May PEACE, LOVE, and JOY fill your homes and lives this Christmas season.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
–St. Thomas Aquinas
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here — to explore your faith, to meet new people, and to strengthen your personal relationship with God.
COVID-19: As we gather in the church sanctuary for corporate worship every Sunday, we will continue to observe the guidelines of the state and CDC by wearing masks and maintaining social distance. All events are dependent on current status of the virus locally and government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please check our Facebook page for updates in case of cancellations.
LUNCH WITH THE BUNCH has been postponed until further notice.
Ladies’ Bible study is POSTPONED until the spring, depending on the Covid-19 situation.
The decision has been made to END the CHRISTIAN FRIENDS LUNCHEONS. This was a difficult decision to make, but, given the ongoing concerns regrading Covid-19 and the age of the members attending the luncheons, it was time. Christian Friends Luncheons began in the spring of 2001 as a way for interdenominational Christian friends to come together. We have had many wonderful programs, good meals, and a great time of fellowship with each other over the years.
A special THANKS to St. Peter’s UCC for allowing us to meet all these years. Also, THANK YOU to Shirley Reitz and, later, Joyce London, who arranged for the many interesting and entertaining programs which were enjoyed over the years. THANK YOU to Shirley Reitz and, later, Nancy London, who acted as M.C., and to all the members who planned the menu each month and found a caterer. We will miss these gatherings of Christian Friends.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 – 2nd Sunday of Advent, Worship service with Holy Communion, 10:30
Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13 – 3rd Sunday of Advent, Worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 14 – Clean ‘n’ Gleam distribution, 6–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20 – 4th Sunday of Advent, Worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY Celebrate of the Birth of Christ
Sunday, Dec. 27 – Worship service, 10:30 a.m. A Service of Lessons and Carols
Thursday, Dec. 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE
Pastor’s Page: More Than Just a Decoration
ODDS & ENDS
Our monthly activities include:
Clean ‘n’ Gleam distribution: second Monday
Ladies Bible study: every other Wednesday (Spring and Fall) POSTPONED until SPRING
Choir Practice, every Wednesday, September through May
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Punxsutawney is a congregation of disciples of Christ and His teachings, seeking to live out our faith through prayer, worship, study, service, fellowship, and evangelism.
We invite you to be a part of the adventure of learning to live as disciples of Christ. Come, join us for worship and engaging opportunities for disciple formation.
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church location: in the Elk Run area of Punxsutawney, at the corner of Graffius and Orchard avenues (behind Sheetz and Gimmicks)
Church office phone: 814-938-4021
Church email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church address: PO Box 535, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Church secretary: Janice White
Church office hours: Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. unless listed otherwise in the Sunday bulletin
Lay speaker: Michele Huey
Music director: Timothy Decker
Christian author and inspirational speaker Michele Huey is currently serving St. Peter’s United Church of Christ as a lay speaker. For more information about Michele, visit her online at her website and her weekly inspirational blog.