Bishop Jung is in the process of visiting all 460 congregations in the Wisconsin Conference! On Monday, March 24, he will be coming to our circuit and our church. He will spend about forty minutes at our church at 8:30 a.m. He will end the day with an evening gathering at Wauwatosa Ave. UMC at 7:00 pm.
Here are questions the Bishop would like us to think about, in preparation for these meetings:
What has God called us to be and do?
What do you celebrate about the “fruits” you are producing?
How can we witness better to new, diverse, and young people in our community?
Make plans for Monday at 8:30 am as well as at Wauwatosa Ave. at 7:00 p.m.
The June Communion services will take place on Sunday, June 16. Normally, Communion is a part of the worship service at Peace UMC on the first Sunday of the month. Hopefully this does not inconvenience anyone too greatly.
Please let Joanne know if you would be available to help serve Communion at either the 8:45 or 11 a.m. service on June 16.
During Annual Conference 2013, in a partnership ministry of the NC Conference United Methodist Women, Church and Society, and the Mission Team, UMCOR Birthing Kits will be collected. Every 90 seconds a woman somewhere in the world dies from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. 356,000 women die every year, most of the deaths occurring in the developing world. Annually, 4 million infants die within a month of being born. When a mother dies, it dramatically increases the risk of death for her baby. Birthing kits provide the essential items to promote a safe, clean delivery and to encourage good after care. Using a birthing kit can double a woman’s chance of surviving the birth.
The Women’s Covenant Group is asking Peace members to donate hotel-size soaps and new receiving blankets, about 30″x 30″ in size – the blankets must not be thermal or fleece- to put in birthing kits, as well as $1 for mailing. The Covenant Group will add the other needed items to each kit. Please bring your items to church by May 26th so that there is time to assemble them before Annual Conference.