Transition to Breeze
Members will get information on Peace Lutheran Church's move to Breeze church management software, including an email invitation to activate your profile, in the coming weeks. Breeze is designed to replace existing church management software and VANCO payment solutions for online and recurring offerings.
Members who now utilize VANCO for online and recurring payments must transition to Breeze by February 26, 2023. Next week's newsletter will include links to videos that will lead you through the process of setting up your Breeze account.
2023 Stewardship & Pledge Cards
Next week, the office will send out 2023 pledge cards, which will include a time and talent survey. Please prayerfully consider stewardship commitment of time, talent, and treasure for 2023 as we enter a new year of mission opportunities. Keep your pledge cards and bring them to the "Blessing of the Pledges" during service on Sunday, February 26, 2023. An online pledge card will be available in next week's newsletter and on Peace's website.
Join the Peace Quilters
During February Peace Quilters will meet on 2/2, 2/6, 2/16 and 2/20 in Rms 4&5 from 9-11 am. We are making fleece chemo hats and quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
Please join our group when you can. If you are interested or have questions, contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcoming New Members
Save The Date! Peace Lutheran Church will welcome three new members on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Are you thinking about joining Peace Lutheran Church? If so, please contact Pastor Eric to learn more about Peace, the Lutheran church, and how to join.
Annual Meeting Follow-up
Thank you to everyone who attended last week's annual congregational meeting. The annual report can be found here.
The following members were elected to the congregation council during the annual meeting:
Jennifer Tallman, Congregation President
Lou D'Ambrosio, Vice President
Cindy McCallam, Secretary
Andi Eberly, Treasurer
- At Large -
Mike Leggett (Property)
The congregation is grateful for Jill Fronck, outgoing congregation president, Gail Bentz, outgoing treasurer, and Sharon Altman for their faithful and dedicated service during their terms in office.
Last but far from least, thank you to our Fellowship team for organizing and serving the delicious sandwiches and treats during the meeting!
Notes from the Pack
Pack 1771 is still going strong! The scouts have been meeting weekly to complete requirements. Over the past few weeks we have also been working to build Pinewood Derby cars. We will have our race this Saturday, January 28 at Peace. The Pinewood Derby is an annual wooden car race held by Scouts BSA Packs and Troops all over the country. The first race was held on May 15, 1953 in Manhattan Beach, CA. It has been an annual tradition for many Scouts since that day. The Scouts are given an official race kit which includes a block of Pine wood, wheels, and axels. They can carve and design the cars however they want so long as they keep them to size and weight regulations. Each unit then holds a series of races on their Derby Day to determine the fastest car. It is only one of several character-building events held each year.
We will also be holding our annual Blue and Gold banquet at Peace on February 25. This event celebrates the founding of BSA on February 8, 1810. The Pack comes together to share a meal and to celebrate each other’s achievements in the spirit of Scouting.
With the generosity and hospitality of Peace, our Scouts can have the opportunity to experience all that Scouts BSA has to offer! If you have or know of children that may want to be a part of something BIG, please be in touch and come visit us at one of our meetings or events! Thank you for your support of Pack 1771!
Journeying through Grief
Peace Lutheran Church, in partnership with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, offers a grief outreach ministry to those members who are mourning the loss of an immediate family member (parents, children, siblings).
Journeying through Grief is simple and powerful, it is a set of four short books we send to people at four crucial times during the first year after the loss of a loved one.
Author Kenneth C. Haugk writes in a warm, caring style, with short, easy-to-read chapters. He walks alongside the reader through the grief journey, sharing helpful insights about grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance.
Together with St. Paul's, Peace is grateful for Susanne Kohl-Parker and her caring leadership in this ministry. The ministry is available to members of Peace Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.