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.
If you find that you have a few extra hours a month, there are a number of ways you can give back by serving those in need or the church. It can also be a fulfilling way to connect with people, whether they are other volunteers or those in the community who are being impacted. View ways to give back on our volunteering page.
We welcome and encourage the community to attend these activities:
Community Concerts – Wednesdays – October 18; November 15
Join us for a light meal, music and conversation on the Barn patio. These free, family-friendly nights begin with jazz music by Jazz Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. You can come for all or part of the evening and are encouraged to bring a friend.
Blessing of the Animals – October 1, 4:00 p.m.
Meet in front of the Historic Church and bring your family pet(s). There will be a brief service and special blessing for each of the animals.
October 29, 5:00-6:00, Historic Church parking lot
5K Run Walk – Fundraiser for The St. James School
On November 4 we can join with a big group in the city or walk with others on a special 3.2 mile route near the church. The local details are under development. Donation of $20-25 requested. Learn more at https://stjamesphila.org/event/5k.
Evensong – a peaceful choral evening service
The next book club discussion will be Monday, November 13th from 7:15-8:15 p.m. on Zoom. About every six weeks, we explore both fiction and non-fiction books with a range of themes, including the environment, social justice, immigration, family, and history. Our current book is Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Loaned copies will be available after Oct. 14. The Zoom link will be provided in Keynotes, or you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us and invite a friend.
Meets on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Historic Church. Needlework is followed by a light lunch. Occasionally, we meet in the Bank Barn. Contact email@example.com, the church calendar, or view Facebook to learn more.
Meets the first Monday of the month, typically at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Church. Light refreshments will be served. This is a time to enhance our connections, share stories and learn. Fall offerings start on September 18 when a church member will talk about community theater and the play she is in at the Barley Sheaf players. In October, a representative of the Wharton Esherick Museum will speak; men are also encouraged and welcome to attend this meeting.
Meets on the second Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for our next Popcorn Theology event, where we watch a designated film on our own time and meet by Zoom to discuss its themes and symbolism, as they relate to moral, ethical, and spiritual aspects. This group resumes on October 9. They also plan to meet on November 13 and December 11.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
St. Peter’s is a host site to American Red Cross blood drives. The final date for 2023 is November 5. To give blood, sign-up at stpetersblooddrive.com.
Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study
Meets at 10:00 a.m. by Zoom. Details can be found under Adult Education.