The Future of the Church is Bright!
Let me begin this week’s note by encouraging you to pray for Scott Atchison, our director of music and organist. Scott’s mother Jo Atchison died last Sunday at the age [...]
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Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
If we have learned nothing else in the last two years, we have learned this lesson: do not take a single day of life for granted. Last Sunday, I began [...]
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An All-Out Celebration of Easter!
Let me begin this week’s note by thanking all who participated in worship on Palm Sunday at Peachtree Road UMC. It was an emotional experience to see the sanctuary filled [...]
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An Invitation to a Special Day
As I write these words, we are merely hours away from Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. We have designated this as “back to church” Sunday at Peachtree [...]
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Back-to-Church Sunday!
Sunday, April 10 (Palm Sunday) as “back-to-church” Sunday at Peachtree Road UMC. Members of our church plan to reach out to offer a personal invitation to every family to make [...]
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Be True to the Faith
I am looking forward to worshiping with you this Sunday as we continue our Lenten series “Following Jesus.” We already have followed Jesus to the banks of the Jordan River [...]
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Being Blessed
I hope you are well. As I write these words, I am preparing to return to Atlanta from the Holy Land with our group from Peachtree Road UMC. We have [...]
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Prayers and Hope
As I write these words, I am in the Holy Land with a group from Peachtree Road following in the footsteps of Jesus. We already have worshiped in the church [...]
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Work for Unity in Christ
Earlier this week we began our Lenten journey. “Journey” seems like the right word, doesn’t it? No doubt you have the sense that following Jesus is full of twists and [...]
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Change and Gratitude
Let me begin this week’s note with some news about changes coming to our church staff. After over 32 years working at the church in some capacity or another, Martha [...]
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Laying a Spiritual Foundation
Last Sunday was Youth Sunday here at Peachtree Road UMC, and our students led us well in worship – their enthusiasm was contagious, and 10 of our seniors offered inspirational [...]
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Seek to Follow Christ
I also hope you are planning to join us for worship this Sunday as we celebrate Youth Sunday here at Peachtree Road UMC. Our students will be leading us in [...]
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Sharing & Inspiration
If you were not able to worship with us last week, I encourage you to go back and view the service. Particularly, I would want you to watch the inspiring [...]
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All Are Welcome
It was good to see so many folks in person last week for worship! Though it was cold here in Atlanta, there was a warm spirit present in our worship [...]
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Connect and Care
After last week’s “perfect storm” of a long holiday weekend, COVID, and a winter storm, I am looking forward to seeing folks back in worship this Sunday. It was a [...]
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Guard Your Heart and Minds in Jesus Christ
According to the health care professionals with whom I have talked, this week should mark the peak of COVID cases of the omicron variant sweeping through our city, and we [...]
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Unwavering Faithfulness
Happy New Year! I hope this note finds you well. The past two years have been as difficult as any I have encountered in my 41 years as a pastor [...]
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Renew Our Covenant with Christ
Let me begin this year-ending note by glancing back at 2021. Though we were limited in many ways by the two-year pandemic, there is much we accomplished here at Peachtree [...]
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Thank You!
Thank you for joining us at Peachtree Road UMC for the Christmas Eve service. You honored us with your presence, and it was a joy to celebrate with you on [...]
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