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Join Us for Sunday Worship
9:30 am & 10:45 am
We look forward to seeing you.

Office Hours

Monday 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Thursday 9am – 1pm
Friday 9am – 1pm


Tuesday, February 11
9am - FP Quilters – FH
10:30am – Preschool - FLC
5pm – MR1 Reserved
6:30 – Praise Team – FLC

Wednesday, February 12
10:30am – Preschool – FLC

Thursday, February 13
10am – 11am – Preschool – MR1
5pm - 9pm – Upwards Basketball –FLC
7pm – Choir – Chapel

Friday, February 14
9am – 10am – Snap- ED – FH
12pm-2pm – Snap- ED-FH
10am – 11am – Preschool – FLC
6pm- Family Promise Valentines Dinner - FLC C

Saturday, February 15
8am - 2pm – Upwards Basketball – FLC
9am – 12pm - Preschool Open House – FH
9:30am – 12pm – Pancake Breakfast – FH
2pm – 6pm – Reserved- FLC 2pm – Prepare Lima Rescue Missions
4pm – Serve Lima Rescue Missions

Sunday, February 16
9:30am – Contemporary Service - FLC
10:45am – Traditional Service – Sanctuary
6pm – 7:30pm – Family Game Night -FLC

Family Promise Valentine's Day Dinner Fundraiser.
On Friday, February 14th at 6pm in the Family Life Center, there will be Dinner, Music, Auction, and a Raffle. Tickets are $10 each. Call Jodi McDaniel at 419-296-4703 today to reserve tickets.

Preschool is going Great! We will be having an Open House on February 15th from 9am -1pm… Currently, we are looking for Substitute Teachers and a permanent Teacher's Aide. Please contact the Church Office or Rev. Teresa Wenrick if you would like to serve in either one of these areas.

Sunday, February 16th from 6pm – 7:30 pm after the Missions Interest Meeting in the FLC. Fun for the whole family; please bring a snack to share…

Sunday, February 16th, 5:00 pm, Family Life Center. If you or a child of yours is interested in participating in the Summer Mission Trip, please plan on attending this informational interest meeting. The mission trip will take place July 12-17 at Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY. If you have questions or are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Pastor Teresa.

February 15th from 9:30 to Noon during Upwards Basketball games. Served in Fellowship Hall, a free will offering will be taken to benefit the Kids Connect and 456 ministries. Come and join us for breakfast and basketball!

Saturday, February 29th at St. Mark's UMC. Guest Speakers will be David & Mike Dixon. David & Mike will be sharing their Mission Trip Experiences to Russia to serve children in orphanages. Please RSVP to Pastor Ted by phone or text 419-230-4384 or email to

March 27-28, 2020 here in Lima. A weekend targeted to 8th to 12th grade students full of guest speakers, workshops and Spirit-filled worship. We encourage all ages to get involved. We will be sharing the love of Jesus Christ in Lima, Ohio by distributing over 50,000 pounds of food to those in need. GO to to register or for more information.

Mark your calendars: May 2nd, 9th, and the 16th from 9:30 am to Noon. Details to come.

Monday Morning Men's Bible Study
"In the Beginning", Study Genesis with Rev. Dr. Tom Holmes, every Monday morning at 6:30am in Meeting Room 2.

The Quilters Of Forest Park
Is a group of quilters and those that enjoy sewing who meet each Tuesday during the day in the Fellowship Hall. During this time, they create comforters and quilts for the Salvation Army and the Children's Developmental Center as well as work on individual projects. During lunch, they enjoy a short Bible Study. No sewing skills are necessary to enjoy the fellowship, so please join us any Tuesday!

Line Dancing
Please join us every Thursday in the Family Life Center (FLC) for line dancing. 6pm to 8pm. Ages 7yrs to 99yrs old. The cost is only $4.00 per session, per person. For additional information please contact Karen Kraft at 419-302-2869.

Youth Sunday Nights
Join us Sunday nights from 6pm - 7:30pm. Open to 7th - 12th grades.
1st Sunday of the month is D3, Dinner, Devo, and Dodgeball.
2nd Sunday of the month is Name That Worship Song.
3rd Sunday of the month is Bibles & Burritos.
4th Sunday of the month is Missions Possible!

Scrip Cards
Scrip Gift Cards Fundraising is available and will help raise funds for our Youth Group. Please place your orders today... Order Forms can be found outside the office or see Trish for an order form.
Forest Park is a Designated Drop Off for Toys for Tots
Make a Difference in a child's life, Donate a new unwrapped Toy. Drop boxes are located by the entrances. Call the Church Office for more information.
Jr. High & Children's Ministry Volunteers
We are gearing up for an exciting Jr. High & Children's program, and are in need of volunteers to help. If you would be willing to volunteer, please contact the church office at 419-227-8445.
Lima Rescue Missions (LRM)
Forest Park prepares, delivers, and serves the Lima Rescue Mission every 3rd Saturday of the month. 2020 Sign-up sheets to volunteer are located on the information board in the FLC.
Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Help us serve every 3RD Monday of the month at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen located at 125 S. Central Ave. For more information please contact Trish McKinney 419-905-6125

Get Acquainted
We are looking for hosts/hostesses to open their homes or coordinate a group here at the church for our "Get Acquainted" sessions. Pastor Teresa wants to know us better, what we do well and what possibilities there may be for the future of our wonderful church. All attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Each group will consist of approx. 15-20 people. If interested, please contact Jodi Jesko (SPR Chair) at 419-905-7951 or Pastor Teresa at 937-726-3758.

Upwards Basketball
Volunteers needed for the upcoming basketball evaluations on November 15th at 5pm and November 16th at 9am. Sign-up sheets are located on the table outside the Sanctuary for Traditional Service and on information table in the Contemporary Service. Also, if you have children that would like to participate in Basketball or Cheerleading. Upwards is open to Boys and Girls K4 through 4th Grade.

Fill The Hamper
HELP us be a BLESSING to others in need. Outside the office is a hamper please help us fill it with TRAVEL SIZE HYGIENE PRODUCTS. For more information contact the Church Office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a great way to get involved. You choose what to make and when and how to make it. Just remember to pray over the yarn and pray for the person receiving it. Include the washing/drying instructions.
Healing Shawl - knit pattern
Takes 3 skeins of yarn. Any size needles you are comfortable using. Cast on 63 stitches or any multiple of three.
First row: Knit 3, purl 3 to the end of the row.
Repeated pattern: Turn and knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.
Continue until the shawl is about 6 feet long All prayer shawls can be fringed or not. Just remember to make some-thing that will bring comfort and warmth to the recipient.

CUP item for February
Item for February are personal Hygiene items: For additional information check the (CUP) website at or visit them at 129 S. Pierce St. Lima, Ohio. For more information please contact Bethany Theis

The St. Mark's/Forest Park Produce Day
Thursdays 10am - 12 noon. Please bring a Photo ID to receive assistance. Volunteers are needed, please contact Tom Kiracofe. This week, we served 185 families.

Saving Cans
We are still saving cans for Youth Group. See Tom or Nikki for collection bin. Thanks for helping.

Youth Ministry Volunteers
We are gearing up for exciting fall programming and are in need of volunteers to help in our Youth Ministry area on Sunday evenings. If you would be willing to volunteer a few hours on Sunday night, please contact the church office, Jodi Wireman (419-905-6572) or Brenda Miller (567-204-2090).

Volunteers Needed for Our Children's Ministry.
Please find time to help in this important and valuable ministry. Jesus saw the value of children and we have so many who pass on the opportunity to experience their value. Please see Michelle Kirian for details.

Lima Rescue Missions (LRM)
Forest Park prepares, delivers, and serves the Lima Rescue Mission every 3rd Saturday of the month. Sign-up sheets to volunteer are located on the information board in the FLC.
Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Help us serve every 3RD Monday of the month at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen located at 125 S. Central Ave. For more information please contact Trish McKinney 419-905-6125
Prayer Room
Need a place to be with God? To meditate on His Word? Forest Park now has a Prayer room inside the library. Come and pray, or sit and read a book from the wide range of books. Located across from the Fellowship Hall, half way down the education wing.

Bags of noodles are currently being sold for $3.00 a bag. Stop by the office if you would like to pick any up to support the Forest Park Scholarship Fund.

Encouraging Involvement
Are you looking for a way to get involved and feel connected? The 9:30 Contemporary Service is looking for people who are interested in test driving some of the volunteer opportunities available in helping with the set up and tear down of the worship service each week. NO commitment, NO obligation, and NO strings attached. There is a bulletin board posted in the Family Life Center above the drinking fountains that you can sign up on or just come early or stay late and someone will help get you involved.
Jodi McDaniel (AKA Crazy Jodi) Contemporary Worship Chair
Great Job!!!
• Penny Pitch collected $337.70 for the Imagine Campaign. Thank you to all who donated!
• We were able to donate 971 rolls of toilet paper to Guiding Light through our Super Bowl Challenge! Thanks for all your donations.

did you know
Do you know that Forest Park has a library? It is located across from the Fellowship Hall. Open every day, including Sunday after each service, the library has books for all ages. The shelves are well-marked with the types of books available - from toddlers to teens to adults. There is a clipboard on the small bookshelves to sign out the books. There is no limit to the number of books and no time limit! So if you take a daily devotional, you would be expected to keep it for a year. When you bring the books back, just put them in the Book Return basket on the floor. There are many treasures in the library - why not see what you can find?