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SEASON OF ADVENT


During the weeks of Advent, the future and past mingle together as we celebrate the Christ who came and is yet to come. Memories, inherited through scripture and tradition, are sparked in order to feed tomorrow's hope. This is a waiting time, when God creates desire within us.

Pastor Debbie's current 95 Acts of Service postings will include an Advent devotion and prayer throughout the season. Our worship times at Peace will be as follows:

Dec. 21: Blue Christmas, 7 p.m.; creating sacred space and pause for remembering those we miss and for those living in times of loss.

Dec. 24: Fourth Sunday in Advent, 9 a.m. service only.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; carols, candles, children's story, Christmas proclamation, and Holy Communion.

Dec. 25: Christmas Day, 9 a.m.; spoken Holy Communion service.



SOUNDS OF THE SEASON


Peace Band members will be joining Pastor Debbie for parish visits to offer Christmas carols as she brings communion, prayer, and fellowship to those who are unable to come to worship. Anyone who is interested in joining one's voice to sing or pray may join in. The visiting group will depart church at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

If anyone is interested in offering sacred music for Christmas Eve worship, whether voice or instrumental, please contact band leader Jason Wells-Jensen by Dec. 17. Thank you!



Our Mission ... Creating Christ-Connected Community

Who's welcome here ... Everyone

Blessing the ground

Peace is an inclusive community open to all regardless of ability, age, church experience, race, creed, gender, cultural background, political bias or sexual orientation. One's presence is all that is needed to participate in the life of Peace.

Who are we ... A Water Family

In the freeing, living waters of baptism, we are joined to Christ and to one another as brothers and sisters called to be servants of God's grace in the world.

The community life of Peace is grounded in worship and dedicated to being active in mission, celebrating, learning, and sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus. Peace is a growing and generous congregation that offers a sense of belonging and friendship filled with a great spirit of cooperation and support.

Established in 1969, Peace is an active member of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Where are we ... Bowling Green, Ohio

Peace Church is located at 1021 West Wooster Street, near the corner of West Wooster and Martindale, with our south entrance and additional parking at the corner of Pearl and Martindale. Peace is just west of Wood County hospital and next door to the fire station (click here for a map).

Worship ...

stained glass window (© Suncreek UMC) depicting bread and chaliceWorship is primary and central to the community life at Peace. It is a sacred time to connect with God's Spirit and one another. Worship at Peace is casual and uplifting. It celebrates God's love for all and it builds one another up for Christ's sake in the world.

Holy Communion, where bread is broken, wine is poured and the Lord's meal is shared, is celebrated each week at each service. It is open to all. There are no requirements, restrictions or judgement on whether you participate or not!

Everyone is welcome at worship, from the youngest and most energetic to the more slow and steady in pace!

For those who choose, a nursery for the wee ones is available but is not staffed. You are welcome to play in there with your children during worship if needed.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (419-352-0241 or pastordeb@peacechurchbg.org). You are welcome here!

Peace,

Pastor Debbie Conklin

Stained glass window image © Suncreek United Methodist Church, used with permission.

This page updated 12/8/2017

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