History

2009
Leadership Assigned

Matt & Darla Martin agree as pastor couple to lead the church plant from Martindale Mennonite Church.

September 2, 2009
First Leadership Team Meeting

Those in attendance: Nelson Bowman (Bishop), Matt Martin (Pastor), Roger Martin (Secretary), John Rutt (Treasurer), Nevin Stauffer

November 2009
Offer Accepted on Church Building

The building committee offered $900,000 to Reamstown Church of God and they responded with a counter-offer of $980,000. It was agreed by the Parkview Leadership Team that this was fair price and the counter-offer was accepted.

November 2009
Church Name Decided

A church name was discussed at length with many pros and cons of several different names. A motion was made and approved for Parkview Mennonite Church as the official name of the new congregation.

November 2009
Support Roles Added

Roles of Small Group Coordinator and Trustee are filled to give support to the leadership team.

December 2009
Details, Details, Details

Deciding on a start date, order of service, and starting time are some items being discussed during this time.

Material items such as a sign, songbooks, A/V equipment and insurance are all details that are being ironed out.

Roles like Song leaders, Sunday School teachers, Greeters, Ushers and the Kitchen Committee are also configured.

January 10, 2010
First Service

The first service was held on January 10, 2010 and a fellowship meal followed the service.

January 29, 2010
Building Settlement

Settlement for the church building transpired on January 29, 2010 with a loan amount of $670,600.

2010
Plan, Plan, Plan

Lots of planning and organizing came during this year, including Host Family, Baby Dedication, Coffee Fellowship, Talent Night, structuring Parkview membership and planning for an ordination.

Febuary - March 2011
Ordination

An ordination was planned to bring on a pastor and 2 elders. After names were given it was clear that 3 pastors should be called. John & Andrea Rutt, Roger & Arlene Martin, and Steve & Betty Martin were ordained as pastors.

June 2011
Loan Update

The loan on the building is now $419,638.63

June 2011
First Discipleship Class

The first discipleship class takes place with 14 new members and 7 people transferring membership from another church.

December 2011
New Pulpit

Parkview member Wilmer Zimmerman crafted an oak pulpit and replaced the existing one.

September 2013
Loan Update

The loan on the building is now $190,311.62

April 2014
Building Updates

New projectors were installed in the sanctuary along with new basement stairs.

August 2014
Loan Update

The loan on the building is now $109,299.17

July 2015
Loans Paid Off

The last loan payment was made and the $670,600 loan was paid off in a little over five years.

October 2015
New Sound System

A new sound system was installed to update the antiqued sound equipment.

2016
Year of Blessing

Being the building loans were paid off the decision was made to dedicate 2016 as a year of blessing for needs that arose around us.

Febuary 18-20, 2016
First Parkview Marraige Retreat

The first Parkview Marriage Retreat was held for couples in the church.

June 2019
More Leaders

The need was felt for more leaders, so Nelson & Christa Rutt, and Sheldon & Ashley Martin were ordained as pastors. A Worship Coordinator was also designated to bring more structure within the Worship Leaders and Song Leaders.

2019
Church Affiliation Process

A process was started within the district in regards to church affiliation with Lancaster Conference. Much discussion, prayer, and communication ensued during 2019. At the end of the process, two congregations decided to part ways with the Martindale District and three congregations along with Parkview decided to stay within the district.

2020
COVID-19

COVID-19 brought many challenges, mainly with how services were conducted. For a period of time all services were only live streamed. As restrictions loosened we started with 2 services and then eventually joyfully reconvened as an entire congregation.

March 2021
New Roof

A new roof and skylights were installed.

2022
District Reimagined

The Martindale District launched into a ten year vision of creating disciples and multiplying the body of Christ.

2023
Renovations

The sound room was expanded to include more room for video equipment. Also the men's bathroom was also remodeled and updated.

2024
Ordnation

Ordination is scheduled in the spring. We are looking for two pastors, so we will see how God works though this.