As Christians rooted in the love of Christ, the indispensable complement to our worship of the living God is our service in the world in the name of Jesus. Questions about Outreach activities can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Outreach Commission responds to our baptismal covenant to love our neighbor as ourselves by serving the needs of various communities beyond SPGV through three primary actions:
- Determining the fit between communities’ needs and SPGV’s resources (time, talent, treasure)
- Organizing and executing our response
- Communicating to parishioners, listening to their ideas and feedback, and engaging them in outreach activities
We invite you to learn more about our seven key ministries. We are actively involved in service related to poverty, health, housing and education. Our newest effort is a commitment to the Community Youth and Women’s Alliance to consider them as a “key” ministry partner assuring them of regular funding.
Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:36-40).
The life of the Body of Christ is a constant dynamic interplay between praise and adoration of God in worship—week after week—and participating in God’s mission in the world, after being fed by Christ’s Body and Blood in the Eucharist. At St. Peter’s, we take seriously God’s call to see Christ’s face in all whom we meet, for as the Gospels tell us, whenever we feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty, we do so to Christ himself (Matthew 25:35-40). We invite you to join us in service in Christ’s name.
With your loving generosity, we help many different groups of people in various communities. We are thankful for everyone who made a donation at our Alternative Christmas table.
In 2021, we supported tangible gifting to the following organizations:
- Church Housing in Phoenixville (30 senior adults on limited income). Learn more about Church Housing in this video.
- Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (12 children and their 7 moms living in a recovery program unit plus 13 women living in the shelter for the formerly homeless).
- Darby Mission (25 young children involved with the after school program).
- St. James School (children affiliated with the school).
- Episcopal Community Services (ECS).
- Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA). Our newest addition to the Alternative Christmas offerings in 2021. To learn more about CYWA, view the video below.