Please join us! St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley is a place to gather in community for fun and socializing, and to help serve others. Throughout the year, we host a number of events that knit our parish closer together and also provide opportunities for people from outside the parish to join us. Additional information may be listed on our calendar.

We welcome visitors to all of the events listed below.

Christmas Services

St. Peter’s offers a variety of four Christmas services spanning over Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. We welcome you to select a service that best suits your schedule and service preference. The Bank Barn church offers a family-friendly service suited for families with small children and will include a Nativity pageant performed by the children of St. Peter’s. The remaining services will be held in the Historic Church for a more traditional and intimate experience, with a full choir and enhanced musical accompaniment.

Advent Wreath Making – November 27 at ~10:15 a.m.

All materials, including straw wreaths, fresh greens and candles will be provided in the Bank Barn.

Advent Lessons and Carols – December 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Join us in the Bank Barn for this traditional reading of scripture, interspersed with seasonal music, to welcome the start of Advent.

Wednesday Evenings in Advent

Chrismons and Cookies – December 7 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
If you hang traditional glass ornaments, tiny candy canes, and tinsel on your Christmas tree, this year do something different — create chrismons instead! These handmade white and gold ornaments in the form of traditional Christmas symbols are all about the meaning of Christmas. No matter your age, come enjoy both the craft and the fellowship while creating your own chrismons. We will provide the supplies but invite you to bring your own gold or white sparkles, sequins, and cording.

Quiet Evening of Prayer – December 14 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Settle into the season with a contemplative evening of prayer in the candlelit Historic Church. Give yourself the gift of a little time to look toward the birth of Jesus.

Supper and Singing – December 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Church member Ryan takes to the piano bench to lead us in a rollicking evening of Christmas caroling. A simple supper will be served so that you can enjoy yourself and then get home for bedtime or homework or whatever else you need to do.

Recurring Offerings

Needlework Ministry

First Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Historic Church. Contact knitters@stpetersgv.org to learn more.

Popcorn Theology

This month’s movie for November 14 is East of Eden (1955), based on John Steinbeck’s novel by the same name. Watch the designated film on your own time and meet by Zoom at 6:00 p.m. to discuss its themes and symbolism, as they relate to moral, ethical, spiritual, and cinematic aspects. The Zoom link will be provided in Keynotes, or you may contact Mark Nestlehutt or Steve Ockenden. All are welcome!

Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study

Morning prayer and Bible study normally takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by Zoom. The morning begins with the Office of Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, followed by an informal conversation on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. All are welcome. For more information or to participate, please email our The Rev. Abigail Crozier Nestlehutt for information regarding start time and other pertinent details.

Atwater Walks

Join Rev. Abigail for a 45-60 minute walk through the neighborhood adjacent to St. Peter’s each Monday at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. Please contact The Rev. Abigail Crozier Nestlehutt if you wish to attend.