St. Peter the Fisherman has been both life-giving and given life by reaching out into the greater New Smyrna/Edgewater areas. Our identity has been deeply formed by the desire to share the bounties that God has so graciously given to us.
Through the following ministries, we continue reaching out to our city and our neighbors:
Parish Outreach Commission Projects
St. Peter’s parishioners provide Christmas gifts for local children through the auspices of Gifts of Love, a local community program which manages the food bank and provides help to needy citizens.
With many other local churches St. Peter’s has participated for 7 years in a wonderful community project to serve hot lunches on the mainland in New Smyrna Beach. Our parishioners prepare and serve a complete hot lunch at First United Methodist Church on the 1st Friday of each month. Come, help to feed and you will be fed.
St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s Episcopal Churches team up to prepare and serve a complete Thanksgiving Dinner to all who come the Monday before Thanksgiving. We serve at St. Paul’s Parish Hall but the project is weeks in the making so find out how to get involved.
At the beginning of the school year St Peter’s parishioners conduct a new sneaker drive for students in need and collect school supplies, funds and other items for their "Chissy Bucks" store.
This group sends greetings and gift boxes throughout the year to local and parish military personnel stationed around the world.
Contact: Questions regarding our Military Ministry? Please call the Church Office at (386) 428-7383.
St. Peter’s parishioners are involved all over our community. The agencies below are just a few that are receiving time, talent and treasure in a formal manner from our parish:
The program's goal is to connect caring adults with Chisholm's challenged children, providing a friend that works with them one on one to help them with their studies, and give the youngster encouragement. This lets them know someone personally cares about them, their education and their future. For more information visit:
Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. St. Peter’s parishioners volunteer in building projects, support individual houses and provide free housing for university students from various northern colleges while in Florida working on Habitat houses during their spring breaks.
To get involved email for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few pictures from our latest build project with Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity:
Gifts of Love Community Coalition Red Wagon:
This volunteer, nonprofit community group serves those less fortunate with food assistance and special back-to-school, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter projects. St. Peter’s serves as a drop off location for donated nonperishable food so look for the food baskets in the narthex.
Gifts of Love donations and volunteers are needed. Call (386) 423-4441.
St. Francis Day is a special feast day at St. Peter’s as we celebrate the joy animals contribute to our lives. The SE Volusia Humane Society is the beneficiary of all contributions including many pounds of dog and cat food brought by everyone who comes. The Humane Society also brings a few animals that need to find a new family. Last year River, a mixed lab and Ann one of our favorite parishioners found each other. The Humane Society needs help year around so please visit their website to see what contributions you might make. For more information visit:
The purpose of Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) is to respond to the needs of the hungry, homeless, and low-income people in Florida’s Volusia and Flagler counties. HUM cares for people in need by providing emergency services with the prime objective of keeping them from becoming homeless. St. Peters works directly with HUM on a referral basis with the rector as well as on many community projects through out the year. For more information visit: