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Children and Families: Serving Christ, Serving Others

8/1/18 | Christian Education, Opportunities to Serve

Children and Families:  Serving Christ, Serving Others

Each day during the week of August 6-10th, 10:00 am to Noon, St. Peter’s children and their families will be involved in Community Service activities through our second annual Summer Family Service Week.  Children of all ages, their parents, grandparents, and caregivers are encouraged to get involved as many days as possible that week.  Families can carpool together, bring friends who aren’t members of the Parish, and even consider going out for lunch after volunteering.  Special thanks to The Woman’s Guild for their financial support of this week of service.

As a church community of faith we know how important it is to remind our children to be generous of heart, to think of others, and to know that others are in need.  This Week of Service we will be Serving Others and Serving Christ, and as The Most Reverend Michael Curry writes “growing more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to His Way of Love in and for the world.”

Monday the 6th:  We’ll be meeting at church to assemble Blessing Bags (please bring chapsticks, small bars of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small kleenix, gum, hand sanitizers, combs and packets of almonds), and then at 11am we will arrive at the EyeSeeMe Bookstore, 7827 Olive Street in University City, to purchase African American themed books to give to children we’ll be visiting later in the week.

Tuesday the 7th:  Meet at 10 am at Sunshine Ministries, 1315 Howard Street to work in the Family Center organizing canned goods, and in the Youth Center reading our new books to children, decorating cupcakes, and distributing Blessing Bags.

Wednesday the 8th Meet at 10 am at The Haven of Grace, 1225 Warren Street, to read our new books to the Haven toddlers and bake brownies for the residents.

Thursday the 9th:  Tour of the Trinity Food Pantry at 10 am, 600 N. Euclid Avenue, to stock supplies, visit the lunchroom and tour the Memorial Garden.  Please bring men’s new white crew socks, sizes 9-11, any used books, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and cans of sardines!

Friday the 10th:   Baking in St. Peter’s Kitchen at 10 am for the young people in detention at Episcopal City Mission.  We’ll be assembling Summer Care Bags and writing St. Peter’s Caring Cards for the juveniles in residence there.

Questions?  Of course you do!  Contact Ann Babington, Director of Christian Education at