Dear Peachtree Family,

In our series, Thy Kingdom Come, we have explored the many aspects of Kingdom callings as we journeyed through the Book of Acts. From power and courage to curiosity and vision, we have learned how the early church approached and overcame harsh circumstances to build the foundation of the most significant movement in the history of humanity.

Two thousand years later, we find ourselves facing many of the same obstacles and threats those early followers of The Way encountered. Pandemic, apathy, exhaustion, and discouragement seem to abound. Still, I assure you that the forces that seek to neutralize God’s will and our restoration efforts have not and will not prevail.

As we move into a new year with boldness and courage, I am calling on each one of you to pray the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven!” That key phrase, “Thy will be done,” is the theme we are embracing as we seek to continue our Kingdom calling of ‘Joining Christ daily in the restoration of all things.’

The challenges we are facing will continue, but God’s promises and provision are secure. He has blessed Peachtree with open hearts and generous spirits for more than a century, and you have been obedient and responsible by using His blessings to bless others. Your faithful response to Kingdom opportunity indicates the awareness that all things we have come from the Father.

I would submit that the vast majority of people in this nation, and certainly at Peachtree, are considered wealthy compared to the rest of the world. Therefore, we have a higher degree of responsibility for the use of resources.

In his letter to Timothy, Paul has instruction for those who are wealthy in this world. Engage this guidance in the following pages and join together with your Christian community as we pray, “Thy will be done, in our lives, in our church, in our community, and in our world!”

With great anticipation in Christ,

Dr. Richard Kannwischer
Senior Pastor 

Instruct those who are rich in this present world
not to be conceited or to set their hope on the uncertainty of riches,
but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works,
to be generous and ready to share,
storing up for themselves the treasure
of a good foundation for the future,
so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Peachtree students study God’s Word and seek His will during summer camp retreat.

As Paul instructs, we are not to place our hope
in ‘the uncertainty of riches, but on God.’

In the last year, we have learned how uncertain all things of this world truly are. May our lives reflect the reality and willingness to place our hope in what is absolutely certain—God’s Word, love, and provision for His children.

Peachtree’s newest elders are ordained during worship in September 2021.

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works…

As we seek God’s will over our own, we hear His encouragement to use all He has given us to bless others. Peachtree’s generosity during the last year pleases God and we will continue to accept the responsibility, as an accountable Christian community, to be a source of hope and restoration.

Peachtree children participate in the distribution of food for children-in-need in the Atlanta area.

“…to be generous and ready to share”

Throughout the pandemic, God is using Peachtree to meet desperate needs in the Atlanta community. Millions of pounds of food have supplied thousands of meals to hundreds of food insecure families.

In February 2020, Peachtree member Beth Stevens shares the love of Christ with children in India.

“…storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”

God’s calling on Peachtree to be a source of restoration continues around the world, even during a pandemic. Overcoming numerous obstacles and providing desperately needed resources, our commitment remains steadfast… to embrace His will by providing the love of Christ to a world in need of hope.

Generosity Sunday is November 7

This year, we are asking all people who call Peachtree their church home to prioritize Sunday, November 7. Attend our worship services, either in person or online, and make your financial commitment for Peachtree’s mission in 2022. Bring your estimate of giving to one of our in-person services or make your estimate online.