It is that time of year again where we give our offerings to the Neighbors in Need for the month of September. Remember, two thirds of the offering is used by the U.C.Cs Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts and direct service projects. One third of the offering supports the U.C.C.s Council for American Indian Ministries. If you would like to donate online you can do so at ucc.org/nin.
The preschool board will be selling muffins and Mama Jos gift cards on Sunday, September 29 after worship service. The Mama Jos gift cards will be $10.00 each.
Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day and St. Peters will be closed for the holiday. Normal hours (8AM-4:30PM M-F) will resume Tuesday, September 3rd. For any questions, please contact Katie in the church office at 440-988-4965.
Mission Committee is in need of volunteers to help serve meals at St. Elisabeth Homeless Shelter located at 2726 Caroline Ave. near Broadway Ave. in Lorain. Mission committee serves meals the last Wednesday of each month from 4-6PM. If interested in volunteering, please contact Betty Pekare at 245-1231.
Many thanks to all who helped make this years Block Party a success! Even the threat of a severe thunderstorm didnt dampen our festivities! Thank you to all who donated, and all who helped, with set up and with serving! I would like to thank you all personally, but Im not sure I saw everyone that helpedso if you did.THANK YOU! A huge shout out to Boy Scout Troop 427 for all their help. Many thanks to the committee that helped to organize this event, Kurt, Kody and Pam Beiswenger, Barb and Jim Wiley, Judy McCurdy, and Shelley Harmych. Looking forward to another great event next year! Speaking of the block party, there are leftovers! Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after church for hotdogs, beans, watermelon, chips, cookies, and whatever else! Afterwards, the remainder of the chips will be donated to Amherst High Schools Leo Club Backpack project that sends food home with needy kids for the weekend. Our September Noisy Collection will be donated to this project as well. Part of our
If you would like to register to attend this event, please click here! TheOhio Conferenceis proud to co-sponsorThe Ohio Council of Churches(OCC) 100th anniversary event. The OCC remains devoted in its 100th year to tackling the problems of racism through ecumenical partnership and vision. We in the Ohio Conference had already begun engaging with the OCC in discussions around hosting an event focused on ending racism; this event is one of the fruits of that discernment. For this event, with our assistance, the OCC has lined up workshops, worship, celebrations, and reflections around the work to fight racism. Our commitment to working with ecumenical partners like the OCC to arrange for continuing anti-racism work in our communities is just one of the ways your Conference is offering service to our members and churches. With that commitment in mind, we have engaged the Pulitzer Prize-Winning writer, and Miami Herald columnist, Leonard Pitts, Jr., to deliver a keynote address at the
Please watch this message from Pastor Dave Long-Higgins about a proposed name change for our conference. Please also read the proposed By-Law changes.
Just a reminder to those who wish to sign up for altar flowers, the sign up booklet is in the back of the church. Instructions regarding picking up flowers are also located in the booklet. The flower booklet is checked every Monday to put into the bulletin. All are welcome to sign up for flowers.
The Transition Team is coordinating Cottage Conversations for June, between the 18th and 27th.The purpose of these conversations is for the congregation to shareappreciative experiences of St. Peters. These conversations will help the transition team determine what the valuesare for St. Peters. These will be discussed with the congregation as awhole at a later date.The ultimate goal is to determine the core values of St. Peters and thendetermine what God is calling St. Peters to do.Once this is determined, the Transition Team can start on the profile forthe Search Team to use in finding our new pastor. It is important that all who can participate, do. If someone cannot participate on the provided dates, please let the office or transition team know, so we can set something up with you at a later date. Sign up will be posted in the Sanctuary. Individuals can also call theoffice and Katie will let you know what is available.
Registration for VBS this year is now open!You may go to http://tmab.cokesburyvbs.com/Ststpeters to register, and here to pay. All payments are due by June 17. VBS is for ages 4 years old through the 6th grade and will be held July 8- July 12.
All are invited to the Service in the Snshine worship Service on June 16th at 10AM at Mill Hollow Park located in Vermilion Ohio. Picnic lunch to follow. Please bring table service and lawn chairs.Brought to you by our sister UCC Churches: Brownhelm Community Congregational, St. Johns (South Amherst), Community Congregational and Vermilion. Rain location is at our church.
Look at this gorgeous quilt! We will be raffling this quilt (made and donated by Kay Koler) off at various functions, and on Sundays! $1/ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn at ourBlock Party on August 18th! Need not be present to win! Proceeds will go to the Stained Glass Window Fund!
On Sunday, May 26th, we will be honoring our graduates. Please contact Katie at 988-4965 or email@example.com with the names of your high school or college graduate by Friday, May 24th.
The food bank is in need of your donations. They are asking for toilet tissue, bars of soap, spaghetti noodles and spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, cereal, boxes of instant potatoes, canned meat and canned vegetables, and tuna fish. These items can be donated in any of our designated bins located in the Walker lobby, the Elevator entrance and in the kitchen downstairs. St. Peters and the food bank appreciate your donations.
Many of you have already heard about the house fire on Cornell. While the family is all safe and together, the fire was devastating. Many of you have already come together to offer help. There will be a donation account set up at Chase bank. Donations can be made at any Chase bank and funds will go directly to the family. No account number will be needed. Just reference the family effected by the fire on Cornell.
Wondering what to do with your empty ink jets? There is a box in the window in the Fellowship Hall where you can drop them off! Once the box is full, it gets mailed to a recycling company that will send Christian Education a check for the empty cartridges! Easy way to donate to the church without costing you a cent!
Wednesday, February 13, members of Lorain Countys faith based communities are invited to attend a summit presented by Thomas D. Stuber. This event will take place at First Lutheran Church 1019 W. 5th street in Lorain from 9AM to 12PM. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. If interested you can register at https://www.eventbrite.com by searching for Understanding Substance Use Disorders within Congregation in Lorain.
Circle Six will hold its next meeting and picnic on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00PM in Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite game to play and invite a friend to join us.