What's Happening at Peace?
Weekly e-newsletter

January 28, 2018
January Worship & Sermon Series

This week concludes the current sermon series-   Our Family Tree with "Jesus & Joseph."   Pastor Marty is preaching on key people in Jesus' lineage and what it means to be part of God's family.  All sermons are recorded and can be listened to online at www.peacehome.org.  

Our mission focus for the month of January has been DuPage PADS.  Stop by the Lobby on this Sunday 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
Youth Sunday February 4

Join your Family of Peace next Sunday, February 4 as we worship with our
Youth-Led service. After the service, stop by the Lobby for the High School Workcamp Superbowl
Cookie Fundraiser!
Shop early and get your favorite cookie to share with family and friends during the big game. All proceeds support the upcoming Workcamp Mission Trip to Erie, Pennsylvania this summer.
Peace Hosts PADS January 31-February 1

Peace Hosts PADS January 31-February 1
PADS  5th Wednesday- It's Our Turn! In months that have 5 Wednesdays, it is Peace's turn to provide staffing and food for our PADS shelter. Opportunities include making beds, setting dinner tables, serving dinner, clean-up, monitoring during the night, making breakfast and cleaning up in the morning after the guests have left. You can also sign up to provide the food. Sign-up sheets are in the Lobby. Any questions, please call Jan Waichunas 630.469.8154 or jchunas@sbcblobal.net. 
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. Join us this Sunday as we conclude this series on how Jesus used parables to reason with those who had questions regarding faith, God, and the Messiah.  There is much we can learn to apply to the faith conversations we have today.
Confirmation Pals Needed

We are looking for individuals, families, small groups, to provide prayer support for a 2018 Confirmand and to also connect with that Confirmand monthly with a card or small gift anonymously.  Let these fine young people know they are important to you and to Peace! For information and/or to sign up, contact Cheryl Neske at cneske@live.com.
Youth Workcamp Info Meeting 
Sunday, January 28 at 5 PM
Workcamp Info Night January 28 at 5 PM
All High School and 8th Grade Youth and their parents are invited for a pizza dinner and informational meeting about our Workcamp Youth Mission Trip this summer . We'll be headed to Erie, PA 
July 12-21
to help do home repairs and painting for low-income residents in the area. This is an amazing opportunity to make a positive difference and to connect with other youth. Peace Youth are encouraged to invite their friends to join us!
Contact katherine@peacehome.org for more information.

HS Youth Nite - January 28 - 6-8 pm

Youth Nites are back in full swing for 2018!  
Join us for pizza and games this Sunday - Invite your friends!
Make a Blanket for World Vision
LWML will meet again on   Monday, February 5 in the Library. We will start at  7pm  and continue creating the  no-sew fleece blankets for World Vision. Please let Nancy Ewert know if you can join us! 630.234.7130 or edukatr68@yahoo.com.
Update on WGO Ranch Team

The 2018 Ranch Team, scheduled to leave this
Saturday, January 27, is being postponed. The decision to reschedule by WGO leadership was in response to political unrest in the country. The current atmosphere is the result of a contested Presidential Election this past fall and the anticipated inauguration on January 27. The team from Peace is making plans to reschedule the trip April 14 to 21.  Please pray:
  •  for the Peace team as they make adjustments for the date change
  •  for the country of Honduras and it citizens, that they may see peace and stability in the coming days and months
  •  for World Gospel Outreach, its missionaries and all of its employees at the Mission House and Rancho Ebenezer, as they live out their calling under
    difficult circumstances
If you have any questions or would consider joining the team in April, please contact Karen Mitchell at 630-212-8347 or mitchell.karen3@gmail.com.
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.  
Women's Spiritual Renewal Workshop March 10

"Redeeming the Feminine Soul"
Women's Spiritual Renewal Workshop - Saturday, March 10
A one-day spiritual renewal workshop for women with keynote speaker, Julie Roys, C
hristian author and radio host.  Our topic will be based on Ms. Roys' latest publication, Redeeming the Feminine Soul.  Tickets are $35 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Check-in and breakfast starts at 8 am.  Workshop is from 9 am to 3 pm.  
For more information contact Katherine Richards at 630.627.1101 or katherine@peacehome.org.
Register Online Here

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