Youth Ministry
  • Sunday January 2: Park Avenue Youth will meet from 5:30-7:30PM in the Gym!
  • Winterfest,  January 14-16: Please get signed up as soon as possible! For registration link see Tyler.
  • Sweetheart Banquet, February 13! More details to come!

Bridal Shower
Join us for a bridal shower for Lindsee Pryor next Sunday, January 9 from 1:30-3PM in the Atrium. Lindsee & Caleb are registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and  Amazon.
Man Alive
Men, join us on Saturday, January 8 to kick off our first Man Alive breakfast together. Iron Sharpens Iron, and you do that by showing up and hearing the Word shared and an encouraging testimony from another man. This coming Saturday we will hear from Lance Claborn.
Marriage Getaway Weekend, February 26-27
The marriage retreat will be at Lake Murray, State Lodge, Ardmore, OK again this year. The cost is $200 per couple. Register at

Discipleship Making Communities
Start your year walking with God and join others in that journey in one of the Disciple-Making Community  offerings on Wednesday night. A DMC is offered for all ages, and stages of life. 
Do you feel overwhelmed? Constantly distracted? And you are ready to hear the voice of God and live life to the fullest in 2022? Join a new DMC on Wednesday night as Lantz Howard shares about how you can live a focused life and get more done by taking time to slow down and center on powerful spiritual practices that will transform your life, business, family, and marriage in 2022. 
What would it take to see Texoma transformed for the gospel and 100 people to come to Christ in 2022?  Join the next 8-week Disciple-Making Movement Training that will begin February 6 at 12:00 PM. Learn how a few people can lead a discipleship movement in Texoma. This training is open to anyone who is spiritually hungry to see God move in our community. 

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)

Last week in The Messenger we started to look at the Top Ten Proverbs for a New Year.  Here are Proverbs 5-10:

Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.

Did you spend more time in 2021 making money than building relationships?  Were you obsessed with making money and now realize a year in your life is gone and you have missed out on too many life experiences?  When it comes to priorities in life, if money is at the top of your list then your list needs some serious adjusting in 2022!
Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
Mistakes made in 2021 are in the past, so don’t make them a pattern.  You did something foolish last year, don’t do it again.  Everyone makes mistakes.  Fools make the same mistakes over and over again.  Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results. 
Proverbs 10:7
The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
Another year is gone and with it another building block in the legacy you will leave behind.  What will your family and friends remember you for?  Start building a legacy of goodness in 2022.  Do something outrageously good this year, something people will talk about and be inspired by for years to come!
Proverbs 21:20
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
Was 2021 characterized as the year of consumption - make money and spend it!  God doesn’t give us stuff so we can consume it all.  Save some.  Give some away.  See every resource you are blessed with in 2022 not just as something for you to consume, but see it as some way you can bless others!
Proverbs 13:3
He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
There's a good chance that many of the problems you had in 2021 were because you spoke without thinking.  Think, then speak.  God gave us two ears and one mouth -- I think he was trying to tell us something!
Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Delight in all the joys around you every day.  Laugh more in 2022 than you did in 2021.
 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