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!
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.
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.
Just a reminder to those who wish to sign up for altar flowers, the sign up booklet is in the back of the church. Instructions regarding picking up flowers are also located in the booklet. The flower booklet is checked every Monday to put into the bulletin. All are welcome to sign up for flowers.
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.
All are invited to the Service in the Snshine worship Service on June 16th at 10AM at Mill Hollow Park located in Vermilion Ohio. Picnic lunch to follow. Please bring table service and lawn chairs.Brought to you by our sister UCC Churches: Brownhelm Community Congregational, St. Johns (South Amherst), Community Congregational and Vermilion. Rain location is at our church.
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!
On Sunday, May 26th, we will be honoring our graduates. Please contact Katie at 988-4965 or email@example.com with the names of your high school or college graduate by Friday, May 24th.
The Salvation Army are looking for volunteers to ring the bell December 22 from 12-7PM. If interested please contact Toni at 440-308-0187.
St. Peters will be having two Christmas Eve services this year. The first on will be at 5PM and the second will be 10PM. We hope to see you for one or both services
The 2018 annual congregational meeting of St. Peters UCC takes place Sunday, December 16th following worship, in the sanctuary, for the purpose of electing church council officers to serve during 2019 and church board members to begin serving in 2019 and we will review the approved 2019 budget.
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!