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Circle Six is a church women’s group that began in 1938 when a group of young ladies met in the home of Mrs. E. Wavrick for the purpose of organizing a circle of young members of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church.
Today, Circle Six lives on with its current members meeting once a month from September through June, keeping the spirit of those founding young women alive. It has grown to become an integral part of St. Peter’s and is a nurturing and giving arm of the church.
Through our group projects we are able to provide financial support to many local charities. Projects such as broom sales, baking and selling pumpkin rolls, a cookie sale at Christmas time and a bake sale for Easter have allowed our group to make annual donations to organizations such as:
The ladies of Circle Six also make mission blankets that are given with love to members of the church that are hospitalized or home bound. We also host several McDonald’s nights at the Amherst McDonald’s, cleaning tables to earn a percentage of the sales. One of the most important functions of our group is to provide funeral luncheons for the families of members of our church who have passed on to be with our Lord.
Our meetings are not all work though – we have fun too! There is an annual tureen dinner, an annual picnic, and many of our meetings have entertainment such as the Murray Ridge Choraleers, the Amherst Madregal Singers and various demonstrations from the Amherst Historical Society, just to name a few.
Come check out St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, and while you’re there, be sure to check out Circle Six too!
God Bless you and yours.
Caring for us, caring for others, and praising God: with all ones heart, mind, soul and strength, in every way, everywhere.
The avowed purpose of this church shall be to worship God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the Sacraments: to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this church and the Church Universal; to render loving service toward mankind; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.
To focus our ministries on those who we can directly impact; our congregation, our neighborhood, our nation, and our world. Our church will do this through caring; by uplifting and offering spiritual support to those who are struggling in their life’s journey. Through spirituality; to behave in a Christ-like way; by offering our time, talents, and treasures. We will put our faith into action by honoring, respecting, and celebrating the principles of scripture, our church’s rich history and purpose, and the identity of the United Church of Christ.