Outreach

As Christians, we are called to love boldly, hope relentlessly, and work together for the transformation and redemption of the world.  As the living Body of Christ, it is up to us to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, and make common cause with those on the margins of our society.  Through strategic partnerships in this community, around the Diocese, and throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, we strive live out our baptismal vow to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.

Outreach Ministries of St. Peter's

Rise and Shine Community Breakfast Ministry

Rise and Shine Community Breakfast Ministry

St. Peter's serves a hot breakfast every Monday and Thursday morning in the Parish Hall from 7am to 8:30am. All are welcome, and there is no charge. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, contact Lynn Wells at Lynn.wells74@gmail.com.

Lafayette County Detention Center Ministry

Lafayette County Detention Center Ministry

Each Thursday members of the Brotherhood of St. Peter maintain the library at the Lafayette County Detention Center. Brothers and other volunteers collect and distribute books to the pods at the center. Donations of paperback books are always appreciated and can be left on the bookshelf in the hallway of the church. Contact: Lee Dean at 662-801-0205 or ldean@olemiss.edu

Little Dresses Ministry

Little Dresses Ministry

This ministry is involved in making dresses from pillowcases, which are then blessed by one of the parish priests, and sent to young girls in need in various countries. This group meets periodically every two to three months. Contact: Leslie Banahan at 662-801-8441 or lwb@olmiss.edu

Manna Feeding Ministry

Manna Feeding Ministry

On Thursdays meals are provided for the less-fed or those unable to leave their homes. The meals are prepared in St. Peter’s kitchen and delivered to those in need. College students serve as cooks and cooking assistants, meal assemblers, delivery people and clean-up crew. Arrival time for the students is 3:30 p.m. Contact: Rev. Chris Robinson at 662-234-1269 or chrisrobinson84@gmail.com

NMRC Worship Service

NMRC Worship Service

The North Mississippi Regional Center is a residential facility for the mentally challenged. St. Peter’s assists in a worship service on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Contact: Maralyn Bullion at 662-234-3299 or mhbullion@icloud.com

Parchman Prison Ministry

Parchman Prison Ministry

Each year a group of parishioners travel to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman in December to worship with and share gifts with the inmates. Contact: Don Newlin at 662-983-0198 or dfnewlin@brucetelephone.com

Shop of Three Blessings

Shop of Three Blessings

Collaborative Community Efforts

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries

This ministry includes, but is not limited to, guiding homeless families and at-risk families in the Oxford/Lafayette County area and building self-reliance, improving life skills, and locating supportive housing. Contact: Sherry Jenkins at 662-513-3326 or chucksherry@bellsouth.net

Leap Frog

Leap Frog

This is an after-school tutoring and enrichment program sponsored by St. Peter’s, Oxford-University United Methodist Church, and the local chapter of the United Way. Leap Frog serves “at-risk” first and second grade children from the Oxford and Lafayette public schools. Volunteers are needed to tutor, lead recreational activities, provide refreshments, and drive the children home from various locations. Contact: Teresa Adams at 662-801-9698 or leapfrogdirector@gmail.com

Interfaith Compassion Ministry

Interfaith Compassion Ministry

This is an ecumenical organization, located at 904 North Lamar Blvd., which distributes money to those in need. Volunteers are needed to serve on the board of directors and to assist with fundraisers. Contact: Lena Wiley-Washington at 662-281-1002 or lena_wiley@bellsouth.net

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

The combined community of the Oxford/Lafayette County area serves local members of the community in need of assistance with meals and food supplies. Volunteers of St. Peter’s staff the pantry and distribute the items as needed on specified days. Contact: Mary Sweeney at 662-701-7045 or maryelizabethsweeney@gmail.com

Haven House

Haven House

This is a facility that offers assistance to those struggling with alcohol and drug dependencies. St. Peter’s parishioners assist with a worship service and other needs.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

A community group of participants, from several local churches, that build homes for low-income families. Contact: Dr. Don Cole at 662-203-6249 or dcole@olemiss.edu

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development

Oxford Medical Ministries

Oxford Medical Ministries

Memory Makers

Memory Makers

Oxford/Lafayette Pastors' Fellowship

Oxford/Lafayette Pastors' Fellowship

Clergy from throughout the Oxford/Lafayette area and across denominational lines gather monthly for prayer and fellowship, and to plan semi-annual worship services and mission opportunities for our many members. We had a joint evening of worship in Eastertide 2016 which attracted nearly 1,000 people from at least a dozen churches to join together as a unified body.

Racial Harmony Committee

Racial Harmony Committee

This group meets regularly with members of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford-University United Methodist Church and Burns United Methodist Church to plan events together and promote race relations in our community. Contact: Ken Rutherford at 662-816-8105 or krutherford@danielcoker.com

Diocese of Mississippi

Honduras Medical Mission

Honduras Medical Mission

This is a yearly trip to aid the medical, dental and veterinary needs within Honduras. Contact: Ed Sisson at 662-801-7989 or sasisson@olemiss.edu

Storybook Project

Storybook Project

Each summer St. Peter's hosts a book drive to support the Diocese's Storybook Project, which is led by Grace Church of Canton. The Storybook Project nurtures lasting and positive relationships among incarcerated parents/grandparents and their children by making it possible for absent parents to read to their children. Contact Becca Walton for more information at Becca.walton@gmail.com

Diocesan Elected Officials

Diocesan Elected Officials

St. Peter's has several clergy and parishioners who were elected to statewide office for the Diocese of Mississippi: The Rev. Jody Burnett (Executive Committee), The Very Rev. Bruce McMillan (Executive Committee), David Krouse (Executive Committee), Whitney Robinson (Trustee of the University of the South), and Becca Walton (Disciplinary Board)