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BLOOD DRIVE


Peace Church is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Walk-ins are accepted but it is best to make an appointment. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code PEACELUTHERAN.

Save time at the blood drive by using RapidPass. On the day of the drive, log on to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to read the required material and answer all the health history questions in advance. Print out the verification form or sent it to your email where you can access it electronically with a smartphone. Verification forms are required to be shown at the blood drive.

Every donor is warmly welcomed at Peace and will be offered a beverage and a cup of homemade and/or a slice of homemade pie, along with the regular snacks provided by the Red Cross. Thank you!



CHASING CORAL SCREENING


About 40 people gathered recently at Peace to watch the film 'Chasing Coral.' It was a very moving experience. A big thank you to OurNest and all who attended.

On the one hand, we learned that one-third of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died in repeated mass bleaching events caused by global warming. Even if the countries of the world meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Accord (itself far from certain) it is estimated that as much as 90 percent of all corals will die within coming decades. More than 50 million people around the world depend on coral reefs for food, income, and coastal protection.

On the other hand, we see dedicated scientists and researchers racing against time to increase awareness of this problem, and seeking ways to restore coral reefs where possible. We discussed the gact that we have to enact a policy to rapidly replace fossil fuels with low-carbon energy sources, or the scientists' efforts to save the remaining reefs will be overwhelmed by routine bleaching events.

If you missed the film, you can get more information and watch the trailer at www.chasingcoral.com. The documentary is available at Netflix. Watch and share!



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 9/5/2018.

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