PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Email Newsletter - April 20, 2018
THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Blood Drive in the Parking Lot!

Sermon: Rev. LeeAnn Inman
Awakening Our Wonder: 
"Lighten Up"
(with some comical surprises)
 
Scripture: 
Isaiah 9:1-4

Life can be serious business. Certainly, watching the daily news can give the impression that there is little good to find in the world. But what if we made the intentional choice to lighten up--to "spin" life in a little different way as we look for the delight and especially, humor, in life? A lot of people cite the ability to make us laugh as a number one thing they look for in friends and spouses. Many comedians have the knack for seeing everyday life in ways that make us laugh. Perhaps laughter is the best medicine.
All-Church Campout - April 21
Camping! We love it--especially when it involves activities like a hayride, line dancing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, outdoor movie, bounce house, night hike, volleyball, kickball, manhunt, gaga ball, s'mores, board games and crafts.

The cost is only $15 for first person, $10 for second person up to max of $35 per family. The campout starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and includes dinner (taco bar), snacks, and breakfast. 

For those who want join us for activities and dinner but not spend the night, the price is $10 for the first person and $5 dollars for the second person with a max of $20 per family. This covers the price of dinner, activities and s'mores! 

We're meeting at the church on Saturday, April 21st at 4:00 p.m. Please do bring your tents, camp chairs, flashlights and sleeping bags. Anyone under the age of 18 will require a chaperone. ( Please no alcohol or pets. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.)   It's not too late to join the fun - see you tomorrow!
New 6-Week Monday Morning Book Study - April 23
Every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. we hold a book study in the Peace youth room. We've just completed a New Testament Disciple Fast Track study. This Monday, April 23 rd join us as we begin a new 6-week study of the book Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling with Questions People Ask by Adam Hamilton. This book examines the fourth other major world religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism-comparing their beliefs to Christianity. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact the church office peacechurchoffice@gmail.com .
Susanna Wesley Circle - April 24
Susanna Wesley Circle, a UMW Bible Study, will meet Tuesday, April 24 th at 9:30 a.m. at Peace. We are studying Friendships of Faith: A Shared Study of Hebrews. (Study #24). All ladies are invited to join us. For more information, please call Deanna Greenman, 407-812-5499 or Roberta Jones, 851-819-5234.
Free Introduction to Essential Oils Class - April 25
Join us on Wednesday, April 25th, at 6:15 p.m., for an opportunity to learn more about the uses and benefits of essential oils. Lights snacks will be served. This is a FREE class. Please RSVP by signing up on the table in the back of the sanctuary.  For more information, contact the Peace Church office. 
Peace New Member Class - April 29
If you are looking for a church home, then we invite you to join our 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. 

Join us on Sunday, April 29th   from 12:15-12:45 p.m. for an 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. Should you have any questions, or wish to join the class, please contact Rev. LeeAnn Inman 407-462-7374 or revleeann@gmail.com .
Free Joy Workshop - May 12
As humans, we often use the term "joy" as a synonym for happiness. But as a "fruit" of the Spirit, (Galatians 5: 22-24) true Joy is awakened in us as we grow in the image of our Lord Jesus. In his experiential workshop "Awakening the Joy Within", Tom Acey presents a practical guide to us to direct us in our daily lives to live a joyful life. An experienced facilitator and workshop creator, Tom has presented the Joy Workshop here at Peace several times over the past few years. He will be presenting another workshop on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m . Whether you are a new participant or one who has experienced the Joy Workshop in the past, come and discover a transformation of your mind that the Apostle Paul refers to in Romans 12:2. Please sign up on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Questions? 407-791-3424 or email tomacey2004@yahoo.com .
Peace Summer Camp Registration Now Open
Our Peace Children's Ministry is once again offering 3 weeks of Summer Camp in 2018. Camp runs June 4th - 22nd (Monday - Friday) from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 - noon with an extended day option until 4:00 p.m. The cost for half a day is only $90.00 per week ($30.00 deposit per week due with registration). The extended day is an additional $35.00 per week.  You may register for all three weeks, or choose the week(s) that best fits your summer schedule. Contact  Julie Chatfield for more information. 

June 4th - 8th: Under The Big Top - You won't want to miss this three-ring circus that includes lessons from some of the Bible's most interesting characters.

June 11th - 15th: Winter Extreme - Grab your coat and hat as we go skating to sled riding, build snowmen and have snowball fights.  Even more Extreme is diving into God's word as we take an EXTREME look Jesus' teachings.

June 18th - 22nd:  Peace Has Talent - Kids will take center stage as they plan and prepare a talent show, all while getting up-front instruction on how to live a life of worship. 
Upcoming Harmony Groups & Outreach Opportunities
Sunday, April 22nd - Peace Blood Drive from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. In the Peace parking lot - giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a HUGE difference in the lives of others. Please take time to give this Sunday!

Wednesday, April 25th - Introduction to Essential Oils from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Meeting at Peace - come learn more about the uses and benefits of essential oils. Lights snacks will be served. This is a FREE class - sign up on table in the sanctuary.

Friday, April 27th IDignity Outreach Event from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meeting at Peace and carpooling to event - restoring dignity and hope by helping clients obtain ID - sign up on table in the sanctuary.

Friday, April 27th Disney Divas @4:30 p.m. Meeting at Peace and carpooling to EPCOT for the Flower & Garden show (must provide your own park entry ticket or annual pass).

Tuesday, May 1st Pastor Jim's Peace Pub Group @ 7:00 p.m. Meeting at House of Beer: 13526 Village Park Dr., Orlando.

Wednesday, May 2nd Pastor LeeAnn's Book Club @ 10:00 a.m. Meeting at Shari Fling's home: 2608 Burwood Ave., Orlando. We are currently reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L-Engle.

Wednesday, May 2nd Retire Fearlessly Workshop from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meeting at Peace (dinner and childcare provided) sign up on table in the sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 16th Essential Oil Workshop "Make & Take" from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meeting at Peace - stress away bath salts, lavender cream, uplifting mood roller & more (cost $10 for all supplies) sign up on table in the sanctuary.
Mixed Blessings Class - Sunday Mornings 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Mixed Blessings Class is an interactive small group that meets on Sundays in Classroom 3 (C) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Facilitators rotate as we explore a book together. Discussion is encouraged on how each lesson relates to our current human experiences and spiritual growth. It can be described as a studying support care group for those who love the Lord and seek a closer relationship with HIM.
Help Us Raise the Roof!
As with any building, our church has needed care and attention through the years. Thanks to the generous support of our members and friends who have donated their skills, time and finances, Peace has been blessed with many recent renovations and upgrades. Yet, there are still areas of our church home that need immediate attention-the most urgent need being the church roof.
 
Following Hurricane Irma, our Trustee Committee identified dozens of small leaks that damaged interior ceiling tiles. Multiple roof inspections and estimates have given us the same news. The roof must be replaced (preferably before the next hurricane season) and the cost will be around $80,000. The winds from the storm were simply too much for 13 year old roof shingles already weakened by time and the Florida heat. Unfortunately, our hurricane insurance deductible is over $100,000 and the current roof is no longer under its original warranty.
 
Peace is blessed to be completely debt free, but we find ourselves facing a large expense that wasn't included within our normal church operating budget. Please pray about this roof project and what you can do to support it--any gift, large or small will help. Donations may be made online at www.peaceumcorlando.org or via cash or check (please write ROOF on the memo line or envelope). Help us raise the new roof!

Year to date we have raised $27,500!
Peace Happenings:
  

 It's bug week at the Peace Preschool - they hatched butterflies!

Peace Children's Ministry
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Peace United Methodist Church  |407-438-8947Website |
NEW CHURCH OFFICE EMAIL: peacechurchoffice@gmail.com  

Rev. LeeAnn Inman, Lead Pastor - revleeann@gmail.com 
Rev. Jim Berlau, Associate Pastor - jimbpeaceumc@gmail.com 
Sunday Worship Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

The Peace Church Office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - Noon.  For EMERGENCIES after normal business hours, call 407-438-8947 Ext. 203 and follow the instructions to reach our Pastor on call.