Missions and Outreach
Director, Missions and Outreach
(850) 701-0664, ext. 102
St. Peter's Anglican Church, where Christ is changing lives to change the world, is committed to Missions and Outreach.
St. Peter's is a House of God, founded on the Rock of Christ, and supported (bound together) by four solid pillars: worship, fellowship, education, service. As we grow in our understanding of the grace and truth of God, we cannot help but want to serve Him; to reach out our hands in love to others that they too might know the joy and wonder of life in Christ.
Worship, Fellowship, and Education, lead to Service ; God forms us through worship, fellowship, and education, SO THAT we might be the Light of Christ in the world.
"You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Local Missions and Outreach
Flooding in Uganda
The Diocese of South Rwenzori, whose Bishop provided St. Peter’s with structural oversight after leaving the Episcopal Church in 2005, was ravaged by flooding on May 1 after a long, heavy downpour of rain. Every river in the Diocese burst its banks and wrought destruction on roads, gardens, and homes. Five people have been confirmed dead and 3,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Bishop Jackson Nzerebende is appealing for support. In the USA, the Anglican Relief and Development Fund is receiving online tax-deductible contributions towards relief efforts. A link and more information follows.
Meet Your Angel
Join us January 12 from 11am-1pm for lunch and fellowship with the families at Maryland Oaks. Come and meet your “Angel” from the Christmas Angel Tree. RSVP to Rene Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org.
On February 16, 2013, St. Peter’s parishioners will fan out all over the city, in the name of Jesus Christ, to serve the needs of the poor and needy. Please join us as we become the hands and feet of Christ to our brothers and sisters in need. There is something for everyone. Find a detailed list of projects at the sign-up table after each service or on the website starting January 13.
New this year! A follow-up event after FaithWorks, allowing you to continue to work in a missional setting by using your vocational skills. Ministries that we partnered with for FaithWorks will have a project for you to participate in. Visit the table outside of church, sign up on the website or email Jill Ashoo to participate in this unique opportunity to continue to serve in missions using your vocational skills in the name of Christ Jesus.
Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala
Working in the area around Panajachel, we partner with Pastor Trinidad and Rosa to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the children in the town. They are often “street kids” who have never heard about Jesus. We also run a medical clinic, if we are able to recruit a doctor. Next Guatemala Mission TBD. Want to join the next team? Contact Jill Ashoo email@example.com.
Looking for a local mission for you and your young family?
– Join us to help ECHO at First Presbyterian Church to serve a warm meal to the homeless. Sign up for February 3, April 7, June 2, and August 4 by contacting Margaret Anne Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need flexible hours due to busy work weeks?
– Help with direct food delivery for low-income families and homebound elderly with the Good News Outreach.
– Help with the after-school program at Maryland Oaks. This runs as late as 7:00 pm and even has Saturday hours. Contact Jill Ashoo email@example.com.
Retired or available during the weekday?
– Join our newly forming team at The Shelter to help prepare a meal and serve lunch once a month. Contact Jill Ashoo firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanting to go deeper?
– Celebrate Recovery. Held on the first three Saturdays of every month at Wakulla Correctional Institution, Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes. The men’s prison ministry uses these principles to help those in prison experience change, allow God’s grace to help them solve life’s problems, and allow them to be released from the addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors that have been holding them back from authentic joy in your life. Contact Bobby Carrouth at 508-7296.
Other easy ways you can be involved:
– Bring a jar of peanut butter every Sunday for ECHO.
– Bring in non-perishable food for Good News Outreach.
– Bring in diapers and wipes for the crisis pregnancy centers.
– Sponsor a Ugandan Orphan.
– Sponsor a St. Peter’s missioner.