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The mission of Friedens Peace United Church of Christ is to help families grow together in Faith, Spirit, Love and Community, through the study of the Gospel and fellowship that demonstrates the way of Christ locally and worldwide.
“Christians Making a Difference, One Person at a Time”
This week at Friedens Peace
This Sunday, May 9, will be a virtual service, we invite all to hear God’s word. Pastor Bev’s message this week is “So That You May Love” as Jesus emphasizes love in the Gospel of John, Chapter 15. Join Facebook at 10:00 a.m., post a comment so we know you are there!
Do you want to get to know Pastor Bev a little better? She wants to put a face with and name and get to know each of us better. So, place to join her for Coffee Hour via Zoom! Grab a cup of coffee, or whatever you enjoy sipping and join her…….
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 873 5913 6090
See Eblast for details
Weekly Prayer Group
If you have time on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and would like to join others that are praying as a community, join using the following link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 7224 5200
Chicken Dinner – May 23
Don’t forget to sign up for your spot to work the dinner. If Donna does not get enough people to help with the dinner, she will cancel it. She cannot do it all by herself! She really needs 2nd shift people, which means you don’t have to be here until 2 p.m. Signups are due by May 8. Here is the link to sign up:
Strengthen The Church Special Offering (STCO) – May 23
The STCO reflects the shared commitment of people across the United Church of Christ to cooperatively build up the UCC. The funds raised support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congregations. By your generosity to this offering, you build up the Body of Christ. As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. You can donate using a credit card on our website or send a check to the church, with a notation STCO.
Building and Grounds Update
This has been a challenging year, and with all that we have faced as a congregation we have still been able to accomplish some pretty big things.
Before COVID, we had finished the church office by replacing the desks, getting a new cabinet with mail slots, and painted. The bathrooms were finished, and the handrails and fence have been completed. Another project completed was the Pastors office. Paint, new chairs, and a good cleaning. When you have a chance, stop in and take a look. It is beautiful. Thank you, Scott and Julie Schwimly.
Couple of years ago, after we received the Schultz bequest, we had asked for your input on what you want to see accomplished at the church with the budget that was given to Building and Grounds. We have completed several of those items. This list provides you with a look at the completed projects, to date:
renovate basement bathrooms,
replace Kitchen door (in process),
side entry concrete and rails,
fix sewer pipe,
improve fellowship acoustics,
move projection to side walls,
drywall and paint over paneling in sanctuary,
updated the sound system.
several other small projects completed as well.
We still have a few of the larger projects you requested earlier that are incomplete. However, we had an unexpected structural problem that came up during our improvements which we were blessed to be able to address, however it did take a large chunk of our budget.
So, as things are finally starting to look more positive, we are looking forward to another project or two. And that is where we need your suggestions. Keep in mind we have about $1,700 left in the Schultz fund budget from our original amount of $30,000. Please prayerfully consider your ideas and share them with Charlene Loyd at
email@example.com or Karen Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org before our next congregational meeting on June 6. We will report at the meeting what was decided to be done, from this list, and report to you at the meeting.
Upcoming church meetings
05/18 Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.
06/06 Congregational Meeting 11:00 a.m.
Thank you to our Sunday Service Volunteer
Karen Watson, Liturgist