What’s Happening

Pastor Jeremy Ashworth will preach Sunday, November 1st at 10:00 am. To prepare, read Matthew 5, 6, 7.

To check out our Livestream, you can go to our website (https://www.circleofpeacechurch.com/) at 10 AM Sundays, AZ time.  Or you can go to our YouTube Channel “Circle of Peace Live” (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9vXcykFlTuWx1oNnjO5eeA) at 10 AM Sundays, AZ time.

Before the days of COVID-19, Circle of Peace Church took communion together on the first Sunday of every month.  We still believe in the body and blood of Jesus, so we want to invite you to try something new together.  At the end of the online worship service on Sunday November 1st, we’re going to take communion in our homes.  To get ready, just get some bread and juice, and have them handy when you join the service at 10:30 AM.  It’s not the same as being in the same room at the same time, but it is one way we can remember Jesus together.
Pastor Jeremy Ashworth

Gratitude Gatherings
The Thanksgiving season is upon us and is a great time to focus our attention on gratitude! As we re-gather, we also invite you to come together beginning October 27 for a 5-week, all-church Zoom Gratitude Gathering. This will be an opportunity to meet together as a church family, learn together from many dynamic and informative speakers, and also gather in small groups for discussion. Not only will relationships be refreshed, revitalized, and revived as we bring 2020 to a close, but we also hope that new small groups will grow from this experience. It will be something you don’t want to miss! Check out the details below:
Tuesday nights: Oct 27 – Nov 24
6:00 – 7:00 PM
In real time via Zoom
Other recorded meeting options available
Please register here.

Hey parents! As we are getting ready to re-gather we want to make sure that we have all your family’s current contact information! Please click this link and make sure everything is filled out for you and each of your children. This is important for our new check-in process!

Seeking New Treasurer 
Circle of Peace is looking for someone to serve as our new Treasurer, and we’d love your prayers and discernment as we do so.  For more information, email Juliana at info@circleofpeacechurch.com
Worship is more than songs and a sermon.  The experience of gathering in-person includes countless community touchpoints: someone unexpectedly holds the door open for you, someone else shares food from their garden, a little kid spontaneously gives you a sticker in the foyer.  These unscripted interactions are joyful, energizing, and encouraging.  It’s the little things that make us feel connected and cared for, and we miss them.Because of COVID-19, we don’t know when we’ll safely be able to gather for worship.  Even when we do regather, we will be following safety guidelines that limit contact.  That’s why we are inviting you right now to participate in a new ministry called “Touchpoints.”  It’s not a sermon or a Bible study.  It is an intentional effort to share playful, thoughtful, caring gestures in this season. Can you paint rocks?  Write notes?  Make deliveries?  If you want to know more about how you can help do small things with great love, please contact Jaime Howard at jaime@circleofpeacechurch.com.  Even if you can only help one time, reach out to Jaime and she’ll help connect you with a project that works for you and blesses others.  And we promise: it will make a difference.

As we work to improve and streamline many of the parts of our church community, we want to be sure that you and your family stay up-to-date on all that is going on! A huge part of making sure this happens is knowing that we have all the information we need about your family. To that end, we are overhauling our database and we need your help!

If you consider Circle of Peace to be your church home, please click here or download the ‘Church Center’ app on your device and update your family’s profile so that we can be sure that you don’t miss anything! In addition to helping us, accessing your Planning Center profile will be a critical part of engaging in community life as we move forward. It will be a source of information, connection, and community happenings. It’s awesome and it all starts with you. Thank you so much for doing your part to help us serve you to the best of our ability.

You can access/update your contact data through Planning Center. Here’s how:

Step 1: Download ‘Church Center’ app or login to https://circleofpeace.churchcenter.com/home 
Step 2: To the right of the logo click on drop down menu and follow login instructions. You will be prompted to enter your mobile number and email address.

Note: If the email address does not match the email on file with Circle of Peace please contact Juliana, as this is necessary to view your information.

Keep your children connected! 
We offer Christian education classes every Sunday at 9:30 am for kids K-5th via Zoom. Reach out to Mrs. Jaime for more information or check out Kids at Circle on Facebook

Hello all parents! I wanted to update you on a change we are making with our Facebook content and interactions in order to increase our privacy for families and our security with digital media platforms (like Zoom)! We now have a private Facebook GROUP for our families to go to to find all things related to our Children’s Ministry that need an extra layer of protection. For example, this new group will be where you can find all the info about our weekly Sunday Zoom calls, it is where we can all share pictures and videos that feature our kids, and a place to interact with families in regards to the weekly lessons (for example: our monthly memory verse challenges ). How do you get to this Facebook Group?! Just click right here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2517698775197512/ to request to join the group and you will be added and be able to see content! It’s that easy!
Secondly, I want every parent with kids in the Preschool (ages 3-5) or Elementary (K-5th) classes to know about the Parent Cue! It is both a website (click here: https://theparentcue.org/faith/) and and app (info here: https://theparentcue.org/app/) that you can use to follow up with our Sunday lessons at home! It is SO critical…especially during these times…that our kids remain connected to sources that point them towards their loving God. And we want to partner WITH you to do that! The Parent Cue is a great resource that will help you stay up-to-date on what we’re teaching each week as well as provide videos, questions, and resources for you to use to carry the conversation and learning through the week! Please be sure to check it out!
Let me know if you have any questions! Stay safe, and be blessed!

Want to get connected?  Here’s how:
– If you text “connect” to 623-745-2579, a staff member will reach out to you to answer any questions you might have about getting plugged in at Circle.

Our small groups are still meeting weekly via Zoom.
Our ‘Kids at Circle‘ are still meeting weekly Sundays at 9:30 am via Zoom to learn about Jesus.  Our “Circle Young Adults“, ‘Men at Circle‘, ‘Women at Circle’ and our ‘JOY (Just Older Youth) at Circle’ groups are still connecting with each other on Facebook.

If you are looking for a connection, we’d love to hear from you!

Want to pray for others?  Want to share a prayer request?  Here’s how:
– If you text “joinpray” 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 “prayforme” 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!

Howard’s small group: Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 – Sermon Follow up via Zoom, contact Jaime Howard

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

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 Fry’s 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  Frys Community Rewards to sign up.

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