Longest Night

The Longest Night Service of Worship will take place at St. Peter’s UMC on Wednesday, December 21, at 7:00pm.

The Longest Night Service is a time to recognize that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year. The constant refrain we hear during the holidays about getting together with family reminds many people of what and whom they have lost, or what they never had. Broken relationships, financial and job worries, ill health, the pain of isolation – all of these can make one feel alone in the midst of the festivities of the holidays. The Longest Night Service is an opportunity to acknowledge your sadness and concerns before God in the sacred space of worship.  It’s an opportunity to know God’s presence during this season and to sense and experience the love of others.   It’s an opportunity to experience a meditative worship service that gives time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.

Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness, and to hear songs that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle. Come and find God’s light in the darkness of the longest night of the year.

Everyone is welcome.



Come and See!

Come and See!

FREE Family Event!

Are you and your family planning to attend the
2016 Morehead City Christmas Parade?

Don’t let the end of the parade mean the end of your day of holiday fun!

After the parade, come to St. Peter’s UMC for an afternoon of festivities!

Free Hot Dog Lunch!

Coloring Contest with Prizes!

Face Painting with Skeedaddle the Clown!

A Train Ride to Bethlehem!

There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, December 10,
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
rain or shine!




Christmas Cantata 2016

“The Wondrous Story”,
a cantata by Nancy Price and Don Besig.

Please join us on Sunday, December 4, for a special morning of worship featuring a musical offering from our choir and handbells.

We will have one service that morning beginning at 10:30 a.m., with a time of fellowship over finger foods following the service.  Sunday School will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Invite your family and friends to this glorious musical celebration of God’s gift to us of Jesus.  We hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 4, at 10:30 a.m.



Homecoming 2016

Join us for our annual Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, November 6th.

We will have one service of worship at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited to bring a covered-dish to share during our Homecoming Dinner immediately following our worship service.

We hope to see you here as we celebrate our life together!



Neighborhood Picnic

Due to Hurricane Matthew, our neighborhood picnic has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 16.

Join us on Sunday, October 16, for a Neighborhood Picnic!

We will have games for both kids and adults, face painting, and bounce houses.  Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served around 4:00 p.m.  You can also register for a chance to hit our pastor with a pie! 

Rain or shine, it will be a great afternoon of fun for the entire family!

Best of all, it’s all FREE!

The picnic will take place at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Morehead City.  We are located at 111 Hodges Street, right behind the State Employees Credit Union and the Holiday Inn Express.

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Beginning at 2:00 p.m.



Come to the Water 2016

On Saturday, September 10, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church will sponsor a free community celebration from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City waterfront. The event, “Come to the Water,” will feature Christian music and testimonies from our members of our church family, as well as preaching from Karl Zorowski, pastor of St. Peter’s.

We will have free drinks and popcorn, along with face painting and balloons!

Bring your family for a celebration of life under God’s grace here along the Crystal Coast!


Saturday, September 10, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Feed the 5000


In John 6:1-12, we read the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with five small loaves of bread and two small fish. A small boy, willing to give what little he had, played a pivotal role in this feeding miracle.

A young boy was willing to share, and thousands were fed on a hillside. It was a miracle! Through our willingness to do the same, a feeding miracle can happen here in Carteret County!

St. Peter’s is sponsoring a Food Drive to collect non-perishable food for Martha’s Mission to distribute to the needy in our community. The men of the church are challenged to collect 5,000 items of food, and the women are challenged to do the same. This food drive is a friendly competition to see which group – the men or the women – will be first to reach 5,000. When this goal is reached, the victors will be recognized in some fashion befitting their generosity.

Jesus can take what we offer to Him, even if it seems insignificant, and use it to fulfill His purpose. Can your gift of a can of soup feed all of those who are hungry in Carteret County? Jesus performed a miracle with only a few loaves and fish! We have neighbors who are hungry, and praying for a miracle. Your generosity can help make that miracle a reality.


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Emmaus Gathering

The Light Keepers of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church are hosting an Emmaus Gathering at the church on Saturday, August 13, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  This event is open to everyone and we encourage anyone who enjoys fellowship and good food to attend.  You do not have to have participated in the Walk to Emmaus to be a part of this joy-filled evening.

The evening will begin with a pig pickin’ and potluck dinner in the fellowship hall.  It is a great opportunity to catch up with past friends and meet new ones as we sit together to enjoy dinner.  We will then move into the Sanctuary to sing some joyful songs and hear a short talk/testimony from one of our members on God’s presence in their life and what it means to them.  We will do more singing and our Pastor will lead us in celebrating communion together before ending the event.

Babysitting will be provided in the nursery for anyone with young children.  We encourage you to come, celebrate with us, bring a friend, and experience wonderful fellowship as we love one another just as Christ loves us.

Saturday, August 13
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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The “Walk to Emmaus” is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.  The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.  Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

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Youth Yard Sale

On Saturday, July 23, our Youth Group is sponsoring a church-wide yard sale.  All kinds of items are available and are priced to sell!  Whether you are looking for furniture, kitchen utensils, record albums, clothes, toys, books, jewelry, artwork or just about anything else you can think of, come on down and make an offer!  All bargain and treasure hunters are welcomed!

Saturday, July 23, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.

4920 Arendell Street, Morehead City

(parking lot of Beachview II, across from K-Mart and Food Lion)

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