Email Newsletter - June 8, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sermon: Rev. Bob Schall - 
SHIPWRECKED: "When We Worry"

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

Jesus assures us repeatedly in scripture not to worry. Jesus doesn't rescue us by taking away our difficulties, but he does promise to care for our needs. How would life change for us if we took every opportunity to turn our worries over to Jesus, replacing our worry with wonder as we discover the ways Jesus cares for our needs?
Welcome Katherine Bomgaars - New Director of Student Ministries
Peace is pleased to welcome our new Director of Student Ministries, Katherine Bomgaars. She is a graduate of Wartburg College with degrees in both Religion and Spanish. After a nationwide search, Katherine emerged as our leading candidate. In the final stages of the interview process she met with our middle school and high school youth, connected well with them, and received their blessing.

She will be quickly forming relationships with the youth and key volunteers during the summer mission trips (the High Schoolers leave for New Orleans tomorrow). Katherine looks forward to creating a safe space for the youth to have opportunities to explore their faith and form meaningful relationships. 

Special thanks to our SPRC/Search Committee. Please give Katherine a warm Peace welcome! 
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 !
Upcoming Harmony Groups
Tuesday, June 12th 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 20th Shari Fling's Garden Club @ 6:30 p.m.  Meeting in the Peace Sanctuary.

Friday, June 22nd Disney Divas @ 4:00 p.m.  Meeting at Peace and carpooling to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Pandora: The World of Avatar (must provide your own Disney ticket or annual pass) Disney Dudes are welcome too!

Tuesday, June 26th 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.
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.
Peace Summer Camp 
Our 2018 Summer Camp for kids 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.  Here are the upcoming themes:
June 11th-15th: Winter Extreme - this week we will do everything extreme, Winter Extreme that is.  Grab your coat and hat as we go skating to sled riding, build snowmen and have snowball fights.  There are icy treats and wintery arts and crafts.  Even more Extreme is diving into God's Word as we take an EXTREME look at the teachings of Jesus too.
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.  This week will focus mainly on many different kinds of music but through our Bible Stories we will get an up-close look at what being a famous worship band is all about.  On Friday, parents will be invited to enjoy an end of the week performance.  For more information please contact Julie
Vacation Bible School "Shipwrecked" - June 25 - 29
Our "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School runs from June 25 th - 29 th . 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 (ages Kindergarten through 5th grade) go to  
Our VBS team also needs your help! Volunteers are needed for the position of Crew Leader to take students from station to station.  T o register as a volunteer  go to  We would also greatly appreciate donations! You can find the list of items near the back table on the ship or you can make a monetary donation using one of our donation envelopes. Take a donation card and drop off to the church no later than June 17 th and please attach the donation card to the item. For more information, contact the Peace Church Office 407-438-8947 or
Send Us Your 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
Peace Happenings:

Peace Summer Camp Week #1 - "Under the Big Top"

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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.

SUMMER Church Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & 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.