A few years back, The Vestry of St. Peter's really made it a priority to focus on Youth and Children's Christian Formation. Jessica Potter, the director of family ministries and communication, plays a key role in developing and coordinating comprehensive education and spiritual programming for the parish. We want to create a community where people of all ages can come together – from toddlers to adults – and where the youth feel like a valued part of our church services. Our goal is to bring different parts of our congregation together and create a strong sense of community throughout St. Peter's Square.

At St. Peter's, we have many opportunities for children and youth to get involved, such as serving as Acolytes, Lay Readers, Ushers, or volunteering as Godly Play Greeters. If your child is interested in any of these activities, please feel free to email or call Jessica Potter for more information.                                                           



Godly Play and Saint Peter’s Youth return on September 24th, 2023. I am excited to share some fun opportunities for our upcoming year.

The Godly Play start time remains 9:15 however, I have added an additional 15 minutes to end at 10:15. This return to a longer class time will give the children more response time for the lesson. The children will be escorted to the Sanctuary during the peace for anyone attending the 10 am service.  The Iona Service has been renamed the Family Service and will begin at 10:30am. This should bring the conclusion of each of the services closer together.

Saint Peter’s Youth (SPY) begins at 12pm following the conclusion of Coffee Hour. SPY’s format is also getting a makeover. We are hoping that the time change will give our youth more freedom to acolyte and attend SPY.


10 min Game/Icebreaker

20 min Scripture and Conversation

20 min Response/ Activity/ Game

10 min Closing

Safe Church:

The safety of our Families and Volunteers is very important to us at Saint Peter’s. If you have not completed your safe church training please do so as soon as possible. You can turn your certificates into the office upon completion. Safe Church is exclusively offered online through the Diocese. Online training is offered for anyone, as well as those who need to renew their certification. If you would like to be certified or need to re-certify, please contact Toni Snow by email at


Additional Events:

September 17, 2023 Parish Picnic at St. Peter’s Square

October 14, 2023 St. Peter’s Family ministries will hold a Family Fall Festival. Join in a costume contest, fun games, crafts, snacks and other fun activities. Spooky Costumes welcome. No gory costumes. Thank you.

October 22, 2023 Saint Peter’s Youth at the Beach Genesis 1-2:4 Discussion on Creation

November 26, 2023 12 pm in the Parish Hall Families and Volunteers meet to discuss the Lewes Christmas Parade.

December 2, 2023 Lewes Christmas Parade More information Coming Soon.

December 9, 2023 Acolyte Olympics- More information coming soon.

December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve- 5pm A Godly Play Christmas Eve Service

March 24, 2024 Palm Sunday- Last Supper Re-enactment

March 31, 2024 Easter Sunday No Godly Play or SPY

May 19, 2024 Last Sunday of Godly Play and SPY

VBS Date information TBD


We are going to have a great year!


Jessica Potter

Family Ministries & Communications