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.