Bear Hugs for the Holidays: November 25 — December 16
Nicholas Murray Butler School #23 in Elizabeth is collecting BRAND NEW TEDDY BEARS for Hospitalized children this Christmas. The Teddy Bears will be donated to Overlook Hospital in Summit and to Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown. New Bears Only – All Shapes and Sizes – Greatly Appreciated. A Collection Box will be in the Narthex.
Offerings are now being received for Christmas Poinsettias. While the cost to the church for each plant is $15 any donation will be received with gratitude. Memorial forms are available in the Narthex. Please make checks payable to St. Peter’s Church with ‘Poinsettias’ in the Memo. Return the form to the office by December 12th.
Vestry Meeting — Thursday, December 13
The Vestry will be meeting on the second Thursday this month at 7:30 in the Conference Room.
Greening of the Church
This year the Greening of the Church will progress throughout the weeks of Advent. The final phase of greening will take place on Sunday, December 23rd.
Christmas Eve Service — Monday, December 24th, 6:00 PM
This year here at St. Peter’s there will be one Christmas Service at 6:00 PM. The Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney will be our Celebrant. Be sure to let your family and friends know that all are welcome! If you prefer to worship at a later hour on Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist is scheduled at these churches and times. Services are also scheduled for Christmas Day.
A Fun Sermon — December 30, 2018
Be sure to send The Rev. Dr. Kevin J. Moroney a Christmas card so you’ll be prepared to participate in a fun sermon on the Sunday after Christmas!
Message from Episcopal Relief and Development:
We respond to storms in the United States and U.S. territories through our U.S. Disaster Program. Through our partnerships with Episcopal dioceses, we offer resources and training to help people prepare for disasters and provide emergency support so vulnerable people can make a sustained recovery after the storm. The benefit of our partnership with Episcopal churches is that these congregations are already deeply integrated within their communities. In other words, the Episcopal Church is there before responders arrive and will remain long after the news cameras have gone. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief.
PARTNERS FOR HEALTH — November thru December 2018
Partners for Health will double any monetary contributions to St. Peter’s Haven up to $20,000. Anything you can contribute helps to give those less fortunate a meal this holiday season. Please make checks payable to St. Peter’s Haven. This is a wonderful program to benefit the Haven.
Winter Coat Collection
St. Peter’s Haven is collecting coats for their annual Winter Coat Drive. You can donate a new or gently used coat for distribution to the children and adults who come to the Food Pantry. Donations of scarves, hats and gloves are also accepted.
Pantry Food Needs
St. Peter’s Haven’s Food Pantry is encouraging donations of healthy foods. Please consider donating 2 pound bags of brown rice, whole grain pastas and cereals, salt free tomato products and healthy soups.
St. Peter’s Haven Volunteer Opportunities
Food Pantry: Wednedays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: 9:00AM – 12Noon