Connections for Women
Here are some of the activities women at St. Peter’s enjoy. Of course, many of our retreats, book studies and outings are for everyone (men, women, families, old and young). We just thought we’d highlight some activities that have proved popular with women:
Women & the Word During the school year, this group meets every Thursday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 in the parlor (the room with couches at the front of the church).
Women and the Word is much more than a book study, however. Meeting for two hours every week has brought the group close. Members often share the joys and challenges of their lives, and receive support from the group. But don’t think it’s closed to newcomers – drop in whenever you can!
Craft and Chat Craft and Chat is an evening to bring your craft supplies to St. Peter’s and join other members to enjoy 1.5 hours of uninterrupted time to work on a project. The Hospitality Team provides some light snacks and drinks for the evening. Stay tuned to learn about upcoming events.
"Praying for Lightning" Softball Team St. Peter's has a co-ed softball team playing in the Fishers League at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park throughout spring, summer and fall. Contact the church office if you're interested in joining our team. Softball skills are not necessary.
Parent’s Time Out For parents of two-year-olds, the Mother’s Time Out program provides an opportunity for parent free-time as well as a warm and caring environment for their little ones. For many children, it’s their first experience away from home, and our goal is to create a positive and happy experience. Children have an opportunity to learn skills such as cooperation and sharing, and to have their curiosity stimulated by the many activities a loving, caring staff has planned for them.
Women’s Retreats From time to time, the women of St. Peter’s have organized and benefited from retreats covering a range of topics centered on spiritual and emotional growth. Generally, St. Peter's hosts a weekend retreat for women in late winter or early spring of each year.
Dine with Nine Dine with Nine has long been a tradition of our congregation. Typically, groups of nine people have been coordinated to share meals and/or an activity together, usually once a month for six months. This provides a unique way to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and share in fellowship with other St. Peter’s friends.
Special Workshops Throughout the year, our pastors and/or outside speakers hold special workshops on issues important to members.
Peace Garden We had land. We had gardeners. So a couple of years ago, some enthusiastic members created our very first “Peace Garden” right in the front yard of the church. It’s a wonderful way to participate in creation, by preparing the soil, planting seeds, pulling weeds and harvesting lots of cucumbers, pumpkins, corn, squash and green beans. Most of the bounty is donated to Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis.
Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis (FP) Four times a year (rotating with other area congregations), St. Peter’s hosts a group of families facing homelessness. Our goal is to keep families together during this challenging time (often, families are forced to split up). During weeks that we host families, about fifty St. Peter’s folk volunteer for a variety of service tasks: setting up bedrooms, preparing breakfast and dinner, driving to and from the day center, coordinating activities for the children, staying overnight as a host to the families, and laundering the bedding at the end of the week. FP is a great ministry opportunity for all ages! For more information, contact the Missions Team.