SERVICE TIMES

8:00 -  Holy Communion (no music)

9:15 -  Christian Education

10:30 -  Holy Communion (with choir)

ADDRESS

979-836-7248

2310 Airline Drive (mailing address)

Brenham, TX 77833

information@stpetersbrenham.org

SUBSCRIBE FOR EMAILS
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Google+ Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

© 2023 by HARMONY. Proudly created with Wix.com

Outreach

St. Peter's Mission Statement says "We glorify God through joyful worship, fellowship, outreach and spiritual growth".  Outreach is definitely a very large part of the life of St. Peter's.  A year ago, an assessment was done to look at our outreach projects and to discover what they had in common.  It was very definite that helping children and feeding the hungry were the two main activities that we had been doing for years.   

Mobile Drive Through Food Delivery

The Brazos Valley Food Bank brings non-perishable items plus fresh vegetables, fruit and bread on the first Friday of the month to St. Peter's parking lot.  With help from St. Peter's volunteers, this food is packaged and distributed to eligible people from 10:30 - noon.  

Food Pantries

St. Peter's Food Pantry -  There is an in-house Emergency Food Pantry to serve people who need to supplement their groceries.  We turn away no one.  Parishers furnish non-perishable food items to the pantry weekly as a part of their weekly offering in church.  When available, we also help pay rent and utility bills through the Rector's discretionary funds.

Brenham Housing Authority Food Pantry - Through a request by the BHA's board, St. Peter's volunteers help to furnish and man a Saturday morning weekly pantry at their Community Center.  This pantry is for BHA residents only and they can select the food they need. In the first five weeks it was open, 82 different households were served.   

Brenham TX Leadership Academy

BTXLA (Brenham Texas Leadership Academy) is an after-school Biblical leadership program that incorporates Bible teachings with homework help, leadership training, and enrichment.  It is for students in grades K-6 during the school year. Each week,  the students come to St. Peter's for both music and art lessons.  Volunteers and materials are provided by St. Peter's. 

Washington County Food Security Initiative

Carol Peterson, Deacon at St. Peter's, led the organizing of the Brenham Food Security Initiative.  A group of mission-minded individuals from various churches, Brenham Independent School District, Bread Partners, and service organizations in Washington County gather monthly to address hunger issues.   A need was recognized that although many children qualify for free breakfasts and lunches during the school year, they may not have access to good, healthy food during the summer months.  Thirteen churches and other organizations came together on a rotating basis to provide 713 child meals and 118 adult meals during the summer of 2017.   

In addition, Friday backpack programs through the Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB) were encouraged by the Brenham Food Security Initiative by helping complete paperwork.  Currently, all three elementary schools in Brenham now send food home with up to 30 children each week.  Since middle schools are not included in the BVFB backpack program, the Food Initiative now furnishes 15 meals weekly to Brenham Middle School Friday backpacks there.

Dine In to Reach Out Fundraiser

Formerly the Italian Dinner then a Mardi Gras Dinner now it is called "Dine In to Reach Out" which better describes this outreach fundraiser.  Each year people buy tickets come for wonderful food and to bid on live and silent auction items.  The proceeds from the dinner goes to selected charitable non-profit organizations in the Washington County area.  This year's Dine In will be on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $20.00 and available in the church office.  It will be a Kentucky Derby Party so ladies wear your hat and men don't forget a bowtie! Beneficiaries are:  St. Peter's Food Securty Initiatives, Brenham Texas Leadership Academy,  Burton Bridge Ministries, and St. Peter's Kindermusik program.

Backpacks and School Supplies

School supplies are an expense that many people have trouble being able to cover for their children. Through donations of supplies and backpacks by St. Peter's members and added to a community-wde drive, hundreds of children in the Brenham and Burton school districts had enough to cover their school year.

Pumpkins and Pizza Party

Right before Halloween, St. Peter's volunteers help provide a pumpkin carving party to the kids who attend the SMART after-school tutoring program at Faith Mission.  With additional help from Prairie View A&M students, each child gets a pumkin to carve and take home.  All who are involved find the smiles on the children are contageous and worth every minute of the afternoon.

Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets

Through contributions of food and money from St. Peter's members, around 30 baskets containing turkeys and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner are collected.  The baskets are delivered to families who need help providing a meal for Thanksgiving.

Angel Tree Project

This Christmas project provides presents to children in foster homes.  A few weeks before Christmas, members purchase gifts for specific children from their "wish list".   Those gifts in turn are wrapped at a wrapping party an luncheon by St. Peters'members and then distributed to the children.

Ministry Sunday

Occasionally, St. Peter's members will spend a Sunday not IN church but Out of church and into the community providing help to various organizations.  For example providing "Laundry Love" by paying for washing clothes for people who are at a local washateria or helping to build sidewalks at an historical house.

Please reload