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January 14, 2018
January Worship & Sermon Series

We are kicking off a new year with a new sermon series, Our Family Tree.  Pastor Marty will be preaching on key people in Jesus' lineage and how we are part of God's family.  All sermons are recorded and can be listened to online.

Our mission focus for the month of January is DuPage PADS.  Stop by the lobby on Sunday mornings this month to learn more about this important service for our community's homeless and how you can support this ministry.  You may learn more about this important ministry by visiting website at www.dupagepads.org
Sunday Education Hour - 9:30 to 10:20 am
There's something for all ages during our Sunday school/Education Hour for Preschool children thru Adults!  Nursery is available for children 2 years and under.

Pastor's Study

Join Pastor Marty in the Great Room for an in depth study into the Gospel of Matthew.  Explore the life of Jesus through the words of His disciple, Matthew.  The birth of Jesus, His ministry, and relationships with His followers... These are just a few of the jewels we will unearth when we dig into the first book of the New Testament.  

Adult Education Study - January 
"Why Do You Believe That?"   
This 4-part series is based on the book 
Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation " by Mary Jo Sharp, a former atheist and now Christian author and apologetics instructor.  Each week, we will look at topics such as: foundational beliefs, how Christianity compares to other religions, how Jesus used reasoning in the Bible to talk to unbelievers, and how the story of Jesus has been reliably transmitted 2000 thousand years later.  This series will definitely come with some great discussion time.  It's an opportunity for all of us to understand
why we can be confident in our faith conversations with others about the truth of Jesus and who He is. 
For more information, contact Katherine Richards about this offering and other offerings during our Education Hour. 
WEBS (Women's Evening Bible Study) Begins January 16

Tuesday, January 16
7:00 - 8:30 pm in
Room 304 
January begins a new opportunity for women to get connected to God's Word and to each other! All women are invited!  Our study will be Twelve Life Changing Stories of Women of the Bible by Lysa Terkuerst.  This 12-week study will take a fresh look at each of these real women of the Bible.  Discover how these real women's experiences relate to your own and how God provided then and still provides today.  For more information contact Janet Stuckey.
Create Blankets For World Vision
January 15
LWML invites all Ladies to their next meeting to create blankets for World  Vision on  Monday, January 15 at Peace. We will meet in the Library at  7:00 pm.  If you would like to bring a  blanket kit that catches your eye, feel free and we will work on it. Refreshments and a devotion will be provided. If you can join us, please let Nancy Ewert know via email at edukatr68@yahoo.com
Join The Peace Choir 

Peace Choir needs you! 
The Peace Choir leads worship music at the  8:30 am service each  Sunday  through the choir season (September-May) and
Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.
High Schoolers and college students are welcome too! You may mention your interest to Brad Stirtz: brad@peacehome.org.
Youth Workcamp Information Meeting 
Sunday, January 28 at 5 pm
All High School and 8th Grade youth and parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about our HS Youth mission workcamp trip this summer. We'll have pizza dinner afterwards, too!  This year, we'll be headed to Erie, PA July 13 to 21, 2018 to help with home repairs and painting for low-income residents who are in need.  This is an amazing opportunity for youth to serve and make a difference for a community in need and to connect with other youth.  Peace Youth are encouraged to invite friends to come, too!  For more information contact Katherine Richards.  
High School Retreat February 16-18
Timber-lee High School Retreat
February 16-18
Register Today! Deadline is February 7

IWe have the dates set for our annual High School Retreat to Camp Timberlee.  Camp Timberlee is a Christian camp located in West Troy, WI not far from Lake Geneva area.  The staff there host several retreats in the winter for both Middle School and High School Youth groups. Feel free to check them out at their website ( www.timber-lee.com).

Cost is $100 per youth. Please download permission slip here , fill it out, put money with it and put it in Katherine's mailbox in the Library.  Deadline is 2/7/2018 - Space is limited. Download this information form here  for what to bring and all other information.  
Voice of Care Respite Training

Voice of Care is conducting a volunteer respite training at the NID office on January 20.  This is a great program for someone who wants to help families affected by disabilities, especially Alzheimer disease.  Contact Kris Blackwell at 630.234.1491 or www.voiceofcare.org for more information.

In This Newsletter

Connect. Grow. Serve.

Worship with your Family of Peace

8:30 am & 10:30 am
9:30-10:30 am 
Education Hour

"Live The Love"
 at Peace.
It's a simple and     powerful idea.
It's the people of Peace, united in love for Jesus Christ, reflecting His great love in service to others.  
It challenges all church members to put their Christian faith 
into action.
Grasp the opportunities God provides to 
"Change Lives with 
The Love of Jesus"  wherever it is needed, around the globe or across the street!
to read stories of how people are
"Living The Love"!

Path 2017
Join your Family of Peace as we read the 
Bible in 2018.
The Path: 
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."
~Colossians 3:23