St. Peter’s has a long legacy of outreach to the community dating back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the congregation established two hospitals, St. Peter’s Hospital For the Poor and Good Samaritan Hospital. Like many ministries born at St. Peter’s, these hospitals grew to be independent entities and today they have both been incorporated into Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center. With help from the community, St. Peter’s also established Thompson’s Orphanage, which is now Thompson Child and Family Focus, the leading provider of clinical and prevention services for children across the Carolinas. More recently the St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen, established in 1979, grew to include a number of downtown churches and now operates as Roof Above, serving the region’s poor and homeless in a variety of ways. Other outreach organizations launched from St. Peter’s include Samaritan House, The Augustine Literacy Program, and Charlotte Choir School.

Our current outreach efforts focus on addressing hunger in our community, and  include:

Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte

Multiple opportunities for individuals and families, beginning in January, 2024.

For more information contact Patricia Massey Hoke

For the Struggle

A team of 3-5 people meet on site on the first Monday of each month to help pack a simple salad dinner for 105 elderly neighbors in the West corridor. Commitment is about 2 hours between 1:30 and 3:30. The meals are provided by the organization. Drivers are also needed to help with delivery.

For more information contact Jill Owens

Roof Above

Teams of up to 6 people meet once a month to serve a meal in the day services center. This opportunity is for people 16 years and older.

For more information contact Brian Gallagher

Room in the Inn

Multiple teams work together to offer overnight shelter in our parish hall, plus dinner and breakfast for neighbors experiencing homelessness. Many tasks include setting up beds, cooking, serving meals, and clean-up. Older children are welcome to sign up with their families.

For more information contact Bert Miano. You can learn more by watching this video.

Samaritan House

4-6 people work together to plan, provide, cook, and serve a meal to homeless guests living at Samaritan House while they recover from illness or surgery. Second Saturdays each month from 11:00 – 1:00. Older children are welcome.

For more information contact Ruth Woodend

Nourish Up

Bring non-perishable food to church on Sundays (or anytime) and leave it in the red bins located in the lobby of the parish house. Priority needs are: canned meat, canned fruit (low sugar), pasta, peanut butter, canned vegetables (low sodium)—and also diapers (large size). 

For more information contact Lynn Lakin

We’d love to include you and your family in these important outreach ministries! Just let us know you’d like to join one of our teams HERE.