Upcoming Events

Women’s Bible Study
October 1 – November 19, 2018
The Women’s Bible Study group will meet weekly on Mondays from October 1 through November 19.  Our focus will be on the Gospel of Mark.   Please check the upcoming blue sheets for further details.

Newcomers Wine & Cheese Reception
Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
If you are a new member or visitor to St. Peter’s, you are welcome to attend our Wine & Cheese Reception this Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the office if you have any questions.

Singing Rooster Coffee Sale
Sunday, November 11 – Sunday, November 25, 2018

Outreach Advocates is sponsoring a coffee sale for the holidays!

Why Singing Rooster coffee?
Singing Rooster works with small farmers in Haiti to help them improve their crops by acting as agricultural and small business consultants. They exceed Fair Trade standards by paying farmers a minimum of $3 per pound. And, most importantly, they work with farmers in Cange and surrounding villages where EDUSC conducts hypertension clinics.

We’ll start taking orders after each service next week.  Coffee is available ground or whole beans.  Profits from the sale will go to International Missions.

Orders taken:  Sunday November 11 – Sunday November 25
Coffee Distributed:  Sunday December 9 – Sunday December 16
Price: $11 -$12 per bag
Please contact Nicola Page for more info.

Fall Family Movie Night
Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us for fun, fellowship and s’mores while we enjoy Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews!  Free admission.  Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Holy Hike November
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a Holy Hike at Lake Conestee!  The Lake Bed Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels. Be sure to bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.  Fall weather in South Carolina is unpredictable: it is advisable to wear layered clothing and rain gear. This hike is rated easy and is suitable for stroller use.

For more details and to register for this hike, please contact St. Peter’s Greenville at parishadministrator@stpetersgreenvillesc.net or Laura Snow Hawkins.  You can go to Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina at https://www.facebook.com/HolyHikesUpperSouthCarolina/ to RSVP and check for updates/cancellations. PLEASE: RSVP so that we have enough bulletins and wafers for all.   (note:  do not use the address listed for GPS to the park.  The correct address is 840 Mauldin Rd., Greenville, SC 29607 (aka the Ball Field/Dog Park).  We will meet at the trail head marker E2 for the Hike).

Adult Fellowship
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Ted and Linda VonderHaar invite you to enjoy fellowship at their home Saturday, November 17 from 6 – 8 p.m.  Please bring a bottle of wine and/or your favorite appetizer to share.  Soft drinks and beer will be available.

Fall November 2018 UTO Gratitude Month
The kick-off for our annual United Thank Offering Fall Ingathering for ministries beyond ourselves, far and wide.  Every penny given to the UTO is given away the following year to support mission and ministry in the Episcopal Church.  Since it’s official founding in 1889, UTO has awarded 5,257 grants for a total of $137,094,170.52.  St. Peter’s has generously contributed to this amount in the past, and some Greenville ministries have also received grants.

Advent Wreath Making
December 2, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.
The annual wreath making event will take place in Stockstill Hall on December 2 at 9:30 a.m.  Join us as we begin our Advent Journey.

2018 Parish Annual Meeting & Chili Cook-off
Sunday, December 2, 2018

The temperatures are falling, days are getting shorter, and that could only mean one thing.  It’s Chili time! Time to dust off those slow cookers and get your secret recipes ready. Whether you are aiming for the top prize or just like to make chili, all entries are welcome. Entry forms and more details can be found in the lower Narthex. Contact Brad Kluttz or Madison Powell for questions. The congregation will gather after the 10:30 a.m. service to enjoy the delicious entries and vote for their favorites!

Our parish bylaws specify an 8 week notice of the parish annual meeting.  Please mark your calendars for our 2018 Annual Meeting on December 2 at 1 p.m. 

Absentee Ballot for the 1st Vote for Vestry Election at our Annual Meeting
According to St. Peter’s Bylaws, a confirmed communicant in good standing over 16 may make a written request for an absentee ballot in writing (not by email or fax). The request must be received at the parish office by noon on Monday, November 26. The bylaws permit absentee voting only in the event of personal illness or injury, mandatory business travel out of the area, or a family situation requiring travel out of the area. The sealed, original absentee ballot must be received prior to the annual meeting.    

Kanuga Parish Weekend
February 8-10, 2019

Registration has now closed, but if you would like to put on the waiting list contact the church office. To learn more about the ins and outs of this fabulous weekend click here.

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

Just Faith Ministries
St. Peter’s Plans To Offer 2 Just Faith Classes This Fall
Engaging Spirituality comprises twenty-one 2½-hour sessions. Every session includes Centering Prayer, guided meditation, lectio divina (sacred reading), dialogue, and the deepening of relationships. Participants read five spiritual texts, maintain a prayer journal, reflect on the wisdom of 25 spiritual teachers, and view three inspiring DVDs. Each of the three phases of the course is marked by a retreat or immersion experience. This includes a one-day Immersion and a one-day Justice Pilgrimage to local sites.

This small group meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday mornings, beginning in September. Please email Alice Baird to express interest in this group or ask further questions. Alice Baird and Mary Mills will co-facilitate.

Just Faith is a 24-week small group experience that invites participants to reflect more deeply upon matters of justice in our community, the nation, and the world in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This program involves reading contemporary books on a variety of topics, and also participating in local, field trip experiences to enhance our awareness of the challenges endured by those whose claim upon “liberty and justice for all” is most tenuous. The regular, small group meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday nights, beginning in September. Please email Fr. Furman to express interest in this group or ask further questions. Both groups will be limited to 12 participants. Spots are limited! Email ASAP!

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.