What’s Happening

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This Sunday we will have two identical services. One will be at 9 a.m. and the other at 11 a.m. At 10:15 a.m. we will have an Egg Hunt for children.

Marcel’s Waffles will be serving up delicious waffles from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kids grade 8 and under will receive a free waffle.

Kid’s Classes

9:15 AM – Sunday School Hour

Nursery & Preschool: We have excellent childcare from 9:15-10:15 in Room 1
Elementary: Breakfast Club in room 4! Kids will have cereal and connect together. There is a simple lesson and then outside time (when the weather is good). The goal of Breakfast Club is to give our kids a chance to get to know one another better, practice digging into God’s word, and enjoy each other’s company!

10:30 AM – Worship Hour

Nursery: Nursery care for infants 0-2 years old in Room 1
Preschool: Great class for kids 3-5 years old in Room 3.
Elementary: Kindergarten-5th Graders in Room 2.

Our classes are focused on introducing our little and big kiddos to Jesus and helping them make wiser choices, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith. Both the First Look preschool curriculum and our 252 Basics elementary curriculum weave music, small group discussions, and creative activities together to reinforce one clear and simple bottom line each week so kids can walk away remembering what matters most.

You can find more information about what’s coming up for kids and families on Facebook. Like “Kids at Circle” for updates on what the kids are learning.

For families that want to follow along with the curriculum and receive helpful follow-up info to bring the lesson home, you can download the free Parent Cue app to follow along with the curriculum we are teaching! Check it out!

Ladies are getting together to stuff Easter candy bags, April 17th @ 4:30pm. Meet at Ashley Brown’s house to help and potluck dinner after. Then anyone that can join will check out the new movie Breakthrough @ 7:30pm.

Women’s Prayer Study, Saturday mornings 7am this week at Parkridge Park. Using The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian. Contact Ashley Brown with questions 631-605-1885.

Love Feast / Maundy Thursday April 18, 6 PM
At this simple worship service we gather to re-enact the events of the Last Supper: we share a light meal, take communion, sing, hear a short message, and wash feet.  (Yes, we actually wash each other’s feet.)  We will begin the service by gathering at the front entrance area of the church building.  Childcare is provided, all are welcome.  Any questions, see pastor Jeremy.

Dear Circle of Peace Church family,
Please join us in celebration of the work in leadership and ministry of Paul and Mary Jo Swartz as they leave us for a new mission field in retirement in Florida.  They have been tireless servants over many years to the Circle of Peace church community and beyond and we hope to give them a supportive send-off. We will provide a light lunch after worship on Sunday April 28 from 12:00-2:00 at the church.  Please RSVP your plans to attend to Shawn Carothers at 623-910-4107.

Blessings,

Shawn Carothers and Deb Merrifield

Scavenger Hunt/Barbecue

Save the date! On Saturday, May 4th from 4-6 p.m. our Children’s Ministry and Youth teams invite families with kids to participate in a team Scavenger Hunt at Arrowhead Mall. This is a great event to invite friends and neighbors to! Teams will work together to find as many items on the list as they can, collecting points as they go to win the grand prize! It will be EPIC! Register your team with Jaime ASAP at the Kid’s Check-In table on Sunday!

At 6 p.m. we’ll meet up at Circle of Peace Church to eat some yummy food and reveal the big winners! This will be a great time for people connect and spend time together while kids enjoy the playground. If you’re unable to make the Scavenger Hunt, join us for dinner anyway! Please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone!

Join us for one or both events! To sign up or for more information, contact Jaime Howard. (602-367-1106 or jaime@circleofpeacechurch.com)

Small Groups at Circle!

The goal of all of our small groups is fellowship and discipleship. All you have to do is show up ready to meet people, read the Bible, and answer the question, “How does this apply to my life now?”

Four options:

  1. Tuesdays 5-7 PM at the Howard’s House – 43rd Ave between Union Hills and the 101 – RSVP Jaime, 602-367-1106. Childcare provided from 5 to 7 PM!
  2. Thursdays 5-7 PM at the Carothers’ House – 83rd Ave and Jomax – RSVP Shawn, 623-910-4107
  3. Thursdays 5-7 PM at the Ashworth’s House – south of Happy Valley and 115th Ave – RSVP Jeremy, 602-708-8061. Childcare provided from 5 to 7 PM!
  4. Thursdays 5-7 PM at the Romijn’s House – south of Bell and 91st Ave. – RSVP Marian Youngblood, 623-451-1199

5-6 PM – Dinner! Bring some dinner for your family and we’ll enjoy some fellowship while we eat together! Check with your host to find out the dinner scoop. Come to this part if you’re able, but it’s not required.

6-7 PM – Group discussion time! Circle up and get ready to dive into God’s word and discuss how it applies to your life. *There are two groups with child care so check the details above for more info!

If you can’t make every week, just come when you can! You don’t have to RSVP, but it is helpful.

Young Adults Weekly Bible Study

Circle Young Adults is a new group of women and men age 18 to 30-something who are connected to Circle of Peace Church and gather for fun, fellowship, and growing in Christ together.

Young adults weekly Bible study. We’ll meet Mondays at Union Coffee Company, 6750 W Thunderbird Rd Suite B109, Peoria from 6:00-8:00 pm: . We will be starting with the Book of Acts. RSVP to Jessie 425-319-6394

Grief Group

The last Grief Group at Circle will be Tuesday, April 16 from 7-8 p.m.  It will be led by Brent Thomas, a pastor and friend who is also a Hospice Chaplain. There is no meeting in March.

Grief is the natural response to loss or change. The art of Japanese pottery known as “Kintsugi” can help us learn to live with grief of all kinds. With a focus on finding beauty in the imperfect and accepting change, “Kintsugi” teaches regret when anything is wasted. Even our grief. Please join us as we encourage one another through the grieving process

Ready?

Several people have come to pastor Jeremy saying they are ready to make one or more of the following commitments:
1. They are ready to be baptised
2. They are ready to become formal members of Circle

If you are ready for any of the above, or if you’re just curious and have questions, please email pastor Jeremy

Want to pray for others? Want to share a prayer request? Here’s how:
– If you text “pray” to 623-745-2579, you will be added to the prayer group. This means you will receive, via text, any prayer requests that come through.
– If you text “prayer” to 623-745-2579, you will be given the option to text a prayer request.
– If you text STOP, you will be removed from the list.

This will replace the email-based prayer chain that the church office managed previously.

Want to get occasional text updates about what’s happening at Circle? Here’s how:
– If you text “promo” to 623-745-2579 you will be added to the promotions group. This means you will receive, via text, information about upcoming events at Circle.
– If you text STOP, you will be removed from the list.

Any questions, see Pastor Jeremy or our Office Manager Juliana!

Donate online!

You can now donate to Circle of Peace online – it’s easy and free!  For more information, click here

Men at Circle 

Men’s Triad groups will be launching in a couple weeks. Start to pray about who are 2 other men at Circle that you could meet with weekly or biweekly on a schedule that works for your Triad. Each group will go through the same study. More details to come. To sign up or for more information, contact Chris Howard. 602-367-6906

Underground Coffee Project

Circle of Peace supports Tierra Nueva and The Underground Coffee Project by purchasing their coffee and serving it at our services.

Tierra Nueva accompanies men and women leaving America’s “underground” of crime, jail, prison, addiction, debt, and living in the shadows. Together they find a community of belonging, compassion, and they put their hands to new work.

Some of these recovering ex-offenders are now small-batch, artisan coffee roasters.

For more information visit http://underground.coffee/

Care Team

Could you or someone you know use a call, a prayer, or some encouragement? Want a visit from the Care Team, for you or someone else?Contact Louene Trout or Mary Jo Swartz!

Amazon Smile

Would you like to help our church financially without it costing you anything?   Well you can.   Amazon has a program that allows you to designate our church as a valid tax exempt charity and each for each of your purchases Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your total purchase price to our church.     In order to sign up and designate our church as your charity of choice you will need to log into  https://smile.amazon.com  and create your user account and in the charity search input box you can type in Circle of Peace church.     Once it displays you can select it and then you are all set up!    Be sure from that point forward to only use only the  https://smile.amazon.com hyperlink when you shop Amazon to ensure the 0.5 % Amazon donation is credited to our church.

Also be sure to use the Fry’s Foods Community rewards program that donates a small percent to our church from each of your purchases.    That program will have you link your Frys VIP card number to their Community rewards program.    Go to https://www.frysfood.com/  and click on the Savings Rewards drop down and then click on the  Fry’s Community Rewards to sign up.

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