The Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Bring your lunch with you. If you are providing care for a family member who has dementia, this group can be a great source of caring, understanding, and support. For more information, call Mary Lou Bates at 594-2232.
- October 17
- November 21
- December 19
- January 16
- February 20
- March 20
- April 17
- May 15
- June 19
Grief Care provides ongoing support to people who have experienced loss through death. Led by Janet Bratt, Grief Care meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (September-June) from 6:30-8pm in the Parlor. This group is open to the community and if you have any questions, please contact Janet at email@example.com.
- October 15
- November 7, 21
- December 5, 19
- January 2, 16
- February 6, 20
- March 6, 20
- April 3, 17
- May 1, 15
- June 5, 19
Linked with Love is Pearce’s partnership with the Nzige Preschool: located on a hilltop in southeastern Rwanda, Africa. In Kinyarwanda, the language spoken in Nzige, “We are linked with love” is translated “Duhujwe n’urukundo.” This school helps more than 300 children, between the ages of 4-7, prepare for public school. Started a few years ago by the Free Methodist congregation in Nzige, the preschool is making a significant impact on families with young children.
Pearce families are asked to consider making a commitment to sponsor a child from the school. To date, more than 100 children in Nzige have been sponsored by families at Pearce, but there are still children waiting for sponsors. If you would like to join other families from Pearce and support one of these children in Nzige, you may contact the Pearce Church office at 594-9488 at any time and ask for more information. Those choosing to sponsor a child will commit to monthly financial support ($30 per month), regular prayer support, and occasional communication with the child to encourage them in their studies and in their walk with Christ.
Five mission teams have been sent from Pearce to Nzige since our Linked with Love partnership began in 2015. Our sixth team is in Nzige this February 2018. Team members are Leandra Cooke, Bev Faro, Lydia Monroe, Sue Smout, Carol Stephenson, and Becky Watson. The Pearce family is asked to pray for this group of women, as they conduct teacher training to the Nzige Preschool and Primary School teachers, visit their sponsored children, and participate in what God is already doing in Nzige.
You can stay connected with all that’s happening on the Linked with Love facebook page: facebook.com/Linked with Love/Pearce FM Church.
Our partnership with the Nzige preschool in Rwanda was highlighted in the International Childcare Ministries October 2015 newsletter. You can find that article here: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/
This partnership is the result of the work of Pearce’s Great Commission Leadership Team, a group committed to helping our congregation to be involved in Kingdom work, both at home and around the world.
Tuesday Morning Men’s Group Options:
- Meet at 6am at Town & Country Family Restaurant (Chili Avenue) to pray for each other. Contact: Dave Heimberger, 585-594-8234
- Gather in Room 137 (education wing) at 8:30am to pray for our nation. Contact: Miles Nelson, 585-617-3247
- A Bible study meets in Room 137 (education wing) at 9:15am each week. Contact: Rick Kinde, 585-594-9848
Do you want to stay connected to all that is happening at Pearce Church? If you haven’t done so already, you can sign-up to receive the NEUs in your email inbox each week. Simply include your email address on a Connection Card (found in the pew rack or the weekend bulletin) and note that you’d like to be added to the NEUs distribution list. You can also note if you would like to have Pastor Roger’s Blog sent to you, or prayer requests for our prayer chain. If you have any questions, you may contact Kim Brittin in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids’ Gym is an interactive play time for pre-school kids and their parent/caregiver. If you are a parent, babysitter, or grandparent of a preschooler, Kids’ Gym is a great time to connect with other families in our community while having fun with your kids in a big, open space.
Kids’ Gym meets on most Wednesdays at 10am in the Family Life Center and runs through May (following the Churchville-Chili school calendar). Check our online calendar each week.
Pearce Church is committed to spread the Good News of Christ Jesus around the world. We presently support, both in prayer and financially, the following Free Methodist missionaries: JR & Becky Crouse, Ecuador; Mike & Andrea Green, Uruguay; and Chris & Yuko Wilkins, Japan. For more information on these missionaries, visit fmcusa.org/fmmissions/.
Did you know that the Free Methodist Church has a monthly magazine? You can find articles at http://fmcusa.org/lightandlifemag/ or look for magazine-format copies of Light and Life at the atrium Information Kiosk each month. If you have a Spanish-speaking friend, turn the magazine around and the entire issue is printed in Spanish.
Two June Brides
As I was preparing for worship this past Sunday morning, I realized that two new brides were participating in the service. These women, from two very diverse generations, are both recent June brides. Emily Bartz Hutchinson, who gifted us with her flute playing in worship, was married on June 4. Neva Pfouts Donnell, who read one of the Scripture passages, was wed on June 29. I couldn’t resist having these two lovely ladies make a quick dash outside to snap this photo of them! (more…)
Coffee, Conversation, and a Name!
A few days ago, I met with Terry Taber at the Starbucks on Long Pond Road. Earlier in the day, he had asked if we could get together, as he wanted to update me on the search for a new lead pastor for Pearce. Somehow a local Starbucks struck me as a fit setting for our conversation!
I confess that I drove to the appointment with a bit of anxiety. After all, I care deeply about this community of faith and have been praying, as you have, that the Lord would provide the right individual to lead Pearce.
As Terry shared with me the name of my successor, I immediately felt a sense of peace. I have known this individual for more than thirty years, and know him to be a godly and gifted servant of the Kingdom. (more…)