Seek to Follow Christ

February 11, 2022

Dear Peachtree Road Family,

I hope you are well. I also hope you are planning to join us for worship this Sunday as we celebrate Youth Sunday here at Peachtree Road UMC. Our students will be leading us in worship, and several high school seniors will share reflections about their faith. I am grateful to our youth director Chris Mucha and his assistant directors Mary Allred and Ryan Holder. They, along with a host of volunteers, do an amazing job to help our middle and high school students grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Please join us at either 8:45 am or 11:15 am in the sanctuary (or online via Livestream) as we celebrate our church’s ministry with youth. Thank you for your support.

Speaking of worship, I am grateful for your participation in our newest worship services:

  • Sundays at 10:00 am in the Moore Chapel – we started this service in September, and it has grown to an average of nearly 50 every week. It has quickly become a favorite of mine with the intimacy of the Moore Chapel serving as a beautiful setting for a worship experience centered around the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We would love to have you join us for this simple, 45-minute service. You can preview the service before coming by joining the Livestream broadcast each week at 10:00 am here.
  • The Westside Table – we launched in-person worship for this new campus of Peachtree Road UMC on the Westside of Midtown last September at the Brewery, and last Sunday attendance topped 100 for the first time. It has been exciting to see this new community take off under the leadership of our associate minister Daniel Ogle and worship leader Amy Little. Our ministry is reaching a new population of Atlanta for Christ, and I encourage you to invite folks to participate and prayerfully support the Westside Table.
  • Prayer Service for Healing – the first of our monthly prayer services for healing was held on Sunday, January 23, at 5:00 pm in the Moore Chapel. This is a good time to come to the chapel and join with others from the community in a time of worship and prayer. Our focus is upon helping those who are struggling to sense the healing power of Christ at work in their lives. This month’s service is set for Sunday, February 27, at 5:00 pm with our associate minister Elizabeth Byrd preaching.
  • Midweek Noon Services – while this is not a new service, we recently began offering it as an in-person opportunity. Folks are invited to come to the Moore Chapel at 12:00 noon on Wednesdays for a 30-minute time of worship. Each week, one of our ministers offers an inspirational homily and leads us in prayer in the midst of the busy work week. Our hope is to draw folks to this service who work nearby and would come and spend their lunch hour with us on Wednesdays and enjoy the time of worship, fellowship, and a light lunch afterwards. This service also is available via Livestream. Please feel free to invite folks you know to participate.
Have you registered for Connect-PRUMC yet? Over 900 of your fellow Peachtree Road UMC members have registered to connect to this new digital community of the church. Our communications department is working to help folks get fully integrated. It really is easy to register. Instructions can be found here. Once you are registered, please help us by logging into your personal profile here and doing two simple tasks:

  • Set your privacy preferences
  • Set your mailing preferences
Click here for a guide to easily complete these. Also, if you have not updated your contact information or uploaded a picture of yourself/family for the directory, please do that today. For further assistance, contact Lisa Huni at connect@prumc.org or 404.240.8223.
The One Lamb Initiative at Peachtree Road is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer an eight-week course entitled Family2Family. This educational program is for families or significant others of people with a diagnosis of a mental health concern. Through a combination of lectures and interactive presentations, attendees will discover coping and problem-solving skills, self-care tips, crisis management, treatment options, and other helpful resources. The course meets each Sunday from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm beginning February 13 and concluding on April 3. It is available in person on our campus as well as online by Zoom. For more information contact Susan Thigpen at thigpensusan@gmail.com or Diane Sitton at ldasitton@gmail.com. Registration closes this Sunday, February 13. Finally, let me make you aware of two outreach opportunities coming up:

  • Habitat for Humanity Project – we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Atlanta educator Tiffany Barron and her daughter. We will be working each Saturday, February 26 through April 30, from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and provide proof of vaccination. Contact Beth Spencer at beths@prumc.org for more information, and click here to register.
  • Season of Service – each year, during the season of Lent, we are pleased to offer meaningful opportunities for persons of all ages and abilities to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others. Just like the ripples on a pond created when a stone hits the water, your service will have a far-reaching impact on our community when we come together through a Season of Service. Join us once again to help others as the body of Christ in a renewed and relevant way. For more information, click here.
Thank you for all that you are doing. In this year of being a peacemaker, let us seek to follow Christ more nearly day by day.
Grace and peace,

Bill

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