It seems everywhere you look, people are taking sides and calling names. How can we learn to find common ground? On Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m., the groundbreaking vocal group The Ripple Effect presents “If You Knew Me, You’d Love Me,” an afternoon/evening of music and words designed to build understanding. Uplifting songs of unity and inspiration will be interwoven with speakers from the community who will share personal stories of feeling misunderstood in our society today. The event takes place at Peace United Church of Christ.
You’ll hear a wide variety of great songs delivered by the choir with plenty of style—everything from Broadway and R&B to pop and psychedelic soul funk. You will also hear words spoken from the heart. Their stories will help us reach a fuller understanding of each other.
CDF Freedom School is June 11 to July 27.
The church picnic is June 3 following the 11:00 a.m. service.
The application period for the CDF Freedom School at Peace UCC is open. The enrollment form can be found here http://deaconess.org/CDF-freedom-schools-enrollment
More information about CDF Freedom School can be found here http://deaconess.org/community-engagement/childrens-defense-fund-freedom-schools%C2%AE
We have an opportunity through the Deaconess Foundation to go to Jefferson City for Child Advocacy Day. More information can be found here http://deaconess.org/blog/child-advocacy-day-april-3rd-jefferson-city
The Ash Wednesday Service is February 14 at 7:00 PM at Peace UCC.
The congregational meeting is February 18, 2017 at noon.
Blue Christmas Sunday, December 17th at 7pm
The most wonderful time of the year may not be so for those among us grieving the loss of a loved one, estranged from family members or struggling without employment or housing. The Blue Christmas service acknowledges these circumstances and provides an opportunity to express grief for the past and hope for the future.
Sunday Service December 24 11am
All are In stead of gathering for a 8:30am and a 11am regular Sunday service, Peace will gather for one service at 11am.
Christmas Eve Family Service December 24th at 4:00pm
All are welcome at this festive service, complete with a walk-on Nativity Pageant. Any child wanting to participate should meet at 3:30pm in the church to pick out a costume (shepherds, angels, animals). The costumed children will sit with their families until they are called to the chancel area to recreated the familiar nativity scene. No rehearsals, no memorization, just an invitation to be in the story.
Christmas Eve Candle Light Service, December 24th at 11:00pm
We gather in the darkness for a traditional candle light service of readings and carols. Communion will be shared and the Chancel Choir will sing as we prepare for the coming of the light into the world on Christmas day.
Gloria Wells will be hosting a bead party on Sunday October 22nd from noon (after church) until 3:00 pm.The Cost is $20.00 if you are making jewelry. Everything you need to create your masterpieces will be provided. It is a great way to make Christmas presents. 50% of the proceeds will go to Peace UCC Freedom School. If beading is not your thing, stay anyway and have a bite to eat and enjoy fellowship with your church family. Please bring a snack to share to add to the party atmosphere.