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. 

We invite you to learn more about our 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. Additionally, we have expanded our support for the Red Cross by hosting and coordinating blood drives. Questions about Outreach activities can be sent to outreach@stpetersgv.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

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).

Special Outreaches

Holiday Giving 

With your loving generosity, we help many different groups of people in various communities.  We are thankful for those who are making donations through all of our drives. 

In 2022, we will support primarily tangible gifting to the following organizations: 

  • Church Housing in Phoenixville  and West Chester (15 adults on limited income and 15 kids). Learn more about Church Housing in this video.
  • Darby Mission ( 25 young children involved with an after school program). 
  • St. James School (15+ children affiliated with the school plus food cards for 8 families). 
  • Episcopal Community Services (ECS). (The Commission funded gift cards for 14 children)
  • Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA) in Coatesville
  • (16 children) To learn more about CYWA, view the video below.  This year we will continue the  new  coat and sock drive in November for items to be given out at the food distribution in December. Last year we collected nearly 40 coats and hope to repeat this gift.