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01.21 | Praying with Perseverance

Worship with us each Sunday.

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Praying with Perseverance
Luke 11:5-23
Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


8:45 am

Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

9:00 am
Chapel Communion  |  TBA

11:15 am
Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

11:15 am
The Road Alternative Worship  |  Rev. Carolyn Stephens

5:00 pm
Sundays @ 5  |  Rev. Carolyn Stephens


On this day

New Member Brunch
Kid’s Worship
Young Adult Mission Trip Meeting
Kenya Mission Trip Meeting

01.28 | Praying at the Table

Worship with us each Sunday. All are welcome.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Praying at the Table
Communion Sunday
Luke 24:28-35

Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


8:45 am

Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

11:15 am
Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

11:15 am
The Road Alternative Worship  |  Rev. Name

5:00 pm
Sundays @ 5  |  Rev. Name


On this day

Georgia Mission Trip Info Meeting
UMKF

02.04 | Youth Sunday

Worship with us each Sunday. All are welcome.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
Youth Sunday
I Timothy 4:12
Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


8:45 am

Traditional Worship  |  PRUMC Youth

9:00 am
Chapel Communion  |  Rev. Leslie Watkins

11:15 am
Traditional Worship  |  PRUMC Youth

11:15 am
The Road Alternative Worship  |  Rev. Carolyn Stephens

5:00 pm
Sundays @ 5  |  Rev. Bill Britt


On this day

Youth Sunday
Souperbowl of Caring

  • 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.

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.

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Jack Mitchener Organ Recital

Jack Mitchener

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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.

$15 suggested concert donation/$5 suggested for students.

 

  • Bill Britt 880

Great Things Are Happening

January 12, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. I realize some of you may be out of town for the upcoming holiday weekend, and I want to give you an update on what is happening at your church.

On Sunday, we will continue our series of messages on the power of prayer. Last week we made a good beginning as we considered Jesus’ baptism. According to Luke, after his baptism, Jesus spent time in prayer, and, as he was praying, the heavens opened, the Spirit descended, and a voice proclaimed, “You are my beloved Son. With you I am well pleased.” According to Luke, prayer was the great essential in Jesus’ life. With that in mind, I have declared 2018 to be a year of prayer here at Peachtree Road. We will provide you with resources to help you grow in prayer, guidance on how to pray, and opportunities to join others in prayer. My hope is that our regular participation in prayer will lead us to a life of compassion with others and a celebration of God’s abundant grace in our midst. This week we will consider the disciples’ request of Jesus: “Lord, teach us to pray.” I look forward to worshiping with you Sunday.

Monday is a day set aside for the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Some of you are aware that our own Bishop Woodie White is nationally known for writing an annual “Birthday Letter to Dr. King.” As a young pastor in the early 1960’s, Bishop White was active in the Civil Rights movement. In fact, he once was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi and fined $1,000 for trying to worship at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. Nearly 30 years later he was invited to be a guest preacher in that church. Though we have made progress, the Dream still remains unrealized. I hope we will keep that in mind as we reflect this weekend and consider what we can do to fulfill the promise of this great nation.

Speaking of the Civil Rights Movement, I want to remind you of the opportunity we are offering members of our church this spring. You are invited to join me on a Civil Rights Heritage Tour with members of Peachtree Road and other Methodists from our community. The tour is set for Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, and we will travel from Atlanta to Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery. Together, we will tour 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. A good number from Peachtree Road already have signed up for this tour. If you would like more information about the tour, please contact my assistant Jane Ogle (janeo@prumc.org) by next Friday, January 19, to let me know of your interest.

Finally, let me share some really good news with you that I learned this week:

  • Our Christmas Eve offering totaled over $260,000! Your generous gifts will be used to buy water filters for those living in the Rongai region of Kenya. Please know that you have given the gift of life and hope to thousands of families living in that area. Thank you for letting the light of Christ shine through you!
  • Your giving to Christmas Kindness made it possible for our church to provide warm coats, small appliances, and Christmas toys to hundreds of families in our community. You generously gave $166,000 and helped fully fund this ministry that brought Christmas joy to so many. Thank you!
  • Welcome home to those from our church who participated in our end-of-the-year Family Mission Trip to Nicaragua. I am hearing that many wonderful things were accomplished on this trip, and I am grateful to Chris and Julie Lee for their leadership. Thank you to these parents who took their children to Nicaragua: Allyson and Jim Maske, Bob Ward, Jim and Bridgett O’Donnell, Daris and Noel McCullough, Thomas and Mikki Hawkins, Gayle Cummings, Tom and Mary Howard, Graves Bell, and Nanette and Jeff Nicholson. Please join me in thanking these ambassadors of Peachtree Road who went on our behalf to be the hands and feet of Christ in Nicaragua.

2017 was an outstanding year here at Peachtree Road, and this year is full of promise. Come, be a part of the great things that are happening at this great church.

Bill

PS – If you have not yet had an opportunity to fill out an Every Member in Ministry commitment card, I have included the link here for your convenience.

02.11 | A Glimpse of Glory

Worship with us each Sunday. All are welcome.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
A Glimpse of Glory
Mark 9:2-9
Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


8:45 am

Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

9:00 am
Chapel Communion  |  Rev. Julie Wright

11:15 am
Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

11:15 am
The Road Alternative Worship  |  Geoff Beakley

5:00 pm
Sundays @ 5  |  Geoff Beakley


On this day

Great Day of Service Registration Begins
Do Your Children Believe? Forum

02.14 | Ash Wednesday

Worship with us on Ash Wednesday.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday
The Greatest Commandment
Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


7:00 am – 9:00 am

Imposition of Ashes in the Moore Chapel

11:00 am  – 1:00 pm
Imposition of Ashes in the Moore Chapel

5:00 pm
Family Service |  Rev. Julie Schendel

7:00 pm
Evening Service  |  Rev. Julie Schendel
The Imposition of Ashes and Litany of Penitence
The PRUMC Chancel Choir & Chamber Singers
Music by Fleming and Byrd
Scott H. Atchison, conductor

Full of Hope and Promise

January 5, 2018

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope this note finds you well. As we begin a new year together, I hope you have had time to rest and worship and evaluate your plans for the coming year. These days are full of hope and promise. As you prepare for worship this year, I encourage you to look back over the past year and write down three blessings for which you are grateful. Being thankful is the seed you plant when you want more joy in your life. Also, while you’re making a list, write down one thing you’re hoping and praying for in the coming year, and bring that hope with you to church this Sunday.

Speaking of coming to church, this Sunday we are set to kick-off a new sermon series designed to help you make a good start to the New Year – The Power of Prayer:

January 7  |  Luke 3:21-22  |  Prayer — The Great Essential
January 14  |  Luke 11:1-4  |  Lord, Teach Us to Pray
January 21  |  Luke 11:5-23  |  Praying with Perseverance
January 28  |  Luke 24:28-35  |  Praying at the Table

Each Sunday in January we will consider the power of prayer in Jesus’ life as outlined in the Gospel of Luke. We will begin with Jesus’ baptismal experience. At the close of this week’s services, you will have the opportunity to come forward to touch the water and remember your baptism. This is one of my favorite services of the year and helps me make a good beginning in worship.

Also, after touching the water and remembering your baptism, you will have an opportunity to turn in your Every Member in Ministry commitment card (the online version is linked here). It is my prayer that every member of Peachtree Road will make a commitment to serve in at least one area of the church’s ministry this year. Thank you in advance for your support of our church’s ministry in 2018.

I do remind you of our regular worship schedule for the year:

8:45 am – Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:00 am – Service of Holy Communion in the Moore Chapel
11:15 am – Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
11:15 am – The Road Worship in Heritage Hall
5:00 pm – Sundays @ 5 Worship in the Moore Chapel

As always, if you are away from Peachtree Road on a Sunday, you may watch the 11:15 am traditional service in the sanctuary on livestream through your church app or online. Please stay connected to your church family.

You may see a few people you don’t know in church this Sunday – “New Year’s Resolutions” folks who have decided to make finding a church home a priority for the year; some Georgia Bulldogs fans who made some promises during double-overtime of last Monday night’s Rose Bowl (you know who you are!); and out-of-town guests who are in Atlanta for the big game. Look for folks you may not know, greet them warmly, and welcome them to Peachtree Road this week.

Finally, I want to invite you to join me on a Civil Rights Heritage Tour with members of Peachtree Road and other Methodists from our community. The tour is set for Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, and we will travel from Atlanta to Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery. Together, we will tour 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. We need to register this month, and I would like to hear from you by January 19. Please contact my assistant Jane Ogle (janeo@prumc.org) to let me know if you are interested in joining us.

This year holds great promise for our ministry. I pray that you will experience the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit as we walk this journey together. See you Sunday!

Bill

Winter Bible Studies

Winter Studies 2018

Winter and Short Term Studies

Join us for a new season of enrichment!  To date, classes include:  Faithful by Adam Hamilton, Margin by Richard Swenson, Deep Waters – Christianity:  What’s Next?, John by Adam Hamilton, and The Way by Adam Hamilton.

Complete details on the registration page.

RSVP Here

02.18 | To Be Loved Is To Be Empowered

Worship with us each Sunday. All are welcome.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
To Be Loved Is To Be Empowered
Mark 1:9-15 
Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


8:45 am

Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

9:00 am
Chapel Communion  |  Rev. Leslie Watkins

11:15 am
Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

11:15 am
The Road Alternative Worship  |  Rev. Julie Schendel

5:00 pm
Sundays @ 5  |  Rev. Julie Schendel


On this day

Ron Greer Forum, Sanctuary
Ron Greer Book Signing, Dogwood

Introduction to the Enneagram

The Road Back to You

Introduction to the Enneagram
Thursdays, Jan 4 – Mar 8,  9:30 am, C205

Learn about your motivations and views; increase compassion, communication and understanding.
Taught by Emily Wingfield.

$75 includes materials.

RSVP Here

Christmas Offering – Gift of Life

This Christmas, we have chosen Rongai as PRUMC’s 2018 recipient of “Water for Kenya.”  Our Christmas Eve offering will provide the entire region with enough water filters to eradicate the water-borne disease there.  Help create another miracle this Christmas.  A $40 filter can provide a family with clean water for up to 10 years.  Donate any time online or through our app, or at our Christmas Eve worship services on December 24.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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Make Another Miracle:  Rongai 2018

This Christmas, PRUMC will celebrate three years of winning the fight for clean water in Kenya.  Our special offering will provide the region of Rongai with enough water filters to eradicate water-borne disease there.  This year, over 90,000 people will experience a new way of life with the health provided by UZima clean water filters.  Our previous efforts have seen a 90% reduction in water-borne disease and the money spent on its treatment.  Consequently, this has dramatically reduced the number of days missed from school and work.   Help create another miracle this Christmas!  A $40 filter can provide clear, clean water for up to 10 years.  Donate any time online or through our app, or at our Christmas Eve worship services on December 24.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!

$40 = 1 family / 1 filter
$80 = 2 families / 2 filters
$200 = 5 families / 5 filters
$480 = 12 families / 12 filters
$1000 = 25 families / 25 filters

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02.25 | Never Beyond the Reach of Grace

Worship with us each Sunday. All are welcome.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Never Beyond the Reach of Grace
Romans 4:13-25  
Worship Bulletin PDF
11:15 am Live Webcast


8:45 am

Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

9:00 am
Chapel Communion  |  Rev. Leslie Watkins

11:15 am
Traditional Worship  |  Rev. Bill Britt

11:15 am
The Road Alternative Worship  |  Rev. Julie Schendel

5:00 pm
Sundays @ 5  |  Rev. Julie Schendel


On this day

Kid’s Worship (1st – 5th)
UMKF

  • Christmas on Peachtree

Nothing Like Christmas Here!

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

Merry Christmas!  As I write these words, we are merely hours away from our Christmas Eve celebration.  The church is buzzing with excitement as members of the flower guild, altar guild, usher teams, hospitality volunteers, children’s choir moms, and pageant helpers all have been making their final preparations for the big day.  The church is at its most beautiful and I am grateful to all who have helped.  There is nothing like the Christmas season at Peachtree Road!

I am looking forward to worshiping with you Sunday as we welcome anew Christ into our lives.  The services are as follows:

11:15 am – Christmas Service of Holy Communion
4:00 pm – Family Candlelight and Pageant
6:00 pm – Family Candlelight and Pageant
8:00 pm – Festival of Lessons and Carols
10:30 pm – Festival Choral Eucharist

Each service is distinctive, and we hope you will select the time that is most helpful to you and join us for the celebration.  The largest crowds attend the Family Candlelight and Pageant services at 4:00 pm and 6:00pm, and it is best to arrive early to find a seat for one of them.   I would encourage you to consider worshiping at the 10:30 pm Christmas Eve service.  This service includes beautiful music, the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, candle lighting, and offers the added feature of walking out of the sanctuary to the bells peeling at midnight on Christmas morning.  There’s just something wonderful about that experience!

More guests attend Peachtree Road on Christmas Eve than any other service in the year.  They come in search of God’s precious gifts of hope, peace, joy, and love – blessings we experience here on a regular basis.  I encourage you to seek out new faces at the service you attend, warmly welcome them, and encourage them to come back in the future.  Remember that person who first welcomed you to Peachtree Road and pay it forward!

If you are not able to worship at Peachtree Road in person this weekend, I remind you that our services will be livestreamed and available through the church app or online at prumc.org/webcast.  Let others know of this opportunity to experience the pageantry of our celebration of God with us.

Again this year, our Christmas Eve Offering is designated for our effort to provide clean water in Kenya.  Over the last two years, you have been a significant part of an effort to give the gift of clean water to approximately 20,000 families.  You have changed their lives!  This Christmas Eve we will have the opportunity to do it again.  Our special offering will be used to purchase water filters for families living in the Rongai region of Kenya. This is an area that has been devastated by water-borne disease.  The water is plentiful, but it is not clean. (See the video linked here: prumc.org/cleanwater.)  Children are dying at an alarming rate, and their parents cannot do anything about it.  But you can do something.  You can provide them with a life-giving water filter!

We are partnering with “Start with One Kenya” to attempt to raise enough money to buy a water filter for all 12,000 households (90,000 people) living in that region.  The price of each filter (which has a life expectancy of 10 years) is $40, so we are participating in an effort to raise $480,000. The Peachtree Road goal for this effort is $240,000.  I believe this is possible! If every person worshiping at one of our five services gives the gift of at least one water filter, we will reach that goal!  I can think of no better way to honor Christ in this holy season than to give the gift of life.

You may give in one of several ways: make your check payable to Peachtree Road and mark it for “Water for Kenya.”  You also may place your cash or check in the envelope found in your pew or bulletin, give through the church app, contribute online through the church’s website (prumc.org/give), or visit one of our volunteers in the narthex after each service to give by credit card.  Thank you in advance for your gift.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we light candles in the midst of a dark sanctuary and remember the promise: “Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.”  That is our hope, and that is the source of our joy.

Merry Christmas!

Bill

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Water for Kenya