Upcoming Events

Laundry Love Needs Volunteers!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Please Sign-Up to help volunteer for this great ministry! Laundry Love takes place the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Pumpers Laundry at 339 S. Pleasantburg Dr. There is a sign-up sheet available in the lower narthex or text/call April Purvis.

If anyone would like to make donations of laundry detergent or dryer sheets there is a bin on the shelves in the hallway across from Stockstill Hall.

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.

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals
October 7 @ 4 p.m.
Join us on Sunday, October 7 at 4 p.m. at Segars Pavilion behind the church for the Blessing of the Animals service. One of the ways we commemorate the Feast of St. Francis each year is to have a short, simple time of prayer in thanksgiving for all of God’s creation and especially for God’s creatures whom we know and love as pets. Bring your pet(s) on a leash or in a crate to receive a blessing!

Fall Parish Picnic
Sunday, October 14

The Fall Parish Picnic will be Sunday, October 14 after the 10:30 a.m. liturgy. The men of St. Peter’s are providing Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. The rest of the spread will be potluck. So bring your favorite side item or dessert and join us for great food and fellowship. All are welcome, including visitors and newcomers! There is a sign-up sheet in the lower Narthex. We look forward to seeing all of you on October 14!

Outreach Advocates Present:
Weekend Renew – October 26-28
Mark your calendars! St. Peters’ Annual Weekend Renew is coming up and there are numerous outreach opportunities for everyone in the parish:

Let’s Bake some Cookies:
Jan Rhodes is organizing a cookie baking session for our younger children Saturday Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.  Children will meet in Stockstill Hall and bake cookies which will then be donated to a local charity.  More details to follow.

Feed Thy Neighbor: 
Volunteers are needed to cook and serve at our monthly breakfast at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greenville’s West End on Saturday, October 27.  Two shifts are available – 6:30 to 8 a.m.and 8 to 9:30 a.m. A link to the sign up genius for this event will be available soon.  Contact:  Franca George or Nicola Page for more information.

Ronald McDonald House:
Volunteers from St. Peter’s prepare a meal for residents about once a month. The October meal prep is Saturday, October 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ronald McDonald House, 706 Grove Rd.  Click here to sign up!  Contact Bob James for more information.

Rise Against Hunger:
Outreach Advocates are excited to announce that we are partnering again this year with The Upstate Islamic Society to pack 20,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.  Our event will take place at Upstate Islamic Center on Saturday, October 27 from 2 -4 p.m.  They are located at 1601 Clement Road in Greer.  All ages are welcome and we hope everyone will make plans to volunteer with our Muslim neighbors.  We will provide a sign up sheet for those that want to meet at St. Peter’s and get a ride or caravan over to the event. Contact Paige Griffin or Deb Yochum for more information.

Blood Connection Blood Drive:
Outreach Advocates will host a Blood Drive Sunday, October 28 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Blood donations are always needed and each donor will receive a $10 Chick-fil-a gift card. Contact Paige Griffin for more information.

Trunk or Treat 
October 28, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
It is not too early to start planning your theme for our Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 28, 2018.  We hope to have our Pavilion parking lot filled with decorated cars for our costumed little ones to enjoy.  You can choose your family’s favorite book, movie, game or Bible story to create a display for the trunk of your car.  SPY will be there to help provide games, too.  Please contact Jan Rhodes with any questions.  We would love to have your family join us for a fun family time!

Father Richard Rohr Webcast 
St. Peter’s Centering Prayer group has subscribed to view a webcast from the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) entitled, Conspire 2018: The Path of Descent is the Path of Transformation.  Father Richard Rohr, a Roman Catholic Franciscan Priest, known for his many books and worldwide ecumenical presentations is the founder of CAC. He, along with Barbara Brown Taylor, Mirabai Starr, Barbara Holmes and Brian McLaren, are participants in this conference. For more information of each of them and for a full schedule go to CAC.org. The conference is going to be August 31-September 2 but with our subscription we have a password that will give access to the talks through October 8. Contact the Parish office for the password. CAC recommends reviewing their Technical Requirements and Help Document in advance.

Grief Support Group
Beginning  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Nancy Goodman, who holds a Masters in Counseling and is certified as a bereavement counselor through Hospice, will be leading a support group to anyone who is experiencing grief of any kind. She has worked extensively with both Hospice and secondary public schools, has served as a bereavement counselor for various support groups with a wide variety of age groups, has been a keynote speaker for events regarding how to handle the holidays after a loss, and has led crisis counseling and Survivors of Suicide counseling.

The group will initially agree to a 4 week commitment, beginning Tuesday, September 18 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Parlor here at St. Peter’s. Any and all are welcome to join. Please contact The Rev. Marie Cope if you would like to come or to get more information.                                   

Just Faith
Beginning September 20 @ 7 p.m.

St. Peter’s will host a new JustFaith group beginning this fall and continuing throughout the school year.  JustFaith is a 24-week course where we explore ways to use our faith to impact the world through issues of social justice and compassionate community.  The group will meet on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning September 20.  Please contact Debbie Cannada with questions or to sign up.

Kanuga Parish Weekend
February 8-10, 2019

Registration is now open!  So fill out your form, pay your deposit of $50 (to the church office) and join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship and worship at Kanuga this February.

-To learn more about the ins and outs of this fabulous weekend click here.

-To print your registration form click here.  There are two rates you can pay for each price category – one is the actual rate (benefactor rate) and one is the 20% off rate that is subsidized by St. Peter’s.  Each rate is per person.

-We want everyone who is interested in attending to come.  Scholarships forms can be found by clicking here.

Pro hack:  begin paying monthly installments now so your final payment on January 4, 2019 won’t be so large.

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.