What’s Happening

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On Sunday, January 20th Pastor Jeremy will teach the 9:15 a.m. adult Bible study. To prepare read John 5:1-6, Colossians 3:12-14, Matthew 18:21-22.

For 10:30, read Psalm 8:3-4, Psalm 13:1, Psalm 18:1-2, Psalm 62, Psalm 73:21-25, Deuteronomy 32:3-4, Isaiah 44:6-8.

Kid’s Classes

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!

Small Groups at Circle!

Small Groups at Circle!
The goal of small groups is fellowship and discipleship. All you have to do is show up ready to meet people, read the Bible, and ask the question, “How does this apply to my life now?”
Four options:
1) Thursdays 5-7 PM (Ashworth) -January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11. RSVP Jeremy, 602-708-8061. Childcare provided from 5 to 7 PM!

2) Tuesdays 5-7 PM (Howard) – January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9. RSVP Jaime, 623-879-6700. Childcare provided from 5 to 7 PM!

3) Thursdays 5-7 PM (Romijn/Youngblood) – January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11. RSVP Marian, 623-451-1199 No childcare at this location (Romijn’s).

4) Thursdays 5-7 PM (Carothers) -January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11. RSVP Jeremy, 602-708-8061. Childcare provided from 5 to 7 PM!

The first hour (5-6 PM) is optional. Bring some takeout and we’ll eat together – but we can’t provide food so please bring your own. The second hour (6-7 PM) is the group time.

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

“All Group Small Group” Potluck at Circle Thursday February 28th 5-7 PM. (Yes, you can come to the potluck if you didn’t come to any group.)

Circle Young Adults 

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. Connect with them on their Facebook page.

January 25th at 7 p.m. they are having a Bowling Night. Contact Jessie for more details

Grief Group

Grief Group at Circle Monthly on the third Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. (2/19, 3/19)
All are welcome to a new grief group at Circle.  It will be led by Brent Thomas, a pastor and friend who is also a Hospice Chaplain.

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.

Service Project – Help Build A Home in Mexico
Circle of Peace is partnering with 2 other local organizations to help build a home for a family in need in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. We will leave around 10am on Friday, January 18th and will be back to Phoenix around 6pm or so on the 21st. The cost of the trip is $300 (plus transportation) per adult and $150 per child. This is a family friendly trip! Max of $750 for a family!

Passports are REQUIRED for age 16 and over. Birth certificates required for age 15 and under. Building experience is OPTIONAL.

RSVP directly to Stuart 602-327-4410 to make payments and arrangements

Cardboard Car & Drive-In Movie Night

Mark your calendar: January 19 Come join us as we spend some time building cardboard cars (4-6 p.m.). Stick around for some food and pull up your car to watch a movie (6-8 p.m.)! Basic supplies for building cars will be provided (like tape and some cardboard) but feel free to bring any special flair or specific supplies for the car you have in mind! Hotdogs and popcorn will be served for dinner!

Special Guest for 1/27 9:15 a.m. adult Bible study

 “I wish I would have known…”
This is one of the most dangerous phrases in the English language. It assumes that some things are preventable.

The really crazy thing is that when it comes to our teens and youth really most things are preventable!
We just have to educate and train ourselves so that we can educate and train the younger generations.
“What we don’t know really can hurt us!” Hurt our families… Hurt our kids…

So how are you preparing yourself and your family for today’s World of Technology?

Adam Brooks, founder of Youth Awareness and Safety, will come speak at Circle on January 27th at 9:15 a.m. He will talk about how you can become an adult who can help train our youth to be aware and safe as well.

Men’s Ministry Barbecue  – February 8th, Join ‘Men at Circle’ from 6-8 p.m. at Steve Hartman’s for a meal and fellowship (7833 W Adam Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382). Our guest speaker will be Eric Voris from CCV. Please RSVP to Chris Howard 602-367-6906 or check out the ‘Men at Circle’ Facebook page.

We are pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2019, Jaime Howard’s position at Circle of Peace Church has been expanded from Children’s Ministry Director to Ministry Director. This expansion was recommended and approved by the Leadership Team in the fall of 2018 and approved by the Congregational Business Meeting in November 2018.  In addition to leading children’s ministries, Jaime will now also provide support for foyer ministries, small group ministries, and the development of a second Sunday morning worship service.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of the Board, Executive Committee, or pastor Jeremy.  We are delighted to see not only the growth of the ministries that Jaime has led, but the ways in which she is growing and helping others grow in Christ.

Donate online!

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

Compelling Vision Conversation

Our denominational family, the Church of the Brethren, is in the process of seeking a new vision for the denomination.  As part of this process, leaders in the church are holding regional meetings.  Anyone is welcome to participate in these meetings, for more information click here or ask Pastor Jeremy.

Holy Yoga—Saturdays 9 AM @ Circle

Open to men & women, newcomers & experts, offered on a donation basis. Wear comfy clothes and bring a mat!
For more on: see www.holyyoga.net
Classes begin in January, date TBD.

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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