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Centering Prayer Group – Temporarily Suspended

Centering Prayer Group – Temporarily Suspended

Given the current evidence that vaccinated and boostered persons are contracting the omicron virus, the Centering Pray group has made the decision to temporarily suspend meeting either in-person at the church (with masks) or via Zoom.  This decision will be re-evaluated pending future assessments of the risks of spreading or contracting the virus.

A Centering Prayer group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 9:00 to 10:00 in the reception area outside the Rectors office (second floor of the the office wing). Our general practice is to observe about 20 minutes of silent meditation, then exchange reflections and end with another period of centering prayer. If you are looking for a way to enter into a deeper relationship with the Holy, a path that goes beyond rational thought into the heart of the silent Word, consider joining the group. Newcomers are always welcome. The group will help you to ease into ways of thinking and entering into silent meditation to find a deeper relationship with your soul and with God. If you don’t know much about Centering Prayer, you can also go online and Google “Centering Prayer” to learn more. For more information, contact Mary Alice Bird through St. Peter’s office, 594-8191.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet Support Group

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet Support Group


The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a support group for individuals living with mental health challenges as well as family and friends, which includes a non-denominational spiritual component that many find helpful in recovery. NAMI FaithNet Support group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s. All are welcome.

For more information please call Penelope at 207-975-6188 or go to the NAMI website.

Celtic Evening Eucharist

Our Celtic worship, drawn from the liturgical traditions of Iona and Northumbria, combines meditative silence, simplicity of utterance, and the faithful commitment of care for the earth. This way of prayer of opening oneself to God’s love, God’s forgiveness, and God’s hope – to the fullness of God’s presence in our lives – is hundreds of years old but also speaks with immediacy to the yearning of our hearts now.

Holy Eucharist with Music – One Morning Service Only

Holy Eucharist with Music – One Morning Service Only

The Vestry invites you to hear the recommendations of the Future Directions Task Force after the service.

Worship is central to our life as a Christian community here at St. Peter’s Church and we provide several differing styles of services to appeal to a wide range of people.

On Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. (10:00 during the summer) we celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II a modern English vernacular service with music.  On the first Sunday of each month the lay leadership roles are filled by the parish youth, the sermon is geared toward the children who are invited to stand with the celebrant at the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer of consecration.

Bishop Lane’s Visitation to St. Peter’s – One Service at 9:00 am

September 10, Bishop Lane’s Visitation to St. Peter’s, ONE SERVICE ONLY at 9:00am with plenty of time afterwards to meet with the bishop as a parish family. This is our opportunity to share with him our life and work and ministry, and he is eager to hear from many of you.  It is also our opportunity to contribute to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund.  Bishop Lane’s Discretionary Fund is extremely valuable because it is the one unbudgeted mechanism he has for dispersing funds quickly to parishes in immediate emergency need.  In addition to cash, you may contribute  to this fund by writing a check to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and putting “BDF” in the memo line.

Adult Forum

Join us in the Parlor at 9:00 on Sunday, August 13 to hear Manette Pottle, Director of RAISE update the parish on the new after school program: Rockland After In-School Enrichment, R A I S E.  Get it?