St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Carmel, Indiana, is a teaching congregation. This means we periodically invest in student pastors by hosting them for a period of time. We welcomed Vickey Allen as our student pastor in the fall of 2022. Listen to her reflection on her short time with the congregation.

Today, we prepare to light the Candle of Love.


Imagine this: Over a hundred people, from the ages of two to eighty years old, were asked the question, “What makes you feel connected; what makes you feel Loved?” 


Can you hear their pause when the question was posed? Can you feel your own response? 


Stay with whatever is bubbling up within you as you contemplate what makes you feel connected and loved...