What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Altar Guild Meeting – All are welcome to attend the Altar Guild Meeting which will be held on Monday January 25 (tomorrow) at 7 pm.  If you would like to find out more about what the Altar Guild does, please feel free to attend.

Men’s BreakfastSaturday, February 6th, all men of St. Peter’s, ages 1 to 99 and up, are invited to share some fellowship and food at a breakfast that will include eggs (any style), pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, toast, and bagels. Naturally we’ll also have coffee, tea, and orange juice to wash it down with. Come on in anytime between 7 am and 9 am (and feel free to come in anytime after 6 am to help with the cooking)!  For any questions please contact Dan Osmond (dojosmond@msn.com) or Curt Kraemer curtkraemer@comcast.net

Folding Chairs available – A generous donation from Milton Porter was given to the church with a request it go towards purchasing new padded chairs for Phelps Hall. This has allowed the vestry to purchase 135 padded chairs. We now have an excess of steel unpadded chairs and will offer them to parish members. They are against the windows in the Hall and are labeled for the taking. Members may take them.  We are offering them for free or you may make a small donation to the kitchen fund. Happy New Year!  The Vestry.

Baby sitter needed – A parishioner is looking for help with their two girls, ages 4 & 6 for afterschool in Colchester.  Mondays would start at 2pm and the other days start at school pick up, 3pm.  One week would be Monday, Tuesday and Friday and the other week would be Wednesday and Thursday.  Duties include picking them up at school and taking them to dance and piano lessons. A driver’s license is essential. Please contact the office? If you are interested.

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. The next meeting will be held on January 24th

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!”

Sewing Machine for sale – A pre-owned sewing machine with advanced capabilities regarding embroidery stitching is for sale in Phelps Hall. Anyone interested in examining it or purchasing it may see it on Sunday or call the office.  It may be purchased for a donation (the amount to be determined by the purchaser) to Father Perry’s “Rector’s Discretionary Fund.”  Any questions regarding the machine’s history may be addressed to Stephanie Wheeler.

 Here’s what you can find on St. Peter’s new website

The website (www.stpetershebron.com) offers an always up to date calendar, upcoming events listed with details, news from Sue, the bulletin, the latest happenings, an updated photo gallery, and more!

  • Do you know that Fr. Perry’s sermons can now be listened to on St. Peter’s website? If you missed Father Perry’s sermon, or want to hear it again, feel free to listen from the website. Sermons may be found at:  Services > Sunday Audio Sermons
  • Church School schedule on the website – Weren’t able to attend church one Sunday? Want to cover a church school topic more at home? The website has a schedule of church school topics including bible verses and additional information. Just go to: About Us > Church School > Church School Schedule
Bishop Ahrens trip to the Holy Land Cancelled

Due to the unrest in the Middle East, Bishop Laura and Dr. Lisa Hahnerman have decided to cancel their Pilgrimage to the Holy Land planned for April 2016.


The Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center

The weather has turned very cold! Can you imagine sleeping by the river in Willimantic?

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-Instant Coffee, 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
  • Toothbrushes
    • Deodorant
    • Women’s hygiene products (pads, tampons)
    • Plastic soap saver boxes
    • Sweatpants/shirts(med/large/Xtra/
    • XXtralrg
    • 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.  Every day, patients receive blood for a variety of conditions including life-threatening illnesses, blood disorders and traumas. Your blood donations are critical to helping save patients’ lives. 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.