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ST. PETER'S UMC

We welcome you to St. Peter's and invite you to visit us this Sunday.


1979

2019

Worship Times.

Get To Know Us.

Service is at the heart of

what we do.

Relevant Study with

life applications.

Traditional:

8:00am and 11:00am

Contemporary:

9:30am

Communion:

First Sunday of each month  

We would like to get to know you and we welcome you to get to know us.  We believe you will find people of all kinds here. Meet a new diverse family.

True service not only benefits others, but impacts our lives as well. You are welcome to join us. There is room for you.

Learning, growing and     

discussing. We all have        a personal walk to share

as we learn together.

The only thing you need to visit, is to know where we are. 

   Join us just as you are.

Come serve with us.

     Come grow with us.

  • We believe Jesus loves you just as you are. His plan for us is to follow Him in loving and and helping others.

  • We believe you will like what you find at St. Peter's. Please plan a visit.

St. Peter's UMC

Welcome From The Pastor:


Pastor Cory Britt

 From Pastor Cory Britt!

"From The Pastor's Desk"

February 2020

                                                                

Lions and Noses and God, Oh My!

Romans 12:2

 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Remember Siegfried and Roy? Even as a punch line, you know the name. They had Tigers they trained as part of their act and then one day the Tiger attacked and people where aghast. How could this happen? Why, because it was a TIGER. We humans seem to become overly shocked when things act within their nature that we "wish" would happen otherwise and this includes ourselves. We generally are surprised at our own nature when we act against how we perceive ourselves. I think this is why we are always so shocked at politics. We think we have trained the tiger and we are demoralized when it eats our face off.

 

We pick sides; left, right, center, Democrat, Republican, etc. We pick sides and then we imprint ourselves into a certain morality on how we perceive that political party to be. Therefore, when the ideals of that party are attacked, we feel personally attacked and we lose the ability to self-critique. When we lose the ability to self-critique we have created an idol out of our political party, candidate, and self. When we lose the ability to self-critique we forget that our call is to follow Jesus first and not our gut reactions and our self-interests.   

 

The late songwriter Rich Mullins wrote in his song The Maker of Noses, "They said boy you just follow your heart, but my heart just led me into my chest. They said follow your nose, But the direction changed every time I went and turned my head. And they said boy you just follow your dreams, But my dreams were only misty notions. But the Father of hearts and the Maker of noses And the Giver of dreams He's the one I have chosen, and I will follow Him".

 

We are a conflicted and confused people walking around speaking with confidence about things we are conflicted and confused about because we believe that to do anything less is a sign of weakness. Our politics are messed up, our leaders are messed up, and we are messed up. If we want to navigate this life well, if we desire to be more than our whims, more than our ideologies, more than our gut reactions, then we must follow someone more rooted and with a broader scope of vision. I can think of no one better than the one who created vision, Jesus Christ.

 

Following Jesus will not lead you away from politics and matters of social justice. Following Jesus will not lead you away from matters of principal, and change, and life. Truthfully, you might find yourself more immersed in things that make you a bit uncomfortable. Following Jesus, however, will change how you think about life, how you engage the uncomfortable, how you disagree, how you see the world. If you find that following Jesus does not challenge your ideologies, your self-image, your view of others, then I challenge you to question if you are truly following him at all. 

 

Remember that God is described as a lion and a lion has teeth. A lion is powerful and lions are not tame. Our God is not one that we conform to our own sensibilities. To do so is like expecting a lion to act like a puppy dog. No, we have a God who desires to have us conform to his glory. Maybe in this world of political ideologies and anger and shame, we step away from our self-righteousness, our lack of self-critique, and begin following Jesus Christ and his image for us.  

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Pastor Cory Britt

To discover some of the ways to get involved and connect with the St. Peter's family, please visit the following pages:  Youth     Children & Preschool     Adults in Service

Sponsor Our League 

Sponsors help us to provide scholarships to local families and improve our Upward program.  We provide the banner, you provide the graphics.  The banner is yours to keep after a year or you can renew for a discounted rate!  If you have a business or work for a company who would like to sponsor a Christian Sports League, please contact Jennifer Klinkowitz at upward@stpeters-umc.org.  

Join our faithful sponsors who return year after year. 
 Host an Upward  Player or Cheerleader

Proverbs 15:13  

A happy heart makes the face cheerful 
  St. Peter's Upward Connection 
Our mission this season is to promote positivity!  It does not cost anything to participate. No gifts are to be given!  We are showing how everyone can change a life through a positive message.  Encourage participants through daily prayer, positive notes, maybe visit a game, or any way you would like to let them know that  St. Peter's cares.    This season we have 266 participants!  We will need 191 hosts!  That's right 191!!! You may host multiple families!!  Help us reach our goal by having ALL of our  participants feel the love at St. Peter's.  A mailbox will be outside the Sanctuary each Sunday to collect your messages.  I will sort them and deliver them to the child after each game.  There are 8 games.  January 18 ~ March 7.  If you are unable to attend Church to deliver your message, no worries, please drop them off in the Church office, I will pick them up during the week.  A hand written note can make someone's day!  Together we can help teach these kids that a smile, a note, a stranger caring about them, or just an invite to sit at church can be powerful! 

Visit our Upward Web Page for more details.

or
Email: upward@stpeters-umc.org

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