This week at Polk Street UMC 10.27.19



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Sunday November 3 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS!!!! Fall back and turn your clocks back one hour.

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 - 6 to 7:30pm in the Loft

Wednesday, November 20 - “Mosaic Glass Art Class: Make a unique Christmas Gift” led by Tiffany Wells - 6 to 7:30 pm at her art studio

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

Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving - Church office closed

Friday, November 29 - Church office closed

Sunday, December 1 - First Sunday of Advent

December 4th – Advent Workshop - 6:00-7:30 in the Great Hall

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!


Welcome to our newest member - Mary Ruth Tipton

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From Pastor Mark

This Sunday, Nov. 3, our message will be “The Joy of Giving… My Time” from
Hebrews 12:1-3. We will be celebrating the saints with Holy Communion served by our Confirmation Class and our Senior Class of 2020 (at the 10:55 am service).

Everyone who comes will get a special present especially made for our “The Joy of Giving” stewardship campaign that comes from 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Stay safe and stay warm Polk Street Family and Friends, and may God richly bless you as we all seek to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God!

 Pastor Mark


Mission and Outreach Opportunities

Volunteer this Saturday at the Food Bank - November 2

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 Polk Street UMC has a long standing tradition of volunteering at the High Plains Food Bank on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  We have, unfortunately, let the ball drop in our service and have gone from over 20 volunteers a month to 3 or 4.  Please consider making this a priority as we help feed hungry families in the panhandle.  It’s a fun morning and you will enjoy the fellowship with others serving at the Food Bank. The High Plains Food Bank is located at 9th & Ross St.  Please enter the Northeast door by the loading dock.  For more information please contact Kevin Deckard 223-5660 or kevindeckard@psumc.com   "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40




Wednesday Night Meal

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.

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


One Time Wednesday Events

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

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Wednesday, November 13 - “Positive and Negative Uses of Social Media” discussion led by Jacob Kuker 6:00-7:30 p.m. in The Loft.

Do you know what social media apps are in and out with youth?  Do you know pros and cons associated with any of these apps?  Do you know how to use Facebook?  Do you know about privacy issues surrounding use of social media?  Now is your chance no matter what your age or stage in life to learn and ask questions about the world of social media.


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November 20 - “Mosaic Glass Art Class” led by Tiffany Wells 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in her art studio at her home.  Cost $20.00.  Class limited to 12 people.

Are you trying to think of a special gift for that special someone for Christmas?  Do you have a special place in your home for a beautiful mosaic glass piece of art? Tiffany Wells has the right answer.  She will help you create your special unique piece with various beautiful pieces of glass.  

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


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Food, Fellowship, and Study

Join us on Friday mornings at 6:45 in Wesley Hall for breakfast and Bible study/discussion. We have donuts, cereal, coffee, tea & juice.

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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Sunday, November 3 - UMW Evening Circle - will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 in the church parlor. Mike Pacino, Vice President of Cal Farley Boys Ranch, is the guest speaker. We will also be taking our annual World Thank offering.

Wednesday, November 13 - UMW Day Circle will meet in the parlor at 11:30, November 13. Fairy Tom Smith will explain the World Thank Offering. Please bring an item to give to the food bank and a food item to share for a covered dish lunch.  Also, be prepared to share something that has been a blessing to you. 

All women are invited and bring a friend to both of these gatherings.


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.

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, November 3 is our last Sunday studying 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.

Sunday, November 10, we begin “Blessings and Birthrights.”


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The CDC in October

The week of October 21st emphasized Fire Fighters learning to escape a fire. Young Chef’s made Kitty Cat Cookies with the support of Coyote Bluff Cafe of Amarillo. Please eat the great hamburger at Coyote Bluff and tell them “Thank You” for helping our CDC children! Plus we unexpectedly had fun with snow. We even painted a huge tub of snow.

Pastor Kevin came to tell us about how our church family goes out to be community helpers just like Jesus. God is great at the CDC.

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