Love Him By Loving Them

One of my favorite passages in all of scripture is found in Matthew 22.  I love it for two reasons: first, it’s simple and clear.  All too often the Bible is anything but simple and clear, so I’m always excited to come upon those rare occasions that the teaching is plainly stated and clearly communicated. Second, Jesus manages to articulate …

Ed Cann

April 7, 1938 – June 15, 2022 God called Ed home to his final resting place, with his beloved Claudia at his side. He was an avid golfer and loved his family & friends who will deeply miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Peachtree City United Methodist Church with Reverend …

Who We Are Called to Be

You are not alone. You are part of a movement, a community, and a family that is so much bigger than you could have ever imagined. We are halfway through our sermon series, Ekklesia: who the church is called to be. Ekklesia is a Greek word that is typically translated as “church” in English. It is derived from the verb ekkaleo, which means …

The Ark | Above and Beyond

When you get the safety briefing before the airplane, one of the things they tell you is to “Put on your own oxygen mask before you assist others”. When they say it, it’s common sense, right?  I can’t imagine anyone of us have been in an airplane when we needed to use the oxygen masks, but if you have a …

Rev. Matt Stone | Call To Ministry

Greetings, PTCUMC!  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to get to know you as a church!  As we live into this season of transition, and as a way to begin getting to know each other, I thought it might be helpful for you to hear a little about my call to ministry.   As a young …

Laura Bidmead

June 26, 1934 – June 3, 2022 Laura was a member of Peachtree City UMC for over 15 years. Laura was dearly loved by her family and will be missed by all. A service will be held at 12PM on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City. The family will receive friends from …

LIBERIA | SERVE OPPORTUNITIES

There are 2 opportunities for you to help serve with our mission partners in Liberia:Join the Liberia Ministry Team: Join the Liberia Ministry Team This team makes strategic decisions regarding our ministry efforts in Liberia, West Africa.  We are entering an exciting phase of our work as we seek to reunify children from a Methodist orphanage home (the Bishop Judith …

REJOICING

I saw something last weekend I’d never seen before. My daughter, Dori, is a soccer player. We occasionally travel for soccer tournaments and we ended up in a tournament in Lilburn. The fields at this park backed up to a hill covered in various vines and they had either rented or borrowed goats and sheep to eat away at the vines. I …

Only From A Distance

“Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance…” Deuteronomy 32:52 Pastoring is a hard job. Of course, it’s not the only hard job in the world. Hospital nurses, teachers, and police officers have it pretty rough, too. There are plenty of people in the world whose vocation is a heavy load. But pastoring is hard.  For one thing, …

To My Beloved Faith Family

Ecclesiastes 3:1 NRSV For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…. Forty years ago from this coming Monday (May 16) – beside Pactola Lake in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota – a young man named Mark invited a young woman named Shannon to go on the adventure of life with him. She …