May 5, 2023

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are well. I also hope you know how blessed we are here at Peachtree Road UMC. Over the last few weeks, we have blessed the 51 babies who have been born to members of our congregation within the last year, confirmed the faith of 58 youth, celebrated the 70th birthday of The Preschool at Peachtree Road UMC, and offered a blessing upon the 54 seniors set to graduate from high school later this month. These all are signs of a vital church!

This Sunday also promises to be a wonderful time of worship as we celebrate the ministry of Music and Arts here at Peachtree Road. Our church is known for “heavenly music,” and musicians will be spread throughout the sanctuary as we highlight their talents and contributions to our worship. The Atlanta Brassworks, Peachtree Carillon, combined children’s choirs, Doxology Youth Choir, and Chancel Choir will share music with us. You are invited to attend and lend your voice as we celebrate the gift of music in our church. If you are unable to attend, please join us online at 8:45 am, 10:00 am, or 11:15 am at

Following worship, a fellowship luncheon will be served in Grace Hall. The menu includes pasta primavera, grilled chicken, mixed green salad, garlic bread, and tiramisu for dessert. The cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and a maximum of $40 per family. That’s the best deal in town for Sunday lunch! Please join us for a delicious meal and warm fellowship with your friends from Peachtree Road UMC. 

Continuing with opportunities to hear good music…

  • Midday Music in May – each Wednesday at 1:00 pm, you are invited to attend a 30-minute organ recital featuring the best of Atlanta’s organists. These anniversary-themed recitals will be held in the sanctuary and celebrate The Great Organ of Peachtree Road UMC. There is no charge and you may follow this link for a schedule.
  • Doxology Youth Choir Concert – on Sunday, May 14, you are invited to hear Doxology in concert as they present “Home by Another Road” at 10:00 am in Grace Hall. This is a special preview concert featuring music from their upcoming choir tour to Sarasota, Florida, and Disney World! There is no charge for the concert, and all are welcome to attend.

I am excited to announce a joint venture being sponsored by Cascade UMC and Peachtree Road UMC – the Anniston Civil Rights Trail Experience. Members of our two churches will travel together on Saturday, August 26, to Anniston, Alabama, to commemorate the events of the American Civil Rights Movement, and receive an introduction to the cultural changes that have transformed Anniston into the city it is today. Participants will leave Atlanta at 10:00 am, travel together via charter bus, eat lunch together, learn together, and return by 5:00 pm. The cost is $20/per person, and you may register here.  

Finally, are you interested in becoming a member of Peachtree Road UMC? Please join us Sunday, May 21, at 12:30 pm for lunch and “Tea with the Clergy.” You will have an opportunity to meet our ministerial staff, learn about the history and programs of the church, ask questions, and discover where you fit into the ministry of this great church. We already have a number of folks signed up for this month’s gathering. If you would like to take the next step in your growth as a Christian and become a member of Peachtree Road UMC, please contact our director of evangelism and hospitality Brittany Charron at

Thank you for your faithfulness in so many ways. I look forward to worshiping with you Sunday as we celebrate the gift of music in our congregation. 

Grace and peace,