EFM- Education for Ministry
OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS NOW!
This is a 4 year program but with a one year at a time commitment. It is a lot of reading but the insights are truly inspiring. EFM is very similar to the small Christian Churches in the 2nd Century, where we pray, worship, and study together, always looking for God’s Hand in our lives. You will get a great perspective of the Bible in the first 2 years, then study the history of Christianity in the 3rd year and Ethics in the 4th year. Along the way, you (and God!) will discern your ministry and your gifts. (a spiritual gift is something that gives you joy.) And it is a joyful journey, walking along committed happy Christians! Come join us! The cost is $375 per year, and partial scholarships are available. Contact either Fr. Furman or Meta Armstrong
Also check out the official website efm.sewanee.edu/. There are prospectuses for EFM on the website.
Lemonade on the Patio Hosts Needed
St. Peter’s Lemonade on the Patio will begin May 6th and is hosted by church families and/or church groups and ministries on a rotating basis. Your help would be most welcome! Hosts make lemonade (supplied by the church), provide cookies, coffee cake or something simple and their time on a scheduled Sunday morning. For more information and to sign up click here.
Family Movie Night
Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
Help us kick off the summer with a viewing of Pixar’s Coco! Join us for fun, fellowship and free hotdogs in Seigar’s Pavillion at St. Peter’s at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets. The movie begins at dusk.
Habitat for Humanity Work Day
June 9, 2018
Habitat is going to build a house at in Simpsonville that is two doors down from the house we helped build last year. The home is for a family whose father is a disabled Navy Veteran who served on the Underwater Bomb Disposal teams in the Persian Gulf. Please check the bulletin board in the hallway for more information about the family.
This home is being built with the help of volunteers from about a dozen churches around Greenville County. Saturday, June 9 is the scheduled work day for the team from St. Peters. The projects that day are currently scheduled to include:
: Finish painting
: Finish interior trim
: De-hinge the doors
: Finish landscaping
: Anything else that may need to be completed before they take ownership on July 1.
We ask volunteers to sign up using Signup Genius and the link will be available soon! For questions regarding the St. Peter’s work day, contact Bob James.
All Golfers Invited!
Saturday June 16, 2018
All Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced join us Saturday, June 16 @ Carolina Springs Golf Course. We will place you with a team. Sign Up Sheets will be placed in the lower Narthex or contact Sandy Wells or Brad Kluttz
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
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.