St. Peter’s Church Outreach Ministries

St. Peter’s Outreach Ministries works within the community to help our neighbors in the areas of food, shelter, and clothing.  We maintain a small emergency pantry at a Housing Assistance Corporation facility.  It is designed to provide food to new residents at the beginning of their process of overcoming homelessness before they put together  the documentation needed to receive Snap Cards or other food benefits.  We provide a monthly meal at the NOAH Shelter.  Those who have some skill in home repairs or painting have formed a team in the Adopt A Unit program at Safe Harbor, the shelter for mothers and children who have been abused.  We did over a small room and bath which housed a mother and baby.  Other parishioners provided furnishings like a bed spread, sheets, lamps, and dishes. When this mother moves out, we will refurbish it for the new resident.  We donate hats, gloves, and scarves, many of them home made, to Independence House, a resource center for abused families, and new socks to M25, a mission to the homeless who live in the encampments around Hyannis.  We have one international ministry to Haiti.  We provide scholarships to students wishing to attend the Bishop Tharp Institute, a two year community college which awards associate degrees in Applied Science in Business Management and Applied Science in Computer Systems.  A future local project  includes collecting bottles and cans for the Champ Homes Recycling Center.  Residents of Champ Homes employed there receive job training and a small salary. We also plan to bake cookies for Camp Amazing Grace, a camp for children with one or two incarcerated parents, and will raise money to provide coats for children from low income families.