Thank You
I want to thank everyone so much for all the uplifting, kind, and powerful words we received. We thank you for the donations and outpouring of love. We are so grateful for everything and for our Church family. Forever thankful, Shelby, Phoenix & Alex Newton
Youth Ministry
  • Sunday, December 19: Connect from 5:30-7:30PM: Dinner provided and around 6:30ish we are going to go look at Christmas lights!
  • December 22, 26, & 29: No Park Avenue youth events.
  • January 14-16:  Winterfest - sign up as soon as possible!
Bridal Shower
Join us for a bridal shower for Lindsee Pryor on Sunday, January 9 from 1:30-3 PM in the Atrium. Lindsee and Caleb are registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.
Service Opportunity
A group from the Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman will be traveling to Mayfield, Kentucky to work with the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Team in providing aid to those affected by the recent tornados. The trip will be December 30 - January 2. To sign up, or find out more  about it, email Joe Brown at:
You can also make a contribution to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Team to help in the relief efforts at

Candlelight Service
Join us Christmas Eve for this special service at 6 PM. Invite your friends and family to share with us this Christmas tradition.
Blue Christmas
For many, the Christmas holiday season does not bring with it joy and happiness. Waples Methodist Church will host a Blue Christmas Worship Service on Tuesday, December 21 at 6PM. This will be a very different Christmas service.  It will be a quiet, reflective service focusing on the comfort and light God offers to us in dark and difficult times.

Reader's Library
On Sunday, December 26 during worship we will offer a Reader's Library for children to borrow books to read in lieu of classes.
Christmas Holiday Schedule
Wednesdays, December 22 & 29 - No Classes
Thursday, December 23 - Church Office Closed PM
Friday, December 24 - Candlelight Service 6 PM, Church Office Closed
Sunday, December 26 - No Childrens’ Classes (Readers Library) , Adult Bible Class will meet
Monday, December 27 - Church Office Closed
Thursday, December 30 - Church Office Closed PM
Friday, December 31 - Church Office Closed

Sunday, January 2 - Normal Schedule Resumes



Mike Hardy, Jesse Sims, Kim Pendergrass, Linda Bell
Ongoing Needs
Shawn Landrum, Larry Long,  Jim Scroggins, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris), Roy Galyon, Vicki Ard, Judy Odom, Mike Foltermann
Ray & Marsha Jones, Chris Keene, JD Huffman
Expectant Mothers

Alissa Cope, Abigail Brooks, Jordan Honeycutt, Gabby Waller

Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue
Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Kathy Hill (friend of Chris & Candsis Slaughter), Maxine Fulenchek (mother of Joe Fulenchek), Jane Bearden (sister of June Washburn), Jackie Cline (friend of Joyce Merworth), Karen Brode (former member), Minnie Gonzalez (friend of PACOC)

Several years ago, my family and I were at a family reunion at a lakeside resort in central Texas. Included in the resort were all kinds of activities. One was canoeing. The six of us (my wife, four kids, and me) decided to give it a try – three in one canoe, three in another with my wife and I serving as “captains” of our respective boats. We were a little nervous. The kids were young and neither of us were canoeing experts, but the attendant assured us that this type of canoe was nearly impossible to tip over. Well, you can guess what happened.

The canoe my wife was in tipped over. The water was only waist deep and I sensed no imminent danger, so I yelled out to my drenched wife and kids, “Swim for the shore.” Maybe I should have jumped in (there was no maybe about it in my wife’s mind). But I thought there was no sense me getting all wet as well. Needless to say, it was not one of my proudest moments.

While I was shouting this helpful advice I spotted out of the corner of my eye that the attendant had taken notice. He ripped off his shirt, threw off his shoes and dove into the lake, and before you knew it he was there to help my family get safely back to shore.

I shouted advice. The attendant jumped in.
And that is what Christmas is really all about. God jumped in to save us.
No good advice could help us.
No encouragement could get us to shore.
No effort on our part could save us.

Our only hope was that God, in His mercy and grace, would appear in flesh and blood and carry us safely to shore.

Christmas is the celebration that He did just that. Far away and long-ago God became man in a humble manger in the humble town of Bethlehem. He jumped into our messy world. And we are saved.

 Sunday Schedule
Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium

Worship - 10:00 AM

Children Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM
2 & 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life Center

Youth Group Activities - 5:30-7:30PM

 Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations. Contact Lantz Howard for more information, or sign up at


Park Avenue Church of Christ
3000 S. Park Avenue,
Denison, TX 75020