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 Peters 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 receivers 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
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
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
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.
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.