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Help Beautify and Bring Hope to Boswell Avenue Area

Count blessings, not condemned signs.

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Peniel Church presents first Norwich Cup of Nations

Peniel Church presents the 2014 Cup of Nations

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Peniel organizes weekly prayer

Peniel Church recently launched a new prayer schedule. All times are for a half-hour:

Mondays, 9 a.m., Goldie McPhaul’s house
Tuesdays, 9 a.m., Dawn Miles’ house
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Lauren Dwyer’s house
Thursdays, 9 a.m., Laurel White’s house

For more information, call Goldie McPhaul at (860) 428-7341.

Peniel Church uses 500 helium balloons to invite neighbors to ice cream social

Sandy Lane Outreach

Peniel Church filled 500 helium balloons and attached invites for an ice cream social and short gospel service and handed them out to people on Sandy Lane in Norwich, on behalf of one of the residents there. We praise God for the decisions to follow Jesus Christ at the service the next day!

Peniel to host free lunch program for children ages 18 and under

Peniel Church will be one of several sites across the city to host Norwich Public Schools’ free lunch program for children ages 18 and under. The program will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., June 30 to Aug. 15, except for July 4. All food will be distributed outside in the church parking lot and must be eaten on site.

Dragon boat race offers Peniel lesson in team-building, unity

Team Greeneville participates in the 2014 Dragon Boat Race
Peniel Church joined the Greeneville Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Committee to form Team Greeneville in the 2014 dragon boat race. The race was sponsored by the Greater Area Norwich Chamber of Commerce and held at the Norwich Marina on May 31. Sixteen teams participated. We didn’t finish first.
But we did learn a lesson in unity. The key to achieving your best time is for every one of the 16 participants in the boat to paddle in sync with the drummer. Stephanie Hamel referred to the race in her message Sunday morning as an example of the need and blessing of unity. She cited Acts 1:14 that shows when the early church was in “one accord” in prayer and in fellowship it allowed them to receive the power it needed to propel them forward. The gospel is a powerful, life-changing message. But we needs God’s power to deliver it. And that power rests on those who live in unity.

Peniel contribution benefits translators at Norwich Adult Education

Peniel Church contribution benefits translators at Norwich Adult Education

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Kervens Lauture: ‘I’m a new person,’ after experiencing God’s love at an Encounter with God retreat

Nearly one year after his friend drowned, Kervens Lauture found freedom and healing in Jesus during a weekend, “Encounter with God.” Kervens, who himself nearly drowned that same day, testified Sunday night that he is a “new person” — an amazing transformation in a teenager who once didn’t even believe God was real. Peniel Church hosted the weekend retreat dedicated to meeting with God at Avon Old Farms Hotel. We will host another weekend soon! Call (860) 861-4246 for more information. Here is Kervens’ testimony: Read the rest of this entry »

Jeffrey Gilles Testimony: “If you are real, I need you tonight. I’m finished.”

Jeffrey Gilles, 21, of Norwich, recently avoided serious injury or death after falling asleep at the wheel on the way home from work, flipping his car off the road. As he had so many times in life, he tried to “cover his own sins,” pushing the car back onto its wheels in his own strength — something emergency responders told him they had never seen before. Jeff may have survived, but the accident showed him his spiritual death and made him confront his “closet full of sin.” He prayed: “If you are real, I need you tonight. I’m finished. I don’t want to be here no more. I don’t know my purpose.” This time, Jeff let Jesus into his life, experiencing His incredible grace and mercy! On Sunday night, April 29, 2014, he was baptized.

Nearly 30 members tested for diabetes at on-site workshop

Liz Sibicky of the Diabetes Management Center leads workshop at Peniel

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Count blessings, not condemned signs

Count blessings, not condemned signs.

We've seen enough "condemned" signs in our neighborhood. It's time to speak another message: "Blessed!"
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