Upcoming Events 

and 

Announcements

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Join us for Church Chat Sundays at 11 am! How are you doing? Any thoughts on today’s service? Or maybe you missed the service and just want to say hi. We start Church Chat with a catch up on how everyone is doing. Then we talk about the morning’s scripture. It’s a friendly way to start your week. Hosts Jeff Chandler and Patti Peck kick off the event and then divide the group into smaller breakout groups.   


One Great Hour of Sharing is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ, and we are encouraging those with the heart and ability to give to consider giving to this Lenten offering which supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries. You can learn more about One Great Hour of Sharing and this year's theme of "Let Love Flow" at their Facebook page at:  facebook.com/onegreathourofsharingucc

There are a few different ways you could donate to this important cause:

Give online via secure donation form (desktop or mobile).

Text OGHS to 41444 and follow the prompts to give securely.

You can also make your donation by mail, writing the designation to OGHS in the memo of the check: 
United Church of Christ,
Financial Services
700 Prospect Ave, 6th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115


Reverse Easter Egg Hunt  - Traditionally the Education Team holds an egg hunt annually on Easter Sunday.  We typically ask the congregation for donations of candy or prizes for the eggs, but this year (due to Covid logistics and ants getting into candy) we are pursuing a different direction.  Instead of helping us fill eggs, will you help us fill the hearts of kids that are served by one of the local charities St. Peter’s partners with?  Please consider making a monetary donation directly to the following organizations (Please do not send donations to St. Peter’s!):

- Family Promise - https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/4247dd47-4f2b-4e0f-aa6e-5bd0febbe22c

- Exodus - https://give.unrefugees.org/

- Trinity Haven -  Trinity Haven Indy – Welcoming Transitional Home for LGBTQ Youth

- Carmel United Methodist Food Pantry -  Carmel United Methodist Church - Food Pantry - FoodPantries.org

Thank you for your continued generosity and investment in the well-being of kids!


St. Peter's Spiritual Life Experience on Friday, April 23, (7-9 PM) and Saturday, April 24 (9 AM - 12 PM).  This online event will include small group discussions, time for reflection, prayer by our pastor, an interest group activity, and even an opportunity for mission outreach in addition to being "Together While Apart". You can sign up by calling or emailing the church office or on Sign up Genius  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b44aca92a1-spiritual


Adopt-A- Garden - We have had a group of volunteers that "own" a portion of our grounds during the summer/fall to keep weed-free. This entails working a few hours a month at your own convenience on a set designated area of the grounds. We had a good set of volunteers last year but were a bit short. We hope some of you will consider taking on this role. Please contact Katy Palmer at GroundsLead@stpeterscarmel.org.


Preschool News -  The preschool has a few openings left in our Pre-k and 3 year old program and a new 2 year old class has been added for Tuesday-Thursday for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please contact Preschool Director Lori Jannsen for more information or to schedule a tour.


For more information please contact office@stpeterscarmel.org






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