Serving Our Church

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:10

Outreach Opportunities

Blessing Box

St. Peter's Blessing Box is a 24/7 self service resource for those in need of food and necessities in downtown Salisbury.  Located outside on the east side of the Parish Annex building, the Blessing Box is supported by donations from the people of St. Peter's.  Anyone can donate at any time and put items in the box.  PLEASE only put in items that are on the Blessing Box list.  Click the button below for the list.

Hands and Hearts Ending Homelessness 

This new non-profit 501(C)3 organization which formed during the COVID-19 pandemic, was formerly known as the "Community Emergency Shelter Project" (CESP).  CESP was originally coordinated in 2005 by Salisbury University’s Center for Family and Community Life. The sisters of Joseph House had taken emergency action to help Salisbury’s homeless population, but they saw a greater need than they were able to fill long term.  The Community Emergency Shelter Project (CESP) was a community based effort using local church congregations on a rotating basis to provide safe, temporary, emergency, overnight shelter and hospitality to homeless adult males in the Salisbury area during the cold weather months of January through March. St. Peter’s is one of the original host sites and founding organizations.

Hands and Hearts homeless men's shelter is currently housed in the fall/winter months in the Community Service Building of Park Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 31525 John Deere Drive in Salisbury, Maryland.  The shelter opens in mid-November and closes the end of  the March the following year.

The shelter is closed for the season.  Check back in the fall for opportunities to sign-up to volunteer.

Partnership with Wi-Middle School

St. Peter’s has partnered with the school down the street, Wicomico Middle School, to help those students in need and to show appreciation to the teachers and staff who serve the children of our community.  Before the school season begins, St. Peter’s hosts Christmas in August to help provide clothing and supplies for those students in need.  In December, St Peter’s provides gift cards to enable teachers and staff to shop for items to give needy families some presents and resources for Christmas.

Discerning a new Outreach Ministry

St. Peter's is currently in a time of discernment as to where the Holy Spirit is leading us regarding the establishment of a new Outreach Ministry on the church property.  This is a time of imagining, of having conversations, of exploring what Our Lord is calling us to do to help those in need.  The Vestry has agreed on criteria to help in this discernment.  Click below for the criteria.

Opportinities for Caring

Comforters Group

10am every Monday morning, via zoom

Comforters Group is the parish's Intercessory Prayer Group composed of members who come together to pray every week for those in need.  Newcomers welcome.

 

 

 

 

Joseph House Kitchen

Fourth Tuesday each month

St. Peter’s Kitchen 9am

Volunteers from St. Peter’s take a turn each month at preparing and delivering a bagged lunch meal to Joseph House in Salisbury, a place where those in need can receive a free meal.  Contact Deacon Laura Harbaugh for more information.  Click here to view the 2023 volunteer schedule.

St. Peter’s Caring Team

As the needs arise

 This is a “virtual team” of parishioners who have put their email addresses on a list as part of the Caring Team and are notified when a fellow parishioner is in need of assistance.  Caring Team members can then volunteer to help by responding to that email.  To join the Caring Team, parishioners may send an email asking to be put on the Caring Team list to Pastor Greg Harbaugh.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE

Worship

There is a need for volunteers for the following ministries:  Altar Guild, Eucharistic Minister, Ushers, Hymn Boards setter, bulletin folders.  Contact the Parish Office if you are able and willing to help.

Fellowship

Sign up to host a Coffee Hour after a Sunday morning worship.  Coffee and supplies are provided.  You set up, bring in some food, host and clean up.  Sign up board is in the hallway outside the Parlor in the Parish House.

3rd Fridays

St. Peter’s participates regularly in downtown Salisbury’s 3rd Fridays. Sometimes we have a concert or tours of the church. Other times, we are outside fundraising or enjoying fellowship where Main Street meets St. Peter’s Street. And of course we are often cooking and serving food and drinks in our courtyard. See you there!