​Refugees Resettlement in Savannah

A group of St. Peter's parishioners will be working with the Lutheran Services of GA and in cooperation with the Asbury Memorial Church to help with refugees resettlement in Savannah.

Faith and community partners walk alongside resettled refugees as they adjust to a new home and a new life in the United States. These partners commit to support refugees as they seek to lead self-sufficient lives and integrate into their new communities. There are many ways to help: obtaining donations of furniture, household items, linens etc., helping to set up their new home, welcoming parties, providing transportation, becoming a "First Friend," Cultural Mentor, and more. If interested in learning more, please contact Linda Tierney-Pufahl at lindatierney43@gmail.com (email preferred) 

or 912.657.7502. 

Sister Pat Baber, St. Mary's Community Center

"You recognize and make yourselves conscious of those who have much less . . . 

you respond in prayer and action!"                                  

                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                     


St. Peter's Episcopal Church

​​​​St. Peter's Outreach Program
The breadth of St. Peter's Outreach has expanded in recent years in an effort to have a greater impact in our local, national and international communities. Our congregation has always been generous in giving of their personal time and talent to many religious, social service and charitable organizations, all of which have differing missions and objectives. In order to reflect this diversity and magnitude, we have established a multifaceted approach toward our parish's outreach. And, as a result of a parish survey and subsequent small group discussions,the parish’s overall Outreach program has been grouped into three distinct areas: 
1. Charitable Giving

2. "Go Deep" - Emphasis on volunteerism as well as financial support

3. Companion Diocese in the Dominican Republic
                                                                                                How is Outreach funded?
1. Charitable Giving
The parish apportions approximately one third of its Outreach funding to ten organizations that have, over the years, demonstrated continuing care and support within the community. Read more about the ten organizations that receive these annual contributions.


2. “Go Deep” – Emphasis on Volunteerism as well as Financial Support
To enable parishioners to work individually as well as collectively, the parish has sought to select a small number of organizations where there are strong opportunities for personal commitment – already manifested at some and with the potential for additional volunteer opportunities.  These organizations receive larger allocations of parish funds to support their efforts and to find constructive tasks that we can perform to help meet the needs of families and children at risk. Currently, the parish works with four organizations in which we look forward to deepening our relationship:


Family Promise
Formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network or IHN, Family Promise is focused on homeless families finding work, childcare and a home. Click to read more about Family Promise.  To learn even more, contact Jim Brawner at 
james.brawner@armstrong.edu.



Kairos Prison Ministry 
Kairos is a lay led, non-denominational program whereby teams of men minister directly to men in prison. This national program is well-structured and enables our parishioners to spend quality time with prisoners as they experience what coming to faith can mean and accomplish in their lives.  For the training schedule and more information, contact Bill Wright at Wwrightnwl@aol.com.



L.O.V.E. Mentors:  Helping shape better learners, one child at a time. 
L.O.V.E. (Local Outreach Volunteer Educators) mentors work in Savannah’s public schools, committing an hour per week to each of one, two or three children, in early primary grades.
Click to read more about L.O.V.E Mentors. To learn even more, contact Karen Lindholm at lindholm23@comcast.net.


St. Mary's Community Center  
There are many opportunities to help at St. Mary’s Community Center.  The Center serves an inner city community largely comprised of working poor minority and immigrant families.
Click to read more about St. Mary's. To learn even more, contact Dan Malachuk at daniel.malachuk@gmail.com.










​​3. Companion Diocese in the Dominican Republic

Mission Support to our companion diocese in the Dominican Republic
In 2017, the St. Peter's Eye Team completed its fourth mission trip to the town of San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic.
Click to read more about DR Mission Support. To learn even more, contact:

Haydee or Jim Toedtman at 702.282.5999 

Judy Sweeterman at judysweeterman@gmail.com

​Dave Sweeterman at davesweeterman@gmail.com