Community Outreach

The Saint Peter’s community of faith strongly believes in giving to others as we would have them give to us. We are committed not only to our parishioners and our immediate community of Central Square but also to the wider world. Through our Mission & Outreach Ministry and parish-based programs and the ministries of the Diocese of Massachusetts and beyond, the people of Saint Peter’s support God’s mission on earth to bring the love of God to others. We are committed to God’s creation, to justice, and to peace and the well-being of all our sisters and brothers.

Afterworks Program

For 22 years the Afterworks program at Saint Peter’s has offered an affordable, high-quality, safe after-school program for Cambridge children ages five to twelve. Afterworks also provides Saint. Peter’s parishioners and other volunteers a unique opportunity to minister to neighborhood children with prayers, time, money, and skills. Saint Peter's has opened its doors to children to help fulfill the command of Jesus, "Let the little children come to me." You can find more at the Afterworks website or contact coordinator Vyonni De Mel.

CommonCare Program
CommonCare strives to address many hungers that touch the lives of those in the surrounding community by meeting twice monthly to prepare and share a multi-course meal with all people who wish to attend. These meals are vital to many people, and they give volunteers an outstanding opportunity to be of service to others. This video shows the CommonCare program in action. For more information, please contact Frank Smith.

Support for Shelters and Aid Agencies
The East End House creates “innovative and essential programs for the children, youth, families, and seniors in our community.” Casa Myrna provides Boston’s most comprehensive range of programs to address and end domestic and dating violence. Transition House, Cambridge's only domestic violence agency, provides housing, resources, and holistic support.

If you would like to support these ministries by volunteering or financially supporting them directly, please visit the provided links or contact the Chair of the Faith in Action Ministry for more information, via the parish administrator.

Episcopal City Mission

Saint Peter’s is committed to the ministry of Episcopal City Mission. ECM “is a faith-based ministry which promotes social and economic justice working through partnerships with congregations, community-based organizations and people within the Diocese of Massachusetts with special emphasis on the urban poor and oppressed.” Saint Peter’s Rector is a former board member of the ECM Executive Board, and the Parish provides two delegates to support the ECM ministry. For more information, please contact the Rev. Dr. Christian Brocato.