Compassion International Mobile Experience Visits Blessington Farms
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Join us on Sunday, March 9, for the Compassion International Mobile Experience held at Blessington Farms (click HERE for map). Through the use of a headset and over 3,500 square feet of interactive space, you will get to see the children’s homes, walk through schools and markets, and hear life-changing stories of hope—all from the perspective of a child whose life began in poverty. The sights and sounds of life in a poor, developing world community will come alive as you journey with a child through the challenges of daily life. This event is free and appropriate for all ages. What is included? FREE Mobile Experience Tour, FREE lunch and FREE day of Farm Funland festivities and fellowship at Blessington Farms. You must REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Click HERE for more information and to register. Please remember to bring your confirmation with you that day.
March 8 - 11, 2014
If you cannot attend on March 9, please know that the Compassion Mobile Experience will be at Blessington Farms from March 8 - 11. The Mobile Experience Tour will be free. For more information and to register, click HERE.
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MISSIONS TABLE IN THE LOBBY
Watch for the Missions table in the Lobby on the first Sunday of each month that will highlight the current month's mission.
Click below for the 2014 calendar of monthly missions.
Mission Focus for March
Our March Mission Focus is Christ Clinic in Katy. Christ Clinic assists people in our community who have no insurance by providing them with medical care. It is the only Katy-based clinic that provides low-cost acute and chronic care for people without insurance. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to help in the clinic. You also can support this vital program by sponsoring a patient to help with the cost of their treatment or by providing a scholarship. For more information, go to www.christclinickaty.org.
For more information on any mission program, please contact Nathan Bledsoe at or (281) 492-8031.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
St. Peter's supports the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with its First for Food monthly food collection. Food collections and financial donations are provided to this organization to help families in the Katy area improve their quality of life. In addition to providing food, SVDP also offers qualified assistance with utility bills, mortgage/rent, gas, furniture, counseling, job search and other needs.
U.M. ARMY - Beaumont, TX, June 15 - 21, 2014
U.M. ARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth. U.M. ARMY’s mission is “to provide Christ-centered quality youth work camps that serve people in need and promote spiritual growth and leadership development in youth.”
St. Peter’s students (who have completed at least one year of high school) and adults participate in U.M. ARMY for a week each summer, providing home repairs and maintenance for those who are unable to help themselves. U.M. ARMY is an opportunity for you to experience Christian growth through mission, worship and fellowship. For more information contact in the Student Ministries department. You can also visit the main U.M. ARMY Website.
Teams of volunteers are sent out to do cleanup and rebuilding work for victims of hurricanes and tornadoes. St. Peter’s has been active in the past with Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Ike, and recently the damage done by tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding cities. We work through Disaster Recovery, an organization of the Texas Annual Conference. Contact Nathan Bledsoe at 281.492.8031 for more information on how to serve.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women work to serve women and children in need, participating and helping to fund the local, national and global missions of the church with our love, gifts and prayers. We support each other with open hearts. We encourage growth as individuals through shared reading, study and prayers. Our goals are mission, fellowship and learning. We meet twice a month.
We sponsor the Pick-a-dilly Craft Fair, which benefits missions; do a hands-on project for mission, such as baby layettes, birthing kits or health kits to be used overseas; and share mission studies with the women of Katy First United Methodist Church and Pattison United Methodist Church.
Many individuals decide to take part in United Methodist Church-sponsored international mission trips. St. Peter’s will assist them with financial aid and material donations as well as our prayers and support.
St. Peter’s has a mission partnership with Compassion International, supporting their work in Ecuador where they seek to rescue children from poverty in Jesus’ name. As a church we are sponsoring a Child Survival Program and as individuals we are sponsoring children to help them reach their God-given potential. For more information, visit www.compassion.com.
Compassion in Ecuador 2012
Living Water International
St. Peter’s has taken mission teams to Honduras, partnering with Living Water International to build water wells. Travel is to a remote part of Honduras to a small village that does not have any clean drinking water. During the week they build a well and teach the villagers about hygiene. Our next Living Water trip is to El Salvador the week of February 15 - 22, 2014.
Living Water International
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water"—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
February 2013 Mission Trip to Honduras
Hempstead, Jamaica - July 20 - 26, 2014
St. Peter’s is involved with a United Methodist church and school in Hempstead, Jamaica, with monetary support plus yearly trips by our high school seniors to do work and bring supplies during spring break. Summer trips also have been scheduled.
Local Mission Work
Church Without Walls Day
This is a Sunday morning where the congregation goes out into the community to worship with their hearts and hands. With many different projects, we are connecting our community with God's love. This year Church Without Walls Day will be on June 1, 2014.
The Helping Kids Ministry provides assistance for homeless children and their families within the Katy ISD school system. If you would like to shop for clothes or be put on the e-mail list to be contacted when needs arise, please contact the church office at 281.492-8031.