Upcoming Events 

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Announcements

Come and get involved!



Join an online “Welcome Back Party” for Becca on Wednesday, September 16 from 7-8p.m. via Zoom. Becca will be online to receive your smiles, share a few thoughts, and just begin the process of reconnecting after such a wonderful time of rest and renewal!  


The Festival of Faiths is the Midwest’s largest one-day celebration of religious diversity and vitality. This year, the festival will be stream on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, September 13, from 1-2:30p.m., with an online discussion following. The theme is “Celebrating FaithFully”. A drum circle, procession of faiths, testimonials, youth voices, sacred music performances, and spoken word arts will all be included. Lori Bievenour is one of the interviewees for the Festival, representing both St. Peter’s UCC and the Carmel Interfaith Alliance. For more information go to festivaloffaiths.com.    


Church Chat Sundays at 11a.m.! Church Chat is a weekly virtual after-service discussion about the day’s scripture, message and our lives. Hosts are Brian Atkinson and Jeff Chandler. Church Chat takes place via Zoom so that smaller discussion groups can be facilitated. 


Fall Education Team Offerings for Children & Youth Start September 13 - Worship & Wonder and 456 will be via Zoom starting September 13 at 9a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Worship & Wonder (Preschool – 3rd) will be led by Juj Query and guest teachers. 456 (4th-6th grade), will be led by Lori Radford and guest teachers.  Youth Group will be led by Stevi Cook at 2p.m. 


Men’s Retreat September 18-19 – An in-person event at The Atkinson Property along the White River, an ample and beautiful space to accommodate participants and adhere to social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. Begins at 6p.m. on Friday; concludes at noon on Saturday. Camp on the property or go home to sleep and return in the morning! Sign up through Realm or by contacting office@stpeterscarmel.org
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Anti-Racism Learning Opportunities - Starting Wednesdays on September 30, 7-8:30p.m., Associate Pastor for Missions & Education Becca Lockwood will lead an Anti-Racism class. If you are interested in this topic and want to do some additional reading, we recommend “White Fragility”, “Waking Up White,” and “How to Raise White Kids”.

Women’s Spiritual Gathering- Saturday, October 3rd- "Focus on the Moment" Please join us for a fun, uplifting, fellowship-building opportunity to focus on the moment in these unsettling times.  We will be meeting at the Atkinson property in Fishers along White River on October 3rd beginning at 1 pm and ending at 5 pm.  This is a beautiful space that will allow us to adhere to social distancing guidelines and safety protocols.  Please sign up by calling or emailing the church office at office@stpeterscarmel.org .  Questions? Contact Chrissy Searcy at spirituallifelead@stpeterscarmel.org . 


Bathroom Evolution Project Donations Welcome – There is great excitement in the possibility of funding our plan to add gender-neutral and accessible bathrooms to our front hallway. If we have funds in hand, we are more likely to secure favorable bids and move quickly if the opportunity presents itself and the congregation approves the expenditure. We are happy to announce that you can donate to the Bathroom Evolution Project NOW through Realm: https://onrealm.org/stpeterscarmel/give/be2020




For information on joining or signing up for any of the above activities 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