What’s Happening

Visit our Facebook page: November | Circle of Peace Church for more detailed event information

Guest Preachers
On Sunday November 10, Pastors Richard & Becky Zapata will be preaching!  They are the leaders of Iglesia Principe De Paz (Prince of Peace Church) in Santa Ana, CA.

A message from Pastor Jeremy:

Hey friends. As many of you know, there was an ugly incident at a neighborhood restaurant on Monday November 4. I made a Facebook post about it on Tuesday November 5, that post is below. We want to show up and show some love, so here’s the plan.

On Monday November 11 we are meeting at Kawaii Sushi, 8385 W Deer Valley Rd, Peoria. Please note that they have two locations, we will be at the location directly across the street from Circle of Peace Church. If you are with me, then our goal is really simple: to show up, eat dinner, be kind, and tip well. That’s it. This is our way of returning a curse with a blessing.

I will be there at 5 PM, you just come when it works for you. A lot of people said they are interested in participating in this, so if you’re coming please make contact with me (text or Facebook) so I can give the restaurant an idea of how many to expect. We don’t want to frustrate the restaurant or other patrons. A lot of people also said that they could not attend but they wanted to contribute to the tip. If you want to do that, reach out to our Office Manager Juliana (info@circleofpeacechurch.com) and she will take care of you.

I recently heard someone say that “Jesus ate his way through the gospels.” Jesus certainly taught and performed miracles, but he also spent a lot of time sharing a table with people he loved. That’s our mission. Loving our neighbor doesn’t end here, but I do believe it starts here.

Gloria al Dios,

Pastor Jeremy

Pastor Jeremy’s Facebook post from Tuesday November 5:

Hey everybody, wanna do some good?

Kawaii Sushi, the restaurant across the street from Circle of Peace Church where I am pastor, had an ugly incident last night. Some people ordered a bunch of food, complained, said some very racist stuff, and left without paying.

I called the owner and offered to pay the unpaid bill. I figured if Jesus paid the price for me, I could pay the price for somebody else. Plus, talk is cheap. I just gave a sermon on Sunday about taking tangible, concrete action, and this was my best attempt to practice what I preach with my immediate neighbors.

The owner was super cool and declined my offer, however…

The server and the bus boy working that night took the brunt of the abuse. They work on tips. I’d like to go to the restaurant next time they work and bless them with a big tip. It doesn’t take away the mistreatment, but it’s the best way I can think of to return a curse with a blessing. And it’s way better than screaming at a screen or doing nothing.

Who’s with me?!

Kid’s Classes

9:00 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.

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!

Congregational Business Meeting
We will have a brief Congregational Business Meeting following worship on Sunday, November 17th to vote on the 2020 budget.

If you would like to join Circle of Peace Church so you can be a voting member please contact Pastor Jeremy

If you have any questions on the budget or budget process, please contact Pastor Jeremy or someone on the board before the meeting on the 17th.

If you are interested in future volunteering with the House of Hope or House of Promise please reach out to Ashley Brown (631) 605-1885 for an application or more information. Our next dates are November 20th and December 16th.

House of Promise is located at Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, 9835 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Adult Bible Study

Mark your calendar: Bible study at Circle of Peace, 6-7 PM, November 12th and November 19th.

Please RSVP to Juliana at 623-879-6700 or info@circleofpeacechurch.com. Any questions ask Pastor Jeremy

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?”

Howard’s (child care provided)

  • Tuesdays from 5-7 pm
  • 43rd Ave between Union Hills and the 101
  • Content: “Twisted Scripture” by Andrew Farley

Pastor Jeremy’s Bible Study

  • 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays from 6-7 pm
  • At Circle of Peace
  • Content: Discussion on scriptures for upcoming sermons

Martinez’

  • Wednesdays from 5-7 pm
  • Beardsley and 91st Ave
  • Content: Pathways to Global Understanding

Youngblood’s and Kesler’s

  • Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • 75th Ave and Thunderbird
  • Content: Sunday sermon application

Carothers’

  • Thursdays from 5-7 pm
  • 83rd Ave and Jomax
  • Content: Sunday sermon application

Romijn’s

  • Thursdays from 5-7 pm
  • 87th Ave and Bell
  • Content: “Prayer, Does It Make a Difference?” by Philip Yancey

Ashworth’s (child care provided)

  • Thursdays from 5-7 pm (11/14, 11/21)
  • 83rd Ave north of Happy Valley in West Wing
  • Content: Sunday sermon application

Our mission statement: “Men’s Ministry at Circle of Peace exists to equip, encourage, and empower men in their daily relationship with Jesus and support them as they influence their world for Christ.”

We are planning our next service project at House of Refuge Sunnyslope for Wednesday, December 11th. Let Chris Howard (602–367-6906) know if you are interested in joining us for cooking and fellowship with the men!

Save the Date! Men’s Breakfast November 30th. Time and location TBD. For more information, contact Chris Howard (602–367-6906)

JOY or Just Older Youth is a Circle of Peace Church group of adults 55 years or older. We will be meeting for fun and fellowship and sometimes service. Contact Marian 623-451-1199 if you would like more information on our upcoming service projects – at Live Nativity (12/6 from 6-8 pm).

Live Nativity & Petting Zoo

Save the date! Our annual Live Nativity & Petting Zoo event will be held on Friday, December 6th from 6 – 8 p.m.

Young Adults at Circle
If you are between the ages of 18 and 35ish and are looking for a fun and encouraging community please join us Mondays at 6:30 pm at Union Coffee Company, 6750 W Thunderbird Rd. We will have fellowship along with diving deeper into the Word of God. Please reach out to Adrienne Kist-Aguilar for any questions at 623-734-4480.

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

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 717-742-8460

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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