Email Newsletter - April 13, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sermon: Jonathan Morris 
Peace Director of Music Ministries

Awakening Our Wonder:
"Soothe a Savage"
Scripture: Psalm 40:1-11

The 17th century poet and playwright, William Congreve, originated the saying, "Music hath the charms to soothe a savage breast" (often misquoted as "beast"). The play goes on to say "... to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak." Indeed, music is known to have a powerful affect on our moods with its ability to literally "move" us. The Psalmist proclaims that God can give us a new song, bringing us out of a "miry bog." Today we remember that attention to our music "playlists" can offer a transformative daily spiritual practice.
Meet Our New Director of Student Ministries 
Hello and greetings to you, future Peace family!

My name is Katherine Bomgaars and I will be joining you as the new Director of Student Ministries starting on June 4, 2018. I am originally from a small town in northwest Iowa called Sheldon and I grew up with my parents, two older sisters and a younger brother. My faith has always been important to me throughout each stage of life, but I did not really develop my faith in Jesus as "my own" until high school. I have a passion for working with young people and walking alongside them as we discover together how God is working in the world and how we fit into what God is already doing!

I am currently finishing my undergraduate studies at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. I will graduate this May with degrees in Religion and Spanish, both of which I have enjoyed studying, along with being very involved with choir and music at Wartburg! My favorite hobbies include singing, reading, eating, laughing, socializing, traveling to new places (I've been to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Europe and Chile!), and talking about deep subjects that stimulate the mind! I greatly look forward to meeting and growing in faith not only with the youth at Peace, but also with the congregation at large! 

Thank you for being so welcoming to me as a congregation during this time of transition. I sincerely believe that God has directed this beautiful partnership and look forward to seeing how He works within us all. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers for many weeks now, and will continue to be!

May God bless you! ¬°Que Dios les bendiga!
Second Saturday Church Workday - April 14
On the second Saturday of every month, our Peace United Methodist Church Board of Trustees sponsor a campus workday.  Our commitment is to have a specific list of chores or projects to complete each month, and that our work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish no later than 12:00 noon.   We will have a wide variety of tasks that are suitable for all ages-both indoors and out! There is no obligation to show up every month.  No skill set or handy man capabilities are required, just love for our church home and the desire to serve. We hope to see you tomorrow, Saturday, April 14th for some spring cleaning!
Prayer Shawl Ministry Workshop - April 16
Please join us on Monday, April 16 th p.m. at 1:00 p.m. in the church Choir Room for our next Prayer Shawl workshop.  Anyone who likes to knit or crochet is invited to attend-all skill levels are welcome!  Prayer shawls are given to people who are ill or hospitalized, suffering chronic conditions, undergoing chemotherapy, or simply in need of comfort and prayer.  If you know of someone who would benefit from receiving a shawl, please let us know. For more details, contact Carol Thomson 407-812-7043.
Circle of Hope - April 19
The of Circle of Hope is a multi-generational interactive Bible Study care group encouraging inclusiveness to all women. We meet at 11:00 a.m. on the 3 rd Thursday of every month at church. We seek God's guidance in learning, sharing and growing into a more personal relationship with our Lord. Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, April 19th. For more information, contact the Church Office.
All-Church Camp Out - 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 camp out 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 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.) Sign up on the table in the back of the sanctuary!
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 .
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 .
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. 
Get Connected - Upcoming Peace Events
Monday, April 16th Prayer Shawl Ministry Workshop @ 1:00 p.m. Meeting at Peace - all skill levels are welcome. Prayer shawls are given to people who need of comfort and prayer. 

Tuesday, April 17th Pastor Jim's Peace Pub Group @ 7:00 p.m. Meeting at House of Beer: 13526 Village Park Dr., Orlando

Thursday, April 19th Circle of Hope @11:00 a.m. Meeting at Peace - multi-generational, interactive Bible study care group open to all women.

Saturday, April 21st All-Church Campout @ 4:00 p.m. Meeting at Peace - outside fields (cost $15 for first person, $10 for second person up to max of $35 per family) sign up on table in the sanctuary.

Sunday, April 22nd Peace Blood Drive from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Big Red Bus will be in the church parking lot - come give the gift of life!

Tuesday, April 24th Susanna Wesley Circle @ 9:30 a.m. Meeting at Peace - studying "Friendships of Faith: A Shared Study of Hebrews." All ladies are invited to join us.

Wednesday, April 25th - Introduction to Essential Oils from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Meeting at Peace - 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).

Wednesday, May 2nd  Pastor LeeAnn's Book Club @ 10:00 a.m.  Meeting at Shari Fling's home: 2608 Burwood Ave., Orlando.

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.

Saturday, May 12th Joy Workshop from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meeting at Peace - in his free experiential workshop "Awakening the Joy Within", Tom Acey presents a practical guide to living a joyful life - 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.
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 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!
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Sunday Worship Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

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