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Rev. Bill Britt

Bill Britt has served as the senior pastor of Peachtree Road since June, 2008.  He is a native of Thomaston, Georgia, and a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida (Bachelor in Arts), Candler School of Theology of Emory University (Master of Divinity), and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio (Doctor of Ministry).

His previous appointments include Ebenezer UMC in Forsyth (1981-1984), associate minister at Trinity-on-the-Hill UMC in Augusta (1984-1988), Trinity UMC in Cartersville (1988-1997), and the First UMC in Athens (1997-2008).

Bill and his wife Wendie have two children, Sara and Will.  Sara is married to Diogo Pereira and they have two children, Lidia and Lucas.  Will is married to Gina Kim.  Bill enjoys playing golf, reading, and annual family vacations at the beach.

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Weekly Messages

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  • NGUMC photo

Hope Does Not Disappoint Us

June 14, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you doing well. I am writing you from Athens where our appointed clergy and lay delegates are attending the North Georgia Conference. It has been a good week of renewing acquaintances with friends and colleagues, worshiping with United Methodists from across the state, and conducting the business of the church.

Since the beginning of the Methodist movement, delegates have come together to pray

  • Pentecost Sunday 2018

Breathe In God’s Holy Spirit

June 7, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you doing well. Sunday will be an exciting day here at Peachtree Road as we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the day on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. The New Testament book of Acts puts it this way:

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven

  • FoundersDay

A Church Without Walls

May 31, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I really am looking forward to being back with you in worship this Sunday as we celebrate Founder’s Day.

Peachtree Road was founded on June 7, 1925, when the newly-formed congregation held its first public worship service. I love history. I love the stories that come from our history, and I love the way the past informs both the present and the

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A Wesleyan Assurance

May 24, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. You may not be aware, but today is an important date in the history of the Methodist movement. On this date 281 years ago, John Wesley had his “Aldersgate Street” experience. He had returned to England from his time in the colony of Georgia and, by his own admission, was having a crisis of faith. Then, on the evening of

  • Missions and Milestons

Missions and Milestones

May 17, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are doing well. Many of you were present last Sunday for our Mother’s Day worship services. If you were here, you heard Carolyn Roper, a resident of the Wesley Woods retirement community, share how Wesley Woods plays a vital role in the quality of the lives of the residents of that community. Then, we received a special offering to benefit the benevolent fund of

  • Sanctuary Choir

Just How Blessed We Are

May 10, 2019

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I also hope you realize just how blessed we are here at Peachtree Road. For those looking for evidence of God’s blessings upon us, last week was “Exhibit A.” On Sunday morning, we had the privilege of confirming the faith of 74 sixth graders and welcoming them into the full membership of the church. The presence of children and youth