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February 2, 2010 Issue 2010-03

Prince of Peace Church Please Note: Jessica Allen's Office Hours Wednesdays 3­ 6pm

Sunday School- Assemble Health Kits Worship Service- Majestic Sounds Quartet Lunch- Soup & Salad* *Proceeds go toward National Youth Conference 2010

Please join us for a very special Super Bowl Sunday at Prince of Peace! We have a lot scheduled from assembling health kits for the Kettering food bank, to listening to the Majestic Sounds Quartet during worship, to eating a delicious lunch of hot soups and filling salads. We hope that everyone will attend. See you there!

Look what's coming up

Wednesday February 3 6pm People of the Covenant

Remember--if you miss a Sunday, you miss a lot!

Youth are getting ready for 30 Hour Famine

Wednesday February 3 7pm Christian Education Commission

Thursday February 4 On February 26-27, our youth group will participate in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine. We're fasting for 30 hours to get a taste of hunger--and to raise money to help feed and care for hungry kids and their families. We need your help! We'd like the whole church to be involved in our Famine. Here are some ways you can be part of the action.... 1. Pray. Ask God to bless our students as they go without food so others can eat. 2. Participate. We need volunteers to help with our Famine weekend event. 3. Give. Support our youths' fundraising efforts--every $30 they raise can help feed and care for one child for a month. Any questions? Call Jessica at 272-1704. 7pm Choir NO Chimes Saturday February 6 4pm Youth Ski Trip Sunday February 7 Super Bowl Sunday

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Greetings From Pastor Larry

Hello Friends, The Super Bowl will be played this Sunday on February 7th in Miami, Florida between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. A football game that will determine the championship of the National Football League. Millions of people from around the world will gather around television sets to watch these two teams compete. There will be Super Bowl parties and events. Even churches will get into the act. Some churches will show the game on their large screen projections and have fun times of food, fellowship and devotion. At Prince of Peace we will be in the Super Bowl mood by assembling hygiene kits during the Sunday School hour for the Greenmont Food Bank. During worship we will have the Majestic Sounds Quartet here to sing God's praises and afterwards, a Soup and Salad dinner sponsored by our youth. Even at Prince of Peace it will be a truly Super Sunday in the name of Jesus. Tony Dungy, former coach of the Indianapolis Colts is someone whom I truly appreciate for his words and counsel. Tony Dungy is a devout Christian, who has written a number of wonderful books on leadership and spirituality. In his book entitled, "Quiet Strength", I was touched by a number of his teachings but especially this quote: "It's about the journey--mine and yours--and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better." When I read Dungy's quote the first time, I thought to myself that here's a person who truly understands life from a greater and broader perspective. Even though Dungy has accomplished much in this world (Super Bowl champion, successful author, commentator on NBC), he comprehends the bigger impact of his life's journey upon those around him. Is it any different for us? Sure...we might not be a Super Bowl champion or a television commentator, but just like Tony Dungy, we are all on a journey through life. And in our lives we have the opportunity to touch others with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. We do have a legacy to leave to our family, our friends and others in whom we meet and experience life. The Super Bowl is just a game. Some team will win and some team will lose. But the life that God has given to us...that's our time to live vibrantly and to leave a legacy of making a positive and godly difference in the lives of those around us. Until Next Time, Pastor Larry

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Membership Class Begins on February 21st

A Baptism/Membership class will be offered to all who are interested in membership, baptism or to know more about the Church of the Brethren. There will be two classes, with both meeting during the Sunday School hour. A Children's/Youth class will be available. Jessica Allen, our Student Minister in Training as well as Tracy Downs will teach this class. The Adult class will be taught by Pastor Larry. Time Frame? Classes will begin on February 21 and will conclude on April 11. Baptism and the reception of new members will be during worship on April 11. If you have questions, please feel free to speak to Pastor Larry.

Brethren Built Home Still Stands

A home rebuilt last year by Brethren Disaster Ministries still stand after the earthquake, with no visible damage. The home was built for Mrs. St. Louis, the widow of a Haitian Brethren pastor who passed away last year. Shown in front of the home with a group of Haitian children are Jeff Boshart and Roy Winter (at center wearing red hats), who are in Haiti with a delegation from the Church of the Brethren, representing Brethren Disaster Ministries.

Baby Shower

Cute Little Nose, Sweet Little Smile... A Baby is Coming in Just A Short While!

Please join us at a baby shower for Jamie Denlinger On Sunday, March 7, 2010 Following worship Jamie is registered at Babies R Us and Target. If you would like to contribute to a joint gift, see Tracy Buckner or Dee Prass after church.

Come, Take a Trip to Germany

Pastor Charlie Rinehart, from the Cornerstone CoB in Lewisburg, will be here on Sunday, February 28 at 3pm to present a slide show on his trip to Germany 2 years ago. This is one of the requirements to obtain his ordination from the Church of the Brethren. So if you would like to see what our Church of the Brethren heritage is all about, please feel free to attend.

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800 E. David Rd. Kettering, OH 45429 Phone: 937-294-0708 Email: [email protected]

We're on the Web www.princeofpeacecob.com

For These We Pray Kim Bomenka, Darrel Fourman, Brent Gindelberger, Gee Hall, Gary Keaton, Mary Kendall, Don O'Hair, Rev. Howard Lee, Cory Lundy, Rick McQueen, Kyle Miller, Doris Neuenschwander, Grandma Petry, Gary Price, Becky Shott, Dianna Sparks, Darnell Talley, Kim Test, Lura VanTine, LaDonna Worthington. Continued prayers for: Bonnie; Karen Borger; Elsie Burge; Shirley Conklin; Rita Cramer; Pat Fairchild; Joyce Forsythe; Juanita Freeze; Dana; Jamie Duddy; Ed & Eleanor Gindelberger; Doug Graybill; Shannon Hammond; Mary Jane Henry; Mark Hunter; Kendra; Charles Kiracofe; Michelle Knight; Jeanne Lamb; Greg Laudick; Mary Logan; John Loveless; McKinney Family; Eileen Meyer; Paula Mayer; Gary Price; Florence Root; Lee Rose; Bob & Dianna Seeley; Ryan Seibert; Don Seifferth; Vince Settimo; Dick Schutz; Jeff Shade; Tom Tarhney; Cinda Thomas; Mary Tyndall; Don Wickstrom; Carol Wiltsee; Sue Wine; Millie Wolfe, Barb Wrothen; Sylvia Yingst.

Our Numbers Sunday, January 24 Attendance Sunday School 46 Worship 98 Giving General Fund 1,874.46 Love Offering 2,137.05 Budget Credit 66.80 Tucker 17.15 Sunday, January 31 Attendance Sunday School 56 Worship 108 Giving General Fund 2,583.53 Love Offering 760 Tucker 42.35

Minister's Manna

WHAT: This training will provide information and inspiration for those who desire excellence in their leadership skills and to further their Bible understanding. This intensive, instructive seminar will consist of topics such as Strategic Planning, Goal Setting, Time Management, Teamwork, Decide and Delegate, and Super Achievers. Every enrollee will be taken to new intensity of commitment to become all that God intended them to be. WHERE: Cornerstone Church of the Brethren, 200 West Dayton St. Lewisburg, Ohio WHEN: February 20, 2010; 9:00 am to 3:30pm Lunch will be served by the Cornerstone Ladies. REGISTRATION: Call Charlie Rinehart at 533-1159 Dr. Tony Campolo, preacher, educator, and founder of Evangelical Association for the Promotion of

Tony Campolo to Speak in New Carlisle, Ohio

Education (EAPE), will speak and teach at the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren on March 19 and 20, 2010. Tony Campolo: Take Two! Will be the topic of this exciting and enlightening weekend workshop. Dr. Campolo, Professor Emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA is among the most celebrated and sought-after speakers and writers in the United States. Through EAPE, Dr. Campolo has developed and nurtured elementary and secondary schools, universities, adult and child literacy centers, tutoring programs, orphanages, AIDS hospices, urban youth ministries, summer camps and long term Christian service programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa, Canada and throughout the USA. New Carlisle Church of the Brethren is located at 219 N. Main St. in New Carlisle, Ohio. Contact the church office for tickets at 937-845-1428 or register through the website: www.ncbrethren.org/campolo. Pre-registration is required.

April 30, 2010

A Weekend with Donald B. Kraybill

Brethren Heritage Center 7:00pm A Coat of Many Colors: The Anabaptist Churches in North America May 1, 2010 Salem Church of the Brethren 9:00am ­12:00pm (Workshop for Church Leaders) Understanding Apology and Forgiveness: Biblical and Soci-Psychological Perspectives Salem Church of the Brethren 7:00pm Amish Grace: Forgiveness in the Face of Tragedy May 2, 2010 Salem Church of the Brethren 10:00am Sermon: Why Forgiveness Matters

A Word from the Chairperson of the Board

Ever wonder what the Board has been up to? Well here is a brief summary from me, the Board Chair, Barbara Campbell. The board meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:15 pm, after the various Commissions meet with their members at 7pm. Feel free to drop in and observe any time you would like. We are an amiable group, and enjoy having visitors. As the Board for Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren, we try to prayerfully carry out the mission and vision of the church. The real work comes from the various commissions and you, and they give the board monthly updates on their planned activities, goals, experiences, and ask for feedback when needed. At our meeting in January, our Treasurer, Jerry Prass, reported that the balance in our General Funds was a little short of our normal amount, and that he would need to hold off on our Heifer International payment for a while. Our Deacons did not have a meeting, but it was reported that they had a successful Christmas Caroling to 10 shutins who very much enjoyed the entertainment and fellowship. Pastor Larry shared with us his updated Prince of Peace Vision statement for 2010, since it has been almost 7 years since it was developed. Our discussion led us to think about having more small-group activities such as the Friendship First series we did in the past. He reflected that POP has also served the community near and far, as evidenced by our donations of money and manpower building homes in Mexico, doing disaster relief in Louisiana after hurricane Katrina, and helping start a new COB in Lewisburg. Pastor Larry also reminded us that the generosity of POP is an example to be imitated by other CoB congregations and other faiths. Joy Kemmerer, as chair of Christian Education, reported that VBS this year will be June 21st to 25th, and the theme will be "High Seas Expedition". Looks like we may need that rowboat again. There will be a fundraiser in March for VBS and the Super Bowl Soul and Salad fundraiser for NYC trip this summer. The chair of Fellowship, Tracy Buckner, reported on the planned showers for bride, Brenda Naylor, and mother to be, Jamie Denlinger. Don't forget the carry in after church on Palm Sunday. The Leroy Wahsum Memorial Euchre Tournament was also discussed, but a date remains to be chosen. Outreach chair, Tim Denlinger reported that we as a congregation will be buying and assembling hygiene kits for the survivors of the Haitian earthquake. Parents Night Out was also billed as a success and will be planned again. Outreach also discussed making "Backpack Buddies" that would contain snacks for children that don't have a lot of parental supervision over the weekends. They are also discussing an updated brochure for visitors to POP COB, and are revisiting the Bakers and Takers plan we had in the past. Stewardship chair Linda Calhoun advised the board that the year end giving statements will be out soon. It was discussed that Steve Conklin would be asked to be an assistant treasurer, and he would train James Tyner to do the audits. Mike Earl reported that the Trustees are working on the leak in the gathering area and that the sewer line break was repaired quickly. Don Riegel has been the chief handyman at POP, and he will be making a log of all the nuances of our custodial issues for future reference. The Worship Commission chair, Maryann Kemmerer, reported that the sermons are planned through Easter, and that on April 10, 2010, the Bridgewater Choir will be performing at POP. The Plan of Organization that we discussed at our last Congregational Business Meeting has been edited and will be presented again for a vote at the May CBM. Thanks for your time, and if you have any questions or comments, please see Pastor Larry. Thank you. BC, BC, the BC

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