Peachtree Baptist Church
2108 Briarcliff Road NE
Peachtree Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA 30329
V O L U M E 1 4 , N U M B E R 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 0
Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts
OF THE NEW As many of you know, ship hall beginning at
Peachtree has been going On Sunday, January 9:45 am. We will join
through a process of re- 31st, all Sunday morning together for a time of
CONSTITUTION defining our Constitution reflection and assess-
SUNDAY and By-laws. In particular, ment of our spiritual
we are seeking to incor- gifts. We have all been
porate all of our members blessed with incredible
10TH, 2010 into areas of service or gifts that God can use to
4:00 PM ministry that utilize their build the Church and to
particular gifts. During make a difference in this
the month of January, What gift have you been world. Please join us in
worship and preaching discovering and celebrat-
THIS ISSUE: will center around helping ing the many gifts of
us to better understand Bible study classes are those in our Peachtree
Families with 2
our call to exercise our invited to a church-wide family.
spiritual gifts. gathering in the fellow-
Young at 2
Music Notes 3
From A Servant’s Heart
Student 3 As we begin a new year and a new decade teams.
Ministry together, we will be doing so with a new Every member of the church will serve
church constitution. This may not sound on one of the ministry teams.
Upcoming 4 exciting to you now, but when you wrap Members will have a “sabbatical” year
your hands, head, and heart around this new of rest after serving for three years.
Upcoming 4 way of being and doing church, I believe The work of the teams will be coordi-
Events that you will find a great deal to be excited nated by a church council which is com-
about. The new Constitution will be posed of the leaders of each of the four
presented to the church on Sunday, January ministry teams.
10th, 2010 at 4:00 pm., and will be voted on Our hope is that with this new constitu-
for adoption by the church at the church tion that we will increase both involvement
conference at the end of February. and ownership in our church and its minis-
Here are a few of the major points of this tries. Get excited! We don’t just have a new
wonderful new document: year, we have a new way of being church.
All of the ministry/work of the church God’s Servant,
will be accomplished by four ministry Robert H. Walker, Jr.
Memo to Little Monkeys
Peachtree kids; you are out of across the street to enjoy
school on Monday, January lunch at Moe’s Southwest Grill.
18th in observance of Dr. Mar- We are eating mexican/
tin Luther King Junior’s Birth- southwest food AFTER going
day. Don’t let your parents to Monkey Joe’s so that we
convince you that you have to don’t have any sick little mon-
do something educational or keys. Monkey Joe’s is located
visit relatives that day. Instead at 4023 Lavista Rd Ste 230,
come monkey around with Tucker, GA 30084 and Moe’s
other Peachtree kids and par- is located at 4030 Lavista Rd,
ents at Monkey Joe’s at North- in Tucker. Tell your parents
lake. We will gather at Mon- that they get in free to Monkey
key Joe’s at 10:00 am for a Joe’s but that it costs kids $5 a
couple of hours of play time on piece to play at Joe’s. Let
their inflatables. After bounc- Clayton know if you plan to
ing for a while we will go attend.
Financial Peace University Returns
Peachtree is beginning an- week for 13 weeks to payable by check to Peach-
other semester of FPU. watch a video lesson and tree Baptist Church.
Financial Peace University participate in discussion
(FPU) is Dave Ramsey’s life- groups.
You can sign up by calling
changing program that
the church office (404)634-
teaches you to achieve
The Free Preview will be at 2463.
your financial goals by elimi-
4 PM on Sunday January
nating debt, saving for the
24th and classes will begin
future, and giving like never
on January 31st at 4 PM.
before. Class members
meet with their class each The cost of materials is $99
“Better Than Leftovers”
The Peachtree Young at Heart accompanies “Better Than are salads, soups and sand-
are dinning out again and you Leftovers.” On Monday, Janu- wiches that average under $10.
do not want to miss the good ary 25th the group will enjoy Because of the limited parking
food and fellowship that always lunch at The Red Snapper at at the restaurant you are in-
12:00 pm. The Red Snapper is vited to meet at the church at
located at 2100 Cheshire 11:45 am and carpool to the
Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, GA restaurant. If you have sugges-
30324 and their phone number tions for future dinning places
is 404.634.8947. Lunch en- please submit those to Clay-
trees average $10 and there ton.
PEACHTREE BAP TIST CH URCH
VOLUME 14, NUMBER1 PAGE 3
following dates: a reunion of singers from the Semi-
Wednesday, Jan. 6: Children’s nary Choir of the Southern Baptist
Choirs, Youth Choir, Sanctu- Theological Seminary from 1985-
ary Choir. 2000. Conducted by Dr. John
Dickson of Mercer University, this
Sunday, January 24, Peachtree is the first reunion gathering of
Many thanks to all the people in Bells at 8:45 singers from this historic institu-
our music ministry who contrib- Monday, January 25, Senior tion. SBTS trained generations of
uted to the beautiful worship ser- Bells and Prayer Group, 10:00, church musicians before closing the
vices in December. We are blessed 11:00 School of Church Music last spring.
by your musical gifts and commit- We are very pleased to be hosting PBC is honored to host the retreat
ment to our congregation! and concert that will take place this
an historic event at PBC on January
After a short break for the holi- 22-23. The Diaspora Choir will month. Please extend our warmest Mark your
days, our various choirs and ensem- be presenting a concert on Satur- PBC hospitality to these wonderful
musicians. calendars now
bles will resume rehearsals on the day, Jan. 23 at 3:00. This choir is
Student Ministry Madness in
This new year also presents and Bible study Wednesday will leave PBC at 8:30am
many exciting opportunities nights at 6:30pm. Also in and head to Macon for a $30 deposit is
for youth to gather for fel- January… day of worship and fun. due January
lowship, spiritual growth and SNL at Druid Hills There will be food, in-
mission. Wade Church con- Baptist Church: flatables, and a Mercer
tinues to lead Sunday morn- Sunday, Jan. 24th @ 6pm Men’s Basketball Game.
ing Bible Study at 9:45 am in We will return to PBC
Mercer Youth Day:
the youth room and we con- by 7:30pm.
Saturday, Jan. 30th. We
tinue to meet for fellowship
PBC on Mission
Benevolence Ministry: January Mission Emphasis: and distributing insecti-
Peachtree continues to prepare Did you know that malaria, not cide treated mosquito
and serve dinner at the Druid AIDS, is the #1 killer in Africa? nets free to African fami-
Hills Men’s Shelter two nights Today, 10,000 people will die of lies. In January, we are
each month. Join us on the 2nd malaria, a disease spread by collecting funds to sup-
and 4th Tuesdays every month parasites transmitted by mos- port this ministry. One
(that will be Jan. 12th and quitoes. His Nets is a non- net costs less than $6 and if properly cared
26th) - either meet at the profit organization which pro- for can protect an entire family for 4-5
church at 5:30pm to help pre- vides a Christian response to years. Please mark your contributions “His
pare or meet at the shelter at the global malaria by purchasing Nets”.
6:45pm to serve.
Rev. Dr. Robert H. Walker, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Alicia W. Walker
Associate Pastor for Music And
Rev. Susan Rogers January 3rd Gifts & Giving
Rev. Clayton Davis
Associate Pastor January 10th The Gift of Baptism
Mr. Todd Arant
Associate Minister of Music
January 17th Spiritual Gifts
Mrs. Megan W. Broadhead I Corinthians 12:1-11
January 24th The Gift of Unity
Mrs. Ayoung Lee
I Corinthians 12:12-31
Mr. Lamar Savage January 31st The Greater Gifts
Organist I Corinthians 13
Mr. Chris Purser
Mr. George Townsend
Peachtree Baptist Church is a historic church with a rich
Save the Date!
heritage and a progressive vision, a diverse community
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day this
unified in faith and mission. An autonomous body com-
year with a brunch on Sunday, February
mitted to Christ, we partner with ministries in our commu-
nity and around the world to extend the love and grace of 14th. Make it a date!
God to all. A non-judgmental congregation, we welcome Our Ash Wednesday service will be
all who wish to join us on their personal journey of faith; February 17th at 6:15pm in the
our hearts and doors are open to everyone.