Please join us in volunteering for our parish as well as the community at large. We believe deeply in helping others and would love to have your help! Each mission has a person listed you may contact for more information.
Racial Understanding and Equity
What We Can Do: Listen. Learn. Pray. Act.
We are taking this moment to look at ourselves honestly. Then name and challenge the patterns of racism and bias that have characterized the dominant culture in our nation. We can do this in the ways that we pray and speak and act.
Our vision is to work together to build a just and sustainable ecological ethic that informs our actions every day, based on: cooperation, mindfulness, simplicity, temperance and respect for nature. Join us in strengthening our parish’s commitment to environmental consciousness and working with the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, other faith communities and business and government advocates.
Local Children and Families in Need
We work in partnership with a Department of Children and Families social worker to assist individuals and families in need. Donated items include clothes, school supplies, household items and other requested items. We support the Apple (school supplies) and Giving (gifts for children who have a parent in prison) Trees.
Waterbury Food Bank
Contact Barbara Sireno 203.272.5028
It’s easy to support this outreach ministry. We call it “food Sunday” because on the first Sunday of the month we bring bags of food, or donate money, at our worship services to support the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (GWIM) food pantry in Waterbury. We also need volunteers to help transport the donated items to Waterbury.
A cooperative effort between Columbus House and congregations of faith in greater New Haven, where faith communities offer hospitality and shelter to homeless guests for one week during the winter months. Historically, St. Peter’s has been responsible for a week during the Christmas/New Year holidays.
Chapel on the Green
Contacts Wendy Ciaburri
Several times a year St. Peter’s joins Trinity on the Green in New Haven to support their open-air ministry where 52 Sundays a year, in every weather condition, this outdoor congregation, of housed and unhoused, shares God’s compassion through community, worship and breaking bread. We make sandwiches following our 10:30 service, then travel to New Haven to participate in worship and distribute food at the Green.
Habitat for Humanity of New Haven
With volunteer work crews and an annual donation, St. Peter’s supports Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven (an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International), which is dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing through the creation of home ownership opportunities for low-income working families. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in the Greater New Haven area with the goal of creating safe, decent, affordable houses that add to the revitalization of New Haven’s neighbor-hoods. We are looking for volunteers to join our work crews as scheduled throughout the year.
St. Peter’s collaborates with Shelter Now, a shelter for men, women and families seeking housing in Meriden, CT. On the fourth Sunday of each month we prepare and serve breakfast for the shelter’s residents. We welcome volunteers to join us in serving the monthly meal and/or donating food or funds for the breakfast.
4 pm Family Worship Outdoors
9:30 am Spiritual Communion Outdoors
9:45 am Children's Worship Via Zoom
10:15 am Godly Play (ages 3 –K) Via Zoom
11 am Spiritual Communion Via Zoom
7 am Monday Through Friday Morning Prayer - Via Zoom
St. Peter's during COVID-19
In response to an increase in COVID infections in Cheshire, St. Peter’s will hold in-person worship services outside, following all State of CT guidelines. We continue to offer worship via Zoom.