Advent Greetings

A Monday Meditation for November 30, 2020

Advent Greetings, St. Peter’s!


Yesterday, we celebrated the First Sunday of Advent, and we lit the candle of hope.  We believe that there is hope to be found in the minutes, hours, and days ahead. If you haven’t yet experienced yesterday’s worship, we encourage you to do so. It includes a LOT of wonderful music and reflections on the season.  Click here.



Meditation & Prayer for the Advent Season - Available at Midnight! 

Sometimes, the holidays (and life!) can be overwhelming. We embrace all of the realities of the season, including the challenging ones: grief, lament, loneliness, hurt... but we do not face these things in isolation. The Sacred journeys with us. We have created a 15-minute immersive experience of spoken word, quietness, and music that will be available starting at midnight tonight. Watch it once or over and over throughout the season. Let us know if you have thoughts or questions. Allow yourself to bring your truths to this time of letting go and holding on, and know that you are not alone. Click here.



Opportunities to GIVE: 


Tired of leftovers from Thanksgiving?  Dine to Donate Night with Bazbeaux in Carmel is Tuesday, Dec. 1st!    Mention St. Peter’s Preschool when ordering and a portion will go to our preschool. 


Gifts for Washington UCC (deadline is December 10th): Purchase clothes and gifts for specific kids and their families. In this Sign Up Genius  you will see a name and below it clothing sizes and gift suggestions. You are invited to choose one or both items for a person, or certainly more than that, too, if you feel so moved and are able. Please purchase items online and have them sent to: St. Peter’s UCC c/o WUCC 3106 E Carmel Dr Carmel, IN 46033. 


The following three opportunities are the Joint Virtual Giving Tree with First Congregational Church of Indianapolis:


Gifts for Two Family Promise Families (deadline is December 20th)

We are sponsoring two families experiencing homelessness. To learn more about this organization, please visit: 

Please follow this link to select items to purchase:  Click here

Have items sent to: St. Peter’s UCC c/o Family Promise 3106 E Carmel Dr. Carmel, IN 46033.


Gifts for Exodus Refugee: Click here to support Exodus Refugee. These items will be delivered directly to Sara Hindi of Exodus Refugee. To learn more about this organization please visit:  


Gifts for Trinity Haven: In an effort to support this new organization which offers safe, supportive, and affirming housing for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, we will purchase $25 gift cards from Target & Kroger so they can purchase items based on current and evolving needs. To learn more about this organization, please visit: 

Follow the links below to purchase giftcards:  



When asked for email recipient please insert Jenni’s email from Trinity Haven: 


Gifts for Residents of Rural Health Care in Indianapolis: We are still awaiting information about specific gifts. Stay tuned for further information.