Enough is the new abundance. Sharing what we have so that everyone can have enough.
Under normal circumstances, our worship life centers around the Eucharist table. There is a reason why Jesus is called the Bread of Life and we believe that food nourishes both the body and the soul. Even though we haven't been able to celebrate the Eucharist together, we still value sharing food as a tangible expression of communion with God and each other. So many in our city are struggling right now and this is one small way that we can support and love each other.
The Saint Peter’s Food Pantry was founded over two decades ago in this spirit and serves thousands of our neighbors in need of food every year. The Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM and is run by a wonderful group of volunteers from across the city. We partner with the Food Bank of New York and other wonderful organizations to help provide this service. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more information here or contact Alice Blount-Fenney, our Program Director for the Food Pantry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Peter's Garden
Having a garden in the city is a rare gift and we are blessed to have a lovely little one hidden behind our church. In the spring and fall we have Gardening Days where we get our hands dirty, plant flowers, pull out weeds and try to make a beautiful space for people and birds to come among the flowers and rest in the shade. If you are interested in joining one of our Gardening Days, contact our Chief Gardener Leone Litt at the church office at email@example.com.
Music in Chelsea
**We're currently evaluating public gatherings during this season and do not have plans for in person concerts for the fall.
Musicians tell us that our sanctuary has some of the best acoustics in the city! Music in Chelsea was founded as a way to help support the ministry St. Peter's Food Pantry. It is a series of concerts, generally in the summer and early fall, to which all are invited and welcome. The suggested donation is $10.00, with a half price option for seniors and students. All the proceeds go to support our Food Pantry, and we are deeply appreciative of the musicians and artists who have so generously donated their time and the gift of music.
**This program is currently on hold by the city but check back here for updates!
St. Peter’s is the site for our block for the Department of Sanitation's Organics Collection Program. Organics collection is the Department of Sanitation’s curbside recycling service for food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard waste. You can bring the above items to St. Peter’s and place them in the brown and orange composting bins to the right of the Rectory door. Your food scraps will be harvested for compost or fuel when the bins are full. We are happy to be in partnership with the Department of Sanitation to provide this service to our neighbors.