Upcoming Events

Fall Fun & Fellowship Tea Party
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please join us for a fun gathering at St. Peter’s in Stockstill Hall hosted by your Diocesan ECW.  All women are welcome!  RSVP to Kathy Siegel at mailto:upperscecwtreasurer@gmail.com by October 16.  This is a free event!

Adult Fellowship
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Please join us for Fellowship at the home of Ron and Barbara Plemmons from 7 – 9 p.m.  Bring and appetizer or bottle of wine to share. All are welcome!  Contact the church office for directions or questions.

Laundry Love Volunteer Sign Up
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Please sign-up to volunteer for this great ministry!  Laundry Love takes place this month on Tuesday, October 24, due to Halloween.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex and a signup genius link:  www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4eaaa92ba1f58-Laundry

St. Peter’s Weekend RENEW:  A Weekend Dedicated to Service
October 28-29, 2017
The RENEW Weekend is almost here!  Following are the details of outreach events open for volunteers:

Thursday, October 28 from 4:15 – 6 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House Dinner – A group of 6-7 people prepare dinner for 15-25 residents who have children hospitalized in the Greenville Hospital System.  Children are welcome to attend with their parents.  For more info or to sign up click here.

Saturday, October 28

6:30 – 9 a.m. – Feed Thy Neighbor – Two shifts of 7 people each prepare and serve a hot breakfast for the homeless and disadvantaged of downtown Greenville.  The location is St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1002 S. Main Street.  For more information and to volunteer, please click here.  Age 10+ welcome with their parents.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Homeworks of America Greenville Fall Blitz – Volunteer with youth (14 and up) and adults from throughout Greenville to repair homes of the elderly or disabled in our community.  Registration forms, information and FAQ can be found online at www.homeworksofamerica.org/.  Registrations should be completed by October 16 to allow adequate planning.

2 – 4:30 p.m. – Rise Against Hunger – A church-wide, family friendly event during which we will partner with the Islamic Society of Greenville to pack 27,000 rice meals to be distributed around the world to people in need or after disasters.  Location is the Upstate Islamic Center, 1601 Clement Road, Greer, SC.  Carpooling and caravans from St. Peter’s will leave our parking lot at 1:30 p.m.  For more information contact Deb Yochum or Paige Griffin.  Sign Up is available in the lower narthex.

Sunday, October 29

9 a.m. until Noon – Blood Connection Blood Drive – The Blood Connection bus will be available in our church parking lot during Sunday services and Sunday School for anyone who wants to donate blood.

8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Services – Food Wagon – The United Ministries Food Wagon will be available, as it is every Sunday, in the upper narthex for all food donations to go to United Ministries of Greenville.  They particularly appreciate single serving canned fruit, canned stew, canned beans, canned corn, ramen noodles, powdered milk and peanut butter.

11:45 a.m. – Lemonade Reception – Please join the Outreach Advocates for a reception in Stockstill Hall after the 10:30 a.m. service as we celebrate a great weekend of service!

4 – 6 p.m. – Compassion, Community & Candy – All children and youth of St. Peter’s and their families are invited to head back to Camp Compassion, our summer bible school theme, to hear another story, sing our camp songs, play games and end the evening with candy.  See next upcoming event info below for more info.

C3 – Camp Compassion Continued with Compassion, Community and Candy
Sunday, October 29 from 4 – 6 p.m.
On Sunday, October 29, the kids will head back to Camp Compassion for more fun!  Upon arrival the children will head to Stockstill Hall to hear another story, sing our camp songs, and play games.  While the kids are having fun, all youth and adults who are interested in providing a safe area for kids to “trunk or treat” will decorate their car trunks and set up games in the parking lot that the kids will enjoy after their time in Stockstill Hall.  The car trunks are open and decorated for the children to go car to car instead of house to house.  Choose a child friendly theme to decorate your trunk such as Bible stories, super heroes, storybooks, or your family’s favorite children’s movies.  A quick Google or Pinterest search can help with ideas.  You can also dress up in a costume that goes with your theme to add to the fun.  All in all it will be wonderful fun for all involved!  Please contact Jan Rhodes if you have any questions.  Also, contact the church office to let us know how you will be participating – child or adult, so we can plan accordingly.

Celebrating Holy Baptism
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Our next opportunity for celebrating Holy Baptism will be on Sunday, November 5. If you or a loved one is interested in receiving the Holy Sacrament, please contact the church office by October 19.

Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 1 p.m.
Our parish bylaws specify an 8-week notice of the parish annual meeting. Please mark your calendars for our 2017 Annual Meeting on December 3 at 1 p.m. We will have our annual Chili Cook Off Luncheon in Stockstill Hall following the 10:30 Eucharist. We look forward to having many contestants and enjoying lots of delicious chili before returning to the Church for our brief business meeting.

1st Annual Kanuga Parish Weekend
February 9 – 11, 2018
Our room block at Kanuga is approaching capacity, but we are checking to see if we can increase our numbers.  November 1 is the deadline for registering and making your deposit. Click here for registration information! 

Labyrinth Ministry
First Sundays at 4 pm from October through June
“You gave me a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.” Ps 18:36

Walking Prayer
Behind the altar of St. Peter’s church, we are blessed to have a labyrinth, a spiritual path. It is set in a sacred space. Walking to its center, the pilgrim or prayer walker, lets go of all thoughts and concerns. The center is a place to tell God- “Here I am Lord,” use me for your service. Walking back out the same path that one entered, one meditates on what service they can bring to the world.
A simple prayer.

Weather permitting, join us every first Sunday at 4 pm from October through June for a community walk or simply walk and pray any time the Spirit moves you or the world troubles you.

Iter Vitae (Life’s Journey) St. Peter’s Labyrinth Ministry

Are You Called to Become A Daughter of the King?
We are a group of Christian women striving to fulfill the promises of our Baptismal Covenant through the adoption of a Rule of Life:

• To continue in the Apostles’ teaching & fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.
• To persevere in resisting evil, and when we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord.
• To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
• To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.
• To strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

At Confirmation we promise to pray, work, and give for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom. Through membership in our Order women are:

• Strengthened through prayer.
• Helped to learn through study.
• Provided community with other Daughters.

We are a group of women living a Rule of Prayer and Service to our neighbors. We are women to whom parishioners can look for love and for help in time of need or loneliness. We seek to walk with God as our guide and try to draw those with whom we come in contact into the church. We are women who work to spread Christ’s Kingdom here on earth. We can never forget that prayer is the foundation from which our service grows.

“Prayer without work is empty words, Service without prayer is labor lost.”

We find The Order of the Daughters of the King to be a safe place in a busy world where we can be together and support each other in Christ’s love.
For more information or questions, contact Diane Moore or Beck Sullivan.

EFM- Education for Ministry 
EFM is designed to address our call at Baptism and Confirmation to become ministers. God calls all of us to become ministers for the church. The EFM program purpose is to help Christian lay people prepare for this ministry by developing an understanding of their faith through the study of the Bible, church history, and theology in seminar group study. As opposed to an ordained ministry, EFM does not teach the skills of ordained ministry.
EFM will be starting our 4th year this September with our current EFM program. There are 6-12 participants in an EFM group. Currently, there are 8 participants in our program. We have seven – 4th year participants and one – 3rd year participant. The program runs on an academic year of 36 sessions. Typical study preparation time is 4-6 hours prior to the seminar. The seminars meet once a week for approximately 3 hours. There are a total of four years in the program but each participant commits to each year separately. It’s encouraged to have multiple years in each EFM group.

The seminars furnish the participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the written materials and develop skills of theological reflection. It is through theological reflection that participants can learn to examine their own beliefs and relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith.
The EFM program is administered by The University of the South (Sewanee). Study programs are supplied by Sewanee. The cost for registration and materials is $350.00. You may contact current mentors, Mary De Monterey or Ron Adams if interested. Also check out the official website www.sewanee.edu/EFM/. There are prospectuses for EFM on the website.