Gathering at the Well

Mary & Martha – “Balancing Life’s Priorities”

Sister Sharon Curtis and Sister Mavis Brown presented

“Balancing Life’s Priorities” to the Women’s Fellowship of
Peoples Community Church

Luke 10:38-42

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feetlistening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Mary and Martha’s Message for Your Life Today:

  • We can serve the Lord in different ways,  whether in the tiny act of a meal prepared, or the costly sacrifice of a lavish gift.
  • We must watch our for busyness, making sure we are not too bothered and bogged down in the details of our work, that we fail to worship the Lord.
  • We must call upon Jesus as our first and primary source of strength when we face crises and tribulation.

Which message do you need to hear today?

Hope beyond the Grave

Rev. Harvey Smith preaches from Romans 5:1-5 on the theme “Hope beyond the Grave”.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

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Peoples Community Church Anniversary

On May 23, 2007 eight people came together in a meeting at the home of Rev. James E. Shannon.  Rev. Shannon had received the call to start a church in DuPage county. The group meet to determine what kind of church we would be. We visited churches on several Sunday’s to decide how we wanted our services setup. On June 18th we had our first Bible Study at Glenfield Baptist Church. On August 12, 2007 we had our first worship service in the small theatre at the College of DuPage. We continued to have our Bible study, baptisms, watch service and other weekly meetings at Glenfield. We were the best church in the area but we were sometimes hard to find on Sunday mornings. We were bounced back and forth on the College of DuPage campus. In February of 2011 we signed a lease on a church on Park Blvd. We thought we had finally found our home. We negotiated back and forth for 2 1/2 years to purchase. Little did we know that God had something else in mind for us. In the fall of 2013 we were approached by Glenfield Baptist church to purchase our current location. On October 6, 2013 we marched into our current location. God always works things out.

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Help, Psalm 121 :1-2

Pastor James E. Shannon preaches from Psalm 121 :1-2 on the theme, “Help”. As scripture says, “My help comes from the Lordthe Maker of heaven and earth”. Please visit us online at

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