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WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH

We're glad you came!



Service Times

Sunday Services: 8:30 AM and 11 AM

Education Hour: 10-11 AM


Our Location

3106 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46033

p: 317-846-6882
f: 317-844-0984
office@stpeterscarmel.org


About Us

We are a church that is dedicated to serving others and serving God. This is the core of our vision and our mission.


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout and connect with us.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTORS

"As the pastors of this unique faith community, we care deeply about the people and creation around us. Our congregation is as vibrant and inviting as the Native Habitat that surrounds our building and as bold as the solar panels on our roof. We hope you will join us on this adventure we call faith.

 

Each of us, exactly as we are--and as we are still becoming-- are named beloved by the One who created us. All are welcome as together we endeavor to be and create the Kin-dom of God. We listen deeply for what the Spirit is calling us to be and to do in this world. We wrestle with questions more than we offer answers. We like it that way; we believe Jesus did the same thing!

 

May you feel the presence of the Spirit and remember that you are loved as you explore both faith and doubt.  Perhaps your journey will lead you to Carmel, IN. If it does, we hope to meet you."

Lori Bievenour and Rebecca Lockwood


Upcoming Events 

and 

Announcements

Come and get involved!


 

 

WOMEN AND THE WORD- Join us on Thursdays at 9:30 in the parlor as we delve into The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your Muslim Neighbor, a Living the Questions series.


Fearless Dialogues Congregational Experience - Mark your calendars now for Sunday, March 15, 2020!  Our Formative Congregations Grant is offering us a unique opportunity.  We are bringing animators from Fearless Dialogues (www.fearlessdialogues.com) to our congregation for a special experience.  Worship will be different on that day and we will be nurturing our faith in new ways.  Our leadership will experience a version of Fearless Dialogues in January, and then the opportunity will be offered to the entire congregation.  We are VERY excited about this spirit-filled, creative, and challenging offering; please pray us through the development process and plan to attend!

 

CARMEL UMC FOOD PANTRY– This month we are collecting peanut butter and jelly along with personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, pads and tampons, laundry and hand soap).   

 

Family Promise (FP) Hosting - March 1- 8   FP is a not-for-profit organization that helps

FAMILIES experiencing homelessness. FP runs two rotations, 14 people each, each week throughout the year. During the day their home base is the FP Day Center. While there, adults get help finding permanent housing, searching for jobs (if they are not already employed) & navigating additional services that are available to them. School age children head off to school/camp from the Day Center. In the evenings, each rotation of guests is welcomed at one of the many congregations in the FP network. St Peter’s is one of those congregations. St Peter’s typically hosts FP guests four weeks throughout the year. This is where YOU come in.

 

During our week of hosting, the following opportunities are available to support this St Peter’s ministry & share compassion with our neighbors in need:

 

14 times to drive our guests. (FP van provided)

7 dinners to host

14 evening hosts  (2 each evening)

14 overnight hosts (2 each evening)

Set up of guest rooms on Mar 1st (after the second service)

Tear down of guest rooms on Mar 8th (6:45a.m.)

Laundry

 

Come by the FP table, in fellowship hall, starting TODAY (online sign up will be available at that time, also) to see how you can put your faith into action, to help our neighbors in need. New to FP…we will happily partner you with a veteran volunteer. Please consider this opportunity to serve our neighbors in their time of need.

 

Kroger Community Rewards - If you have a Kroger Plus rewards card, then you can help St. Peter's get a tiny percentage of your Kroger purchases. Here's how:  Go to www.kroger.com and log into your Kroger account. If you don't have a Kroger account, you can sign up for one.

1. In the upper right corner, click your name and click My Account.  

2. In My Account, look on the left for Community Rewards and click it.

3. Look for St. Peter's of Carmel. Our organization number is QX484 

Save the changes. Now, the next time you use your Kroger Plus card, St. Peter's will get credit!

If you need help with Kroger Community Rewards, call 1-800-KROGERS, option #3. 

 

AMAZON SMILE – If you’re shopping with Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile. They donate to a charity of your choice, and we hope you will choose St. Peter’s UCC!   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-0975622

 

Upcoming Opportunities

· Tuesday, February 25

                Young Adults Group meet at Books & Brews, Carmel at 7:00p.m.

· Wednesday, February 26

                Ash Wednesday Worship at 7:00p.m.

· Saturday, February 29

                Singing Circle with Dinner at 5:00p.m.

  Sunday, March 8

                Singing Visit to Carmel Health & Living at 1:15p.m.

· Saturday, March 21

                Trivia Night sponsored by Education Team

· Tuesday Afternoons in March

                Weekly Study led by Lori from 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.

· Wednesday Evenings in March

                Weekly Contemplative Worship Services led by Becca at 7:00p.m.

 


SOUTHEAST ASSOCIATION (IKC)

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


2020 LENTEN BREAKFASTS

Saturdays: Gathering: 8:30 am Breakfast: 9:00 am (Please note new time!)


FEBRUARY 29: The Altenheim Community

“Love in the Home”


MARCH 7: Zion UCC (Troy Avenue)

“Peace in the Home”


MARCH 14: First Congregational UCC

“Justice in the Home”


MARCH 21: St. John (Cumberland)

“Renewal in the Home”


MARCH 28: Methodist Hospital (Downtown)

“Unity in the Home”


APRIL 4: Zion Evangelical UCC (Downtown)

“God in the Home”

(With Communion)


Everyone welcome!!


Notes about two of this year’s breakfasts:


The 2020 Southeast Association Lenten Breakfasts feature two experiences we have not had before.


Our February 29th’s worship leader is Lianna Campos, one of our Southeast Association members-in-discernment. We are pleased to be able to listen to one of our UCC members who is in the process of discernment and preparation for ordained ministry.


Our March 28th breakfast will be a little different because we will meet at Methodist Hospital. Our worship leaders will be the chaplains at Methodist, led by Rev. Kelly Mathis. We will eat in the hospital’s cafeteria and worship in their chapel. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from our hospital chaplains in their place of ministry.

Being a hospital, there will be some special considerations we’ll be briefed on before our visit.


Also please note that we will begin serving breakfast at 9:00 am rather than 8:00 am as in the past.


If there are any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Kleeman at 317-446-0508 or sweet-ole-bob@yahoo.com (he’s a bit old school and doesn’t text).