The Turn of Events
This is a listing of special parish events that will take place through November 2015, Please note that the regularly scheduled weekly and monthly events are not listed here.
October 17: Heeding God’s Call Memorial to the Lost: Beginning October 17, we will be hosting the installation of this memorial. Our memorial, coming from Abington Friends, will have 50 T-shirts, and we’ll host it until the end of the month of October. Heeding God’s Call’s Philadelphia coordinator, Bryan Miller, will be our guest speaker at the adult forum on October 11 and preach at the 10:00 a.m. service. Their staff will coordinate the installation, but we will be asking for some volunteers to help. It’ll be on our front yard. For more information, visit http://heedinggodscall.org/content/heeding-gods-call-memorials-lost.
October 15-17: Fall Rummage Sale “Friends and Family” sale: Thurs 10/15 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Public sale: Fri 10/16 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 10/17 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact for more info: Kate Boyce: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 18: United Thank Offering In-Gathering will be held. The United Thank Offering is an organization founded by women to meet compelling human needs and to expand the mission and ministry of the church through monetary grants. The UTO is a way for each of us to give thanks to God with daily prayers and offerings. UTO boxes and envelopes will be collected at both services. October 25: Pumpkin Sunday: At the 10 a.m. service, we will celebrate the ministry of the pumpkin patch. There will be a special pumpkin-themed coffee hour afterwards. Please join us as we give thanks!
November 1: All Saints’ Day Celebration at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services & Dedication of Parish Hall. This Sunday is one of the great feast days in the church year. All Saints Day is an opportunity for each of us to give thanks for all those in our own lives who have been witnesses to the Good News and to remember all those we love but see no longer. We will also welcome our youngest members into the church through the waters of baptism. Alan Segal and his Quintet will lead us in music on this special occasion. Immediately following the 10 a.m. service we will have a dedication ceremony of the newly renovated Parish Hall. Members of the Reeves family will be with us to celebrate and honor Eleanor Reeves in whose loving memory the funds for the renovations were given.
November 22: Stewardship In-Gathering Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services
This is our annual celebration of our community and God’s abundance among us. During the services, members are invited to take a moment to reflect on all their blessings and to fill out a pledge card and intentionally place it before the altar as their offering to God. After the 10 a.m. service, a special coffee will be held in thanksgiving for all the many ways our members give of their time, talent, and treasure to the mission of St. Peter’s!