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 email@example.com. Questions can be directed to Kyle Kroehler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with questions about your statement.