Welcome to our News page.  Here you will find current announcements about each ministry of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.  Click the topics below to read expanded ministry announcements.  Articles are updated weekly and Pastoral Care concerns are updated daily.

Small Groups Now Forming

PRUMC Small Groups

PRUMC’s small groups come together to experience God as they journey through life. It is a great way to integrate into the life of the church while meeting others who want to grow in their faith. Groups will be facilitated by individuals within the group and each group will choose their curriculum or project based on interest.  New groups are forming in August 2016.  To get involved, click here to complete an online form or contact Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or

Applications Accepted for 2017-2018 School Year

Applications Accepted for 2017-2018 School Year
Become a member of The Preschool family!  If you missed one of our Prospective Parent meetings in October, please contact us to visit or to learn more about our program.  The Preschool will accept applications for the 2017-2018 school year with postmarks beginning November 10, 2016.  Applications are available at  For more information, please contact Kathy Schoen, Director of Admissions at 404.240.8204 or

The Preschool at PRUMC

The Preschool at PRUMC

The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church offers the community a program which encompasses the highest standards in early childhood education within a Christian environment of love and support.  The school is an outreach ministry of the church and is housed in a comfortable, safe and well equipped facility designed specifically for the special needs of preschoolers.

The Preschool offers classes for various ages and stages of childhood development with limited class sizes providing maximum attention for each child.  We operate from September through May from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm. We are located in the Evelyn Gordy Rankin Building on the campus of Peachtree Road UMC.

For complete information on our classes, philosophy, teaching methods and staff, please visit our website at

Important Dates


December 17 – January 3
Christmas Holidays


January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 20
Presidents’ Day Holiday

March 6-10
Spring Holidays

April 3-7
April Holidays

May 24
Last Day of School

June 12 – June 16
Camp Patches

June 19 – June 23
Camp Patches

For more information about The Preschool, please call Kathy Schoen at 404-240-8204.

Easter Egg Hunt


Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Bob and Becky Hill’s Home
Hunts begin at 10:30 am and the fun includes inflatable slides, pony rides, and face painting! For more information or to volunteer, contact Martha Christopher at

United Methodist Kid’s Fellowship (UMKF)

UMKF – Grand Finale & 5th Grade Celebration
Sunday, April 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, The Loft & Soccer Field
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders – let’s honor our “graduating” 5th graders with a fun send-off, complete with outdoor games (weather permitting)! $10 includes food truck dinner. RSVP online here.

PRUMC’S Nursery Ministry

Bill Smiling with Baptism Baby


PRUMC’S Nursery Ministry
Sundays, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Children’s Building
Have you welcomed a new baby this year? We would love to share information on our nursery ministry with your family, and celebrate your new arrival! For more information, contact Jordan Black at 404.240.8255 or

Join Our Teaching Team

Join Our Teaching Team!
Our children need loving adults to help them build and strengthen their foundation of faith. As you help change the life of a child, you will find yourself changed as well! To volunteer, contact Martha Christopher at 404.240.8243 or, or Jordan Black at 404.240.8255 or Available teaching opportunities are as follows:

Every other Sunday during school year
Sundays, 8:45, 10:00, or 11:15 am
Sunday School, Young Worshipers, W.O.W. Worship Classes, or Worship and Praise service

Flexible scheduling during summer months
Sundays, 8:45, 10:00, or 11:15 am
Summer Sunday School, Young Worshipers, or Bible Olympics

Once A Month
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nursery Volunteers

June 26 – 29
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Vacation Bible School

Mission Camp

Mission Camp
Monday, June 5–Wednesday, June 7
9:30 am–1:00 pm $40/family (includes lunches & supplies)

For children who have completed grades K-5 grade AND a parent or other adult.
Each day is sure to be a blessing to those we serve and to those of us who are serving others. You will enjoy special time with your child and with other PRUMC friends! Beginning March 1, register here.

Vacation Bible School


Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29
9:30 am–12:30 pm $30/child, $75 family maximum
For children ages 4 (as of 6/1/17) through completed 4th grade. 5th graders can be Youth helpers. Many adult volunteers are needed, so come join us for 4 days of fun! Beginning March 1, register here.

Sunday School

Sunday School
Sundays, 10:00 am, Harp Center
Students connect in informal fellowship as they enjoy breakfast together and meet for worship with praise music, prayer and a relevant message.

MYF/Small Groups

MYF/Small Groups
Sundays, 5:30 pm, Harp Center
MYF small groups help students grow with God and build relationships within our ministry. Our evening begins with small groups for a short discussion time, then open play in the gym, on the field, or in the game room, and finishes with a $5 dinner.

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, April 30, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary
All 6th grade confirmation class students will be confirmed as members of the church during the 8:45 or 11:15 am services. A brunch to celebrate this special day will take place between services at 9:45 am. RSVP for brunch at For more information contact Luke Massee at

Spring Student Retreats

Boys Retreat: Burge Plantation
Skeet shooting, fishing, cookouts, campfires, hanging out and discussing our journey as men. $100 per person.

Register Here



Girls Retreat: Staycation!
A day of fun in the ATL: dinner, devotions, movies and…a SLUMBER PARTY in the Harp Center. Bring a friend! $50 per person.

Register Here

Mission Trip Registration

High School Mission Trip

High School Mission Trip
June 11-18, Leon, Nicaragua

Total cost $1200
$600 deposit due March 24.
Forms and final balance due May 1.

El Ayudante is an incredible mission organization founded by Bill and Teresia Cox. Since 1999, mission teams have partnered with local Nicaraguans to change lives through construction, teaching Vacation Bible School and other ministry opportunities. This year we will continue building houses for families in need. Our day off will be spent touring Nicaragua and relaxing at the hotel. Please visit for more information.

Register Here



Junior High Recreation Experiences

Middle School Mission Trip
July 9-15, Asheville, North Carolina

Total cost $600.
$300 deposit due April 24.
Forms and final balance due May 1.

Join us for another incredible week as we head to ReCreation Experiences once again! Our days will be filled assisting a family in need with home improvements. Through this effort, we will not only show our commitment to helping others, but we hope to share some memorable experiences with each other. And, of course, there is always time for fun! In the middle of our trip, we will take a break to go whitewater rafting on the French Broad River and take another trip to Fun Depot. Please visit for more info.  High school leader applications are due March 28.

Register Here

Seasoned Saints

Wednesday Seasoned Saints
Lunch, 12:00 pm, $7.50* | Program, 1:00 pm, C104
Everyone is invited!  Join us for lunch and stay for a great program.  Contact Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or for more information or with questions.

April 5  |  Easter Bingo
April 12  |  Holy Week – no meeting
April 19  |  Dan Munster, Elder lawyer
April 26  |  Movie: A Walk in the Woods, 12:30 pm

Adults Ministry Day Trips: Join the Fun!

Our bus holds 15 people, including driver and guide so please make your reservations early to get a seat. All departures are from the Rollins entrance unless otherwise stated.

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Pennville, Ga
Tuesday, April 4, Depart 9:30 am, $35
Join us to visit Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden and the Georgia & Berry College Eagle Viewing. $35 includes lunch.

Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 am departure, $10
See birds, bears, exotic cats, foxes, wolves, primates, livestock, and even reptiles at this educational sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia. Lunch is self-pay at Gabinos Mexican Restaurant.

UMW:  United Methodist Women

UMW:  United Methodist Women

Turning faith, hope, and love into action for women, children, and youth around the world

The UMW is a community of women focusing on Biblical study and Outreach.  There are
several active UMW Circles at PRUMC and visitors and new members are always welcome.

Connect with UMW

  • in monthly meetings
  • to God through small group study and prayer
  • to women who share fellowship, friendship, and support
  • to the community through outreach projects benefitting women, children, and youth
  • look for the UMW signature fundraiser Taste of Summer in August!

Circle 2
Intergenerational Women
Second Tuesday, 6:15 pm, B156
Intergenerational group that meets for potluck dinner, study and fellowship.  Contact Lindley Small at

Circle 3
Intergenerational Women
Second Monday, 1:00 pm, Members’ Home

Circle 4
Intergenerational Women
Second Tuesday, 10:30 am, C106

Circle 7
Young Professionals in their 30s and 40s
Second Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Members’ Homes
A group of married and single women ages 30’s-40’s.

Circle 8
Intergenerational Women
Second Tuesday, 10:00 am, B152
This multi-generational group of women in their 40’s-70’s meets for a video Bible study, discussion and lunch.  Contact Karen McCrea at

Circle 9
Young Women in their 20s
Second Wednesday, 6:30 pm, B158 & Members’ Homes
Married and single women in their late 20’s and early 30’s meet for food, fellowship and study.  Contact  Amanda Robertson

UMW April Luncheon

UMW April Luncheon
Sunday, April 2, 12:30 pm, Heritage Hall
Come mingle with UMW members and learn about the latest events, volunteer opportunities, and studies of the United Methodist Women at Peachtree Road UMC. RSVP for this chicken salad luncheon at

Working Moms’ Partnership

Working Moms’ Partnership
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, Mandy Brown’s Home
We’re forming a small group to address the challenges of balancing motherhood and careers. Join us for fellowship, Bible study and support. Contact Mandy Brown at to sign up of for more information.

Men’s Ministry

PRUMC Impact Men's Ministry

IMPACT Men’s Coffee
Wednesdays, Now – May 24, 6:45 am, C105
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds, not giving up meeting together.”  Hebrews 10:24

Join us to connect with other men, meet for weekly discipleship and grow in faith.  As Christian men, we will strive to have an impact on our surroundings by applying scripture to our daily lives.  All men are welcome! For more information, contact Matt Nelson at 404.240.8207 or

Join Us!

Joy Cafe


Sunday Breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 am, Grace Hall
Buffet $4.  Individual items $1 – $3.50

Breakfast Buffet:  Eggs, one meat, hash browns and biscuit $4
Biscuits:  Plain, chicken, ham, sausage $1 – $1.50
Waffles $3.50
Parfait $3.50
Doughnut or Cinnamon Rolls $1
Beverages $1

Palm Sunday Breakfast

New! Palm Sunday Special Breakfast
Sunday, April 9, 9:00 – 11:00 am, Grace Hall

Join us for fellowship and breakfast favorites to celebrate Palm Sunday. Enjoy biscuits, a breakfast buffet, and a special waffle bar with fresh toppings.

Easter Breakfast

Sunday, April 16, 7:00 – 9:00 am, Grace Hall

Delicious breakfast favorites available for purchase after our sunrise service and before festival worship.

Holy Week Lunches

Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13
12:35 pm, Grace Hall

Monday – Salad sampler plate
Tuesday – Specialty sandwiches, tomato soup
Wednesday – White bean chicken chili, green salad
Thursday – Chicken pasta primavera, green salad

Wednesday Lunches

Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Grace Hall
$7.50 (includes dessert & beverage)

April 5 – Chicken burger, house chips, salad
April 12 – White bean chicken chili, green salad, cornbread
April 19 – Fried chicken sandwich, house made fries, kale & brussel sprout slaw
April 26 – Sesame noodles with bulgogi chicken, broccoli

Wednesday Dinners

5:00 pm, Grace Hall, $8 (includes dessert & beverage)

Come and enjoy a mid-week meal with your church family.  Meals from Joy Café will be available by online reservation only.  Reservations can be made weekly or for the entire 7 Wednesdays. For more information contact Elizabeth Furst at

Weekly reservations close each Monday at 12:00 pm. 

April 5 & 12 – No dinner, Holy Week & Spring Break
April 19 – Chicken sandwich wraps, tomato soup, apple sauce
April 26 – Hamburgers, French fries/tater tots, fruit.

Reserve Dinners Here

Sunday, April 2, 2017

When You’re Caught in a Nightmare…Breathe

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Bill Britt
9:00 am  |  Chapel Communion  |  Diane Hary
11:15 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Bill Britt
11:15 am  |  New Traditions  |  Julie Schendel
5:00 pm  |  No Sundays @ 5  |  Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm


Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast


Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday: When Death Draws Near…Breathe

Palm Sunday Worship & Events
Sunday, April 9, 2017

8:45 am & 11:15 am    Festival Worship
9:00 – 11:00 am           Congregational Breakfast
9:45 – 10:30 am           Graze & Greet with Jerusalem the Donkey!

Festival worship will feature an outdoor procession, guest musicians and a special joining day. Enjoy a special congregational breakfast between services and enjoy the chance to meet our Palm Sunday donkey on the front lawn.

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Bill Britt
9:00 am  |  Chapel Communion  |  Julie Wright
11:15 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Bill Britt
11:15 am  |  No New Traditions
5:00 pm  |  No Sundays @ 5


Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast


Holy Week, April 10 – 13, 2017

Holy Week Midday Services & Lunches
Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13, 2017

12:05 pm  Service in Moore Chapel
12:35 pm  Lunch in Grace Hall

Mon  |  Julie Wright, preaching  |  Will Green, soloist
Tues  |  Leslie Watkins, preaching  |  Clarke Harris, soloist
Wed  |  Jamie Jenkins, preaching  |  Peter MacKenzie, soloist
Thurs  |  Darren Hensley, preaching  |  NancyMize Gonzalez, soloist



Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017

Maundy Thursday Evening Service
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

On this evening we begin three days of remembering the significant events preceding the death of Jesus Christ.  Julie Schendel preaching.


Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast


Good Friday, April 14, 2017

Community Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14, 12:00 pm, Peachtree Presbyterian Church

On this day, Jesus willingly sacrificed himself for our sins. We commemorate this crucial tenet of Christianity in worship with our faith community. Bill Britt preaching.


Easter Day, April 16, 2017

Easter Day Worship
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Join us at sunrise then celebrate in worship with glorious message and music!

6:30 am Sunrise Service, Columbarium
Join us for The Great Vigil of Easter:
+ Kindling of the New Fire
+ Lighting of the Paschal Candle
+ First Service of the Resurrection

8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 am Festival Worship
Worship celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Chancel Choir, Atlanta Brassworks, the Peachtree Carillon & Great Organ. Special offering for Habitat for Humanity. Rev. Bill Britt preaching.

Easter Cross of Flowers
All are invited to bring flowers and branches to transform the cross on our front lawn into a beautiful symbol of the Resurrection. Come join in this glorious tradition!


Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast


Doxology Sunday, April 23, 2017

Doxology Sunday
Sunday, April 23, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary

Our Doxology Youth Choir will lead our services for the first time on April 23!  Liturgy and music from the musical drama Celebrate Life will be the centerpiece of an uplifting and affirming morning.

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Doxology
9:00 am  |  Chapel Communion  |  Leslie Watkins
11:15 am  |  Traditional Worship  | Doxology
11:15 am  |  New Traditions  |  Matt Nelson
5:00 pm  |  Sundays @ 5  |  Matt Nelson


Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast



The Tallis Scholars: Metamorphosis

The Tallis Scholars: Metamorphosis
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary, $25
Don’t miss the signature concert in this year’s Music Season sponsored by the PRUMC Friends of Music! The program takes a musical and human metamorphosis through six musical centuries—featuring works of medieval chant, Renaissance composers Orlando Gibbons and Michael Praetorius, modern masters Stravinsky and Holst, and the legendary contemporary composer, Arvo Päart. This ensemble is the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Tickets are $25 and available here.

Musical Stations of the Cross


Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross

Passion of the Christ: The Musical Stations of the Cross
Sunday, April 2, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Now a Lenten devotion, the stations of the cross is designed to help Christians make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. Take this journey with us through Gregorian chant, organ improvisation and the spoken word in stunning candlelight. Scott Atchison, Zack Fritsch-Hemenway, organ; John Lemley, narration. $10 suggested donation.


Coro Vocati: The Full, Final Sacrifice

Coro Vocati: The Full, Final Sacrifice
Sunday, April 9, 3:00 pm, The Moore Chapel
Music for Holy Week featuring three stations of the cross. The path between these stations is connected by a series of early American folk hymns reflecting on the “Full, Final Sacrifice.” Works by Martynov, MacMillan, Henson and Finzi. $10 suggested donation.

Doxology Youth Choir


Doxology Sunday: Celebrate Life!

Doxology Sunday: Celebrate Life!
Like no worship you’ve experienced at Peachtree Road!
Sunday, April 23, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary

This April, we will continue our Easter celebration of new life with an exciting new worship experience. On April 23, our Doxology youth choir will lead our Sunday morning services for the first time. Our Sanctuary worship will tell the life story of Jesus through the musical drama Celebrate Life! Composed in the 1970s, Celebrate Life! follows the tradition of powerful, modern, religious musicals such as Jesus Christ, Superstar and Godspell. This work will be the centerpiece of an uplifting and affirming new worship experience for our congregation.

As we relive the story of Jesus through the narration of the apostles, we will hear stirring expressions of faith through song. Titles such as “Song of Mary,” “In Remembrance,” “Carry Him Gently,” “He is Alive,” and “Celebrate Life,” will carry the congregation through the morning and into the hope of the Resurrection. This will be a wonderful way to continue the good news of Easter and support the talented young generation that we are fortunate to have here. Please be sure to be a part of this special day.


Music & Arts Sunday

Music and Arts Sunday  
Sunday, May 7, 2017

8:45 & 11:15 am    Festival Worship
9:00 – 11:00 am    Special Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 am    Interactive Art

Join us for a celebration of Music and Arts at PRUMC! Enjoy glorious music with all choirs and festival brass then expand your spiritual journey through art. We’ll have professional artists sharing their passions with opportunities for you to create your own special work of art in Grace Hall.


SAVE THE DATE: Symphony of Tea Chancel Choir Fundraiser

Symphony of Tea Chancel Choir Fundraiser
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm, Grace Hall
Music, Tea, Refreshments, and Conversation

Lenten Prayer Ministry

Lenten Prayer Ministry
Ash Wednesday, March 1 – Easter Sunday, April 16
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best.” Philippians 1:9

  • Our prayers reflect God’s love and mercy toward those in need.
  • Praying helps us to think beyond ourselves.
  • In our quiet hour we discover how God is moving through us.

These are just a few of the compelling reasons to become a prayer volunteer during the six weeks of Lent. Volunteers pray for the concerns of others one hour each week. To learn more or reserve your hour please contact Sonya Curtis-Tshuma at 404.240.8226 or

Prayer Requests

If you would like to submit a prayer request you may fill out the form found on this page.  You may also contact Sonya Curtis-Tshuma at 404.240.8226 or  If you would like your prayer request to be confidential and only seen by a minister, please be sure to indicate.

Prayer Request

In Hospital or Care Facilities
Bud Terrace  |  Don Propst


Sympathy To

The family of Manfred Hoffman on his death on Tuesday, March 14.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

The family of Patricia Huettner on her death.

The family of Herb Manuel on his death on Wednesday, March 8.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Moore Chapel of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
A reception will follow in Heritage Hall.


We appreciate your contacting the church when you know of someone in need.  If you would like to submit a pastoral care request you may fill out the form found on this page.  If you prefer to speak to someone in person, please call the church offices at 404.266.2373 on weekdays or call our Pastoral Care Emergency Line at 404.419.7591 after 5:00 pm or on weekends.  If you would like your pastoral care request to be confidential and only seen by a minister, please be sure to indicate.

Pastoral Care Request

Fill the Pantry Month for BCM

March is Fill the Pantry Month for BCM
We will be handing out grocery bags between services and will have collection bins in Grace Hall and the Rollins reception area. Grocery lists are available here or at the church every Sunday in March. You can purchase groceries or write a check to PRUMC for “BCM Food Drive.” Thank you for your ever present generosity!

Habitat for Humanity

Deshaun Watson

Habitat for Humanity
Saturdays, March 4–April 8
“Once I moved into that Habitat house, my life changed.” -National Championship Clemson Quarterback Deshaun Watson
Come help continue our work on the Westside and be a part of building hope and home for Ms. Uriel Daniel, her 16 year old son, and her 12 year old daughter. Ms. Daniel is very excited about her new home and the stability and affordability it will provide. No experience necessary, so join your church family for this 46th Habitat build!

Register Here


Easter Offering


Easter Offering
Please give generously to support our Lenten Habitat build for Ms. Uriel Daniel and her two children, Cedric and Janaya. For more information, please contact Beth Spencer at


Be a Champ…Send a Kid to Camp!

Be a Champ…Send a Kid to Camp!
For many low income children and youth in Atlanta, going to a great summer camp is just a dream. Your $250 donation can make that dream come true and allow a child to attend one full week of PRUMC Sports & Activity camps! Please mail your gift to the PRUMC business office (designated to Camp Scholarships) or give here. For more information, please contact Beth Spencer at


The Dogwood Shop Opens for Spring 2017


The Dogwood Shop Opens for Spring 2017
Local Artisans, Global Gifts, Sustainable Shopping
Now – May 21

Sundays, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

Mondays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Wednesdays, 9:30 am-6:30 pm

The Dogwood Gift Shop will reopen for the spring season! Come see all the new and inspirational gift ideas for children and adults. All proceeds go towards PRUMC’s mission work— it is the gift that gives twice!

Global Mission Trips

Join us for a life-changing experience! Go global and be transformed through the incredible mission opportunities we offer for all ages. For more information contact Anne French at 404.240.8205 or

May 26 – June 4  | Georgia (Adult)
June 2 – 11  |  Georgia (Adult)
July 15 – 22  |  Nicaragua (Family)
September 28 – October 7  |  Kenya (Men)
December 27 – January 2  |  Nicaragua (Family)



Sunday, April 2 & 9, Grace Hall
A $330 sponsorship provides these children with warm winter coats for unheated schools, boots for muddy unpaved roads, nutritional meals (for many, their only meal of the day,) medical care and so much more. Come and see photos of the children, learn about their lives, and meet members of the PRUMC Georgia team who witness first-hand how your contributions assure a future for these hopeful little ones. For more information, visit

Nicaragua Family Mission Trip Information Meeting

Nicaragua Family Mission Trip Information Meeting
Sunday, April 23, 9:45 am, Heritage Hall
Come hear information on the December family mission trip to Los Rios, Nicaragua. Children must be 9 years and older. This trip departs on December 27, 2017 and returns January 3, 2018 and will be led by Julie and Chris Lee and Matt and Anne Nelson. For more information, please contact Anne French at or 404.240.8205.

Journey Together

Journey Together
Wednesdays, Beginning March 1, 10:30 am, C104
Join us to discuss the book With Jesus in the Upper Room by Maxie Dunnam. $15 for book. RSVP to Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or

Faith + Art: The Broken Way

Faith + Art: The Broken Way
Thursdays, Beginning March 2, 11:00 am, Harp Center
We will discuss the book, The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, then express and explore through art play. No experience necessary but The Broken Way book and study guide are required and available at Amazon. $25.00 cost includes art materials. Register here or contact Leslie Watkins at for more information.

Invitation to the New Testament

Invitation to the New Testament
Thursdays, Beginning March 2, 7:00 pm, C104
Facilitated by Deidra Harrell
Part of the Disciple Bible study series that offers a short-term 8 week session introducing the New Testament. In each chapter, we experience a call from Jesus into a transformed life, to serve one another, and much more. Register here.

An Irish Lenten Journey

An Irish Lenten Journey
Mondays, Beginning March 6, 6:30 pm, C105
Facilitated by Janet Joiner and Darren Hensley
Join us for a thought-provoking heart journey into the Lenten spiritual disciplines through the lens of Irish Christian tradition. During this study, we will examine the rich history and religious imagination of Celtic spirituality through prayers, readings, and Scripture. Each week, we will discuss key themes from assigned readings, view places and symbols important to Irish Christianity, and share ideas about applying such insights to our own lives. Register here.

Lenten Book Club

Lenten Book Club
Tuesdays, March 7 & 21, April 4, 7:00 pm, C104
Facilitated by Rev. Julie Schendel
Taking on a similar structure of the popular summer book club, participants are invited to read through What Did Jesus Ask? Christian Leaders Reflect on His Questions of Faith. Each chapter focuses on a question Jesus asked straight from scripture, and various authors reflect on the meaning behind what he asked. Join us for one session or all three and come prepared to discuss the key themes and topics. Contributors include Adam Hamilton, Walter Brueggemann, Sarah Young, and Amy Grant. Register here.

Deep Waters Forum Series Welcomes Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Deep Waters Forum Series Welcomes
Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 pm, C208
This week’s forum spotlights the first principle of the United Methodist Social Principles—caring for our natural resources—and includes special guest speaker Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading expert in weather and climate.

Dr. Shepherd is a former NASA Scientist, was a 2004 PECASE award recipient at the White House, and is the host of the only nationally-televised Sunday Talk Show focused on science, The Weather Channel’s Weather Geeks. Join us for an enlightening discussion, mixing both science and theology. All visitors are welcome to attend! Contact Julie Schendel at for more information.

Discipleship Class:  Invitation to Psalms

Discipleship Class:  Invitation to Psalms
Sundays, starting March 12, 10:00 am, B118
This Lent, Ash Parikh and Michael Solis will lead a new curriculum titled “Invitation to Psalms” in the Discipleship class.  All are welcome to join.

2017 Operating Budget

Now is the time to renew our commitment to Christ and the ministry of Peachtree Road.  Our pledge is something that is tangible and visible and represents something that is inward and spiritual – our faith in Christ, our hope for the future, and our love for Peachtree Road.

When making your pledge online, first you will complete this form, and then visit our online giving page to set up your payment schedule.

Harvest of Hope Gleaning Ministry

Harvest of Hope


Harvest of Hope Fresh Food Donations
Sundays, Grace Hall Information Desk

Thanks to your generosity, our Harvest of Hope gleaning ministry kicked off in spectacular fashion! We’ve gone from 30 pounds of fresh produce our first week to 300 pounds only one month later! Founder of the Harvest of Hope ministry, Rev. Leslie Watkins, had the following to say about her latest 300 pound haul:  “We asked for 100 pounds of fresh produce for Agape Atlanta, but we got over 300…Almost burned out the transmission of my little VW making the delivery today! Thank you to the generous Spirit that runs through Peachtree Roaders. 100 pounds per week is our goal (but we can take more!)”

Harvest of Hope “gleans” fresh produce for the children who attend the Agape After School Program to offer a helping hand against hunger in our community.  If you are interested in contributing, pick up an extra bag of any fresh, unprepared produce on your weekly grocery trip and bring it to the Grace Hall Information Desk on Sunday mornings.  Contact Leslie Watkins at for more information.