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  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

  • Bill at Pulpit

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!

Bill

Car Charging Station at PRUMC

Car Charging Station at PRUMC
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! The charging spaces are 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.

Fall Bible Studies

Fall Bible Studies

It’s not too late to take part in some amazing fall studies!  Most short-term and topical classes begin early September.

Details here.

RSVP Here

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