What’s Happening

The update for the week ending February 18th can be found on our Facebook page: Crescendo | Circle of Peace Church and below:

To prepare for the 9:15 a.m. adult Bible study, please read Matthew 4:6. Pastor Jeremy is teaching.

To prepare for 10:30, read Psalm 118, Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:11, 1 Peter 2:7. Pastor Jeremy is preaching.

We have excellent childcare for infants through preschool available Sundays from 9 am to 12 noon in Room 3.

Your elementary-age kids can come to Room 4 during our 9:15 a.m. Sunday School hour OR during our 10:30 a.m. service. Kindergarten-5th Graders are encouraged to join our awesome Children’s Ministry staff in room 2.

You can find more information about our programs for kids on Facebook. Like “Kids at Circle” for updates on what the kids are learning. See you Sunday!

Youth at Circle

Hangin’ aROUND (6-12 Grade) – Come hang aROUND Circle of Peace for a weekly Bible study in room 5 Sundays at 9:15.

Like our ‘Youth at Circle” Facebook page for more details and contact Jaime Howard (jaime@circleofpeacechurch.com) with any questions.

February Youth Event

Join us after service February 25th for the ultimate Trivia Tournament!
Compete against and along side your peers as we test our knowledge on the Bible, sports, history, literature, puzzles, pop culture and more! (Free!)

Holy Yoga

Saturdays 9 – 10 AM Circle hosts Holy Yoga!

Classes are open to men and women, newcomers and experts, and are offered on a donation basis (most donations run $5-20 per class). Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat!

Classes will be led by Kimberly Hudgins Taylor, a certified Holy Yoga instructor.

According to their website, “Holy Yoga is experiential worship specifically created to deepen your connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to combine world class yoga with a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect with God. We do this by integrating His Word, prayer, worship and the physical practice of yoga to contemporary and Christian music.”

For more on Holy Yoga, see https://holyyoga.net/                      

For other questions, contact Circle of Peace Church at frontdesk@circleofpeacechurch.com

www.circleofpeacehurch.com

Circle of Peace Church, 8430 W. Deer Valley Rd, Peoria AZ 85382

623-879-6700

Support Sunrise Montessori School through School Choice Arizona

Sunrise Montessori is our primary facility partner at Circle of Peace, and several members of Circle have kids at Sunrise. Consider supporting Sunrise – at no cost to you – through School Choice Arizona, info below. Any questions, see Finance & Fundraising Chair Mary Jo Swartz. For more on Sunrise Montessori, see https://www.sunrisemontessori.com/

School Choice Arizona utilizes tax credit donations to scholarship children at private schools in Arizona. Corporations and Individuals can donate and claim a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against their Arizona tax liability. With your donations you create opportunities for children to reach their unique potential. The Arizona tax payer must first donate the Original Tax Credit maximum in order to donate any additional amount to the Overflow tax credit.

April 15th Relateback: A person may donate prior to filing taxes, but not later than April 15th, and claim the credit for the previous year’s taxes. There are no extensions, so donations must be postmarked or entered online no later than midnight, April 15th.

Recommendations: Donors may recommend a student or school, but actual scholarships are subject to the absolute discretion of School Choice Arizona. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the student’s race, color, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Scholarships are used for K-12 students attending private schools in Arizona. At least ninety percent of donated funds received will be used for scholarships. Recommend: Sunrise Montessori School

Phone: 480.722.7502
info@schoolchoicearizona.org
http://www.schoolchoicearizona.org/

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria

On Thursday March 15, we have the unique opportunity to hear from Rev. Ephraim Kadalaa, a Christian leader and peacemaker from Nigeria.  In April 2014, over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria were abducted by Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group.  Many of the abducted girls were Christians, and many of them are affiliated with the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or EYN).  Rev. Ephraim Kadalaa is with EYN, and has developed a process for peace and healing among neighbors in Northern Nigeria, and he will be sharing stories of his ministry with us.

Three things to keep in mind: First, we are still working on details, but we expect this event to be held on Thursday March 15 sometime in the evening.  It’s possible the event may take place on Friday the 16, we have to wait and hear from those making travel arrangements.  Second, those who attend this event should be aware that Rev. Ephraim Kadalaa works as a witness for Christ in extremely violent situations.  He will be sharing powerful but also heavy stories.  Being a Christian in suburban Phoenix is very different than being a Christian in Nigeria.  Third, if you have any questions about arrangements, please see Lou Trout or Stuart Babcock.  Any other questions, see Pastor Jeremy.

Phoenix Rescue Mission

On March 31st from 10:30 to 1 pm, the men’s group is scheduled to volunteer at the Phoenix Rescue Mission. We need to fill a few additional 5 spots. Please call Stuart (602-327-4410) or Steve (623-755-5035) for more information and to sign up.

Financial Peace University This life-changing series of classes taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Ann Margret Noble at Circle of Peace Church in Peoria, AZ, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Classes meet in the Sanctuary for 9 weeks on Thursday’s from 7-9 p.m. (Thursday Jan 18, 2018 to Thursday March 15th, 2018).
People who are interested in taking the class should go to the Dave Ramsey site to register. For more information, contact Ann Margret at 480-442-1528 or email her at annmargret15@gmail.com

Playdate

Join us Sunday February 25 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM for a Playdate at Circle. Parents and kids will hang out together, eat together, and let the kids play outside. Bring your own sack lunch, and parents/guardians should plan to stay with their kiddos (it’s a playdate, not a dropoff). This is not an exclusive event, so feel free to invite anyone. Please RSVP by calling or texting Mary at 206-446-8253. We are considering having a Playdate once a month on the last Sunday of the month, let us know what you think!

Church Work Day

The next Church Work Day will be Saturday March 3rd from 7—11 a.m. For more info /sign-up call Shawn 623-910-4107

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://www.undergroundcoffeeproject.com

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!

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