PENNSYLVANIA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Peter's Union Church

7863 St. Peters Rd, Macungie, PA  18062
"Inviting all to grow and live joyfully centered in Christ"
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Welcome to St. Peter’s. We are a warm and friendly church and love to make new friends. So, if you don't have a church home, come visit us and consider St. Peter's as your church.
THIS  WEEK @ CHURCH
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER  2 — SEPTEMBER  8
  Thursday
 7:00 PM – Chimes Practice
 7:45 PM – Choir Practice
  Sunday
 9:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Founder's Grove Car Cruise
  On Saturday, September 12, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm there will be a car show, all vehicles welcome. Great food. Enjoy spin oldies the old fashioned way!! Parking: Donation of Cash and/or Non-perishable Food Item for Local Food Pantry.
  Our Next Newsletter Needs You
  Help us assemble our monthly newsletter mailing. The October Mountain Top News will be assembled on Thursday, September 17th at 10 AM. Call or email our Church Secretary, Sue Parmer if you plan to help or if you have question, (stpeters@ptd.net or (610-966-3030). Thank you.
  You're Invited
  You’re invited to another Antique Tractor and Implement Collectors Show on Saturday, September 19th from 10 AM -??? PM. The event will be held in our own, St. Peters Grove. There’ll be tractor pulls, and all sort of other tractor activities. Come on out, and support this event which attempts to preserve a part of our past!
  It's Back....Game Night
  After a “winning season” last year, Game Night is back! On Sunday afternoon, September 27th, from 1 PM – 5 PM you are invited to join others in St. Peter’s Place, for a time of games. Check your closets, and dust off those old board games, or decks of cards! Last year we got “rowdy” with dominoes, pinochle, and Crush to name a few of the games in which “champions” were crowned. All games and any age players are welcome!! Invite a friend and be sure to join us for the first event of this year’s “season”. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
  Blessing Of The Animals And Pet Expo
  Come join us, on Saturday, October 3rd, for our Annual Blessing! This service reminds us that God created all things; and that he gave humans "dominion" over the animals.

Pet should be leashed or secure in a carrier but all pets of all kinds welcome.
  Let's Get Rolling
  That’s right it’s time to get rolling….cookie dough! As an addition to our Fall Bazaar this year it has once again been decided to have a Holiday Cookie Sale. We are again seeking volunteers who would be willing to come out a night or two to St. Peter’s Place to help roll out, cut, and bag cookies. Baking will begin on Wednesday, October 7th. Our goal this year is to bake and sell 100 dozen of cookies!! In addition we are looking for donations of flour and sugar. Signup sheets are posted in the Galleria; or talk to Ron Marks to volunteer. Come out and lend a hand!! And remember, the more dough we roll, the more “dough” we will have to help offset our ministry expenses.
  A New Ministry Is About To Begin
  This fall, we will try to “resurrect” our Sunday Church School for families. After meeting with parents, it has been decided that the best time for Christian Education is during the worship hour, and that, at least initially, once a month will work best. And so, we are going to listen to their input; and try implementing a new model for Sunday Church School, here” on the mountaintop”. Beginning on October 11th, and on the second Sunday of each month thereafter, we will now be having a lesson for children (age 2 and up) during the worship hour. This lesson will take place in our Nursery. All those with families are welcome to participate!! As this new ministry grows, we will need more teachers and helpers to insure its success. If you are able to volunteer once a quarter, please let Pastor Jerel know. As we begin this “new” ministry, even if you can’t volunteer, please pray for it. Thank you.
  A Possible Change In Worship Time
  Our Church Board is beginning to discuss the possibility of changing the time of our Sunday Worship. With an aging congregation, a change in Sunday Church School needs, and the threat of bad weather in the winter months the thought is that perhaps a later start time might be good for our worship attendance. Your input is important in this discussion and ultimate decision! Please take a minute and fill out the attached Survey, and see that it returns to the Church Office by October 31st. Thank you!!

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WORSHIP TIME SURVEY

____I like current time of worship at 9AM
____I would prefer a later start time for worship at 9:30AM
____I would prefer a later start time for worship at 10AM
____I would prefer a later time time for worship at 10:30AM
____It doesn’t really matter to matter to me/my family

________________________name (optional)
Please return to the Church Office by mail, or drop in the Offering Plate on a Sunday morning by Sunday, October 31st.
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OUR CHURCH
At St. Peter’s denominational labels aren’t as important as simply doing ministry in Christ's name. Although founded over a century and half ago, St. Peter’s continues to look for, and embrace new ways to do ministry in the 21st Century. We are a congregation of 150 members affiliated with both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ. Situated in a rural setting on the edge of Lehigh County, St. Peter’s is bordered by both a large grove of shade trees, and a church cemetery. In addition to the main church building and attached classroom wing, there is also a new adjacent multi-use facility - ideal for meetings, wedding receptions, or retreats. All are welcome.

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