PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Email Newsletter - July 21, 2017
THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
July 23, 2017
7th Sunday after Pentecost
New Worship Series

Sermon: Rev. LeeAnn Inman
Broken & Beautiful: "Labor Pains"


Scripture: Romans 8:12-25

Paul writes his letter to the Romans with the pain of a broken world in mind. He tells us that our suffering is nothing compared to the glory about to be revealed in us. All creation is waiting, like a woman in childbirth, to see the revealing of the children of God.  Labor pain is not a fruitless pain.  It is pain with a promise of new life. We are that new life, ever forming and reforming under God's skillful hands. God is still pushing and guiding us to live as the new creations we were made in Christ. This kind of creation and rebirth is often uncomfortable, but God is using all of it to transform us. There is no pain that God cannot use or redeem. There is no struggle that God can't use to strengthen us. This is God's power to create beauty from brokenness, to bring life out of pain.
Worship Series: Broken & Beautiful 
BROKEN & BEAUTIFUL:  Good News for Tough Times -  Paul knew the Christian life was a perilous one, and the world in which the church was growing and spreading was unpredictable and increasingly diverse. In this series covering some of the most intriguing and inspiring passages from the book of Romans, we learn how God sustains us in the midst of brokenness, both within and without, helping us find wholeness and unity, no matter what crises we are facing.
 
July 30th - Broken & Beautiful: "Inseparable" - Romans 8:26-39 No amount of brokenness can separate us from the love of God in Christ

August 6th - Broken & Beautiful: "All-Inclusive Grace" - Romans 9:1-5 God chooses us all, despite human differences

August 13th  - Youth Sunday - special recognition for students and teachers

August 20th - Broken & Beautiful: "The End of the Law" - Romans 10:5-15 Grace restores what is broken

August 27th - Broken & Beautiful: "Today's Broken Places" - Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Though brokenness remains, we can trust in God's mission of restoration

September 3rd  (Labor Day Weekend) - Broken & Beautiful Stories of how we've found beauty in our brokenness
New "Short-Term" Bible Study Begins This Week!
You are invited to jump into the book of Romans with us from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Youth Room beginning July 23rd and running each Sunday through September 3rd. This "short-term" bible study promises to be an engaging look at one of the most challenging books in the Bible.  Taught by Cindy Wheatley, this class will run concurrently with our new worship series "Broken & Beautiful," as we use Paul's masterpiece for the foundation of our understanding of how beauty and good news are found within the challenging times we encounter.  There is no need to register for the class, just come on in!  We hope to see you there!

New Member Class - July 23
If you are looking for a church home, then we invite you to join our summer new member class.  For those coming from different denominations or other faith backgrounds, this class provides a supportive setting in which to learn more about Peace Church, United Methodism and what church membership means. There is no obligation to join Peace just because you take the class. We will be glad to have you participate and explore your spiritual gifts. The class will progress through the following steps:  
 
*Sunday, July 23rd -  12:15-1:00 p.m.: Introductory Session: We will provide you with a copy of A Disciple's Path: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church. This will serve as your study guide for your journey into a deeper relationship with Christ.

*Sunday, August 20th - 12:15-2:30 p.m.: Workshop and Luncheon: We will talk in depth about our Peace family and any questions you may have as we approach your membership on the following Sunday. Lunch will be provided.

*Sunday, August 27th: Membership Sunday

Please RSVP   for the class by contacting Julie Chatfield at juleelchat@gmail.com or 321-689-6899.
Kids' Amazing Week of Creativity Camp July 31 - August 4
Calling all kids ages 2nd-rising 6th grade.  The Children's Ministries will be leading worship on Sunday, August 6th and we want YOU.  That's right, we need you to help us lead worship.  This experiences involves one week of camp July 31st-August 4th from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon where we will be learning and rehearsing everything that needs to happen during a morning of worship.  That includes the music, scripture, announcements, children's story and MORE! Then we get to lead the actual service on August 6th during both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. hours.  The cost for the experience is only $25.00 which covers the cost of snacks and a few supplies.  If your child is interested in participating please respond to Julie Chatfield, Children's Ministry Director, at  juleelchat@gmail.com .
New Griefshare Class Begins - August 10
Griefshare is a 13-week support group open to anyone who is dealing with the death of a loved one. It's a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.  You'll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone.  Our next class session will begin on August 10 th  meeting on Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the youth room.  For more information about this ministry, contact Gloria Barber at 407-276-4025.   
Second Saturday Church Workday - August 12
We hope to see you on August 12th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. noon for our next Second Saturday Church Workday. This is a great chance to serve with your family, friends or small group for a few hours. 

We will have a diverse list of projects to help all the ministries of Peace get ready for the new school year. Tasks for all ages that are both indoors and outdoors.  Don't forget to bring your gloves!   
Back to School Gift Card Drive
Our annual Peace School Supply Gift Card Drive is back!  As a new school year is quickly approaching, we again have the opportunity to bless many young people and their parents in this very tangible way.  Because supply lists vary so greatly from school to school, we are once again collecting gift cards and monetary donations.  We will distribute the gift cards to families with children associated with our congregation and our Meals Assistance Program.  If you bring in actual gift cards, please bring in as many as you want to contribute, but keep the denominations lower, like $10 to $20 and from major retailers like Target and Wal-Mart. You can drop them in the offering plate or at the church office.  We will be collecting through Sunday, August 13th Help give a child a great start to the new school year! 
Join Our Peace Hospitality Team
Peace Hospitality Team members are our front-line ministers of welcome.  If you love to meet and greet new people and old friends, the Hospitality Team is the perfect place to put your friendly disposition to work!  You would serve on Sunday about once a month, but FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING is guaranteed.  If you are traveling or working and cannot come for a Sunday, no problem. We try to accommodate your requests. TRAINING is provided and you'll get to know awesome fellow volunteers!

If you are interesting in joining this important team or have questions, you can contact Becky Brashears, 407-414-8659 or beckbrash@embarqmail.com or any one of the lead ushers: 9:30 a.m. - Bob Anderson, Tom Rose, Marvin Johnson or 11:00 a.m. - Spurgeon Nisbett, Al Morley, Jean Schall.  Our hospitality volunteers hold the 'open doors' and represent the welcoming heart of the church. 
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Rev. LeeAnn Inman, Lead Pastor & Rev. Jim Berlau, Associate Pastor

Sunday Worship Service 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.