CHILDREN & YOUTH
At St. Peter’s, we welcome the engagement of children and youth as part of our church community.
Our family services are concurrent with our Sunday services. All children and youth are encouraged to join us in worship and participate in the services. There is a small play area and reading nook at the back of the church for those who prefer a kid-friendly space to joining their families in the pews. They are also invited to assist as ushers or acolytes, join the choir, and participate in communion.
We also work hard to keep young people engaged, with a special focus on community service for kids of all ages. We’ve filled and given away backpacks to local schoolchildren in need, put together Hope Bags for the homeless, and in recent years have taken our teens on two summer mission trips to the Navajo Nation in Crownpoint, New Mexico. And parish youth are welcome in all of our outreach programs, not just the programs designed for kids.
We plan activities around the interests and participation of our children, youth, and their families.
Several of our community-focused activities are parish traditions—for example, our outreach ministries to Hopkins Manor nursing home and to the LifeMoves | Maple Street homeless shelter have been part of parish life for many years. Recently, we began providing a monthly sandwich ministry to provide coffee, water and sandwiches to day laborers. Learn more and sign up for these activities on our Events page.
Our congregation generously supports efforts to serve our local community through backpack/school supply drives for local schools or organizations, repairing homes through Rebuilding Together Peninsula, and participates in local events like Lights for Liberty. For many years we’ve bought and wrapped Christmas gifts for low-income families. And our food-collection program goes on year-round.
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ST. PETER'S PLAYERS
The St. Peter’s Players is an outreach theatrical group comprised of parishioners and professional actors alike that began several years ago with the reading of “Countess Cathleen” by W.B. Yeats. It starred parishioners from 10 years of age to 84.
Since that time, parishioners and newcomers alike have performed in readings and full stagings of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Arsenic and Old Lace," “The Mousetrap," "Feiffer’s People” by Jules Feiffer, and "Doubt."
You don’t have to be a St. Peter’s parishioner to be considered for a role. Interested? Contact Neva Hutchinson at nevahutchinson.com for more information.
Upcoming productions will be posted on our Events page.