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Park Avenue UMC of Mooresville 

648 West Park Ave. Mooresville NC 28115

704-663-3683

As of February 4th, 2024: 

10:30am Service

9:30am Sunday school (children and adults)

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NEW TIMES

We have changed our service and Sunday school hours! Starting Fedruary 4th 2024

Now- 9:30am Sunday School (adults and children)

10:30am Service

~Sunday~

February 25, 2024


Sermon: "Fan or Follower"


Scripture:  Mark 8:31-38


Lectionary Readings for February 25, 2024

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38


Lectionary Readings for March 3, 2024

Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22


Holiday Spotlight

MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL- FEBRUARY 13th

Mardi Gras Carnival is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday and is celebrated by the countries who have a high Roman Catholic population. Traditionally it is the day prior to the season of Lent where religious leaders at the time incorporated pagan traditions to absorb the local festivities as their own. In the United States the festival dates back to March 3, 1699 when French explorers Iberville and Bienville landed in what is now called Louisiana a little south of New Orleans. 

The decades that followed in New Orleans marked the holiday with street parties, masked balls, and lavish dinner parties but when the Spanish took control of New Orleans they abolished the rituals and banned the parties until Louisiana became a state in 1812. A few other traditions are throwing beads and other small trinkets, dancing in the streets and eating King Cake. The king cake is made with brioche dough filled with many fillings such as cream cheese, cinnamon, chocolate and pecans and decorated with royal colored glazing, icing or sugars. Inside each King Cake is a small figurine of a baby inside one slice. The baby in the cake is found by a guest who becomes king or queen of the festival and traditionally hosts the next year's party. 

On Mardi Gras a bunch of students dressed in colorful costumes and danced through the streets and set the premise for the first Mardi Gras parade 10 years later. The festivities were well-received but were halted once again during the American Civil War. Louisiana is the only state that recognizes Mardi Gras as a legal holiday. 



VALENTINE’S DAY- FEBRUARY 14th

Valentine’s Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Valentines or just Saint Valentines day. This one is extremely popular and honors Saint Valentine and expresses love and gratitude to loved ones. 

In history Valentines Day originated in Europe and made its way to North American in the 19th century by British settlers. 

Saint Valentine has man stories associated with him but the most popular version is he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers that were forbidden to marry and ministering to the persecuted Christains in the Roman empire. In this legend Saint Valentine healed his jailer’s daughter and before his execution wrote her a letter signed “your Valentine”

Valentine's Day grew into the romantic love holiday in the 14th century where courtly love flourished. Later on in 18th Century England it was an occasion in which lovers presented flowers, confectionery sweets, and cards. Today it is a significant holiday recognized culturally and commercially in many countries around the world despite not being a public holiday.  




Next Events:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 3:00 PM – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help pick chicken for the upcoming dinner.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST, 4:00 – 7:00 PM – CHICKEN & DUMPLING DINNER! Volunteers and donations of homemade pound cakes and brownies are needed.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH, 6:00 PM – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP MAKE AND ROLL DUMPLINGS

SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS! Turn your clocks AHEAD 1 hour at bedtime.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH 6:00 PM – ASPIRE WOMEN’S GATHERING! Ladies, mark your calendars for this special night of laughter, learning, stories and music. This event will be held at Fair View UMC, Mooresville. Pastor Vickie will post a sign-up sheet for those interested in attending. The cost is $35. Please see the bulletin insert for more information

SARAH MELLNIK WILL BE SERVING AS OUR PRAYER CHAIN COORDINATOR – You may contact her by phone at 704-754-0844 by text, or email smellnik99@aol.com 

PARK AVENUE WILL BE COLLECTING ladies personal items each month for the Maidens and Matrons Boutique ministry at Freedom Christian Center in Mooresville. This will be an ongoing outreach ministry of the church. We will be collecting NEW Bras, Panties (any size) and feminine hygiene products. Please have your items at the church by the 2nd Sunday so they can be delivered to Freedom Christian Center before the 3rd Saturday shopping day.

COVID-19 and Health Updates

OPEN FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP. We ask that you follow CDC guideline. The CDC has announced that mask are not required for indoor worship but ask that you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. For yours and everyone's safety please be cautious- if you do not feel well stay home and join us online via Facebook.

HEARING IMPAIRED - We are excited to announce that we are adding in a headset option for the hearing impaired for our in-person worship. We currently have 6 direct wireless over-the-ear set. Additionally, we will have 2 lines open for your personal Bluetooth headsets. We hope this will help share the love of Jesus to more people at a volume anyone can hear