God’s love transforms us and empowers us to transform the lives of others through service to our neighbors and our world. You are invited to get involved—whether you can give an hour here and there, or make an ongoing commitment—there is a place for you.
St. Peter’s Food Cupboard:
St. Peter’s Food Cupboard has provided food for local families in need since 1987. We distribute food (including meats, fresh fruits and vegetables) by an open-choice system, feeding an average of 180 families each week. Volunteers are needed Saturday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Learn more about the Food Cupboard and how you can get involved.
St. Peter’s supports refugees through their resettlement process and their acclimation to life in the United States. In 2017, St. Peter’s was matched with a mother and daughter from Bhutan who arrived in Philadelphia in December after living in a refugee camp in Nepal. In 2020, St. Peter’s is working with Gloria Dei Church to support a family of 8 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. We provide English tutoring, transportation, and friendship.
This group of volunteers work to make St. Peter’s a more eco-friendly congregation. They identify how St. Peter’s can implement more environmentally conscious practices and become a better steward of God’s Creation. Learn more about the St. Peter’s EcoCommittee.
It takes all of us to dismantle racism. St. Peter’s is a community committed to confronting racism in our past, in ourselves, and in our world. St. Peter’s occasionally offers anti-racism workshops and training. Learn more about St. Peter’s anti-racism efforts.
From 2005 through 2016, St. Peter’s had a partnership with The Canterbury School in Guatemala City. Each year we sent a group down to the school, to continue our friendship with the children and teachers and to complete a project to improve the school. St. Peter’s is in the process of finding a new partner community and is looking forward to forging our next international partnership.
POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild):
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is a member of POWER, an interfaith organization committed to implementing systemic change for the betterment of Pennsylvania communities. POWER works to bring people together across the lines of race, faith, income level, and neighborhood—lines which have historically kept Philadelphians divided. We are people of faith committed to the work of bringing about justice here and now, in our city and our region.
Episcopal Community Services:
Episcopal Community Services is a Philadelphia-based social service agency that empowers vulnerable individuals and families by affirming human dignity and promoting social justice. St. Peter’s participates in several service projects each year with ECS, including a “Fill the Bus” backpack drive for students, a cleaning product collection for a women’s mission, and a Christmas gift drive.