CURRENT HAPPENINGS

CANDIDATE SUGGESTION FORMS are in your mail slot for Ruling Elders, to serve on the Session Board, and Deacons, to serve on the Board of Deacons, filling the offices of those retiring on June 30, 2018. If you are a communicant member, 16 years or older, please complete this form and drop it in the designated box at Peace Central by Sunday, December 17.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS & CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Our Christmas Carols and Candlelight service is tonight at 5:30 PM. This service will include worship through song led by Peace Church kids and the worship team, Scripture readings, a message from Pastor Ryan, and our traditional candle lighting to end the service. This service will serve to blend the elements of our traditional Christmas Eve Service, Children’s Christmas Program, and barn service this year, due to several scheduling conflicts. We are joyful to be able to preserve these elements as a part of our Christmas celebration on December 10!

STAR WARS OUTREACH EVENT:  Peace Church’s annual movie outreach event is back! This Saturday, December 16, we will be renting out a theater at Celebration! Cinema South at 2:30 PM for an opening-weekend showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Tickets are $9.00 each, and forms for payment can be found at Peace Central. Turn in payment to the church office, or email familymin@peacechurch.cc for more information. 

FOOD DRIVE: Help us assist our community this Christmas by giving to two local charities: Holy Family’s Food Pantry and Hand2Hand Ministries. D&W bags and lists of needed/requested items are available to pick up as you leave today. Please return your donated items to the Welcome Center by December 17th.

GRIEFSHARE: Join us Tuesday, January 2, at 6:30 PM in the Stone Room for our weekly support group that meets to provide help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. For more information contact griefshare@peacechurch.cc or call 616-891-8119.

THE CONNECTION will begin on Thursday, January 25. This seven-week study will be on Tim Chester’s Introducing Jesus: Life-Changing Encounters from John’s Gospel. Registration for our 9:30 AM and 6:45 PM sessions are open from December 3 through January 7 and can be found at Peace Central and peacechurch.cc/connect/womens-ministry/. You do not need to register if you attended last session. Contact theconnection@peacechurch.cc for more information.

2018 MARRIAGE RETREAT: Registration is open for our 2018 Peace Church Marriage Retreat! This year’s retreat will take place on February 9-11 at Maranatha Conference Grounds in Muskegon, MI. The cost is $300 and includes all meals and lodging. You can find registration and more details at Peace Central and peacechurch.cc/marriageretreat.

COFFEE FELLOWSHIP TEAM needs more volunteers to make coffee on Sunday mornings. Sign up at Peace Central. If you have any questions see Bruce or Mary Athearn (616.890.5433).