Please remember to return your pledge card, either in the offering plate or mailed to the church office. Returning your pledge card will help us have an accurate budget for 2019. Thank you.
Buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful handcrafted wreath from Grandscapes. The wreath is on display in the Parish Hall. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held at the end of coffee hour. Proceeds go to the bazaar.
COMMUNITY MARKET GIVES THANKS
On November 18, the Community Market gave food for a Thanksgiving feast to 55 area families who are in need. We could not have accomplished this special market without help from a host of volunteers, from both St. Peter’s and the wider community. Special thanks to our regular volunteer staff, as well as first-timers who stayed around to set up the market, distribute food and dismantle everything. We appreciate so much those who gave us financial support and we hope everyone felt blessed by this outward gesture of passing on God’s love to others. –Sue Tassone and Becky Johnson
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY MARKET
In lieu of providing children’s clothing items this holiday season the Community Market is collecting new socks, hats, mittens, and scarves for our guests. Please bring in any items that you can, unwrapped, and place them on or under the Christmas tree in the sanctuary. We are asking for all sizes including women’s, men’s, and children’s, and items will be distributed at the Market on December 21.
N. KINGSTOWN COMMUNITY CHORUS
Ring in the holiday season by joining the North Kingstown Community Chorus and Youth Chorus for their annual Winter Concert, “A Season of Peace and Joy”. The second concert will be performed today, December 2 at 3:00 p.m. at North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Children 8 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased from any chorus member or from one of 4 sales locations: Flowers by Bert and Peg, the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Dave’s Market in Wickford and Dave’s Market at the entrance to Quonset. You can also reserve tickets by calling Barbara at 401-295-1699.
NARR. BAY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
St. Peter’s will host the Narragansett Bay Community Orchestra on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. A few members of St. Peter’s are part of the orchestra so come and enjoy a wonderful concert! Freewill offerings will benefit the Community Market.
Perspectives (aka. The LaPlante Center) will host its annual Christmas Concert at St. Peter’s on Friday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. It is a beloved tradition, as you have never heard Christmas carols sung with such joy and heart. Perspectives provides persons with developmental disabilities with the necessary skills and support to enable them to realize their personal goals of becoming effective members of their community.
Good Old Fashioned Christmas Caroling for all ages, followed by Refreshments at the home of Fr. Craig and Maureen!!! On Saturday December 15, we will be assembling a group of folks to bring some holiday spirit to two retirement communities where some of our parishioners are now residing. We will meet at 12 pm at the church, do a brief rehearsal of favorite carols, and then leave in our own cars- first to Brookdale at 1 pm, and then to Brightview at 2:30 pm. Then we are welcomed into the festively decorated home of Fr. Craig and Maureen for light refreshments. (Donations of home baked cookies are welcome) This event is sponsored by Community Life. Let us demonstrate our love of a Christ-filled Christmas by bringing our young people and ourselves to brighten the lives of others.
ST. PETER’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Do you have reasons for celebrating St. Peter’s 150th anniversary? Please share with other parishioners your thoughts on why we celebrate this important milestone by sending your reasons to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be included in the 150th Anniversary celebratory materials.
SHOP AT AMAZON & SUPPORT ST. PETER’S
When you shop at Amazon for Christmas, don’t forget to shop via smile.amazon.com/ch/05-6010991, which will select St. Peter’s as your charity. You pay nothing extra and St. Peter’s will get a small percentage back from each purchase that will help support the Community Market.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
The Wednesday Noon Bible Study has resumed with Father Craig. Anyone interested in developing a more in depth understanding of the Sunday readings are welcome to bring a bag lunch and join the discussion.
ALTAR FLOWERS OR SANCTUARY LAMP
Please remember that there is a sign-up sheet (on the bulletin board across from the kitchen) to request dedicating altar flowers or the sanctuary lamp candle in memory or thanksgiving. We have several Sundays available. Sign up early to get a particular Sunday of importance; maybe to remember a birthday or the anniversary of a loved one’s passing.
DO YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER NEED A HOSPITAL OR HOME VISIT?
If you, or someone in your Rhode Island family, is ill or hospitalized and would like a visit from Fr. Craig or a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, please call the Church office. As much as we like to think we know everything, sometimes we need you to let us know. So please call us if you would like a hospital or home visit.
Remember that Morning Prayer is being said Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
We love having all ages young and old worshiping with us. For our youngest worshippers we know attending an hour long service can be demanding. To help with this, we have set up a soft corner in the parish hall to allow those who need a break from the service to toddle around, play, etc. while the service is in progress. We have also provided a speaker so parents are able to stay tuned to the service until their child is ready to rejoin the congregation.