Email Newsletter - July 28, 2017
July 30, 2017
8th Sunday after Pentecost

5th Sunday Offering for the Florida United Methodist Children's Home

Sermon: Rev. Jim Berlau
Broken & Beautiful: "Inseparable"

Scripture: Romans 8:31-39

Nothing separates us from God; this is Paul's testimony. Not our inability to pray, not our inability to see God's plan for our lives, not our circumstances.  Our God is one who uses all of life to teach us something, to strengthen a place in us, to give us compassion toward others. With warm sun on the face, with humid summer winds at the back, God's people need to know the blessed assurance of the love of God that does not wane, not with long days or longer nights. The very present help of God stands with us in our trials and tribulations. For any distance or disconnect we feel from God is in our head, clouded by doubt or obscured by fear. In difficult times, we need to remember that God is closer to us than we can ever fathom.
New "Short-Term" Romans Bible Study
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 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!
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 10th  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 - August 13
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! 
Don't Miss Youth Sunday - August 13
Each year the student ministry here at Peace is given the awesome opportunity to lead worship for our church family. On Sunday morning August 13 th,  Peace youth will share their God given gifts and talents.

Our hope is that Peace will embrace students, not just as the leaders of the future, but as part of a generational church, working TOGETHER to serve and glorify God.  Don't miss this Sunday!  Come show our youth your love, encouragement and support. For more information about our program for middle school and high school students, go to our website or contact Brandon Sangster, Director of Student Ministries, 407-932-8223
Peace New Member Class - August 20
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. 
*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 or 321-689-6899.
Summer Worship Series #2: 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.

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
Bahamas Summer Mission Trip 2017 - St. Michael's Nassau:

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Sunday Worship Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. - Noon