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 at: https://www.facebook.com/StPetersUCCAmherstOh
Dont 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 andThursday, December 17, 2020 (240-8529). Just remember to mention you are from St. Peters Preschool and we will receive 15% of all sales. Here is a link to their Facebook page for a menu!
This year, in place of St. Peters UCCs Annual Advent Workshop we are hosting Dough Holy Nighta deliciously fun family experience with the true meaning of Christmas baked in. Together youll bake a batch of Christmas cookies and, along the way, hear the story of the very first Christmas. Theres minimal preparation and a video that leads you step-by-step through the entire experience. Its so easy! Email me at: email@example.com 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 fun! https://www.facebook.com/StPetersUCCAmherstOh/videos/827278378031431/?t=16
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 there!
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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 Sanctuary
Todays 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 am.
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 GROUP!
For more information about registering for summer camp at Templed Hills, click HERE. St. Peters does offer camp scholarships. Contact Jessie Kubuske at 440.988.4965 for more information. Information on Templed Hills
Our Christmas Cantata wason 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 cantata.
In house registration begins Jan. 6 2020, this is for all returning students and their siblings. RegistrationopenstothepubliconJan.13th2020at8:55am. All paper work will be collected in Fellowship Hall . Please have your Registration Application filled out along with Registration fee at this time.
St. Peters is currently looking for a weddingcoordinator. If interested please contactthe church office at 440.988.4965
During this upcoming holiday season, the office will be closed from December 25 to January 3. Normal office hours will resume January 6, 2020. For any questions, please contact Katie in the church office at 440-988-4965.
Circle Six Membership ofSt. Peters United Church of Christ Presents: The Gift of Musicwith Mary Beth Ions December 10, 2019 at 7 PM St. Peters United Church of Christ 582 Church St. Amherst, OH 44001 (440)988-4965 for more information click HERE
All are invited to join Pastor Arlen and Community Congregational, Vermilion U.C.C Congregational and Brownhelm U.C.C for a Longest Night Worship service Saturday, December 21, held at Community Congregational U.C.C located at 379 S. Main St., Amherst, Ohio. Worship begins at 5PM. View the flyer HERE.
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
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.