Summary of Consistory Meeting on January 11, 2022

The meeting began with Devotions, Secretary minutes and Treasurer’s reports.
All reports approved.
Mike Detroye presented how the funeral home would use our church for services while their building is being renovated. After he left a discussion was held on fees and duties involved.
 Staff and Ministry Team reports:
Rev. Jim – Praised how beautiful church was during the Christmas season and thanked those who made it happen.
     Abundance – Will have 2 blocks of ice for sculpting. We need carvers. Other activities are in the planning.
     Building & Grounds – Kiel River Walk committee asked if we would consider having a sculpture on our property sometime in the future.
     Endowment – Reports will be coming soon on investment accounts.
     Human Resources – Emails were sent to employees for reviews and concerns, only 2 responded.
     Membership – There are many envelopes to be picked up yet. They will remain in the lounge until after the annual meeting.
     Memorial – Report given on donations made to church in December and monies in the fund.
     Music – MariJane and Scott are looking for members to provide music for service. Their families have been filling in when needed.
     Nominating – Several members have come forward to be on the ballot for the next consistory.
The other ministry teams had nothing to report.
Discussion was held on providing options for worship service. A designated area will be for those with covid concerns. Spacing between pews and masks will be required in this area. Masks are still available in the lounge for anyone who wants one.
Picnic in the Park – Sue Michels will not be able to chair the event this year.  The consistory decided as a group to take on those duties.
The next Consistory meeting is February 8, 2022 at 6:30pm.
The meeting ended with the Lord’s Prayer.

Phase IV Effective Immediately 1-12-2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, a ST. PETER'S UCC COVID SAFETY ZONE for social distancing will be available on a trial basis for Sunday services. A few front pews on the left side, as you enter the sanctuary, is now designated as a "mask area" only. The area will be filled by members sitting in every other row. This area will also be ushered out first after the services for those with social distancing concerns, OR members can use the 5th Street door for exiting. Masks will be optional for the use of all other pews, and masks will still be available for use. Thank You, St. Peter's UCC Consistory

Upcoming Worship Schedule

Annual Meeting
January 30 9 am Worship with Annual Meeting

WORSHIP CANCELLATIONS


It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes, depending on the weather, we need to cancel our Worship services.  Check out the list below to get up to date information.

TV
WBAY, Green Bay, Ch 2 (ABC)

WFRV, Green Bay, Ch 5 (CBS)

WLUK, Green Bay, Ch 11 (FOX)

NBC26, Green Bay, Ch 26 (NBC)

WTMJ, Milwaukee, Ch 4 (NBC)

WISN, Milwaukee, Ch12 (ABC)

RADIO
WCUB, Manitowoc, 980 AM

WHBL, Sheboygan, 1330 AM

WJUB, Plymouth, 1420 AM
 
You can also check out our Facebook page for current information.
On days when our Worship service is cancelled, we still offer a live virtual Worship event.  You may access the service on Facebook or by clicking the YouTube link on our website.

PHASE III

St. Peter’s consistory meet on June 8, 2021 and discussed reopening church with a Phase III approach and recommended the following:
  • St. Peter’s will be holding a 9:00 service only going forward starting on
 July 4, 2021 while we are blessed with Rev. James M. McKenzie as our Interim Minister, if you have questions, you are welcome to call Jim at any time. Consistory will decide if the church service day(s)/time(s) will change once a new settled pastor is at St. Peter’s.
  • All doors will be open for worship services.
  • Face masks will not be required but they will still be available for your use.
  • Please, please, wear your name tag when entering church, this will help Rev. Jim to know your name. 
  • All pews will be open for seating with cushions.
  • At this time, we will continue to have Rev. McKenzie light the altar candles.
  • The passing of peace will still be done with distancing in mind, a wave of the hand or a hello can be done by standing at your seat.
  • Hymnals, bibles, envelopes, papers and pencils will be placed back in the pews. We will be able to sing.
  • Offertory plates will be placed on pedestals at the rear of the sanctuary.  Ushers will not circulate offering plates.
  • Music during the summer shall be provided in various forms under the direction of the music committee. 
  • We will have an organist at our church service(s).
  • Communion will be held with the use of the wafer/juice containers, with the hope that in fall we will be back to normal pew/altar communion.
  • There will be no shaking of hands as you exit, instead a pleasant greeting of “having a great week” will be given.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, be sure and cover your mouth with a tissue or cough into your arm.
  • Bulletins if used, shall be kept by each member as they exit the sanctuary, please take them home with you each Sunday.
  • The coat area will remain open to hang your coats.
  • If you are not feeling well or have symptoms please stay home and enjoy the virtual services.
  • If you or someone in your family contact COVID 19, please contact the church office if you have attended worship.
  • Once again, our main goal is to keep everyone safe, but allow members to attend church comfortably in person.

Reopening church with COVID 19 is a work in process, we will be adjusting any safety procedure(s) as needed.  All updates will be sent through media outlets and via mailings to keep everyone up to date.  
We Welcome You Back to our Phase III Worship!!  
Thank You,
St. Peter’s Consistory

 

2020 Annual Report 

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WELCOME TO ST. PETER'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

We are LOVEGod's love. The love of Jesus Christ. The love of the Holy Spirit in our midst.
We aim to project God's loving kingdom to each other in our faith community.
But, we are also CHALLENGED by Christ to extend that love to all.
We are challenged to serve all!

We invite you to become part of the unique and welcoming experience
that is the faith community known as St. Peter's United Church of Christ.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Come to love and be loved. Come to serve.

The Rays of Hope Center

The Rays of Hope Center (ROHC) was officially "christened" in April of 2006 as the newest addition to St. Peter's United Church of Christ ministries. The one-time gas station and video store was purchased by St. Peter's in late 2005 after selling the church's parsonage. In it's naming, St. Peter's members honored their beloved, tenured pastor of 14 years, Ray Coombs. Rev. Coombs ministered faithfully, seeing to it that St. Peter's UCC be the "community's church." Under the care of St. Peter's Consistory and members, the ROHC seeks to sustain that community faithfulness by providing the community space as needed.

Currently the Rays of Hope Center houses the Kiel Area Community Food Pantry.