Weekly Messages to the Congregation

Listen for the Voice of God Together
I hope you are well. I also hope you are finding our emphasis on mental health this month to be helpful. Last week we discovered that our connection with God and one another can have a positive impact upon our mental well-being. According to data from the Springtide Research Institute, 76% of young people who claim that they are connected to a community of faith say they are “flourishing” in their mental or emotional health.
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The Spirit Warms Our Hearts
Earlier this week Scott Atchison shared a saying he picked up from a friend: “Watching worship online is like watching that fireplace on TV. You see it, but never feel the warmth.” Now, that might be a bit of an overstatement (I really do value the opportunity that online worship provides), but the point is well taken.
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People of Faith…Discover Help and Hope
We have made a good beginning to the new year here at Peachtree Road UMC. Last Sunday we celebrated God’s gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives, approached the font to touch water from the springs of the Jordan River, and remembered our baptism. It was a wonderful day.
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Be Still…Sense the Presence of God
As we make a new beginning here at Peachtree Road UMC, I want you to know that our ministry theme for the year will be “Be still and know that I am God.” These words of the Psalmist (Psalm 46:10) encourage us to slow down in our lives, breathe, and sense the presence of God in our midst. I am hopeful that you will find that thread running through the fabric of everything we do this year whether that be worship, prayer, study, or outreach to others. 
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About Bill

Bill Britt has served as the senior pastor of Peachtree Road since June, 2008.  He is a native of Thomaston, Georgia, and a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida (Bachelor in Arts), Candler School of Theology of Emory University (Master of Divinity), and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio (Doctor of Ministry).

His previous appointments include Ebenezer UMC in Forsyth (1981-1984), associate minister at Trinity-on-the-Hill UMC in Augusta (1984-1988), Trinity UMC in Cartersville (1988-1997), and the First UMC in Athens (1997-2008).

Bill and his wife Wendie have two children, Sara and Will.  Sara is married to Diogo Pereira and they have two children, Lidia and Lucas.  Will is married to Gina Kim.  Bill enjoys playing golf, reading, and annual family vacations at the beach.