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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 juliew@prumc.org.

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 thepreschool.org.  For more information, please contact Kathy Schoen, Director of Admissions at 404.240.8204 or kathys@prumc.org.

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 www.thepreschool.org.

Important Dates

2016

December 17 – January 3
Christmas Holidays

2017

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.

Summer Family Worship

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Summer Family Worship
Sundays, May 28 – August 20
During the relaxed days of summer, our 1st – 5th grade children may join their families in worship. Traditional worship is held in the Sanctuary at 8:45 and 11:15 am. New Traditions contemporary worship is held in the Harp Center at 11:15 am.

Preschool Summer Sunday School

Preschool Summer Sunday School  
Sundays, June 4 – August 20, 10:00 am, Children’s Building
Join us for an awesome Summer series with lots of energy, music and fun! We hope to see you each week that your family is in town.

Bible Olympics

Bible Olympics
Sundays, June 4 – August 20, 10:00 am, The Gym
Children completed Kindergarten through completed 5th grade join us for a summer of hot competition! Children will gather each week in the Gym for team games and Bible learning. 5th graders can be Youth Junior Coaches.

Join Our Teaching Team

Teaching

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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 marthac@prumc.org, or Jordan Black at 404.240.8255 or jordanb@prumc.org. 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

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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.

MYF/Small Groups

Middle School Mission Trip (Asheville, NC) Parent Meeting
June 25, 9:00 am Harp Center

During this informational meeting, parents and students will be given all the details for the July mission trip, including packing list, schedule, emergency contacts, etc. Contact Luke Massee at lukem@prumc.org for more information.

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 www.nicamissions.com for more information.

Register Here

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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 www.recreationexperiences.org for more info.  High school leader applications are due March 28.

Register Here

Top Golf Social

TopGolf

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Top Golf Social
Saturday, June 17, 12:00-3:00 pm, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta
Save the date and join us for good food and fun at Top Golf Atlanta! We’ll provide the lanes but food and drink is self-pay.

Register Here

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Methodism 101

Methodism 101

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Methodism 101
Sundays, June 4—July 30 (not meeting July 2), 10:00 — 11:00 am, Hospitality Suite

Join with Young Professionals, Converge and Cornerstone classes for coffee/ light breakfast and a deep dive into the core of United Methodism. Special speakers including Rev. Bill Britt will teach about Methodist History, Theology, Polity and Social Principles. Contact Leslie Watkins for more information at lesliew@prumc.org.

Seasoned Saints

Wednesday Seasoned Saints
Movie, 12:30 pm | Program, 1:00 pm, C104
Everyone is invited!  Contact Julie Wright at 404.240.8203 or juliew@prumc.org for more information or with questions.

June 7  |  Summertime Bingo
June 21  |  Movie: The Shack
July 5  |  Freedom Bingo
July 19 |  John Wayne Movie

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.

Suntrust Park Tour
Thursday, June 22, 9:30 am departure, $25 + self-pay lunch at The Battery

Salem Campground, Covington, GA
Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 am departure, Self-pay lunch at Salem Hotel
Join us as we worship at an old-fashioned camp meeting followed by a delicious lunch of fried chicken and fixins!

Delta Flight Museum & 747 Tour
Tuesday, August 22, 10:30 am departure, $25 + self pay lunch at Johnny’s Pizza

Trip to Epworth by the Sea, St.Simons Island

Trip to Epworth by the Sea, St.Simons Island
September 18-21
We’ll “island hop” from Sapelo, to Amelia to Cumberland! Contact Julie Wright at juliew@prumc.org for details.

Adult T’ai Chi Classes

Adult T’ai Chi Classes – Complimentary first class!
Thursdays, 1:00 pm, D316

Increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress. Classes are taught by Rising Phoenix T’ai Chi certified instructors and your health and safety are our first priority. For more information, contact Deborah Strack at deborahs@prumc.org. For more information on T’ai Chi, visit www.shouldersdown.com.

UMW Southern Summer Sampler

Southern Summer Sampler

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UMW Southern Summer Sampler
Saturday, July 22, 7:00 pm, Wild Heaven, 135 Maple Street #B, Decatur, GA

The United Methodist Women are excited to for our annual fundraiser – the Southern Summer Sampler! This time the guys are invited! We will have a pig roast, low country boil, southern sides and desserts as well as some fun beverages. Live music and a fantastic auction will round out the evening. All proceeds will benefit a Children’s Library in Nakuru Kenya, with our partners Start with One Kenya and Christmas Kindness. Ticket range from $45-$150 with discounts available for 1 hour volunteers. We hope to see you there!

Register Here

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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  wsmallfamily@comcast.net.

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 Karen.mccrea@comcast.net.

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 amandaandyellerobertson@yahoo.com.

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 ajhoop74@gmail.com to sign up of for more information.

Men’s Ministry

PRUMC Impact Men's Ministry

North Georgia Conference UMC Men’s Ministry: Finding Freedom in Forgiveness
September 29-30

Find “Freedom In Forgiveness” to enhance our spiritual lives and experience worship music that will touch the spirit across every genre. For more information, click here.

Join Us!

Joy Cafe

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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

Wednesday Lunches

Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Grace Hall
Ends on May 17 until fall
$7.50 (includes dessert & beverage)

Wednesday Dinners

5:00 pm, Grace Hall, $8 (includes dessert & beverage)
Ends on April 26 until fall

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 elizabeth@prumc.org.

Weekly reservations close each Monday at 12:00 pm.

Reserve Dinners Here

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Julie Schendel
11:15 am  |  Traditional Worship  | Julie Schendel
No Chapel Service | No New Traditions  |  No  Sundays @ 5

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Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Founder’s Day

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Bill Britt
9:00 am  |  Chapel Communion  |  Jamie Jenkins
11:15 am  |  Traditional Worship  | Bill Britt
5:00 pm  |  Sundays @ 5  |  Bill Britt
No New Traditions, Season of Rest

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Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Matt Nelson
9:00 am  |  Chapel Communion  |  Darren Hensley
11:15 am  |  Traditional Worship  | Matt Nelson
5:00 pm  |  Sundays @ 5  |  Bill Britt
No New Traditions, Season of Rest

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Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father’s Day!

8:45 am  |  Traditional Worship  |  Bill Britt
9:00 am
  |  Chapel Communion  |  Julie Schendel
11:15 am 
|  Traditional Worship  | Bill Britt
5:00 pm
  |  Sundays @ 5  |  Julie Schendel
No New Traditions, Season of Rest

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Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Celebration of Freedom
Sunday, June 25, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary

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

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Bulletin PDF    |    Live Webcast

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Celebration of Freedom Volunteer Festival Chorus

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Celebration of Freedom Volunteer Festival Chorus
Sunday, June 25, 8:45 & 11:15 am, Sanctuary

Join us to sing patriotic favorites and hymns from the choir loft! We’ll have one rehearsal on Wednesday, June 21. Refreshments at 6:30 pm, rehearsal from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. If you would like to sing, contact Ruth Sommerville at ruths@prumc.org or 404.240.8212.

Join Friends of Music Today!

Join Friends of Music Today!

PRUMC offers one of the finest traditions of sacred music and arts. Join our patronage program of the arts and help us maintain this tradition of excellence. Our initiatives support the annual concert series, our choirs, and the entire Music Ministry of the church.

Friends of Music welcomes all music-lovers so invite your friends and neighbors to join too! For more information, click here or contact Friends of Music Chair, J. Tyler (“Ty”) Tippett at jtyler.tippett@gmail.com.

Children’s & Youth Choirs Look forward to an Amazing Year!

Children’s & Youth Choirs Look forward to an Amazing Year!

We’re so excited to welcome your children and youth for another great year in music! Our plans for the 2017-18 school year include an amazing, circus-inspired children’s musical, Step Right Up!; a second Cherub choir option, with weekly practice on Thursday afternoon (watch for more communication soon); and a youth choir tour in the Pacific Northwest. Don’t miss this chance for your kids to find a special home at PRUMC!

Important Dates:

Online Registration Begins
Tuesday, August 1
Online registration for all choirs and bell groups begin at prumc.org/register.,/p>

Live Registration
Sunday, August 27, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Grace Hall & Harp Center

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Children’s Choir & Bells
Wednesday, September 6, 5:00-5:45 pm, Heritage Hall

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Doxology Youth Choir
Sunday, September 10, 9:00-10:00 am, B125

See you at the kick-off! For more information, contact Kathy Fletcher at kathyf@prumc.org.

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 sonyac@prumc.org.  If you would like your prayer request to be confidential and only seen by a minister, please be sure to indicate.

Prayer Request

Emory Midtown
Josh Stephens – 2131

Sympathy to
Barry McWhirter on the death of his father, Tom McWhirter, on May 22.

 

 

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

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 Camp Scholarships) or visit www.prumc.org/give. For more information, please contact Beth Spencer at beths@prumc.org.

New! The PRUMC Invitational

Golf Tournament

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New! The PRUMC Invitational
“A Just Cause” Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 9, Druid Hills Country Club

Save the date, but sign up now!

Join us on the green to make a difference in the lives of those in need. “A Just Cause” Invitational will bring us together annually to benefit PRUMC outreach programs near and dear to our hearts. This year’s tournament beneficiary will be ”Our Westside Story” – PRUMC’s ongoing revitalization project for the Westside neighborhood of Atlanta. Proceeds will provide supplies and support for our adopted school, Hollis Innovation Academy, and resources for those living nearby as they improve their neighborhoods. Visit www.prumcgolf.org to learn more, become a sponsor, and play!

Register Here

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Prayers for the Georgia Mission Team

GA MIssion Team

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Prayers for the Georgia Mission Team
May 26 – June 11
We have a team heading to the Nation of Georgia on May 24 to serve as the hands and feet of Christ. Please keep them in your prayers over the next few weeks as they prepare their hearts and for safe travels. If you would like to leave letters of encouragement for the team, please feel free to drop them off at the front desk. For more information contact Anne French at annef@prumc.org.

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 annef@prumc.org.

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)

December Family Mission Trip to Nicaragua

December Family Mission Trip to Nicaragua
December 27 – January 3
We hope you and your family can join on our family mission trip, led by Julie and Chris Lee. Children ages 9 and up are welcome. Please contact Julie Lee at julielee404@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday School Summer Forum: Bible Heroes

Sunday School Summer Forum: Bible Heroes
Sundays, June 4 -July 30 (*no class July 2nd), 10:00 am, Heritage Hall

Deidra Harrell will host a summer series during the Sunday School hour on some of your favorite Bible Heroes like Moses, Jacob, John, and Paul. Learn together what led these ordinary people to do God’s extraordinary work.

If your regular class breaks for summer, this gives you a chance to continue learning in a group setting. If you haven’t found a class yet, join us for one week or all eight to get a taste of Sunday School while diving deeper into scripture to learn about some of the Bible’s most well-loved characters.

For more information, contact Julie Schendel at julies@prumc.org.

Summer Book Club: The Road Back to You

Integrative Enneagram

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Summer Book Club: The Road Back to You
Wednesdays, June 7 & 21, 10:00 am, C106

The Enneagram is an ancient personality test that helps us understand more about who we are and why we respond to the world in certain ways. Join us as we discuss this easy-to-read introduction to enneagrams and discover our personality type, learn to relate better to one another, and find ways to avoid common stumbling blocks along the way. For more information, contact Julie Schendel at julies@prumc.org.

Register Here

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John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton

John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton
Thursdays, Beginning June 22, 7:00 pm, C104

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels, filled with rich images and profound truths aimed at convincing readers to believe in Jesus Christ and ”have life in his name.” Deidra Harrell will facilitate this 6-week summer study as we follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Contact Julie Schendel at julies@prumc.org to purchase $10 book.

Register Here

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Summer Book Club: Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anway

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Summer Book Club: Hallelujah Anyway
Wednesdays, July 12 & 26, 10:00 am, C106

Anne Lamott’s newest book Hallelujah Anyway gives the reader a chance to rediscover mercy and understand our way forward in an increasingly complex world. Join us for a discussion as we learn how to soften our approach with one another and engage more gently with the world around us. For more information, contact Julie Schendel at julies@prumc.org.

Register Here

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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

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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 lesliew@prumc.org for more information.

Creation Care Presentation & Panel Discussion: Drawdown

Creation Care Presentation & Panel Discussion: Drawdown
Thursday, June 8, 7:00-8:30 pm, Decatur First United Methodist Church

Join others from the faith community as we consider ways we can bring down our carbon footprint and be better stewards of God’s creation. Reflecting on the new book, Drawdown, by Paul Hawken, panelists, including PRUMC’s own Jim Hartzfeld, will enlighten and inspire us. Event sponsored by Georgia Interfaith Power & Light and Creation Care teams from Decatur First UMC and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Contact Leslie Watkins at lesliew@prumc.org for more information.

Car Charging Station at PRUMC

Car Charging Station at PRUMC
Opening Wednesday, June 7, 1:30 pm, Rollins Center Red 1 Parking Lot

Thanks to a generous donation from one of our church members, PRUMC is proud to announce the installation of two parking spaces to charge electric vehicles! We’ll have our ribbon cutting on June 7, including special speakers. The charging spaces will be located in the Rollins Center/Shadowlawn Red 1 parking lot, next to the generator. We are excited to be the first church in Atlanta to offer this to our congregation and community.

Our goal is to offer a convenience as well as a good example as we strive to lower our carbon footprint. From the Department of Energy: “Direct emissions include smog-forming pollutants (such as nitrogen oxides), other pollutants harmful to human health, and greenhouse gases (GHGs), primarily carbon dioxide. All-electric vehicles produce zero direct emissions, which specifically helps improve air quality in urban areas.”

For more information, contact Leslie Watkins at lesliew@prumc.org.