Lent 2022
Worship

Following Jesus Sermon Series

Just as Jesus trusted in his Heavenly Father to be with him on his journey to the cross, we trust that the one who is “the way and the truth and the life” is traveling with us on our journey through the season of Lent. As we follow Jesus and seek his grace during this time, we will experience the refreshing waters of baptism, the inspiring views from the mountaintop, temptation in the wilderness and a night spent wrestling in prayer. Join us each week to navigate this transformational season together.

Mar 13    |    Into the Wilderness of Temptation
Mar 20    |    Onto the Mountaintop of Teaching
Mar 27    |    Through the Valley of Prayer
Apr 3    |    Entering the Home for Healing
Apr 10    |    Into a Night of Agonizing Prayer

Festival Worship
Sunday, April 10, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary

Palm Sunday Joining Day
Sunday, April 10, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary
Church membership promises that Peachtree Road will support your lifelong faith journey as a Christian and provide a loving, nurturing community. If you are considering becoming a member of Peachtree Road, we will be happy to help you with membership, orientation, and small group opportunities.

We will have a:
New Member Information Session 
Sunday, March 27, 10:00 am, Hospitality Suite
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Rev. Elizabeth Byrd at elizabethb@prumc.org.

Palm Sunday Fellowship Luncheon
Sunday, April 10, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Grace Hall
Menu coming soon.

Holy Week Midday Services
12:00 pm, Moore Chapel
Apr 11    Rev. Leslie Watkins
Apr 12    Rev. Geoff Beakley
Apr 13    Rev. Darren Hensley
Apr 14    Rev. Julie Wright

Holy Week Lunch
Mon-Thu, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Grace Hall


Holy Thursday Evening Service
Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Choral Eucharist
The PRUMC Chancel Choir
Music by Shore, Mozart, Lotti
Scott H. Atchison, conductor

Prayer

Over the six weeks of Lent, we will share writings from different clergy and PRUMC members on the theme of Following Jesus.  Please join us on this journey and make devotions and contemplation part of your daily practice this season.  Sign up here to have our Lenten daily devotion emailed to you.  If you are already receiving the Daily Prayers, you do not need to sign up again.

Prayer is one of the primary spiritual disciplines that keep us tethered in our faith, and is able to change the course of our lives, community, and even the world. As a congregation, we are committed to praying. Starting Ash Wednesday, the clergy, Sunday School classes, Bible study groups, youth, and children ministries, and every church elected committee will be praying for our church and community for at least one week, for the rest of the year.

Information coming soon.

Outreach

This year, we’ll construct a new home for Atlanta educator Tiffany Barron and her daughter.  With Habitat, we proudly continue neighborhood revitalization in our city, while providing wonderful opportunities for working home buyers.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and provide proof of vaccination.

PRUMC and Habitat believe that every person should have access to a decent, safe and affordable place to live.  Because of that belief, we team up each year to build homes for hard-working families.  Our strong partnership with Habitat is founded on its mission of sustainability.  Each recipient of a Habitat Home works by our side to build the home.  They also attend required homeownership education classes on maintenance, budgeting, and more.  Because of this type of “hand up” outreach, we are building better communities that last.

Typical Schedule:
Day 1     Install walls, deck, columns, and beams.
Day 2     Install trusses and doors. Build side porch and stairs. Begin siding.
Day 3     Deck and felt roof. Install framing. Continue siding.
Day 4     Shingle, insulate. Finish siding and caulking. Install porch railings. Paint.
Day 5     Paint. Finish shingling. Install interior doors.
Day 6     Paint. Install baseboards, window sills, trim, cabinets, and counter tops.
Day 7     Paint. Install hardware.
Day 8     Clean up / touch up. Landscape. Dedicate.
This is a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity that builds homes, communities, and hope. Contact Beth Spencer or Diane Scanlan with any questions.

We are excited to offer meaningful service opportunities for all ages and abilities throughout Lent.  In so many small ways, we continue to make a big impact on our community when we come together in service.  There are a variety of projects almost every day of the week!  Join us to help others in relevant ways this season.  Project details and registration at prumc.org/the-season-of-service.

Season of Service 2022
  • Make gift bags of encouragement
  • Assemble Easter bags for teachers and staff at partner schools
  • Prepare and serve lunch for kids experiencing the loss of a parent
  • Pack gift bags for nurses and staff Make homeless ministry bags, sack lunches, & hygiene kits
  • Assemble Easter baskets for residents at partner agencies
  • Prepare and deliver dinner for men in recovery
  • Deliver Easter bags to widows
  • Assemble bedroom kits for women in a shelter
  • Host a spring party and Easter Egg Hunt for senior adults
  • Make Easter gift bags for the senior adults and widows
  • Transport dinner and serve dinner to children
  • Set up a pop-up boutique for women in recovery and returning home from prison
  • Build PRUMC’s 51st Habitat for Humanity Home
  • Do outdoor clean-up and restoration work at a historic cemetery and church
  • Help with an outdoor playground clean-up
  • Prepare therapeutic gardens for spring
  • Bring gently used novels to the church to stock a library
Music & Arts
Durufle's Requiem
Duruflé’s Requiem

Sunday, March 13, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Emily Skilling, soloist
Rainer Eudeikis, cello
Oliver Brett, organ
Scott Atchison, conductor

The renowned PRUMC Chancel Choir will offer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.  The Requiem is a favorite of the choir and they are excited to offer the entire work.  This performance marks two years since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and is offered in memory of all those who have died during that time.  Come and remember your friends and loved ones who have been affected and be transported by this highly spiritual and beautiful, but ultimately uplifting setting of the Requiem text.  As we mark the end of two difficult years, it is also our wish that this performance fills you with a sense of hope and optimism about the future.

$15 suggested concert donation.

Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross

Sunday, April 3, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Scott H. Atchison, gallery organ
Patrick Scott, chancel organ
John Lemley, narration
Schola, antiphons

Over the past decade, Peachtree Road has created a beautiful Lenten tradition through inspired improvisations and organ works played by two organists on the church’s two consoles of the Great Organ, reflective settings sung by PRUMC’s Schola, and live readings of connective scripture.  The Sanctuary is illuminated by the glow of hundreds of candles representing Christ’s light in the world’s darkness and inspiring moments of reflection and contemplation for the listener.

$15 suggested concert donation.

Children & Families

Ash Wednesday Family Service
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
5:00 pm, Moore Chapel
Rev. Josh Miles preaching
Children and families learn about Lent through song, scripture, and the imposition of ashes.

UMKF Family Service Project
Sunday, March 13, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, Grace Hall

UMFK is partnering with Local Outreach and serving others as we prepare homeless ministry bags, sack lunches, and hygiene kits.

For this special project, we are asking parents to serve with their third, fourth, or fifth graders.
After our project is completed we will share dinner together.
There is no cost for this UMKF or dinner.

Online registration coming soon!
For more information, contact Martha Christopher at marthac@prumc.org.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

At the Home of Bob Hill – 4950 Jett Road, Atlanta 30327
Join us for inflatable slides, train rides around the pond, and a visit from the Eater bunny!
Egg hunts begin at 10:30 am.
For more information contact Jordan Black at jordanb@prumc.org