April 2015

Tidings of Peace
The Official Newsletter of Peace United Methodist Church
5520 Ravenna Ave. N.E.; Louisville, Ohio 44641
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Nancy Conley
Phone: 330-875-5496
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: peace5520.com
Adult Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship / Kids Club - 10:30 AM
April 2015
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For a list of scheduled stops, go our website,
peace5520.com, and go to our “Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ’s)” tab.
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He is not here; for he has been raised, as he
~ Matthew 28:6
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and
peace as you trust in him, so that you may
overflow with hope by the power of the Holy
~ Romans 15:13
From Our Missions Committee:
Our coin drive for Heifer International will
wrap up on Easter Sunday, April 5th. Please
drop off your milk carton by that time. If you
were unable to pick up a milk carton during
our coin drive, please consider sending a
check (payable to Peace UMC with “Heifer”
on your memo line). We thank you for your
Several members of the Peace Church family
will be leaving to join the Joy in Missions team
(from Jefferson United Methodist Church) on
their Mission Trip to Oak Hill, West Virginia
from April 12th - 18th. The purpose of this trip
is to repair homes in the area for people in
need. Even if you are not going down this
year, you can still get involved with this
mission effort by donating cash and
casseroles for the trip. The money will go
towards gasoline and other supplies; the
casseroles will be used for meals during the
week. We ask that all cash donations be
turned in to the church no later than Sunday,
April 5th (Easter Sunday); make checks
payable to Peace UMC, with “Mission Trip” on
your memo line. Casseroles can be dropped
off at the church kitchen no later than Friday,
April 10th (casseroles must be fully-cooked
and frozen).
We drop off the tabs to the elementary
schools, who collects the tabs as part of a
recycling drive. Twice during the school year,
the class that collects the most weight in pull
tabs win a pizza party.
The schools will then send the pull tabs to the
Grange. Every October, at their conventions,
the Grange collects the tabs from all over the
state, averaging about 1000 – 2000 pounds
of pull tabs. After checking for the best price,
the Grange sends the tabs out for recycling.
Money received from the recycling is then
sent to the Ohio School for the Deaf, located
in Columbus. The School is open to anyone
who is deaf, residing in the state of Ohio.
The pull tabs are not just found on pop cans;
any can with a pull tab (soup, fruit, etc.) will
be accepted. Continue to drop off those pull
tabs! Thanks again for your help!
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As you prepare for spring cleaning at your
home, consider donating your unwanted
items to our annual Rummage Sale.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit our Faith
Promise projects. Your items may be placed
in the basement area below the Sanctuary.
The dates for this year’s Rummage Sale will
be Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th.
Thanks for your support!
We thank you for dropping off those pull tabs
at our Missions table. You’re probably
wondering what we do with all those tabs:
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Note of Thanks:
Dear Peace Church Family,
Over the years that I have been at Peace
Church, I have experienced your love and
caring. Your acceptance of Doug during the
many years that he was sick was a big
blessing to our family. I want to thank all of
you who sent cards, notes of encouragement
to us and prayed for us.
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Youth Musicale News:
Auditions are set to begin for the new season
of Youth Musicale. All interested youth
entering high school this fall, plus any 2015
graduates, are invited to attend one of the
auditions listed below. Adults are also needed
to help with camp and touring.
Audition dates and locations are:
April 11th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at
Sunbury UMC (101 West Cherry Street in
April 18th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at
First Church of the Nazarene (522 30th St.
NW in Canton)
To schedule an audition time, or if you are
unable to attend one of the scheduled
sessions, please contact Randy and Joy
Claes at 330-495-8479 on e-mail at
[email protected]
A link to Youth Musicale’s website can be
found on our website, peace5520.com.
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For a child has been born for us, a son given
to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and
he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty
God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
~ Isaiah 9:6c
I also want to thank you for the generous
Christmas gift.
In Christ’s Love,
Linda Parsons
Proverbs 3:5-6
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Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Craig Switzer
Arlene Brown
Aaron & Tiffany Bateman
Sue Monroe
Laura Vernon
Debbie Lindner
Travis Miller
Jerold Cline
Jerry & Norene McEowen
Craig & Lori Switzer
Jerold & Sheri Cline
Larry & Marge Houze
Marge Houze
Tim Meister
Travis & Kim Miller
Tiffany Bateman
Taylor Kerr
Tim & Molly Meister
Lonnie & Nancy Springer
Allen & Beverly Kemp
Do we have your birthday / anniversary on
our records? Let the church office know so
that we may celebrate your special day!
District News:
March 22: Bending down again, he wrote
some more in the dirt. ~ John 8:8
Save the date:
Tuscarawas District Spring Conference
Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
201 West High Ave. in New Philadelphia
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March 29 (Palm Sunday): “I tell you,” he
replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry
out.” ~ Luke 19:40
April 4 (Easter Sunday): At this, she turned
around and saw Jesus standing there, but
she did not realize that it was Jesus.
~ John 20:14
From the Worship Committee:
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Join the Worship Committee in the Sanctuary
each Sunday at 10:00 AM as they pray
together over the worship service. All Prayer
Warriors are invited to attend.
LITURGISTS NEEDED – looking for people
willing to serve to be a part of the Sunday
morning worship service. Look for the sign-up
sheet at the Project Mark Ministries table. See
Pastor Nancy for more information.
Worship Committee is looking for someone to
help with the Sound Room on select Sunday
mornings. Contact Dave Bateman or Jerry
McEowen if you are interested.
As the Lenten season concludes and we
await the arrival of Easter Sunday, we offer
you the Bible memory verses associated with
our sermon series on MUD:
February 22: The Lord God formed man from
the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and the man
became a living being. ~ Genesis 2:7
March 8: God clogged the wheels of their
chariots; they were stuck in the mud.
~ Exodus 14:25a
March 15: Then he spit on the ground, made
mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over
the blind man’s eyes. ~ John 9:6
From the Education Committee:
WOW! – we found ourselves truly blessed
over another successful Easter Bible School.
A record 36 children attended the March 21st
EBS! We thank God (through Him, all things
are possible) for overseeing this event; we
thank the parents in the area for allowing their
children to spend the day with us; however,
this EBS would not have been possible if not
for the dozens of volunteers who gave up a
good amount of their Saturday to come in and
work with the kids. GOD IS GOOD! See you
in December for our Christmas Bible School!
currently in the Book of Ephesians, as part of
our Bible Study, “God’s Electric Power
Company”. Session times are Tuesday
afternoons at 2:00 PM and Wednesday
evenings at 6:30 PM. Pick a day that fits your
schedule and come join us!
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Camp News:
The Project Mark Ministries table has
information available on this year’s East Ohio
Summer Camp program. Camps Aldersgate,
Asbury and Wanake have a full summer of
activities for children of all ages. Financial
assistance is available for help with camp
fees. You can also check out the Camp
website at: www.eocsummercamps.org.
From the Project Mark Ministries:
Are You on the “Call-Em-All” Call List?
He (Jesus) said to them, “Go into all the world
and preach the gospel to all creation.”
~ Mark 16:15 (NIV)
“Call-Em-All” is the method we are currently
using to get prayer concerns and other
announcements to the congregation. We
have all the church members phone numbers
entered into the system. We have used it
most to share prayer concerns. If we should
ever need to cancel worship services,
committee meetings or other activites, for
whatever reason, we would also use this. You
will receive a phone call and the caller I.D. is
the church's phone number. Then there will
be someone sharing a recorded message. If
you want to hear it repeated, it will tell you
which number to push for a repeat of the
message. We have multiple sub-groups listed
- like different committees, Ad. Council, etc.
Thus, we can call only people who need to
know certain info. The calls are made
simultaneously and two attempts are made to
reach each number. All are informed in a very
short time. Delores Andrews and Pastor
Nancy are currently the ones who record the
Do you know anyone who will be graduating
this spring? Leave a note at the church office
of the graduate’s name and school, and we
will put it in next month’s newsletter.
Check out the Book Exchange, located next
to the Project Mark table. You can find some
great reading here, free for the taking. You
can also drop off books that you feel others
would enjoy. Need a Bible, take a Bible; have
a Bible, leave a Bible. You can also take a
copy of our United Methodist Hymnal; they
make great devotional reading.
Got a movie idea for our Movie Night outings?
Let Dave Bateman know and he’ll check it
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Finance Report:
General Fund:
Balance as of 2/1:
February Income:
February Expenses:
Balance as of 2/28:
Balance as of 2/1:
February Income:
February Expenses:
Balance as of 2/28:
If you would like to be added to the “Call-EmAll” call list, stop by the Project Mark
Ministries table and sign up, or contact
Delores or Pastor Nancy.
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His authority shall grow continually, and there
shall be endless peace for the throne of David
and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold
it with justice and with righteousness from this
time onward and forevermore.
~ Isaiah 9:7
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Community News:
Collection Connection:
The Louisville Community Cupboard is open
the first and third Thursday of each month
from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Kountz Memorial
Lutheran Church (930 S. Nickelplate).
Please support these year-round collection
The Louisville Meal Center provides a
nutritious meal for those in need. The Meal
Center is open the first Thursday of the month
from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM and is located at the
First Assembly of God of Louisville (1921 W.
Main St.).
Fairhope United Methodist Church (5660
Louisville St.) provides a free hot meal every
third Saturday of the month from 5:00 PM
until 6:00 PM. Everyone welcome!
Mercy Medical Center Hospice reaches out to
those who have lost their spouse by hosting a
monthly breakfast. The Men’s Breakfast is
held on the 2nd Friday of each month at the
Canton Regency Retirement Community
(4515 22nd Street N.W.). The Women’s
breakfast is held the 3rd Thursday of each
month at The Inn at Belden Village (3927 38th
Street N.W.). Join Hospice volunteers in a
relaxed and friendly environment to socialize
with others who understand. RSVPs can be
made by calling Hospice at 234-203-3222 or
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We are collecting magazines (up to 3 months
old) for the residents of Green Meadows.
Please drop them off in the box in the
The Missions Committee is collecting Box
Tops For Education and Campbell Soup
Labels. They are also collecting old
eyeglasses. These items may be dropped off
anytime at the Missions table in the Narthex.
CANS FOR THE KIDS - drop off your
aluminum cans in support of our Youth
Ministries. The collection box is located just
outside the Fellowship Hall. As you are
dropping off the cans, consider removing the
pull tabs and leave them at the Missions
table. Thank you!
Let us recycle your empty printer ink and
copier toner cartridges. All cartridges will be
turned in at Staples for store credit for future
office supply purchases. The cartridges can
be dropped off anytime at the Project Mark
Ministries table.
The Kairos Prison Ministry is in need of
unused greeting cards for all occasions. A
collection box is available at the Project Mark
Ministries table.
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Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his
mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of
power; praise him for his surpassing
greatness. Praise him with the sounding of
the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise
him with the strings and pipe, praise him with
the clash of cymbals, praise him with
resounding cymbals. Let everything that has
breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.
~ Psalm 150:1-6
Emmaus News:
The East Ohio Emmanuel Emmaus will hold
its monthly gathering on Saturday, April 18th
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Faith United
Methodist Church (300 9th St. NW in North
Upcoming Walks:
Men’s: May 28th to 31st
Women’s: June 4th to 7th
Come join the growing number of Peace
Church members who have made this
pilgrimage. See Pastor Nancy for an
application (applications must be turned in no
later than 2 weeks from the scheduled Walk).
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Get caught up on all the latest Emmaus news
by visiting their website, which is linked to our
website, peace5520.com.
Jesus gave them this answer: ”I tell you the
truth, the Son can do nothing by himself, he
can do only what he sees his Father doing,
because whatever the Father does, the Son
also does.”
~ John 5:19
Peace United Methodist Church
5520 Ravenna Ave. N.E.
Louisville, OH 44641