Email Newsletter - August 17, 2018
August 19, 2018 

Sermon: Rev. Jim Berlau
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-21

When we set out to participate in God's transformation of the world, we soon discover that we can't do it alone. The challenges are too big, the injustice is too entrenched, the evil is too pervasive, and our individual efforts are too inadequate to think we could set things right on our own. The good news is that we don't have to! God never intended for any of us to make the long journey toward justice, reconciliation, and peace on our own. God intends for us to be significant together.
Join a New Small Group Book Study this Fall
"Disciple Fast Track: Remember Who You Are"- This Disciple Fast Track is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study: Remember Who You Are. The study is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in-depth Bible study into their schedule. There are 12 sessions on the Old Testament Major and Minor Prophets. The prophets are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart." The class will led by Pastor Bobbi Jones on Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon starting on September 10th (Duration: 12 weeks - Location: Youth Room).

"Prayer Power with Pastor Bobbi - A Women's Study"- The Battle Plan for Prayer book study (inspired by the movie War Room) is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. It begins with defining prayer's core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Then we will explore how effective prayer works and how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life. Prayer should be your first plan of attack in all of life's battles, not your last resort. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it's time to engage with God at another level! This class will be led by Pastor Bobbie Jones on Mondays from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. starting on September 10th(Duration: 12 weeks - Location: Youth Room).

"Embracing the Journey: The Way of Christ" - This book study focuses on an exploration of spiritual formation as an individual and corporate journey toward wholeness and holiness through the grace of God.  Embracing the Journey is the first segment of a five-volume Companions in Christ study.  The 4 other volumes available for future study include: Feeding on the Word, Deepening Our Prayer, Responding to Our Call, and Exploring Spiritual Guidance. This class will be led by Ginger and Tom Selander on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. starting on September 12th (Duration: 6 weeks - Location: Classroom B).

"Have a New Kid by Friday" - This class is based on Dr. Kevin Leman's bestselling book. A Christian psychologist who has written many books, Dr. Leman combines a healthy dose of common sense psychology and his unique brand of humor to make for a delightful study. Parents don't have to wait weeks or months to see a positive difference in their kids. They'll see better kids in 5 days because they will have become better parents in 5 days. This class will be led by Julie Chatfield Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. starting on September 16th (Duration: 6 weeks - Location: Classroom D).
FREE CPR/First-Aid Classes - September 7th & 16th
Are you interested in CPR training or learning First-Aid?  Miguel Delgado, a first responder and member of Peace UMC, will be teaching two classes in September (both classes are identical in content). Miguel is offering this class FREE of charge so it will NOT include an official "certification" certificate but WILL teach you the skills necessary for this life saving CPR technique. It is designed for anyone who wants to be trained in CPR/First Aid for their personal benefit and the benefit of those around them.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, September 7th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. or Sunday, September 16th from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Please sign up on the table in the back of the sanctuary or contact the church office. Let's make PEACE a safer place by equipping ourselves with these life saving skills!  
45s Annual Splash Bash Fall Kick-off - September 9th
Calling all 4th and 5th graders.  Join us on Sunday, September 9th for our Annual Splash Bash and 45s kick off.  45s is a pre-youth group for any student ages 4th and 5th grade.  We meet almost every Sunday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Peace.  At 45s we play games, dive in to the Bible, participate in mission opportunities, go on fun outings, and most importantly make new friends.  If you are interested in joining our group, OR if you know of a 4th or 5th grade student that love the fun, contact Julie Chatfield at .
FREE Kids and Money Workshop - September 9th
The "Kids and Money" interactive workshop is designed to assist parents of kids age 6- 10 teach values-based money habits. Make plans to join us on Sunday, September 9th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m . Kids and parents have separate classes for the first hour and then combine for the last hour. Topics of discussion include media influences, making responsible choices and establishing solid money habits. As a bonus, kids receive a special piggy bank to take home with them. This event is FREE of charge but requires prior registration. Sign up on the table on the back of the sanctuary or contact the church office. Come learn some tips about Christian money management and have some fun too!  Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors-but please have them preregister.
Peace New Members Class - September 16th
If you are looking for a church home, then we invite you to join our new member class! For those coming from different denominations or other faith backgrounds, this class provides a supportive setting in which to learn more about Peace Church, United Methodism and what church membership means. There is no obligation to join Peace just because you take the class. Join us on Sunday, September 16th from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. for an introductory session . We will provide you with a copy of A Disciple's Path: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church . This will serve as your study guide for your journey into a deeper relationship with Christ. Should you have any questions, or wish to join the class, please contact the church office.
Peace Youth Fundraiser at PDQ- September 25th
Our first fundraiser of the new school year is on Tuesday, September 25 th from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m . We've partnered with the new PDQ Chicken in Hunter's Creek for a spirit night! Don't miss this chance to support Peace Youth and eat some delicious food. Simply purchase a meal and let them know you are supporting our youth group. All money raised will benefit our fall retreat. Contact Katherine Bomgaars, the Director of Student Ministries for more information
Upcoming Harmony Groups
Tuesday, August 21st 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, September 5th Pastor LeeAnn's Book Club @ 10:00 a.m. Meeting at Shari Fling's home: 2608 Burwood Ave., Orlando.

Volunteer Opportunity at JYE
Peace Church is continuing to build a strong community relationship with John Young Elementary School (JYE). As the last school year came to an end, eight Peace members attended the school for a tour and informal interaction with Principal Rodriguez.  We heard more about the needs of the school and shared our backgrounds and interest in volunteering. Following the discussion it was clear how exciting partnering with JYES was going to be. We agreed to begin our service starting at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. That time is now upon us and we are hoping to find more people interested in volunteering.  There is a huge need for one on one tutoring and mentoring. The hours and days are flexible, but you must be available to consistently volunteer on a weekly basis during daytime hours. You also must complete a background check through  ADDitions . If this sounds like something you are interested in please sign up on the back table for more information.  If you have questions, you can contact Gena Blackketter @  (  ) or call her @ (239-682-5400). We hope you can join this great community partnering opportunity.  
Children's Ministry News
Kids' Zone Staff Ready to Go:   As school starts, rest assured your Kids' Zone staff and volunteers are ready for the 2018-2019 school year.  Last Sunday we spent an hour reviewing our classroom policies. Topics included staff and volunteer expectations, handling discipline and injuries, when to get parents involved, bathroom and diaper changes, and what to do in case of an emergency.  Pastor LeeAnn and Pastor Jim stopped by to anoint the crew, blessing us as we begin this new season.  As always, our staff remains certified in CPR and First Aid and background checks are done on a regular basis. We love your children and hope they feel safe, happy and loved while in our care. If you have any questions, or are interested in being a part of our Volunteer Team, please contact Julie Chatfield at 

Kids' Zone Update :   This is a friendly reminder that all kids who have entered the 6th grade are now considered Youth. It is a normal reaction for 6th graders to long for the fun days of the Kids' Zone and to convince their parents to join our gang, but our lessons are geared towards the younger kiddos and we kindly ask all youth remain with you in Adult worship. Though kids may complain worship is boring, there are a few things you can do to help the experience become more meaningful. First, remember that it will take some time to successfully make the adjustment. Warn your student ahead of time that they have graduated to Youth and will be staying with you in the Sanctuary during worship.  Provide some hard candy to share during the message. Encourage participation in singing and reciting prayers. Help them find the scripture lesson ahead of the worship service so they can read along. Provide a doodle pad and pencil to keep their hands busy.  Encourage them to draw what comes to mind during the service. Make worship a family affair. Introduce them to those you encounter in worship each week. Share with them the parts of worship you enjoy and most important, spend the ride home or time at dinner discussing the morning. You may be surprised to find worship becomes the best part of their week.  - Julie Chatfield, Children's Ministry Director
Peace Youth Fall Kick-off Event!


Thanks to all who came out for the August Church Workday!

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Rev. Jim Berlau, Associate Pastor - 
Sunday Worship Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Office Hours Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 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 Friday, August 17th