Offer a Warm and Gracious Welcome

July 16, 2021

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are well. Sunday promises to be another good day in worship here at Peachtree Road as we continue our “Summer in the City” services. Our theme for this month is “At the Movies,” and each week we are considering the biblical themes found in some of our favorite films. “Independence Day” reminded us of the eternal battle between good and evil, and “The Shawshank Redemption” left us with the memorable line: “Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Over the last two weeks we have remembered that we are the Easter people. We are people of hope, and hope enables us to thrive, even in the most difficult of times.

This week’s message invites us to consider the biblical lessons found in “Remember the Titans.” Our new associate minister Josh Miles will be preaching for the first time in the sanctuary. Someone who heard him in worship last week commented to me: “Our new associate minister certainly is en-thus-i-astic!” Josh has a deep faith and a contagious passion for the ministry of Christ. I know you will enjoy hearing him preach and encourage you to be present to lend your support.

Immediately following the services, you are invited to a time of fellowship in front of the church. Lemonade and individually wrapped cookies will be served under the trees. Please join us Sunday either in person at 8:30 am or 11:15 am or online at 11:15 am (www.prumc.org).

In conjunction with our “At the Movies” series, we are offering a fun “Film & Foodie Night” for all. Join your friends for good food, fellowship, and the screenings of two inspiring films in Grace Hall on the next two Friday nights:

Friday, July 16
6:00 pm – dinner provided by the Waffle House Food Truck
7:00 pm – Movie: “Remember the Titans”
Register here.

Friday, July 23
6:00 pm – dinner is a Church Cookout provided by Chef Bob
7:00 pm – Movie: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Register here.

Come join in the fun of this summer fellowship opportunity for the whole family.

Over the course of the last year, our lives have been disrupted in significant ways, and safety rightfully has been our number one priority. Now that we are coming to the end of the pandemic, we are focusing upon making plans for Fall Kick-off (September 12) and a return to the full ministry of the church. That will include added opportunities for worship and fellowship:

Sunday Worship
8:30 am – Sanctuary
10:00 am – Moore Chapel*
11:00 am – Westside Table at Roundtrip Brewery
11:15 am – Sanctuary
5:00 pm – Moore Chapel*

Wednesday Worship
12:00 noon – Moore Chapel

*The Sacrament of Holy Communion offered each week

Each of these services will be offered by livestream through our church web site and app

As we return to a more normal schedule, we also have an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors and help folks who are yearning for spiritual community. However, the pandemic has depleted the numbers in many of our hospitality ministries:

Ushers
Ambassadors
Acolytes
Altar Guild
Flower Guild
Sanctuary Guild

In addition, we are looking to add two new groups of greeters:

Parking Lot Greeters
Pew Greeters

We currently are recruiting persons for these teams throughout July and will be offering a general training event in hospitality on Sunday, August 15, from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The training event will include a box lunch, and we hope to record it for others to watch later. If you are interested in joining the hospitality ministry of Peachtree Road, please let us know by emailing our associate minister Elizabeth Byrd (elizabethb@prumc.org). We will be reaching out to our neighbors and inviting them to Peachtree Road in September and want to be ready to offer them a warm and gracious welcome. Thank you for your help.

Also, thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of Peachtree Road in so many ways. I pray that God will continue to bless you and keep you.

Grace and peace,

Bill

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