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  • Bill at Pulpit

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 lives.

In addition to the sermon, we will offer a forum at 10:00 am in the Moore Chapel entitled, Real Recovery Experience. We’ll learn how to recognize the signs of addiction and what recovery truly looks like. If you know of someone who has a family member struggling with addiction, please invite them to worship and the forum this week. This promises to an important discussion, and I encourage you to attend.

And one more note about Sunday — the Reinhardt University Concert Choir will be joining us for worship this Sunday for the 11:15 am service. The group from this Methodist-related school in Waleska, Georgia will offer pre-service music and also provide an anthem. So, I invite you to come early, find a seat, and enjoy the beautiful music.

The fall is in full swing, and I share with you several places where you can find me in the coming days:

Groundbreaking for the Murray Cottage — this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm, we will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new parsonage for our church at 3201 West Shadowlawn Road. We are indebted to the Stuart and Eulene Murray Foundation for a generous naming gift and the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation for its generous gift to this project. These gifts make the construction of this new home possible, and the Murray Cottage will be used as a parsonage for one of our associate ministers. I will be there and invite you to join us for this brief ceremony in front of the property.

Evening with Dan Cathy — we are delighted to welcome Dan Cathy, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Chick-fil-a, to Peachtree Road for an evening of inspiration on Tuesday, October 3, at 6:00 pm in Grace Hall. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, and Dan will speak at 7:00 pm. This event is a fund-raiser for our ministry with those living on the Westside. You may purchase a table or individual ticket by clicking this link. I will be there and hope to see you.

Finally, let me mention three more events on the horizon:

Annual Charge Conference — On Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm, our district superintendent Dr. Bernice Kirkland will be present to preside at our annual charge conference in Grace Hall. This year we will welcome the members of St. John UMC as they also participate in their charge conference at the same time. During this brief meeting, we will have the opportunity to share our reports and vote on new leaders and a couple of financial matters. You are welcome to attend.

First Annual Manfred E. Hoffmann Lecture — For the last twenty years, we have been blessed to have Dr. Manfred Hoffmann as our “Theologian in Residence.” Manfred taught us, cultivated a desire to learn in us, and inspired us to grow in our faith. His death earlier this year has touched us deeply. To honor his memory, we have created a lecture series in his name. The first lecture is occurring on Sunday evening, October 29, 2017, at 6:00 pm for dinner and the lecture. Manfred’s successor on the faculty at Candler School of Theology, Dr. Jonathan Strom, will deliver the address. This is an especially appropriate date as that week we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. And, as a Lutheran scholar, Dr. Strom is the perfect person to deliver this inaugural lecture. We also hope to have some Reformation artifacts from Candler School of Theology’s Pitt’s Library on display. I hope you will mark the date on your calendar and make your plans to join me as we honor Manfred Hoffmann and grow in our faith. You may reserve your place by following this link.

Civil Rights Heritage Tour — members of Peachtree Road are joining with other Methodists from our community to tour the civil rights sites from Atlanta to Alabama. I invite you to join me on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4 as we travel from Atlanta to Birmingham to Selma to Montgomery. Together, we will travel by bus to see the places where the history of the movement was lived out and hear from those who lived through the events – the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, “Bloody Sunday” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and the site where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery. I would like for at least 25 from Peachtree Road to join me on this tour next year. If you are interested in joining us, please email Jane Ogle to let us know your interest and we will be in touch on next steps for registration.

I am grateful for you and your participation in the ministry of Peachtree Road. Please call on me when you need me. I look forward to seeing you Sunday!


  • Elizabeth Byrd Hugging

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 – Hurricane Relief” into the Memo field. Also, if you have been affected by the storm and need your church’s help, please let us know.

The fall season got off to a great start last Sunday as we heard incredible music by our Chancel Choir, the Atlanta Brass Works, and soloist Jamie Barton; welcomed 14 new members into our church family; and began our fall programing emphasis on “The Good Life.”

At the close of last week’s services, I shared some exciting news about the future of our church. You may remember that on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we learned that a family in our church had issued a challenge to the congregation. If we could raise $2 million during 2017 toward the retirement of our debt, that family would match it. Also, if we could raise another $2 million by the end of 2018 toward the retirement of the debt, they would match that as well. Last Sunday I announced that we have received over $1 million toward this effort and also have received several pledges that will be paid in the next few weeks that will put us over the $2 million mark for the year. Last Sunday we celebrated God’s many blessings upon the ministry of Peachtree Road and looked forward to the future with great hope. If you were unable to be present, we missed you and hope you will join us this week.

This Sunday, we will continue our series with a message entitled “Finding Peace in Your Finances.” Certainly, one of the great stressors in life can be financial. Owing money can have a suffocating effect on relationships and often robs us of the peace we seek. In worship we will reflect upon Jesus’ parable of the talents as we seek financial peace in our lives. Speaking of financial peace, Bill O’Shields will offer a crash course on Dave Ramsey’s famous “Financial Peace University” to learn about budgeting, reducing debt, and planning for the future. Bill is an excellent facilitator and his forum will begin at 10:00 am in Heritage Hall. If you know of someone who is struggling in this area, invite them to come to church with you this Sunday.

Let me offer two updates on ongoing projects of the Trustees:

  • New Sound System – over the course of the last six weeks, we have been in transition from the old sound system in the sanctuary, chapel, and narthex to a brand new system. The work is nearly complete, and you should experience a marked improvement in the next week. Thank you for your patience. The purchase of the new system was made possible by the sale of right of way property on Peachtree Road in front of the parking lot across West Shadowlawn.
  • Murray Cottage – groundbreaking for the church’s new parsonage for one of our associate ministers is set to take place on Sunday, September 24, at 2:00 pm. The location is the site of the house the church owns across West Shadowlawn next to the church parking lot. You may see plans for the new house here. This project is being funded by a grant from the Dobbs Foundation, a naming gift from the Murray Foundation, and proceeds from the sale of the church right of way mentioned earlier. You are invited to join us for the groundbreaking a week from this Sunday.

Finally, I do want to remind you that the Dogwood Gift Shop is now open for the season. All of the proceeds from sales go toward Global Missions and help us make a difference in faraway places like Kenya, the nation of Georgia, and Nicaragua. You are invited to drop by the Dogwood Sunday and see all the new items available for purchase. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thank you for your support of Peachtree Road’s ministry. Your prayers on her behalf, your presence in worship, your generous gifts, and the offering of your time in service make all the difference in the world. I look forward to seeing you Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon!


  • 2017-2018 Music Season

2017-2018 Concert Season

Music has the ability to profoundly touch our hearts and souls. The PRUMC 2017-2018 Concert Series is an excellent way to enrich your life through the energy and beauty expressed through a live performance.  There are many ways to keep the arts alive at Peachtree Road and in our community:

  • Download a pdf of our series brochure and be sure to join us as we celebrate the arts throughout the year!
  • Join the “Fifth Section” team of greeters, ushers and front of house volunteers to create a warm, memorable experience for our concert goers.
  • Stay connected to the Music Ministry to get the latest news and announcements.  Like our Facebook page, sign up for our monthly newsletter, or feel free to call us at 404.240.8212 any time.

Thank you for your continued support.  This year promises to bring the finest in music-making!

  • Stuck in the Middle?

Stuck in the Middle?

Weekly Dinners & Programs Begin September 13!
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Grace Hall

Wednesday evenings are the perfect time to take a break from cooking and have a fun midweek dinner with your church friends.  Bring the entire family for great programming and new menu options each week!


Sep 13      BINGO & Dinner
Menu:  BBQ Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Roasted Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Corn Bread, Banana Pudding

Sep 20      NEW!  WORSHIP & Dinner

  • Wednesday Worship
    6:00 pm, Moore Chapel, Carolyn Stephens preaching
    Need a way to recharge mid-week?  Join us for a casual worship service as we find time to slow down and reconnect with our church family to renew and recharge.
  • Menu: Fettucine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken, Noodles with Butter and Parmesan, Mixed Green Salad, Steamed Broccoli with Lemon, Herbed Italian Garlic Bread, Tiramisu Cake

Sep 27      FELLOWSHIP & Dinner
Menu:  Salisbury Steak with Gravy, Roasted Rosemary Mushrooms, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Green Bean Almandine, Rosemary Brown Bread, Black Forest Chocolate Cake


Oct 4      Fellowship & Dinner

Oct 11      Fellowship & Dinner

Oct 18      Worship & Dinner

  • Wednesday Worship
    6:00 pm, Moore Chapel, Julie Schendel preaching
    Need a way to recharge mid-week?  Join us for a casual worship service as we find time to slow down and reconnect with our church family to renew and recharge.

Oct 25      Halloween Extravaganza!


Nov 1      Fellowship & Dinner

Nov 8      Worship & Dinner

  • Wednesday Worship
    6:00 pm, Moore Chapel, Bill Britt preaching
    Need a way to recharge mid-week?  Join us for a casual worship service as we find time to slow down and reconnect with our church family to renew and recharge.

Nov 15      Outreach & Dinner

Nov 22      No Dinner – Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Open with Power

PRUMC Opening at Noon

PRUMC has power and will open at noon today – Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

We should be back to a normal schedule by tomorrow and will be sending along highlights and updates in our regular Wednesday e-blast.

Thank you!

09.17.17 | Finding Peace in Your Finances

Bill Shaking Hands

Finding Peace in Your Finances
Rev. Bill Britt

Worship Bulletin PDF
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In Sunday’s sermon, we observed that finances can be one of the greatest stressors in our lives. We considered two lessons on the subject from Jesus’ “Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25):

  1. Remember who God is — not harsh, judgmental, or demanding. Rather, God is generous and forgiving. God is a God of abundance.
  2. Remember who you are – you are a steward of the abundant resources of God.

When you feel the anxiety of financial stress, try this exercise: first, acknowledge to God your anxiety. Pray, “Lord, I am feeling vulnerable right now. Grant me strength and courage for the facing of this time.” Then, second, offer gratitude for something specific in your life: “Lord, I give you thanks for ___.” You will find your prayers of confession and gratitude will transform your anxiety into peace.

  • Sanctuary Ribbons

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 11:00 am. We also have an exciting announcement to make at the close of services this week. You will not want to miss hearing the good news as we kick-off the fall.

Our theme for this season is “The Good Life.” In his introductory note to one of the Bible’s most-beloved hymns (I Corinthians 13), the Apostle Paul called it “the more excellent way.” Through the centuries, songs have been composed and books have been written to depict it. The “good life” – everybody wants to live it.

During the coming weeks, we are going to focus upon living well. We will discuss what the Bible says about it and learn how to avoid that which robs us of it. A number of forums have been planned to give us handles of hope and help in living the good life. Here is a preview of what is to come:

September 10 | Genesis 35:9-15 | Integrity: Know Who You Are
September 17 | Luke 19:1-10 | Finding Peace in Your Finances
September 24 | Ephesians 5:15-20 | Alcohol: Playing with Fire
October 1 | I Kings 19:1-11 | Dealing with Depression
October 8 | John 19:25-27 | Aging and Changing Roles
October 15 | Luke 7:36-50 | Divine Intimacy
October 22 | John 10:7-10 | A Life Worth Living

We will begin the series by considering integrity. Some of you are familiar with Ron Greer’s book on integrity entitled If You Know Who You Are, You’ll Know What To Do. I think Ron phrases it perfectly because, in our culture, it is so easy to forget who you are, wander off your path, and answer to a different name. On Sunday we will take a look at the lives of Jacob (who became Israel) and Simon (who became Peter). We will consider how they claimed who God called them to be and experienced what we are calling “the good life.” It will be a good day as at Peachtree Road.

Thank you for your faithfulness in so many ways to the ministry of Peachtree Road. We are set for a wonderful fall season and I hope you will find your place with us!

See you Sunday!


  • Weather Updates

Weather Schedule Updates

Friday, September 8, 2017
Weather forecast is clear through Sunday.  Check back Sunday evening for delays or closings.

  • Flood Assistance

Harvey Relief

Thanks to your generosity, PRUMC has sent donations in excess of $9,000 as well as $5000 worth of Uzima water filters to support UMCOR’s hurricane relief efforts.  These funds and filters will help those whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  PRUMC will continue to receive donations toward sending a team and supplies to Houston in the near future.  Donate here, or contact Anne French at annef@prumc.org.


Coro Vocati

Come to the Woods: The Transformative Power of Nature
Coro Vocati
Sunday, October 15, 3:00 pm, Moore Chapel

John Dickson, conductor

Nature in all of its quiet reflection, unbridled spirit, and awesome grandeur will be explored through the writings of 3 naturalists:  Henry David Thoreau, Wendell Berry, and John Muir.  Through composer Jake Runestad’s vision, “Come to the Woods” is an invitation to communion with Nature; and this communion is a sacramental transformation of the human soul.

$10 suggested concert donation.

Ways to Give

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If you would prefer to mail your gift, please make your check or money order out to Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and mail to:

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Attn: Business Office
3180 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

PRUMC’s Business Office staff members would be delighted to discuss your giving options or take your gift over the phone.

To reach our Business Office call:

Cecelia O’Flinn at 404.240.8230,
Jennifer Baltimore at 404.240.8329.

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PRUMC Contact:
Jennifer Baltimore
Financial Controller


For year-end tax and gift planning, please note that transfers can sometimes be delayed because of the holiday season. We recommend submitting transfer instructions to your brokerage firm at least two weeks before the end of the year.  Please provide donor names on all transfers.

Legacy giving (also called planned giving) is the act of coordinating your personal, financial, and estate planning goals with your interest in making lifetime and testamentary charitable gifts.  Most planned gifts allow you to continue receiving the benefits of these assets during your lifetime, after which only the remaining value is transferred to a charity.

Testamentary gifts can involve as little as an addendum (bequest) to your will or making a beneficiary designation in a retirement account, trust, or insurance policy.  For more information, please contact your financial and legal advisors or Jennifer Baltimore, Financial Controller at 404-240-8329.

Please remember PRUMC when formulating your estate plans so your legacy of support can help sustain our mission in the future. Also, let us know if you have already created a legacy gift so that we can add your name to our donor list.

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to PRUMC directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

We gladly accept donations of personal property such as cars, boats, furniture and collections. Please contact Jennifer Baltimore, Financial Controller 404.240.8329 if you are interested in making a large item donation.

At various times of the year, we also collect diapers and other baby needs as well as school supplies and clothing.
We also gratefully accept packaged food items such as:

  • Cold cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jellies/jams
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Rice, grits, pasta
  • Canned meats: stew, tuna, salmon, chicken, pork and beans
  • Green canned goods: spinach, turnip greens, and English peas
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Non-fat dry milk

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Georgia Gives Day
Georgia Gives Day is a day of giving specifically for nonprofits in Georgia. The sixth annual Georgia Gives Day will be Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Use the link below to make your donation to Peachtree Road UMC on this day.

PRUMC @ GA Gives

If you have questions about making a contribution, please contact:

Jennifer Baltimore
Financial Controller

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We will not trade, share or sell your personal information to any third party, although on rare occasions, PRUMC may be legally required to disclose information.

We subscribe and adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights.

09.10.17 | Fall Kickoff: Know Who You Are

Fall Kickoff

The Good Life
Rev. Bill Britt

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In Sunday’s sermon, we spent some time thinking about the importance of knowing who you are. As Ron Greer has observed in his book on integrity, “If you know who you are, you’ll know what to do.” We get into trouble when we forget who we are.

  • The Bible tells us who we are – In Matthew 16, Simon was given a new name (Peter) and told that he was a piece of the “Rock of Ages.” That is who we are as well. Remember that.
  • Jesus also gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven – the point of this commission is to unlock heaven’s gates and unleash God’s goodness on earth.

Invitation: In the midst of a tense political climate, episodes of ugly racism and bigotry, and terrible tragedies such as earthquakes and hurricanes, those of us in the church remember who we are and respond by unleashing God’s goodness on earth.

  • Seraphic Fire

Seraphic Fire

Monteverdi:  Selva Morale et Spirituale
Seraphic Fire
Friends of Music sponsored concert of the season!
Sunday, October 22, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Patrick Dupré Quigley, Founder and Artistic Director

Don’t miss this year’s Friends of Music sponsored concert!  Hailing from South Florida, and led Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant and Baroque masterpieces, to Mahler and newly commissioned works by this country’s leading composers.  This program is described as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style.

$25 General Admission, $15 Students.  Tickets at www.prumc.org.

Visit www.seraphicfire.org to learn more.

Tickets Here


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Reformation Concert

The Doors Are Open
A Concert Honoring the Reformation
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

To this day, the Protestant Reformation stands as one of the most pivotal moments in church history. The writings and leadership of reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox initiated a wave of theological revolution that swept across western Europe and eventually came to the shores of America. The Reformation not only profoundly shaped how American Christians viewed Scripture, theology, music, and the church, but it also introduced a spirit of reform that came to inform American culture, politics, and identity.

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, choirs, orchestras, and organists from Atlanta churches will perform works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Reger, and others.

Admission is free.

  • PRUMC Christmas Music Many Moods of Christmas

The Many Moods of Christmas

The Many Moods of Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

PRUMC Chancel Choir, soloists, orchestra
Scott Atchison, conductor

The PRUMC Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra present their Christmas classic featuring Handel’s Messiah.  This concert will open your hearts and souls to the miraculous story of Jesus’ birth.

Tickets are complimentary but necessary for seating.   Tickets will be available beginning Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Childcare available for ages 4 and younger by reservation only.  Email eveningchildcare@prumc.org to reserve.

Dessert reception sponsored by the PRUMC Friends of Music in Grace Hall following the concert.


  • Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
Friday & Saturday, December 15 & 16, 2017, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

Our Choir in Residence since 2014, this concert is has quickly become a PRUMC and Atlanta family tradition!  The concert features all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir, along with a professional orchestra, performing your favorite carols and songs to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  Don’t miss Atlanta’s largest performance of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with audience participation!

Tickets available at www.georgiaboychoir.org


  • Jack Mitchener

Jack Mitchener Organ Recital

Jack Mitchener Organ Recital
PRUMC Artist in Residence and Assistant Organist

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Jack joined the PRUMC Music Ministry in July 2017 as the new Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Organist.  Jack is the primary musician for the 9:00 am Communion Service.  He is also Professor of Organ, University Organist, Chairman of the Keyboard Department in the Townsend School of Music, and Director of the Townsend-McAfee Institute of Church Music at Mercer University in Macon.

$10 suggested concert donation.


  • Georgia Boy Choir

Georgia Boy Choir Festival Finale Concert

Georgia Boy Choir Festival Finale Concert
Saturday, February 16, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

PRUMC hosts the Ninth Annual Georgia Boy Choir Festival drawing more than 250 young men from across the United States together for a day and a half of music making.  The Festival culminates with a Grand Finale Concert featuring all five levels of GBC, local guest participants and visiting choirs.

Tickets at www.georgiaboychoir.org


  • Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 am

Nicole Marane, organ
John Lemley, narrator
John Lawless, percussion

This unique and delightful concert for all ages tells the classic tale of young Peter through orchestral instruments that represent each of the characters.  Both as an incredible learning experience and church and community outreach, we invite local schools and our PRUMC preschool families.


09.03.17 | Get Behind Me

Julie Preaching

Get Behind Me
Rev. Julie Schendel

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Peter was one of Jesus’ most faithful disciples, yet sometimes he still got it wrong.  In Sunday’s scripture, we hear how Peter went from being called the rock on which Jesus would build his church, to a stumbling block when he can’t handle the idea of Jesus facing suffering and death.  We are called to take up our cross and follow Jesus, even when we’re facing fear, pain, or uncertainty.  Just like Peter, Jesus forgives us when we get it wrong, but we can still put forth our best efforts to be disciples and make disciples by sharing the love of Christ and telling others about our faith.  It’s not always easy, but with the strength of Christ we can do hard things.