A LEAP OF FAITH

Paul writes these words to the Christians in Corinth – and to us:2nd Corinthians 9:11-12:11You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. He was imploring them to …

A NEW YEAR?

Matthew 2:10 NRSVWhen they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. Yes, it is a new year – but it also comes with a big question mark – doesn’t it? Many are asking, “is it really a new year, because it feels very much like an old one?” And then there is the anniversary of January …

Mary Snyder

June 5, 1940-January 2, 2022 Mary Snyder’s faith was made sight in the presence of our loving Lord when she received divine healing yesterday, Sunday, January 2, 2022. A Celebration of Life for Mary will be held later in the Spring. In the meantime, please share your love, support and prayers for Earl, their two daughters and extended family.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

You’ve seen or heard the phrase: “Past performance is not indicative of future results.” It’s required legalese for all investment marketing materials. Like most boilerplates, it exists to eliminate our excuses when things go sideways. The phrase is necessary because we have to make assumptions about the future. When we make an investment, take a job, get married, have a …

Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was a member of PTCUMC for over 30 years. Clayton was a person who knew how to live and knew how to love. To know him was to know that you mattered and to know that life itself was to be embraced. Service Information: A funeral Service will be held at …

HOPE VS OPTIMISM

The words to this Charles Wesley Advent hymn express the difference between hope and optimism. “Come, Thou long expected JesusBorn to set Thy people free;From our fears and sins release us,Let us find our rest in Thee.Israel’s strength and consolation,Hope of all the earth Thou art;Dear desire of every nation,Joy of every longing heart. Born Thy people to deliver,Born a …

A Pastor’s Meditation

Isaiah 40:1 NRSV Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Chaos rides into town on a dark horse and changes everything.Lord, we shout out against the unwanted tempest.Into the darkness of night, against the unholy wind,we cry out against the very forces of nature itself. The whirlwind brings unimaginable pain, loss, and suffering.Our world’s very identity as a “heavenly …

On-Campus Young Family

Gainor | Young Families Group | Sundays at 4:30PM | 1st and 3rd Sundays | Childcare Provided The Gainor’s group will meet 1st and 3rd Sundays on-campus at PTCUMC so that childcare can be provided during their gathering time. Join this group as they grow in relationship with Jesus and one another.

Memories

Luke 1:26 NRSV 26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth… If you ask someone to share with you their best Christmas memory, odds are good they will share with you a childhood memory of Christmas. Why is that? I pondered that question within my own soul this week. It’s …

Civil Rights Trip

JANUARY 27-29 | ADULT TRIP | $300 | EMAIL PASTOR SHANNON.KARAFANDA@PTCUMC.ORG TO REGISTER BY 1.23 “Resurrected Truths” The itinerary was put together for us from Rev. Karen Webster-Parks at Cascade UMC When: Jan 27-29 (depart 3pm from Peachtree City United Methodist Church; return by 6pm on the last day) Where: Birmingham, Selma, and MontgomerySites include…Kelly Ingram ParkSixteenth Street Baptist ChurchBrown Chapel …