Our God’s love is amazing! It’s real and it deals with real life. God’s love meets us where we are but doesn’t leave us where He found us. And this real love doesn’t ignore life’s real problems.
You’re invited to join us this weekend (August 18 & 19) as we unpack these words of love and hope. We hope you will share this life changing journey to know and share God’s real love for real people.
Weekend Worship Service Times:
- Saturday at 5pm (Contemplative Service)
- Sunday at 9am (Traditional Service)
- Sunday at 11am (Contemporary Service)
Pearce family, you are invited to stop by the Family Ministries tables in the atrium the weekend of August 25 & 26 to learn how you can join our team of volunteers helping with Journey Kids and Journey Teens. We have many opportunities available, so there is a place for you! Begin praying about how God may be leading you and stop by to fill out an interest card next weekend.
Did you know that many in our community struggle to put food on the table? In addition to our Food Cupboard that regularly provides nonperishable food and personal care items to those in need, Pearce will also host a Foodlink Mobile Pantry in the Family Life Center on Saturday, September 15, from 9-11am. This mobile food pantry provides perishable food from Foodlink’s warehouse, providing fresh produce to those who need it most. If you would like to help make this important ministry happen, sign-up at the reception desk in the lobby. Help (everything from unloading the truck to setting up and distributing food) is needed on Saturday, September 15, from 7:30-11:30am in the Family Life Center. Contact Sue Smout at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Widows of Pearce will hold their second meeting on Thursday, August 23, at Churchville Park. All widows are invited. Please bring your own lunch and drink and plan to arrive at 11:30am. If you need a ride, or have questions, call Jean Ellinwood at 594-9647. (Driving directions: take Buffalo Road into Churchville, turn right at the light, just after the bridge, turn left into the park.)
You are invited to help with our Overflow College Ministry Fall Launch on September 7. The specifics of the event are still in process, BUT…we are looking for people to donate food items—specifically, hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, fruit salads, drinks, condiments, potato chips, dessert items, as well as people donating their time and grills to help cook the food and meet the college students. We are also planning to have some door prizes and raffle items that will draw college students into our ministry and family—e.g., gift cards, movie tickets, candy, coffee, tea, travel mugs, books, dorm supplies, etc. If you are interested in donating any of the above items or want to find out more, email Pastor Chris at email@example.com. Raffle donations can be dropped off at the Reception Desk starting this weekend, until September 4. Food donations must be dropped off at the Reception Desk on Friday, September 7. If you are donating hamburgers or hot dogs, please let Chris know as soon as possible.
We are very pleased to announce that we, along with Roberts, are inviting all RWC Freshmen to join us for church next Sunday, August 26, during our 11am service. We want the incoming students to know and feel that they belong and have a home here. If you would like to meet these students and offer them a warm welcome, join us at the 11am service that weekend.
In lieu of our regular Saturday evening service on September 8, we will have a Hymn Sing on Saturday, September 8, at 5pm in the Sanctuary. This Hymn Sing will help in setting the atmosphere for our entire weekend, welcoming Ephaste to Pearce on Sunday and celebrating all that God is doing all around our world.
Let’s roll out the red carpet for Ephaste, director of International Childcare Ministries Rwanda and our primary contact in Nzige, as he visits us this September! He’ll be arriving Saturday evening, September 8, so he won’t be able to make the Saturday service. But he will be with us all morning on Sunday, September 9.
Sunday, September 9
- 9-10:30am—Breakfast in the Family Life Center, you’ll have the opportunity to say a quick hello to Ephaste
- 11am—Combined Worship Service with celebratory music featuring many drums, and an interview style message from Ephaste and Pastor Roger
Tuesday, September 11
- 9am—Ephaste will greet the Pearce 4 Kids children and teachers and visit their classrooms
Wednesday, September 12
- 6:30pm—Q & A with Ephaste hosted by Pastor Wally; dessert will be served, too.
Our missions committee has scheduled a very full week for Ephaste while he is here. He will enjoy a picnic with our pastors and their spouses, have the opportunity to visit a city school, meet and get to know our missions committee, visit Pearce 4 Kids, eat lunch with the Pearce staff, visit Roberts Wesleyan College, have breakfast with our Official Board, enjoy a quick tour of Rochester, have dinner with us at a Savory Supper, and share in a Q & A session. Phew—he will not need to worry about being bored while he is here! After his time with us, he will spend time getting to know the church family at Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia. Pray that the many details needed will come together, for safety in his travels, and that this will be a wonderful time of us all getting to know each other.
We’re starting this school year with a new night for teen ministries! Journey Teens will gather on Sunday evenings from 6-8pm (instead of Wednesday nights), beginning September 9. Teens in 5th-12th grade will meet at the church in different locations. Be sure to read Pastor Kayleigh’s “Grape Juice Faith” blog posts to learn more about where teens will meet and what they will be learning and doing.
Golden Heirs is a group of seniors (55 and over) who meet each month, September-June, to share a meal and enjoy fellowship together. You’re invited to join other senior citizens of Pearce for lunch on Monday, September 10, at noon, for their first luncheon of this ministry year. Guest speaker is our own author and historian, Barbara Chapman. She will be sharing about the life of Mary Thorn, a Quaker Girl of Chili. It is interesting to hear stories that took place right around here! If you have questions or need a ride, please call Alberta Anderson 594-2667. No reservations necessary, just come and join the fun.