loving our neighbors as ourselves:
St. Peter's outreach
The breadth of St. Peter's Outreach has expanded in recent years in an effort to have a greater impact in our local, national and international communities. Our congregation has always been generous in giving of personal time and talent to many religious, social service and humanitarian organizations, all of which have differing missions and objectives.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT & MINISTRY IN THE COMMUNITY
The Outreach Committee designates a portion of our budget to organizations that have, over the years, demonstrated continuing care and support within the community.
To enable parishioners to work individually as well as collectively, the parish has sought to select a small number of organizations where there are strong opportunities for personal commitment – already manifested and with the potential for additional service opportunities. These organizations receive allocations of parish funds to support their efforts and to find constructive tasks that we can perform to help meet the needs of families and children at risk. Currently, the parish works with Family Promise, Kairos Prison Ministry, and L.O.V.E. Mentors.
Our newest initiative encompasses the length of Waters Avenue and includes all the cadres of Jesus' family that live along the way; our initial hope is to create relationships with the people living in every block. Read more.
St. Peter's Eye Team
In 2019, the St. Peter's Eye Team completed its sixth mission trip to the town of San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, bringing improved vision to hundreds. Read more.
St. Peter's Music Academy
Our comprehensive, graded music curriculum offers music lessons to children in the parish and in nearby communities (scholarships available as needed). Participants learn to read music, develop valuable vocal skills, and experience the benefits of real teamwork where everyone is in the game. The children occasionally take part in Sunday morning worship and special services during Christmas and Easter. Read more.
THE MARKET AT 3 WEST RIDGE
(The Market Committee has reluctantly reached a decision not to hold the market in 2020.)
Each February, The Market continues St. Peter’s outreach tradition of volunteering time, talent and treasure, as over 120 women and men working together make The Market a success. We firmly believe that a better future for all depends on providing vulnerable Savannah children with safe environments and opportunities to maximize their abilities. Thousands of dollars are raised at each year's Market; all net proceeds benefit Savannah area children. Read more.