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S u n d ay , d e c e m b e r 13 , 2 0 0 9
                                                                                   EVE NTS

                          Decem b er 13, 2009

     WELCOME to this special service celebrating Friendship at Christmas.
              Please join us for a reception in the Williams center after worship.

    Weekly recommended resource                Peachtree’s Centennial Pictorial
    The Four Loves                             Directory
    by c .s. Lewis                             as we look backward to thank God
    a candid, wise, and warmly                 for his faithfulness in the history of our
                                               church, this directory will remind us of
    personal book in which Lewis               God’s continued blessings on Peachtree.
    explores the possibilities and             Pictures will be taken in December and
    problems of the four basic                 January. Don’t miss this opportunity for
    kinds of human love- affection,            you or your family to be a part of the
                                               directory. all participants will get a free
                                               8x10 photo and a copy of the directory.
                                               Make your appointment today in the
                                               Williams Center or go online at www.
                                     , click the Peachtree’s
                                               Centennial Pictorial Directory link in the
                                               News & Events section, or call

                                               Crossroads Career Network:
                                               Are you looking for a job and need
                                               help in finding one?
                                               Then come to The Lodge on Thursday
    friendship, erotic love, and               nights in December. Our next coaching
    the love of God. “Immensely                and mentoring session for job seekers
    worthwhile for its simplicity...a          is on Thursday—12/17 from 5:30-7:30.
                                               Information contact chuck roberts at
    rare and memorable book”.         or visit www.
              —sydney J. harris, publisher

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welcom e                              welcom e
       TO Pe achTree Presby TerIan church
             Where everyone’s welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything is possible.

       TODay In WOrshIP, December 13, 2009
       This morning, Dr. Vic Pentz will preach at 8:45, 10 and 11:15 a.m., as we
       continue our sermon series The Four Loves. The scripture for today’s sermon,
       “TGIFriends” is matthew 2:1-12. Rev. Bryan Dunagan will be preaching
       at the 11:05 service in The Gym.

       TODay Is The ThIrD sunDay OF aDVenT
       advent is a season of watchfulness. advent candles help us keep watch for the light
       of christ. each week the light increases as a new candle is lit to join the ones that have
       already been illuminated until finally all the candles will be lit as we celebrate the birth
       of Jesus christ on christmas eve.
       cOnnecT WITh Our cOmmunITy
       Come down to “Take 10” in the Williams center immediately after the service.
       you’ll find coffee, lemonade and a cookie waiting.

       FOr Our GuesTs
       • Take a tour of Peachtree every first Sunday, immediately following each service.
         meet in the Williams center.
       • Find out more at our “ Welcome To Peachtree” reception every 2nd Sunday at
         11 a.m., st. andrews room 2209. you will meet our pastor Vic Pentz and other staff
         and leaders. Next date: January 10.
       • Join Peachtree at “Exploring Peachtree”- An Orientation for New Members in
         Room 2315, 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Next class: January 10.
         you’ll get vital information about faith in Jesus christ and expectations for members
         of our community. at the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to
         meet our session and join Peachtree. For information or class registration contact
         Dee Dee Lynch at (404) 842-5825, or e-mail

       as we prepare to worship we ask that all cell phones and beepers be turned off and that food and
       drinks remain outside the sanctuary. Parents, we want this time of worship to be a meaningful
       experience for you. If, during the service, your child needs attention, the Parlor (room 3319) is
       available to you. The room is equipped with comfortable furniture and closed-circuit TV so you
       can continue to participate in the worship service while tending to the needs of your child.

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                                              c e L e b r aT I O n O F

                                    Decemeber 13, 2009 | 8:45, 10:00
                                                             third sunday in advent
                                                                                      and   11:15 a . m .   services

          Welcome to Worship!       assem b Le I n GOD’s nam e
              One of God’s          Prelude In the Bleak Midwinter .......................................Gustav holst
          greatest gifts to us is                                                 arr. by Karen buckwalter
                                                                  The chancel bells
          the gift of friendship.
            amazingly, Jesus        Introit Masters in this Hall…………………….. arr. shaw-Parker
             chose to call us                                      The chancel choir
           friends rather than
             servants. What              Masters in this hall, hear ye news to-day
                                         Brought from over sea, and ever I you pray :
             friends are you
          especially thankful for        Refrain :
          as you enter worship           Nowell ! Nowell ! Nowell ! Nowell, sing we clear !
                 today?                  Holpen are folk on earth, born is God’s son so dear :
                                         Nowell ! Nowell ! Nowell ! Nowell, sing we loud !
                                         God today hath poor folk raised and cast a-down the proud.

                                    call to Worship
           The first line of this
           much loved hymn          Prayer of adoration
          was originally written
            in 1739 as “hark
                                    GIVe PraIse TO GOD
            how all the welkin
                                    **hymn of Praise
          rings.” The composer,        Hark! the Herald Angels Sing ...................................... mendelssohn
             charles Wesley,           see page 7
           changed the words
                                    Placement of the bible and Lighting of the advent Wreath
           in 1743 to what we
            sing today: “hark,
            the herald angels
           sing.” you can hear
            a strong statement
          of the doctrine of the
           incarnation in verse
          2: “Veiled in flesh the
           Godhead see, hail
           the incarnate deity.”
                                    *Those who are able, please stand. **Ushers will seat latecomers at this time.

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                                   Prayer of confession
                                   merciful God, Like the wise men who sought you long ago,
                                   our journey toward you has been made in the company of
                                   others. We confess that we do not always accept the grace
  are you in a small               of friendship. We are sometimes competitive with others
   group or want to                and we fear them. We are often proud, and our pride
 dig into the sermon               leaves us lonely. remind us today that you have entered
     text? sermon                  our world to shatter our loneliness. help us to follow you
                                   as we offer and receive the blessing of friendship. hear the
    study questions
                                   silent confessions we offer now in the name of the one who
 are available in the              called us friends . . .
  “news and events”
    section at www.            assurance of God’s Forgiveness
                               *congregational response
                                  O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
                                  Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today.
                                  We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
                                  O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!

                               **Life of the congregation

                                Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
                                    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
                                    Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
                                    Give us this day our daily bread,
                                    And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,
                                    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
                                    For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

                               Offering Our Gifts

                               *Those who are able, please stand. **Ushers will seat latecomers at this time.

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“nowell” is an english         The First Nowell .......................................... arr. by mack Wilberg
    rendering of the                                               The chancel choir
 French word “noel.”                         The first Nowell the angel did say,
     The word itself                         Was to certain poor shepherd’s in fields as they lay,
comes from the Latin                         In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
                                             On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
   “natalis” meaning                         Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
    birth or birthday.                       Born is the King of Israel.
 note how the words                          They looked up and saw a star,
   “us all” in the final                     Shining in the east beyond them far,
                                             And to the earth it gave great light,
  stanza speak to the                        And so it continued both day and night.
  company of God’s                           Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
   people across the                         Born is the King of Israel.
 ages. We praise God
                                              Then let us all with one accord,
with believers in ages                        Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord,
  past, singing as one                        That hath made heav’n and earth of nought,
     body of christ.                          And with his blood mankind hath bought.
                                              Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell!
                                              Born is the King of Israel.

                           *Doxology (all singing)............................................................... old hundredth
                              Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
     In Dulci Jubilo is       Praise Him, all creatures here below;
     one of the oldest        Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
    hymns we continue         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
        to sing, with
     words and music       LIsTen TO GOD’s WOrD reaD an D
    dating back nearly     PrOcLaI m eD
     600 years. John       sermon series: The Four Loves
    mason neale, who       scripture: matthew 2:1-12, (pew bible, pages 1497-1498)
     also wrote Good       sermon: “TGIFriends” ...........................................................Dr. Vic Pentz
     King Wenceslas,                                                                                       senior Pastor
       translated the      GO I n GOD’s nam e
    hymn into english.     *hymn of response
                                 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice .................................... in dulci jublio
                                 see page 8
                           *Invitation and benediction

                           *Postlude ........................................................................ nicholas bowden

                           *Those who are able, please stand. **Ushers will seat latecomers at this time.

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                               LeaDI nG Th e WOrsh I P
    8:45 , 10:00, & 11:15      Vic Pentz, senior pastor, preaching
                   *11:05      bryan Dunagan, teaching pastor
                     8:45      marnie crumpler, executive pastor
                               Jay madden, pastor for mission
                    10:00      chuck roberts, pastor for worklife and community
                               Vicki Franch, pastor for pastoral care
                   *11:05      Joe ryan, director, student ministries
                    11:15      mark crumpler, pastor for teaching and spiritual formation
                               allen Thompson, pastor for evangelism

                               LeaDInG The musIc
        8:45, 10 & 11:15       The chancel choir
                               The chancel bells

                               mary hoffman, director of music ministries
                               chris barry, director of handbells
                               nicholas bowden, principal organist
                   *11:05      ryan horne, worship leader

                               *11:05 worship   service, gym

                               eLDers PLacInG The bIbLe anD
                               PrayInG FOr The WOrshIP serVIce
                               8:45       mike Johnson
                               10:00      nevelle Johnson
                               11:15      Doug Justice

                               FamILIes LIGhTInG The aDVenT canDLe
                               8:45       Paul and Donna hyland, John and brooke
                               10:00      mercer and mary Dye, Jennifer and Kelly Parker,
                                          Gabriel and Gavin
                               11:15      matt and anne Park hopkins and Peter
                               11:05      Travis and amanda Kelley, Lauren and reagan

                                The beautiful flowers in the sanctuary this morning are given
                                       to the glory of God and in Loving memory of
                                                     Daniel L. Bouck, Sr.
                                      by his wife Peggy and his son Daniel bouck, Jr.

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     WeLcOme TO PeachTree

     S u N DAy WO R S h i P S E RV i C E S
     • 8:20 a.m.      Communion Service, Wilson Chapel
     • 8:45 a.m.      Service, Sanctuary
     • 10 a.m.        Service, Sanctuary
     • 11:05 a.m.     Service, Gym
     • 11:15 a.m.     Service, Sanctuary

     Worship Broadcasts
     aIb – sunday at 10 a.m., monday and Wednesday at 9 p.m.
     aIb is now a digital channel on comcast.

     Live webcast on sundays at 8:45, 10 and 11:15 a.m. worship services. an archive of all
     sermons is available on demand at
     We invite our guests to park in our new Dogwood Deck across the street from the
     Peachtree Express- Satellite Parking for Sunday Services
     securITIes cenTer
     securities center is located at 3500 Piedmont rd. buses run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
     buses pick up at the loading dock at the end of the property closest to Peachtree st.

     caTes cenTer
     cates center is located at 110 east andrews Dr., between West Paces Ferry and
     roswell road. buses run from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

     POWers Ferry square
     Powers Ferry square is ½ mile north of the church on the west side of roswell road.
     buses run from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

     at the church, buses drop off and pick up at the Welcome center. Window signs indicate
     the parking site served. Detailed maps are available in the Welcome center and on
     Peachtree’s website at

     The bookstore is located in the Welcome center. an audio cD copy of today’s sermon is
     available for purchase in the bookstore following the 10 a.m. service.
     monday–Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
     sunday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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FInD a
      TO GROW In yOur reLaTIOnshIP
            WITh GOD anD OThers

  Women »p.14-15                             Music Ministry »p.16
  • Word before Work bible study             • sing with the choir for christmas eve!
  • mOPs (mothers of Preschoolers)           • adults: chancel choir, celebration
  • mOPs Volunteers                            ringers, chancel bells
  • Women’s community bible study (Wcbs)     • students Grades 7 – 12: Peachtree
                                               youth choir, Peachtree youth bells
  • The amazing collection bible study
                                             • children Grades 4 – 6: Kingdom
                                               singers, Peachtree bells
  Men »p.15
                                             • children Grades 1 – 3: Praise singers,
  • IrOnmen
                                               Praise ringers
  Adults »p.15                               • 4-year-Olds – Pre-1st Grade: cherub choir
  • mariners class special Guest
                                             Open to All »p.17-18
  university Ministries »p.15                • blue christmas service
  • Peachtree u                              • amazing collection bible study
                                             • Thursday noon Time of Prayer
  Students »p.16                             • Peachtree christmas cards On sale
  • high school: Wired, Ten6                 • Prayer of Dedication
  • middle school: Plugged-In, Outlet
  • Fifty6: sunday mornings, sunday          Grand Adults »p.19
    services                                 • LIFesPan resources’ Day club
                                             • Friday bible study
                                             • quesT
  Children »p.16
                                             • handyman Guild
  • Preschool registration
  • God’s Little Garden, The Pond, KidJam,
    The Zone

W W W. P e ac h T r e e P r e s . O r G                                              11
                        OPEN TO ALL                                                   Room               Time
classes & communities
                        sola scriptura (bible study)                                  4303               8:55
                        The hope class (adults with developmental disabilities)       2102               10:00
                        Latitude and Longitude (God’s Work in the World)              2303               11:15
                        The amazing collection (bible study)                          2309               11:15

                        yOuNG ADuLTS: 20S— EARLy 30S                                  Room               Time
                        renewal (twentysomethings)                                    2402               10:00
                        Foundations (engaged, newly married)                          2405               10:00
                        Proclaimers (couples)                                         2403               10:00
                        Post-college (recent graduates, ages 21-25)                   4208               10:00

                        ADuLTS: 30S & 40S                                             Room               Time
                        adventures (singles, age 30-somethings)                       4307               10:00
                        explorers (single, married parents of young children)         3313               9:00
                        Outfitters (couples with/without children)                    2309               10:00
                        The commitments (couples)                                     2301               10:00
                        Lifemates (couples)                                           3313               10:00
                        bread breakers                                                2311               10:00

                        ADuLTS: 40S & 50S                                             Room               Time
                        The Vine (singles)                                            4303               10:00
                        single horizon (singles 45-65)                                Kellett seminar    10:00
                        christ connection (singles and couples)                       4305               10:00
                        Legacy (couples)                                              3309               10:00
                        Partners in Faith                                             3311               10:00
                        Faithmates                                                    2303               10:00

                        ADuLTS: 50S & 60S                                             Room               Time
                        credence                                                      4404               10:00
                        celebration (singles and couples)                             3305               10:00
                        unity (singles and couples)                                   4311               10:00
                        Discovery (singles and couples)                               4313               10:00
                        mariners (singles and couples)                                2311               9:00
                        seekers (singles and couples 50 and over)                     3405               10:00
                        heritage (singles and couples)                                2311               11:15

                        GRAND ADuLTS: 60S +                                           Room               Time
                        covenant (singles and couples)                                2203               10:00
                        Gene and martha Wilson (singles and couples)                  2202               10:00
                        agape (singles and couples)                                   2202               11:15

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    WOMEN: ALL AGES                                            ROOM                           TiME
    real Women                                                 3313                           11:15

    uNiVERSiTy MiNiSTRiES                                      ROOM                           TiME
    College: Peachtree u                                       The Lodge, 4204                10:00

    STuDENTS                                                   ROOM                           TiME
     high School: Wired                                        The Lodge, 4211                10:00
    7th & 8th: Plugged in                                      The Lodge, 4111                10:00
    5th & 6th: Fifty6                                          The Lodge, 4108                10:00

    God’s Little Garden                    8 Weeks – Toddlers            8:30 – close of Last Worship
    The Pond                               2–K                           8:45, 10:00, 11:00
    KidJam                                 1st – 4th                     8:45, 10:00
    The Zone                               1st – 4th                     11:00

    Greeters on nursery, preschool and elementary halls will direct you to the appropriate classroom. All
    childrens’ halls can be accessed from the Welcome Area in Family Commons.

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     enD OF year GIVInG
     as the year draws to a close, there are three ways to make your 2009 gifts
     comply with I.r.s. regulations:
     • Check – your check must be dated and mailed by December 31, 2009, to be
     included in your 2009 giving.
     • Stock - The stock must be in the church’s account by December 31, 2009, to
     be included in your 2009 giving. It is important that you initiate this transfer by
     December 23rd to allow for the year end delay in transfers being completed.
     To obtain transfer information and to notify the church of your gift, please contact
     Mary Martin at 404-842-5841 or email her at
     remember, your stock gift does not come with your name attached so we do not
     know the donor unless you let us know.
     • Credit Card – starting this year, you have the ability to pay your gift online with
     a credit card. as with any gift, the transaction must be completed by December
     31, 2009, to be included in your 2009 giving. you can do this by going to the
     church’s web site,, and clicking on the “Give” button.
     Just follow the steps. you will receive an email confirmation when your charge
     goes through.

      Church financial status through October 2009

         Annual Budget: $10,827,201                October 2009        year-to-Date
           Tithes & Offerings received               $677,299          $6,335,579

           Other special Giving received             $84,867           $1,410,370
           Total                                     $762,166          $7,745,950
         Growing Strong Capital Goal: $32,319,000
           Total Pledges           Total Gifts received       % of Pledges Paid
           $26,549,852             $21,711,590                82%

           Pledges still needed: $5,769,148

     sunDay anD WeeKLy haPPenInGs                                                     12.13.09
     Presbyterian Women
     Circles will meet for Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.
     Church and Community circle will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the home of eloise shepherd,
     300 West arden road nW, atlanta 30327. For more information, please call
     Betsy McCamey, (404) 252-8104.

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     sunDay anD WeeKLy haPPenInGs                                                     12.13.09
     WOMEN                                              ADuLTS
     Word Before Work Bible Study                   Mariners Class
     Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:15 a.m., The Lodge or       The mariners sunday school class is
     7:15 – 8:30 p.m. brookhaven. Information       privileged to have Dr. steve hayner, the
     and contact:                                   newly installed President of columbia
     Mary Beth Thrasher (a.m. study)                seminary, teach during the month of,                           December. Guests are welcome. sunday,
     hyland Justice (p.m. study)                    9:00 a.m., room 2311.

     Peachtree MOPS                                     MEN
     (Mothers of Preschoolers)                      iRONMEN —Peachtree Presbyterian’s
     meetings held on the first and third Tuesday   Ministry with and for Men
     of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in The
                                                    Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 a.m., The canyon
     Lodge and the third Wednesday of each
                                                    room of The Lodge. For more information
     month, 7:00–8:30 p.m. in the main church
     building, room 2315. contact Kelly Marshall,; to register,
                                                    Our stated purpose, “to equip men to be a
                                                    positive influence for Jesus christ at home,
     MOPS Volunteers Needed                         at work, and in the community,” drives
     Work in the nursery with Peachtree             all that we do. This fall, we are engaged
     caregivers to provide a break for mOPs         in bOOT camP—a study of the classical
     moms. shifts are 3 hours, once or twice        spiritual disciplines of the christian life.
     a month as your schedule allows.
                                                     12/15       ceLebraTIOn
     contact: Kim Lambeth, lambethsk@, 404-597-3612.
                                                    iRONMEN to Feature Lt. Gen (Ret.)
     Women’s Community Bible Study (WCBS)           Russel honoré
     Women of all denominations are invited         What does leadership in times of crisis
     to register for the 2009 -2010 Wcbs            look like? some may say it wears the face
     bible study. Large group: Wednesdays,          of three-star General russel honoré, the
     9:30 a.m. Peachtree sanctuary. small           “ragin cajun,” who President bush asked
     group breakout sessions immediately            to go into new Orleans in the wake of
     following Large Group. registration for
                                                    hurricane Katrina to lead and oversee rescue
     new members is $55 and $75 for returning
                                                    and recovery efforts. recently retired after
     members. Information and registration:
                                                    35 years in the united states army, Gen.
                                                    honoré will speak at a special IrOnmen
                                                    breakfast on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 am
     Women’s Bible Study: The Amazing               in Fellowship hall. as a follower of Jesus, and
     Collection: The Bible, Book by Book            one who knows what it takes to make hard
     Thursdays, 10 a.m. - noon, room 2202,          and strong decisions in difficult times, Gen.
     January 14 - may 6, 2010                       honoré will bring a message of motivation
     cost: Winter/spring semester $25 for           and encouragement. Tickets for this event,
     2 workbooks. Information and contact:          which includes a full breakfast, are $10 each
     Gaylen Baxter,          (tables of 8 can be reserved for $80); seating
                                                    is limited, and tickets can be purchased in the
                                                    Peachtree bookstore, in the Williams center
                                                    on December 27 and January 3, or through
                                                    the church website.

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             sunDay anD WeeKLy haPPenInGs                                                   12.13.09
             uNiVERSiTy MiNiSTRiES                            ChiLDREN
             upcoming Events:                             Preschool Registration for the 2010-2011
             10:45 a.m. Sundays-Quarter-hour Coffee       School year
             The Lodge cafe. new to Peachtree? Want       registration for the 2010-2011 school
             to meet other college students and find      year at Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool
             out more about Peachtree u? starting on      occurs in January. currently enrolled
             January 10th you can join us for coffee in   students and their siblings should register
             The Lodge cafe before the 11o5 service.      on January 6, 7 or 8, 2010. members
                                                          of Peachtree Presbyterian church may
                                                          register new students to the program
             10 a.m. Sundays December 13-January 3        on January 13, 2010; registration opens
             College Gathering:                           to the community on January 14, 2010.
             The Lodge in room 4208. Join us for a        applications and registration fees should
             4-week teaching and discussion series.       be brought to the Welcome center
                                                          between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on the
             Contact: Anneka Miller,                      appropriate date. For further information,
                       please consult the Preschool’s website -
                                                          - or call 404-842-5809.
             high School                                  God’s Little Garden
             • Wired—sunday mornings 10:00-11:00          Ages 8 weeks -- Toddlers
               a.m., summit (room 4211)                   sunday mornings 8:30 a.m. through the
                                                          close of the last service. contact: Beth
             • Ten6–6:00-7:30 p.m. students meet in       Mercer, Director of nursery ministry,
               The Lodge as a large group for dinner,     404-842-2190, bmercer@
               and then break into small groups.

             Middle School                                The Pond
             • Plugged-in—sunday mornings                 Ages 2 — Kindergarteners
               10:00-11:00 a.m., The Lodge canyon         Open during the 8:45, 10:00, and
                                                          11:00 a.m. hours.
             • Outlet –6:00-7:30 p.m. meet in The         contact: Jan Williamson, Director of
               Lodge as a large group for dinner, and     Preschool ministry 404-842-2188,
               then break into small groups     

             • Sunday Mornings—from 10:00-11:00
                                                          1st -4th Grades
               a.m. room 4108, The Lodge
                                                          Programming during the 8:45 a.m. and
                                                          10:00 a.m. hours; The Zone open during
             Contact: Joe Ryan,
                                                          the 11:00 hour.
                                                          Contact: Julie Flint, elementary ministry

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   S u N DAy AN D W E E K Ly hAP P E N i N G S
    sunDay anD WeeKLy haPPenInGs                                                    12.13.09
     MuSiC MiNiSTRy                                     MuSiC MiNiSTRy
     Music for Adults                               Music for Children, Grades 1-3
     Sing with the Choir for Christmas Eve!         Praise Singers, Wednesdays,
     We know you’re out there – people              5:45-6:30 p.m. in room 2101
     who have always wanted to sing in the          Praise Ringers (2 + 3rd grades only)
     choir, college students who are home           Wednesdays, 6:30-7:00 p.m., room 2103
     for christmas, friends and family who
     love to sing — well, we have one GreaT
                                                    Music for 4 year-olds through Pre-1st Grade
     opportunity for you to do exactly that: sing
     with the choir on christmas eve! you can       (children musT be 4 years old by
     sing with us for the 7:00, 9:00, and/or        september 1, 2009) Cherub Choir,
     the 11:00 p.m. services. We have just one      Wednesdays, 5:00-5:40 p.m. in room 2303
     rehearsal with orchestra, on Wednesday         information and Contact:
     afternoon Dec. 23, in the sanctuary            Cindy Gregg, 404-842-5846,
     from 4:30-6:00 p.m. We will sing John
     rutter’s “What sweeter music” plus the 1st
     movement from rutter’s “Gloria!”, and “O
     holy night”. We provide all the music, the         OPEN TO ALL
     robes - - everything, plus supper between      Blue Christmas Service
     services. call the music ministry at 404-      Thursday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.
     842-5846 to join us for a glorious night of
                                                    Kellett Chapel
     singing in christmas!
                                                    Our blue christmas service is for people
                                                    who are having a hard time welcoming
     Chancel Choir, Wednesday nights,               christmas this year. maybe you’re between
     6:45-8:30 p.m., room 4403                      jobs, grieving the death of someone
     (recreation building)                          you loved, or the loss of an important
     Celebration Ringers, Thursday mornings,        relationship. Other people seem full of
                                                    christmas joy, and you are still in the dark,
     10:00-11:00 a.m., room 4402
                                                    wondering how you can even experience
     Chancel Bells, Thursday nights,                the hope, the joy and the peace that the
     6:30-7:30 p.m., room 4402                      birth of christ used to bring to you.

     Music for Students, Grades 7-12                blue christmas is a time to come together
                                                    with other christians who understand, to
     Peachtree youth Choir (Pyc),
                                                    be comforted and inspired by music, the
     sundays 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room 4407
                                                    words of truth from scripture and by the
     Peachtree youth Bells (Pyb),                   good news that Jesus came especially to
     sundays 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 4402            those who walk in darkness. Vicki Franch,
                                                    chuck roberts and michael moore will
     Music for Children, Grades 4-6                 lead us in worship and musician stanton
     Kingdom Singers (Wednesday Option)             Lanier will offer his gift of music.
     6:00-7:00 p.m. in room 2405
     (recreation building)
     Kingdom Singers (sunday Option)
     3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 2405
     Peachtree Bells: sunday afternoon,
     4:30-5:30 p.m. in room 4402

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                              S u N DAy AN D W E E K Ly h A P P E N i N G S
             sunDay anD WeeKLy haPPenInGs                         12.13.09
             OPEN TO ALL                                        GRAND ADuLTS
             Amazing Collection Bible Study                 LiFESPAN Resources’ Day Club
             11:15-12:20 p.m. Room 2309, Sundays            Provides a break for both the caregiver and
             This is an on-going book-by-book study of      the care receiver. Promotes socialization
             the foundation message of the bible. The       and spiritual growth in a safe environment
             class reviews one book over a two week         for older adults with early memory loss.
             period. contact: Judy yates, judyyates@        Offers caregivers an opportunity to relax
                                or take care of business. monday, Tuesday,
                                                            and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
             Thursday Noon Time of Prayer                   Information: 404-237-7307,
             Noon – 1:00 p.m., Kellett Chapel
             Seminar Room. Join us on any Thursday, if
             even for a few minutes, as we pray for our     Friday Grand Adults Bible Study
             church, our city, our nation, our world, and   Open to all, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.,
             individual prayer requests. Information and    room 2203.
             contact: Jo Ditzel,
             Are you looking for Christmas cards            Wednesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m., room 3305.
             featuring original designs by local artists?   We will be watching and discussing 30
                                                            minute christian related videos.
             cards featuring ten original designs by
             Peachtree children are available in the
             Peachtree bookstore. cards are sold in         handyman Guild
             packets of 10, one card of each design, or     Provides minor home repairs for members
             individually. all proceeds from the sale of    who are over 55, widows, widowers, or
             cards benefit the community ministries         single parents. contact: John Gamwell,
             of Peachtree. Purchase cards to send to        770-740-7511.
             friends and neighbors or as gifts; packets
             make great teacher gifts.

             Prayer of Dedication January 3rd.
             Join us this first sunday of the new year to
             dedicate our church and ourselves to Jesus
             8:00 -- 8:30 a.m., Williams center.

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     hospitals                            Births                        William Parke Mead Silsbee,
     Crystal River Rehab                  Christen uber & Derek         11/28
     Bob h. Smith                         King                          Grandfather of Rev. Scott
                                          Girl: Victoria Ashley King,   Tucker
     Presbyterian Village                 11/18
     Nursing unit                                                       Syble Payne, 11/30
     Eleanor Mann                         Family Member Deaths          Great Aunt of Staci Graham
                                          Peggy Lyons, 11/25
     Lenbrook (hospice Care)              Mother of Steve Lyons
     Bob Storey                           and Grandmother of John
     Wellstar Cobb
     Brian Flowers                        Larry Adams, 11/30
                                          Father of Tim Adams and
     St. Joseph                           Grandfather of Will, Ben &
     Alexander Nix                        Caroline Adams
     (No Visitors)

      Spring Mission Trips
       Dates               Destination    Who       Purpose                          Apply by
       February 25         Jamaica        young     Work alongside the salvation     December 15
       to March 1                         adults    army
       April 9-22          holy Land      adults    Walk in the footsteps of Jesus December 15
                                                    through historic biblical sites
                                                    and connect with Peachtree’s
                                                    ministry partners. Drs. mark
                                                    and marnie crumpler and
                                                    staci Graham will guide this
       April 10-18         honduras       young     construction and outreach        December 15
                                          adults    with Peachtree’s young adults
      information and contact:
      Staci Graham at or 404-842-2198.

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                                                                        S u P P O RT G RO u P S
            suPPOrT GrOuPs                                                              12.13.09
su pport
            Stephen Ministers                               Grief Support Group
            stephen ministers are trained to be             are you grieving the death of someone close
            confidential listeners who support and          to you? Do you have spiritual questions as a
            comfort people in times of need. If you         result of your grief? Would you like insight
            would like to be assigned a care giving         on how to grieve in a healthy way and would
            stephen minister, call Rev. Vicki Franch at     you like the support of other christians who
            (404) 842-2571.                                 understand? stephen ministers Carol hughes
                                                            and Charles Morgan invite you to join our
            Cancer Care Team                                Grief support Group. a new group will begin
                                                            in January, and will meet Mondays from
            We can match both cancer patients and their     7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. It will be held in the
            family members with cancer care team            harrington Library. contact: Carol hughes,
            members. contact: Rev. Vicki Franch, (404)      770 449-7451,
                                                            The National Alliance on Mental illness
            Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon                (NAMi) — a free 12-week Family to
            AA: Bob D. (770) 592-9732                       Family educational course will begin at
            Sober is Great AA Meeting - Wednesday,          Peachtree in January
            7 p.m., Room 2209                               This course is designed for family members,
                                                            partners and friends of individuals who
            al-anon: Nancy D. (770) 592-9732                are diagnosed with schizophrenia, major
            aL-anon regular meeting Wednesday,              depression, bipolar disorder (manic
            7 p.m. Room 2403 (child care available)         depression), panic disorder, obsessive-
                                                            compulsive disorder, borderline personality
            Spiritual Life Recovery Group                   disorder, co-occuring brain disorders and
            If you are in recovery and want to grow         addictive disorders and PTsD. Through
            spiritually, please join us on Monday           education and awareness, caregivers gain
            evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in Room 4407.       a greater understanding of these brain
            Information and contact: Doug Brush,            disorders. Susie Kyle at (770) 432-4712
            (678) 409-8900.                                 or

            Divorce Recovery Support Groups                 NAMi Family Support Group
            Faith-based groups facilitated by trained       a structured support group for family
            stephen ministers help those who are            members, partners and friends of
                                                            individuals with a psychiatric diagnosis. The
            experiencing the shock and pain of              group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each
            divorce. contact: Linda Schaeffer, (404)        month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in room 4311.
            816-8210 or Tim Tullis, (770) 917-5036.         contact: Bob hayes at 404 663-6763 or
            Women’s Fertility & Prayer Support Group
            Prayer Group for women trying to                NAMi Connections
            conceive or adopt a child. Information and      Recovery Support Group
            contact: Lisa Graham, (404) 497-9896,           Free recovery support group for people
                           with mental health illness regardless of
                                                            diagnosis. The group meets on the 2nd
            Find Support in Difficult Times                 and 4th Sundays of each month 4:00-
                                                            5:30 p.m. Room 4305. Information and
            christian care and compassion. contact:         contact: Dina Macaluso, 404 324-2274.
            Rev. Vicki Franch, our Pastoral care
            minister, (404) 842-2571, or any of our
            pastors; you may also call Vicki and
            request a stephen minister of your own.
            contact: LifeGate Counseling Center,
            (404) 842-3150. Prayer requests can be
            made by using the cards in the pew rack,
            or call (404) 842-2178.

             For pastoral care after hours (a personal crisis, death in the family, etc.) please page the
             pastor on call: (404) 415-4680. At the prompt, enter your phone number plus the # key.

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     chrIsTmas carDs
     Are you looking for Christmas cards featuring original designs by local artists?
     cards featuring ten original designs by Peachtree children are available in the Peachtree
     bookstore. cards are sold in packets of 10, one card of each design, or individually. all
     proceeds from the sale of cards benefit the community ministries of Peachtree. Purchase
     cards to send to friends and neighbors or as gifts; packets make great teacher gifts.

                      sarah Kate Gram, age 6.

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     chrIsTmas carDs

       mackenzie combs
                  age 6

         Lizzie Frederick
                   age 7

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         Join Us                                                    Christmas at the Door:
                                                                    A Feast of Carols Concert
                                                                    Sunday, December 13
                                                                    6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

                                                                    The mystery— the glory — the
                                                                    inexpressible wonder of christmas
                                                                    bursts forth in music, as celebrated
                                                                    by our beloved chancel choir and
                                                                    orchestra, the Westminster bells,
                                                                    Peachtree youth choir and youth
                                                                    bells, and many extraordinary
                                                                    soloists. Join us as we immerse
                                                                    our spirits in joyful anticipation of
                                                                    the coming of the christ child.
                                                                    The concert is free and open to
                                                                    the public; nursery is available for
                                                                    children 4 and under.

                                               Nicholas Bowden & Friends
                                                         Christmas Concert
The 17th Annual
Nicholas Bowden and
Friends Concert
Sunday, December 20,
6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

a spectacular holiday tradition
in atlanta, the nicholas bowden
and Friends concert celebrates
the season with wonderful music
presented by extraordinary
musicians including Leah
Partridge, clay hilley, Jason hardy,
elizabeth Pettitt, and members of
the atlanta symphony Orchestra.
This year we welcome back Dr.
eric nelson and the atlanta sacred
chorale, one of this city’s finest
choral organizations, plus many
other soloists and instrumentalists.
Don’t miss it! The concert is free
and open to the public, with a
free-will offering benefiting the
bobby Dodd Institute. nursery is
available for children 4 and under.

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                       Christmas Eve
            D e c e m b e r 2 4 , 20 0 9, Wo r s h i p Ti m e s : 1 1 , 12 n o o n , 3 , 5 , 7, 9 a n d 1 1 p. m .

come and experience the wonder of God’s                           7, 9 AND 11 P.M. – TRADiTiONAL CANDLE-
incredible love in sending the baby Jesus on that                 LiGhT SERViCES, SANCTuARy
holy night. come and worship at Peachtree this                    The majesty of music and the message of Jesus’ birth
christmas eve.                                                    fill these candlelight services. The chancel choir,
                                                                  accompanied by a full orchestra, will lead us in our
11 A.M. yOuNG FAMiLy SERViCE, SANCTuARy                           celebration on this holy night. Dr. Vic Pentz’s
Tom Key, one of atlanta’s best loved actors, will                 inspiring meditation will be followed by
bring the christmas story to life in a thirty minute              candlelighting as we worship the baby Jesus,
interactive service designed especially for families              the Light of the World.
with young children. sing familiar carols and
participate in the great story of Jesus’ birth as it
comes alive before your family. Visit the nativity                Additional Christmas Eve information
animals on the front lawn before or after the service.            chILDcare is available for all services– birth through 5
                                                                  years old. ParKInG: is available on campus and
12 NOON – ChRiSTMAS EVE COMMuNiON                                 at our:
come and adore him through instrumental music,                    Peachtree Express locations– On Campus:
the singing of familiar carols, and christmas                     east campus (Dogwood Parking Deck and magnolia
communion. Dr. mark crumpler will preach.                         Lot) West campus (handicapped lots, and lots adja-
                                                                  cent to the sanctuary and Family commons)
SANCTuARy                                                         Peachtree Express locations:
see the little town of bethlehem come alive through               cates center (located on east andrews off
drama, the singing of carols, and the telling of the              roswell road)
great story of Jesus’ birth. Join the angels, shepherds,          4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
and wise men as we worship the baby Jesus. Visit                  Powers Ferry (located at Powers Ferry and
with nativity animals on the front lawn before or after           roswell road)
the service.                                                      4 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
                                                                  securities centre (located on Piedmont road)
5 P.M. – FAMiLy ChRiSTMAS CANDLELiGhT                             4p.m – 10:30 p.m.
experience the drama, carols and story as presented
in the 3 p.m. service followed by candlelighting with
pastor, Dr. Vic Pentz. Visit the nativity animals on the                            3434 roswell road, n.W.
front lawn before and after the service.                                            atlanta, Ga 30305

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