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Sunday Services

9:00 AM       Sunday School
                      Adult Class
                      Senior High Class
                      Primary Class (Grades 4-6)
                      Beginners Class (Grades 1-3)
                      Nursery (2 through Kindergarten)

10:15 AM   Worship Service

Communion served the first Sunday of each month

Upcoming Events  

Sunday, September 25 - AWANA begins for ages 3 yrs to 6th grade from 6 - 7:30 p.m. - registration fee is $20 

Monday,  September 26 - Finance (6 p.m.) and Ad Board (7 p.m.) 

Sunday, October 2 - "The Story" continues for bible studies, Sunday School, Youth Group - a 31 week church wide event - the bible written in novel form and in chronological order.  For more information about "The Story", click here.

Sunday, October 2 - meeting after church regarding Halloween Parade

Thursday, October 6 - 6 p.m. candy assembly for parade

Saturday, October 8 - 2 p.m. - Charge Conference at Faith Alive in Bowmanstown 

Saturday, October 22 - Slatington Halloween Parade (Theme - Movie Monsters)

Saturday, October 29 - 9 a.m. - Noon - Clothing Giveaway 

Friday, November 4 - Turkey & Ham Dinner - 5 - 8 p.m. - $10 adults/$5 children

Saturday, November 12 - 9 a.m. - Noon - Clothing Giveaway

Saturday, November 19 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Fall/Holiday Bazaar - $20 per table.  There will also be a Church Open House on the first floor.

Helping Hands Ministry - donate and be a part of our capital campaign to secure a larger place to store food, clothing and furniture -

United Methodist Women - T-shirts available for sale - see Nancy Reese for details

Crocheting/knitting/needle work every Thursday - 7 p.m. 

Group walking the Trail starting at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening

Gift cards ($50 each) are still available for purchase - list is available in church hallway - see Nancy Reese with check payable to St. Peter's UM Women.  

Confirmation Class - anyone with children interested please see Diane Ritzenthaler

Adult Group Bible Study (The Story) every Sunday at 6 p.m. 

Adult Group Bible Study (The Story) every Tuesday at 10 a.m. 

Adult Group Bible Study (The Story) every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Youth Group meets every Sunday - 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Cub Scouts meet every Thursday from 6:30 - 8 p.m. starting September 29

United Methodist Women meet the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

For more information, see our calendar page (currently under construction).

Directions to St. Peter's can be found at      

During the two year construction of a new turnpike bridge, follow signs posted by PennDot. 

News & Announcements

Altar Flower and Bulletin Sponsorships
Sunday dates are still available to sponsor bulletins and altar flowers.  Please contact Stephanie (610-417-2555).

Monetary donations are being accepted to purchase items for the AWANA and Sunday School stores and can be given to Mary Reitz.

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 Welcome to
St. Peter's United Methodist Church

Nestled in the valley at the foot of the Blue Mountain, St. Peter's United Methodist Church is located in the village of Emerald, Pa.  We are a growing church overflowing with compassion for our congregation as well as the surrounding communities.

Our mission is: "To know JESUS CHRIST 
and to make
 HIM  known"

We would love to welcome you to our family.  Please join us for worship and/or any of our events or activities.  We look forward to meeting you.

Reverend William Ritzenthaler, Pastor


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