Life @Parky february 2021

Generosity of Spirit

Generosity of spirit is the openness and willingness to share our own ‘gifts’ freely with others, joyously and willingly and without expectation of receiving anything in return. Generosity of spirit is created through respect and compassion for others; it involves experiencing and celebrating that which is important to another person.

When we share in this way, we generate abundance and increase prosperity for all. This helps us...

  • make a difference and transform situations;
  • generate creative and innovative solutions;
  • lead by example;
  • strengthen our acceptance of responsibility and that of others;
  • share our wisdom and knowledge for everyone’s benefit;
  • explore and build connecting threads where there were none before;
  • ...and foster peace and harmony.

And we can celebrate all that becomes possible as a result!

Paradoxically, while being generous in spirit means not expecting anything in return, it yields more to us than we could ever imagine. What we have given will come back to us in ways we may never have expected.

What have you given away freely? When have you felt able to be generous of spirit, expecting nothing in return? What has come back to you as a result?

Adapted from a Gayle Hardie article on GlobaLeadershipFoundation.com

Summary of Events...

And BAM! - 2021 has hit and we're into February already...

As you launch yourself into the full swing of things, take a moment to check out what's happening at Parky:


  • Come along to Parky each Sunday @9.30am to hear God's word from a variety of different speakers. In February we will be starting out looking at how we can be generous with our lives and then seeing what vision our church leadership has for Parky this year and beyond. Our Sunday services have a Creche facility, Kids Ministry and Youth Explorers so bring the whole family!
  • Pre-service prayer meeting - in the Community Lounge, Church House, Sunday mornings from 8.30am.
  • Online services - available on-demand at parkerville.church/live each week.
  • 21 February - Annual General Meeting @11.15am after the morning service (scroll down for more info).


  • 15 February - Blokes is back for 2021 and will be having its first meeting in the church on Monday, 15 February. Alan Donald will be sharing some of his life story over burgers - all blokes welcome! Cost is $10 for a burger and a drink. Contact Craig on 0427 979 710 or Brad on 0428 471 195 for more info.


  • Tuesday morning Craft will resume on Tuesday, 9 February meeting weekly during the school term in the church house from 9.30am. Contact Jo Weir on 0409 889 809 for more information.
  • Tuesday evening Craft will resume on Tuesday, 2 February meeting weekly in the main church building from 7pm during the school term. Contact Yvonne Claessens on 0417 172 315 for more information.


  • Toddler Jam will be back on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 meeting each week during the school term. Contact Michelle Terranova on 0435 071 282 for more information or to register for the morning session from 9.30am or afternoon session from 1pm.
  • Pursuit Young Adults is currently meeting each Wednesday night @7.30pm for Gather and Grow nights. Contact Brad Paterson on 0428 471 195 for more info.


  • C.A.F.E. The Thursday morning C.A.F.E. group will resume on 11 February, meeting weekly in the main church building during school terms from 9-12 noon. Creche is available! Contact Angela Ebert on 0402 011 207 for more information.


  • Youth Group will resume on Friday, 5 February. It meets on Friday nights at the church from 7.30-9.30pm. If your kids are already part of it then keep an eye on your emails otherwise contact Caleb on 0459 042 771 if you have high school age kids who would like to be part of the fun.
  • 19 February - Coffee Morning on the church deck (scroll down for more info)


  • 6 February Aspire Men's conference at Woodvale Baptist (scroll down for more info)

Finances last Month

2020 Budgeted giving - $31,250

Giving received as at 29 January ≈ $25,713

Building Loan as at 29 January - $559,213

General Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100008307

Building Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100013582

GiveWay: parkerville.church/give

“Every good & perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17

Safe WA

As our Parky Ministries start up again for 2021, don't forget that Mandatory Reporting is still in place for all churches and many other places of business. If you are meeting at the church for any reason can you please enter the time, your name and contact number on the reporting sheet in the church foyer or office reception areas, otherwise snap in your attendance using the QR codes on the entrance doors and the Safe WA app.

The app can be downloaded via the Apple App store https://apps.apple.com/au/app/safewa/id1539602865

or the Google Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.wa.health.SafeWA

For our Sunday morning services, we need to keep a close eye on attendance numbers for our capacity limits, so if you're in our system Deanne can note your attendance at the check-in desk to save you using the app.

Many thanks for your understanding!

Coffee Morning

We would love you to join us for a coffee morning on Friday, 19 February from 10am-12noon on the outside deck at the church.

This is an opportunity to get to know each other a little better and just have a general chat over a cuppa.

Hope to see you there!

Psalm 25:4 Show me your ways O Lord, teach me your paths

AGM - 21 February

Parky will be holding its Annual General Meeting of registered members on Sunday, 21 February @11.15am after the morning service. Come along to hear the direction the church will be taking for the year and as a member you are able to participate in some of the decision making in the church. All welcome to attend!

If you are interested in becoming a member or would just like more information on membership, please contact Senior Pastor Craig Lydon on 0427 979 710, our Chairperson Ken Wadley on 0409 680 925 or the church office on 9295 6789.

Church Weekend Away

Our Church Weekend Away is booked at the Baptist Camping Centre on the beach at Busselton for the weekend of 5-7 March 2021.

  • Our guest speaker for the weekend is Peter Christofides, Pastor at Mt Pleasant Baptist's Coolbellup campus.
  • Scripture Union will be running the kids activities for the weekend.
  • And yes, there will be an icecream van on Saturday afternoon again!

Accommodation is available in the form of dormitories onsite, tenting or caravanning nearby, or local hotels/holiday units/B&Bs.

Invitations were emailed out in January, but if you missed yours then please click here to register.

This will be a relaxing weekend away for all ages & stages, and we'd love to have you there with us!

Speak to Deanne or contact the office on 9295 6789 for more info.

Position Vacant

Derby Baptist Church in the West Kimberley is looking for someone interested in joining their ministry team as a property caretaker, someone who is self funded and looking for a sea change to come and join them on their 5 acre property.

The position is for an able bodied person who would be able to help maintain the Derby Baptist Church Ministry and Training Centre grounds and buildings and assist with small maintenance jobs.

Accommodation would be provided in the way of a two bedroom self contained air-conditioned house situated on the property.

For further information please contact Pastor Paul White on 0419952464 or email plbapderby@bigpond.com

Social Media @Parky

Did you know that Parky has a Facebook and Instagram page? We've been posting regular photos and updates of what's happening in the life of Parky, so 'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Parkychurch/ or follow @parkychurch on Instagram for access to this great way of staying in touch!

Sermon Podcasts Available

We hope you have been enjoying all that our Sunday preachers and speakers have had to say lately. If there is a sermon you have missed, would like to share with a friend or would simply like to hear again then please head to parkerville.church/live and listen to or download the sermon of your choice!

Prayer Points

Continue to pray for our world as it struggles with the burden of Covid19.

Pray for our church leaders as ministries start up again, for God's kingdom to grow in our local community through His Parky church family. Give thanks for their faithful commitment to His purpose.

Pray for our children as schools resume for the year. Give thanks for the teachers and workers at the schools who work so hard in educating them and feeding into their lives on so many levels.

Pray for our Parky Annual General Meeting, as our leaders and members make decisions on finance and direction for the church in 2021.

Pray for those attending the coffee morning, for a sense of fellowship and friendship as they catch up.

Continue to pray for preparations for our Church Weekend Away, that this will be an opportunity for both young and old, new and established, to take time out, relax and get to know each other a little better.

Continue to pray for the Parky Care Team, giving thanks for the difference they are making in the lives of those they have contact with from our community.

Continue to pray for God's prompting on our church family, for people to step up and fill gaps in our volunteer ranks.

Continue to pray for provision to meet our financial needs this year. Pray for continued wisdom in our financial management and generosity in spirit as a church.

Continue to pray for those who are grieving, unwell or recovering from injury.

Continue to pray for the missionaries we support as a church, for God’s protection & blessing over them as they bless those around them.

What's on @Parky

Office Staff

The church office is open from 9am to 3pm Tuesdays to Thursdays.

  • Ps Craig Lydon (Senior Pastor) - craig@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Ps Brad Paterson (Associate Pastor) - brad@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Ps Rowan du Boulay (Discipleship Pastor) - rowan@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Deanne Dunlop (Business Manager) - deanne@parkerville.net.au - Tue-Thu
  • Kris Gibson (Admin Assistant) - kris.gibson@parkerville.net.au - Tue & Thu
  • There is a wide variety of Journey Groups available
  • Meeting in various home and online at various times to encourage each other, study God's word and share together.
  • Ken Wadley: 0409 680 925
  • Pursuit Young Adults group meet weekly on Wednesdays
  • 18 years +
  • Brad Paterson: 0428 471 195

C.A.F.E. (Coffee And Friendship Etc!)

  • C.A.F.E. meets weekly @ the Church during school terms
  • Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am
  • Tuesdays 7-9.30pm
  • Thursdays 9-12noon (creche available)
  • Angela Ebert: 0402 011 207
  • Toddler Jam meets weekly @ the Church during school terms
  • For parents, carers and their kids up to kindy age
  • Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am & 1.00-2.30pm
  • Michelle Terranova: 0435 071 282
  • Youth Group meets weekly @ the Church during school terms
  • Years 7-12
  • Fridays 7.30-9.30pm
  • Caleb Terranova: 0459 042 771
  • Blokes meets monthly @ the Church
  • One Monday a month @6.30pm
  • Brad Paterson: 0428 471 195
  • Craig Lydon: 0427 979 710

Sunday Kids & Youth Activities

Go to our website parkerville.church/children for online and printable resources.

Parents’ Room - available for young children supervised by a guardian

Crèche - available for toddlers 6 months-4yrs from 9.20am at the west end of the Church Building

Parky Kids Ministry - Available for all primary school aged children at the west end of the Church Building. Starts straight out in the Kids Min worship area whilst we are still in Phase 4 of restriction lifting. Otherwise starts in the main church auditorium @9.30am, then kids go out into their groups with leaders: Possums (Kindy-Yr 1); Trailblazers (Yrs 2-4); DTeam (Yrs 5-6). Alternative activities available during school holidays.

Youth - Explorers (Years 7-10) On during the message in the Youth Shed, usually takes a break for school holidays

Physical & Online Services


910 Seaborne Street, Parkerville

Office: 9295 6789


web: parkerville.church

Thanks to Aussie Broadband for their sponsorship of Parky's NBN!!