Email Newsletter - June 29, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018 
Special Independence Day treats on the Portico between worship services!

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:3-4
Sermon: Tim Pappas & Candace Neal - Playlist "Fame & Forture"
Taking off the mask to be ourselves (who God wants us to be) and not who the world wants us to be.

Candace will be singing her original song, "Famous" (from the album Music From A Can)
you can listen to it on  Spotify or  Apple Music.

A Note From Candace & Tim
We are so thrilled to kick off this exciting Playlist Series at Peace! This summer promises to be a musical melange of different melodies, personal experiences, and life lessons. If you're asking yourself, "Who's this Candace gal and Tim fellow?" Have no fear. You may have seen this husband and wife team singing with the Praise Team, tickling the ivories, and reading a dramatic scene or two around the holidays. As we delve into this first day of July, we will roll up our sleeves to hone in on our journeys as longtime performers. Albeit gratifying to live a life "in the spotlight," there are many pitfalls and harsh realities we have faced behind the curtain.  Want to know more about Candace and Tim? Check them out:  Tim Pappas:  Candace Neal:
Summer Worship Series Starts - July 1
PLAYLIST: Our lives have a soundtrack; let's not just shuffle through.

Our lives have a soundtrack. Every peak, every low note, and every rhythm make up a part of who God created us to be. There is power within music, so that whenever we hear a certain song that resonates with us, it transports us to a specific time and place in our lives. Through music, we learn about ourselves, about life, and about how we should navigate through the ups and downs of our world. This summer, let's share with one another the special songs that inspire, encourage, and challenge us. Let's not just shuffle through our summer days; let's create a playlist worth listening to!


July 8th - "Teach Your Children Well" - I John 4:17-21 Theme: Our children are watching and listening.


July 15th - "Keep Your Head To The Sky" - Psalm 121; Proverbs 3:5-6 Theme: Holding on and finding strength to carry on in hard times.


July 22nd - "Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord" - Psalm 100


July 29th - "That I Would Be Good..." - Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:12-13; Psalm 100:5 Theme: Contentment in the midst of suffering, forgiveness, redemption, and receiving God's goodness.


August 5 - Annual Peace Youth Sunday

Thank You from Peace Children's Ministry!
What a great June this has been! Thank you to all the volunteers, camp counselors and families who helped make our 3 weeks of Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School a huge success. This year more than ever, we had a rockin' attendance at camp with over 30 kids each week, and 75+ kids at VBS. It is a blessing and pleasure for me to be a part of this church family.  Extra special thanks go to Joanna Sell and Michelle Velazquez for making it all possible. Congratulations to all on a job well done.  - Julie Chatfield, Children's Ministry Director
Dress a Girl Around the World - July 3
Our "Dress a Girl Around the World" ministry makes dresses and dolls for little girls and shorts for little boys who live in poverty around the globe. We are meeting this summer!  Join us for our next sewing workshop in the Peace Youth Room on Tuesday, July 3rd starting at 9:30 a.m. Don't know how to problem, there are many volunteer tasks in support of this important ministry!
6th Grade Youth "YOUNITE" Starts - July 5
"YOUNITE" is a summer experience where our rising sixth graders spend time sharing meals, having meaningful devotions, and bonding together every Thursday night in July. The idea is that as this group becomes close through the summer, by the time they enter officially into Peace Youth in the fall, they will be united and excited to be there. Each Thursday night we'll meet at church from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., get dinner (please bring money for your meal), play some games, and have a Bible study. If you are a rising sixth grader, we hope you will join us for these fun summer nights.  We'll finish it off with a trip to "Main Event" on August 5 th . For more information go to or contact our Director of Student Ministries, Katherine Bomgaars at
Upcoming Harmony Groups

Tuesday, July 10th 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, July 11th Pastor LeeAnn's Book Club @10:00 a.m. Meeting at Shari Fling's home 2608 Burwood Ave., Orlando 32837. Currently, we are reading the book "My Name is Mahtob" by Mahtob Mahmoody.


Wednesday, July 18th Shari Fling's Garden Club @ 6:30 p.m. Meeting in the Peace sanctuary. Topic - new innovations to nourish soil.


Friday, July 27th Disney Divas @ 4:00 p.m. Meeting at in the Peace Church parking lot and carpooling to Disney's Magic Kingdom. (Must provide your own park ticket or annual pass)

Paint Night at Peace - July 20
Join us on Friday, July 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. as we connect with other Peace members for a fun night of painting.  The cost is only $10 and includes all materials, instruction and snacks. You will leave with your beach scene artwork on a canvas!  No special painting skills are necessary. You are welcome to invite your friends and have a great time getting to know (or know a little better) people in our Peace Church family. Advance registration is required (no later than July 18 th ) so we can purchase enough supplies. The sign up sheet is on the table in the back of the sanctuary, or you may email .
IDignity Outreach Event in Kissimmee  - July 27
IDignity was created to assist the disadvantaged in Central Florida navigate the complexities of obtaining their personal identification, such as birth certificates, social security cards and Florida IDs. IDignity Osceola will host its next client services event on  Friday, July 27th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, 415 North Main Street, Kissimmee . Volunteers are needed to help this vital local ministry. Online pre-registration no later than July 20 th is mandatory for all volunteers-go to . We will need to arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. for an informational meeting. In addition to registering online, please sign up on the table in the back of the sanctuary so you can be contacted with event details and carpooling information. Questions? Contact the church office 407-438-8947 or .
Night of Music - August 5
Our summer worship series called "Playlist" will culminate with a special evening event on Sunday, August 5th .  We'll be hosting a night of music, with a diverse and exciting line up of artists, including some of our own congregation members!  There will be food trucks, bounce houses, and lots of great live music happening both inside and outside of the church.  Invite your friends, family and neighbors, as this will be an event geared towards our whole community.  So join us for a 'Night of Music' as we finish our month-long celebration of special songs in our lives on Sunday, August 5 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Summer Back to School Blessing Drive
- Deadline August 5
Throughout the month of July, we are committing to collect 200 backpacks to be distributed to families in need at our partner school John Young Elementary School, as well as additional public schools in our local area. Whether you find yourself in the next month doing some back-to-school shopping, or if those days are long over for you and you miss the joy of picking up a new backpack for a child, include the purchase of one or two backpacks in your travels over the next month.  You can drop them off in the bins located in the hallway.  We'll also be setting up a small "store" for families in need in order to shop for school supplies at a very discounted rate. So feel free to donate a gift card or two, or make a monetary donation for school supplies, and support our effort to help be a blessing to others when they head back to school in August.  The deadline for the collection will be Sunday, August 5 th.

*Maybe you could encourage your co-workers or office to participate in the collection?


*Are you in a small group or class?  Let's see which team collects the most backpacks and school supply funds!


*Want to be a part of the fun?  Volunteer to help with our School Supply Store at the beginning of the school year.

Peace Happenings:

VBS 2018!

Pastor Jim doing the PDQ Chicken business opening blessing 

Staff Meeting welcome for Katherine Bomgaars - new Director of Student Ministries

Disney Divas (and Dudes) at Animal Kingdom Pandora
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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.  

The Church Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day