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


Beginning Sunday, Septemer 24

Kids' Sunday School

Fall classes will be held on the following Sundays:

  • September 24
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • December 10
  • December 17

This year during Kids' Sunday School, we will explore classic Bible stories using the "Dig in" curriculum.

Kids' Sunday School is held during worship (except for the first Sunday of the month, when children join adults for the entire worship service). Kids' Sunday School is not held on holiday weekends.

Sunday School for Adults

All adults are welcome to join us downstairs in the (new) library on Sunday mornings from 9 - 9:45 a.m., as we discuss the book Krazy Kinfolk: Exploring Dysfunctional Families of the Bible (starting October 22).



St. Peter United Church of Christ is providing a link to take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery assessment.

The spiritual assessment will help you to know your gifts and understand how you can use them. After you take the assessment your results will be e-mailed to you and also sent to Pastor Steve Welker, who is the account administrator at the church.

Simply click on the below link and then, when prompted, enter your first name, last name and e-mail address. Once you confirm your e-mail address, a link to the online assessment will be sent to you.

Take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment



2017 Winner   Lady of the Lake

Congratulations to Diane Karzan, who won the Piecemakers’ 2017 Raffle Quilt ("Lady of the Lake")


  • At the St. Peter United Church of Christ Piecemakers group, everyone is always welcome to come, learn and join with us in our mission to provide warmth and comfort to local families who are victims of domestic violence and who seek sheltering at A Safe Place.
  • Our sew-ins are typically on the first Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Occassionally, holidays or other events require us to meet on an alternate Saturday; when that occurs, details will be provided on this page.
  • This is a great opportunity to start with others at your own skill level and learn (or re-learn) at your own pace, while having fun and making a difference.
  • While sew-ins are held at St. Peter United Church of Christ, the membership is nondenominational and members come from various communities in both Lake County and Cook County. All are welcome!
  • If you are interested, or know someone that might be, please contact Stephanie Matz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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