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Led to God’s Blessing

August 16, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you doing well. Last Sunday was an inspiring day in worship as we discovered that sometimes the storms in our lives actually can lead us to God’s blessing. Certainly, the storms may seem life-threatening when they first come upon us (the failure of

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We Are the Church

August 9, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope you have had a restful week. Over the last few days, I have found my mind preoccupied by the news of the senseless shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I have heard many wonder aloud, “What is our world coming to?” and observe that these tragedies

Exploring Our Faith As Methodists

August 2, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you well. I also hope you are making your plans to be in worship this Sunday as we begin a new sermon series entitled “The DNA of a Methodist.” With the advent of “23andMe” and other DNA ancestry services, we are witnessing an

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Making Disciples of All Nations

July 26, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you doing well. If you missed last Sunday, you might want to go to the church website and watch the entire service. From the congregational hymns (I didn’t need a hymnal!) to the anthem by the Chancel Choir (“Saints Bound for Heaven”) to

Trees and Their Fruit

July 19, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope you have had a good week. As you read these words, I am preparing to preach the final message of the 191st gathering of Salem Camp Meeting in Covington, Georgia. It has been a good week. I really never had observed the camp meeting experience first

Our Spirits Renewed

July 12, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope you have had a good week. As you read these words I am preparing to preach for the next week at Salem Camp Meeting in Covington, Georgia. Founded in 1828, this is the 191st year folks have been gathering here for a time of worship and spiritual renewal.

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Summer in the City

July 5, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, The days of the summer are here, and I know many of you are enjoying time away with loved ones. While you may be away enjoying cooler climates on the weekends, I do want to keep you up with what is taking place at your church. First, let

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To Form A More Perfect Union

June 29, 2018 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you doing well. Last Sunday was a remarkable day here at Peachtree Road, and I am so grateful to all who had a hand in its planning and coordination. The annual “Celebration of Freedom” service is a favorite of many in our congregation,

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The Soul of America

June 21, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope you are having a good summer. Many of you are enjoying time away from the city on the weekends, but I want to keep you up with news from your church family. This Sunday is our annual Celebration of Freedom Sunday. Once again we will be

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Notes from Afar

May 3, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you well. At the end of this note I want to give you a brief update on the ruling by the Judicial Council late last week. First, as you read these words, I am traveling home from Turkey with a great group

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There’s No Place Like Peachtree Road

April 26, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you well. I am writing you this morning from Greece – actually we are sailing on the Aegean Sea toward Mykonos. Jamie Jenkins and I are with a good group from our church on a spiritual journey following in the footsteps of

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All Things Easter!

April 19, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope you are having a meaningful Holy Week. We made a good beginning last Sunday with our Palm Sunday celebration. As usual, the grand music, the triumphant procession led by our favorite donkey “Jerusalem,” the joyous singing of our children’s choirs, and the Flower Guild’s arrangements of

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Palm Sunday & Holy Week

April 12, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you well. As I write these words, we are merely hours away from Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. This is one of our favorite Sundays of the year here at Peachtree Road. The children entering the sanctuary waving their

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Moving Through the Lenten Season

April 5, 2019 Dear Peachtree Road Family, I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the springtime weather. Sunday promises to be a very good day here at Peachtree Road. In worship, we will continue with our series of messages around the theme “Faithful.” Each week we have been thinking about a different