582 Church St, Amherst, OH 44001
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News and Events

News and Events

2020 Christmas Eve

Posted By Lauri Hubach
December 23, 2020 Category: Worship, Events

We will have our Christmas Eve service at 8pm.  As long as Lorain County is not in the 'purple' level, we will have have in-person worship, limited to 57 people.  Please contact the church office to reserve your spot.   The service is available to watch on Zoom and for this service, you can watch live on Facebook

Preschool Dine-to-Donate

Posted By Lauri Hubach
November 29, 2020 Category: Preschool, Events, Mission

Don’t want to cook so you can finish your Christmas shopping?  Why not order a yummy pizza?  Our Dine-To-Donate at Soul on Fire Pizza will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020  and Thursday, December 17, 2020  (240-8529).  Just remember to mention you are from St. Peter’s Preschool and we will receive 15% of all sales.       Here is a link to their Facebook page for a

Dough Holy Night

Dough Holy Night

Posted By Lauri Hubach
November 29, 2020 Category: General, Preschool, Events, Sunday School

This year, in place of St. Peter’s UCC’s Annual Advent Workshop we are hosting “Dough Holy Night”—a deliciously fun family experience with the true meaning of Christmas baked in. Together you’ll bake a batch of Christmas cookies and, along the way, hear the story of the very first Christmas. There’s minimal preparation and a video that leads you step-by-step through the entire experience. It’s so easy!  Email me at:  dir.ed@stpetersamherst.org for all the details on how to access the parent portal and start enjoying this family fun experience! Starting Monday, November 30, I will be sending out the information you need!  So much

Compassionate Care Needs Your Help!

Posted By Lauri Hubach
November 29, 2020 Category: Mission, Compassionate Care, Ministries

Due to COVID, Compassionate Care has not been able to do visitation to our homebound or those in care centers.   Recently, we received the OK to drop off “St Peter’s cares about you” bags, which will be quarantined for a day and then given to the specified person. The bags will be given out once a month.  Are you crafty or are you looking for something to give the kiddos or grandkids to do?  We would love to have some handmade cards or short note to add to the bags. Something done by children always puts a smile on the receiver’s face!  We will be doing 10-15 bags per month.  If you would like to donate any items, it would be appreciated. Some items are large print puzzle books, ink pens (no pencils please), adult coloring books & crayons, small boxes of raisins, small bags Goldfish crackers, chips, pretzels, popcorn, etc, hard candy, deck of cards,  cube box of tissue, trial size toothpaste, hand lotion,  deodorant, shampoo, chap stick, candy bars or anything you think they might enjoy.  If you prefer not to go out to shop and would like to make a small donation, checks can be made out to St. Peter’s with a notation it is for Care bags and dropped at church office or mailed.  If you prefer, cash may be dropped off at the church office in an envelope marked Care bags. Items may be dropped off in the bin in Walker Lobby marked Care

Preschool 2020/2021

Posted By Lauri Hubach
August 17, 2020 Category: General, Preschool

Hi Everyone! We are excited for the start of Preschool.  We are going to be proceeding differently this year.  Please watch the reading of the Preschool  Hanbook!  If you have any questions, please contact the preschool at

Circle 6 Blog

Circle 6 Blog

Posted By St. Peter's
July 27, 2020 Category: Circle 6, Events

Circle Six will be having an organization meeting for the 2020-21 year on September 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm at the Picnic Shelter at Beaver Creek Reservation (913 North Lake Street, Amherst, Ohio 44001— right next to the Amherst Police Department). The picnic shelter is right next to the parking lot, and there are restrooms available across the lot. We have some great ideas for the coming year, and possibly making some changes to make our organization more acceptable to more ladies! Please come, bring your own lunch and drink, and a mask! We will social distance to keep ourselves safe. Hope to see many of you there! If you need a ride, please contact Sally Readinger at (440)222-3414 and we will make arrangements to get you

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Posted By Lauri Hubach
July 17, 2020 Category: Events, Ministries, Sunday School, Preschool

2020 VBS will be Virtual! The team at GO! Curriculum has designed a 3-day "backyard" VBS that is custom made for churches and families during the COVID19 shutdown. We have thought through every aspect of the VBS experience and made it so user friendly that any family can easily do it at home. With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions, and a video that leads kids step-by-step through each day, BOLT VBS is the perfect quarantine-friendly solution for your church or family. After months of virtual learning, many kids are already experiencing screen-fatigue. With that in mind, BOLT has struck the perfect balance between video content and in-person games and activities. TO REGISTER: EMAIL: dir.ed@stpetersamherst.org and say you would like to participate. Please include a mailing address so we can mail you an information packet which will include the link to the parent portal. You may do this VBS at your pace and convenience. 3 days in a row, 1 day a week...however you would like. Each day is approximately 1 1/2 hours of

Drive-in Worship

Drive in Worship

Posted By Lauri Hubach
June 25, 2020 Category: Worship

St. Peter’s now has two ways to worship on Sunday’s!   We will continue to offer Zoom services live on Sunday mornings at 9:55am.  The meeting number is 296 507 8915.  Please contact Pastor Arlen (pastor@stpetersamherst.org or 585-455-2289) for the passcode.    Drive-in worship will begin on July 5, 2020!  Welcome all!  Please follow the procedures outlined below: Enter the Church parking lot from the Elyria Avenue entrance no later than 9:45 am to allow ample time to park. Upon entering the church parking lot from the Elyria Avenue entrance, each car will be provided a bulletin by a person wearing a mask and gloves, then be directed forward to another person that will direct you to a parking space. Cars will be parked in two semi-circle rows, with a car width between each car.  The second row will be staggered to line up with the space between each car in the first row. Once parked, windows of your car may be rolled down or remain up.  We are requesting that you stay in your cars during the service. Radio tune-in info will be provided in the bulletin. On communion Sunday (the first Sunday of every month), you should bring your own sacrament (bread and wine or grape juice). At the ‘Time of Giving’, an usher will carry an offering plate around to each car to collect your offering, if you choose to financially support St. Peter’s this way.  We also offer giving by text at

Worship Guidelines

Posted By Lauri Hubach
April 27, 2020 Category: Worship

Hi All, The two attached items are recommendation and guidelines from our Ohio United Church of Christ leaders.  UCC Ohio Worship Update Guidelines for in person worship St Peter's leadership: Council, has not yet taken up this conversation. I offer this to you so that you are part of the conversation Council will have in May, about when and how sanctuary worship resumes.  Knock Knock?  Who's there? Cash. Cash who? No thanks, I like

JOIN WORSHIP USING ZOOM

Posted By Lauri Hubach
March 22, 2020 Category: Worship

Hi All!   Click here for the Zoom instructions. Click here to join the Zoom Service. Hi all, The two attached items are recommendation and guidelines from our Ohio United Church of Christ leaders.  UCC Ohio Worship Update Guidelines for in person worship St Peter's leadership: Council, has not yet taken up this conversation. I offer this to you so that you are part of the conversation Council will have in May, about when and how sanctuary worship resumes.  Knock Knock?  Who's there? Cash. Cash who? No thanks, I like almonds. Peace, Pastor Arlen Arlen G Vernava, M.Div., PTS, EPC Professional Transition Specialist, Intentional Interim Minister, Executive Coach, Senior Consultant/Design Group International (He, His, Him) Helping You Live Into Your

Ash Wednesday

Posted By Lauri Hubach
February 21, 2020 Category: Worship, Events

Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 PM. There will be a light dinner of soups and chili starting at 6 PM. Come join us for this little gathering before the service. You may receive ashes 8:30- 9:30AM, 12 – 1PM in the Chapel and 7 PM in the

Noisy Collection to buy Easter Dinners

Posted By Lauri Hubach
February 21, 2020 Category: Events, Mission

Today’s and March 22 Noisy Collections will go toward buying Easter dinners for needy families in the Amherst area. In conjunction, we will again be collecting foods to complement our collection, so we can reach even more families! Foods needed are: Boxed scalloped potatoes, canned green beans, mushroom soup, french fried onions, applesauce, packaged desserts like cake mix and frosting, jello, etc. Volunteers are needed to help package the dinners on April 6 at 10

Marching Forward

Posted By Lauri Hubach
January 19, 2020 Category: Events, Worship

The Transition Team is on a Quest and we have another great "food" event planned for you as we move forward to finalizing our data for the future Search Team. Plan to attend any one of the following QUEST GROUPS to eat (for free!) AND share your input with us right here at the church. And, of course, Pastor Arlen will be at all of the events. Wednesday, Jan 22, 12:30pm-2:30pm Lunch with Mary-K Kirsch and Kaye Koler Saturday, Jan 25, 930am - 1130am Breakfast with Christine Burman and Tom McGinnis Saturday, Jan 25, 6pm - 8pm Dinner with Janet McGinnis and Brian Schieferstein Please sign up at the back of the church (in the front entrance lobby) as soon as possible. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at a QUEST

2020 Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Posted By Lauri Hubach
January 19, 2020 Category: Events, General, Mission

For more information about registering for summer camp at Templed Hills, click HERE.  St. Peter's does offer camp scholarships.  Contact Jessie Kubuske at 440.988.4965 for more information. Information on Templed

Calling All Youth!!

Posted By Lauri Hubach
January 17, 2020 Category: General

Calling all youth! Vermilion UCCC is inviting youth grades 6-12 and their chaperones to an overnighter to help Denison Avenue UCC help the homeless!  The overnighter will be held at Vermilion UCCC (990 State St., Vermilion, OH)  from 7 pm Sat. February 22 through Sunday morning worship Feb.23.  Games, activities, and presentations will focus on the issue of housing insecurity. Registration is FREE, but youth are encouraged to collect donations to benefit Denison UCC - see the flyer for more details! To learn more about Denison UCC's fight to help the homeless, click here: https://www.ucc.org/news_cleveland_church_fights_city_hall_to_offer_freezing_people_warmth_transformation_12232019   To register your church's participants, please contact the Living Water Association office at 330-940-2220, email the office at office@livingwaterone.org, or click the link in this Friday's "Streams of Connection" newsletter! Questions?  Contact Vermilion UCCC at 440-967-5212 or

Connections in the Heartland Conference

Posted By Lauri Hubach
January 17, 2020 Category: General

Click here to view the latest from the Heartland

SubZero Blue Coat Mission

SubZero Blue Coat Mission

Posted By Lauri Hubach
December 19, 2019 Category: Mission

  What great donations for the "Blue Coat" missions! Thanks all that donated a coat, or other clothing! Diane Barnum dropped off our donations and this picture shows their

Christmas Cantata

Christmas Cantata

Posted By St. Peter's
December 19, 2019 Category: Events, Worship

Our Christmas Cantata was on Sunday, December 15th.  The Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir, trumpeter James Tensley, flautist Diane Barnum, special guest Errol Browne, jingle bell ringers Tanner and Xavier Wasilk, and our Oberlin Quartet contributed to this beautiful

2020-2021 Preschool Registration

2020 2021 Preschool Registration

Posted By Lauri Hubach
December 09, 2019 Category: Preschool, Events

In house registration begins Jan. 6 2020, this is for all returning students and their siblings. Registration opens to the public on Jan. 13th 2020 at 8:55am. All paper work will be collected in Fellowship Hall . Please have your Registration Application filled out along with Registration fee at this

Wedding Coordinator

Posted By Lauri Hubach
December 03, 2019 Category: Events, General

St. Peter’s is currently looking for a wedding coordinator. If interested please contact the church office at

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