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The January 2018 Announcer

Announcements for January 13 2018 - First Sunday after Epiphany; Baptism of Christ

Good Morning!  Beloved children of God: Welcome to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ as we worship in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

There is a brand new Coffee Hour hosting sign-up sheet posted downstairs in the Memorial Room. No one signed up for today as of Wednesday afternoon, but consider this your invitation to sign up for a Sunday (or more) of hosting in 2019! 

The Board of Finance meets after worship today.

June Peterson remains for now at Oakton Pavilion for physical therapy [1660 Oakton Place, Des Plaines, 60018] and Clara Melone is at Alden North also for physical therapy after being hospitalized for pneumonia [5050 W. Touhy, 60077].

Thanks to everyone who served in the various ministries of the church this morning.

Thanks to everyone who attended Tuesday night’s brainstorming session, and who came to help undecorated the sanctuary Thursday night (and before then)!

The New Members class has been postponed, and it is being rescheduled.

“Into the Woods, Jr. is a delightful adaptation of Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, featuring characters from multiple fairytales, all together in an epic quest through the woods. Suitable for all ages, this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm stories is a must-see! Jessica Schneider is playing the Baker’s Wife in her very first Lead Role. Talk to her about tickets – we have $13 discount tickets available again, and we need to purchase them by Jan 13th. February 15-24 at Prairie Lakes Theater in Des Plaines.”         

Thanks to everyone who gave to the Card Day appeal last month and last week; it made it possible for us to offer a “full” Card Day blessing to those in need who came to our church door last Thursday.  We’ll definitely need more help to get through the next couple months, so keep giving if you can!         

“SOFT GOODS” DRIVE IN JANUARY!  We are collecting items now, through January.  See insert for all the details!

We will be sorting the newly arrived soft goods Mondays and Wednesdays this month, starting tomorrow the 14th, from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Please come and help; many hands make light work for this Savers-related fundraiser!

ANNUAL REPORTS and MEETING DATES:  Reports are due to the office by January 13th.  The Council meeting is January 20th and the Congregational Annual Meeting will be January 27th.

The Cemetery Fund has collected $2,645 so far, but we still need more to reach our goal of $5,000 for tree trimming and removal. We sure hope you can help us; getting rid of dead and dying trees will help return the cemetery to a brighter, greener place.  Gifts can be given to any member of the Association.  Thank you so much!

Still collecting Box Tops, pop can tops and empty pill bottles! Pill bottles: remove the old label. Only amber, white or blue bottles accepted. Info on Box tops, will not take expired: will be baskets in the Memorial Room for these!

This Week:
Annual Reports Due:                                     Monday, Jan. 14
Soft Cloth Sorting                                     M, W 6:30-8:30 PM
Cemetery Association Mtg.                                   Tues., 7 PM
“Coffee With the Pastor”                                 Wed., 10-Noon
Church Council                                                  Next Sunday

If you are responsible for a report to the Church Council, please prepare and submit it to the Council’s Dropbox no later than Friday – midweek is even better.  Thank you!    



 St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Street
(Laramie and Oakton Streets)

Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847.673.8166
Fax: 847.674.7691
Office Email:

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