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How Long, O Lord?

Yesterday we heard words of inspiration and encouragement from Matt Westmoreland during the worship services as he reflected upon the transformation in children’s learning we are witnessing as a result of our church’s partnership with Hollis STEM Academy: “Hope without truth is fantasy, but truth without hope is failure. It’s only in those moments when you are able to confront truth at its harshest and hope at its most powerful, that you believe dramatic change is possible.”

I thought of those words later in the day when I heard the news reports about a deadly mass shooting in a Texas church. 

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Bill Britt: Proud of Our Church


October 27, 2017

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I want to begin this week’s note by letting you know how proud I am of our church.

Earlier this week, the “Carry the Torch” luncheon was held at the World Congress Center to raise awareness and funds to help address the problem of homelessness here in Atlanta.  Peachtree Road was recognized as one of two “Platinum Sponsors” of the event, and I saw members of our church throughout the room.  Jack Hardin, co-chair of the Regional Commission on the Homeless, spoke to the assembled crowd, and he later asked me to express

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Experience All Your Joy

September 29, 2017

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are doing well. I really am looking forward to Sunday’s worship services as we continue our fall series “The Good Life.” This week we will spend some time thinking together about the topic of “intimacy” Sociologists have discovered the search for intimacy is one of the primary searches of life. Ironically, in our day and time, a great many people run from intimate relationships. Some of those persons even attend churches. They might talk a lot, or they may talk very little. These persons will never allow you to go deep. They

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I Hope to See You

September 22, 2017

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you have had a good week. This Sunday we will continue our fall series entitled “The Good Life,” as we focus upon the topic “Alcohol: Playing with Fire.” During this season we are thinking about those aspects of our lives that either contribute to or hinder our experience of the “good life” in Jesus Christ. You and I know folks who struggle with addiction, and this Sunday we will listen for the voice of the Lord speaking to us through the scriptures as we seek to help all around us live healthy, whole

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Finding Peace

September 15, 2017

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you doing well. The remnants of Hurricane Irma moved through the metro area earlier this week, and the clean-up process continues. Thank you for your generous giving the last two weeks to relief efforts in Texas and here in the Southeast. Your giving through UMCOR and Buckhead Christian Ministry is providing help to thousands of folks devastated by the hurricanes. If you would like to give toward the relief efforts, you may do so here by selecting “Other” from the Give To drop down menu and typing “BCM –

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Everybody Wants to Live It

September 8, 2017

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you doing well. This Sunday marks “Fall Kick-off” here at Peachtree Road. We are set to enjoy special music by internationally acclaimed singer Jamie Barton that promises to stir your spirit. She will sing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” At both the 8:45 am and 11:15 am services in the sanctuary, we will welcome new members to Peachtree Road as a part of a special joining day. In addition, you are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast and warm fellowship in Grace Hall from 9:00 am until