St. Peter’s is known as one of the most friendly groups of people – welcoming, involving, caring. We come from far and near, all Christian denominations, and myriad backgrounds, interests and skills.
We welcome all who visit St. Peter’s. There are numerous ways to let your presence be known. There are cards in the pews and a contact sheet in the back of the church and in the parish hall, so that new friends and visitors may be added to our communications lists and be contacted by members of the Newcomers Committee. Visitors are always welcome to join us for coffee and the Adult Forum after the 10 a.m. Sunday service, where there is a newcomers table to facilitate your meeting other parishioners and learning about the activities of St. Peter’s. If you decide to become a member of St. Peter’s, the Newcomers Committee will assign a “shepherd” to guide you as needed, arrange for your name tags and include you in a Newcomers Lunch with the Rector and other new members, held periodically.
Friends and families gather Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s for fellowship and food. Children are eager participants after their choir training and their families join in the meal before heading home. Adult choir members attend, appreciative of the home-cooked meal before choir rehearsal. Please join us.
A minimal fee of $5.00 is charged and reservations are made through the church office by Monday evening preceding the supper. Parish suppers are also held to herald church milestones and celebrate seasonal liturgical occasions. Call the church office (598-7242) to reserve your seat.
Our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Suppers are a popular youth fundraiser; with Dixieland jazz adding to the festive atmosphere
Advent Suppers are also a fun tradition. Children and youth perform for St. Nicholas, who comes as a special guest for the evening.
A lovely way for parishioners to get to know one another is through the organized potluck suppers. Small groups of 8, couples and singles, older members and new, are created. Their assignment, which each group works out among themselves, it to take turns hosting and contributing to potluck suppers for brunch, lunch or supper in each others’ homes. There are usually four gatherings. The groups are remixed as parishioners are invited to sign up to participate twice a year. This has become a favorite way of becoming better acquainted and fostering new friendships, especially for newcomers.