The various commissions and committees at St. Peter’s support specific program activities and help manage the church’s resources.
For more information, please contact the office at 703-536-6606.
Christian Formation Commission oversees the Sunday School and special activities. They support the Children’s Lenten Program, in which St. Peter’s youth take a Christian journey through the lens of the classics—a truly incredible experience for children and adults, alike!
An important part of Christian Formation is the Adult Lenten Program. Lent is a season to reflect, a time to deliberately make space and time to listen more deeply to God, ourselves and others. The act of listening changes us and everything around us — it re-orders things and reconnects things. It changes the rhythm of our daily lives placing our relationship with God at the center. Lent is addressed in an Adult Forum and in a Wednesday evening Lenten Program.
This committee helps manage the external communications for the church, including the website, social media, signage and other avenues to increase St. Peter’s outreach. New participants are welcome!
St. Peter’s is long on fellowship activities that bring parishioners of all ages together. These activities include, but are not limited to: weekly coffee hour, newcomers welcome, Lunch Bunch, parish retreat at Shrine Mont, Seder Dinner, Women’s Retreat, Shrove Tuesday Dinner, Cornerstones (activities built for families with young children). If you’d like to join the fun, please let us know!
At the core of St. Peter’s are our worship services. We have three each Sunday: 8:00 a.m. for the early birds; 9:00 a.m. geared toward, but certainly not limited to, families; and 11:00 a.m. for ALL the REST! A 5:00 evening service is held on most 2nd and 4th Sundays; check the calendar! Key to having all these service are the many volunteers who serve as chalicists, layreaders, acolytes, ushers, Altar Guild, and Flower Guild. The Worship Commission helps coordinate all these activities.
St. Peter’s has set forth robust programs for enriching parishioners spiritual experience, both inside and outside the walls of St. Peter’s. With multiple avenues for every age group, the stewardship model is structured to not only sustain existing programs, but support those programs that evolve organically out of an active and vibrant parish. With God’s grace and the generosity of nearly every St. Peter’s congregant, we are truly sent out to serve with joy (and the financial backing to be successful!).
Building & Grounds
St. Peter’s has a remarkable team of architects, builders, carpenters, landscapers, gardeners and just plain providers of elbow grease to keep the bricks, mortar and surrounding grounds looking amazing and inviting. If it is functional, beautiful, seasonal or welcoming, you can bet that B&G had a hand in it. All are encouraged to participate in keeping St. Peter’s gorgeous.
St. Peter’s is in a constant state of service—to our hometown and our neighbors abroad. We support programs that focus on hunger and homelessness, including AFAC, A-SPAN, SOME, AHC Christmas Toy Drive, Arlington Interfaith Council CROP Hunger Walk, Meals on Wheels, Rebuilding Together, Samaritan Ministries & Thanksgiving Food Drive.
We also support youth mission trips in the United States and several international missions. Through the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic, St. Peter’s parishioners traveled to the island nation to provide children with a safe haven through building the school Nino Jesus in Montellano and leading Vacation Bible School in Montellano and Mosovi. Through the St. Francis Outreach Trust in Simon’s Town, St. Peter’s parishioners support the building and managing two homes for children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Western Cape of South Africa. Over the years St Peter’s also has supported other activities, such as parishes in Kenya, and two youth Lenten programs to benefit Heifer International.