Open House at the Rectory Today!
Father Perry and Lynn Hassouna are extending an invitation to St. Peter’s parishioners to come to an Open House at the Rectory today, January 3rd, from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome!
From the Treasurer:
A Finance Committee Meeting is scheduled for Monday January 4th at 7 p.m. in Phelps Hall to plan the budget for 2016. Any interested member of the Parish is welcome to attend.
- The Year-End Statements have been mailed out. If you have any questions please call the office.
- Our pledge to the Diocese for the year 2015 has been paid in full.
If you have not fulfilled your pledge for 2015, please bring your payments up-to-date. Thanks.
Calling All Youth! Judi Babin and Lynn Hassouna have begun a new series of discussions for youth to be held on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in Father Perry’s office. Any young person in grades 7 through 12 is welcome to join them. These discussions will continue to be held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. More events are being planned including a Confirmation Class starting in January.
Confirmation Classes to begin in January! Father Perry will be scheduling Confirmation classes for any interested youth or adults beginning in early January. This provides a wonderful opportunity for anyone wishing to join the Episcopal Church, any youth (9th grade or older) wanting to become adult members of the congregation or anyone interested in engaging in conversation about the meaning of our Episcopal traditions or how our faith enriches our lives. Please contact the parish office or speak to Father Perry if you have questions or are interested in “signing up!”
The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center
Cold, wet, unsafe? Many of the Windham area’s homeless live in makeshift camps along the Willimantic River all year long. The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality center seeks to provide a warm shelter for those in the community who are homeless and over the age of 18 from November 15th through April of each year. No one is turned away. We provide food, clothing, hygiene among other services. Donations to keep the center going are always welcome. If you are able to donate items to help please drop them off at our office:
75 Bridge Street, (First unit in the plaza) Willimantic, CT 06226 (Monday through Thursday from 1-4 pm)
Items that the shelter is in need of:
- Non-InstantCoffee, Sweetener, Non-Dairy Creamer, Hot Chocolate
- Paper products, Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins.
- Vinyl or plastic Pillow case covers
- Coffee cups (small size, disposable)
- Plastic utensils (spoons/forks)
- Socks (white preference)
- Men’s boxer shorts all sizes
- Women’s briefs – all sizes
- Razor blades
- Shaving Cream
- Women’s hygiene products (pads, tampons)
- Plastic soap saver boxes
- Laundry detergent (powder)
- Floor and bathroom cleaner
- Office supplies – Call to see the needs
- Gift Cards to Stop & Shop, BJ’s Walmart, Staples and Home Depot of any value
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, February 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please consider giving this gift of life. 3 people benefit from each single donation. It takes only about an hour and is painless. Please help those who are desperately in need of a blood transfusion. Call for an appointment: 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go on-line to www.redcrossblood.org . Walk-ins are always welcome.