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.
St. Peter’s UMC

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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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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Sermon Series: “The Message of the Gospel”

Join us on Sunday mornings during this Season after Pentecost as Pastor Karl offers a sermon series entitled “The Message of the Gospel.”  This series focuses on Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia.  Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

May 29, 2016: “The Uniqueness of the Message”
Galatians 1:1-12
(One service of worship this day only, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Fifth Sunday Fellowship Luncheon).

June 5, 2016: “The Power of the Message”
Galatians 1:11-24

June 12, 2016: “Life through the Message”
Galatians 2:15-21

June 19, 2016: “Freedom through the Message”
Galatians 3:23-29

June 26, 2016: “Standing in the Message”
Galatians 5:1, 13-25

July 3, 2016: “Living in the Message
Galatians 6:1-16


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2016 Vacation Bible School

It’s time to make plans for VBS!  St. Peter’s UMC will hold our annual Vacation Bible School June 20-24, for children age 2 through those who have just finished sixth grade.  The theme for this year’s adventure is “Cave Quest.”  During this fun-filled week, children will gather for an over-the-top underground adventure!  They will be grounded in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times.

Make sure to mark your calendars, and call the church office at (252)726-2175 to register your child.  We hope to see you there!

Click here for a registration form

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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
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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


Easter Sermon Series

“Worshiping the Risen Savior”

Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Join us on Sunday mornings during the 50 days of Easter as Pastor Karl presents a sermon series on how to worship the risen Christ.

April 3, 2016: Second Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping in His Presence”
Psalm 150; John 20:19-31

April 10, 2016: Third Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping through Obedience”
John 21:1-19; Psalm 30

April 17, 2016: Fourth Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping through Knowing”
Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

April 24, 2016: Fifth Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping by Loving”
Psalm 148; John 13:31-35

May 1, 2016: Sixth Sunday in Lent
“Worshiping Completely”
Psalm 67; John 14:23-29

May 8, 2016: Seventh Sunday of Easter
“Worship as a Way of Life”
Psalm 47 Luke 24:44-53

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Holy Week Worship

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church offers the following opportunities for worship during Holy Week:

March 23, 6:00pm.
Weekly Service of Holy Communion.

March 24, 7:00pm.
We gather on this night to remember Jesus’ last meal with His disciples
and His gift of Holy Communion.

March 25, 6:00pm
We glimpse the burial and death of Jesus with a processional carrying a cross from
the church to Mitchell Village Park.

March 26, 8:00pm
We gather for communion as we await the Good News of the resurrection.

March 27, 6:30am, Mitchell Village Park.
We celebrate the risen Christ with a service of praise and proclamation at water’s edge.
Following the service, a light breakfast will be offered in the parsonage yard.
(In case of rain, both the Sunrise Service and the breakfast will be moved to the church.)

Services of Worship
March 27, 8:30am and 11:00am.
Sunday School at 9:45am.


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.