Care & Serve2019-03-27T20:16:53+00:00

There are many opportunities to Serve Christ in the World and in the church.

See the overview below for Service ministries and Pastoral Care ministries at St. Peter & St. Paul. If you need support for yourself or others, read the descriptions below or contact the parish office at 770-977-7473.

Hunger Ministries

5 & 2 Hunger Ministry
​Jesus used 5 loaves and 2 fish to serve the multitude. The 5&2 Hunger Ministry Serves Christ in the World by helping to alleviate hunger in Cobb County by supporting local families with their food needs.
We collect food donations for MUST Ministries and the Church of the Holy Comforter, and we sell grocery store cards, using the small margin to financially support Cobb County Meals on Wheels and the Center for Family Resources.
For more information, Click Here. and contact Rich Walker at [rhwjr214@yahoo.com].

MUST Ministries
We Serve Christ in the World by reaching out to the needy in Cobb County through MUST Ministries.
MUST offers a wide range of services to help people break the cycle of poverty: emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, groceries, clothing, job readiness and placement, substance abuse counseling, financial assistance, children’s programs, community support groups, access to free health care, access to affordable housing.

Teams from our parish prepare meals, pray and serve:

  • We provide breakfast at MUST every Friday throughout the year
  • 5th Wednesday is MUST lunches from 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • 4th Thursday and the 5th Thursday morning breakfasts throughout the year at MUST Elizabeth House.
  • Every Sunday during the summer, MUST Summer lunches program makes thousands of kids’ summer lunches

For more information, Click Here and contact Tom Martin at ttmartinhome@gmail.com.

“There’s Hope for the Hungry
as SPSP provides food and spiritual nourishment for those in need”

This is a mobile food pantry program that we will host on the first Tuesday of each month for those in need of food and spiritual nourishment. The only cost of this ministry is your time – 4 hours a month from 9:30 am to 1:30.

For more information contact Martha Davis at mghdavis@gmail.com or Merrilee Allen at meallen2000@gmail.com.

Homelessness

Family Promise

We serve Christ in the World by providing transitional shelter and support for homeless families in Cobb County through the Family Promise organization.

Family Promise coordinates a network of churches that rotate to provide shelter for a week at a time. For four separate weeks during the year, we house families in our church overnight, and provide them with dinner, breakfast and compassionate hospitality. The next week, they stay at another church in the network. During the day, Family Promise provides the adults with job training, financial counselling and support. They also provide the kids with a home base that insures that they can stay in the same schools during this transitional period. Family Promise is the only organization in Cobb County that provides homeless shelter for whole families (many others, at best, separate men and older boys from women and children). Families are screened for safety; they usually stay in the program for roughly six weeks before finding stable housing.

After a brief training, you can get involved by providing food, helping to prepare rooms, serving breakfast or dinner, and being an overnight host at the church.
For more information, contact Peter Williams at peteingridw@gmail.com. Read more about Family Promise of Cobb County at www.familypromisecobbcounty.org

MUST Ministries
We Serve Christ in the World by reaching out to the needy in Cobb County through MUST Ministries.
MUST offers a wide range of services to help people break the cycle of poverty: emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, groceries, clothing, job readiness and placement, substance abuse counseling, financial assistance, children’s programs, community support groups, access to free health care, access to affordable housing.

Teams from our parish prepare meals, pray and serve:

  • We provide breakfast at MUST every Friday throughout the year
  • 5th Wednesday is MUST lunches from 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • 4th Thursday and the 5th Thursday morning breakfasts throughout the year at MUST Elizabeth House.
  • Every Sunday during the summer, MUST Summer lunches program makes thousands of kids’ summer lunches

For more information, Click Here and contact Tom Martin at ttmartinhome@gmail.com.

Church of the Holy Comforter

Church of the Holy Comforter
We Serve Christ in the World by supporting the Church of the Holy Comforter. Holy Comforter is a parish whose members are mostly developmentally and mentally disabled. We support Holy Comforter with donations to their clothes closet, a once-a-month worship service, dinner, and fellowship, and an annual Christmas Party.
For more information, Click Here and contact Rudy Lind at rudylind123@gmail.com.

Care & Counsel for Individuals

St. Peter & St. Paul provides pastoral care for those within and outside the church. See our Pastoral Care page for more information on Prayer Ministry, Pastoral Visits by Clergy or trained lay people, Transportation ministry to church services, Prayer Shawls for the sick or infirm, and a Card ministry for seniors and the homebound. If you need prayer, counsel or support, contact the parish office at 770-977-7473.

Stephen Ministry
We provide compassionate care through trained lay people that meet one-on-one with care receivers. Stephen Ministers are trained and supported in this confidential ministry of walking alongside those who are facing one of life’s crises, such as grief, job loss, stress or illness. For more information, Click Here, and contact Maria Manning at mariamanning60@yahoo.com or The Rev. Elisa Harres at eharres@peterandpaul.org

Volunteer at Church

There are numerous opportunities to serve Christ in the church: Worship ministries, Education ministries for all ages, Buildings & Grounds, Finance, Evangelism, and Stewardship.
For more information, Click Here for our Ministries pages

Addiction Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous
We Serve Christ in the World though helping addicts find serenity and sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous.
AA meets on Friday evenings at 8:00 PM in the Garden Room.
For more information, contact the parish office at 770.977.7473.

Narcotics Anonymous
We Serve Christ in the World though helping addicts find serenity and sobriety through Narcotics Anonymous.
NA meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Choir Room.
For more information, contact the parish office at 770.977.7473.

Each Friday, we gather to cook breakfast for the men of the Extension’s men’s house. The Extension is a residential addiction recovery for those at the bottom of their addiction. They make a real difference in the lives of these people, and we bring good food, fellowship and heartfelt prayer to men seeking recovery and a new life.

For more information, contact Tom Martin at ttmartinhome@gmail.com.

Families and Individuals in Need

Cool Girls
We Serve Christ in the World by encouraging at-risk girls of Atlanta to break the cycle of poverty for a better life through the Cool Girls organization. We provide a back-to-school event each summer to provide supplies, clothes, fun and friendship for the girls of Cool Girls.
For more information, Click Here and contact Cheryl Leagan at cd.leagan@att.net.

Family Promise
We serve Christ in the World by providing transitional shelter and support for homeless families in Cobb County through the Family Promise organization. Family Promise coordinates a network of churches that rotate to provide shelter for a week at a time. For four separate weeks during the year, we house families in our church overnight, while Family Promise provides them with job training, school stability for the kids, and help to get back into settled housing.
For more information, Click Here and contact Peter Williams at peteingridw@gmail.com.

MUST Ministries
We Serve Christ in the World by reaching out to the needy in Cobb County through MUST Ministries.
MUST offers a wide range of services to help people break the cycle of poverty: emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, groceries, clothing, job readiness and placement, substance abuse counseling, financial assistance, children’s programs, community support groups, access to free health care, access to affordable housing.

Teams from our parish prepare meals, pray and serve:

  • We provide breakfast at MUST every Friday throughout the year
  • 5th Wednesday is MUST lunches from 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • 4th Thursday and the 5th Thursday morning breakfasts throughout the year at MUST Elizabeth House.
  • Every Sunday during the summer, MUST Summer lunches program makes thousands of kids’ summer lunches

For more information, Click Here and contact Tom Martin at ttmartinhome@gmail.com.

Kids Consignment Sale
We Serve Christ in the World through a consignment sale of kid’s toys clothing and supplies. These sales, one in August and one in January, help provide good quality items at low cost for our neighborhood. Surplus materials go to various charities in the Atlanta area.
For more information, Click Here and contact E.V. Bennett at eloisevwall@gmail.com and Merielle Struchen at mstruchen@gmail.com.

Mothers Of PreSchoolers
We Serve Christ in the World by providing Mothers Of PreSchoolers with support, networking, and opportunities for spiritual growth and service.  MOPS is part of MOPS International. You do not need to be a member of St. Peter & St. Paul to participate. MOPS meets once a month, and in other activities as planned.
For more information, Click Here and contact Joanne McRae at joanne.r.mcrae@gmail.com.

“There’s Hope for the Hungry
as SPSP provides food and spiritual nourishment for those in need”

This is a mobile food pantry program that we will host on the first Tuesday of each month for those in need of food and spiritual nourishment. The only cost of this ministry is your time – 4 hours a month from 9:30 am to 1:30.

For more information contact Martha Davis at mghdavis@gmail.com or Merrilee Allen at meallen2000@gmail.com.

International Relief

Honduras Ministry
We Serve Christ in the World through the LAMB Institute, a Christian ministry in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. LAMB operates Flor del Campo, a school and day care center and a community food distribution center. The school serves approximately 160 students in grades pre-K through 6th. LAMB also serves the needs of a community in the mountains outside Tegucigalpa. St. Peter & St. Paul sends missionaries to help with construction projects and assistance at the school and community.
For more information, Click Here and contact Carol Bowser at carolbowser@comcast.net.

Our youth Ministry is also involved in Domestic and International Mission work. See Youth Ministry for more details.

Caregiver Support

We provide compassionate care to those who care for others. If you are caring for a spouse or parent or child with a chronic condition, then you need support as well. We meet for lunch on the second Thursday of each month and share struggles and blessings in a supportive environment.
For more information, contact The Rev. Elisa Harres at eharres@peterandpaul.org.

Grief Support

We can walk with you in your grief through the support of the clergy, Stephen Ministry, or our Grief Share program.

GriefShare
We provide Compassionate Care to those grieving the death of loved ones in a weekly support group. GriefShare uses a video and workbook in their 13-week program supporting people in their grief journey.
For more information, contact The Rev. Elisa Harres at eharres@peterandpaul.org.

Stephen Ministry
We provide compassionate care through trained lay people that meet one-on-one with care receivers. Stephen Ministers are trained and supported in this confidential ministry of walking alongside those who are facing one of life’s crises, such as grief, job loss, stress or illness. For more information, Click Here, and contact Maria Manning at mariamanning60@yahoo.com.