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PONDERINGS OF PASTOR PAUL...
“I am making all things new!” Rev. 21:5
We have been blessed as we have experienced God working to make all things new here at Peace UCC! While our incredible worship, ministry, and outreach programs continue to welcome and engage so many new and long-term members we have also been digging into new, refreshing, and much needed ministries and projects. Here are few of the on-going new things God is calling us to do that we are engaging in:
NEW BUILDING REMODEL AND EXPANSION
On Sunday, May 8 @ 9:45 a.m. we will be having another Congregational Meeting to discuss further projects for our Building Projects. By now you should have received a letter announcing the meeting and providing information about the intent of the meeting. Due to the generosity and steadfast faith in gifts, we are in a position of now proposing the building expansion portion of our project in addition to the already approved interior remodeling! Please come on May 8 and learn about how God is moving us to make all things new!
NEW ASSOCIATE PASTOR - SEARCH TEAM
Your Peace UCC Associate Pastor Search Team has been all-in with the work of searching for a new Associate Pastor. A beautiful, comprehensive 27-page document (PROFILE) has been created by the Search Team. Our Profile is now being circulated electronically by the national United Church of Christ to candidates who are searching for pastoral positions. Over the next month (into June) we will be reviewing the candidates’ profiles and preparing for the next phase of the process which will include reference checking and phone/skype interviews. Depending on the pool of candidates, we are hopeful to have a candidate selected to bring to the Peace UCC congregation for approval by August. Please continue to pray for the Search Team as they continue their vital work.
NEW PEACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST WEBSITE
Over the last 1 ½ years, a faithful team from Peace UCC has been working at developing a new website for Peace United Church of Christ that will allow us to continue providing information for our current members/friends, as well as a tool to let others know about our ministries. We have seen “snap-shots” of our pages and are now coming to the final stretch of this process that will allow us to run a test navigation on the website. This will allow us to make sure that the site works like we want it to work before rolling it out to/for the public.
“RE”NEWED CHURCH VITALITY
Our Church Vitality Team will be meeting soon to develop a comprehensive process to welcome and engage new people into the life and ministry of Peace UCC. While we have such a strong, welcoming congregation, we want to take the next step with our friends/visitors and let them experience Peace UCC at a deeper level. Be on the look-out for more information and join in the development of this ministry!
NEW SMALL GROUP MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
We are in the process of developing new “small” groups that will enable our congregation to know one another at a deeper level. Be on the look-out for information about small groups and get involved!
You will begin to see information about upcoming ALL-CHURCH Social Events for members and friends of Peace UCC! Make sure to check these events/activities out and share in the joy of getting to know one another!
“RE”NEWED STEPEHN MINISTRY
We give thanks for the leadership of our Stephen Ministry Leaders, Sondra Bentz and Julie Timmerman, who started this program 6 years ago. Special thanks to the many trained Stephen Ministers for the wonderful care and blessing they provide to members of our congregation. Now, our NEWly trained Stephen Ministry Leader, Kim Sullivan, will assist Sondra in bringing new depth and direction for this ministry. Be on the look-out for information about Stephen Ministry and begin considering your gifts as a Stephen Minister here at Peace UCC.
As you can see, God is making a LOT of things NEW! Join us and celebrate the wonderful family and community called Peace United Church of Christ!