St. Peter the Fisherman has been both life-giving and given life by reaching out into the greater New Smyrna Beach and 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 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.
Annual Drive for Migrant Farm Workers
An Annual Collection Drive is held at St. Peter's for the Migrant Farm Workers of Pierson, FL around Christmastime. Inexpensive dolls and art supplies such as crayons, coloring books and markers are collected for the, approximately, 500 workers and their children. Items can be brought to church on Sunday and left in the Narthex or delivered to the church office during the week. The contact for this collection is Shannon Adams (386) 428-7383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
Contacts for the Outreach Commission:
Chair Judi Jodoin - (386) 428-5853
Co-Chair Betsey Gregor - (386) 423-1934
(photo, left, of our Audrey King delivering shoes to Chisolm)
St. Francis Day is a special feast day at St. Peter’s as we celebrate the joy animals contribute to our lives. The Edgewater Animal Shelter is the beneficiary of all contributions brought by everyone who comes. The shelter needs help year around so please visit their website to see what contributions you might make. For more information visit:
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.
Gifts of Love
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 Judi Jodoin @ 386-428-5853.
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 to email@example.com.
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.
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.
Members are involved in ministry occurring at the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, Boys and Girls Club and the Police Athletic League (PAL). The contact for these ministries is Joe Kovitch and he can be reached at (386) 690-3007 or firstname.lastname@example.org