Peace Church Weekly Newsletter
October 4, 2020
This Sunday: Guest Pastor Hesham Shehab
Join us this Sunday as guest preacher Pastor Hesham Shehab shares the message, "The Cost of Discipleship".

(We will return to in-person worship on
Sunday, October 11 at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.)
This Sunday
Join us on Facebook at 8:30 am Sunday for a live stream of the service. The service will continue to be available throughout the week on Facebook. Click the following link: 

A recorded version of our 8:30 am Sunday Service will also be available after 10:30 am Sunday on our website. Click the following link: 

Worship Folder
We have attached the worship folder for our service this Sunday to facilitate our off-site worship. You may access a PDF of the worship folder below: 

Join Peace Choir!
Peace Choir is meeting via Zoom during the fall season on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. We’ll be meeting for some devotion time, brushing up on music reading and theory, singing, and fellowship.  Even if you haven’t sung with us before, please consider joining us in the convenience of your very own home!  Contact Brad Stirtz at  
Pastor's Study

The Pastor's Study start date has been postponed - TBD.  Pastor Marty will be walking through the Book of Revelation this fall. Check Peace's website each week at your convenience to download and watch Pastor Marty's study recorded video. Feel free to email questions, reflections, and thoughts to Pastor Marty as you study along.
Monday Night Live! Bible Study

*New Start Date & Time for In-Person Option
Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm
We will meet in the Sanctuary, with masks and social distancing required. Please bring your Bibles or Bible app.

*New Start Date & Time for Virtual Option
Monday, October 5 from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
RSVP to Katherine Richards at to receive Zoom meeting links.

Our 5-week study will be the video-based series called "Race and the Gospel" by Bryan Loritts and Matt Chandler. We will use this study and the writings of Paul in Ephesians to better understand race, racism, and injustice. A very topical study for our church as we try to shine God's Light and live the Gospel in our community.
The Path

Join your Family of Peace as we read the Bible together in 2020. A guided reading plan is available now through the rest of the year. Click here to download.
Men's Ministry
Men of Peace Breakfast October 10 at 8 am
Men of Peace
Join us for our monthly breakfast on Saturday, October 10 at 8:00 am. We’ll plan to meet outdoors once again, and without the rain. We’ll also be finishing up the excellent Tony Dungy Bible study "Quiet Strength". Bring your book and a Bible. We'll have handouts for everybody if you don’t have a book. Chef Jim and crew will fetch another delicious individually-packed breakfast.
Call a friend and bring them along!
Women's Ministry
JoyBreak - Fall Session
This Fall we are studying the Book of Hebrews. No books are needed, just your Bibles. We are using a video-based study by Lisa Harper.

Our JoyBreak offering follows a different format this fall due to social distancing guidelines. Two options are available:
In-Person and Online Video.

Our in-person session is held on Wednesdays from from 9:30-10:45 am.
We meet in the Sanctuary. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants.

To participate in our online format, please email Katherine Richards at Those who sign up will receive weekly video links and study guides.
It's not too late to join us this fall for Women's Evening Bible Study! We are studying together virtually via Zoom each Tuesday evening at
7 pm.

Our study is called "Take Courage: A Study of Haggai" by Jennifer Rothschild.
Workbooks are $14.

To register to receive Zoom meeting links for the study, please email Kerby Kerber at
Women's Online Bible Study
Our fall session of Women's Online Study has begun and we would love to have you join us!
Katherine Richards is leading a 6-week study via Facebook group called "Rhythms of Renewal" by Rebekah Lyons

In this study, we work to understand anxiety, fear, stress, and depression. We use Scripture to look at ways we can find a new sense of strength and peace that only God can give us.

For more information or to sign up, contact Katherine:
Feel free to invite friends to join, too!
Sunday School
(Preschool thru 5th Grade)

Sunday School is offered virtually this year. Our new offering is called Together Time With Jesus.
A pre-recorded video of Sunday school will be available each week that you can play anytime that works for you and your family. You can even watch it more than once! A new weekly video will be available each Sunday morning at 9:30 am. This video will be 20-25 minutes and will have a Bible Story, music, and activity ideas.

The link for this video is available on our website.
MS Youth Sunday School

Middle School Sunday School is held virtually via Zoom Meeting every Sunday at 1:30 pm.
This is a great way for our youth to connect and interact with each other in a fun way and also get into God's Word on a weekly basis.

Please contact Andrew Crist ( to receive a link to participate.

MS Youth Friday Fun Nites

During the school year, we plan monthly Friday Fun Nites with our 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders.

HS Bible Study

Bible Study for High School Youth is held via Zoom every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 6 to 8 pm.
To register to receive Zoom Meeting links, please email Andrew Crist at
We need HS Youth's name, email, and cell phone number.

HS Youth Nites

High School Youth Nites will be held in-person every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month from
6 to 8 pm. We will meet outside, wear masks, & follow social distancing guidelines while the weather is nice. Youth should bring a lawn chair to sit in.
Feel free to invite friends.

Confirmation (7th & 8th Grade)
Confirmation is held virtually this year via Zoom every Tuesday night at 7:15 pm. We are adapting our curriculum to be more interactive and easier given that many students will already be doing e-learning at home.

We are asking that both 7th & 8th grade parents register their youth for confirmation by emailing Andrew Crist at Please give parents' name, email, and phone as well as student's name, grade level, and email.
Live the Love - October
This month we are highlighting Care & Share. We will be supporting about 25 families for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. This year we will be distributing gifts to the Care & Share families in their cars in Peace’s parking lot. More information on help needed for Care & Share events will be provided later. 

These are the personal care items we would like to collect this year (all full size, please no sample sizes):
  • Toothbrushes - adult and children sizes, individually packaged
  • Toothpaste 
  • Floss 
  • Deodorant 
  • Shampoo 

Also, please consider donating to the Care & Share fund, as we are not a budget item. This money is used for buying food gift cards and other items for the families. You can donate through the Care & Share webpage:

Please drop your donation off on Sunday Mornings or during the week Tuesday through Thursday between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:00 pm. We are more than happy to provide a curbside pick-up if you call ahead at 630.627.1101.

November Live the Love Mission: Loaves and Fishes (Food Drive)