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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"

January 2020

                                                                

Resolve to Live

Romans 8:18-25

It's the New Year. The worst time of the year to step on the scale. We've battled Christmas cookies, pies, and candies. We made plans at Thanksgiving to not eat so much, but then the "much" was presented before our slobbering faces and we gave in to the "so" what and it was so good.

But just as we stood before that Jezebel of a sugar cookie shaped like a candy cane and wrestled with the wrapping of an actual candy cane, we now stand with trepidation and dreadful foreknowledge of the truth posing as a scale.

       And such is life. The ongoing reality check if I am where I want to be and do I dare stick my courage to the sticking place and embrace the truth and the opportunity.

       Paul, in his brilliant letter to the Romans, expresses this struggle between embracing the truth of who we are and trading it for the truth of who we can be. He writes of recognizing the struggle of the day and living with hope of what God is doing. He says, "creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God;... that creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God."

       These words speak to the promise we have in Christ that today is only the beginning of our transformation, but in order to be transformed into the new, we must let go of the old. It is standing before a scale and not seeing the result as a curse or even a shaming, but an opportunity to live differently and be set free from the things that hold us back from life.

       In the Celtic Daily Prayer book there is a poem by  Joel McKerrow

"As the tamed horse

Still hears the call of her wild brothers

And as the farmed goose flat hopeful wings 

As his sisters fly overhead,

So too, perhaps,

The wild ones amongst us 

Are our only hope in calling us back

To our true nature.

Wild ones

Who have not been turned to stone

By the far reaching grasp of the empire

And its program of consumer sedation,

The killing of imagination.

Where, my friends,

Have the wild ones gone?"

 

Our hearts pound with a primal beat that longs to be in sync with our creator. The truth, the scale of our life, is that we have fallen out of beat. The opportunity is before us to find ourselves in rhythm with creations song. 

Begin this year anew, with full hope and opportunity to live in time with Jesus. Listen for the call of the wild untamed love of God. Live in hope.

Romans 12:24 For in hope we were saved.

 

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


Confirmation Class

January 5 at 3:00 pm

in Room 102


St. Peter's will be offering Confirmation classes for 7th & 8th grade youth and above beginning January 5, 2020.  
Confirmation is an important step in a youth's faith journey. It is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith.

 
Confirmation is also a response of commitment, profession of faith, and re-dedication. We strive to make this time of spiritual growth something they will cherish throughout their life. Friendships will be formed as they learn and grow together while becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.   There will be a mandatory parent/youth meeting on: January 5, 2020 at 3pm to review the requirements and the curriculum. There will be 15 classes, 1 retreat weekend and a faith statement presentation.   Please let us know if your youth is interested in joining the 2020 class or contact Shelly Albright at salbright@stpeters-umc.org with any questions. 
 

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

See What's Happening in December
Advent Study
Learn More-Kick Off Sunday
Building Better Moms - Registration
See What's Up In The Future

Continuing Activities
January 2020 Calendar

Latest Sunday Bulletins.

If you have missed a Sunday or just want to know what's happening, keep in touch with the latest Sunday bulletins right here.

Sunday January 26, 2020
Sunday January 19, 2020
Sunday January 12, 2020
Sunday January 5, 2020