“Down to earth, aspiring to heaven”
St. Peter’s is an active, healthy, family-centered parish of 114 active communicants. In 2015, we had 30 children enrolled in Sunday School, pre-K through high school, divided into four classes, and we had a nursery for children ages 0–3.
We offer an 8 A.M. said service and a 10 A.M. choral family service. Children attend Sunday School during the first part of the service and join their families at the exchange of the peace.
We are close-knit but not closed off; we are welcoming to new members. We strive to use our time, talent, and treasure to fulfill our Christian responsibilities to our congregation, our community, and the world.
The term “Fanning the flames of faith” took on a more literal meaning for St. Peter’s Church in the summer of 2015. Early one morning, the work of an arsonist caused extensive smoke damage to half of the physical St. Peter’s. Despite losing our education wing and parish hall, there was never a sense of despair. Instead, the Holy Spirit seemed to countermand the arsonist, igniting the people in a new faith that would see us through this rough time. A year later, as the physical plant has been refurbished, we look forward to a continued refreshing of the people as we transition to life under the pastoral care of a new rector, one who will be a “fanner of the faith”…
Quotes from the parish survey conducted by the Transition Team:
“When I look around at the 10 o’clock service, almost everyone I see is involved in some part of St. Peter’s life, from Sunday School, to property maintenance, to Altar Guild.”
“Overall, one of the things I love most about St. Peter’s is the opportunity to become involved and use my gifts and challenge myself.”
“I have become a more faith-filled person because of the testimony and discipleship of St. Peter’s congregation.”
“As a church community we care about everyone’s opinion, while striving not to be judgmental.”
“We take our faith seriously but not ourselves.”