing a faithful teenage Christian who will continue his/her walk with the Lord throughout their life.


  •  4th: All Youth Lunch in Great Hall.


    Night filled with fun activities for our PSUMC GIRLS to fellowship! In The Loft from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

  • 17th: Special Bible Study (Roman and Christians)

  • 21st: Family Night Sod Poodle Game Families of PSUMC Youth and Children are going to the Sod Poodle Game together! $8.00 per ticket, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

  • 22nd-26th: CAMP NOVA YOUTH CAMP Incoming 7th-12th grade will be going to Ceta Canyon for Camp.

  • 30th: Snow Cone Tuesday Meet at Bahama Bucks on Bell at 6:00pm-7:30pm! Bring enough money for a snow cone.


  • 1st-4th: HS ROCK THE DESERT TRIP - RTD is an outside Christian Festival that is hosted in Midland, TX. $65.00 to go!

  • 7th: Youth Summer Bible Study In The Loft from 6:00pm-7:30pm! MS and HS Bible Studies offered. Snacks and drinks are offered!

  • 11th: SUNDAY FUNDAY Youth are invited to a Nerf War at the church from 6:00pm-7:30pm! Snacks and drinks provided. Please bring own Nerf Supplies.

  • 14th: ALL YOUTH CHOCOLATE PARTY We will be having a chocolate party to end our summer events! 6:00pm-7:30pm at the church, please bring a towel and extra clothes.

  • 18th: Foundry Students  PSUMC YOUTH SUNDAY NIGHT PROGRAM. 5:30pm-7:30pm.

  • 21st: Back to School Kick Off 6:00pm-8:00pm at PSUMC.

  • 25th: All Youth Game Night On the last Sunday of every month we have a game night. This can include staying at the church or going to an outside source such as (laser tag, bowling, etc.) We have pizza for dinner and have a blast!

  • 28th: Rooted PSUMC WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAM. 6:00pm-7:30pm


PSUMC Kids Sunday School Series - Peter and John

Beginning July 28th PSUMC Elementary Children will hear the story of Peter and John healing a man and preaching about Jesus.  They will discover that Peter and John continued to preach the good news after Jesus’ resurrection, and learn that we can tell the good news about Jesus to others! 

Bible Story: Acts 3:1-4:22

Bible Verse: “As for us, we can’t stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20

Anchor Point: We can tell the good news about Jesus!

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Child Development Center

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The CDC has room for just a few more children. Please tell your friends today!  New classrooms will begin on August 12th. Call Mary Clare Munger at 806 374-3198.


Kay Porter