Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen. Get intentional about taking your marriage to the next level at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember, held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester March 2-4. Your getaway includes: Biblically-based insights from top speakers and marriage experts; relaxing time alone together, free from distractions; and helpful tools and resources for an immediate impact on your marriage. Visit weekendtoremember.com to learn more and to register.
Recovery Now, in partnership with the Town of Gates and Gates Police Department, is offering addiction support services at Gates to Recovery, on Thursdays from 5-8pm at Gates Town Hall, 1605 Buffalo Road. This group will answer questions you have regarding the disease of addiction, offer solutions to those with a substance use disorder, and support affected families. If you need immediate help, call the 24-hour helpline at 585-310-4080.
It Is a Crisis—The Opioid Epidemic Community Forum: A panel of experts from the Department of Health, Medical Examiner’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and a parent of a victim will lead a candid discussion on the crisis we face as a community. Wednesday, February 28, 6:30pm at the Churchville-Chili Performing Arts Center (use Entrance 1 of the high school, 5786 Buffalo Rd, Churchville).
Parents, did you know that our children’s Sunday school program, for kids in K-6th grade, is back up and running again? Drop your kids off in Parmerter Chapel (our temporary location), at 10am for Journey Kids, where kids come together for a large group worship experience and where K-5th graders are connected to small group leaders who will journey with them as they grow to look, live, and love like Jesus. 6th graders will discover how to use their gifts to serve as leaders in training. Our baby and preschool version of Journey Kids is also taking place in the nursery wing, for infants through age 5.
Small Groups for teens (7th-12th grade) continue this Sunday at 10am in the teen area. Join us as we grow to look, live, and love like Jesus! Then come back for Wednesday night Teen Ministry at 6:30pm as we continue our series: “Make it a Habit.” Make sure to bring your friends!
Two positions are open in our maintenance and custodial staff.
The first available position is a part-time cleaner, Monday-Friday (days may vary), from approximately 6-9pm. Weekend hours may also be needed, hours and need would vary. In general, this is an 8-15 hour/week position. Duties include cleaning and set-up/tear down of tables and chairs for ministry events and may also include snow shoveling or raking. This position is ideal for a high school or college student or a retiree.
The second available position is a full-time evening supervisor, to work with and oversee the evening and weekend cleaning crew. This is a staff position that would require some mechanical ability. Candidate must take ownership for set-up/tear down for events, schedule the staff, oversee all evening and weekend custodial staff, and be responsible to close and secure the building.
Interested persons should send their resume to Bob Antes at email@example.com. Call Bob at 585-594-9488 with questions.
We invite you to join us in our “Pray for One” initiative. As we awaken each morning, before our feet hit the floor, we are asking our God of unfailing love to show us one person that needs to know and see His love today. And as we launch into the adventure of the day, we keep listening to that still small voice to show us our opportunity to share His unfailing love. We look forward to hearing many stories of how the Lord is moving in our Pearce family.
Thank you for your faithful support of our food cupboard that allows us to provide families who are in need with food and personal care items throughout the year.
Current needs are paper towels, Jiffy mix, Ramen noodles, and jelly. (We are filled to overflowing with cans of kidney beans and pinto beans, so those are not needed at this time—thanks!) Donations can be left in the shopping cart in our atrium at any time.
Financial donations are also accepted and used to purchase items and materials to sustain our cupboard.
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.