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.
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
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.
Thank you so much to all who donated to the winter clothing drive. Please know that your items went directly to those who need them the most! Clothing collection for the Great Lakes Church homeless outreach and clothing pantry will continue throughout the coming year. The collection box will remain in the lobby. New and used items are acceptable, just try to keep items seasonally appropriate. If you have any questions or need to have donations picked up, please contact Diane Barnum at 419-602-7264.
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!
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.