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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!




Youth Group: Join us Sunday March 17th at IKEA in Fishers for a scavenger hunt! Each team will have an adult mentor and a list of items to find/complete! We will eat lunch at the Ikea cafeteria, so please bring money for lunch. We will leave St. Peter’s at 12:30pm. Please pick up youth at IKEA by 2:30pm.


Connections Class:  March 17, 24 at 9:45a.m.- Are you new to St. Peter's, and would like to learn more about St. Peter's: how it is organized, how to get more involved, what it offers? This class is a great opportunity for both people who are ready to affirm their participation at St. Peter's and those people who are considering affirming their participation.   Please sign up in Fellowship Hall or contact the office at  office@stpeterscarmel.org.  Questions can be directed to Kyle Kroehler at kyle@kroehlers.com

  

Women & the Word:  For the next couple months, we are going to use Brene Brown interviews and Ted Talks as conversation starters as we focus on Imperfection and Vulnerability, blocking out the shame and learning from the guilt. There is no book to keep up with, so please come and go as your schedule allows. Embrace the suck with us! Maybe you'll find a little courage you didn't know was hiding inside you. Nan Bucksten, Sandy Godich, or Sarah Penquite, organizers of this study!         


OGHS:  This month, in addition to our Generosity Focus to fund the ministries of our congregation, we are collecting donations for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).  OGHS is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development activities. Place your gift in the offering plate, or donate directly at ucc.org. Thank you!


Carmel UMC Food Pantry Donations:  In March please bring in cleaning supplies. Toilet bowl cleaner, window cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, dish soap, sponges, scrubbers. Anything you need for spring cleaning is appreciated.  Additionally, help Hamilton County families by donating feminine products (tampons, pads), toothpaste, lotion, hair conditioner.  These are considered “luxury items” and not provided for with food buying programs


Carol Choir (Grades 2 and older):  Rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:45-10:15a.m. in the Music Room.       


Preschool:  Our preschool will be running another La Braid fundraiser just in time for Easter.. Purchase La Braid Pastries and cookies and the preschool earns 40% of sales!  Order forms are in Fellowship Hall, and are due March 21st and they will arrive to the church on April 11th at 1:00.


Join with Ministry Intern Sam Locke for a four week study on Monday evenings at 6:30p.m. of the text and a read-through of the play JB: A Play in Verse, a “modern” retelling of the story that one the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play in 1959. After this 5 week series, interested individuals (that were or weren’t part of the Bible study) will discuss possible dramatic interpretations (or even a more modern retelling) to be performed at Saint Peter’s!

· March 18     Job 12-27  General Bible Study / Discussion

· March 25     Job 28-42  General Bible Study / Discussion

· TBD             JB A Play in Verse -  Read as a group


Wednesday Night Lenten Study and Worship Experience: March 13-April 17 Focus your faith and engage your spirit this Lent using the Prayer of St. Francis as a guide for Study and Worship. All are welcome; come for a week or two or the entire season! Lenten Study: 6:15-7:00p.m. Contemplative Worship Service: 7:00-7:45p.m.


Men’s Breakfast:  8:00a.m. Thursday, March 21st at First Watch Café (Keystone Crossing)


IKC 2019 Lenten Breakfasts:  Saturday Mornings at 8 am “Living Under Tension”

MARCH 23:          The Altenheim  “Our Deep Need for Community”

MARCH 30:          First Congregational UCC   “When Means Determine Ends”

APRIL 6:               St. John's UCC, Southport  “Keep Faith in Human Possibilities”

APRIL 13:             Zion Evangelical UCC (Downtown)  “Becoming Christ's Discples” (Communion)


Installation Service: The Indiana-Kentucky Conference invites you to the Installation of Rev. Dr. Monica Ouellette to the office of Associate Conference Minister for Search, Call and Congregational Transitions on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00p.m. at St. Peter’s UCC. Reception to follow.


Family Promise:  Family Promise is an interfaith program where various faith organizations house and feed homeless families. Our next set of families return March 24 To help sign up here: https://bit.ly/2GKrhnc


Bystander Intervention & Cop Watch Training: Have you ever been in a situation where someone is being racist, prejudice, or harassing another person and you just didn’t know what to say or do? Come learn from Elise Whitaker, who is trained in safe methods of intervention, how to respond safely and lovingly in situations like these. Cop Watch Training (a form of Bystander Intervention): April 4th, 6:30-8:40p.m. & April 6th 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m. Questions? Contact Elise at 317-946-8641


Giving Statements: Check your email for your annual giving statement. Statements were emailed through Realm on January 29th and will not be mailed this year. Reach out to the Financial Secretary at financial@stpeterscarmel.org with questions about your statement.