Lend a Helping Hand

Lend a Helping Hand

Many hands make light work and there is no shortage of ways for us to keep our hands from being idle. If any of the opportunities below interest you, please reach out to the Church Office for more information.

Coffee Hour / Hospitality

This outreach serves to help members of both services to get to know one another better and to welcome our visitors. Committee members can be from either service. “8 o’clockers” generally set up and “10 o’clockers” generally clean up. Treats and snacks are provided by volunteers from either service.  The group supports coffee hours ​​Sundays from 9 am to 10 am between the services and after the 10 a.m. service.

Creation Care and Gratitude Garden

The Episcopal Church’s Covenant for the Care of Creation is a commitment to practice loving formation, liberating advocacy and life-giving conversation as individuals, congregations, ministries and dioceses. 

Our Gratitude Garden was started for the Carson City Initiative C.I.R.C.E.S. Group, to help people learn how to grow their own food for sustainability. Now “The Daughters of The King” are helping with this outreach for parishioners and the wider community.

Church Historic Preservation 

The people at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City, Nevada are blessed with a rich heritage of community involvement. We strive to keep, maintain and add to its historical records. Since 1868 our church building has been a central feature of Carson City’s Historic District. Official historical markers set out the details of our church building and now, one for the Rectory, the residence of the first Nevada State Governor. It took the persistent efforts of a trio of parishioners to “bring it home.” Join continued efforts to maintain the “jewel of the historic district”.

Geek Guild (technology)

The guild is in charge of running the slide show during the 10 am service along with coordinating with the virtual attendees on Zoom. Volunteers should have some knowledge of computers, computer programs such as PowerPoint and Zoom and have a basic understanding of sound system and use of microphones. Future plans include taking recordings of the services and uploading them regularly to YouTube or to our website. This may also include work to the St. Peter’s website and social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Helping Hands

This group helps to minister and prepare meals for those that have a need especially during difficult times such as after surgery, giving birth, serious illness, or when a family member passes away. The group also provides meals for wedding receptions and memorial services as needed. 

There is intent to start a “two by two” group within the Helping Hands to reach out to those who are either new to the church or those that find themselves in hospital or shut-in and having difficulty getting out and about.

Annual Holiday Bazaar

The holiday bazaar is a festive annual fundraiser that supports various projects and financial needs of the church. Planning for the bazaar is on going as crafters are encouraged to make items to sell. Volunteers are also needed in the days close to the bazaar to set up, sell, and take down the tables. Bazaar takes place the second Saturday of November every year.

Annual Interfaith Picnic

A collaborative event involving about seven churches who come together annually on the grounds of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to share a 
pot-luck style dinner and enjoy each other’s company annually. 
It also is an outreach for people to bring a non-perishable food item annually to donate to F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Helping).

Karma Box

As an Eagle Scout project, Preston, grandson of Tom and Isobel Streenan, built seven Karma Boxes to be distributed throughout Carson City. A Karma Box can be filled with non-perishable food items, toiletries, and warm clothing for the winter and water in the summer. Anyone in need can take whatever is in the box, and those who are more fortunate can donate. The Karma Box is located on the north side of the church, next to the Parish Hall entrance. All donations are gratefully received. Volunteers can also be responsible for sending reminders to the parish if donations are running low and / or be responsible for keeping the karma box and surrounding area neat and tidy.

Labyrinth & Memorial Garden

The Labyrinth offers a simple, wonderful gift of time…time to focus on your inner self and experience a special closeness to God and Nature. The labyrinth with its single path, leads to a central core where you can experience relaxation, prayer, introspection and emotional healing. Unlike a maze, it holds no false turns or dead ends; the same path leads in and out. It is surrounded by “memorial bricks” which merge with our new Memorial Garden. Our garden provides a long-lasting tribute to a loved one who has passed away, as well as offers a place for visitors to remember and to heal. A number of etched bricks have been created to commemorate various figures and groups significant to St. Peter’s long history around them both.