Growth Time at St. Peter's

10:45 AM Sundays  |   for all ages

Welcome Children and Families!

While adults participate in their Growth Time: Christian Education, children will have their own Growth Time:  Church School. High School and Junior High students will meet in the Youth Lounge.

Childcare and Church School will be available for children during our Growth Time. Young children (infants-Preschool) can remain or be dropped off in our Nursery Center which is open all morning. Children in Preschool through 5th grade will have Church School in our Education Building. Children who leave our 9:30AM worship for the Children’s Sermon Time do not need to be picked up if they are staying for Church School. Children can be signed out of their classrooms at the conclusion of Growth Time at about 11:45AM. 

A Six-Week Multi-Track Offering for Growth Time

begins on HOMECOMING SUNDAY, September 9 through October 14

Sundays 10:45AM, following 9:30AM worship

     In Reeves Hall…                                   In Fireside Room…

           "Gifts of God"               "Parenting: Jesus Help Me"

taught by                                                taught by

Rev. Barbara Buck &                                      Anna Sudeth

                       David Johnson

Gifts of God ~  Sometimes the experiential journey to discerning or discovering our spiritual gifting(s) involves first figuring out what are NOT our gifts, as well as the delight of figuring out what is/are our spiritual gift(s).  Being part of a missional faith community means that we must “go” at some point. Certainly, Jesus commanded his disciples to go. Jesus sent them out on a mission, as he sends his followers today. Key to this going is our being empowered by the Holy Spirit.  So how does this work? How do we tap into this power? What spiritual gift(s) might each of us have received from God? Come dive into this discovery during the next six weeks. You may be surprised at what you learn about yourself. 

Parenting:  Jesus Help Me ~ A six-week series about faith and parenting. This is for parents, grandparents, guardians; and anyone who cares about the kids of today.  We all question what we're doing...“How do I do this?”, “Am I losing my mind?”, “Am I the only parent struggling with this?”, “When did I become my mother?”.  Come discuss Expectations; Behavior; Media; Bodies and Sex; Caring for Others through a faith parenting lens. 

Both of our Six-Week Offerings will include encouragements and discussions, along with plenty of refreshments.

For further questions or information about these multi-track Growth Time Offerings, please contact Anna Sudeth at or Rev. Barbara Buck at or David Johnson at

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Jesus Says, ‘I Am’

SUNDAYs, october 21 & 28, november 11, 18, 25

Sundays at 10:45AM in Reeves Hall

In the Gospel of John, Jesus speaks to us as the one who is the very giver and sustainer of life, the one who is God with us. In this Growth Time series, we’ll learn and discuss the ways in which Jesus is the bread and the vine, the light, the gate and the shepherd, the resurrection and the life, the way, the truth and the life, in order to strengthen our faith and our relationship with Jesus.  We’ll look at the Old Testament background, and the gospel context in which Jesus says, “I Am,” and talk about ways in which we might live more fully in Jesus Christ.

Please note there is no Growth Time hour on Nov. 4, due to our Great Gathering & Congregational Meeting (more info here)

Taught by Heather Callow, David Johnson, Elizabeth Logan, Marilyn Melzian, and Bruce Wilcox.