G.I.F.T. --- Growing In Faith Together
Learn What’s NEW for Sunday Mornings!
Sunday mornings will include intentional time to grow in our faith & in our relationships together across the generations as well as time together with our peers in age-specific learning.
Kick-Off Breakfast on Sept 13 at 9:15 a.m
Our other September Sundays, (20th & 27th) will also begin at our usual 9:15 time and each will be a taste of the programming to come.
Beginning in October, our new Sunday Morning G.I.F.T. schedule will begin. This new focus is for EVERYONE!!! (Even if you have not been part of Sunday morning “Sunday School” in the past)
1st Sundays: Gathering Sunday Breakfasts
Introduce the monthly learning theme & build NEW relationships throughout all age groups
2nd & 3rd Sundays: Nurturing Faith Sundays
Age-Specific Small Group Learning (Similar to our previous Sunday School classes)
4th Sundays: Sharing Sundays
Cross-Generational Learning & Sharing
A whole new opportunity to share our faith in Christ and create faith-filled relationships with learning and fun for EVERYONE!!
5th Sundays: Caring Sundays
Special service days for the entire congregation to work together
caring for others.
There are many was to participate and many ways to share YOUR GIFTS as welive out the mission of St Peter’s (Gather, Share, Nurture & Care) and work together to build a congregation with vibrant, life-long faith formation and growth for ALL!
PLEASE begin your prayerful consideration of your participation and your service – Be a part of the G.I.F.T.!!
Go and Make Disciples of ALL nations,
of all neighbors, of all family,
of all friends, of all co-workers.
Today, the mission field is not in some far off land,
but all around us.
Our Congregational Council and our Inviting & Welcoming Team are working together to make each Sunday in August an especially welcoming Sunday.
Our summer Sunday mornings are typically more relaxed and would be a great opportunity to bring a neighbor, friend, relative, or co-worker to share your church and your family of faith. (Click here to check out the article in the July "Chronicle")
Free LOST & FOUND CONCERT
Sunday September 6th -- 6 pm -- Capital University
Mark your calendars and plan to attend with your St. Peter’s family. This is an event for all ages. Let us know your plans by marking your Att/Opp slip.
We will organize a carpool based on registration.
Center Campus Lawn outside Kerns Religious Life Center
BRING YOUR BLANKETS AND LAWN CHAIRS
(Capital Center Field House if raining)
Preshow picnic dinner @ 4:45pm
Advance reservations required prior to July 30th
Greetings in the name of our Lord!
On Sunday, June 28, Pastor Klatt read Bishop Dillahunt's letter to the Southern Ohio Synod regarding the recent Supreme Court Ruling on same gender marriage. Presiding Bishop Eaton has also sent out a letter.
Click here to see these letters...
Presiding Bishop Eaton
Southern Ohio Synod Bishop Dillahunt
Further conversation regarding this decision and the Bishop's responses, took place on Sunday, July 5th. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this recent ruling, feel free to be in touch with Pastor Klatt via the church phone or email.
Vibrant Faith @ Home is an interactive resource designed to give people of all ages access to easy-to-use faith forming activities, tools, tips, blogs, forums, and advice - everything people need to build a stronger and deeper faith. Check out the Vibrant Faith link (side column) - for you, for your family, for your congregation - and let us introduce you to online resources for faith formation and growth for all ages and stages.
Participants learn several strategies for incorporating the Four Key faith practices – Caring Conversation, Devotions, Service, and Rituals and Traditions - into their daily, weekly and monthly routines – at home and the congregation.
Learn and be inspired to help make faith a part of everyday activities
especially for a child or teen with whom you want to share your faith.
Vibrant Faith @ Home supports families who are intentional about their faith and religious practice as they raise the next generation of committed Christians.
The Four Keys of caring conversation, devotions, service, and rituals and traditions are ways to participate in the means of grace that extends God’s love and saving work to the world on a daily basis, strengthening the faith lives of individuals and households
Vibrant Faith is a key component of G.I.F.T.
A Perspective and Focus on Faith Formation at St Peter’s
Growing In Faith Together