Special Events & Announcements

Join the St. Peter United Church of Christ family as we celebrate Advent and Christmas at the services and events listed below.

Click on the following links to go directly to details about a specific event:

Free Drop & Shop (Friday, December 1)
Hanging of the Greens (Saturday, December 2)
Advent Worship Services (Sunday, December 3 through Sunday, December 24)
Christmas Caroling (Sunday, December 10)
Christmas Cantata (Sunday, December 17)
Christmas Eve Services (Sunday, December 24)


Free Drop & Shop
(Friday, December 1)

  • On Friday, December 1 from 5-9 p.m., drop off your kindergarten through 5th-grade aged children and we will entertain them while you shop or relax.
  • This free program is open to the community, so tell your friends (info cards are available in the church lobby).
  • Sign up by calling the church office (847-438-6441).


Hanging of the Greens
(Saturday, December 2)

  • The Hanging of the Greens will take place from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, December 2. We need everyone's help in making St. Peter UCC a beautiful place to celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas. A sign-up sheet is on the board across from the church office.


Advent Worship Services
(Sunday, December 3 through Sunday, December 24)

Join us for 10 a.m. worship service on the four Sundays of Advent:

  • December 3
  • December 10
  • December 17
  • December 24


Christmas Caroling
(Sunday, December 10)

  • After worship on Sunday, December 10, enjoy a light lunch before heading off to Cedar Lake Assisted Living and Lexington Healthcare as we share joyful songs of the season.
  • Please sign up on the bulletin board across from the church office.


Christmas Cantata
(Sunday, December 17)

  • The choir's presentation of Peter Choplin's Night of the Father's Love creates a fresh, contemporary telling of the Christmas story focusing on worship, mystery, and beauty.
  • The cantata culminates with the congregation singing Silent Night during a medley that moves from one favorite carol to another.
  • Featuring a nice variety of choral music and solos, this presentation is a perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the annual programs offered by the music ministry at St. Peter.


Christmas Eve Services
(Sunday, December 24)

  • Because Christmas Eve falls on Sunday, there will be three worship services that day:
    • 10 a.m.: Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Service
    • 5 p.m.: Child-Friendly Christmas Eve Service
    • 10 p.m.: Candlelight Christmas Eve Service


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