Stepping outside our walls to worship in the community
St. Peter's experiences worship in a very big way with Church Without Walls. As a congregation we reach out to Katy and the world by going into the community as well as working right here on our campus to help others through a variety of activities. Instead of sitting in a pew on Church Without Walls Sunday, we step outside our walls and worship God with our whole bodies, serving as His hands and feet in this world and touching the lives of people who may not be blessed, as we are, to worship each week.
Registration begins Sunday, April 21 and ends Sunday, June 2.
There are several ways you can donate to this awesome community worship event. Please consider supporting CWOW with a donation (either monetary or material). You, your family or your class could make a donation, sponsor a project in part or in whole, or provide snacks/drinks for some of the outdoor work projects. To donate, please contact Bill Land at 281.492.8031.
Please look over the project list and prayerfully select one for you and your family to participate in. Many of the smaller projects can take only a limited number of volunteers. They will close once they reach their limit, so sign up early to get your first choice.
For online registration help please contact Jennifer Hollingshead at .
We will be using the same t-shirt as last year. If you need a new one only, you can purchase one during the registration process. Please note that you will need to register by May 10 in order for you to get a t-shirt.
Church Without Walls Child Care
Child care will be available during CWOW for children 2 years old and younger from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please sign your child up during the online registration process. You will need to pack a lunch for your child. Parents leaving the grounds to go to off-campus projects must fill out an Off-Campus Release Form. Click HERE to download the form. Please contact Erica Brasseux at with any questions.
Ice Cream Social
In celebration of CWOW 2013, please join us from 6 - 7 p.m. in Lott Hall on the evening of June 9 for an Ice Cream Social where a slideshow of the day's activities and accomplishments will be shown. No child care will be available during the Ice Cream Social.
Sunday Morning Instructions
We will meet in the Sanctuary on Sunday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m. for a brief service before adjourning to specified rooms to get your instructions.
Family Friendly Projects
Brookwood Community: 200 volunteers
Team Leaders: Dan & Gloria Riley
We will participate in an interactive worship with these adults with functional disabilities. Afterward we will share a light snack with them as we visit. Individuals can support the community by visiting the gift shop and having lunch.
Katy Manor Apartments: 40-70 volunteers
Team Leader: Jason Trice and Kelly Johnson
We will spread joy to the children at Katy Manor with worship, crafts, a water slide and hot dogs.
SPLASH: 100-150 volunteers
Team Leaders: Whitney Peper
For children K - 5th grade and families
Assemble Bags of Grace, write compassion cards for kids in Ecuador, police and fire thank-you goodies and cards, collect books for Texas Children's Hospital, and assemble World Service Hygiene Kits. All these activities will be introduced with relevant scripture.
Kids Care Too: 20 kids, 5 adult volunteers
Team Leader: Melissa Gargani
For children K - 5th grade
Make fleece blankets for needy children.
Food Bank Beans and Rice: 50 volunteers
Team Leaders: Dianne and Jordan Wood
Assemble beans and rice for local food bank.
Cleaning Buckets: 15-20 volunteers
Team Leader: Linda Goldberg
We will assemble cleaning buckets that will go to the UMCOR storage facility and be distributed by Disaster Recovery when disasters strike.
Military Kits: 5-10 volunteers
Team Leader: TBD
Stuff backpacks for families of wounded personnel visiting their loved ones in San Antonio. We will use this project for anyone who comes on June 9 who does not have a project. Volunteers will be assisting those people.
Singing and Sharing - Chancel Choir members only: 20-50 volunteers
Team Leader: Hyeok Lee
The choir will visit Colonial Oaks and another location to uplift the spirits of the residents.
Singing and Sharing - Grace Notes: 20-30 volunteers
Team Leader: Gail Shipley
The Women's Ensemble will visit The Vineyard Church at Alexander Elementary and Cinco Alzheimer's Care Facility.
Team Leader: Tony Custer
The Men's Ensemble will be singing for the residents
of Heritage Park.
Adult/Student Work Projects
Habitat For Humanity: 40 volunteers
Team Leader: Bill Deerhake
Habitat will once again bring a flatbed truck to our parking lot with everything needed to complete a whole house. When finished, the walls will be taken back to their warehouse to be used as needed.
Pregnancy Help Center: 10 volunteers
Team Leaders: Rick & Carla Lehrmann
This facility helps people dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Our project will install deadbolts, repaint small bathroom, install speakers in training room and design/install corner desk.
Manna House: 16 volunteers
Team Leader: Keith Perry
(Sponsored by the Seekers of Christ Sunday School)
Part of Titus Community Inc. in Brookshire, Manna House is the recovery house for drug and alcohol addicts. We will redo screens around porch on coffeehouse and paint coffeehouse outside.
Krause Center: 20-40 volunteers
Team Leader: Pam Chapman
Projects at this center for troubled teens will include power washing exterior walls and deck, repainting the lobby, and removing accumulation of trash.
Prayer Quilts: 15-30 volunteers
Team Leader: Tereasa Reimer
Help make quilts to distribute to those in our congregation and community who are in need of extra care. This project is primarily for people with machine/hand sewing skills; however, there are opportunities for those without experience. If you have a working sewing machine and/or a rotary cutter, it would be helpful to bring these.
Smocks for Life : 20-45 volunteers
Team Leaders: Jan Sidle and Joan McMicken
Help make smocks for those in treatment for breast cancer. No sewing skills are required and participants are asked to please bring their own fabric scissors as we will be cutting out fabric for smocks.
Sewing Kits - UMCOR Mission: 30-40 volunteers
Team Leader: Bev Deerhake
Assemble sewing kits for distribution
through Sager Brown - Baldwin City, La.
YMCA – Camp Cinco Ranch: 100-200 volunteers
Team Leader: Edlow Schwing
A 400-acre day camp near Creech Elementary. We will do various projects to the trails and facilities. Our Boy Scout troops are encouraged to be part of this project.
HALTER: 25-40 volunteers
Team Leader: Chris Harren and Dave Brown
This is an equestrian-therapy organization for children with disabilities and at-risk teens. We will tear down a small building and possibly repair the barn and fences.
New Birth Ministries: 15-20 volunteers
Team Leader: Jim Lombardi
At this home for women in recovery located on Wood Road near Brookshire we will power wash and paint an exterior wall.
Christ Clinic: 4-6 volunteers
Team Leader: Carolyn Campbell
We will improve the facilities at this local clinic in Katy by removing stains from carpet, clean carpet, and paint some cabinetry.
Breath of Life Clinic : 4-6 volunteers
Team Leader: Victor Johnson
We will improve the facilities at this clinic on Kingsland with a built-in cabinet, shelves, and a wall to divide an area.
Danover/Armstong/Roberts Street Homes: 30-60 volunteers
Team Leader: Gregg Jones
We will go into this neighborhood in Katy and do various repairs/painting on one or two homes. We will also go throughout the neighborhood cleaning homes, yards, and lots. We will mow and trim wherever we can. Many local churches have been working in this area for the past four years. Click on the map to zoom.