Ministries

Outreach and World Missions

 

The outreach committee has the enviable job of working with the numerous projects and missions that St. Peter’s supports outside the church itself. Help for various organizations is provided not only financially but more importantly through the many volunteers who give generously of their time and talents by serving on the boards of these groups, by coordinating activities and by putting in many man hours.


Organizations Served

Habitat for Humanity 

Jail Ministry

Harvest Share Food Pantry             

Hospice Compassus

Boys’ and Girls’ Club

Family Center

Kids Fighting Aids

Hope House

The Peoples’ Table

Episcopal Relief and Development

Columbia Cares Columbia Counseling Ministries


 

 

 

 

 

 





Fellowship

Fellowship and mutual care are very important aspects of our common life at St. Peter’s.  Members, visitors, and friends find many ways to come together. Here are just a few of them.

A special annual event is the Whitsunday Pilgrimage, when the church family gathers for Pentecost at St. John’s, Ashwood. Attendees participate in worship, picnic on the grounds, and enjoy a refreshing respite in this simple, peaceful, and holy place. 

Another yearly highlight is the Pig Roast, including hay rides and savory barbeque with all the trimmings, at the farm of a long-time church member. This event occurs each fall.

Other opportunities for fellowship include:

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Weekly Lenten dinners and programs
  • Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
  • Children’s Halloween Party
  • Construction of Family Advent Wreaths
  • Birthday Party for Jesus


 

Flower Guild 


The Flower Guild arranges greenery and flowers for each of our worship services.

 

Christian Education                        

Sunday School for Young People

St. Peter’s uses three curricula in its Christian Education program for young people: Godly Play for preschool through fourth grade; the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum for middle school; and a catechism-based curriculum for high school youth.

Sunday School for Adults

Over the past year, our adults have enjoyed discussions about the Scripture readings for that Sunday, presentations about the Great Religions of the World, and conversations about shared books. Stay tuned for an announcement about our offerings in the Fall.

Other Opportunities for Adults

Mid-week, congregation-wide programs are offered in the fall of the year as well as during Lent.  Also a Women’s Bible Study meets regularly for Beth Moore studies or other classes of interest to the ladies in our congregation.

  

 

Daughters of the King

                             
The Holy Comforter Chapter of The Daughters of the King was reinstated at St. Peter’s in 2004 and now has 29 members, ranging in age from their late twenties to their middle seventies.  The group provides food for funeral visitation, serves annually as hosts for a Lenten supper, provides worship bags for children during church services. The group sent prayer books and Bibles to a parish in Mississippi following Katrina and recently collected faith-based books to restock the library of a church in the diocese. However, the group considers prayer as its most important ministry.  Through the sending of prayer grams and maintaining a daily special needs prayer list, the members strive to follow the example set by our Lord.  Some of the most important prayers are for our youth as they attend the St. Michael’s Conference in Michigan each year. Each youth is adopted by one or more members of the DOK and prayed for individually during the week.

 

Altar Guild


The altar guild of St. Peter’s is comprised of 16 members and a directress who take great pride in their ministry by keeping the altar beautifully attired, the brass and silver spotless and gleaming, the woodwork oiled and polished, and the linens and vestments cleaned and ironed. “The altar guild members of our beautiful church enjoy working together to achieve an aura of beauty and holiness.”
 



Choir



St. Peter’s choir members range in age from nine years to "undisclosed."  The group’s choirmaster is a former United States Army Chorus soloist. The choir, whose repertoire ranges from classical music to spirituals, is blessed to be accompanied by a very gifted organist.