Whether you have been a member at St. Peter’s for decades or you are a new visitor, we invite you to try out one or several of our groups. You are sure to find, given the breadth of St. Peter’s interests, a welcoming group to match your own.
For more information on any of our Fellowship Groups, call the church at 215-925-5968. Visit our calendar to see specific group meeting times.
Twenties N’ Thirties
Twenties N’ Thirties (TNT) is an informal gathering of those in 20s, 30s, or thereabouts. We gather for fellowship and fun; it’s a great opportunity to get to know some others. The group usually gathers on the first Wednesday each month at a local bar—a gathering we call Brews & Beliefs. We also get together monthly at each other’s homes for a potluck dinner and Bible study. Bring a friend and join us!
Parents and Children
There is a large group of parents with small children at St. Peter’s, and we often gather together after the Children & Family Service. We also organize special events, such as summer picnics, an Easter egg hunt, and service projects.
Sages is an energetic group of retired parishioners who meet monthly on a Wednesday for lunch and discussion. Often the meeting is accompanied by a presentation from authors, leaders in the arts, and other people of interest. All ages are welcome to attend, and friends are always welcome.
Forties & Fifties (Via)
The name “Via” was chosen as the name of Forties & Fifties because of its translation as “the way,” which inspired images of a road or a shared path. Recognizing that faith-based friendships are powerful and life enriching, it symbolizes the journey that we are traveling together. We gather about once a month for lunch and other fun activities.
Youth grades 6-12 meet for fun, fellowship, service projects, and to discuss issues facing students and how God is at work in our day-to-day lives. St. Peter’s Youth Group will explore and reflect on the “big ideas” and themes of faith through community building, storytelling, discussion, and ritual prayer and reflection experiences. Our youth group follows the Stories & Rituals curriculum provided by the Diocese of Pennsylvania’s Youth Ministry.
All who identify as women are invited to join the St. Peter’s Women’s Group, an opportunity for women of all ages to get to know each other and share intellectual and spiritual interests. We call ourselves Women Who Wonder. Wonder about our spirituality, our differing life experiences, our interests and passions. Wonder about the place of women in society, in the church, in our civic life.
Morning Prayer Group
Start your day with Morning Prayer followed by conversation about life and faith, coffee and pastries at Eat, Pray, Laugh. All are welcome to participate. Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. in the parlor of 313 Pine Street.
Volunteers are needed to help prune seasonal plants, remove ivy, plant annuals, rake leaves, and general upkeep of the garden and grounds. The churchyard which surrounds St. Peter’s Church at 3rd and Pine Streets is a green oasis in the Society Hill neighborhood and is enjoyed by the entire community for its beautiful scenery and its history. No experience is necessary—our gardening group is a welcoming bunch! The group meets from March through November, generally once a month on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Contemplative prayer is an ancient practice involving sitting comfortably and quietly, focusing on breathing and/or a word or phrase designed to quiet our thoughts and allow us to experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, thinking or consciousness itself. This method of prayer has been described as both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. It is a way of seeking unity with God. No prior experience with meditation or prayer is needed; guidance is provided. Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
St. Peter’s Book Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in a member’s home to discuss a book, movie or occasionally a play.
Once a month, this group gets together in a member’s home for knitting, crocheting, mending, etc., or just for conversation and refreshments. Beginners welcome. Free instruction!