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 email@example.com.
With your loving generosity, we help many different groups of people in various communities. This year we will support gifting to the following organizations:
- Church Housing in Phoenixville (30 senior adults on limited income). Select a tag from the Gifting Tree at church and return the gift to church. Alternatively, you may view the gift list and sign-up online through Sign-up Genius, either delivering the gift to St. Peter’s (preferred) or mailing it directly to Church Housing. No gift bag is needed. If spaces are full on-line, we can shop or select for you. Contact Gail Guthridge or Brenda Grove.
- Coatesville Youth and Women’s Alliance (12 children living in the homeless shelter). You may view the CYWA/Darby Mission gift list and sign-up online through Sign-up Genius. CYWA gifts are listed as either toys or clothes. Please return in a gift bag but not individually wrapped. Also, attach a note to identify the person and number so we can track your promised gift.
- Darby Mission (25 children involved with the after school program). You may view the CYWA/Darby Mission gift list and sign-up online through Sign-up Genius. Please return in a gift bag but not individually wrapped. Also, attach a note to identify the person and number so we can track your promised gift.
- St. James School (children affiliated with the school). Purchase online using the Christmas – St. Peter’s list and ship directly to the school c/o Maggie Sanborn (the Amazon account is connected to the school and Maggie). Please note: delivery is M-F during regular business hours.
- Episcopal Community Services (ECS). In previous years, we have assisted a similar group in programs run by ECS. This year ECS is only purchasing gift cards for Philadelphia area students. You may donate to that effort directly through ECS. The outreach commission sent funds to ECS to cover 13 gifts.
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 six key ministries. We are actively involved in service related to poverty, health, housing and education.
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.