Women’s Retreat
Women of all ages will gather together for their annual retreat on April 26-28th at the Prothro Center on Lake Texoma.  We are excited to share this time of fellowship and spiritual growth. Nika Maples will be our speaker this year. The theme will be “Transformed.” Registration is now open. Members of the retreat committee will be available in the atrium before and after worship this morning to answer any questions you may have. The cost is $125 for overnight retreaters and $75 for day-only retreaters.

Youth Ministry

  • Sunday, February 25th: Connect from 5-7:30pm! Dinner will be provided and we will continue our series on Christian Sexuality
  • Wednesday, February 28th: PAWS for a Cause! From 5:15-6:25. We will have a silent auction until 6:10pm and live auction from 6:15-6:25.
  • Saturday, March 2nd: Game night at Western Heights!

Little Red Wagon
Kids, Daisy’s Little Red Wagon will be here on Sunday, March 24. So get your coin cans out and start filling them up!  All the proceeds will go to our annual Grace Offering that funds our outreach ministries locally and worldwide. 
Thank You
I would like to thank everyone for the prayers and words of encouragement that helped me through a difficult time.  The beautiful card from the Mary Martha Class made my day.  Thank you, Pamela Hendrickson 
Celebrate Recovery
Joshua’s Crossing Celebrate Recovery has begun a new series of Step Studies on Monday evenings from 6:00—7:30 at 7201 FM-691 Denison, TX  75020. Classes will be open to new members through March. Childcare is available.  Celebrate Recovery is based on the principles taught in the beatitudes and is a truly life changing experience. See Paul Waggoner, Kirk Pendergrass or contact Chelsey (903) 821-2294 for more information.
Family Promise
During the week March 3-9, we will host families in the Ark who are situationally homeless.  This ministry helps them while they are working to secure a more permanent place to live.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals. If you can help, please contact Pat Emery.
Prayer & Fasting
March 17-31 will be a two week period of prayer and fasting. This is a time where we lift up all the outreach efforts supported by our Grace Offering and seek God’s guidance for giving.  We will have some guides available on March 10.  
PAWS for a Cause
This Wednesday, February 28th at 5:15 PM we will  have a PAWS for a Cause.  In addition to dinner, we will have a Dessert Silent Auction, with all proceeds going towards camp/mission trip scholarships for Park Avenue Youth.  Support our youth group by donating your favorite dessert to be included in the silent auction by signing up on the church app or contact Tyler. 
The main meal will be prepared by our Youth Group under the supervision of Christine Kirkbride & Rhonda McClure. We will be having Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans, Garlic Toast, Salad, & Dessert.   
Prayer Requests
Prayer List—Linda Martindale, Doug Beam, Che Che Smith, Jane Smith-Williams, Waymon Hinson, Patrick Mullins, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark, Brian Karguth, Pamela Hendrickson, Houston McClure, Neal & Judy Odom
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Sue Lain Harrington, Tyler Cope, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Jane Butler
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Joyce Henshaw, Daisy Miller, Sandra Aynes
Expectant Mothers—Breanna Menifee
MissionsHammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe”  Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia), Jhon & Deisy Gonzalez (Bogota, Colombia), Adrian & Gabriela Galvan (Paraiso, Monterrey)
Friends of Park Avenue—Rebekah Taylor, Nicholas Taylor (great niece & nephew of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of  orphanage in Mexico), Greg Oliver (father of Karee Earnhart), Marsha Jones (former member), Charlotte Harris (great niece of Steve & Donna Hodge), Frances Dickson (friend of Joyce Milton)

Please notify the church office at for updates.
Good morning and welcome to our worship service. If you are a guest with us this morning we welcome you and invite you to join in with us as we honor our Creator and Savior.

With the mild weather we’ve been having for the last week or so, we are all anxiously looking forward to Spring. I’m not a gardener but I know many of you are, and I suppose it’s about that time for you to start thinking of what to plant and already anticipating enjoying those vegetables that will come along. My father had a small garden when I was young and I remember how excited he was when he’d bring in a pepper or a tomato or an eggplant. There was a feeling of joy and pride when his work showed results.

Today, we will be in John 15. Jesus talks about his disciples bearing fruit. He reminds them that their work and faithfulness will yield results and those results will bring the Father glory. Bearing fruit is a mark of a disciple of Jesus and, just like my father, this fruit will bring us joy.

We need to be reminded that our lives in Him are bringing about positive and wonderful results. We are bearing fruit and, in that, we find joy!
The Big Event
The City of Denison is hosting the first annual Big Event on Saturday, March 23. This is a community outreach event assisting Denison residents with outdoor projects such as painting fences, yard clean up, gardening, and small repairs. The city is calling for teams of volunteers to help with these projects and Park Avenue is putting one together. Call the church office or fill out our online form for more information. Let’s be a blessing to our community!

Two Week Prayer and Fasting—March 17-31
Daisy’s Little Red Wagon—March 24
Grace Offering / Easter—March 31


Sunday Schedule
Adult Bible Class
9AM Room D
10:00 AM
Children Dismissed to Bible Classes at
0 - 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life Center
Youth Group Activities
Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations.