We are very happy to announce that Dr. Thomas Jay Oord will be with us this winter, preaching in worship services on January 26 & 27. He’ll also be the keynote speaker at the RWC Barnes Symposium on January 28. Dr. Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Mark your calendars, help us spread the word, and watch for more information as the date gets closer!
Fill a Cup Journey Group for women begins with a brunch on Saturday, January 12, from 11am-1pm in the Friendship Center. Women, especially those age 30-55, are invited to come enjoy brunch and fellowship while learning about this new opportunity to connect with other women in our church. The group will use the Coffee Cup Bible Study series, beginning with the book, “Premium Roast with Ruth.” Fill a Cup Journey Group weekly studies will begin on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30pm.
Have questions or want to learn more? Contact Nicky Gibbons (firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-506-7063) or Joan Goulart (email@example.com).
The Christmas dinner table—it’s a staple of our holiday season here in America, but there’s an even more important table Christmas invites us to gather around: the table of Jesus. You belong at that table. When Jesus stepped down to earth as a baby born into poverty, he simultaneously pulled out a chair and declared to all, “you are welcome here.” This Christmas, let’s come together at the ultimate Christmas Table where we can encounter the love of Jesus. Come and sit with us!
This weekend, December 15 & 16, Pastor Roger will continue our Advent sermon series, bringing the message, “The Table,” from Matthew 2:1-12. We’ll also receive a special exit offering after each service to go to Clear Blue Global Water Project. Clear Blue exists to provide clean, safe water to desperately needy locations (clearblueproject.com).
Next weekend, December 22 & 23, Pastor Kayleigh will continue our Advent sermon series, bringing the message, “Love All,” from Luke 2:25-38. We’ll be blessed by the music of our children’s choir in Sunday worship services, and Holy Communion will be served in all weekend worship services. Al & Stacy Anderson will also be with us next weekend, and they’ll share an update on their ministry with Young Life in Europe. The Andersons are home visiting family for the holidays, and we’re excited to have them with us!
- Saturday at 5pm
- Sunday at 9 & 11am
Giving Envelopes are available to pick up in the lobby. If you have questions, please contact our bookkeeper, Jess Alcorn, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church office and building will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, for Christmas and on Monday and Tuesday, December 31 and January 1, for New Year’s.
Journey Kids Jr. (birth-5-year-olds): Nursery care is provided in the Journey Kid wing during each worship service.
Journey Kids (K-5th Grade)
- 9 & 11am: kids begin Sunday worship in the Sanctuary with their family and will be dismissed to Journey Kids
All kids in birth-5th grade need to be signed-in at the Journey Kid Check-in Kiosk (main lobby).
*Learn more about Journey Kids, visit Pastor Kayleigh’s blog: https://voicesofpearce.wordpress.com/kayleigh/ (While you’re there, find out why it’s titled “Grape Juice Faith!”)
Journey Teens (5th-12th Grade):
- 6-8pm Sunday: Journey Teens (5th & 6th graders meet in the Journey Kids Wing; 7th & 8th graders meet in Parmerter; and 9th-12th graders meet in the Loft Main Room)
Check us out—Journey Teens is on Instagram (@journeyteenspearce), Facebook (@journeyteens), and Snapchat (@journeyteens). Parents, join the Pearce Teens Facebook group to stay up-to-date on what they’re doing.
Our candlelight Christmas Eve Services are a beautiful holiday tradition held in the Pearce Sanctuary on Christmas Eve at 5* and 7pm. This year, the services will feature a Pearce brass and string ensemble. (*Child care through age 5 is provided during the 5pm service.)
A new addition to Christmas Eve this year will be a Toy Reception following both services. All children who attend will receive a wooden toy, made by Pearce Toymakers. These toys, lovingly made by wood workers in our church, have been a special gift for our Pearce kids for many years, and we’re excited to be able to share them with the kids in our community this year, too.
Pearce family, on Christmas Eve, there are opportunities for us to serve and help make our guests feel welcome! Opportunities available are: parking attendants, greeters, nursery workers at 5pm, and helpers at the toy receptions—handing out toys to children and helping with traffic flow. Contact the church office if you are available and would like to help.
Help us spread the message about Jesus this holiday season! RSVP to our Facebook event or share this image on your FB page:
Many individuals and families from Pearce made a holiday contribution toward decorating the sanctuary for Christmas.
Gifts were given in loving memory of:
- Mallory & Ryan McDanel, by Larry & Karlene Hill
- Joan’s Uncle Tom Keefe, by Joan & Josh Goulart
- Angelo Capuano, Seward & Laura Hartman, by Rita Capuano, John, Melissa, Anneliese & Ashlynne Beedham
- George & Dee Reed and Peggy Merkley, by Janet Reed
- Our parents, Glenn & Louise Ziegler and Kenneth & Olive Scott, by Harold & Ginny Scott
- Husband, Rev. G. Benjamin Perkins and son, Keith Perkins, by Ruth Perkins
- Martha Bounds, Vangie Crosthwaite, Lester & Marian Morrow, Thomas Morrow, Harrison & Olive Parson, Frank Parson, and William Seely, by Vangie Morrow
- Howard Myer, by Lois & Michael Charlson and Joyce & Tom Gable
- Elvira LoGiudice, by Laura Ciminelli