PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Email Newsletter - April 27, 2018
THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
Sunday, April 29, 2018

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

Sermon: Rev. Jim Berlau
Awakening Our Wonder:   
"Adding Kindness, Subtracting Excuses"
 
Scripture: Micah 6:1-8

The prophet Micah offered up a vision for life lived from a different perspective. Rather than see doing good as "obligatory sacrifice," he said that when we live our lives with a love for kindness for all God's people, we are fulfilling God's desire to spread justice and love throughout the land. What if we lived each day on the lookout for ways to make someone's day through a kind and unexpected gesture? It might just make our day as well!
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 direct us in our daily lives to live joyfully. 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 12 th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Whether you are a new participant or one who has experienced the workshop 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 .
Annual Chili Cook-off to Benefit VBS - May 20
Our annual Chili Cook-off will be on Sunday, May 20 th . Join us for this fun event to help raise scholarship money for Vacation Bible School 2018-"Shipwrecked." There are a few ways to participate. First, we need contestants. If you have a chili recipe, we'd like to taste it! Let Julie Chatfield ( juleelchat@gmail.com ) know if you want to join in the contest, and then bring in a big pot of chili at 9:00 a.m. for the tasting between worship services on May 20 th . Next, if you love to eat chili, bring in some cash, sample, and then vote for your favorites by dropping money into the respective collection bins located in front of your choice. You can vote for them all too, because all the proceeds benefit VBS. Thank you for your support!
 
Mark your calendars now for "Shipwrecked" VBS running June 25th - 29th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Venture onto an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus! Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life. They'll learn to hold onto God's promises when they are lonely, they worry, they struggle, do wrong, and feel powerless.
New Garden Club Harmony Group - May 23
Come join us at Peace on Wednesday, May 23 rd at 6:30 p.m. for a Garden Club gathering!  The first topic of discussion and learning will be "Inviting Butterflies to Your Yard" presented by Master Gardener Emeritus Shari Fling.

Future topics will include lawn care, proper pruning and best management practices for fertilizer and pesticide use.  Most of us would like to have a beautiful yard. This is your opportunity to gain knowledge among others who have similar goals. The meeting is open to men, women, young persons and even people who have "brown thumbs".  For more information contact the Church Office
New 6-Week Monday Morning Book Study
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. J oin 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 four 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.
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. 
Support Team Peace at the MS Citrus Tour Next Weekend
Support "Team Peace" in 2018! We formed our church cycling team in 2009 to raise funds to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. There is no cure yet, but with continued funding for research, hope is on the horizon! Next weekend on May 5th & 6th, our team members will be bicycling 50, 75 and 175 mile routes on the annual MS Citrus Tour. If you'd like to help sponsor our team-you may donate via cash or check at church (make checks out to Peace UMC with "Team Peace" on the memo line) or follow this link.  Contact the Church Office for more information. Thank you!
Dress a Girl Around the World Ministry
Join us each week for our Dress a Girl Around the World ministry workshop.  We meet Tuesday mornings in the Peace Youth Room at 9:30 a.m. to make dresses and dolls for little girls who live in poverty around the world.  All skill levels are welcome.  Our latest shipment of 300 dresses just arrived in Africa!  

We are currently accepting donations of new or gently used children's t-shirts (solid colors only please) and 1/4 inch ribbon of any color.  For more information, please contact the Church Office.
Volunteer Opportunity at John Young Elementary School
On Friday, May 18th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. volunteers are needed for  John Young Elementary school's (affectionally called JYE) bi-annual Fun Run. What's the Fun Run you may ask?  It's a school and community event where students, families and local community members sign up for a short run around the school to raise funds for JYE's PTA.  This event is well attended and is one of the students' favorites!  It's carnival style with food, games and prizes!  JYE needs volunteers to help run the concession stands, games, and you can even offer any special "talents" you may have...face painting for example.   We hope you can join us and start building a deeper relationship with JYE - which was one of the first schools in this area!  Sign up on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
Upcoming Harmony Groups 
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). No need to sign up - come join us. 

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.
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