Members of St. Peter’s provide financial relief to people who face immediate financial crises that cannot immediately be solved through the Social Service system.
The Fare Share Food Bank is supported by St. Peter’s and the dry goods collected at St. Peter’s are delivered weekly to the food bank.
Five local churches run soup and sandwich luncheons from October 1st to the end of May. Anyone from the community is welcome.
Jesse Tree and Salvation Army Christmas Hampers
The Jesse Tree is an Advent Outreach activity at St. Peter’s that is associated with the Christmas Hampers program for needy families in the community. The names of the children in these families are placed on tags along with suggested modest Christmas gifts. Parishioners take the tags, which are hung on the Jesse Tree, obtain one of the suggested gift items, wrap the gift, affix the tag, and return it to the church in time for distribution with the Christmas Hampers.
Each year the Men’s Club helps with the Salvation Army Christmas hampers. Parishioners can help by making a donation to the Men’s Club or by taking one or more of the names on the Children’s Altar of children whose families will be receiving a hamper.
Members of St. Peter’s donate used eye-glasses for further use by people in the developing world.
Canadian Bible Society
Many thousands of used postage stamps saved by St. Peter’s parishioners are given to the society to help purchase Bibles. One pound of used stamps buys one Bible. Please leave at least a ¼ inch border around each stamp.