This week at Polk Street UMC 10.20.19



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Sunday, October 27 - Fall Festival - 4 to 6pm

Wednesday, November 13 - Jacob Kuker & Social Media Today at 6:00 in the Great Hall

Friday, November 1 - Serve Thanksgiving lunch at San Jacinto Elementary - 10am to 2pm

Wednesday, November 6th - Healthy and Easy meals with Nutritionist Leslie David. For PSUMC Kids and their parents at 6:30 or 7:00 in Room 214 in the Children’s Village area.

November 6, 13, 20 - Bible Study:  “Parables:  Tell Me a Story, Jesus” led by Margie McNeir

Wednesday, November 13 - Jacob Kuker and Social Media Today

Wednesday, November 20 - “Mosaic Glass Art Class: Make a unique Christmas Gift” led by Tiffany Wells

Sunday, November 24 - 4Amarillo Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church

Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving

Sunday, December 1 - First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 8 - Sanctuary Choir - Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 15 - Children’s Christmas Musical

Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve




PSUMC ON YouTube

Did you know that Polk Street UMC has our own YouTube channel? You can listen to that great anthem the Sanctuary choir sang a few weeks ago or hear that sermon you may have missed. You can also share what your church is doing with friends and family. Click on https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=polk+street+united+methodist+church for sermons, testimonials, and music. You won’t be disappointed!


From Pastor Mark

“Polk Street Kids Sunday” was such a blessing to see our kids lead our congregation in such a humbly courageous way. It’s a joy to serve with Mary Padilla and such wonderful families here at Polk Street. The choir, the children’s choirs, the children’s hand bell choir, the  blankets our kids make to give to children in the hospital, and the Bibles given to the 1st graders helped make Kid’s Sunday so special!

This Sunday, Oct. 27, our “Fall Festival” will be from 4:00-6:00 pm, with inflatables, hot dogs, snow cones, fresh popcorn, games, booths, a petting zoo, music, choirs, and tons of candy. It is all free of charge! So if you have someone you would like to invite, please ask them to come have some fun with us this Sunday!

This Sunday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 & 10:55, our message will be “Mercy Me” from Luke 18:9-14. If you are in town, we would love for you to join us in our historic sanctuary or worship with us online.

God bless you, your family, and Polk Street! 


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THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON will find our north parking lot full of games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, snow cones and more. Inside Great Hall, our choirs are singing and our United Methodist Men are cooking hot dogs!

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We need candy to hand out to those attending. We are asking for donations of candy for the Fall Festival. If you can buy bags of candy, and bring it to church or by the church office no later than Sunday morning, October 27, it will be appreciated. All of the booth games will be giving candy as prizes.

Additionally, we are having a costume contest for infants through 5th grade. Fabulous prizes!!

Think of five people you can invite to join you at this great outreach event. There are flyers at the welcome center for you to share with friends and neighbors.

We hope to see you on the 27th!


Infant Baptism

John & Alejandra Attebury joined Polk Street United Methodist Church by transfer of their memberships on July 3, 2019 and on October 19, 2019 Rev. Kevin Deckard baptized their son, Sterling Anton Attebury in the Ware Chapel. Sterling is the grandson of Billy & Julie Attebury and great-grandson of Joyce Attebury.

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Mission and Outreach Opportunities

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Helpers Needed for San Jacinto Elementary School Thanksgiving Meal.

On Friday, November 1st, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, PSUMC volunteers will help serve a Thanksgiving meal prepared by the school cafeteria to students and their families. This is a great opportunity to connect the love of Christ with those gathering for the meal that day. We need about 14 – 16 volunteers to cover the four hours of serving. You may volunteer for any part or all of the time. Some of the duties include preparing food trays, helping carry trays, washing serving pans and serving drinks. Please contact Kevin Deckard; kevindeckard@psumc.com 374-2891 if you would like to volunteer. Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ in the world as we continue to reach out to our adopted school.


Wednesday Night Meal

October 30 - 5:30 Wesley Hall

BBQ Beef sandwich and chips - Reservations due to Carol at 374-2891 by Monday, October 28

November 6 - 5:30 Wesley Hall

Chicken Strips - Reservations due to Carol at 374-2891 by Monday, November 4

November 13 - 5:30 Wesley Hall

Spaghetti - Reservations due to Carol at 374-2891 by Monday, November 11

November 20 - 5:30 Wesley Hall

Mexican Stack - Reservations due to Carol at 374-2891 by Monday, November 18


Adult Ministries

Mid-Week Wednesday Evening Events

In Wesley Hall 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Now is your chance to learn about United Methodists…who we are and how we came to be.  Call the church office 806-374-2891 or email carolmoreno@psumc.com

October 30 - Do you know…“What 2019/2020 Means for Methodists?”  Rev. Margie McNeir

November 6, 13, and 20 - Bible Study:  “Parables:  Tell Me a Story, Jesus” led by Margie McNeir

ONE-TIME WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, November 13 - Jacob Kuker & Social Media Today at 6:00 in the Great Hall

November 20 - “Mosaic Glass Art Class: Make a unique Christmas Gift” led by Tiffany Wells. Cost:  $20.00 for class.

Please call and register through the church office 806-374-2891


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Food, Fellowship, and Study

Join us Friday morning at 6:45 in Wesley Hall for breakfast and Bible study/discussion. We have donuts, cereal, coffee, tea & juice, or bring your own!

November First Friday Speaker

Come hear J.Pat Hickman on at 6:45 am on Friday, November 1. Breakfast is prepared by the United Methodist Men, and the cost is $5 per person.

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J. Pat Hickman is Chairman & CEO of Happy State Bank & Trust Co. domiciled in Happy, Texas.  A banker for 43 years, he has held this position for the past 29 years.  He has led his bank from the 812th largest (out of 880 banks in Texas in 1990) with one location and 6 employees, to the 19th largest bank (currently 435 banks) with 37 locations and 724 employees.  The bank also owns GoldStar Trust Company doing business in all 50 states – the largest trustee in the nation for self-directed precious metals IRAs.  Hickman has served as a board member and chair of several community and banking organizations, including his service as past chair of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.  He attended Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University.


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Saturday, October 26 - Review of the book, “The Same Sky,” by Amanda Ward. Join us at 10 am. in the Parlor.


PSUMC Music

At the heart of the Polk Street United Music Ministry is worship. We sing and play instruments to point ourselves and others toward God. Have no fear, we hold no auditions for our choirs. Whether you are a professional musician or just a music lover, you will enjoy it here. Everyone is welcome to make a joyful noise to the Lord!

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Take a minute to look over the opportunities we offer. It is never too late to join one of our groups. Our prayer is that all who participate will grow in Christ and experience God’s unconditional love.

Singing STARS Choir

This group of adults rehearses on Monday mornings at 9:30 in the choir room. They also perform around the city at senior living centers and nursing homes. Check out their coming concerts:

Monday, October 28 at 10am - Hillside Heights on Soncy, south of Hillside Christian Church

If you have friends or family in either of these locations, make sure they know to go hear one of the finest choirs in the city!

Sanctuary Choir

Our Sanctuary choir rehearses each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room on the 2nd floor. For more information, contact Dr. George Biffle at georgebiffle@psumc.com.

Bell Choirs

Hand chimes and hand bells are rung by hand(s) and played in chromatically arranged sets or octaves on foam-covered tables, acting as one instrument, with each ringer responsible for certain notes whenever they appear. Chimes are used with children to teach music and to train them as prospective hand bell ringers; and along with youth and adults’ hand bells’ music on occasion. All ringers read from a score similar to a piano score.If you can read music and count, you can play in the bell choirs. For more information, contact Noel-Paul Laur at noelpaullaur@psumc.com.

Tower Chimers (K – Grade 5) - Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:00 pm in Room 220. The choir rings at the 10:55 am worship service the same Sundays that the Children’s Choirs perform, October - May.

Wesley Ringers (Grades 6 – 8) - Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:30 in Room 220

Jubilate Ringers (9th grade and up) - Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Room 220. The choir rings at the 10:55 am worship service once a month, October – May.

Youth Choir

The New Beginnings Youth Choir (6th through the 12th grade) rehearses from 5:00-6:00 PM each Sunday evening. We have lots of fun events lined up for the year, including community outreach opportunities and a DFW tour!

Children Choirs

We have three children’s choirs: Cherub for ages 3 thru Pre-K, Angel for kindergarten thru 2nd grade, and Bethlehem for grades 3rd through 5th. Rehearsals for all of the children’s choirs begin Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00-6:30.


PSUMC Youth

We have fun activities while 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.

  • Sunday Mornings - Meet in the Loft in the Christian Life Center at 9:40.

  • Wednesday evenings - Rooted -Dinner at 5. Programing begins at 6pm. Worship Band rehearsal; Worship service; game; and lesson


PSUMC Kids

Special note from our Children’s Ministry

Do you have 30 minutes to give on a Sunday? By giving 30 minutes of your time, you would be a part of the Christian growth of a child on Sundays. 

We are in need GREAT need of teachers and helpers.

As a teacher:

All materials are provided and ready for you in your room. The lesson information is emailed to you on the Wednesday before so you have time to look it over. 

As a helper:

You assist the teacher in the room as needed and be the extra adult to help us comply with Safe Sanctuary.

Please contact Merri Padilla to sign up or for questions.  merripadilla@psumc.com or 374-2891

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING

On Wednesdays, for the 2019-2020 school year PSUMC Kids are focusing on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. “don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? 20 You have been bought and paid for, so honor God with your body.”

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This year we are learning how to honor God with our body by understanding how to take care of it. We want to be great examples to the world and part of that is taking care of the ONE body that God gave us. 

There are a lot of pressures in the world and our goal is for our Polk Street Kids to be strong believers in Christ, both spiritually and physically!  With God, they can do anything!

***SAVE THE DATE*** November 6 - Nutritionist, Leslie David will talk to kids and parents about healthy simple choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner for busy families. Two sessions - 6:30 and 7:00 in Room 214 in the Children’s Village area.

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMMING

On Sunday, October 27, our children will hear the story of God’s covenant with Noah and learn that we can trust God in The Rainbow Promise. The Bible Story is Genesis 6:13-22; 7;1-16; 8:1-9:17

“God said to Noah, ‘This is the symbol of the covenant that I have set up between me and all creatures on earth.’” (Genesis 9:17)

Anchor Point - We can trust God’s promises.


Child Development Center

The CDC in October - We have been blessed with wonderful activities this month. The children are working on pumpkins in every shape and form. Our Farmer’s Market was a success too.   We have studied PETS and Reverend Welshimer came to lead our Blessings of the Pets.  We will have a booth with more goodies Sunday the 27th at the Fall Festival and we hope you will come by to say hello at the Treat Trot near the coffee bar.

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Kay Porter