Congratulations to Tyler & Alyssa Cope on the birth of their baby boy, Nehemiah Windle Cope born Monday, December 20 at 10:56 AM, weighing 8lbs 10oz and 20 1/2 inches long.
Thank You’s
Thank you for your support and comforting words. We gratefully appreciate and thank you for the cards, flowers, visits, and kind expressions of sympathy during this very difficult time. Our hearts were touched and will always be remembered. Patti Morgan & Family
A simple thank you does not seem enough to express our gratitude for the love and kindness that has been shown to us during this difficult time.  A special thank you to Todd and Basil for the beautiful service for Jane and for the ladies who prepared a lovely meal.  Thank you. The Family of Jane Scroggins
We wish to express our gratitude to Tyler Cope and the youth group who surprised us with a visit, singing Christmas carols and brought us a beautiful poinsettia. We are so thankful for your thoughtfulness and remembrance of us at this busy time of year.  Your visit was more uplifting than you will ever know. Ray & Marsha Jones
Youth Ministry
  • December 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:

Reader's Library
Today, Sunday, December 26 during worship we will offer a Reader's Library for children to borrow books to read in lieu of classes.
Holiday Schedule
Sunday, December 26 - No Childrens’ Classes (Readers Library), Adult Bible Class will meet

Monday, December 27 - Church Office Closed

Wednesdays, December 29 - No Classes
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, Karen Brode
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), Minnie Gonzalez (friend of PACOC, Melba Ballou (former member)

As we say goodbye to 2021 and say hello to 2022 it's smart to have a plan to make the coming year better than the previous one.  To do that we all need wisdom and, when it comes to wisdom, the biblical book of Proverbs is the place to go.  I've scoured through the wisdom of Solomon and leave these Top Ten Proverbs with you to help you make the most of the coming year:

Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
Be thankful for your past and learn from your past but don’t live in your past.  Focus on the future.  2021 is over and 2022 is here.  Spend more time looking to the future than rehashing the past.  There's a reason why your car's windshield is a lot bigger than the rearview mirror.
Proverbs 11:13

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
You don’t have to let everyone know everything you know.  As tempting as it is to share those juicy secrets about someone, be a person who has the strength to keep things confidential.  Too many people are slandered and too many relationships are destroyed by gossip. Loose lips do sink ships!
Proverbs 11:27
He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
What do you look for in people?  If you look for faults, you will find them. If you look for strengths, you will find them.  Be a person who looks for the good in people rather than the bad.  Remember, what you look for in others will be what others look for in you!
Proverbs 17:14
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
How often do we escalate conflict by picking a fight?  So many arguments are over insignificant matters.  Say it aloud, "It's not that big a deal."   Drop it and move on!
(continued next week)
 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