King of Peace MCC Matters
November 10, 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021

25th Sunday after Pentecost
Transgender Day of Remembrance Sunday

Worship (in-person and online) at 10AM

Sunday Song List:
(click on song title to listen)

A Word from Rev. Renae
This Sunday we will be observing Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). We will have two guest speakers to share the activities that will be taking place in the St. Pete area this weekend and to share their story. I hope you will join us for this important day of remembrance, acceptance and understanding. Below is an explanation of how and why TDOR started.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Rita Hester’s murder, like most anti-transgender murder cases, has yet to be solved. The observance has evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an International Day of Action. Each year, the Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed and honored in many countries around the world.

"The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." – Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Rev. Renae
Updated Safety Protocols for In-person Worship
Masks are required at all times inside the building.

In terms of physical contact, please be sensitive and respect everyone's personal wishes.

We are now singing the opening and closing songs together.

Entrance to the church will be through the front doors only.

If you have special mobility needs, please plan to be dropped off at the front doors.

Ushers will assist all those differently-abled in finding the best seats possible.

If you don't feel well, we ask you to please stay home. This includes fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Covenant Keepers 2022:
Building a Bridge of Faith
Covenant Keepers is our new stewardship program. It provides an opportunity for you to make a covenant with God through King of Peace MCC in six areas of your life: Presence, Spiritual Growth, Prayer, Financial Support, Witness, and Service.

This program is designed to help us grow as individuals and together as a Church. Our theme this year is "Building a Bridge of Faith". Each Sunday we will add a plank to our Bridge of Faith that will help us on our stewardship journey.

The Bible teaches that we are to be good stewards or overseers of all God gives us. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Covenant Keeper and return the Covenant Commitment portion to the Church by November 21st, 2021.

You can get a Covenant Commitment Brochure in person, or you can print one here or on our website here.
As we prepare for our future, we invite you to use these words and pray for King of Peace this week:

Holy God, we are so very thankful for all those who make up King of Peace. Help us to appreciate our past and realize you are doing a new thing in our midst. We have accepted your call to journey into unknown territory and continue to place our future in Your hands. Guide us by Your Spirit and prepare us for the next steps. May we be one in love and mission. We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Us on Halloween
We want to say a great big "Thank You" to everyone who set up, staffed, and helped tear down our booth at Halloween on Central. Thanks to Jeff DeLong, Bob Estrada, Edwin Guasp, Fred Gonzalez, Ron Hill, TC McCarthy, Kathy Moll, Rob Pressrich, Jeanne Scanlon, Valerie Travis, Tim Uber, and all our church staff.
Congratulations to Church of the Trinity MCC!
Thanks to everyone who came out and made Family Feud such a big success. Much gratitude goes out to our host with the most, Rev. Craig Cranston, and Jeremiah Cummings and Tim Uber for all their hard work on this event...and a great big Congratulations goes out to the winning team: Church of the Trinity MCC (Sarasota).
Upcoming Activities
Join our Breakfast Club this Thursday, November 11th at 9 am. We meet at Parkside Cafe, located at 8180 49th St N. in Pinellas Park. This is a great way to enjoy the best meal of the day...surrounded by others from King of Peace. Set your alarm. They'll have the coffee ready for you!
After church the next two weeks we have two very important meetings that we hope you will attend.

On November 14th, after worship, we will hold our Congregational Forum. This is where you can ask questions about the 2022 budget and hear from those running for Board of Directors and Lay Delegates.

On November 21st, after worship, we will hold our Annual Congregational Meeting. At this meeting, members will vote to elect members of the Board of Directors and Lay Delegates. We will also vote on the 2022 budget, and hear an update from the Facilities Search Team. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only Members will be allowed to vote.

Both the Congregational Forum and Annual Congregational Meeting will be done in a hybrid way. This means that you can either attend online or in person.

Meeting ID: 846 4142 8105
Passcode: 296591

To find the agenda and all the other documents needed for the Annual Congregational Meeting, click here. All documents will be on the website by the end of the day Wednesday.

Do you know how to play Canasta? If not, do you want to learn how? Canasta Club is back every Monday at 1 pm in the Social Hall. Come on by and join Kenny and the Canasta Club in-person and see what hand you'll be dealt!
You are invited to virtually join the Board of Directors at their monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30 pm. The Zoom link information is below. If you have any questions, please email

Meeting ID: 867 0124 7255
Passcode: 557115

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 24th at 6 pm. We will have a worship service for Thanksgiving, as we show God gratitude for all the blessings we have received! Come and be a part of showing how thankful you are!
Decorating for Christmas
We need your help! Help us decorate the church for the Christmas season on Saturday, November 20th at 9 am. The more hands we have, the quicker it will get done. Our Visual Arts Team would greatly appreciate the help...and what better way to get yourself in the holiday spirit than decorating God's house!
Advent Study
"Under Wraps" is an Advent experience that will help us explore the attributes of God found in the Old Testament, yet revealed in Jesus Christ. You can join us in person or online for this study on Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 7 pm. To RSVP, either place your name on the sign up sheets in the lobby or email (Make sure to specify if you'll be joining in person or online.) The book is available on Amazon or from any of your favorite book selling locations.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church is looking for people to be a part of their live Nativity on December 3rd and 4th. If you are interested in helping them out, call 727.321.1335 and ask for Mariella Stevens.
Buy from Amazon, Give Back to King of Peace
If you are someone who likes to shop on Amazon, did you know that you could purchase things and have King of Peace receive a percentage of donation based on your purchase? Go to and fill out the information to have King of Peace MCC be your charitable organization.
Total Monthly Budget for 2021: $19,379.67
Total Income for October 2021: $16,986.61

Total Weekly Budget for 2021: $3,716.67
Total Income for week of 10/31-11/6: $4,503.22

In-Person attendance for 10/31: 109
Facebook Live attendance for 10/31: 27
Online Views: 300
Class/Event Attendance: 121

Remote Giving Options with GivePlus+
There ways you can contribute to King of Peace MCC
to keep our ministry going while we are meeting online.

  • Set up automatic giving through GivePlus+ app (click here)

  • Text your contribution to GivePlus+ 727.325.5733

  • Call in your contribution to VANCO Client Services 800.675.7430

  • Mail your contribution to King of Peace MCC (3150 5th Ave No., St. Petersburg FL 33713) or you may drop it by the church office Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 4PM.

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