Posts written by Pastor Becca, St. Peter's UCC, Carmel, IN

  • Walking this morning, it was hard not to take in the splendidness of this day. The sky is a perfect fall blue, the air crisp but not bitter, and the leaves still fragrant and crunching. I’m grateful for moments and days like this that allow me to rest in a moment and image of gratitude. 

  • The cool weather is settling in and it feels as though we are firmly in fall. This season is transitional in nature; the leaves are always changing and at different paces. Some already gone, some brilliant orange, golden yellow, and some still green. It’s a simply and good reminder to wonder and ask, where am I in this cycle today? 

  • It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that Becca Lockwood, Associate Pastor for Missions & Education, has resigned from her position with St. Peter’s and has accepted a new call to be the solo pastor at First Parish Church United in Westford, Massachusetts. Her last Sunday with us will be January 17, 2021.


  • As a way to be companions to each other in the next four weeks, a friend and I are reading Meditations of the Heart by Howard Thurman. They are musings and thoughts on prayer, community, and life. He offers a word of hope in times of uncertainty.

  • We are a covenantal church… what does this mean? That we are not in this journey alone. We covenant to be a part of a group of congregations, and while we all do church a little differently, we agree to support one another on this journey called faith.