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Outreach

St. Peter's is constantly striving to make a difference in the community, especially at the local level.

On the last Friday of each month, excluding the summer months and December, St. Peter's hosts a free meal for the community in the Parish Hall.  Church members cook and serve a hot meal, complete with homemade desserts, for people from the community.  Our guests enjoy the fellowship, wonderful food, and the great background music!  All are welcome -- come join us!  Look for the banner in front of the church announcing the date of the next community meal.

 Our members are ready to serve you!

              

Our guests enjoying a pancake supper in February:

Another satisfied customer!

 

From the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014, St. Peter's sponsored English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.  Members of the congregation organized and taught the classes, served coffee and dessert, and provided child care for those attending the classes.  This project was well-received in the Hispanic community, with an average of 15 students each week plus 15 children in child care.  Many of the children participated in our annual Lessons and Carols program, and two of the students were married at St. Peter's in the spring of 2014.  Classes are suspended during the spring and summer when work commitments prevent many of the students from participating.

 

 

Our congregation provides assistance to several families in the area, ranging from canned goods and monetary supplements to Christmas presents for children and adults.  We also donate non-perishable items to the Montross Ministerial Association Food Bank each month.

St. Peter's sponsors community dinners on the last Friday of each month (September-April).  On Halloween we served hot dogs and welcomed 150 visitors for Trunk or Treat.

 

 

 

We also provide support to Washington District Elementary School by participating in special reading days, teacher appreciation days, and providing assistance for special projects like Santa's Secret Shoppe and celebrations like Field Day.  At least once during the school year, we provide a "Grab & Go" breakfast of fruit, breakfast bars, yogurt, juices, etc. to let the fine folks at WDES know how much we think of them.

 

 

Contact Julie Hynson to volunteer your support or to offer candidates for outreach.  

Click here for a list of non-food items that are needed.  If you would like to donate, drop the items into one of the collection baskets in the parish hall.