Saint Peter’s Faith in Action Ministry provides opportunities for loving service to those in need in Cambridge, Boston, and the world. The ministry supports the following shelters and aid agencies:
- East End House provides a wide range of support services for Cambridge children, youth, families, and seniors.
- Casa Myrna works to end domestic and and dating violence via residential programs, counseling services, literacy and job readiness training, advocacy, and a statewide 24/7 domestic violence hotline.
- Transition House is Cambridge’s only domestic violence agency. They provide an emergency shelter, long-term housing, free legal support, and counseling and training that helps women to become independent.
- Episcopal City Mission works for social and economic justice, particularly for the poor and the oppressed, through partnerships with congregations, community organizations, and people in the Diocese of Massachusetts.
- Food for the Poor serves individuals and people in 17 Caribbean and Latin American countries, providing food, housing, healthcare, fresh water, and micro-enterprise solutions. A priest representative visits Saint Peter’s every year to explain through words and video how this program is helping the poorest of the poor.
- Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Boston’s oldest interfaith organization, addresses poverty, housing, and racial justice in Boston and develops partnerships between urban and suburban parishes.
In addition to these groups, the Faith in Action Ministry collects new white socks for distribution at CommonCare meals, provides food/gift cards for weekday visitors in need, and hosts the annual Christmas Giving Tree campaign to benefit East End House and Casa Myrna.
If you would like to participate in the work of this ministry, please contact the chair of the Faith in Action Ministry, Joy Lucas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.