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Sermon Series: “When in Rome…”

Join us on Sunday mornings this summer as Pastor Karl offers a sermon series on the Book of Romans.  We live in a society where forces from without and within call for our allegiance.  As we struggle against the temptations of this world, how can we stay true to our calling to follow Christ?  This sermon series will examine Paul’s teachings for the Christians in 1st century Rome, and look at how his directives are relevant to believers in 21st century America.

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.* 

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*Sunday, July 30 we will have one worship service at 10:30, followed by a fellowship luncheon.


Mid-Week Bible Study Starts January 26

Come join us Thursday, January 26, 2017, as Pastor Karl begins a verse-by-verse study of the Book of Genesis.  We will meet each Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  If you come to the morning session, be sure to bring a bag lunch for a time of fellowship immediately following class.  We hope to see you there!

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Covenant Renewal Service

The start of a new year is seen as a chance to hit the reset button on our lives, as we resolve to lose weight, exercise more, or be better persons than we have been in the past. Real change, however, can only come from a life transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ. What better way to begin a new year than by renewing our commitment to Him?

On Saturday, December 31, at 7:00pm, St. Peter’s will hold a Covenant Renewal Service where we will gather as individuals and as a family to recommit ourselves to following God’s will in our lives. Join us for this powerful evening of spiritual renewal as we prepare our hearts and minds to enter into 2017 as a people set apart by God, called to share His love in the world.


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.



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.



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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Summer Sermon Series

Join us during the month of July as Pastor Karl presents a sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Colossians.   As we gather to hear what the Apostle has to say about living a life worthy of the Lord, we can examine our own lives and ask, “How am I doing?  What does such a life look like?  How can I live that kind of life?  Is that life available for someone like me?”

Faith in Christ brings new life, a life in which we live differently because we have been transformed into a new creation.  It’s a life God offers to us, and then enables and enables us to live through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Join us on Sunday mornings to learn more!

July 10 – Colossians 1:1-14

July 17 – Colossians 1:15-28

July 24 – Colossians 2:6-19

July 31 – Colossians 3:1-11

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Pray for General Conference

May 10-20, United Methodists from around the world will join together for General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon. During this quadrennial ten-day gathering, delegates from the global connection will worship, fellowship, and vote on matters regarding the day-to- day life and mission of the United Methodist Church.

As a church, we need to pray for the work of General Conference.  Please join us as we gather in the sanctuary at 6:30 each morning of Conference for a time of prayer.  If you are unable to be at the church, please join us in prayer wherever you are at that hour.  Your prayers matter to the work of the Church!

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May 10 -20, 2016
6:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary


Lenten Sermon Series

“Forty Days in the Wilderness”

During this season of Lent, join us for Sunday morning worship as Pastor Karl leads us through this sermon series on repentance, preparation, and spiritual growth.

February 14, 2016: First Sunday in Lent
“Standing in the Wilderness”
Luke 4:1-13

February 21, 2016: Second Sunday in Lent
“Waiting in the Wilderness”
Philippians 3:17-4:1

February 28, 2016: Third Sunday in Lent
“Enduring in the Wilderness”
1 Corinthians 10:1-13

March 6, 2016: Fourth Sunday in Lent
“Being Ambassadors in the Wilderness”
2 Corinthians 5:16-21

March 13, 2016: Fifth Sunday in Lent
“Pressing Onward in the Wilderness”
Philippians 3:4b-14

March 20, 2016: Palm/Passion Sunday
“Being Obedient in the Wilderness”
Philippians 2:5-11

Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.