Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, August 19, 2018


August Faith Questions Worship Series
Our lives are filled with “big questions.” Join us as we listen for God’s call and discover how to make our lives count at every age and stage.
Aug 19  |  How Can I Find Balance in Life?
Aug 26  |  How Can I Make My Life Count?

Summer Family Worship
Summer Sundays, 8:45 & 11:15 am
During the summer, our 1st – 5th grade children join their families in worship. Traditional worship in the sanctuary at 8:45 and 11:15 am. The Road worship in Heritage Hall at 11:15 am.

Coming This Fall: Fruitful
This fall we will consider the fruits of the Spirit as outlined in Galatians How do we cultivate and bless the lives of others? Join us!


Music & Arts

Choir Registration is Now Open!
We are excited to welcome all children and youth to a new season of music-making, friendship, worship, service and adventure through choir opportunities created just for them! We believe that music is important for all ages, and this year we are making it easier for busy families to participate in the choir experience. Details and registration here.
Sun – Sep 9
9:00 am Doxology Parent Meeting
3:15 pm Chorale Auditions
Wed – Sep 12
Most Children’s Choirs Begin
Thu – Sep 13
Thursday Cherub Choir Begins
Sun – Sep 16
Doxology & Peachtree Ringers in worship


Education & Enrichment

Fall Bible Study Registration Now Open
No matter how much or how little you already know of the Bible, spending time studying God’s word can be transformative. Learn together and grow together with your church family this fall!

Classes include all levels of Disciple Bible Study including the Sunday School format, interactive workshops, classic studies of psalms, proverbs and creeds, works by popular Christian authors and bloggers, sessions for men and women, practical faith applications and much more!

Registration and complete details – including class descriptions and facilitators, now online here. Classes begin on the following dates:

Sun – Aug 26
6:00 pm Disciple 1
6:00 pm Disciple 3

Mon – Aug 27
10:00 am Jesse Tree Workshop
6:30 pm Disciple 2

Tue – Aug 28
9:30 am More Than Sparrows

Wed – Sep 5
10:30 am Journey Together
6:30 pm Deep Waters

Thu – Sep 6
7:00 am Women’s Coffee Group
7:00 pm Everybody Always

Sun – Sep 9
10:00 am Disciple 4
6:00 pm Disciple 2 – Fast Track
6:00 pm Margin

Mon – Sep 10
12:00 pm Psalms
6:30 pm Biblical Poetry

Wed – Sep 12
10:00 am Morning Light – Gilley
10:00 am Morning Light – Bell
10:30 am Morning Light – Copeland
6:30 pm Breathing Room

Thu – Sep 20
9:30 am Prayer Painting Workshop

Sun – Sep 30
5:00 pm Breathing Room

Thu – Oct 4
6:30 pm Journeys of Paul

August Summer Book Club
Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, C104
Julie Schendel facilitates exciting discussion of the stories of our sacred text – some miraculous, some horrific! We’ll read Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans.

The Gospel According to Winnie the Pooh
Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am, Moore Chapel
Explore A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh series from a Christian perspective with Leslie Watkins. RSVP here with add-on options of a picnic at PRUMC and a High Museum exhibit tour with Julia Forbes.

Journeys of Paul Information Meetings
Sunday, August 26, 12:30 pm, C105
Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 pm, C105
Learn about our exciting trip following the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, and more!

Jesse Tree Ornament Workshop
Mondays, August 27 – November 19
10:00 am, Harp Center Art Room
Jesse Tree ornaments tell the story of our faith in a beautiful and memorable way. Create your own keepsakes in a wonderful workshop. $50 covers supplies. Register here.


If You Are New

Fall Programming Kick-off
Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am, Hospitality Suite
Learn about the many ways to connect and grow with the PRUMC community in Fall 2018. Meet staff, ministers, and members who will share exciting opportunities for our church family.

Joining Peachtree Road
Are you interested in becoming a member of Peachtree Road? Fall is a great time to join and become more involved in your church community. For more information contact Mimi Brunson at 404.240.8221 or


Sports & Recreation

Fall Soccer, After School Programs and More!
For five decades, PRUMC’s Sports & Rec Ministry has enriched the lives of families in our community by offering experiences of friendship, sportsmanship and personal growth. Registration now online at for Soccer, After School Programs and more. Be sure to check out our newest programs – Atlanta Youth Rugby, and Strength from the Core with PRUMC member Rahul Thomas!
Aug 23  |  Soccer Registration Deadline
Sep 5  |  After School Registration Deadline


Children & Families

Teacher Training Workshop – “Grow a Soul!”
Sunday, August 19, 9:45 am, Children’s Bldg
Join us for inspiration, instruction and knowledge as we begin a new year of nurturing our precious children. Teachers are still needed! If you feel called to be part of our teaching team, please contact Martha Christopher at

Promotion Sunday
Sunday, August 26
All children birth through fifth grade move to new classes, meet new teachers, and experience God’s presence through our awesome Children’s Ministries offerings!


The Preschool

A New Year Begins with Andrea Petsche!
The 65th year of The Preschool brings a special excitement as we welcome our new Director, Andrea Petsche! Andrea is an educator passionate about hands-on learning and student-centered education with a focus on the whole child. Committed to the importance of a Christian education, she has served in faith-based schools for most of her career. We warmly welcome Andrea and her family to Peachtree Road. Classes begin Wednesday, August 29.



Fall Open House
Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am, Harp Center
6th-12th grade students and their parents hear about what’s in store for the youth this year. Coffee and light breakfast will be served.


Young Adults

Football Fellowship
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm, Location TBA
Save the date as we kick off the college football season! Details to be announced soon.

Young Professionals Class Kick-off
Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am, C102
Come for coffee and light breakfast as we kick off our new fall series. Led by Leslie Watkins and Carolyn Stephens, we will follow the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in story form, with Max Lucado’s book, The Story. This is a fun and new way to hear God’s word. Reading encouraged, but not necessary.



Trip to Tellus Museum, Cartersville
Tuesday, August 21, 9:15 am departure
$25 includes admission to view fossils, gems and minerals, plus a planetarium show! Self pay lunch at Doug’s Place. RSVP to 404.240.8203 or

August Seasoned Saints
Check with Julie Wright about lunch plans at 404.240.8203 or On Bingo days, bring a $5 wrapped prize.
Aug 22  |  Movie at 12:30 pm
Sep 5  |  School Days Bingo
Sep 12  |  Service Pets (Pet Therapy)



Men’s Morning Coffee
Wednesdays, 7:00 am, C105
Come be encouraged in your faith! Topical discussion, no preparation necessary. Contact Geoff Beakley at

Men’s Bible Study with Ken Boa
Fridays, 7:00 am, C106
Uncover the timeless wisdom of Christ and apply it to your daily life. Come as you are, no preparation necessary.

Men’s Volunteer Team
The Men’s Ministry of PRUMC is compiling a list of those open to volunteer service work. We’ll contact men for potential projects throughout the year. Email your contact info to Geoff Beakley at


Congregational Care

Pastoral Care
For the most current information, please visit our Pastoral Care page here.

New! Respite Care Atlanta
PRUMC has partnered with six other congregations to create a safe weekday place for those with mild cognitive impairment. Respite Care Atlanta will provide vital interaction for clients and self-care time to caregivers, and is accepting participant applications now. We are excited about this wonderful new initiative and volunteers are needed! Visit our new website at For more information, contact Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Mondays, 7:00 am, C210
Discover strength and hope through the fellowship of those recovering from alcoholism. If you are looking for help and encouragement to stop drinking, please join us. For more information, contact Carolyn Stephens at 404.240.8207 or


Creation Care

Halfway Mark Met in Can Drive!
We have been collecting aluminum cans at PRUMC to fund a new Habitat for Humanity Home. For every 3 million cans we collect, Novelis will donate a house, and we are halfway there! This month we met 50% of our can goal. Please keep up the good work and bring aluminum beverage cans (only aluminum please!) to our collection cage located in the back Blue Lot near the kitchen. If we keep up this momentum, we can reach our goal by December!



New! Midweek Prayer Service
Wednesdays, starting September 12
12:00 pm, Moore Chapel
Ever need a moment in the middle of your week to pause and recharge? This fall, we offer a sacred opportunity for you to do just that. Each Wednesday we invite you to join us for special moments of reflection and devotion. Lunch will be available immediately afterward.

Prayer: The Essential
Practical Theologians on Prayer
Sundays this Fall, Moore Chapel
We invite you to come and hear Candler School of Theology faculty members share about the importance of prayer on the journey of life.
Sep 16  |  10:00 am – Bishop Larry Goodpaster
Prayer: An Expression of Life
Sep 23  |  6:30 pm – Rev. Ellen Shepard
Prayer: An Expression of Hope
Sep 30  |  6:30 pm – Rev. Tom Elliott
Prayer: An Expression of Recognition
Oct 14  |  6:30 pm – Bishop Woodie White
Prayer: An Expression of Gratitude

Fall Intercessory Prayer Ministry
September 9 – November 30
Share one hour of your week praying for the needs of others. Volunteers pray for each request that is submitted and write notes of encouragement, hope, and support. Pray in one several locations here, or in a place of your choosing. To volunteer, please contact Brittany Charron at 404.240.8260 or


Local Outreach

Atlanta Mission Volunteers Needed
Life skill instructors needed at both My Sister’s House (women & children) and Shepherd’s Inn (men). Commitment is once a week for an 8 week session. For more information, contact Beth Spencer at

Every Member in Ministry
At Peachtree Road we strive to grow in our faith by giving of ourselves. On August 19 we’ll offer many new ways to connect and serve through our Fall volunteer opportunities. We’ll have a volunteer form in the bulletin on that day or you may make your selections online.


Global Missions

Kenya Family Mission Team Meeting
Sunday, August 19, 10:00 am, B153
Since 2009 PRUMC has been sending teams to Kenya to help provide clean water and improve education. If you will join us for the March 7-17, 2019 trip, please attend this important meeting to learn details.