FOCUS GROUPS- The deadline to sign up has been extended to September 30. We are seeking to hear ideas about four large ideas: St. Peter’s UCC identity, values, impact inside and outside our walls, and how we reconcile our vision with our budget and our capacity. We have scheduled four focus groups with room from 10-12 people in each group. Please RSVP for a specific focus group by September 20 through Realm or by emailing Laurie Hesselink at firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups with openings include Sunday, 9/22 at 10a.m., Wednesday 10/2 at 7p.m., or Sunday, 10/13 at 10a.m.
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP: Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00p.m. at Books & Brews
ST. PETER’S MEN’S RETREAT- The Men's Retreat will take place September 20th to 21st at Camp Palawopec, near Nashville Indiana. Come join in togetherness by spending time with friends, family and the spirit which binds us. If you feel you wish to attend, you are welcome regardless of gender or gender identity. Any questions contact Bob Werner, (317) 709-6596, email@example.com. Sign upon Realm or in Fellowship Hall. Cost is $45.
CROSSING OVER: THE MIGRANT QUILT PROJECT- St. Peter's, along with the Indiana Interchurch Center, is privileged to host an installation of the Migrant Quilt Project through September 26th. The final program related to this exhibit will take place in the parlor at St. Peter's: Tuesday, Sept 24 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
BORDER ISSUES FAIR- If you are interested in attending Common Ground on the Border in Arizona in January 2020, registration forms and checks should be made out to The Good Shepherd UCC with CGOBT in the memo line and sent to: The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ 17750 S. La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. Questions? Contact Rebecca McElfresh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (440) 376-6651.
NEW CONNECTIONS CLASS to begin Sunday, October 6- Are you new to St. Peter's, and would like to learn more about St. Peter's? The class will meet for four sessions: proposed dates are October 13, 20, and 27, but the group will confirm workable dates once together. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall or contact the office at email@example.com. Questions can be directed to Kyle Kroehler at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE CROP HUNGER WALK – Sunday, October 6 marks the 50th anniversary of Church World Service's CROP HUNGER WALK. Walk with Don Kaufman and/or donate money to this effort to help with hunger relief locally (Hamilton County) and globally. Contact Don by phone (317-846-5258) or email (email@example.com) for further information.
WOMEN & the WORD- Women and the Word will be delving into the DVD series Living the Questions. Our first series will be Uppity Women from the Bible. There’s no homework or reading ahead needed, so please feel welcome to come whenever you can! We meet every Thursday from 9:30-11:30 in the Parlor.
Our Singing Visit Date is Set – We will visit Gary Spiegel on his birthday! Date is Sunday, October 6 from 1:30-2:00. Visiting Gary is an absolute joy! Sign-up in Fellowship Hall or on Realm.
Children/Youth Music Announcement- The Music Program year is starting and that means Children and Youth Music will start again on Sunday mornings, from 9:45-10:15 in the Music Room. We will start the year preparing an anthem for World Communion Sunday, October 6.
CARMEL UMC FOOD PANTRY- We are collecting donations of Jelly and crackers (all varieties).
CONGREGATIONAL DIRECTORY- We need your permission to include your information in the printed version of the directory. If you want to be included, please email Laurie H. at firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate if you would like address, phone and email (any combination) and also your spouse/partner’s permission.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
Politics In a Purple Church: Sunday, September 22 at 10:00a.m.
· Brunch Hour & Pray Day: Sunday, September 29 from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Fall Work Day: Saturday, October 5 at 8:30 a.m.