PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Email Newsletter - November 10, 2017
THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
November 12, 2017 
Sermon:  Tom Wilkinson
EARN. SAVE. GIVE.:  "Save All You Can"
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30

Like it or not, at the end of our lives we can't take our money or possessions with us. That reality underscores the deeper truth that everything we have belongs to God, who entrusts it to us as stewards. Wesley's direction to save all we can is not an invitation to hoarding but a call to the responsible use of money that belongs to God.  For we are servants of God who have been entrusted with money that belongs to God and are responsible for using that money in ways that are consistent with God's intention. That's what it means to be a "steward."

Peace would like to thank all of the Veterans who have served and are currently in service for our country.  We appreciate the sacrifices that have been made in order for us to live in a place where we can openly and freely worship God. May our Veterans be blessed!
Hunter's Creek Veterans Day Ceremony - November 11
On Saturday, November 11th, there will be a Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony at Osprey Park at 11:00 a.m.. All are invited to attend the ceremony, where our very own Men's Quartet, under the leadership of Jonathan Morris, will be performing. The event will be located at the Veterans Monument site located near the ball fields. More information can be found at http://www.hunterscreek.net if you have questions or need more details.  
Second Saturday Church Workday - November 11
We hope to see you on November 11th 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 improve the beauty of our church home.  There will be tasks for all ages that are both indoors and outdoors.  Don't forget to bring your work gloves!  Questions? Contact the Peace Church Office
Habitat for Humanity Workday - November 11
Habitat for Humanity Join us on Saturday, November 11 a fun, large Veteran's Day volunteer event.  We'll be joining 300 other volunteers to landscape 25 Habitat for Humanity homes in one day! From laying sod, to planting trees and flowers, there will be tasks for everyone. The volunteer age has been lowered to 14!  Contact Cathy Tschanz if you have questions or need more details.  
Commitment Sunday - November 19
Fall is traditionally the season in which we undertake our annual stewardship focus here at Peace. This means that we take time prayerfully to consider how we will respond to God's love as we support the ministries of this church in the coming year through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Our current worship series, Earn. Save. Give. and the companion book by Rev. James A. Harnish, are designed to help you in this process of discerning how God is calling you to support the vision of this congregation to make a difference of eternal significance in this community.

Next week you will receive a stewardship packet in the mail that includes a letter from Pastors LeeAnn and Jim, an overview of some of the amazing things happening here in ministry at Peace and a pledge card to help you think about how God is calling you to use your resources in 2018.  We are asking all people who desire to support the work of this congregation to submit their pledge cards by our Commitment Sunday on November 19th , the Sunday before Thanksgiving. You may also submit your pledge electronically via our website. These statements of commitment are one of the key points of guidance we use in developing our ministry budget for the coming year, and thus a critical part of the process.  If you have questions, or if you don't receive a packet in the mail, but you would like one, please check at the Welcome Table or contact the church office
New Member Class - November 19
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, November 19 th for an introductory session from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. 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 .
Collecting New & Gently Used Shoes - Until November 27
Hunter's Creek Middle School is collecting NEW and GENTLY worn shoes now through November 27th.  Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors.  These Micro-enterprises are small businesses in developing nations.  They are typically operated by one person or a family and friends, depending on the size.  All sizes styles and sizes will be accepted.  Their goal is to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes!  Please drop your donations off in the box located in our Peace sanctuary.
Mark Your Calendars Now for Peace Advent Celebrations
United Methodist Women Christmas Luncheon & Program - Saturday, December 2 - 11:45 a.m.

Hanging of the Greens - Sunday, December 3 - 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (all worship services)

Christmas Under the Stars - Wednesday, December 13 - 7:00 p.m.

Praise Team Christmas Cantata - Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 17 - 9:30 a.m.  

Peace Youth Christmas Party - Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 p.m.

Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata - Sunday, December 24 - ONE COMBINED SERVICE 10:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve Worship Services - Sunday, December 24
5:00 p.m.  Children's Service
6:30 p.m.  Contemporary Candlelight Service (Nursery)
8:00 p.m.  Contemporary Candlelight Service (Nursery)
9:30 p.m.  Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion

New Year's Eve Worship Service - Sunday, December 31 - ONE COMBINED SERVICE at 10:00 a.m.
Dress a Girl Around the World Schedule
Our "Dress a Girl Around the World" ministry makes dresses and dolls for little girls and shorts for little boys who live in poverty around the globe. Our sewing workshops are every Tuesday morning in the Peace youth room starting at 9:30 a.m. Don't know how to sew?  No problem, we can teach you!

Please note our holiday hiatus schedule--WE WILL NOT be meeting November 21st - January 2nd.  Our weekly Tuesday morning meetings will resume on January 9, 2018.
Annual Christmas Gift Share - December 10th
Do you have NEW or GENTLY USED items that you would like to give away for someone to use as Christmas gifts?  Peace is once again sponsoring a day of sharing where folks can bring in items and others may take them to give to their families and friends (reduce, reuse, recycle).   On Sunday, December 10th simply bring in items to donate and place them on the tables located on the church portico. Everyone is then welcome to "shop" in between worship services. This is re-gifting with a purpose. Remember, this is Christmas without money, but only open hearts. If we have any leftover gifts, they will be donated to local charities. For more information contact the Church Office. Start collecting your items now!
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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.
Church Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. &
Fridays 8:30 a.m. - Noon