Email Newsletter - May 25, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sermon: Rev. Jim Berlau & Sofia Delgado
Awakening Our Wonder: 
"Walking in the Light"
Matthew 28:16-20

For weeks we have considered the everyday activities of our lives as a way to be awakened spiritually. Finally, what we discover is that through our relationship with the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, we are drawn into the heavenly light of Christ. As we choose to walk in that light, we become beacons of hope into the lives of those with whom we are in relationships. Perhaps that's the most wonder-filled opportunity of all, the sacredness of relationship? Where we discover more than just our Lord's desire to be in relationship with us, but how each and every one of our relationships become reflections of the light we've found in Christ.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Memorial Day is about expressing gratitude for the men and women who have fallen to protect our freedoms. After the deaths of thousands of soldiers following the Civil War, our country's leaders instituted this as a day to remember with heartfelt gratitude the ultimate price that was paid.
Pastor Jim's Commissioning Ceremony - June 9
We are delighted to announce Rev. Jim Berlau will be commissioned as a provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church during this year's Florida Annual Conference. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 th in the Branscomb Auditorium of Florida Southern College (111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland Florida 33801).

Commissioning is powerful moment in the life of those who have been called to ministry within the United Methodist Church. During the service they are prayed over, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and authorized by the church for their life and work as a minister. After years of discernment with the assistance of one's local congregation, district, and Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; after receiving a master's degree; and after a period of supervised service in ministry, candidates kneel before their bishop for this special ceremony.

The final step in the process toward full ordination will come in two years as he moves from provisional to full Elder. We hope you can make plans to support Pastor Jim by attending this service in Lakeland on June 9 th !
3 Weeks of Peace Summer Camp in June
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. 
Summer Nights of Prayer - June 21
Summer nights are full of fun events, vacations and excitement. But among the hustle and bustle of the season, we want to pause to pray as a family of believers. Once each month this summer we will gather in the sanctuary for a combination of prayer and reflection. Prayers will be lifted for our community, church, country and future endeavors. Our goal is to pray without ceasing this summer--with thankful hearts. Make plans to attend our first Summer Nights of Prayer event on Thursday, June 21st from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Vacation Bible School "Shipwrecked" - June 25 - 29
Sign up now for our June 25th - June 29th VBS "Shipwrecked." 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.  To register your child or to volunteer go to
Upcoming Harmony Groups
Tuesday, May 29th Pastor Jim's Peace Pub Group @ 7:00 p.m.  Meeting at House of Beer: 13526 Village Park Dr., Orlando. Contemporary headlines discussed from a Christian world view.

Wednesday, June 6th Pastor LeeAnn's Book Club @ 10:00 a.m Meeting at Shari Fling's home: 2608 Burwood Ave., Orlando. We are currently reading The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.
Father's Day Photos
We are collecting photos for a special Father's Day surprise! If you'd like to share a photo of you and your father (or any man who has been an important part of your life) please send them to the church office email
Faith Journey Class on Sunday Mornings
The Faith Journey Class is a caring and sharing group. We meet every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. (one hour) in the Youth Room side-B. We are currently using the Friday Pastor's Worship Blog email along with the Sunday message, as the topic of discussion. The intent is to dig a little deeper and share how we can apply the Word to our daily lives. The Faith Journey Class consists of married and single people seeking a closer walk with Jesus.  Come join us on this journey!
Help Us Raise the New 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 and the cost will be around $80,000.
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!  
Peace Happenings:

Chili Cook-off 2018 - Eight contestants helped to raise $360.00 towards Vacation Bible School!   Neal Blackketter was first place, and LeeAnn's vegi chili was second, but i n the long run we are all winners. Thank you to all who participated and supported our kids.     

Pentecost TWINS!
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Rev. LeeAnn Inman, Lead Pastor - 
Rev. Jim Berlau, Associate Pastor - 
Sunday Worship Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

The Peace Church Office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - Noon.  For EMERGENCIES after normal business hours, call 407-438-8947 Ext. 203 and follow the instructions to reach our Pastor on call.  

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observation of Memorial Day