SPECIAL COLLECTION: THE CHRISTMAS FUND - Many retired pastors (and their beloved spouses) faithfully served UCC congregations but received low salaries. We offer our help to these dedicated church workers by contributing to The Christmas Fund. St. Peter's is no longer receiving third party donations since we do not have the staff to process these kinds of transactions. However, we hope you will continue to support this important ministry and send your gift directly to:
The Rev. Krista Betz
The Pension Boards
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115
Please make your check payable to: "UCBMA"
BLUE CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE - The Christmas season is approaching, but sometimes Christmastime isn't always a joyous celebration for everyone. For those enduring hardship or struggle, celebrating just might not be the most comforting thing. Come join our Blue Christmas service. It's a place where we can be one with God and find a calming place. Service will include calming songs and a space for those who need to grieve, pray or just be at peace. If you'd like someone to talk to, or for someone to just listen, we encourage you to stay after service. Retired clergy and other members of our church will be here to listen. Our Blue Christmas service will be held Wednesday, December11th at 7pm.
CHRISTMAS IN CINCINNATI- Join us as we travel to Washington UCC in Cincinnati to help set up and host their annual Christmas Shoppe. It's a weekend of hard work and Christmas Spirit. Come for the whole weekend or just part! December 13-15! Sign up on Realm. Email Becca with questions.
FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOST OPPORTUNITIES- There are several opportunities to host Fellowship Hour; January 12, 19, and 26. February 2, 9, and 23. March 1 and 8. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4daea62aa4ff2-stpeters If you have any questions about hosting you can contact Julia Stolle at email@example.com.
WOMEN & the WORD- Join us for a 6 week Advent series of uncluttering our hearts and minds for the Advent and Christmas season. Together we will practice listening and learn how to slow ourselves down during one of the busiest times of year. Thursdays 9:30-11:30 in the Parlor.
CARMEL UMC FOOD PANTRY SPECIAL PROJECT - We continue to collect items for baking (flour, sugars, baking soda, spices, chocolate chips, peanut butter, marshmallows, etc) in December. We are also doing a special project! Please pull out your favorite holiday or family recipe and submit it to Liz Chandler (GentleMomLC@gmail.com) AND buy the shelf stable ingredients for that recipe. Donate the ingredients in the collection bin on the Missions rack outside the pastors' office. The recipes will be gathered, and a booklet created to give families who come for assistance from the food pantry. Please have your recipes submitted by Dec 15. Thank you!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
· Young Adults Group- Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
· Combined Worship – Sunday, December 22 at 10:00 a.m.
· Christmas Eve Services – 4:00, 6:30, 11:00 p.m. Candlelight & Communion
· Combined Worship & Farewell to Sam Locke – Sunday, December 29 at 10:00 a. m.