Like two hands clasped in prayer, Our Lord invites St. Peter’s to help the needy in two ways:
Our members cheerfully spend time and effort to support local ministries such as:
The People’s Table (feeding the hungry)
Habitat for Humanity (serving families working to provide shelter)
Flower Ministry (arranging and bringing floral arrangements to the home-bound, the sick and the recovering, and the lonely.)
The Daughters of the King constantly serve a wide variety of people with personal help without any expectation of recognition. Also, we host eight weekly gatherings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Our Outreach Committee, in addition to coordinating our service projects, reviews grant requests from almost two dozen helping agencies and ministries and makes funding recommendations to the Vestry. In 2017, we awarded $17,000 to fifteen different groups. The Estes Fund is a fund independent of St. Peter’s but administered by St. Peter’s to provide assistance with the health needs of residents of Maury County above the age of 55 not covered by insurance. In 2017 this Fund provided over $20,000 in assistance to our seniors for:
St. Peter’s always responds generously to requests of others in time of need.
In 2017 we gave over $12,000 in hurricane relief.
We gave over $12,000 in support of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee in their support of congregations that require financial assistance.
We look forward to expanding our Outreach giving and service as we continue to grow.
A PRAYER FOR THE
POOR AND NEGLECTED
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 826)