local outreach

Local Outreach seeks to support local individuals and families in crisis who need assistance. 


Local Outreach is funded by an annual budget allocation, currently $20,000, from St. Peter's. The annual St. Peter's Art Show in July is the principal fund-raising source for Local Outreach support.


Click here for the Art Show Information

EPISCOPAL CHURCH  WOMEN

Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of Every Other Month, 10:00am, Parish Hall


The ECW is an organization of women of all ages and backgrounds that work together to enrich the lives of its participants as well as the life of the parish and it's ministries. Our mission at St. Peter's for our chapter involves spiritual support for one another, fellowship, fundraising for multiple outreach ministries within our parish as well as in the greater community and opportunities to express our hospitality to many.  


Two of our major events are:                                                                                                                                                                                                    

           Soup Luncheon that takes place on the first Saturday of December and coincides with the Lewes Holiday House Tour; and

           Luncheon at Saint Peter's Annual Art Show on the first Saturday in July. 


Both events raise much needed funds for worthy mission projects as well as provide an opportunity for many hands to help and have fun together.  Brief business is conducted and fellowship shared at meetings in the parish hall every other month We also meet for social evenings in member's home and all women are invited. 

ECW is a fantastic way to get involved in the rich life of Saint Peter's! 


Donations have been made to:    Crisis House, Gull House, Home of the Brave, Jusst Souup LaCasita, Food Bank,

                                                          Meals on Wheels, Read Aloud DE, Primeros Pasos, Way Home, and Westcoat Scholarship.

CRC

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER (CRC)


CRC is a mission of the Lewes Rehoboth Association of Churches [LRAC] to which St. Peter's belongs. Initially organized as Lend-A-Hand, CRC's mission is to provide services to those in need within the Cape Henlopen School District. Services include financial help, counseling, and referrals to area agencies. CRC welcomes more volunteers!

KAIROS  PRISON  MINISTRY

Proposed Next Kairos Weekend: April 2017

Sussex Correctional Institution


To share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.


Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (KPMI) is a Christian faith-based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of those  incarcerated men  and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ's call to action in Matthew 25:36. Learn more at Kairos of Delaware


How You Can Help --Click for details or to offer help or request information.


For information about Kairos Inside, ministering to Sussex Correction Institute:

Contact:   George Rudgers  (302) 827-4654 or  Alec Thomson  (302) 396-7617 


Since August 2015, Delaware has been training for, and we are  now planning, our first Kairos Outside Weekend for 2017! Kairos Outside ministers to women who are impacted by the those incarcerated; frequently, they are shunned by society and, consequently, serve a sentence of their own. For information, contact Mary Thomson.


"I was in prison and you visited me." - Matthew 25:36

PRAYER  SHAWL  MINISTRY

Prayer Shawl Ministry is a ministry in many ways. People, young and old, gather to knit or crochet while offering prayers for their work, each other and for recipients of the shawls; in this way they are forming a small group in the community of faith.  


The shawls go out to those who are in need of healing, to celebrate special events in their lives and to console the grieving. When the recipient wears the shawl, the love, prayers and good wishes of the group are wrapped around him or her. 


We think of this ministry as an example of our labyrinth here at St Peters: 

it is intricate, it is visible, it can be used in many ways, it carries different benefits for different people and the center brings us to a point where we can meet God and each other.  More

global  outreach

Global Outreach responds to natural disasters around the world.


The global mission team is committed to engaging lay leadership in "hands on" action as well as supporting communities in need through funding. Our engagement this year in interfaith conversations and training of lay leadership in new forms of mission action are examples of continuing efforts to live into this commitment. We are trying to send the caring spirit of our St. Peter's community out into the world to relieve suffering and promote justice. In addition to thoughtfully allocating parish funds for world crisis we strive to inform ourselves and the parish of world events and act on behalf of those in need. We are pursuing interfaith dialogue about the Syrian refugee crisis. We hope to aid Central American Asylum Seekers in Georgetown. We have an ongoing relationship with an Episcopal community in Haiti, led by Pere Yvan. We have funded training in Asset-Based Community Development in preparation for a St. Peter's mission trip to Haiti in 2017. We welcome everyone whose heart is moved by those in need due to poverty, disaster, disease and warfare to join us on the third Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room at 7 pm.


- Hannah Hannon & Ingrid Miller, Global Mission Co-Chairs


  • Food PANTRY

    St. Peter's is a member of LRAC [Lewes-Rehoboth Area Churches] and collects food for CRC's Food Pantry. The food basket is located in the Narthex.

  • HABITAT  FOR  HUMANITY

    Habitat for Humanity's vision:

                      

    Their vision is a world where everyone has a place to live.

    Habitat for Humanity provides housing for those in need. 

    St. Peter's High School Youth [SPY] worked with Habitat for Humanity

    in building this home.


COMPANION PARISH

                                 St. Paul's Anglican Church
                                              San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    

    St. Paul's officially became our Companion Church on Sunday, January  22, 2102


St. Paul's visited us in October  2015 and presented us with a lovely pewter tree, resembling the wall painting St. Peter's created for Centro Infantil Preschool. 

Centro Infantil San Pablo is a head start preschool program run by St. Paul's Church. Admission is need based. To donate or sponsor a child a sponsor, please contact the parish office.    


Saint Peter's Mission trips to San Miguel:

Sheila Bravo with her daughter and another high school student spent Easter Week of 2015 in San Miguel. In November, 2014, Fr. Jeff visited our companion parish and Centro Infantil, the preschool for under-privileged children supported by St. Paul's Church.

In October 2011, a mission team of 25 parishioners from St. Peter's traveled to San Miguel de Allende to work on a project for Centro Infantil to improve their conditions.

In July 2012, St. Peter's youth went to San Miguel and spent a week working with the children at summer camp at Central Infantil San Pablo.
Fr. Michael visited us at Saint Peter's in Summer 2012. In February 2013, our Music Director, T. J. Thomas, visited St. Paul's to share his talent.

Our Mission Prayer:
Gracious and loving God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their dedicated service: Grant that our parishes, inspired by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may be blessed in our companionship and our sharing of your love so that we may demonstrate your constant care in our communities and ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen