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.
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
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.
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!
For the month of December, St. Peters will be accepting offering for the Christmas Fund. There will be an offering envelope in each bulletin if you would like to donate to the Christmas Fund for the veterans of the cross and the emergency fund. Your gift says thank-you and we care to UCC retired clergy, lay employees and their families in financial need. Our help funds monthly pension supplements, quarterly health premium supplements, emergency grants and Christmas thank-you gift checks.
For those that are curious about our new logo...The symbol has several things that we feel are important to St. Peters. First, the symbol itself is a P...for Peter. There is a black cross in the middle. The surrounding colors represent our beautiful stained glass windows.
Trunk or Treat is coming!!!! October 28 from 5-6:30. After the success of our block party, it is looking like we may have OVERWHELMING attendance (depending on weather, of course!) Please consider participating in this years event! You will need to supply your own candy, I will have signs and trinkets for each car for the teal pumpkins (non-candy). Our Trunk or Treat was a huge success last year and looks to be the same this year! If you dont want to do a car, please consider a table or just a chair! We can also use volunteers to run the games. Forms and instructions are in the back of the church.
For the next two months, our noisy collection will go toward purchasing supplies for Thanksgiving dinners for needy families in the Amherst area. The dates are September 23 and October 28. Thank you so much for your donations!
Pastor Bev used to meet with church members on Wednesday mornings at Arabicas in downtown Amherst. Even though Pastor Bev is no longer participating in body, she still is in spirit! Some members are carrying on the tradition and still meet every Wednesday morning to chat and enjoy the fellowship. This group of our church members have begun referring to this weekly fellowship as church chat. They would like to invite any member interested to please join them at 9:30AM on Wednesdays!
This years Crop Hunger Walk will be held in Vermilion at the Vermilion UCC on Rt. 60. The Crop Walk will take place October 7that 2 PM. There will be five stops along the mile path through downtown and the park. If you would like to register as a walker for St. Peters please come to the church office Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30PM or online at www.crophungerwalk.org/durhamnc/wpcdurha.