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December 9, 2018
Christmas Care and Share This Weekend Volunteers Needed

CHRISTMAS CARE & SHARE Volunteers Needed

Christmas Care & Share is this weekend.  We can still use more helpers for this Friday's set up (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday morning distribution (9:00 a.m.).  If you can help, report to the Great Room!

If you are not available but would like to do something for these families, please consider being a Prayer Buddy, and pray for a family from December through May. 
Call Lori Brown (630-790-9272) for more information or to sign up.
"God With Us" Advent Series 2018
God is truly with us in the person of Jesus Christ. 
Theologians call this the incarnation, we call it Christmas!
This Advent worship series focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah.
Wednesday Nights on December 12 and 19.
Please join us for worship at 7:15 pm, and enjoy dessert prior to each service at 6:30 pm!
High School Christmas Party December 9

High School Christmas Party at Buca di Beppo
Sunday, December 9 from 6-8 pm
The High School Youth will be going to Buca di Beppo for our Christmas Party! We will be enjoying their fine selections of pizza and having a jolly good time. Bring a $5 gift for white elephant and $10 for dinner. Address for Buca di Beppo:
90 Yorktown Mall Dr, Lombard
Contact Andrew Crist: acrist@peacehome.org
Middle School Christmas Party
December 14

Middle School Christmas Party December 14
Friday, December 14 from 6-8 pm. The Middle School Christmas party will take place here at Peace! We ask you to bring a snack to share to keep us energized as we play Minute-To-Win-It games! There will also be refreshments. Following the festivities will be a small devotion to remind us the reason for the season!
Contact Andrew Crist: acrist@peacehome.org
Happy Birthday Jesus Party December 15

Happy Birthday Jesus Party December 15
You are invited to our Happy Birthday, Jesus! Party on
Saturday, December 15 from 10-11:30 am
Join us for a time of games & prizes, crafts, face painting, treats and get your picture taken with Santa. Activities for Children PK through 5th Grade and their families. Younger siblings are invited, too! The event is free and all are welcome! For more information or questions, contact Andrew Crist at 
Timberlee Middle School Winter Retreat
Timber-lee Middle School Retreat  January 18-20
Register Today!

Mark your calendars!  We have the dates set for our annual Middle School Retreat to Camp Timberlee.  Camp Timberlee is a Christian camp located in West Troy, WI not far from Lake Geneva area.  The staff there host several retreats in the winter for both Middle School and High School Youth groups.  (Our HS Youth are going in
February).  Check out their website: 
Permission Slip
What To Bring List
Contact Andrew Crist: acrist@peacehome.org.
Pastor's Bible Study February 2019
Pastors Study February 2019
Guiding Families of LGBT & Loved Ones
Did you know that according to researcher Andrew Marin, 86% of LGBTs were raised in a faith community? Or that 54% of them left that faith community after age 18? And that 76% of those who left are open to returning, without the faith community changing its beliefs about marriage and sexuality? If not liberal theology, then what are they looking for? They are looking for fellow believers who will walk with them as they find a way to integrate their faith and sexuality in a Biblically sound, God pleasing way.
Join Pastor Marty the Sundays of February and March as we work through a resource called
Guiding Families of LGBT+ LOVED ONES: For Every Pastor And Parent And All Who Care . This was
produced by
Lead Them Home , a Christian ministry with a conservative understanding of sexuality and marriage, but also a commitment to love and guide the LGBT youth growing up in churches like Peace. This class requires both registration and purchase of the workbook Guiding Families .  Register online by clicking here or call the Church Office. Workbooks are $20 each (couples can share).
Volleyball Players Needed
Volleyball Players Needed
2019 will mark Peace's 10th women's volleyball season! 
If you like fairly competitive volleyball and are high-school aged on up, we'd love to have you join us!  We will play against local Lutheran churches on Sunday afternoons from January 6 - March 10. Interested?  Call Jan Anders 630-732-4870 or
Lindsey Kinczyk 630-479-9280.  It's fun!

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Path 2018
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Bible in 2018.
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"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel." ~Isaiah 7:14